Judge Barner and the Community Court Graduates

Judge Florence Taylor Barner shared in the excitement with several graduates of the Community Court for the City of Fort Lauderdale program on Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

As the participants were congratulated for their dedication to completing the program, they were given certificates, confirming that they had followed through with the Community Court’s orders and were now ready to continue on their journey to a better life.
Investitures of Judge Avalos and Judge Tynan

The 17th Circuit held the Investitures of Judges Catalina Avalos and Kevin P. Tynan on Friday, April 5, 2024. Attendees included people from the Broward County community, their friends and family, and colleagues.

Both judges shared stories about their journeys to the bench and thanked their loved ones for all their support and encouragement.
Pathways to Careers in Law visits the 17th Circuit

On Friday, April 5, 2024, students from the “Pathways to a Career in Law” program from Fort Lauderdale High School visited the 17th Circuit courthouse. Through the program, students continue to learn in depth about legal professions and the American judicial system.

The group of students visited and spoke with Judges Betsy Benson, Robert F. Diaz, Kenneth A. Gottlieb, and Chief Judge Jack Tuter. After speaking with each judge, the students attended the Investitures of Judges Catalina Avalos and Kevin P. Tynan.
Judge Moon Attends International Conference to End Violence against Women

Judge Stefanie C. Moon represented the 17th Circuit for the Florida Contingency of the End Violence Against Women International conference in San Diego, California on Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is an organization that works closely with law enforcement and community partners to keep the general public safe from gender-based violence through education and compassion based trainings.