The 17th Judicial Circuit was featured in a video from Forever Families that highlights some special moments that took place on National Adoption Day at the 17th Circuit Courthouse.
Forever Families is a non-profit television program that supports children and teens in the foster care system. For a full view of the video, click on the link below:
The Judicial Assistants of the 17th Circuit gathered for a festive holiday photo with ugly sweaters and a smile.
The photo is usually taken annually in honor of the holiday season.
Judge Florence Taylor Barner and Attorney Anisha Acthanah were the hosts of the Broward County Bar Association’s Mentorship View from the Bench Panel, which was a three part series featuring judges from various circuits. Judges were able to answer specific questions about their experience on the bench and best practices.
Judges Chris Brown, Catalina Avalos, George Odom, Jr., Daniel A. Casey, Fabinne E. Fahnestock, Jackie Powell, Kathleen McCarthy, and Stacy Ross all participated in the panel representing the 17th Judicial Circuit.
The Honorable Jackie Powell was invited to be the keynote speaker at the induction of Lauderdale Lakes Middle School’s Chapter of the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders program, and Boyd Anderson High School
Chapter of 5,000 Role Model. Judge Powell also administered the oath to the inductees of the Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders program.
Both programs have been created for Broward County students to have an opportunity to learn about the importance of mentorship, and to be able to become a role model for their community and peers.
The Honorable Florence Taylor Barner was a guest speaker for over six hundred high school
students at the FBI Miami Citizens Academy Alumni Association Youth Summit on Friday,
December 1, 2023.
The summit is held to bring students together from the tri-county area who participate in this
program and gives them the opportunity to learn about law enforcement and a potential career
in the field.