Celebrating a Decade of Broward’s Veterans Court

Ten years ago this summer, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit began its Veterans Court, offering rehabilitative services to veterans of the armed forces who are accused of certain crimes. Friday, July 22, 2022, a ceremony marking the occasion was held in the Judicial Complex and included opening remarks from Chief Judge Jack Tuter, the Pledge of Allegiance led by Judge Elijah Williams, and speeches presented by Judge Edward Merrigan, presiding Judge of Veterans Court, Keynote Speaker James Heaton, Esq., senior director of Mission United and Dr. Giovanna Delgado, Psy. D., Assistant Chief of Psychology of Miami VA Healthcare System.

To-date, the program has helped more than 1,000 veterans in our community; more than 200 are currently participating in the Veterans Court program.

Conference of County Court Judges of Florida 2022

Many of the Seventeenth Circuit’s County Court Judges attended this year’s Conference of County Court Judge of Florida, held mid-July in Bonita Springs, Florida. It is an annual conference that offers continuing education classes for County judges across the state. Florida’s Chief Justice Carlos Muniz swore in the Honorable Kenneth Gottlieb as this this year’s President of the Conference.

Judge Gottlieb and Judge DeLuca Recognized at Conference of County Court Judges

Congratulations to Judges Gottlieb and DeLuca who were honored at this week’s Conference of County Judges. Judge Gottlieb was sworn in as incoming President of the Conference of County Court Judges and Judge DeLuca received the Harvey Ford award, the highest recognition the conference bestows on one of their members.
Congratulations to Judges Gottlieb and DeLuca and the entire county court bench for their outstanding work!
Judge Solomon and Judge Robinson Recognized by Broward County Bar Association

Congratulations to Judge Mindy Solomon, this year’s recipient of the Stephen R. Booher Award, and Judge Michael Robinson, this year’s recipient of the Executive Director Award, presented this past weekend at the Broward County Bar Association’s annual installation reception!
The Stephen R. Booher Award recognizes jurists who display humanity, integrity, and dedication to the Bench, Bar, and Community. Judge Solomon has demonstrated all those traits, and more, during her 12-year tenure on the County Court bench.
The Executive Director Award is given to a judge or lawyer who has exemplified leadership and service to the Bar and the community. Judge Robinson has served as the judicial liaison for two years and has been an active leader for numerous law-related community projects during that time.