Chief Justice Awards honor service to the legal system

first_img Chief Justice Awards honor service to the legal system January 1, 2003 Regular News Chief Justice Awards honor service to the legal systemcenter_img Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead recently recognized a number of lawyers, judges, and court employees for thier extraordinary service to the judicial branch.“We need to emphasize how much we do in the courts that is truly above and beyond the call of duty or that advances our mission in commendable ways,” Chief Justice Anstead said. “In my visits around the state, I routinely see staff, volunteers, and others who until now have been the unsung heroes of the judiciary. I want to see that they are unsung no longer.”Those recently honored include: • Mark Van Bever of Viera for exemplary work as trial court administrator of the 18th Judicial Circuit. • Bern Wiklendt of Viera for work as the 18th Judicial Circuit’s Court Technology Officer. • Indian River County Judge Paul B. Kanarek of Vero Beach for contributions as an original member of the Trial Court Budget Commission. •Doug Wilkinson, Sr., of Ft. Myers for contributions as an original member of the Trial Court Budget Commission. • Sandra Bazo of Key West for more than 30 years’ service to the courts. • Palm Beach County Judge Virginia Gay Broome for long and faithful service as a judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit. • Judge James T. Carlisle of Palm Beach County for long and faithful service as a judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit. • Judge Kenneth A. Marra of Palm Beach Count for long and faithful service as a judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit. •Judge Marvin U. Mounts, Jr., for long and faithful service as a judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit. • Mary Carrier of Bartow for service above and beyond the call of duty with Teen Court. • Judge Randall G. McDonald of Bartow for contributions as an original member of the Trial Court Budget Commission. • Sarasota County Judge Lee E. Haworth for contributions as an original member of the Trial Court Budget Commission.· • Judge Jerry R. Parker of Tampa for extraordinary contributions to the state courts as chair of the Court Technology Commission.Chief Justice’s Awards are issued as worthy recipients are identified based on nominations due at the end of each month, which are accepted electronically via the court’s Web site. This can include 10 or more years of faithful service to the courts, special contributions to the judicial branch or a local court, volunteerism, heroism, lifetime achievement, and other similar categories. Nominations must be authorized by the chief judge or court administrator, who will be contacted for verification.The Web nomination form is located on the Florida State Courts Internet page under the Supreme Court link at www.flcourts.org or at www.flm.edu/supct/ (a duplicate site).Deadlines will be the last day of each month, though awards will be issued on an ongoing basis.last_img

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