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Application period for court-appointed attorney registry opens May 22

Online applications will be accepted May 22 through April 30, 2024, from attorneys that wish to be on the court-appointed attorney list for the 2023/2024 period. To be sure your name is on the court-appointed list on July 1, please submit your application by June 15. This ensures your name will be included in our first submission of approved names to the Justice Administrative Commission and the Clerk of Court.

Circuit welcomes new judge to Sarasota County Court bench

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court congratulates attorney David Ryan Felix on his recent appointment to the Sarasota County Court bench. The vacancy was created when Judge Dana Moss was elevated to the Circuit Court bench. Judge-designate Felix will preside over Sarasota County Civil Divisions C and D beginning May 1st.

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Judge uses books, art to foster inclusion and kindness

Circuit Judge Charles Williams returned to the classroom to read to elementary students and led a group from the SCBA's Young Lawyers Division on a tour of a juried art exhibit. Both activities were part of Embracing Our Differences year-round program using books and art to foster conversations about inclusion, kindness and respect.

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Judge Diana Moreland set to helm circuit in July

As Judge Roberts finishes his final few months helming the Twelfth Judicial Circuit before his summer retirement, a new judge is waiting in the wings to assume the role of chief judge. Judge Diana L. Moreland was elected by the local judiciary to lead the circuit, effective July 1, 2023.

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Before you lead, grow yourself

Congratulations to DUI Court Manager Mollie Cool on her February 8th graduation from the Academy of Leadership Excellence. This year-long training combines group learning and self-study options to explore and develop key leadership skills.