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Fifth District Court of Appeal
300 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 255-8600


JACQUELINE R. GRIFFIN

District Judge


BIRTHPLACE: Chelsea, Massachusetts


HOMETOWN: Winter Park, Florida


DEGREES: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.A., 1968; University of Florida, M.A.T. (Spanish), 1970; University of Florida, J.D. with high honors, 1975.


LEGAL OFFICES AND POSITIONS: Chief Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal, 1997-1999; Judge, 1990-present; admitted to The Florida Bar, 1975; practicing attorney in Orlando, 1975-90; partner, Boroughs, Grimm, Bennett & Griffin, P.A., 1983-1989; Judicial Nominating Commission, Ninth Circuit, 1977-82; Committee Chair, Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges, 1991-present; The Florida Bar Committee on Judicial Evaluation, 1991-present; graduate New York University Program for Intermediate Appellate Judges, 1990; faculty, Advanced Judicial College and Florida Judicial College, 1992-present (organizer and interim dean, Appellate Judicial College, 1994); Judicial Management Council, 1999-present; chair, State Courts' Civil Litigation Task Force, 1997; Appellate Workload & Jurisdiction Subcommittee of the Judicial Management Council of Florida, 1997-1998; Committee on District Court of Appeal Performance and Accountability, 1998-present; member, American Law Institute, 1995-present; faculty of various Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education programs.


BAR OFFICES AND ACTIVITIES: The Florida Bar, Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association, 1975-present; U.S. Supreme Court Bar; Editor-in-Chief, "The Briefs," 1976-78; Chair, Orange County Bar Association Law and Education Committee, 1985-86; Grievance Committee, Ninth Circuit, 1988-89; Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1987-89; Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court, 1992-93; Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1993-present; volunteer, Orange County Guardian ad Litem Program, 1989; instructor, Trial Advocacy, 1987-88; Judge of Moot Court/Trial Competition, 1990-present; Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions (Civil), 1998-present; faculty, The Florida Bar Appellate Advocacy Workshop, 1998 - present.


OTHER CIVIC ACTIVITIES: University of Florida Law Center Council, 1985-88; Executive Advisory Committee, Valencia Community College Legal Assistants Program, 1980; board of directors, Kathleen Anderson Work Opportunity Center, Seminole County, 1983-86; board of directors, RESPOND (Orlando Rape Crisis Center), 1988; volunteer, West Volusia Humane Society; frequent speaker at civic and public functions.


HONORS AND AWARDS: Young Teacher of the Year, Lyman High School, 1972; Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Outstanding Senior Law Student, 1975; Editor-in-Chief, University of Florida Law Review, 1975; Martindale-Hubbell AV attorney rating.


PUBLICATIONS: "The Constitutional Stay Writ," 29 U. Fla. L. Rev. 229, 1977; "Women Lawyers in Florida: The First Hundred Years," 58 Fla. B.J. 579 (1984); Associate Editor and Author of Commercial Litigation column, Journal of The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1987-89; "The Eighth Amendment," Daytona Beach News-Journal, Dec. 22, 1991, at B1; "Judging the Judges," 21 Litigation 5 (Spring 1995).