Never Contemplated

Never Contemplated

The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism presents Never Contemplated, a candid discussion with female judges from across the state about gender bias, professionalism, and civility in the judicial system, hosted by Judge Hetal Desai. Disclaimer: The views expressed by the participants of this program are their own and do not represent the views of, nor are they endorsed by The Florida Bar, their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, or representatives. None of the content should be considered legal advice. As always, consult a lawyer.

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March 11, 2022 33 min
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In this episode of Never Contemplated, Judge Desai welcomes former judge and current Secretary of the Agency for Healthcare Administration, Simone Marstiller who discusses her diverse background and strong roots in public service.

If you’d like to follow Secretary Marstiller on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMarstiller

This podcast has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department for 0.5 hours of Professional...

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January 7, 2022 34 min

In this episode, Judge Meg Kerr discusses her unique background and path to the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims, where she is assigned to Worker's Compensation cases. She emphasizes the importance of building relationships and making connections with colleagues and staff in order to be stronger professionally and to balance mental and emotional health and combat stress.

References:
The Florida Bar Mental Health and Wellne...

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In this episode of Never Contemplated, Judge Desai welcomes Judge Sheri Chappell who discusses the importance of mentoring and always striving to be above the adversarial process.

https://www.floridabar.org/prof/pmentor/

https://home.innsofcourt.org/mentoring

https://home.innsofcourt.org/AIC_PDFs/Mentoring/30245_Activity_Model_Mentoring_Program.pdf

This podcast has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department ...

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In this episode of Never Contemplated, Judge Desai welcomes Justice Jamie Grosshans who is currently Florida's only sitting female Supreme Court Justice to discuss her path to the bench.

This podcast has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department for 0.5 hours of Professionalism CLE credit. Course #5632. 

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Join us as we open Season Two with two amazing sisters on the bench. Our host, The Honorable Hetal Desai, explores the careers of Southern District judges, Beth Bloom and Robin Rosenberg who share their paths to the bench which led to their collaboration and development of the nationally recognized “Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions” program. 

This podcast has been approved for 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course #5588...

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Join us as we wrap up Season One with the ultimate legal professionalism #girlsquad! Our host, The Honorable Hetal Desai, delves deep into the careers of female judges who serve in The Florida Bar's Standing Committee on Professionalism (SCOP). Be inspired and motivation by the paths of Judges Miesha Darrough, Gisela Then Laurent, Daliah Weiss, Patricia Barksdale and Carolyn Bell.

This podcast has been approved for 1.5 hours of ...

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Judge Howard shares her journey to the bench as well as her passion for performing Naturalization Ceremonies and promoting Civics education.

This podcast has been approved for 1 hour of General CLE Credit, 0.5 hours of Bias Elimination Credit, and 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course #4600.

References: Judge Marcia Morales Howard Honored with Hoeveler Judicial Professionalism Award, Judge Marcia Morales Howard honored by The ...

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The Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism welcomes Judge Patricia Seitz, the first female Florida Bar President to discuss how to shatter glass ceilings.

This podcast has been approved for 1 hour of General CLE Credit, 0.5 hours of Bias Elimination Credit, and 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course #4501.

References: Judge Seitz interview for the Center’s Historical Video Series; Pro Bono Matters website; Judge Patricia Seitz...

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Judge Costello shares her journey to the bench and the importance of mentoring and giving back.

Judge Costello's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessGCostello
Judge Desai's Twitter: https://twitter.com/JudgeDesai
Florida Children and Youth Cabinet: https://www.flgov.com/cyc-members/

This podcast has been approved for 1 hour of General CLE Credit, 0.5 hours of Bias Elimination Credit, and 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course...

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Judge Ashenafi Richardson shares her trailblazing story of being a first generation immigrant attorney and her path to the bench.

This podcast has been approved for 1 hour of General CLE Credit, 0.5 hours of Bias Elimination Credit, and 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course #4315.

References: Minorities in the Legal Profession, Florida Bar issue paper; Helping First-Generation Lawyers Thrive, Law Practice Today article; How She...

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Judge Andrea Wolfson discusses the importance of civility, congeniality and community in the legal profession.

REFERENCES:

Friendship between Justices Scalia and Ginsberg:

  • What we can learn from Ginsburg’s friendship with my father, Antonin Scalia - The Washington Post
  • Ginsburg And Scalia: 'Best Buddies' - NPR
  • Article about a Prison’s Book Club similar to the one referenced by Judge Wolfson: 

  • Success Inside and Out: A Program for...
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    September 15, 2020 34 min

    The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism welcomes Judge Rachel Nordby to share her experience and advice on balancing family and the bench.

    This podcast has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department for 1 hour of General CLE Credit, 0.5 hours of Bias Elimination Credit, and 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course #4141.

    References: Justice, Interrupted, Bradwell v People of State of ...

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    September 4, 2020 3 min

    From The Florida Bar's Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism comes a new podcast about gender bias in the judiciary and the practice of law.

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