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Ask Judge Smith: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Leon County Court Judge Layne Smith is writing a series of columns in the Tallahassee Democrat to help the public answer common questions about the court process such as civics, history, the constitution, criminal law, civil law, and legal procedure. Read his recent column “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly“. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Darrell R. Hill Appointed to Hendry County Court

Governor Scott named Darrell R. Hill to the Hendry County Court. Hill, 54, of Labelle, is an attorney with Darrell R. Hill and a magistrate for the 20th Judicial Circuit for southwest Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Samford University. Hill fills the vacancy created […]

Christine Bandin Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On October 5, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Christine Bandin to the Miami-Dade County Court. Bandin, 39, of Coral Gables, is a partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and law degree from the University of Miami. Bandin fills the vacancy created by the […]

Raul A. Cuervo Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On October 5, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Raul A. Cuervo to the Miami-Dade County Court. Cuervo, 63, of Miami, is an attorney and shareholder at Carlton, Fields, Jorden, Burt, P.A. He received both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Florida. Cuervo fills the vacancy created by the […]

Luis Perez-Medina Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On October 5, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Luis Perez-Medina to the Miami-Dade County Court. Perez-Medina, 58, is an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. He received both his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Florida International University. Perez-Medina fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Dawn […]

Ask Judge Smith: County Court is the Little Engine That Could

Leon County Court Judge Layne Smith is writing a series of columns in the Tallahassee Democrat to help the public answer common questions about the court process such as civics, history, the constitution, criminal law, civil law, and legal procedure. Read his recent column in the Tallahassee Democrat. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Ask Judge Smith: Jigsaw justice: Piecing elements of trials together

Leon County Court Judge Layne Smith is writing a series of columns in the Tallahassee Democrat to help the public answer common questions about the court process such as civics, history, the constitution, criminal law, civil law, and legal procedure. Read his recent column in the Tallahassee Democrat. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Ask Judge Smith: Out with the old and in with the new

Leon County Court Judge Layne Smith is writing a series of columns in the Tallahassee Democrat to help the public answer common questions about the court process such as civics, history, the constitution, criminal law, civil law, and legal procedure. Read his recent column in the Tallahassee Democrat. Source: Tallahassee Democrat