8th Circuit Court Press Release

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JUNE 28, 2013 CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE
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Governor Scott Appoints James Colaw to the Eighth Judicial Circuit

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of James Colaw to the Eighth Circuit Court (consisting of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union Counties).

Colaw, 41, of Melrose, has served as Deputy Director of the Clay County State Attorney’s Office since 2009. He began his legal career as a prosecutor in the Baker County State Attorney’s Office in 1998. From 1998-2009, he served in various prosecutorial roles in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Colaw received his bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University and his law degree from the University of Florida.

Governor Rick Scott said, “Jim Colaw’s extensive experience serving the citizens of North Florida with distinction will be a great asset in his new position on the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court. I am confident that he will be a great asset on our bench and will continue doing good work for all Floridians.”

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