Judge Jeri Beth Cohen
Education
1985 Georgetown Law Center, J.D., Magna Cum Laude
1979 Geneva Switzerland, Institute for Advanced International Studies, Post-Graduate work
1978 Harvard University, MA, Magna Cum Laude
1975 Boston University, BA, Magna Cum Laude
1974-1975 Durham University, Durham England, Arabic Studies Program
Employment
1997-present Circuit Court Judge in and for the 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida serving in Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency Court, Family Drug Court, Unified Family Court, General Jurisdiction Civil, Criminal Adult Felony Drug Court
1993-1996 Associate Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division for the County Court
1992-1996 County Court Judge, Miami-Dade County, FL.
1990-1991 Assistant State Attorney, Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office
1988-1989 Associate Attorney, Tew Jordan, specializing in Securities Defense
1986-1988 Trial Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Securities Exchange
Commission, Washington, D.C.
1985-1986 Law Clerk to Superior Court Judge A. Franklin Burgess, Washington, D.C.
Voluntary Bar Affiliations
Dade County Bar Association
Cuban American Bar Association
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Admitted
Florida
District of Columbia
Colorado
Invited Lecturer or Panel Member
National Institute on Drug Abuse Expert Panel on Drug Courts
National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada
The Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
American Methadone Association
Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
American Society of Addiction Medicine
Consultant for the Department of Justice and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment on Family Drug Courts and Dual-Diagnosis
Presenter, Conference on Law and Psychiatry, Padua, Italy.
Chair, Therapeutic Jurisprudence tract a conference for the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Berlin
Florida Conference of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
New Judges College
Justice Department, Bureau of Justice Affairs
Dependency Regional Conference and Summit
Harvard University School of Law
University of Miami School of Law
University of Miami School of Public Health
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare and CAP International Academy of Law and Mental Health
ABA /APA conference on Youth at Risk
Research
Served as an investigator on several research grants for the 11th Judicial Circuit, including grants from the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Program Development
2008 Healthy Girls' Initiative for girls in Foster care and Independent Living 1999 Instituted Dependency Drug Court Project, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Juvenile Court; National Demonstration Site for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
1999 Instituted Dependency Drug Court Project, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Juvenile Court; National Demonstration Site for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
1994 Initiated The Miami-Dade County Recidivism Project in DUI Court, Eleventh Judicial Circuit
1989 Founder, Women’s Emergency Network