The Minority Bar Associations’ Estate Planning and Drafting Seminar 2020 this past Saturday was filled to capacity as more than 120 attorneys gathered at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law to attend the full-day “How To Set Up a Successful Planning and Drafting Practice: Introduction to Wills and Trusts Drafting” course. The free event was designed to improve basic skills necessary to draft wills, trusts, living wills and powers of attorney. Presenters included Broward County probate Judges Kenneth Gillespie and Mark Speiser, Miami-Dade County probate Judge Celeste Muir and attorneys Rohan Kelley, Tae Kelley Bronner and Duane L. Pinnock.


The Susan Aramony Clothing Closet is open for business again! After countless hours of cleaning, reorganizing, and re-designing, the Closet is once again available to members of the community who are involved in the court system and need something special for their wardrobe, whether it be a suit for a job interview or a dress for a school dance.
As always, donations of clothing (clean and on hangers please) and shoes and accessories are gratefully accepted!


Judges Navarro, Perlman and Frink were panelists at the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ 2020 Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference this past Friday January 10, 2020.


Judges Weekes, Rothschild, and Schulman along with retired Judges Rothschild and Weinstein volunteered at a Bnai Brith Justice Unit event at the Borger Senior Residences in the city of Sunrise on 1/12/2020.


The administrative office of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit has several new position openings. Click here to check out our Employment Opportunities.

Stephanie Matalon was sworn in on Thursday, January 2, as the Seventeenth Circuit’s newest Magistrate. Judge Bristol, Administrative Judge for the Unified Family Court, swore-in the new magistrate and welcomed her to the Family division, in which she will be serving.