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JUDGE CORY J. CIKLIN

Judge Ciklin

DEGREES:   Florida State University, B.S., 1978; Samford University (Cumberland School of Law), 1978-1979; Florida State University, J.D., 1981.

LEGAL OFFICES & POSITIONS: Presiding Judge, North County Courthouse, 2008-2009; Administrative and Presiding Judge, Gun Club Criminal Justice Complex, 2004-2008; Administrative and Presiding Judge, North County Courthouse, 2003-2004; County Court Judge (general criminal jurisdiction), Palm Beach County, 2000-2002; Chairman, Traffic Hearing Officer Oversight Committee, Palm Beach County, 2000-2002; Administrative and Presiding Judge, Domestic Violence Division, Palm Beach County, 1998-1999; County Court Judge (general criminal jurisdiction), Palm Beach County, 1995-1998; Assistant County Attorney and Palm Beach County Consumer Advocate, Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office, 1991-1994; Magistrate, Palm Beach County Traffic Court, 1991-1994; Senior Associate, Boose, Casey, Ciklin, Lubitz, Martens, McBane & O’Connell, 1983-1991; Vice President and Counsel, The Florida Sheriff’s Youth Fund, 1981-1983; Legal Intern, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 1980.

JUDICIAL & BAR ACTIVITIES:    Member, American Bar Association, 1981-present; Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1981-present; Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1985-1994; Member, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1985-1995; Co-Chairman, Palm Beach County Bar Association Radio and Television Committee, 1986-1987; Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association Circuit Civil Advisory Committee, 1990-1993; Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Relations Committee, 1990-1991; Member, Palm Beach County Small Claims Court Committee, 1990-1993; Chairman, Palm Beach County Bar Association Public Relations Committee, 1992-1994; Member, American Bar Association Corrections and Sentencing Committee, 1995-2002; Member, Conference of County Court Judges, 1995-present; Member, Administration and Management Committee, Conference of County Court Judges, 1995-2000; Honorary Judicial Member, Council for Marriage Preservation and Divorce Resolution, 1995-1997; Member, Court Employees Recognition Committee, 1995-2000; Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association Bench/Bar Subcommittee, 1995-present; Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association Criminal Law Practice Subcommittee, 1995-2004; Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association Judicial Relations Subcommittee, 1995-2004; Chairman, Palm Beach County Elections Canvassing Board, 1996-1998; Volunteer Judge, Palm Beach County School Board Youth Court Program, 1995-present; Member, Florida Court Education Council (“FCEC”), 1999-2004; Member, Supreme Court Statistics and Workload Committee, 1998-2001; Founder and Chairman, Florida Council of Domestic Violence Division Judges, 1999-2000; Liaison (from Fifteenth Judicial Circuit) American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence, 1999-2001; Member, American Bar Association Committee on Media and Public Relations, 1999-2001; Member, Florida Court Education Council’s College Dean Selection Committee, 2000-present; Member, Florida Court Education Council’s Subcommittee on Mandatory Judicial Education for Domestic Violence, 1999-2001; Conference Manager, Conference of County Court Judges of Florida, 2000-2008; Member, Office of State Courts Administrator Subcommittee on Revenue Enhancement, 2000-2004; Member, Ex-Offender Reentry Workgroup, 2001-2004; Palm Beach County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee, 2001-2002; Judicial Liaison, Administrator, Palm Beach Lakes Community High School Pre-Law Magnet Program, 2001-2007; Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association Civil Practice Committee, 2002-2003; Chairman, Palm Beach County Substance Abuse Coalition, 2004-2007; Member, Palm Beach County Corrections Task Force, 2005-2007; Member, Florida Court Education Council (“FCEC”), 2007-2008; Member, 15th Judicial Circuit Legislative Visit Planning Group, 2007-2008, Member, Palm Beach County Homeless Advisory Board, 2007; Member, Executive Committee, Conference of County Court Judges of Florida, 2008.

OTHER CIVIC ACTIVITIES:         President, Epsilon Sigma National Alumni Association, 1981-2000; Province Director (National Officer), Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, 1982-1996; Member, Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, 1983-present; Member, President’s Club, Palm Beach Junior College, 1987-1995; Charter Member, West Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club, 1989-1993; Member, Board of Directors, FSU Seminole Torchbearers (constituent group of the Division of Student Affairs), 1989-present; Vice-President, Village of Palm Beach Lakes Property Owners Association, 1989-1994; Vice Chairman, SunFest ‘89 Entertainment Committee, 1989-1990; Member, Palm Beach County Charter Advisory Council, 1989-1990; Member, Jupiter/Tequesta/Juno Beach Chamber of Commerce (local government committee and environmental committee), 1990-1994; Member, Palm Beach County Environmentally Sensitive Lands Acquisition Committee, 1990-1992; Vice Chairman, SunFest ‘90 Entertainment Committee, 1990-1991; Member, Architectural Review Board, Olympus Property Owners Association, 1990-1993; Member, Alpha Tau Omega Standards and Accountability Committee, 1990-1993; Vice Chairman, SunFest ‘91 Entertainment Committee, 1991-1992; Founding Member, Palm Beach County Library Foundation, 1991-1995; Chairman, SunFest ‘92 Membership Committee, 1992-1993; Chairman, SunFest ‘93 Membership Committee, 1993-1994; Member, National Board of Directors, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, 1996-2004; National Vice President, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, 1998-2004; Member, Board of Directors, Hearts and Hope Association, 1998-2000; Member, Board of Directors, SunFest of Palm Beach County, 1999-2007; Member, Palm Beach County Alzheimer's Community Care Association Committee on Judicial Responsibilities, 1999-2001; Chairman, Beacon Cove School Advisory Committee, 2002-2003; President-elect, SunFest, 2004-2005; National President, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, 2004-2008; President, SunFest, 2005-2006; Past President, SunFest, 2006-2007.

PUBLICATIONS:     The Search for Accountability in An Overburdened Court System published in Full Court Press, Vol. 4, Number 5, September-October, 1997.

CHAMBERS STAFF:

  • Judicial Assistant: Maureen Carroll
  • Senior Law Clerk: Melinda Ziskinder
  • Senior Law Clerk: Rachel Evert