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County Canvassing Board; Duties

A county court judge serves as the Chair of the Canvassing Board in each county. Florida Statute 102.141 sets forth the duties of the Canvassing Board.

Ask Judge Smith: Doubting Thomas and the Pledge of Allegiance

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 “Doubting Thomas and the Pledge of Allegiance“. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

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 […]

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