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FLORIDA COMMISSION ON ACCESS TO CIVIL JUSTICE TO MEET FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 AT HOTEL DUVAL IN TALLAHASSEE
February 11, 2016
(Press availability at 11:00 a.m. in the same location) The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice will hold its first 2016 meeting on Friday, February 12, from 12:45 p.m. until 4:35 p.m. at the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee. The meeting is open to th...

SUPREME COURT ENJOINS BROWARD COUNTY NON-LAWYER FROM OFFERING LEGAL SERVICES
February 11, 2016
The Florida Bar served Sean Gentile of Gentile Child Support, LLC, in Oakland Park with a Florida Supreme Court order enjoining her from practicing law without a license. The Bar, which is charged by the court with protecting the public from those who wou...

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN MAY
February 10, 2016
Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancies: Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend six nomin...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN MAY
February 10, 2016
Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism: Five lawyers to serve four-year terms on this 23-member commission commencing July 1, 2016. The Commission acts as a steering and long-range planning commission for the creation and implementation of progra...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGE
February 9, 2016
The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the individuals listed below to fill the county court vacancies created by appointment of Judge Thomas V. Dannheisser and Judge Darlene F. Dickey to the Circuit Court: Robert C. A...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
February 8, 2016
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic annual meeting on Feb. 8, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. At the meeting, a Chair and Vice-Chair will be elected and the commission will discuss the procedure for considering applications to fi...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY
February 5, 2016
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy due to the retirement of Judge Chris W. Altenbernd. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for this vacancy. Qualifi...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT VACANCY
February 3, 2016
As a result of the resignation of Broward County Judge Eric Marc Beller, there is a vacancy in the Seventeenth Judicial County Court, in and for Broward County, Florida. 1. Judicial applications for this one County Court vacancy must be received by noon o...

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR TO TAKE PLACE IN MARCH PRESENTED BY THE FLORIDA BAR PRACTICE RESOURCE INSTITUTE
February 3, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar Practice Resource Institute, in partnership with YourMembership, will host a virtual career fair on Thursday March 31, from noon-3 p.m. EDT. The event lets legal professionals network with multiple employers from the comfort...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
February 2, 2016
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received, as of Feb. 1, 2016, 17 applications for the vacancy on the Leon County Court created by the appointment of Judge Robert Wheeler to the Circuit Court: Alan Abramowitz William M. Blocker II Rob...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
February 1, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at 9 a.m. at deVlaming, Romine & Rivellini, 1101 Turner Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756, for the purpose of discussing the judicial applications received by the Commissi...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEWS
February 1, 2016
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will interview the applicants listed below to select nominees to fill a judicial vacancy created in the Seventh Judicial Circuit by the resignation of Judge J. David Walsh. The applicants are scheduled to...

EIGHTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDGESHIP VACANCY IN BREVARD COUNTY
February 1, 2016
The Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the County Court of Brevard County to fill the vacancy created by the Supreme Court’s Order in Case No: SC14-1582. REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have been members of The Florida ...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 15 ATTORNEYS
January 29, 2016
Summaries of orders issued Nov. 12 – Dec. 10, 2015 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 15 attorneys – disbarring two, revoking the ...

PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY IS JANUARY 28
January 26, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – The 2016 Pro Bono Service Awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, January 28, at the Supreme Court of Florida. The annual Pro Bono Service Awards recognize outstanding commitment to providing legal services to Florida’s po...

FLORIDA BAR COMPLEX TO BE NAMED FOR LONGTIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JACK HARKNESS
January 26, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar’s headquarters complex in Tallahassee will be dedicated to longtime executive director John F. “Jack” Harkness, Jr. in a naming ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 11:30 a.m. Hundreds of Bar members, staff and guests will ga...

FLORIDA BAR OPPOSES TERM LIMITS FOR THE JUDICIARY
January 25, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar opposes term limits for any state court judges in Florida, either on the trial or appellate bench. The Bar’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the recommendation of its Legislation Committee to adopt an official legis...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
January 20, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit due to the retirement of the Hon. J. Thomas McGrady. The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for n...

EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT BAR ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD
January 13, 2016
TALLAHASSEE - The Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association is the recipient of the 2016 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 ...

DUANE MORRIS LLP LAW FIRM TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK
January 13, 2016
TALLAHASSEE - Duane Morris LLP, an international firm with offices in Miami and Boca Raton, will receive the 2016 Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal serv...

JUDGE CATHERINE PEEK McEWEN TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD
January 13, 2016
TALLAHASSEE - The Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen (photo) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa, will be the first recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The new award, which recognizes an...

BRUCE B. BLACKWELL TO RECEIVE 2016 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD
January 13, 2016
TALLAHASSEE - Attorney Bruce B. Blackwell (photo) of Winter Park, a founding partner of King, Blackwell, Zehnder & Wermuth, P.A., in Orlando and now CEO/executive director of The Florida Bar Foundation, is the recipient of the 2016 Tobias Simon Pro Bono S...

JUDGE CYNTHIA L. COX TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD
January 13, 2016
TALLAHASSEE - The Honorable Cynthia L. Cox (photo) of the 19th Judicial Circuit, Vero Beach, is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relate...

YOUNG ATTORNEY ELISA D’AMICO OF MIAMI TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE
January 13, 2016
TALLAHASSEE − Elisa J. D’Amico of Miami (photo) is the recipient of the 2016 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer younger than 36 and who has not practiced for...

21 FLORIDA LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 28
January 13, 2016
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 28 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
January 8, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at 12 p.m. via teleconference. Please email Todd Jennings at taj@macfar.com for call-in information. The purpose of the telephone conference is to schedule deadlines and ...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
January 8, 2016
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Court created by the appointment of Judge Robert Wheeler to the Circuit Court. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the ...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING
January 7, 2016
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 1:20 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the offices of Ausley McMullen, 123 S. Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, with call-in information provided to members unable to attend in person. Pl...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES TWO ESCAMBIA COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES
January 6, 2016
Gov. Rick Scott has declared two vacancies on the Escambia County Court brought about by the appointment of Judge Thomas V. Dannheisser and Judge Darlene F. Dickey to the Circuit Court. Accordingly, the First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now ...

CANDIDATES FOR FIVE REGIONAL COUNSEL FOR THE OFFICE OF CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL WITHIN THE FIVE REGIONS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
January 6, 2016
The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission recommends the following candidates for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the five Regions of the State of Florida: REGION ONE: Collins, Julian Lewis, Jeffrey E. McGuinness, Pat...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
January 6, 2016
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the Circuit Court by the resignation of Judge J. David Walsh. An applicant must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, and must be a registered ...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY
January 6, 2016
JACKSONVILLE -- The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy in the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Duval County Court, due to the retirement of Judge Charles G. Cofer. Applicants must ha...

NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS
January 4, 2016
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) will meet on Monday, March 21, 2016, at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando 32827, to interview prospective applicants/can...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
December 30, 2015
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following highly qualified nominees have been nominated to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration for appointment to the County Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit to fill the vacanc...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 15 ATTORNEYS
December 30, 2015
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 15 attorneys – permanently disbarring one attorney, revoking the license of one attorney, suspend...

MARCH APPOINTMENT TO BE FILLED
December 29, 2015
The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its March 11, 2016, meeting: Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee: One lawyer to fill an expiring four-year term, with appointment comme...

BAR JOURNAL'S SPECIAL ISSUE FOCUSES ON TECHNOLOGY
December 28, 2015
The Florida Bar Journal, the premier source of practical articles on Florida law and law practice, has devoted a special issue to legal technology and has posted it on the Bar’s website as its first digital edition. The January 2016 digital edition inclu...

