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Justice Peggy Quince, Judges, Training, and Challenges

1.) Select a judge currently serving on the courts and research your selected judge. Conduct your research using sources such as the Internet or the library. Make sure that you research the following issues:
The background and education of the judge.
How the judge was selected for the court in which he or she presides.
The training the judge has received.
Some of the challenges that the judge has faced in his or her career (this could involve a particular case that was a challenge).
Do you believe this judge is adequately prepared and selected for the job? Discuss your thoughts and prepare a brief report on what you learned about the judge in your research.

2.) What do you believe is the most challenging aspect of the judge s role? Please explain.

3.) Do you feel that judges receive proper training? Why or Why not?

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How the judge was selected for the court in which he or she presides.The training the judge has received.
Some of the challenges that the judge has faced in his or her career (this could involve a particular case that was a challenge).The background and education of the judge.

Justice Peggy Quince of the Florida Supreme Court was born in Norfolk, VA in 1948. She graduated from Howard University with a B.S. in Zoology. Her J.D. is from the Catholic University of America, received in 1975. She received an award for her work with the Catholic's Neighborhood Legal Services Clinic. She also has honorary doctor of law degrees from Stetson University College of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law and Nova. She began as a hearing officer with the Rental Accommodations Office in Washington, D.C. After, she began working a private practice in Norfolk, emphasizing areas of law pertaining to real estate and domestic relations.

In 1978, she moved to Florida and opened a law office for general civil law practice in Bradenton. In 1980, she moved to work with the Attorney General's Office in the Criminal Division. She was an assistant attorney general handling cases including appeals from the Second District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. Other appeals included those from the Eleventh Circuit court of Appeals and the United Supreme court. She remained with this unit for thirteen years, five as the Bureau Chief in Tampa. She is a member of the Florida Bar and the Virginia State Bar, the National Bar Association and a number of other organizations.

In 1993, Justice Quince became the first African American female appointed to the district court of appeal, appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles. This term began in early 1994. She was elected to the post again in 1996. In 1998, the late Governor Chiles, and the Governor elect Jeb Bush to the Supreme Court of Florida appointed Justice Quince. She has won numerous awards and honors. (http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/justices/quince.shtml)

Justice Quince has served as Chief Justice from July, 2008 to June, 2010. Part of her previous work as assistant attorney ...

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This solution provides a review of Justice Peggy Quince of the Supreme Court of Florida and her background. Also included, discussions on the training and challenges of judges. Two references for Justice Quince included.

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