Veterans Amnesty Court moves mountains

The men and women arrived by the vanload, accompanied by family or friends, some with nothing more than a backpack filled with their worldly possessions. Besides being fellow veterans, they shared a common mission – the need to remove an obstacle. The obstacles for some are minor inconveniences and easily remedied, but for others, these particular obstacles might as well be mountains.

Administrative Order 2020-19.3

Twelfth Judicial Circuit Creates Problem-Solving Court Division

Chief Judge Kimberly C. Bonner has entered Administrative Order 2020-19.3 that will merge all treatment/specialty courts into one new super division that we are calling the Problem-Solving Court and Criminal Administrative Division “P,” effective January 4, 2021. The Problem-Solving Court Division judge will be dedicated full-time to the administration of problem-solving courts in the circuit as well as the felony divisions within the circuit.

Chief Judge Kimberly C. Bonner and Trial Court Administrator Kim Miller

Court, county leaders break ground on new court facility

“It was a long time coming,” is how Twelfth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Kimberly C. Bonner described the process for getting a new court facility. Judge Bonner, Trial Court Administrator Kim Miller, and Senior Deputy Court Administrator Alana Monge attended the official groundbreaking ceremony this morning on the site of the new court building in Venice.

Court staff celebrate certification as public managers

For the past two years, former HR Manager and current Chief Deputy Court Administrator Tiffany Hammill, Court Guardianship Monitor Dana Yawn, and Law Librarian Bailey Smith have steadily worked to earn a public manager certificate through Florida State University's Florida Center for Public Management.