Jacqueline Griffin

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Jacqueline Griffin
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Current Court Information:
Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal
Title:   Judge
Salary:  $ 150,000
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Bob Martinez
Active:   1990-2017
Past post:   Partner, private firm
Past term:   1983-1989
Personal History
Born:   December 15, 1946
Hometown:   Florida
Undergraduate:   University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1968
Law School:   University of Florida College of Law, 1975
Grad. School:   University of Florida, 1970

Jacqueline R. Griffin is a justice on the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal. She was appointed to the court in 1990 by Governor Bob Martinez. Judge Griffin was retained on November 2, 2010 to a 6-year term that begins on January 4, 2011.[1]

Education

Justice Griffin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1968. She graduated from the University of Florida in 1970 with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Spanish. In 1975 she earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida. She also graduated from the New York University Program for Intermediate Appellate Judges in 1990.[2]

Professional career

Immediately following her admission to the Bar, Justice Griffin became a practicing attorney in Orlando from 1975-1990. She joined the board of directors for the Kathleen Anderson Work Opportunity Center in Seminole County from 1983 to 1986. She became a partner at Boroughs, Grimm, Bennett & Griffin, P.A. in 1983, and remained at that position until 1989. She then served as a member of the University of Florida Law Center Council from 1985 to 1988 and on the board of directors for the RESPOND Rape Crisis Center in 1988. In 1990 she was appointed to her current position as a Justice on the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal by Governor Bob Martinez. In 1992 she joined the faculty at the Advanced Judicial College and Florida Judicial College, and became interim dean of the Appellate Judicial College in 1994. From 1997 to 1999 she served as Chief Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal.[2] Justice Griffin is eligible for a salary of $150,077 annually, which ranks 13th in the U.S. for intermediate appellate court salaries.[3]

Awards and associations

Awards

  • State Winner of the Bishop Barren State Employee Public Service Award
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Juvenile Detention Association
  • Outstanding Service Award, Juvenile Probation Officer Institute
  • Children's Voice Award
  • 1999 Public Citizen of the Year Award, Alabama Chapter of the National Social Workers Association
  • 1996 NAACP Political Achievement Award, Conecuh County Branch of the NAACP
  • 1995 Montgomery Aadverstiser Woman of Acheivement Award
  • 1992 Judicial Conservationist Award of the Alabama Wildlife Federation
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, Wes Nowlin Award, and St. George Medal, American Cancer Society

Associations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, fellow as of 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court Bar
  • Editor-in-Chief, "The Briefs," 1976-78
  • Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court, 1992-93
  • Orange County Guardian ad Litem Program
  • Instructor at Trial Advocacy, 1987-88
  • Judge of Moot Court/Trial Competition since 1990
  • Faculty at The Florida Bar Appellate Advocacy Workshop since 1998

Committees

  • Judicial Nominating Commission, Ninth Circuit, 1977-1982
  • Executive Advisory Committee for the Valencia Community College Legal Assistants Program, 1980
  • Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Law and Education Committee, 1985-86
  • Grievance Committee of the Ninth Circuit District Court of Florida, 1988-89
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1987-89
  • Florida Bar Committee on Judicial Evaluation, 1991-present
  • Committee Chair of the Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, 1991-present
  • Chair of the State Courts' Civil Litigation Task Force, 1997
  • Appellate Workload & Jurisdiction Subcommittee of the Judicial Management Council of Florida, 1997-1998
  • Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions (Civil), 1998-present
  • District Court of Appeal Performance and Accountability Committee, 1998-present
  • Judicial Management Council, 1999-present[2]

2010 Election

Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal
2010 Retention election results
Candidates Votes Percent
For retention BallotCheckMark.png 707,583 65.2%
Against retention 377,450 34.8%
  • Click here for 2010 General Election Results from the Florida Secretary of State.

2004 Election

Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal
2004 Retention election results
Candidates Votes Percent
For retention BallotCheckMark.png 1,019,830 72.1%
Against retention 395,366 27.9%
  • Click here for 2004 General Election Results from the Florida Secretary of State.

1998 Election

Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal
1998 Retention election results
Candidates Votes Percent
For retention BallotCheckMark.png 516,687 69.8%
Against retention 223,512 30.2%
  • Click here for 1998 General Election Results from the Florida Secretary of State.

1992 Election

Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal
1992 Retention election results
Candidates Votes Percent
For retention BallotCheckMark.png 559,086 65.8%
Against retention 290,278 34.2%
  • Click here for 1992 General Election Results from the Florida Secretary of State.

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References

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