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Ayana Harris appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On December 16, 2019, Ayana Harris was appointed to the Miami-Dade County court. Harris, of Hialeah, is an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Florida. She previously served as the Assistant Public Defender in the Eleventh Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and her law degree from […]

Julie Harris Nelson appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On December 16, 2019, Julie Harris Nelson was appointed to the Miami-Dade County Court. Nelson, of Miami, is a partner at ROIG Lawyers. She is a litigator who started her practice as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from St. Thomas […]

Elisabeth Espinosa appointed to Miami-Dade County Court

On December 16, 2019, Elisabeth Espinosa was appointed to the Miami-Dade County Court. Espinosa, of Miami, is an attorney at Cole, Scott and Kissane. She previously served as an Assistant State Attorney for the 13th Circuit State Attorney’s Office. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her law degree from Stetson […]

Judge Robert Watson appointed to Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court

On December 16, 2019, Judge Robert Watson, County Court Judge for Miami-Dade County, was appointed to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. Watson, of Coral Gables, is a Miami-Dade County Court Judge. He previously served as an attorney at Kobre and Kim LLP and as an Assistant United States Attorney. He received his bachelor’s degree from […]

Judge Christina DiRaimondo appointed to Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court

On December 16, 2019, Judge Christina DiRaimondo, County Court Judge for Miami-Dade County, was appointed to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. DiRaimondo, of Biscayne Park, is a Miami-Dade County Court Judge. She previously served as the Assistant State Attorney for the Eleventh Circuit Court. She received her bachelor’s degree from Iona College and her law […]

Judge Ramiro Areces appointed to Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court

On December 16, 2019, Judge Ramiro Areces, County Court Judge for Miami-Dade County, was appointed to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. Areces, of Coral Gables, is a Miami-Dade County Court Judge. He previously served as a solo practitioner. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and his law degree from the University of […]

New Video on Preparing for Your Day in Civil Court

Here’s a link to a new video from the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice to offer guidance to self-represented litigants preparing to file or answer a civil complaint. Source: Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice

Ask Judge Smith: Get legal advice; make a will to help your family

Read Judge Smith’s recent Ask Judge Smith column Get legal advice; make a will to help your family. 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

Steve Berlin appointed to Pinellas County Court

On November 26, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Steve Berlin to the Pinellas County Court. Pinellas County is located within the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Berlin, of St. Petersburg, has been a litigator for Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell since 2017. Previously, he was an Army Judge Advocate while he served as a Lieutenant […]