Judge Bert Rice

Rice not seeking reelection
Circuit Judge Bert Rice has decided not to run for reelection. In a letter issued January 4 to members of the Escambia County Bar Association, Rice made this statement: “After much prayer and consideration with and for my family, I have decided to not seek reelection as Circuit Judge. I will conclude my present term in January, 2019. I am forever grateful that the Lord has allowed me this great…
Presiding judge discusses digital record-keeping, addiction
Judge Bert Rice, the presiding circuit court judge for the Escambia County Judicial Circuit, pointed out last week that Alabama leads the nation in two separate but related statistics. One, involving the state’s courts, he is proud of; the other, which is helping drive an increase in criminal cases heard in those courts, is not a source of pride. “One of the best things about Alabama’s courts is because of…