Chief Judge to discuss the rule of law


The rule of law has been the guiding force for democratic societies for centuries. In the next Friends of the Library Speaker Series program, Timothy J. Corrigan, chief judge for the Middle District of Florida, will address “Ode to the Rule of Law” and how each citizen has a role to play in upholding this principle. He will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Corrigan is an honors graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Duke University School of Law. He clerked for the Honorable Gerald B. Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and then spent 14 years in private practice in Jacksonville. He joined the federal bench as a magistrate judge in 1996, was appointed district judge in 2002 and became the court’s chief judge on Nov. 2, 2020.  Corrigan has published a number of legal writings and has also taught law school classes on civil procedure, trial practice, federal sentencing and professionalism issues.
Speaker Series programs are free and open to the public. The doors to the library’s FOL Community Room open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 6:30 p.m.