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Wednesday, October 02, 2019
SIX OPEN SEATS; TWO CIRCUIT AND FOUR COUNTY .....
THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE .....
THEN FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL .....
Judge John Thornton has resigned. This has resulted in an open seat on the Circuit Court.
Judge Renatha Francis has resigned, sort of. The Honorable Judge Francis was first appointed by Governor Scott to the County Court in August of 2017. Scott elevated Francis to the Circuit Court in June of 2018. On Tuesday, Governor DeSantis appointed Francis to an open seat on the Circuit Court bench in the 15th Judicial Circuit (Palm Beach County) to fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Meenu Sasser. Open seat Circuit Court.
Judge Sam Slom has resigned. Open County Court seat.
Judge William Altfield has been elevated to the Circuit Court. Open County Court seat.
Judge Gina Beovides has been elevated to the Circuit Court. Open County Court seat.
Judge Laura Shearson Cruz has been elevated to the Circuit Court. Open County Court seat.
The Eleventh Judicial Circuit JNC is going to be berry berry busy these next few months. If you ever wanted to sit on the bench, now would be a very good time to get your Application submitted. Just remember that the first two lines of your resume better read: current (or former) ASA/AUSA/AAG; Member, The Federalist Society.
CAPTAIN OUT .......