Florida’s newest Supreme Court chief justice was sworn in Monday. Justice Jorge Labarga is the first Cuban-American to hold the post.
Fellow Justice Barbara Pariente says Labarga’s experience will serve him well in his new post.
“I believe that Justice Labarga, having served on this court for five years, but also having taken part in so many of the past administrative responsibilities, will be well suited,” Pariente says.
Pariente served as chief justice from 2004 to 2006.