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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
April 15, 2014
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on May 22, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. at the office of Frost Van den Boom, P.A., 395 Central Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. The purpose of this meeting will be to interview applicants for the vacant Circui...

SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT - SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEWS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
April 9, 2014
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the applicant interview schedule for the Circuit Court vacancy created in the Seventh Judicial Circuit by the resignation of Judge David B. Beck. The applicants are scheduled to be interviewed o...

EXTENDED DEADLINE - COMMITTEE SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS SEAT
April 7, 2014
TALLAHASSEE – Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before April 25, 2014 for two three-year terms on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint two public members to serve on the Florida Board of Bar Exa...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF JUDICIAL VACANCY
April 3, 2014
As a result of the appointment of Broward County Judge Edward H. Merrigan, Jr. to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court, there is a vacancy in the Seventeenth Judicial County Court, in and for Broward County, Florida. Judicial applications for this one...

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDGE POSITION
April 3, 2014
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court due to the resignation of Judge Beth Harlan. Applicants for this circuit judgeship must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding ...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 29 ATTORNEYS
March 31, 2014
Summaries of orders issued Feb. 4 – March 10, 2014 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 29 attorneys; publicly reprimanding eight atto...

CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWYER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
March 21, 2014
The Consumer Protection Law Committee is accepting nominations for the Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year award, which lauds a Florida practitioner for outstanding efforts that benefit the practice of consumer law. First presented in 2011, the award r...

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR VACANCY - 5TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
March 19, 2014
The 5th District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission convened for the purpose of providing names for consideration to replace retiring Judge Jacqueline Griffin of the 5th District Court of Appeal. After due diligence and interviewing all twelve...

LEGAL GUIDE YOUTUBE CONTEST HELPS YOUNG ADULTS LEARN ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
March 13, 2014
Legal guides for Florida students turning 18 have been sent to all high school principals and a contest with cash prizes for student videos on the legal responsibilities of new adults is now open for entries. The Legal Guide for New Adults is part of an o...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - SIX NOMINEES RECOMMENDED FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
March 7, 2014
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to the Governor for his consideration in filling the vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, County Court resulting from the elevation of the Honorable Judge Greg Tynan to th...

FLORIDA BAR TASK FORCE ON DIVERSITY ON THE BENCH AND JNCs TO MEET MARCH 11 IN FT. LAUDERDALE
March 7, 2014
The newly appointed Florida Bar task force focusing on how Florida can bolster diversity among its judges and Judicial Nominating Commissions (JNCs) will meet on Tuesday, March 11, from 2-5:30 p.m. at Pier 66, 2301 SE 17th Street, Ft. Lauderdale. The Pres...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY
March 7, 2014
Governor Scott has declared a vacancy on the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court brought about by the resignation of Judge Sherra Winesett. Accordingly, the Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for this vacancy. Qual...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
March 6, 2014
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Judge David B. Beck. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and must be a resident of ...

THE FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION SEEKS DIRECTOR APPLICANTS
March 3, 2014
The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its May 23, 2014 meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: One lawyer to serve the remainder of a three-year term, commencing immediately upon appoin...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES
February 28, 2014
JACKSONVILLE – The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following nominees have been submitted to Governor Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to fill the Circuit Court judicial vacancies: Marianne Ll...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 29 ATTORNEYS
February 28, 2014
Summaries of orders issued July 15, 2013 – Jan. 31, 2014 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 29 attorneys; disbarring five, revoking ...

8TH CIRCUIT JNC – LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
February 27, 2014
The following individuals have applied with the Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court in the 8th Judicial Circuit: Tania Alavi James M. “Mel” Bessinger Nicholas S. Camuccio Tom L. Copeland William R. Ezzell David Philip Kreider ...

FLORIDA BAR TASK FORCE TO STUDY HOW DIVERSITY ON THE BENCH, APPOINTMENT PANELS CAN BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE STATE
February 26, 2014
Focusing on how Florida can bolster diversity among its judges and the commissions that nominate qualified judicial candidates is the mission of a new task force appointed by Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis. The President’s Task Force to Study the...

MAY APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED
February 25, 2014
ABA House of Delegates: Two lawyers (one under 35 delegate) to serve two-year terms commencing August 2014, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting. Applicants must also be ABA members. Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors: Five lawyers t...

FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY
February 20, 2014
The Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following candidates will be interviewed for possible nomination to the Governor for the position of District Court Judge: John M. Harris Cynthia A. Hawkins ...

