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Haitian-American woman to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Miami-Dade County Judge Lody Jean to replace Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judge John Schlesinger, who resigned earlier this year.

Jean is currently a judge on the Miami-Dade County Court. She was sworn in as a Miami-Dade County Judge last April.

The Coral Gables resident has previous experience working as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County. She attended the University of Miami before graduating with her J.D. from the St. Thomas University School of Law.

Jean would be the first Haitian American to serve on the Eleventh Circuit Court, which covers Miami-Dade County.

The selection is DeSantis’ second nomination to the Eleventh Circuit Court this month.

On April 3, DeSantis also elevated Judge Zachary Jamesof the Miami-Dade County Court to the Eleventh Circuit Court.

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