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A Conversation with Cancer Survivor and Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Pariente

Breast Cancer indiscriminately strikes 1 in 8 women, regardless of race or social status. After a routine mammogram in April of 2003, Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente discovered she too was among its targets. Now 13 years cancer-free, in this podcast she recounts her brave journey of survival and hope, while providing insightful tips on how to fight back and defeat this dreadful disease. 

Justice Pariente has served on the Supreme Court for nearly 20 years. She is a staunch advocate of family law system reform, having chaired and served on various Supreme Court committees that looked into the current system. She is the proud grandmother of 10. An exercise enthusiast and proponent of healthy living, she loves to travel with her husband around the world whenever her busy work schedule permits her.

In this episode

Frederick J. Lauten

Podcast Moderator

Judge Lauten is currently the Chief Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. He has served as a Judge since 1993.

Barbara J. Pariente

Florida Supreme Court Justice

Justice on the Florida Supreme Court since 1997 and Chief Justice from 2004 to 2006. Justice Pariente is a cancer survivor.