United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
Notice of Vacancy
Position Title: Law Clerk – U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Mills Maynard
Ann. No: 2024-JDS-06
No. of Vacancies: One Full-Time Remote or In-Person Position – Six Month Term
Duty Station: Fort Pierce, FL
Salary Range: Commensurate with Legal Work Experience
Open Date: February 2, 2024
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: March 18, 2024
For full vacancy announcement details please visit: https://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/sites/flsd/files/jobs/2024-JDS-06%20Law%20Clerk%20%20to%20Magistrate%20Judge%20Maynard.pdf [flsd.uscourts.gov]
On January 11, 2024, The Honorable Mark W. Klingensmith, Chief Judge of Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal, became President of the Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges after being elected unanimously by the state’s district court judges. His role will involve working with the Chief Justice of Florida, Florida Legislature, and offices of the Governor on statewide issues of judicial budgeting, administration, and education.
Judge Klingensmith has served on Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal since his appointment in 2013 and has been the Chief Judge of the court since 2022. Before his elevation to the appeals court, he was a Circuit Court judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Klingensmith practiced civil litigation in private practice for 25 years and in 2008 was elected Commissioner for the Town of Sewall’s Point, FL, and served terms as Vice Mayor and Mayor.
Judge Klingensmith received his B.A. degree in 1982, and his J.D. degree in 1985, both from the University of Florida. He received his LL.M. degree in Judicial Studies from Duke University in 2016.
Santo Digangi to serve as Judge on the Palm Beach County Court.
Digangi joined the law firm of Critton, Luttier & Coleman in September 2013 focusing his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, personal injury, complex probate and trust litigation, and legal malpractice. Before joining the firm, DiGangi served as an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. DiGangi earned his bachelor’s degree and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. DiGangi fills the judicial vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge James Sherman.