The investiture of Judge Gina Hawkins took place Friday, February 8, in a jury room packed with friends, family, and co-workers. Chief Judge Jack Tuter swore Judge Hawkins in, and her family robed her. Judge Hawkins was appointed by former Governor Rick Scott and presides in the Family division of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit.
Congratulations Judge Hawkins!
Dozens of lawyers and judges volunteered to judge and be jurors for each trial round of the 2019 Florida Law Related Education Mock Trial Competition on February 8 , 2019, held in the Broward County central courthouse. Eleven schools competed this year and the winners were:
1st Place: American Heritage, 2nd Place: Fort Lauderdale High School, 3rd Place: Stoneman Douglas High School
Several judges took part in a Judicial Roundtable Discussion on Friday, February 1, for first-year students in Nova Southeastern’s Shepard Broad College of Law program. The topic was The Importance of Professionalism in Adversarial Legal Writing and the students heard presentations from the judges and then took part in break-out groups for deeper discussion.
Thanks to Judge Towbin Singer, Judge Williams, Judge Levenson and Judge Diaz for their participation!