Eunice Sigler has served as director of the Office of Government Liaison and Public Relations for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, also known as the Miami-Dade Courts, since April, 2006. In this capacity, she serves as public information officer (PIO) for the largest judicial circuit in Florida, with 123 judges and more than 850,000 cases filed in 2014-15. Ms. Sigler is the main point of contact for the public and for local, national and international members of the media covering court proceedings in Miami-Dade County. In addition, her office collaborates with local justice partners and government entities, commercial film production entities, visiting judicial and government dignitaries from other nations, and coordinates special events and educational and community outreach programs offered by the Miami-Dade Courts.
Beyond her duties at the Eleventh Circuit, she is also currently president of the Florida Court Public Information Officers (FCPIO), an educational organization of all public information officers for Florida’s courts.
Prior to joining the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Ms. Sigler served as a Miami Herald reporter, freelance journalist, and public affairs representative for the City of Coral Gables. While at the Herald, she covered municipal government, breaking news and features on a wide variety of subjects. As the government reporter for the City of South Miami, Ms. Sigler was the first to report on the citizens’ revolt against Florida’s canker eradication program – a movement that started in South Miami and led to significant changes in the way the state managed the eradication process. Also while at the Herald, she was among the staff members who shared the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting – awarded to the staff of the Miami Herald that year for its coverage of the surprise federal raid on Elian Gonzalez’s Little Havana home the year before.
In a prior career, she served for more than a decade as a technology consultant for NCR Corporation and AT&T, working with major accounts such as Fedex and Coke.
Ms. Sigler holds bachelor’s degrees in Communications-Print Journalism and Computer Science from Florida International University.