Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

The Path to the Federal Bench

What sort of journey leads someone to a federal district court judgeship? For Judge Roy Dalton, it was a winding one, built on a stellar reputation gained from being professional, prepared, and persistent. Listen in as Judge Dalton talks to Chief Judge Don Myers about his journey to the federal bench, what it takes to be a good trial lawyer, the federal judicial nomination process, pro se litigants, the difference between state and federal courts, and more.

Open Ninth
Episode 99

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 43:40



In this episode

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

Senior Judge

Senior Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. served as a Circuit Judge from 2011-2021. He was elected as Chief Judge and started his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Roy Dalton, Jr.

U.S. District Court Judge

The Honorable Roy Dalton is a Federal Judge appointed to the Middle District of Florida, who has been serving in that capacity for almost ten years.