Personnel note: Rick Scott makes judicial appointments, in Palm Beach, Dade


Sherri Collins, a prosecutor from Loxahatchee, has won an appointment to the Palm Beach County Court.

Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment Thursday.

Collins has been an assistant state attorney for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit since 2004. Earlier, she prosecuted cases in the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit.

She holds a law degree from the University of Florida Frederic G. Levin School of Law.

In April, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission named Collins its prosecutor of the year. The award recognized her training programs for prosecutors handling wildlife cases.

Collins replaces Judge Daliah Weiss, appointed by Scott to the 15th Judicial Circuit Court in July.

Also on Thursday, Scott named administrative judge Victoria del Pino to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.

Del Pino, of Coral Gables, has served on the Miami-Dade County Court since 2007.

She holds a law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law.

Del Pino replaces Judge Stanford Blake, who stepped down in August after 22 years on the bench.

Michael Moline

Michael Moline is a former assistant managing editor of The National Law Journal and managing editor of the San Francisco Daily Journal. Previously, he reported on politics and the courts in Tallahassee for United Press International. He is a graduate of Florida State University, where he served as editor of the Florida Flambeau. His family’s roots in Jackson County date back many generations.


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