Citing recent policy and rule changes regarding continuing judicial ethics training that emphasize “the foundational principles of civility, due process, and equal justice under law,” the Supreme Court has eliminated a requirement that new judges attend a separate, daylong training on fairness and diversity.

“These principles will be pursued in part by ensuring that mandatory Florida Judicial College courses for new judges continue to emphasize the Code of Judicial Conduct,” Chief Justice Carlos Muñiz wrote in an administrative order. “The Code imposes obligations centered on judicial professionalism, procedural fairness, and nondiscrimination in the court system.”

Issued February 2, In Re: Standing Committee on Diversity, AOSC23-7, also dissolves the Standing Committee on Diversity.