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Open Ninth Podcast - Episode 163

For Judge John Jordan, the field of law has never been far from home. His father was both an attorney and a federal magistrate. And when Judge Jordan was young, he would often go to court with his father to watch him try cases. So when it came time for him to decide his career path, he knew he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. Listen in to Open Ninth to hear Chief Judge Lisa Munyon interview Judge Jordan about his life growing up and what brought him to the bench back in 2005.


  • 00:15 – Introduction to Judge John Jordan
  • 03:50 – Pursuing the law
  • 10:27 – Becoming a judge
  • 21:26 – Changes over the years 26:09 – Volunteer work
  • 27:57 – Advice for new lawyers and judges
Open Ninth
Episode 163

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 31:50



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 John E. Jordan
John E. Jordan

Circuit Judge

Judge John Jordan joined the Orange County bench in 2005. In 2011, Governor Rick Scott elevated him to the circuit bench.