The Administrative Role of the Judges and Its Impact on the Practice of Law
Working in the third busiest appellate circuit in the United States and in the busiest district courts in the nation is not an easy task for practitioners and the judiciary. Heavy case loads require our judges to perform roles that extend well beyond legal matters. Our wonderful panelists will provide a peek behind the curtain discussing their roles as administrators of the courts and the way some of their decisions affect the day-to-day of the practitioners in the area. The discussion will include broad topics such as the role of the United States Judicial Conference in designing changes to ease the burden of our judiciary, and, at a more local level, the challenges faced by our judges to meet their commitment to impart justice in an efficient and expeditious manner.
The panelists will include:
Chief Judge William Pryor Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Judge Mary Scriven, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and Administrative Judge for the Tampa Division
Magistrate Judge Patricia Barksdale, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
The panel will be moderated by Magistrate Judge Anthony E. Porcelli, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.