Image of Judge Heather Pinder Rodriguez announcing her being named the 2023 Jurist of the Year by the Central Florida Chapter of ABOTA

The Ninth is thrilled to announce that the Central Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (CFLABOTA) has named Judge Heather Pinder Rodriguez their 2023 Jurist of the Year.

The Jurist of the Year award is presented to those who uphold and exemplify the ideals of ABOTA – to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy. Judge Rodriguez's work as circuit judge, along with her leadership in the community, demonstrates exactly what the award celebrates. For these undertakings and her many other achievements, we are proud to congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.

ABOTA members and members of the local judiciary will attend an annual judicial luncheon in November where Judge Pinder Rodriguez will be honored for her dedication to the law and our community.