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First District Court of Appeal
301 S. ML King Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida

(850) 487-1000 main

(850) 488-6151 clerk's office

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Judge Charles J. Kahn, Jr.

Birthdate: September 14, 1951

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas

Spouse: Janet Sorensen Kahn

Children: Julia A. and Sally Joana

Degrees: B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1973, cum laude; J.D., University of Florida, 1977 with Honors.

Offices and Positions: Judge, District Court of Appeal, First District, June 1991 to present (Chief Judge 2006-2007); private practice in Pensacola, Florida, 1979-91; Litigation Attorney, Florida Department of Transportation, 1978-79; Assistant Public Defender, Second Judicial Circuit, 1978; Assistant State Attorney, Twelfth Judicial Circuit, 1977-78.

Legal Activities: Legal Activities: Florida Supreme Court Judicial Branch Records Management Committee (Chair, 2008-), Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions (Civil); The Florida Bar Judicial Administration Selection and Tenure Committee (Chair 2004-2005); Florida Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee (Chair 1998-99 & 2000-01); Florida Supreme Court Public Records Workgroup (Chair 2000-01); Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee (Chair 1999-2000); Chair, District Court of Appeal Budget Commission, (2005-2006); Master, Tallahassee American Inns of Court (President 2005-2006); Master, First District Appellate American Inn of Court, (President-Elect, 2009-2010).
Admitted to practice before United States Supreme Court, United States 5th, 6th, and 11th Circuits, United States District Court, Northern District of Florida; United States Army Court of Military Review.

Faculty: Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies; Florida Conference of Circuit Judges; Florida Conference of County Judges; American Judicature Society College of Judicial Conduct Organizations.

Civic and Religious: President, Northeast Pensacola Sertoma Club (1988-89); President, Temple Beth El, Pensacola (1989-91); Trustee, Temple Israel, Tallahassee.

Publications: "Judicial Elections: Canon 7, Politics, and Free Speech", The Florida Bar Journal , Vol. LXXII, No. 7 July/August 1998; "No-Fault Insurance" Chapter in Florida Automobile Insurance Law (1991, 1995, 1998); "'But I'm A Friend of the Court' and Other Predicaments: What Every Lawyer Should Know About the Florida Code of Judicial Conduct," The Florida Bar Journal, March 2002.

Philip Y. Tomberlin, J. D., University of Florida, 1986, Career Attorney
Jonathan Mautner, J. D. Emory, 2009, Law Clerk
C. J. Marston, Judicial Assistant



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