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Open Ninth Podcast - Episode 186

Patience is a virtue—but it’s also one of the characteristics that make a great judge. Judge Eric Netcher is no stranger to this. He learned the importance of patience while sharing a room with his older brother throughout his childhood. Now, years later, he appreciates this experience for how it helped him prepare for the bench. Tune in to Open Ninth to hear more about his upbringing and his journey to the judiciary. 


  • 00:16 – Introduction to Judge Eric Netcher 
  • 08:23 – Interning with Congress 
  • 12:12 – Attending law school 
  • 17:30 – Getting started after law school 
  • 23:18 – Joining the bench
Open Ninth
Episode 186

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 33:35



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 Eric J. Netcher
Eric J. Netcher

Circuit Judge

Judge Netcher was appointed to the Circuit bench in 2021. He currently serves in Unified Family Court in Osceola County.