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Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Judicial Spotlight

Open Ninth Podcast - Episode 149

Change can be scary, but it can also be intriguing. That was the thought process of Judge Michael Snure when he heard of the judicial vacancies in our circuit last year. After nearly 40 years litigating cases, it was daunting to switch career paths and join the bench, but Judge Snure knew he wanted to serve his community. During his time on the Judicial Nominating Committee, he watched many lawyers become judges, and he knew it was finally time to submit his own application. Listen in to Open Ninth to hear him talk to Chief Judge Lisa Munyon about his accomplished career in private practice and his first days on the bench. OpenNinth.fm


  • 00:14 – Introduction to Judge Michael Snure
  • 06:45 – Law school
  • 11:30 – Joining a firm
  • 21:47 – Joining the bench
  • 25:41 – Surprises on the bench
  • 37:29 – Hobbies
Open Ninth
Episode 149

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 40:30



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 J. Snure
Michael J. Snure

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