Brevard’s Longest Serving County Judge Alli Majeed To Retire From Bench At Year’s End
By Space Coast Daily // November 13, 2016
appointed to the Bench 24 years ago
ABOVE VIDEO: Judge Alli B. “A.B” Majeed, who was recognized recently as a Public Service Hall of Fame nominee, believes public service is a privilege and considers it part of his civic duty to talk to his fellow citizens about the judicial system, our rights and responsibilities as U.S. citizens, and to share his deep and abiding respect for the U.S. Constitution.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard’s longest serving county court judge, Alli B. “A.B” Majeed, will retire from the bench at the end of the year. Judge Majeed submitted his resignation to Jorge Labarga, Chief Justice of Florida Supreme Court, last week.
Florida Governor Lawton Chiles appointed Judge Majeed to the Bench some 24 years ago.
Judge Majeed, who was recognized recently as a Space Coast Public Service Hall of Fame nominee, believes public service is a privilege and considers it part of his civic duty to talk to his fellow citizens about the judicial system, our rights and responsibilities as U.S. citizens, and to share his deep and abiding respect for the U.S. Constitution.
Judge Majeed is a past recipient of the Harvey Ford Award by The Conference of County Court Judges.
The Harvey Ford Award recognizes a county court judge who has demonstrated the highest level of profound service to the community, legal profession, and to Florida’s judiciary.
The award is considered the highest honor presented by the Conference, as it recognizes one county court judge for their selfless dedication.
Judge Majeed’s lifelong commitment to furthering the cause of justice and fostering public trust and confidence in our legal system are critical objectives that the courts and law enforcement share.
Following is Judge Majeed’s letter to Chief Justice Labarga:
Dear Honorable and Respected Chief Justice Labarga,
Max Ehrmann in his epic Desiderata wrote this universal reminder:
And whether or not it is clear to you No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
And so with these words the time has come for me to say goodbye to my beloved judiciary which accepted me as its humble servant for the past twenty four years.
By this letter, I officially resign from my seat as County Court Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, Florida. My resignation is effective 11:29 p.m. December 31st, 2016.
I am grateful to you for being an exceptional Chief Justice who has made us all so very proud. I am thankful to the late Governor Lawton Chiles who appointed me to the Bench some twenty four years ago.
I am beholden to the United States of America who opened her doors to me as a twenty two year old, on a student visa. She allowed me to dream the impossible dream, then showed me the way to make those dreams come true.
Serving the public, interacting with the Bar, and my many judicial colleagues have all left me with a sense of accomplishment beyond my loftiest dreams.
As I tender my resignation my heart is filled with great joy of twenty four years of judicial distance well run. With credit to President Lincoln, I go forth from this place with malice towards none and charity towards all. God Bless.