Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Episode 24

Hidden in Plain Sight: Battling Bias


National expert Joseph Sawyer discusses the impact of explicit and implicit bias on society and the judicial system

Episode 23

A Life Well Served


Justice Lawson openly talks about his experiences working as a trial and appellate judge and his journey to becoming a Florida Supreme Court Justice.

Episode 22



Judge Myers talks soccer, what it was like playing soccer for Emory University, and the growing impact of professional soccer in the Orlando area.

Episode 21

Women in Robes


Judge Blackwell and Judge Clark each discuss the challenges and hurdles of being one of thirty-two female Judges in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.

Episode 20

Problem Solving Courts: Turning Lives Around


Circuit Court Judge Reginald Whitehead discusses the positive impact of the Ninth Circuit's Problem Solving Courts Division.

Episode 19

K9th Program….Everyone’s Best Friend


Judge Lauten talks with Joanne Rittenhouse and Cindy Frongello about the Ninth Circuit's innovative K9th program and the extaordinary therapy dogs.

Episode 18

Chief Judges' Corner


Chief Judges from the 9th and 18th Judicial Circuit Courts of Florida share some of their experiences and challenges of serving as Chief Judge.

Episode 17

The Bar is Open


Wiley Boston discusses his tenure and initiatives as the President of the Orange County Bar Association

Episode 16

It's Miller Time: Talking Inside the Courts


In 1996, Judge Miller took an innovative community outreach program and made it a reality. He discusses the highly successsful "Inside the Courts."

Episode 15

Born in 100 Fires (Cienfuegos)


Judge Jose Rodriguez grew up in Cuba during Fidel Castro’s rise to power. His family fled the island as political refugees when he was nine years old.