JUDGE MARK E. POLEN
DEGREES: Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Iowa, 1966; Juris Doctorate, University of Miami School of Law, 1969; National Judicial College, University of Nevada, Reno, 1981, 1983 & 1988; Institute of Judicial Administration's Appellate Judges Seminar, New York University School of Law, 1991; American Bar Association Appellate Judges Seminar, Nevada, 1993.
LEGAL OFFICES & POSITIONS: Chief Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal, July 1, 2001-June 30, 2003; Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal, 1989-present; Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge, 1979-88; Administrative Judge, Juvenile Division, 1980-81; Civil Division, 1981-86; Criminal Division, 1986-88; Industrial Claims Judge for Broward County, 1977-79; Private Practice, 1969-77.
OTHER CIVIC ACTIVITIES: B'nai B'rith Justice Unit No. 5207, President, 1986; B'nai B'rith Palm Beach County Justice Unit No. 5360, member, 1993-present; Board of Directors, The Starting Place (drug rehabilitation program for teenagers), Hollywood, FL, 1982-89; Adjunct Professor, Nova Law School, 1988-96; Fort Lauderdale Dog Club; Chinese Crested Club of America.
PUBLICATIONS: Lawyer of the Americas, University of Miami School of Law (With A.J. Thomas) "Inter-American Legal Studies at the University of Miami" Feb. 1969; The Family Law Commentator, Vol. XVII, No. 3, June 1993, "Living with Dr. Canakaris and Mrs. Canakaris in the Real World-Another View."