The 17th Judicial Circuit’s Chief Judge Jack Tuter and Broward Clerk of Courts Brenda Forman have released a joint statement regarding an ongoing jury duty scam that has been reported in South Florida.
To view the full statement in detail, please click on the link below:
Judge Ari Abraham Porth and Retired Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld were celebrated by the Broward County Bar Association on Thursday, May 18, 2023 in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month.
It was the Broward Bar and Justice Unit’s 2nd Annual Pursuers of Justice Awards. Judge Porth received the Tzedek Award and Retired Judge Streitfeld received the Tzaddik Award Lifetime Achievement.
Congratulations to you both on these distinguished honors!
The Honorable Melinda Brown held a Lunch and Learn with the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association on Monday, June 5, 2023. The lunches are an opportunity to highlight a different Judge from the 17th Circuit each month.
The Young Lawyers Section continues to coordinate these events as a way to connect members of the judiciary with lawyers who are still within their first five years of practicing law.
The Honorable Florence Taylor Barner spoke at a presentation for the Florida
Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Officers. Judge Barner spoke
about the impact of Haitians and Haitian Americans on the legal profession in
celebration of Haitian Heritage Month.
On May 25, 2023, the Honorable Florence Taylor Barner moderated an interview with Justice
John Daniel Couriel for a seminar titled “Practicing with Professionalism”.
Justice Couriel, who is the 90th Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, was being interviewed on
the topic of professionalism with new lawyers as part of the bar’s practicing with
professionalism requirement. Additional topics discussed ranged from civility, decorum in and
out of the courtroom, and mentorship.