Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Around the World

Open Ninth Episode 158

From Guatemala to Israel to Antarctica—our judges have been all over the world. In this week’s Open Ninth, we get the grand tour of some of our planet’s most exciting locations. Take a trip with Judges Mike Murphy, Tarlika Nunez-Navarro, and Mark Blechman in this episode as they talk to Chief Judge Lisa Munyon about their favorite destinations, their dream vacations, and the importance of keeping an open mind when traveling. Listen at


  • 00:47 – Where their interest in travel began
  • 05:53 – First trips
  • 13:22 – Favorite travels
  • 19:59 – Expanding your world view
  • 24:00 – Traveling to help others
  • 29:08 – Dream trips
Open Ninth
Episode 158

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 34:50



In this episode

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon
Lisa T. Munyon

Chief Judge and Open Ninth host

Chief Judge Lisa T. Munyon has been a Judge with the Ninth Judicial Circuit for 18 years. She is the Ninth Circuit's first female Chief Judge.

Circuit Judge Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy

Circuit Court Judge

Judge Murphy has served as a Circuit Judge since 2005. He currently serves in the Circuit Civil Division in Osceola County.

Circuit Judge Mark S. Blechman
Mark S. Blechman

Circuit Court Judge

Judge Blechman has served as a Circuit Judge since 2013. He currently serves in the Criminal Division in Orange County.

Tarlika Nunez-Navarro
Tarlika Nunez-Navarro

Circuit Judge

Judge Nunez-Navarro was appointed to the Seventeenth Circuit Bench in 2018 and then to the Ninth Circuit Bench in 2021. She currently serves in the Circuit Criminal Division.