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Friday, February 05, 2016
YOUR NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE
THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
YOUR NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE IS .....
Congratulations to Ms. Beovides; she is 34 years old and has been a member of The Florida Bar for ten years. She began her career working for the law office of Leon Brunet. After one year, she joined Miami Dade Legal Aid and she has been an attorney working for them for the past nine years. Ms. Beovides has been a Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer since 2011. She is also a member of the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee and also the Vice-Chair of the Family Law Domestic Violence Committee of The Florida Bar. You can read Ms. Beovides' bio from the Dade Legal Aid web page by going here.
She received both her bachelor's and law degree from UM. She fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Charlie Johnson to the Circuit Court.
The other five names that went up to the Governor included: Ramiro Areces, Alexander Spicola Bokor, Karl S.H. Brown, Joe Mansfield, and Julie Nelson.
NORTH OF THE BORDER .......
No changes in the line-up of candidates that have filed to run for Circuit and County Court Judge in Miami-Dade County, but there was a big change in Broweird.
Popular sitting Judge Matthew Destry drew an opponent this week when attorney Brian Greenwald filed to run against him. Greenwald served in the Broward County PD's office for eight years. He has been in private practice as a criminal defense attorney for the past three years. Destry is the third sitting Circuit Judge in Broward to draw opposition; (also drawing opponents - Judge Stacy Ross and Judge Barbara McCarthy).
Also in Broward, they have two new Circuit Court Judges. This week, Governor Scott announced that Ernest Kollra, age 62, and Alberto Rivas, age 48, have earned appointments to the Circuit Court.
Kollra replaces Judge Lynn Rosenthal, who resigned, (in lieu of pending action by The Florida Supreme Court). He is in private practice in the areas of mobile home law, landlord/tenant, criminal defense, and business law.
Rivas replaces Judge Laura Watson, who was removed from the bench by The Florida Supreme Court. Rivas has been a member of The Florida Bar for 20 years and has been an ASA in Broward for the past nine years.
CAPTAIN OUT .......