The Florida Bar

So, You Want to Be a Judge in Palm Beach County?

February 22, 2021

The Palm Beach County Bar Association has a new Road to the Bench Academy program underway. The Academy is a non-partisan training and mentorship program to encourage diversity on the bench. Whether an attorney is ready to seek a judicial seat today or in the future, the Academy aims to prepare participants for this task. Training and courses on various topics related to the appointment and election process to become a judge are covered in the program. The first in a six-part series featured retired Judge Sheree Cunningham, retired Judge Matthew Stevenson and Judge James Nutt who explained why it is important to have a diverse bench and shared great insight on how to reach this goal.