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Judge Robert Diaz Receives Florida's Highest County Court Judicial Honor

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The Conference of County Court Judges of Florida awarded Broward County Judge Robert F. Diaz the Harvey Ford Award at its annual conference in July, 2017.
As the highest honor bestowed on a county court judge by the Conference of County Court Judges, the Harvey Ford Award recognizes a county court judge who has demonstrated the highest level of service to the community, the legal profession, and to the Conference of County Court Judges of Florida.
Judge Diaz was appointed and elected in 1992, and again in 2012. He serves at the Broward County Central courthouse in the misdemeanor criminal division. Some of Judge Diaz's accomplishments include the following:
•Received the "Adjunct Professor of the Year" 2017 for Nova Law School where he has taught the Street Law Program for 26 years.

•Voted the Law Related Education Judge of the Year by the Florida Bar in 1996.

•Served as a volunteer faculty member for Florida's New Judges College, training new judges for 23 years.

•Visits at least 15 high schools and middle schools each year to expose students to law and the justice system.

•Helped create the Broward Young Lawyers for Literacy program where young lawyers help 1st and 2nd grade students learn to read.    

 The award is named for Broward County Judge Harvey Ford, who died in 1995, and was known for his outstanding and dedicated community and professional service.

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Broward County Bar Association Honors Three Circuit Judges

The Broward County Bar Association honored three circuit judges from the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit at its Annual Installation Gala Dinner on June 17, 2017. Congratulations to Judge Weinstein, Judge Tuter and Judge Haury!

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Chief Judge Peter M.Weinstein received the Executive Director's Award, given "In Recognition and Appreciation for Your Outstanding Commitment, Loyalty and Service to the Bar and Legal Community"

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Judge Jack Tuter received the Stephen R. Booher Award, given “In Recognition and Appreciation for Your Humanity, Integrity, and Dedication to the Bench, Bar and Community”

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Judge William Haury received the President's Award, given "In Recognition and Appreciation for Your Outstanding Commitment, Loyalty and Service to the Bar and Legal Community"

 

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New West Courthouse Tower Dedication Ceremony

The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit celebrated the dedication ceremony of its new, 20-story courthouse tower on May 11, 2017. The west tower is now fully operational!

GO1


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Judge Schiff Book Receives New Award

Baseball and the Law: Cases and Materials, a law school textbook co-authored by the Seventeenth Circuit’s Judge Louis Schiff, was recently honored with a 2017 Research Award by the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). The award honors outstanding research projects that have “significantly expanded our knowledge or understanding of baseball…” as decided by a three-judge panel within SABR. A world-wide organization, SABR boasts many major and minor league baseball officials, broadcasters and writers, as well as numerous former players. Primarily, the membership consists of "just plain fans" — anyone interested in baseball can join. While the original purpose of SABR was to band together baseball historians, statisticians and researchers, it is not necessary to engage in research to become a member.

Well done, Judge Schiff!

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