Click here to read “Broward courthouse wings to be named for Coral Springs mayor and county’s first black judge” in the Sun Sentinel newspaper.
Judge Schiff is in his 22nd year as a county court judge, and he has been a volunteer faculty member for the National Judicial College for the past 12 years. In addition to being on the faculty for the NJC, he serves as a judicial educator for the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies; Florida New Judges College; and Florida DUI/Traffic Adjudication program.
Judge Florence Barner recently had her portrait added to a neighborhood mural honoring Broward’s black legal pioneers. The mural, located on Sistrunk Boulevard across from Henry’s sandwich shop, features many of the pioneers that were honored earlier this year at the “Celebration of the Black Legal Community, Broward’s Legal Firsts” event hosted at the central courthouse.
On Friday, November 9, 2018, the Seventeenth Circuit hosted the investiture ceremony for Judge N. Hunter Davis. Family, friends, and colleagues were on hand to celebrate the occasion. Judge Davis’ wife and son robed him. Appointed to the Circuit bench in September by Governor Rick Scott, Judge Davis works in the Family division.
The Broward County Bar Association hosted a Probate Bench, Clerk and Bar Roundtable event on Thursday, November 8 in the jury room at the Central Courthouse. Panelists including Judge Peter M. Weinstein, Judge Charles M. Greene, Judge Mily Powell, Magistrate Yves Laventure and representatives from the Staff Attorneys and Clerk’s office, discussed ways to work together to improve the efficiency of probate and estate administration in the Seventeenth Circuit.
Over the weekend, Judge Florence Barner and her husband spoke at a Youth at Risk Panel at the House of God Church in Pompano Beach.
Chief Judge Tuter was recently featured in an article published in U.S. News and World Reports discussing community courts. A community court developed by the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, the City of Fort Lauderdale, and various local service providers is scheduled to begin in the City of Fort Lauderdale in January 2019.
To read the U.S. News and World Reports article, click here.
More than 250 people attended last week’s Eleventh Annual Unified Family Court Summit, spending the day learning about the impact, latest interventions and local resources available pertaining to the opioid crisis. Speakers from around the country spoke to attendees about this mounting drug crisis, providing the latest innovations and research data in dealing with addictions in general and specifically in working with those afflicted by the opioid crisis. Participants of the summit included judges, case managers, attorneys, mediators, mental health professionals, child protective investigators, probation officers, guardian ad litems, school counselors, suicide prevention coordinators and child advocates.
This weekend, Judge Melinda Brown, Judge Kathleen McHugh and Judge Stacey Schulman (dressed as Thor), participated in the 15th Annual Miles for Smiles event for Broward Children’s Center.
This weekend, Judge Florence Barner spoke to the paralegal eagles club at Broward College.
The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit and the Broward County Bar Association will host the robing ceremony for new Circuit Court Judge N. Hunter Davis on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the Jury Assembly Room. The event is free to attend, and open to the public. To register, click here.