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On Monday, November 21, 2022, Judge Williams was acknowledged by The Florida Patriot which is sponsored by the Broward County Board Association. The annual program honors legal veterans for their service and contributions to country and community.
On behalf of the 17th Judicial Circuit, Congratulations to you Judge Williams! Thank you for your service and for your continued dedication to serving the Broward County Community.

Saturday, November 19, 2022, was National Adoption Day at the 17th Judicial Circuit Courthouse. Approximately 30 adoptions took place at the Broward County Courthouse. The Courthouse was filled with displays with information about adoption, tables of toys and gifts for the children and much more.
Several Judges participated in the success of the event including Judge Shari Africk Olefson, Judge Hope Tieman Bristol, Judge Stacey Schulman, Judge Jose Izquierdo, Judge John Bowman and Chief Judge Jack Tuter.
The 17th Judicial Circuit congratulates all the families that adopted a child that day and wishes them all success and happiness in their new journey.

Chief Judge Jack Tuter was honored on November 18, 2022 with the unveiling of a portrait dedicated to him for his service to the Judicial System and the community of Broward County.
Chief Judge Tuter’s portrait will be displayed in Courtroom 17150 in the West Wing of the Courthouse.
Guest speakers included ABOTA-Fort Lauderdale President Eric Rosen, Broward County Commissioner Mark Bogen, and Fourth District Court of Appeals Judge Dorian K. Damoorgian.
Congratulations to you, Chief Judge Tuter, for all of your success and important contributions to the 17th Judicial Circuit!

The BSO celebrated the grand opening of their new courtroom where first appearances will be held starting November 18, 2022. The courtroom will predominantly be used for first appearances with remote proceedings.


The courtroom will also be used for Circuit Judges/Magistrates in the event of an emergency at the central courthouse.


Photographed below are Chief Judge Jack Tuter, Broward County Clerk of Courts Brenda D. Forman, Captain Latresha President, Colonel Josefa Benjamin and several other BSO officers.

Judge Barner joined the Pompano Beach Community Court and BSO to bring a holiday meal for those in need. In celebration of the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, lunch was provided for members of the Pompano Beach Community.

Judge Florence Taylor Barner was recognized by the City of Fort Lauderdale with a proclamation in celebration of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month on November 16, 2022.

Congratulations Judge Barner on your recognition and for championing the Community Court Model!

The middle school students of Henry D. Perry Education Center arrived at the 17th Judicial Circuit Courthouse for a tour and Q&A session with several judges on Tuesday, November 15th 2022.

Students were able to inquire about the role of a Staff Attorney by speaking with attorney Dharma Sierra. They also experienced a judge’s ruling firsthand as they visited Judge Michael Usan and Judge Elijah Williams in their courtrooms.

The 17th Judicial Circuit observed Veterans Day, November 11th 2022, and would like to take this opportunity to thank all veterans for their service.

Listed below in the following photos are a combination of 17th Circuit judges, employees, and family members who have served or who continue to serve.
Thank you Veterans for all you do!