JACQUELINE R. GRIFFIN
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).