MAY APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED
February 19, 2014
Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism: Two lawyers to serve four-year terms on this 23-member commission commencing July 1, 2014. The Commission acts as a steering and long-range planning commission for the creation and implementation of program...

NINTH CIRCUIT JNC INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
February 14, 2014
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Orange County Bar Association, 880 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801, at 8:30 a.m. Interviews for a vacancy on the County Court will begin promptly at 9:00 a...

FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS PUBLIC SEATS VACANCIES
February 13, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, February 15, 2014 – Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before March 27, 2014 for two three-year terms on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint two public members to serve on the Flori...

MAY APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED
February 13, 2014
Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancy: Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Governors will be selecting six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 23, 2014 meeting. The nominat...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR POLK COUNTY COURT JUDGE POSITION
February 11, 2014
The following is a list of the applicants for the Polk County Court vacancy due to the appointment of Judge Reinaldo Juan Ojeda to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge vacancy, effective January 21, 2014. Names of the applicants are list...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
February 6, 2014
JACKSONVILLE – Notice is hereby given that The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the Duval County Courthouse, Room 7139. The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission w...

8TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
February 4, 2014
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Circuit Court due to the resignation of Judge Ysleta W. McDonald. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five (5) years, a registered voter and m...

DEADLINE EXTENDED - 2014 JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINATIONS TO BE MADE
February 4, 2014
Judicial Nominating Commissions: Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year t...

509 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR 2014 BOARD CERTIFICATION EXAMS
February 4, 2014
Tallahassee – The Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE) received 509 applications for board certification for the 2014 class of examinees. Initial certification applications increased 15 percent over those filed for 2013 with 17 of the 24 bo...

LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCIES IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
January 31, 2014
The following individuals have applied with the Commission for nomination for each of the two vacancies in the Fourth Judicial Circuit: 1. Marianne Lloyd Aho 2. Garrett Noble Barket 3. Lester Bernard Bass 4. Michael Chris (Issa) Bateh 5. Melina E. Buncome...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 21 ATTORNEYS
January 31, 2014
Summaries of orders issued Nov. 13 – Dec. 13, 2013 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 21 attorneys; disbarring one, suspending 17 an...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
January 29, 2014
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following highly qualified nominees have been nominated to Governor Rick Scott for consideration for appointment to the County Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit t...

MEDIA ADVISORY - THE FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT'S PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS: JAN. 30, 2014
January 28, 2014
Each year, the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar give special recognition to lawyers, groups and a member of the judiciary who have freely given their time and expertise in making legal services available to the poor. This year 21 lawyers, a young...

JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT VACANCY
January 28, 2014
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the Polk County Court due to the appointment of Judge Reinaldo Juan Ojeda to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge vacancy, effective January 21, 2014. Applicants for this coun...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
January 27, 2014
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following candidates will be interviewed for possible nomination to the Governor for the position of County Court Judge: Robert A. Bauman Troy Matthew Lovell Michael L. ...

FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION DISTRICT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
January 24, 2014
As a result of the resignation of Circuit Judge Jacqueline R. Griffin, there is a vacancy in The Fifth District Court of Appeal and the Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy. 1) Judicial ap...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
January 24, 2014
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on March 07, 2014, at 8:00 a.m., at Frost, Van den Boom & Smith, P.A., 395 South Central Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. The purpose of this meeting will be to interview applicants for the vacant P...

21 FLORIDA LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 30
January 23, 2014
The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 30 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawye...

ATTORNEY KAREN MEYER BUESING TO RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD
January 23, 2014
Tampa attorney Karen Meyer Buesing, a shareholder at Akerman LLP in Tampa, is the recipient of the 2014 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Ricky Polston at a Jan. 30 cere...

TAMPA LAW FIRM STICHTER RIEDEL TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK
January 23, 2014
The law firm of Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, P.A., of Tampa, is the 2014 Law Firm Commendation recipient. The award honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis. The commendation wil...

CENTRAL FLORIDA BANKRUPTCY LAW ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD
January 23, 2014
The Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association is the recipient of the 2014 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award. The award, which recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant contribution in the delivery of legal services to...

TAMPA ATTORNEY LAURA E. WARD TO RECEIVE YOUNG LAWYERS PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD
January 23, 2014
Laura E. Ward, an attorney at DLA Piper LLP in Tampa, is the recipient of the 2014 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award will be presented at a Jan. 30 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Ward concentrates her practice...

JUDGE EMILY A. PEACOCK TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD
January 23, 2014
The Honorable Emily A. Peacock, of the 13th Judicial Circuit, Tampa, will receive the 2014 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public, especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
January 15, 2014
NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION JACKSONVILLE – Notice is hereby given that The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the office of McGuireW...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES ESCAMBIA COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
January 14, 2014
Governor Scott has declared a vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, County Court, brought about by the retirement of Judge Thomas E. Johnson. Accordingly, the First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for this vacancy. Qu...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT VACANCY
January 13, 2014
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a county court vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the elevation of the Honorable Judge Greg Tynan to the Circuit Bench. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Ba...

MARCH APPOINTMENT TO BE FILLED
January 13, 2014
MARCH APPOINTMENT TO BE FILLED The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its March 28, 2014 meeting: Supreme Court's Bar Admissions Committee: One lawyer to serve a two-year term commencing July 1, 2014. T...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - SIX NOMINEES RECOMMENDED FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
January 10, 2014
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to the Governor for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court Judicial vacancy, resulting from the resignation of The Honorable Walter Komanski. Earnest DeLoach, Jr. Ga...

JUDICIAL NOMINATION COMMISSION SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
January 7, 2014
On behalf of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, please be advised that the Commission will interview the following applicants for Judge Eileen O'Connor's vacant Circuit Court seat on Jan. 17. 1. Haccord Curry 1:30pm – 1:40pm 2. Kal L...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
January 6, 2014
The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Circuit Court for the Fourth Judicial Circuit resulting from the appointment of Judge Brian Davis to the Federal Bench. Each person interested in applying must deliver a complete...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
January 6, 2014
The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Circuit Court for the Fourth Judicial Circuit resulting from the death of Judge Jean Johnson. Each person interested in applying must deliver a completed application plus nine co...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 21 ATTORNEYS
December 31, 2013
Summaries of orders issued Oct. 15 – Nov. 27, 2013 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 21 attorneys; disbarring two, suspending 17 an...

LIST OF APPLICANTS - HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
December 30, 2013
The following individuals have applied with the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the County Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit: Adam Leo Bantner Jill Lowe Robert A. Bauman Daryl Maurice Manning Michael L. Benito J...

FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTIONS: PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE, 20 INCUMBENTS RE-ELECTED; 3 NEW MEMBERS ELECTED; 1 CONTESTED ELECTION
December 20, 2013
TALLAHASSEE – Miami attorney Ramón A. Abadin has been elected without opposition as The Florida Bar’s president-elect designate. Additionally, 20 incumbent Board of Governors members were re-elected without opposition; three new board members were elect...

NINTH CIRCUIT JNC SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
December 20, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Friday, January 10, 2014, at the Orange County Bar Association, 880 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801, at 8:30 a.m. Interviews for a vacancy on the Circuit Court will begin promptly at 9:00...

RAMÓN A. ABADIN OF MIAMI IS FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE
December 17, 2013
Miami attorney Ramón A. Abadin has been certified as The Florida Bar’s president-elect designate. He will be sworn in as president-elect at the Bar’s Annual Convention in June 2014 when Gregory W. Coleman of West Palm Beach becomes president. Abadin wil...

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS - FIFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
December 5, 2013
The Fifth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for County Court Judge. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The person appoin...

JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
December 4, 2013
JNC Commissioners Kevin P. Tynan, Vice Chair David Keller Terrence P. O’Connor Georgette Sosa Douglass ...

NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE - SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
December 4, 2013
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Seventh Judicial Circuit is pleased to announce the following named nominees have been submitted to Governor Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit: ...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
December 4, 2013
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the Hillsborough County Court created by the retirement of Judge James V. Dominguez, effective on March 31, 2014. The commission is now accepting applications for one county cour...

2014 JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINATIONS TO BE MADE
December 2, 2013
Judicial Nominating Commissions: Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year t...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 34 ATTORNEYS
November 27, 2013
Summaries of orders issued Sept. 3 – Oct. 11, 2013 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 34 attorneys; disbarring 13, revoking the lice...

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE
November 13, 2013
The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission met November 12, 2013 and is sending the following names for consideration for appointment by the Governor as Capital Collateral Regional Counsel for the Middle and Northern Regions: Middle Region: Terri L....

DEADLINE EXTENDED – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL CONFERENCE VACANCY
November 13, 2013
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference: One delegate to represent the Northern District of Florida to serve a four-year term commencing January 1, 2014. The biennial conference consists of educational opportunities and meetings (by state) on matters of mut...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE
November 12, 2013
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met today and interviewed nineteen (19) applicants for the Tenth Circuit Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of Judge Harvey A. Kornstein effective December 31, 2013. The Commission is pleased to a...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
November 12, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit resulting from the resignation of the Honorable Walter Komanski, Circuit Judge. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five...

2014 PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS NOMINATIONS - DEADLINE NEXT TUESDAY - ONE WEEK LEFT!
November 5, 2013
Each year, the Supreme Court of Florida and The Florida Bar give special recognition to lawyers, legal groups and a member of the judiciary who have freely given their time and expertise in making legal services available to the poor. The pro bono service...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 29 ATTORNEYS
October 31, 2013
Summaries of orders issued Aug. 20 – Sept. 3, 2013 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 29 attorneys; disbarring two, revoking the lic...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
October 29, 2013
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on November 4, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., at Frost, Van den Boom & Smith, P.A., 395 South Central Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss procedures and to screen ap...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
October 29, 2013
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on November 11, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., at Frost, Van den Boom & Smith, P.A., 395 South Central Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. The purpose of this meeting will be to interview applicants for the vacan...

NINTH CIRCUIT JNC SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
October 29, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the Orange County Bar Association, 880 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801, at 8:30 a.m. Interviews for a vacancy on the Circuit Court will begin promptly at 9...

JANUARY APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED
October 24, 2013
The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its January 31, 2014 meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2014 on this 33-member Board ...

THE SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMITTEE
October 24, 2013
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee has sent the following six names to the Governor for his consideration in filling the circuit court judicial vacancy: 1. Sherwood Coleman 2. Hon. Kathleen T. Hessinger 3. William G. Hyland, Jr. 4. Declan P. ...

18TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
October 24, 2013
The 18th Circuit JNC has convened and concluded its interviews for the Brevard County Court seat. This vacancy is the result of the elevation of Judge Kelli J. McKibben to the Circuit bench effective September 16, 2013. The nominees are: 1. Thomas J. Brow...

FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOMINATING COMMISSION
October 16, 2013
The Fifth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit resulting from the resignation of Judge William J. Singbush. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be ...

THREE PRINT AND BROADCAST ENTRIES STAND OUT IN THE FLORIDA BAR’S 58TH ANNUAL MEDIA AWARDS COMPETITION
October 16, 2013
Two newspapers and one TV station are winners of The Florida Bar Media Awards competition. Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis presented plaques to journalists from the Orlando Sentinel, Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and WESH-TV (NBC Orlando) on Oc...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
October 15, 2013
Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of W. Lowell Bray, Jr. from the Circuit Court bench. P...

SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY - NOTICE OF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
October 14, 2013
Governor Scott has declared a vacancy on the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, brought about by the resignation of Judge Hubert L. Grimes. Accordingly, the Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for this vacancy. Qualif...

JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR TENTH CIRCUIT JUDGE POSITION
October 8, 2013
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of Judge Harvey A. Kornstein, effective December 31, 2013. Applicants for this circuit judgeship must have been a member o...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
October 8, 2013
Notice is hereby given that the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting on Monday, October 14 at 9 a.m. and will last until 12:00 p.m., at Haas & Castillo, 19321 US Highway 19 N, Ste. 401 Bldg. C, Clearwater, Florida 33764, for...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 24 ATTORNEYS
September 30, 2013
Summaries of orders issued Aug. 7 – Sept. 3, 2013 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 24 attorneys; disbarring five, revoking the lic...

2013 DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED
September 26, 2013
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference: One delegate to represent the Northern District of Florida to serve a four-year term commencing January 1, 2014. The biennial conference consists of educational opportunities and meetings (by state) on matters of mut...

Notice of Accepting Applications for the Northern and Middle Regions of the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel
September 25, 2013
On September 17, the Governor requested that the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission reconvene for the purpose of nominating individuals for appointment as the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel for the Northern Region. In addition, the Governor...

NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
September 24, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet to discuss administrative matters as follows: Date: October 29, 2013 Time: 12:00 p.m., until finished Place: Law Offices of Tad A. Yates, P. A. 3117 Edgewater Drive Orlando, Florida 32804 T...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
September 23, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of the Honorable Anthony H. Johnson, circuit judge. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for ...

