August 10, 12 – 1 PM, free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom CLE open to all members of The Florida Bar. Presented by Third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Leandra G. Johnson, Lake City, and former General Magistrate Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin, Live Oak, and moderated by Joshua Hertz.
Join Circuit Court Judge Leandra Johnson and former Magistrate Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin as they discuss professionalism tips from the bench. Everyone has encountered a situation where opposing counsel acts with less than professionalism, but how do you handle it when it happens in court? Join this panel discussion to hear about different situations, tactics, and suggestions that these veteran officers of the Court have to offer. Course 6244 is approved for 1.0 General; 1.0 Professionalism credit. REGISTER
The Honorable Leandra G. Johnson has served as a circuit judge in the Third Judicial Circuit for more than 16 years, during which time she has presided over several divisions, including criminal, civil, juvenile delinquency, family, and dependency. Before becoming a circuit judge, Judge Johnson was a prosecutor for 17 years and subsequently practiced law in Lake City for 7 years in the areas of civil litigation, family law and criminal defense. Judge Johnson has served as chief judge and as family law administrative judge in the Third Judicial Circuit. Additionally, Judge Johnson served for more than 10 years, by appointment of the Supreme Court, on the Trial Court Performance and Accountability Commission.
Jennifer Kuyrkendall Griffin has presided over more than 20,000 hearings and trials since 2010. First as the Third Judicial Circuit Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officer and then as the General Magistrate, where she presided over domestic relations, probate, guardianship and foreclosure cases.
Jennifer obtained her J.D. from the University of Florida, where she graduated Cum Laude. Jennifer received her B.S. from the University of South Florida, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Jennifer’s extensive service within The Florida Bar includes: Past Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Section; Executive Council member of the Solo and Small Firm Section (past secretary, treasurer); Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Technology Conference 2015, 2016, 2017; Family Law Section of The Florida Bar – Magistrate and Hearing Officer Committee Chair 2014-15, 2015-16; Third Judicial Circuit Young Lawyer’s Division Board of Governor’s Representative 2009-2015; Vision 2016; Statewide Advertising Grievance Committee; and The Florida Bar Ad Hoc Committee to Study SCOPE Program.
Jennifer has served her local bar as the President of the Third Judicial Bar Association, as the Vice Chair of the Third Circuit Grievance Committee and as the President and founder of the Young Lawyer’s Section.
Jennifer holds the maximum rating, AV Preeminent® by the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.