Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Best of Both Worlds

Everyone who lives in the United States can trace their roots back to some other country. Maybe your family has been here forever, having immigrated in the 1700s. Or perhaps your grandparents or great grandparents sailed to Ellis Island in the early 1900s. Regardless of whether your ancestors came here 200 years ago or 20, we are all shaped by the culture they brought with them. As a first generation Korean-American, Circuit Court Judge Denise Kim Beamer has experienced this first-hand – growing up influenced by both her American and Korean roots. Listen in as she shares her story and her journey to the bench with our host, Chief Judge Fred Lauten.

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Open Ninth
Episode 75

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 35:30



In this episode

Frederick J. Lauten

Former Chief Judge and Moderator

Circuit Judge Denise Beamer
Denise Kim Beamer

Circuit Judge

Judge Beamer was appointed to the Circuit bench in 2019 by Governor Scott. She currently serves in the Circuit Civil Division in Orange County.