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Caroline Tesche Arkin


JUDICIAL BIOGRAPHY
Year elected to the bench:
2008

Current Assignment: Dependency Division “C”

Previous Assignments:
Felony Division "D"
Juvenile Delinquency Division “B”
Domestic Relations/Family Law, Division “I” 


EDUCATION
Law School: Lewis & Clark College 
Northwestern School of Law, JD 1987;
Fordham University School of Law, Visiting Scholar 1986-1987
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara, 
B.A. Political Science, Honors, 1982

JUDICIAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Florida Supreme Court Committee on Professionalism

Bench/Bar Committee Co-Chair, Hillsborough County Bar Association

Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers, Board of Directors
Tampa Bay Inn of Court, President 2013-2014, Programs Chair 2012-2013

Family Law Inn of Court, Past President

2013 “Leaders in the Law” Award Recipient, Florida Association of Women Lawyers

2016 Lincoln Award Recipient, Tampa Bay Inn of Court



PRIOR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Admitted to the Florida Bar,1988; United States Supreme Court; US Middle and Southern District Courts of Florida

Law Office of Caroline J. Tesche, Tampa; State and Federal Criminal Defense, Estate Planning,and Contracts

Office of the Public Defender, Hillsborough County:  Director of Recruitment and Attorney Training

Miami-Dade County Assistant State Attorney: Felony Trial Attorney; Division Chief of County Court; Organized Crime/Narcotics Special Prosecutions Unit

Federal Prosecution Grant, Special Assistant to the United States Attorney’s Office in Bangor,Maine

United States Attorney’s Office Organized Crime Strike Force clinical internship, Southern District of New York; Employed by Legal Counsel to the New York City Office of the Mayor/Criminal Justice Coordinator

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Joshua House Volunteer

Paint Your Heart Out Tampa Bay

Great American Teach-In, Hillsborough County Schools

Special Olympics Sponsor

Adjunct Law Professor, Stetson Law School