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Cary F. Rada is appointed to the Lake County Court

On December 13, 2018, Governor Rick Scott appointed Cary F. Rada to the Lake County Court. Rada, 50, of Eustis, is president of Cary Rada P.A. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University and his law degree from Stetson University. Rada fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge James Baxley. Source: […]

Ask Judge Smith: Republic or democracy?

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 “Republic or democracy? Future lawyer wants to know what’s best“. Source: […]

County Court Judge Lester Bass’ Appointment to Circuit Court Confirmed

UPDATE: On November 26, 2018, County Court Judge Lester Bass’ appointment to the Fourth Judicial Circuit was confirmed. Source: floridapolitics.com On July 26, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced his intent to appoint Judge Lester Bass to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court. Governor Rick Scott said, “Throughout his career, Judge Bass has demonstrated a commitment to […]

Ask Judge Smith: What’s your knowledge of the Electoral College?

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 What’s your knowledge of the Electoral College. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

County Court Judge Carlos Guzman Appointed to Eleventh Judicial Circuit

Governor Rick Scott appointed County Court Judge Carlos Guzman to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit to the seat previously held by Circuit Judge Ariana Fajardo Oshan. Guzman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and his J.D. degree from Villanova University. Prior to his appointment in 2012, he served as the chief assistant statewide […]

County Court Judge Alexander Bokor Appointed to Eleventh Judicial Circuit

Governor Rick Scott appointed Miami-Dade County Court Judge Alexander Bokor to the circuit seat previously held by Stephen Millan. Bokor earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to his appointment to the county court in 2016, Bokor was an assistant county attorney for […]

Paige Hardy Gillman Appointed to Palm Beach County Court

On Friday, November 16, 2018, Governor Rick Scott appointed Paige Hardy Gillman to replace Palm Beach County Judge Dana Santino. Gillman earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida. She was formerly a litigation associate at the West Palm Beach firm Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas and Weiss. Gillman will preside over […]

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