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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 […]

Natasha DePrimo Appointed to Broward County Court

Governor Rick Scott appointed Natasha DePrimo, a 38-year-old Department of Transportation attorney and UF grad, to the Broward County County to replace retiring Judge Arlene Simon Backman. Source: floridapolitics.com

Lody Jean Appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

Governor Rick Scott named Lody Jean, a 40-year-old Coral Gables attorney in private practice who got her law degree from St. Thomas University, to the Miami-Dade County Court to fill a spot opened by Judge Wendell Graham’s retirement. Source: floridapolitics.com

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