Chief Judge Jack Tuter has entered an Administrative Order requiring that masks be worn in all public areas of Broward County’s courthouses, including courtrooms. This rule is effective beginning Monday, August 2, 2021. The order can be found here: http://www.17th.flcourts.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2021-36-Temp.pdf
Judge Robert Lee was recognized by the Conference of County Court Judges with the Judge Amy Karan Award, which honors the legacy of Judge Karan and her special contributions to the judiciary and the legal system. This special award recognizes a judge who educates, works with, or otherwise encourages stakeholders in their public service, and is a visionary to improve the legal system in a manner consistent with the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. This judge’s work enhances the efficiency of service within the legal system, improves the development of new law, and this judge is constantly willing to innovate as the law requires. Congratulations to Judge Lee on receiving this well deserved award.