Open Ninth

#JustServe: Partners in Service

Chief Judge Lauten and Clerk Russell discuss shared initiatives that better serve the Citizens of Orange County

What do you envision when you think of the Clerk of Courts? If your thoughts start with stacks of files and end with paying your traffic ticket, gab your headphone and listen to this episode of the Open Ninth.

Join Chief Judge Fred Lauten as he sits down with Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell to talk about the myriad ways the Clerk of Courts and the Judicial System work together to serve the more than 1.7 million people living in the district. From the establishment of the Lydia Gardner Self Help Center to the May 14th launch of the new debit card system designed to streamline juror compensation, the Clerk’s Office is much more than paperwork and processing payments.

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell received her Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law. The youngest candidate to be elected to the Orange County Commission, Clerk Russell served as a Commissioner for eight years before being elected as Orange County Clerk of Courts in 2014. Clerk Russell is the first African American female Clerk elected in Florida and the first African American Clerk in Orange County.


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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.

Tiffany Moore Russell

Orange County Clerk of Court

Clerk Russell was elected in 2014 as the first African American female Clerk in Florida. She holds a BA in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate.