Judge Sanchez-Llorens received a B.A. from Wellesley College, Master in Economics from Trinity College, and J.D. from New York University School of Law. Prior to practicing law, Judge Sanchez-Llorens worked in banking for approximately nine years, five of which she was a bank officer. For over 14 years, Judge Sanchez-Llorens was an Assistant Public Defender in state and federal courts. She was assigned as the training attorney in the Domestic Representation Unit of the Public Defender’s Office for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. During her tenure at the Public Defender’s Office, Judge Sanchez-Llorens tried over 60 cases to verdict. Prior to her election in August 2008, she was appointed as a board member to various state and county domestic violence organizations, including the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Statewide Legal and Policy Council, as well as appointed to the Miami-Dade County Domestic Violence Oversight Board. As a Circuit Court judge, Judge Sanchez-Llorens serves in the General Jurisdiction, Civil Division, and has participated in numerous appellate panels involving County Court appeals. Previously, Judge Sanchez-Llorens served in the Criminal Division handling felonies and death sentence cases. In 2015, the Hispanic National Bar Foundation awarded Judge Sanchez-Llorens with its Judicial Leadership Award. In 2014, Hunter College (New York) selected Judge Sanchez-Llorens as one of the “100 Puerto Ricans Who Have Made a Difference” in its compilation of oral and documentary records. Also in 2014, the Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation awarded Judge Sanchez-Llorens the Annual “In the Company of Women” award for Outstanding Woman in Government and Law. In 2013, Southern Illinois University School of Law selected Judge Sanchez-Llorens as The William L. Beatty Jurist in Residence. Judge Sanchez-Llorens was awarded the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce “Women of Leadership Award for Government/Public Service,” and also received a “Proclamation of Appreciation” from the City of Miami Beach for her public service commitment. Judge Sanchez-Llorens has been the President of the Women’s Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters (“BBBS”) and has served on BBBS’ Board of Directors. She is a Mentor in BBBS’ “School to Work” Program, where she is paired with a junior from 2 Booker T. Washington Senior High School. She also served as Co-Chair on the MiamiDade County Domestic Violence Oversight Board and currently serves on the BBBS Women’s Committee as Co-Chair for the Miracle Makers’ Luncheon and the Womenade Host Committee for the Chapman Partnership (formerly known as the Community Partnership for Homeless). She is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Judge Sanchez-Llorens was elected Regional Representative to the Wellesley Latina Alumnae Network Board.