Chief Judge Lisa Munyon is the 2021 recipient of the Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence. The Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence is given yearly to one county court judge and one circuit court judge who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the judicial branch and personify judicial excellence.
Since joining the bench in 2003, Judge Munyon has shown her leadership skills through chairing some of the most challenging Supreme Court committees. Her skills have been essential to the work of both the Florida Courts Technology Commission (FCTC) and the Workgroup on the Continuity of Court Operations and Proceedings During and After COVID-19. During her tenure as Chair of the FCTC, the commission made court records available via the internet while successfully protecting confidential information. They also launched the Florida Courts E-Portal, which currently receives over 2,000,000 documents monthly. And through her work as Chair of the Workgroup on the Continuity of Court Operations and Proceedings During and After COVID-19, she helped our courts navigate around complications related to the pandemic.
Not only does she exhibit her leadership through her work with several judicial committees, but she also consistently personifies her judicial excellence through her considerable knowledge in the field and outstanding dedication to service. Just this year, she has received both the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ Jurist of the Year Award and the James G. Glazebrook Memorial Bar Service Award. And now she leads our circuit as our 17th, and first female, Chief Judge.
Congratulations, Judge Munyon, on this well-deserved award!