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Beyond the Bench is a podcast series produced by the Florida Supreme Court.  These podcasts will give you a better understanding of how Florida's courts work and how they work for you. Shows cover a broad range of topics and are meant to be informational, educational and entertaining.

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Jan 11, 2019

Justice Barbara ParienteOn Justice Barbara Pariente's last day at the Florida Supreme Court (January 7, 2019), she sat down to reminisce about her 21 years (1997-2019) on the state's highest court. She became a national symbol in 2003 when she continued work as a Justice through breast cancer treatment, even hearing cases on live television...


Jun 27, 2018

Chief Justice Jorge Labarga passes the gavel to Chief Justice-elect Charles Canady. June 20, 2018.What does it take to run Florida's judicial branch? Justices Jorge Labarga and Charles Canady sit down to discuss the role of the chief justice and what it means to "pass the gavel" from one chief justice to the next.

Justice Labarga's two-term chief justice service ends June 30, 2018. Justice Canady begins his second...


Jun 7, 2018

Supreme Court Staff Attorneys A. Mireille Fall-Fry and Michelle BallardWhy do justices need attorneys? A. Mireille Fall-Fry and Michelle Ballard, both staff attorneys who have worked for the court for 12 and 19 years respectively, answer this question. Their unique perspectives provide insight into the daily life and work of a staff attorney at the supreme court. They serve as a resource...


Apr 27, 2018

Supreme Court Clerk's Office front counter

Deputy clerks Christie Davis and Lindsey Champion discuss their day-to-day duties and the functions of the clerk's office. The Office of the Clerk is responsible for maintaining all case files and tracking the progress of all cases through the Supreme Court. This look "behind the counter" provides an overview of...


Mar 20, 2018

Image of Supreme Court Law Library

Supreme Court Librarian Billie Blaine and Archivist Erik Robinson provide a fascinating look into the history of the law library (one of the oldest libraries in Florida), its rare book collection and the plethora of resources available to justices, court staff and the public. 

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