Orange and Osceola County’s gain is Broward’s loss.

Tarlika Navarro has been appointed to maintain her circuit court judgeship north of the border, where her husband and the majority of her own family reside.

Tarlika brought a real world view to Drug Court, after years of stagnation. Let’s hope her replacement maintains the same outlook. Look for the JNC to announce a circuit court vacancy soon, although it’s up to Jack Tuter as to which judge takes over Drug Court.

Here’s what Tarlika had to say earlier this evening in response to our query:

This is a bittersweet decision for me and one I did not make lightly.  I am excited to return home to my husband and family in Central Florida.  I will sincerely miss all of my colleagues, staff and the Broward County legal community who have always supported me. 


COMING SOON Marni’s deal; Fun with the Rules of Judicial Administration …