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Judges Bring Financial Literacy to Florida Veterans

Florida bankruptcy judges are on a mission to empower military veterans with financial literacy. During a series of events scheduled statewide, the judges have partnered with local legal and veterans service organizations to teach valuable skills for making educated financial decisions and avoiding deceptive credit traps.   Click Here To Read The Full Article

From the Battlefield to the Bench: Judge Steven Logan

Judge Steven P. Logan’s journey to the bench is a story of valor, perseverance, and determination. He is the subject of a new installment in the Pathways to the Bench video series in which judges talk about challenges they overcame on their way to service as a federal judge. Click Here To Read The Full […]

Bankruptcy Filings Rise 13 Percent

Total bankruptcy filings rose 13 percent, and business bankruptcies rose nearly 30 percent, in the twelve-month period ending Sept. 30, 2023. This continues a moderate rebound after more than a decade of sharply dropping totals. Click Here To Read The Full Article

Jury Service: What to Expect When Answering the Call

When a jury summons could arrive in the mail any day, it helps to know what’s fact and what’s fiction about jury service. A federal judge, juror, and two jury administrators answered frequently asked questions about jury service to dispel misconceptions about serving on a jury. Click Here To Read The Full Article

Cecilia Altonaga: First Female Cuban American Federal Judge

Chief Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga is still humbled by her appointment in 2003, becoming the first female Cuban American federal judge. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, a new video profile explores Altonaga’s Cuban heritage, her pursuit of a career in law, and her family’s defection from Cuba. Click Here To Read The Full Article

Judicial Conference Revises Policy to Expand Remote Audio Access Over Its Pre-COVID Policy

The Judicial Conference of the United States on Tuesday approved a change to its broadcast policy that expands the public’s access to civil and bankruptcy proceedings over the Judiciary’s longstanding pre-COVID policy, which prohibited all remote public access to federal court proceedings. Click Here To Read The Full Article