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Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Journey to the Judiciary

The long road to the bench is one filled with surprising twists and turns. Neither of the Ninth Circuit's newest judges initially knew that the judiciary was their chosen profession. Listen as Chief Judge Don Myers speaks to Judge Madrigal and Judge Kraynick about their background, their journey to the bench, their greatest challenges, stress management and much more.  


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Episode 81

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

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Circuit Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr.
Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. has served as a Circuit Judge since 2011. He was elected as Chief Judge and started his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Circuit Judge Michael Kraynick
Michael Kraynick

Circuit Judge

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