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Ramiro Christen Areces Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On May 21, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Ramiro Christen Areces to the Miami-Dade County Court. Areces, 35, of Coral Gables, is a solo practitioner, and previously practiced with Jorden Burt, LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and his law degree from the University of Miami. Areces fills […]

Elijah A. Levitt Appointed to the Miami-Dade County Court

On May 21, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Elijah A. Levitt to the Miami-Dade County Court. Levitt, 39, of Miami, is a solo practitioner. He previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and as an Assistant State Attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. He received […]

County Court Judge Gerald Hill II Appointed to the Tenth Judicial Circuit

On April 28, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Judge Gerald Hill II to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court. Hill, 43, of Lakeland, currently serves as a County Court Judge for Polk County, and previously was in private practice. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, his law degree from St. Thomas […]

Alissa M. Ellison Appointed to Hillsborough County Court

On April 6, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Alissa M. Ellison to the Hillsborough County Court. Ellison, 37 of Tampa, is a shareholder at GrayRobinson, P.A. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Ellison fills the vacancy created by the […]

Judicial Campaign Conduct Forums

The Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar Board of Governors, in concert with the state’s trial court chief judges and the Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, regularly schedule campaign conduct forums for all candidates seeking election or re-election to judicial office. Visit Judicial Campaign Conduct Forums for more information. See also forums schedule and […]

Ask Judge Smith: Explaining the judicial process

Leon County Court Judge Layne Smith is writing a series of columns 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 first column in the Tallahassee Democrat. Source: https://www.tallahassee.com/

Christina DiRaimondo Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On February 9, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Christina DiRaimondo to the Miami-Dade County Court. DiRaimondo, 33, of Biscayne Park, is an Assistant State Attorney in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from Iona College and her law degree from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. DiRaimondo […]

Laura Shearon Cruz Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On February 9, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Laura Shearon Cruz to the Miami-Dade County Court. Cruz, 39, of Coral Gables, is an Assistant State Attorney in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s and law degrees from Tulane University. Cruz fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Ivonne […]

Chris Miller Appointed to Volusia County Court

On February 9, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Arthur Christian “Chris” Miller to the Volusia County Court. Miller, 38, of Daytona Beach, is an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. […]

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