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Ask Judge Smith: Boxing, wrestling and cases in controversy

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Boxing, wrestling and cases in controversy. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Ask Judge Smith: Newtonian physics and violations of probation

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Newtonian physics and violations of probation. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

County Court Judge Michelle Naberhaus Appointed to Circuit Bench

On February 21, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Michelle Naberhaus to the Eighteenth Circuit Court. The Eighteenth Circuit encompasses Brevard and Seminole Counties. Naberhaus, of Merritt Island, currently serves as a Judge of the Brevard County Court. She previously served as an Attorney for Dean Mead, P.A. She received her bachelor’s degree […]

Ask Judge Smith: Professor Plum gets a clue about attorney fees

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Professor Plum gets a clue about attorney fees. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Polk County Judge Susan Barber Multiple Award Recipient

Polk County Judge Susan Barber has been awarded the Polk County Veterans’ Counsel Superior Service Award, the Vietnam Veterans of America Special Recognition Award, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart Special Recognition Award. This presentation was made to Judge Barber for leadership, service, stewardship, and support of the Veterans Treatment Court for the […]

Ask Judge Smith: Understand the ABCs of paying attorney fees

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Understand the ABCs of paying attorney fees. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Ask Judge Smith: Becoming Lawyers

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Route to becoming lawyer tests applicant’s fitness. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Ask Judge Smith: Checks, balances and the flag burning example

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Checks, balances and the flag burning example. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat

Ask Judge Smith: The Magnificent Seven

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Sixth Amendment spells out ‘the magnificent seven’ rights. Judge Layne Smith is a Leon County Court Judge who often speaks and writes about civics, the law, and the administration of justice. Source: Tallahassee Democrat