For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara Miles
Administrative Office of the Courts
20th Judicial Circuit
Public Information Officer
Lee County Judges Receive Awards at Conference
On July 12th, 2016, Lee County Court Judge Tara Paluck was awarded one of three statewide President's Awards for "Outstanding Service" during the Conference of County Court Judges Conference in Ponte Vedra, FL by the then President of the Conference, Judge Augustus Aikens, Jr.
As Technology Chair, Judge Paluck interviewed, researched, and worked with vendors to update the Conference of County Court Judges website. The website is a platform for the 323 County Court Judges of the State of Florida to communicate information relevant to the administration of justice. The Conference wanted a more user-friendly, professional and interactive design in order to facilitate communication and transmit information.
At this same meeting, Lee County Court Judge Josephine Gagliardi also received one of sixteen awards for "Distinguished Leadership" for her hard work and dedication in developing the County Court Judge's Newsletter called the Courier. When the Editor of the Courier position was abruptly vacated, Judge Gagliardi stepped up to the plate and took over the demanding position. Furthermore, she worked tirelessly on the website with the Technology Committee.