Prosecutor, Cocoa, Florida, 1971-1972
Private practice, 1971-1984
Assistant public defender, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Florida, 1972-1976
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, 1985-1995
Judge, Florida District Court of Appeal, Fifth District, 1995-2000
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Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.