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Chief Judge Glenn Kelley will serve a second two-year term as Chief Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit beginning July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2025.

At a Full Court meeting held today, the Judges of the Circuit selected Chief Judge Kelley to continue serving in this capacity. Prior to his initial term as Chief Judge, which began on July 1, 2021, Judge Kelley served on the Circuit Civil and Circuit Criminal bench. He also served as the Administrative Judge of the Circuit Civil and Circuit Criminal divisions. In 2012, he was awarded Jurist of Year by PBCJA. In addition to his Chief Judge duties, since 2019 he has served on the Florida Supreme Court Trial Court Budget Commission (TCBC). Other appointments include the TCBC Executive Committee, Funding Methodology Committee, Personnel Committee, Statewide FTE Resource Management Policy Workgroup and the Judicial Management Council Workgroup on Court Technology Strategies. In 2023 he was also asked to serve on the State Courts Legislative Delegation Committee.

Chief Judge Kelley was appointed to the Circuit bench in 2006 by then Governor Jeb Bush for a term beginning in January 2007. Prior to taking the bench, he practiced civil law in the private sector with Gunster, Yoakley, Criser and Stewart, P.A.; Broome, Kelley, Aldrich and Warren, P.A; and Kelley and Warren, P.A. He received his Bachelor and Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. His goals over the next two years include bringing to fruition the buildout of the 7th and 8th floors of the Main Courthouse as well as the completion of two courtrooms in the Juvenile wing of the Main Courthouse.