FAMU Law grad breaks new ground

Another barriar broken. 

Gabrielle Sanders, a 2009 graduate from Florida A&M College of Law, made history by being officially sworn in as Osceola County’s first black judge. Sanders is also the first FAMU College of Law graduate to be elected as a judge serving in Osceola County.

Judge Sanders was sworn in at an Investiture Ceremony earlier this year at the Osceola County Courthouse. Judge Sanders is presiding over civil cases. The city of Kissimmee, the county seat, is about 20 miles south of Orlando. The county has a population of 350,000, of which 13 percent are black. 

The FAMU College of Law recognized Judge Sanders with the Distinguished Alumni Award in November of last year.  Judge Sanders is one of three FAMU Law alumni currently serving as judges in Central Florida. Judge Amy Carter is in Orange County and Judge Kelly McCormack Ingram is in Brevard County.

 

 

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