County Judge Evans receives national ABA education award November 1, 2003 Regular News County Judge Evans receives national ABA education award Palm Beach County Court Judge Peter Evans was awarded the 2003 ABA Judicial Division Education Award.The award is presented annually to a judge who has “personally strived to provide the highest quality and most innovative education and training programs to judges on both the state and national level.”Within the state of Florida, Judge Evans began by becoming a faculty member of the Florida New Judges College faculty. In that capacity he designed and implemented interactive teaching segments to provide newly elected and appointed county court judges with a working knowledge of civil and small claims court procedures. In 1994 he became the dean of the Florida Traffic Adjudication Program. In that annual week-long adjudication program, judges receive skills training in the adjudication of impaired driving and other serious traffic offenses.Most recently Judge Evans became the first limited jurisdiction court judge to design and implement a Web-based distance learning course exclusively for limited jurisdiction judges who handle civil and small claims actions. His small claims course is now featured as one of only two on-line distance learning courses available from National Judicial College. Evan’s model for designing and implementing a distance learning course has earned him the recognition of the college and led to his appointment as a member of the faculty in the advanced distance learning faculty development course that will be presented in April.The Conference of County Court Judges of Florida has repeatedly recognized Judge Evan’s contributions to the education and training of its members. For the past seven years he has presented his annual Civil Law Update in which county court judges are apprised of the latest developments in case law and rules of procedure which affect practice in the civil and small claims divisions of county court. He also has authored definitive works on the law of garnishment and replevin.
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