When the growing city of Lakeland looked for its first municipal judge, the Board of Commissioners chose BPJ’s Taylor Cates, who began hearing cases in October. Cates will hear mostly code enforcement cases, and Lakeland city attorney Chris Patterson said, “We think it’s a good tool to encourage citizens to come into compliance as issues arise.”

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