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Jorge Labarga

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Jorge Labarga
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Current Court Information:
Florida Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $158,000
Service:
Appointed by:   Charlie Crist
Active:   2009-2017
Preceded by:   Harry Lee Anstead
Past post:   Florida Fifteenth Circuit Court
Past term:   1996-2009
Personal History
Born:   1952
Undergraduate:   University of Florida, 1976
Law School:   University of Florida School of Law, 1979



Jorge Labarga is an associate justice of the seven member Florida Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court in the state's Commission-selection, political appointment method of judicial selection on January 6, 2009 by Governor Charlie Crist. Justice Labarga was retained for another six year term on November 2, 2010. His current term expires in 2017.[1]

Education

Larbarga earned both his undergraduate and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida in 1976 and 1979 respectively.[1]

Professional career

Following his admission to the bar Labarga served as an assistant public defender in the Florida Fifteenth Circuit Court. In 1982 he was promoted to be an assistant state attorney. In 1982 Labarga entered private practice, working with the firm Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Roth, Romano & Ericksen, P.A.. In 1996 Labarga began his career on the bench when he was appointed to serve as a Circuit Judge of the Florida Fifteenth Circuit Court by Governor Chiles where he served until his 2009 appointment to the Florida Supreme Court.[1]

Awards and associations

Awards

  • Judicial Independence Award, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011 [2]

Elections

2010

Florida Supreme Court, Associate Justice
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Jorge Labarga BallotCheckMark.png 2,623,144 59.0%
Against retention 1,825,270 41.0%
  • Click here for 2010 General Election Results from the Florida Secretary of State.
Main Article: Florida judicial elections, 2010

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