EXTENSION OF TIME PERIODS UNDER ALL FLORIDA RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR BROWARD COUNTY IN THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
AS OF OCTOBER 12, 2020, THE SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURTS AND BROWARD COUNTY’S COURTHOUSES ARE NOW IN PHASE 2 OF COURT OPERATIONS.
Please visit the link below frequently for updates regarding the current status of the Courts and the Coronavirus: Updated 10/15/2020
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage, the Broward County Bar Association and the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association held a virtual “Behind the Gavel” event, in honor and celebration of our county’s Hispanic judges in mid-September. Judge Marina Garcia-Wood was recognized as a Trailblazer, for her role in founding the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association in 1989. She and other colleagues established the organization with the aim to promote judicial diversity and the interests of Hispanic lawyers. It was the first of its kind in Broward County.
The Broward Bar also hosted “The Florida Jurist: Recognizing Hispanic Excellence,” a virtual statewide event conducted jointly with other bar associations throughout Florida, in honoring Hispanic Judicial excellence. Our own Judge Robert Diaz was one of the judges honored for his many years on the bench and for his zealous work mentoring and teaching.
To watch Behind the Gavel: A Celebration of Broward Hispanic Judges, and see their personal interviews, click here: https://www.browardbar.org/2020-behind-the-gavel/
Congratulations to Magistrate Allana Robinson Woods who was chosen as one of Legacy South Florida’s “40 Under 40’s” honorees! She was featured on the publication’s August 12 cover. Read more here: https://issuu.com/miamediagrp/docs/legacy-southflorida-40under40-2020
The Washington Post recently published an article about innovative methods to proceed with jury trials amid the current pandemic. Click here to read the article.