Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Giving and Receiving

Open Ninth Episode 162

We all remember our first mentor, the one who took us by the hand and showed us the ropes of our trade or practice. Those experiences become even more valuable as we get older and begin to pass on that knowledge to a new generation. Judges Faye L. Allen and Diego Madrigal know this firsthand. Their mentors helped them grow as both lawyers and judges, and now they’re imparting that wisdom onto their own mentees. Tune in to this episode of Open Ninth to hear them talk to Chief Judge Lisa Munyon about their own mentors in life and the value they see in mentoring others. Listen at


  • 00:46 – What is mentorship
  • 02:41 – Their own mentors
  • 06:19 – How to be a mentor
  • 13:41 – Mentor judges
  • 16:11 – Where their mentees are now
  • 19:06 – Final thoughts
Open Ninth
Episode 162

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 24:54



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.

Orange County Judge Faye L. Allen
Faye L. Allen

Orange County Judge

Judge Allen has served as an Orange County Judge since 2005. She currently serves in the County Criminal Division in Orange County.

Circuit Judge Diego Madrigal III
Diego Madrigal III

Circuit Judge

Judge Madrigal was appointed to the Circuit bench in 2019 by Governor DeSantis. He currently serves as the Associate Administrative Judge in Osceola County Family Court.