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Laird Lile to serve on the Supreme Court’s Workgroup on Judicial Practices in the Trial Courts

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The workgroup is charged with reviewing best practices for the implementation of procedures and other instructions by judges within their individual courtrooms to determine whether instructions are sufficiently accessible, understandable, and consistent with rules of court procedure and law

Laird Lile

Laird Lile

Board of Governors member Laird Lile of Naples has been reinstated by Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz to the Florida Supreme Court’s Workgroup on Judicial Practices in the Trial Courts.

The workgroup, established within the Florida Supreme Court’s Judicial Management Council, is charged with reviewing best practices for the implementation of procedures and other instructions by judges within their individual courtrooms to determine whether instructions are sufficiently accessible, understandable, and consistent with rules of court procedure and law.

The workgroup will also review practices for replying to inquiries presented by litigants to ensure timely and responsive replies; review processes for scheduling hearings to ensure they are user-friendly and provide for timely hearings; and make recommendations to improve the practices and processes reviewed.

The Workgroup on Judicial Practices in the Trial Courts – comprised of five judges, a trial court administrator, and three practicing attorneys – will submit its report to the Florida Supreme Court by April 30, 2025.

Lile is serving his 10th consecutive term on the Board of Governors for The Florida Bar. He was elected as a governor by members to represent the 20th Judicial Circuit, which includes Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The chief justice Lile to a second term on the Judicial Management Council and a fifth term on the Florida Courts Technology Commission.

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