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  • Breakfast Connections at the Lakehouse with Judge Fred Lauten - Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit (Orange and Osceola County)

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    Name: Breakfast Connections at the Lakehouse with Judge Fred Lauten - Chief Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit (Orange and Osceola County)
    Date: November 8, 2018
    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    Chief Judge Lauten will speak about the financial crisis Florida's Judicial Branch is experiencing and the resulting closure of our local complex business court.   https://www.ninthcircuit.org/about/divisions/civil-circuit-courts/complex-business-litigation-court.
     
    As required by our state constitution, The Florida Supreme Court is required to undertake an annual rigorous analysis and certification process to determine whether new judge positions are required based on caseloads and various other factors.   For the last 12 years, The Florida Supreme Court has certified new judge positions, but the Florida Legislature has not funded any new judge positions.  Last year, the Ninth Judicial Circuit was certified for two new circuit court judge positions.  None were funded by the Florida Legislature.   This is the case even though our constitution provides that Florida?s Judicial Branch is an equal and independent branch of our state government.  With that said, it receives less than 1.0% of the state?s annual budget.  
     
    In light of the Legislature?s failure to fully fund the Judicial Branch, and in particular, the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Judge Lauten was forced to close our complex business court and move those two judges to the family law division.  This closure affects all businesses having legal disputes in Central Florida and has further impacted other divisions of the court.  
    Our monthly Breakfast Connections Event Series is designed to promote strong connections, provide B2B networking & business-matching opportunities, uplift & educate, and keep you ?in the know? of the developments of local government and community. We offer a professional, yet welcoming, atmosphere for you to gain the connections, tools, and experience to grow and maintain your business.
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    Location:
    Lakehouse, 13623 Sachs Avenue, Orlando, FL 32827 (Laureate Park)
    Date/Time Information:
    2nd Thursday Every Month!
    Thursday, November 8
    8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Catering provided by CANVAS
    Contact Information:
    Kris Conner, Director of Programming
    Fees/Admission:
    • Chamber Members, $15
    • Non-Members, $20
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