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New Mediation Pilot Program for Landlord-Tenant Disputes

In an effort to make it easier for landlords and their tenants to resolve their disputes without the tenant being evicted, the Sixth Judicial Circuit is launching a six-month pilot program whose aim is to encourage mediation. Pinellas County Court Judges Edwin Jagger and Lorraine Kelly will participate in the pilot program. Read more about […]

Erin Perry Appointed Duval County Court Judge

On January 7, 2019, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Erin Perry to be Duval County’s new judge. Perry, 37, was an assistant state attorney in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. She replaces former Duval County Court Judge Lester Bass, who was appointed by Scott to fill a vacancy on the Fourth Circuit bench created by the resignation […]

Robert Watson Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On January 7, 2019, Robert Watson was appointed to the Miami-Dade County Court. Watson, 47, of Miami, is a Principal with Kobre & Kim LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from Stanford Law School. Watson fills the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Alex Bokor. Source: flgov.com

Natalie Moore Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On January 7, 2019, Natalie Moore was appointed to the Miami-Dade County Court. Moore, 38, of Cooper City, is an Assistant State Attorney and Training Director in the State Attorney’s Office for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. She received her bachelor’s, master’s, and law degrees from the University of Florida. Moore fills the vacancy created by […]

Carly Wish Appointed to Orange County Court

On January 4, 2019, Carly Wish was appointed a county court judge for Orange County. Wish, 42, is a staff attorney at the Ninth Judicial Circuit. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa and her law degree from Barry University School of Law. Wish fills the vacancy created by the elevation of […]

Ask Judge Smith: Inquests of the dead implicate drugs

Read his recent column Inquests of the dead implicate drugs. 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. Source: Tallahassee Democrat