NOMINATIONS FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY - SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
September 23, 2013
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission certifies the following individuals for nomination to fill the vacant County Court seat created by the appointment of Judge Stacy Ross to the Circuit Court: Mari S. Blumstein Susan Odzer Hugentugler ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – MEETING CANCELLED
September 19, 2013
The meeting of the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission previously scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2013 has been cancelled. If you require additional information, please contact Mr. Roger Lutz, Esq., Chair, at (941) 951-1800 OR hrlutz@lutzbo...

FLORIDA FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
September 19, 2013
Senator Bill Nelson 716 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Marco Rubio 317 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Re: Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Florida De...

12TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – THREE NOMINEES RECOMMENDED FOR COUNTY JUDGESHIP VACANCY
September 19, 2013
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following 3 names to Governor Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the Sarasota County Court Judge vacancy in the 12th Judicial Circuit: 1. Gloria Jean DeMedio 2. Erika Nikla Quarterma...

18TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY BREVARD COUNTY
September 18, 2013
The 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the County Court due to appointment of Judge Kelly J. McKibben to the Circuit Court. Applicants must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five (5) years, a registered...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
September 16, 2013
Notice is hereby given that the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting on Monday, September 30 at 2 p.m. and will last until business is complete, at Haas & Castillio, 19321 US Highway 19 N, Ste. 401 Bldg. C, Clearwater, Flori...

9TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION VACANCY
September 16, 2013
9th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission: The Florida Bar is accepting applications for one lawyer vacancy on the 9th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. By letter of September 12, 2013, the Governor rejected The Florida Bar’s list of nominees for ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – MEETING CANCELLED
September 16, 2013
The meeting of the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission previously scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, 2013 has been cancelled. If you require additional information, please contact Mr. Roger Lutz, Esq., Chair, at (941) 951-1800 OR hrlutz@lutzb...

JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT -- MEETING TO ELECT CHAIRPERSON AND VICE CHAIRPERSON
September 12, 2013
The Second Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on September 23, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the offices of Rumberger Kirk and Caldwell, 215 South Monroe Street Suite 702 Tallahassee, FL 32301 to elect the chairperson and vice chairperson. For ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC – APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
September 12, 2013
The following applicants have been selected for further consideration by the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy for the Sarasota County Court Judicial vacancy, due to the appointment of Judge Kimberly Carlton Bonner to the Cir...

FLORIDA FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE RELATING TO FINALISTS FOR U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE AND U.S. ATTORNEY, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
September 11, 2013
Senator Bill Nelson 716 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Marco Rubio 317 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Re: Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Florida U.S. A...

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW -- SEVENTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
September 11, 2013
On behalf of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, the commission has selected the following applicants for interview for the vacant county court seat created by the appointment of Judge Stacy Ross to the Circuit Court. The interviews wi...

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR COURTS/LEGAL REPORTING WORKSHOP - THE DEADLINE IS ONLY 3 DAYS AWAY. YOU STILL HAVE TIME!
September 10, 2013
The 24th Annual Florida Bar Reporters' Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 14 and 15. This intensive two-day event is designed for 24 print, TV and radio journalists new to the courts and legal beats, or new to Florida. The workshop is presented ...

8TH CIRCUIT JNC – LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY BRADFORD COUNTY, FLORIDA
September 6, 2013
The following individuals have applied with the Commission for nomination to the County Court in and for Bradford County in the 8th Judicial Circuit: James M. Bessinger, Jr. Jodi Helene Cason Johnie Steven Cooper Richard B. Davis, Jr. Greg Thomas Forhan...

FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
September 6, 2013
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourth District Court of Appeal will conduct an organizational meeting at the Fourth District Court of Appeal, 1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401 at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013. If...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY
September 4, 2013
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a judicial vacancy in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of the Honorable W. Lowell Bray, Jr. The Sixth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission seeks applications for nomination ...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 19 ATTORNEYS
August 30, 2013
Summaries of orders issued July 2 – Aug. 12, 2013 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 19 attorneys, disbarring two, revoking the lice...

ONE HUNDRED SIXTY TWO LAWYERS EARN BOARD CERTIFICATION, THE FLORIDA BAR'S 'LEGAL EXPERT' STATUS
August 30, 2013
Tallahassee, August 30 – The Board of Legal Specialization and Education congratulates the 162 lawyers who this year earned Florida Bar board certification, a designation that places them among the only group of Florida lawyers who may use the terms "spe...

19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
August 30, 2013
**COURTESY NOTICE ** The applicant interviews are scheduled for Thursday, September 19 at 9 a.m. in the State Attorney's office at the Martin County Courthouse, 100 East Ocean Blvd., Suite 400, Stuart, Florida 34994. The interview schedule is as follows: ...

FLORIDA FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE RELATING TO INTERVIEWS OF APPLICANTS FOR U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, U.S. ATTORNEY, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA AND U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
August 29, 2013
Attached hereto are the names of the applicants who will be interviewed by the Commission for the positions of U.S. District Judge and U.S. Attorney. The attachments provide information relating to the date, time and location of each interview. The order ...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL VACANCY
August 28, 2013
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Third District Court of Appeal has certified to Governor Rick Scott the following six (6) nominees to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of The Honorable Judge Angel A. Cortiñas on the Third District Cour...

NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
August 20, 2013
Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. and would last until completion (estimated 6 p.m., but may be later) at the Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial C...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANT INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR THE THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL VACANCY
August 16, 2013
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announces its interview schedule for the persons who have applied for the vacancy created by the retirement of Honorable Judge Angel A. Cortiñas. INTERVIEW SCHEDULE* 3rd District Cour...

FIFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES VACANCY IN THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
August 16, 2013
The Fifth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit resulting from the retirement of Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephen. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must b...

8TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY BRADFORD COUNTY
August 14, 2013
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the County Court of Bradford County due to the death of Judge Johnny R. Hobbs. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five (5) years, a registered vo...

12TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY SARASOTA COUNTY
August 13, 2013
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the County Court of Sarasota County due the appointment of Judge Kimberly Bonner to the Circuit Court. Applicants must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five (...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL VACANCY
August 13, 2013
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announces the names of the applicants who have applied for the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Judge Angel A. Cortiñas: The persons listed below have applied for th...

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL VACANCY - SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
August 12, 2013
As a result of the Recent Gubernatorial appointment of Broward County Judge Stacy Ross, there is a vacancy created for Judge Stacy Ross' County Court seat on the Seventeenth Judicial County Court, in and for Broward County, Florida. 1. Judicial applicatio...

THERE’S STILL TIME TO ENTER THE FLORIDA BAR’S 58TH ANNUAL MEDIA AWARDS COMPETITION
August 9, 2013
Tallahassee—August 19 is the deadline for entries in The Florida Bar’s 2013 Media Awards competition. The awards are presented in recognition of outstanding journalism. Qualified entries consist of a story or stories that highlight the system of law and...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
August 7, 2013
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on August 13, 2013, at 11:00 am, via teleconference. Please e-mail Bernie Klink at bklink@lutzbobo.com for call-in information. During the meeting there will be discussion of the action items in...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 25 ATTORNEYS
July 31, 2013
Summaries of orders issued May 28 – June 27, 2013 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 25 attorneys, disbarring eight, suspending 15 a...

NOTICE OF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CAPITAL COLLATERAL REGIONAL COUNSEL NORTHERN REGION
July 30, 2013
Governor Scott has declared a vacancy for the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel for the Northern Region. Accordingly, the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for this vacancy. The Northern Region consists of the Fi...

19TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
July 29, 2013
The 19th Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the 19th Circuit resulting from the elevation of Judge Mark Klingensmith to the Fourth District Court of Appeal. All persons interested ...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - SIX NOMINEES RECOMMENDED FOR CIRCUIT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
July 25, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to the Governor for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court Judicial vacancy: Michael Gibson Richard Reinhart Christopher Smith Christi Underwood Tanya Davis Wils...

8TH CIRCUIT JNC – LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
July 24, 2013
The following individuals have applied with the Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court in the 8th Judicial Circuit: 1. James M. “Mel” Bessinger, Jr. 2. Patrice Boyes 3. Monica Brasington 4. Glenn Bryan 5. Nicholas Camuccio 6. Tom Copeland 7. Wil...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF NINTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
July 24, 2013
The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will be conducting an organizational meeting to discuss procedures and deadlines related to the upcoming vacancy to be created by the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Mark Klingensmith to the Fourth Di...

EIGHTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
July 24, 2013
The Eighteenth Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed all of the applicants for the Circuit Court vacancy in Brevard County created by Judge Silvernail's resignation, and set forth below in alphabetical order are the six candidates that the Commission...

AKERMAN SENTERFITT'S KIMBERLY ASHBY IS FLORIDA BAR BOARD CERTIFIED LAWYER OF THE YEAR
July 22, 2013
Editors Note: A photo of Kimberly A. Ashby is available at this link. TALLAHASSEE, July 22 – Kimberly A. Ashby of Akerman Senterfitt, a shareholder with the firm's Construction and Litigation Practices in Orlando, has received the 2013 Justice Harry Lee ...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
July 18, 2013
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on July 23, 2013, at 12 p.m., via teleconference. Please e-mail Ivory Crofoot at icrofoot@nealcommunities.com for call-in information. This will be the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commis...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDGESHIP VACANCY
July 12, 2013
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Third District Court of Appeal resulting from the resignation of Judge Angel A. Cortiñas. All persons inte...

NINTH CIRCUIT JNC SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
July 9, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the Orange County Bar Association, 880 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801, at 8 a.m. Interviews for a vacancy on the Circuit Court will begin promptly at 8:30 a....

NEW APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR ONE VACANCY TO SERVE ON THE FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
July 8, 2013
First Appellate District Judicial Nominating Commission: The Florida Bar is accepting applications for one lawyer vacancy on the First DCA Judicial Nominating Commission. By letter of July 1, 2013, the Governor rejected The Florida Bar’s list of nominees...

FIFTY-EIGHT LAWYERS EARN BOARD CERTIFICATION, THE FLORIDA BAR’S ‘LEGAL EXPERT’ STATUS
July 2, 2013
Fifty-eight lawyers recently earned Florida Bar board certification. Board certified lawyers are evaluated for professionalism and tested for expertise. This designation places them among the only group of Florida lawyers who may use the terms “specialis...

9TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION VACANCY
July 2, 2013
The Florida Bar is accepting applications for one lawyer vacancy on the 9th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission due to the resignation of Kevin B. Weiss. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for this vacancy to the Governor for his appointment. ...

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR 18TH CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
July 1, 2013
The 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Circuit Court due to the resignation of Judge J. Preston Silvernail. Applicants must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five (5) years, a registered voter and ...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JNC REQUEST FOR APPLICANTS FOR JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT
July 1, 2013
Governor Rick Scott has asked the Eighth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to seek applicants for the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court judicial vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Judge David Glant, Circuit Court Judge. The Eighth Judicia...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 23 ATTORNEYS
June 26, 2013
Summaries of orders issued April 12 –May 30, 2013 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 23 attorneys, disbarring six, suspending 12 and...

WEST PALM BEACH ATTORNEY TO BECOME FLORIDA BAR’S PRESIDENT-ELECT
June 20, 2013
TALLAHASSEE – West Palm Beach attorney Gregory W. Coleman will become president-elect of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention in Boca Raton. Coleman, who joined the Bar's governing board in 2006, will be sworn in at the General Assembly on Friday, Ju...

FORT LAUDERDALE ATTORNEY TO BECOME FLORIDA BAR’S FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN PRESIDENT, 65TH LEADER
June 20, 2013
TALLAHASSEE – Fort Lauderdale attorney Eugene K. Pettis will become the Bar's first African American leader when he is sworn in as its 65th president during The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton on June 28. West Palm Beach attorney Gregory W...

FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD ANNUAL CONVENTION IN BOCA RATON
June 20, 2013
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar will hold its Annual Convention in Boca Raton at the Boca Raton Resort & Club from June 26 to 29. Fort Lauderdale attorney Eugene K. Pettis will be sworn in as the Bar's 65th president and the first African American presiden...

FLORIDA BAR HONORS 165 ATTORNEYS FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE
June 19, 2013
FLORIDA BAR HONORS 165 ATTORNEYS FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE The Florida Bar will honor 165 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law during a luncheon at The Florida Bar's Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. To be recognized,...

18th CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY BREVARD COUNTY
June 12, 2013
The 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Circuit Court due to the resignation of Judge J. Preston Silvernail. Applicants must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five (5) years, a registered voter and ...

NEW APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR ONE VACANCY TO SERVE ON THE 3rd CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
June 11, 2013
New applications are sought for one lawyer vacancy on the 3rd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. By letter of May 30, 2013, the Governor rejected The Florida Bar’s May 31, 2012 list of nominees for the 3rd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission purs...

NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF MEETING
June 11, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet to discuss administrative matters as follows: Date: July 9, 2013 Time: 12:00 p.m., until finished Place: Orange County Bar Association 880 North Orange Avenue Orlando, Florida 32801 Topics: In...

NEW APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR ONE VACANCY TO SERVE ON THE 8th CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
June 11, 2013
New applications are sought for one lawyer vacancy on the 8th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. By letter of May 30, 2013, the Governor rejected The Florida Bar’s list of nominees for the 8th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission pursuant to Secti...

NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
June 11, 2013
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court, resulting from the elevation of Circuit Judge F. Rand Wallis to the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Applicants must have been a member of Th...

ABA HOUSE OF DELEGATES APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED
June 7, 2013
ABA House of Delegates: Two lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing August 2013, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting. Applicants must also be ABA members. Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the Application for Spec...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 29 ATTORNEYS
May 29, 2013
Summaries of orders issued March 20 - April 22, 2013 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 29 attorneys, disbarring 10, suspending 14 an...

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR 2013 VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD SPECIAL MAGISTRATE - SANTA ROSA COUNTY
May 28, 2013
The Value Adjustment Board of Santa Rosa County, Florida, invites all interested parties to submit letters of interest to serve as Special Magistrate for the 2013 Value Adjustment Board. Special Magistrates may not be elected or appointed officials or emp...

12TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – FIVE NOMINEES RECOMMENDED FOR CIRCUIT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
May 23, 2013
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following five names to Governor Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 12th Judicial Circuit: Magistrate Deborah Ann Bailey Judge Kimberly Carlton...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC – APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
May 17, 2013
The following applicants have been selected for further consideration by the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the Circuit Court judge vacancy, due to the resignation of The Honorable Rick DeFuria: 1. Deborah Ann Bailey 2. Kimberly Carlt...

NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS
May 14, 2013
A vacant position for Judge of Compensation Claims exists in District MIA. The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will be meeting on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the Orlando World Center Ma...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC – LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
May 14, 2013
The following individuals have applied with the Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court in the Twelfth Circuit, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Rick DeFuria: 1. Paula Adams 2. Deborah Ann Bailey 3. Dawn Marie Buchanan-Bates 4...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINEES FOR APPOINTMENT
May 9, 2013
Due to the Eighth Judicial Court Judge vacancy created by Judge Martha Ann Lott's retirement, the Eighth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission nominates the following highly qualified applicants for the Eighth Judicial Court vacancy (in alphabet...

FLORIDA BAR ANNOUNCES 59 FELLOWS CHOSEN FOR NEW LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
May 9, 2013
The Florida Bar will train 59 "fellows" for future leadership roles within the legal profession as part of the inaugural class of its Leadership Academy. The Bar received 263 total applications for the year-long program. Approved by The Florida Bar Board ...

FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CERTIFIES NOMINEES FOR VACANCY
May 3, 2013
After careful consideration and pursuant to Article V, Section 11 of the Florida Constitution, the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has certified the following nominees to Governor Rick Scott for the District Court of Appeal ...

THE FLORIDA BAR RELEASES FREE MOBILE DEVICE APPS
May 2, 2013
The Florida Bar now has free apps for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) and Android devices that provide current Bar news and a quick member look up. It also has for the first time released a custom app for the 2013 Florida Bar Annual Convention. The late...

11th CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
May 1, 2013
MIAMI—The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following persons for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court for the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joel Brown from the circuit court ben...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES EIGHT ATTORNEYS
April 30, 2013
Summaries of orders issued March 14 – April 18, 2013 The Florida Bar, the state's guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined eight attorneys, disbarring two, suspending...

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL VACANCY - SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
April 30, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2013 CONTACT: Jamie Finizio Bascombe, Chair TELEPHONE: (954) 767-6000 Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission NOTICE OF JUDICIAL VACANCY - SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION As a result of the unt...

11TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
April 24, 2013
MIAMI -- The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of Joel Brown from the circuit court bench. INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday, A...

APPLICANTS SOUGHT TO SERVE ON SECOND CIRCUIT JNC
April 23, 2013
The Florida Bar is accepting applications for one lawyer vacancy on the Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. By letter of April 16, 2013, the Governor rejected The Florida Bar’s list of nominees submitted on May 27, 2011 pursuant to Section 43....


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