Frozen theme Halloween

DeSoto County is Frozen for Halloween

For Halloween this year Desoto County Judge Danielle Brewer and her JA, Magan, went all out and decorated their offices in a Frozen theme, and then invited local school children to visit and trick-or-treat on the 31st .  Pictured are Magan (Anna), Judge Brewer (Elsa), Magan’s daughter, Evie (Marshmallow), and foreign exchange student Frida (Olaf), who is visiting from Germany.

Thomas M. Gallen awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Thomas M. Gallen awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

Retired circuit judge Thomas M. Gallen was awarded the 11th Annual Edgar H. Price Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award by Manatee County Rural Health Services Foundation.  In recognition of this award, the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed October 25, 2018 as Judge Tom Gallen Jr. Day.

Judge Lee E. Haworth Self Help Center and Law Library

The 12th Judicial Circuit’s Judge Lee E. Haworth Self Help Center and Law Library on the first floor of the Silvertooth Judicial Center, Sarasota, had its Grand Opening on October 24 and is available to assist citizens. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The office is equipped with computers that offer legal research capabilities, as well as legal reference books and forms to assist litigants that are representing themselves in Family Court proceedings

Judge Haworth Receives NSDAR Medal of Honor

Judge Haworth Receives NSDAR Medal of Honor

Judge Haworth receives the Sara DeSoto Chapter’s Daughters of the American Revolution 2018 NSDAR Medal of Honor.  The Medal of Honor is NSDAR’s highest award for citizens who have shown leadership, trustworthiness, patriotism, and service.

Troop 111 & Judge Iten

Judge Iten Receives Live Oak Award

On April 5, 2018, the Manatee District of Boy Scouts of America awarded to Brian Iten the Live Oak Award.  It was formally presented to Judge Iten at the Troop 111 Court of Honor on May 21, 2018. 

Judge Fred Mercurio Presents Dr. Gregory Firestone with the Chief Judge's Award

Dr. Gregory Firestone Receives the Chief Judge's Award

Dr. Gregory Firestone with Judge Fred Mercurio after receiving the Chief Judge’s Award In Recognition of Outstanding Mediation and Conflict Resolution Services Rendered to the Homeowners and the Court During the Foreclosure Crisis 2010-2017.  The award was presented by Senior Judge Lee Haworth on behalf of Chief Judge Charles E. Williams and the 12th Circuit Court at the Sarasota County Bar Association meeting on March 22, 2018.

Civil Rights History Lecture at Booker High School

Civil Rights History Lecture at Booker High School

Chief Judge Charles E. Williams and Attorney Dan Dannheisser lecture  students about Civil Rights  History at Booker High School in preparation for We Are Sarasota - a multimedia event to be held April 30th at the Sarasota Opera House. This event will celebrate the role of the law and the courts in diversity and inclusion through, dance, music and drama

Judge Terri Kaklis-Dees and Chief Judge Charles E. Williams with GAAP participants

Bridging the G.A.A.P. Conversation

On March 14, 2018 Judge Terri Kaklis-Dees and Chief Judge Charles E. Williams  moderated the Bridging the G.A.A.P.(Gaining Appreciation by Adjusting Perspectives) Conversation.