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR FIVE REGIONAL COUNSEL FOR THE OFFICE OF CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL
December 22, 2015
The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants seeking nomination to the Office of Criminal Conflict And Civil Regional Counsel within the Five Regions of the State of Florida. The Regional Counsels for Florida's...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
December 18, 2015
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announced that the candidates listed on the schedule below will be interviewed for possible nomination to Gov. Rick Scott for the position of County Court Judge. The Commission will convene on Monday, ...

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CHOOSES NOMINEES FOR THREE VACANCIES
December 17, 2015
The 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent three lists of nominees to Gov. Rick Scott for appointments to fill two vacancies in the 20th Circuit Court and one vacancy in Lee County Court. Interviews with applicants were held Dec. 15 and 16. ...

ATTORNEY DAVID BOIES TO SPEAK AT SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER
December 17, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – At its January 28 Annual Dinner, the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society will host a memorable evening including a keynote address by highly acclaimed attorney David Boies. Hank Coxe, a past president of The Florida Bar, will be master...

MICHAEL HIGER CERTIFIED AS BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE
December 16, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – Miami attorney Michael J. Higer 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 2016 when William J. Schifino Jr. of Tampa will be sworn in a...

FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION RESULTS: MIAMI ATTORNEY MICHAEL J. HIGER IS PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE; TWO NEW MEMBERS ARE ELECTED; 18 INCUMBENTS ARE RE-ELECTED; FOUR SEATS HAVE CONTESTED ELECTIONS
December 16, 2015
Miami attorney Michael J. Higer 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 2016 when William J. Schifino, Jr. of Tampa will be sworn in as president. H...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS A PUBLIC MEMBER TO SERVE ON ITS GOVERNING BOARD
December 15, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, Dec. 15 -- Continuing its practice of public involvement, The Florida Bar seeks a new member of the public to serve on its governing board. The board member will replace Anthony Holloway, St. Petersburg, whose second two-year term expires Jun...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
December 15, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted six names to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration and appointment to fill the vacancy on the Second Judicial Circuit Court created by the Supreme Court's Order in Case No. SC15-786. The nominees...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
December 15, 2015
MIAMI - The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following persons for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court for the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Charles Johnson to the Circuit Court bench:...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION TO INTERVIEW FOURTEEN APPLICANTS FOR SECOND CIRCUIT VACANCY
December 8, 2015
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second Circuit will meet at 8:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at the Leon County Court Annex, 1920 Thomasville Road, Room 213, Tallahassee, Fla. Pursuant to Article V, Section 11 of the Florida Constitution, a ...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES TO FILL JUDICIAL VACANCIES
December 8, 2015
The 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission provided Gov. Rick Scott with the following ten names for his consideration to fill the judicial vacancies left by Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal, who is resigning from the bench, and Circuit Judge Laura Marie...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF NOMINEES FOR TWO DISTRICT COURT VACANCIES
December 8, 2015
The First District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on Dec. 7-8, 2015, to fill the two District Court vacancies in the First District created by the resignations of Judges Benton and Ma...

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEWS
December 7, 2015
Thirty individuals have been selected for personal interviews with the commission on Dec. 15 and 16, 2015, for the judicial openings resulting from the resignation of County Judge Frank Mann and the pending retirement of Circuit Judges Cynthia Pivacek and...

NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS
December 4, 2015
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827, to interview prospective applicants/ca...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
December 4, 2015
The following individuals have applied with the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the County Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit: Jon Johnson Thomas Dickerhoof Lisa Ann Allen Christopher Brown Troy Lovell Aaron Hubba...

EIGHTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
December 2, 2015
The following individuals have applied to the 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court in Brevard County left by Judge Robert Burger. The interviews will take place on Dec. 18, 2015. Bookhardt III...

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF MEETING
December 2, 2015
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic meeting at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, to discuss the candidates who have applied to fill three judicial openings. The agenda is as follows: 1. Call to order 2. Approval of minut...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE - COUNTY COURT VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
December 2, 2015
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the recent appointment of Judge Charles Johnson to the Circuit C...

2016 JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINATIONS TO BE MADE
December 1, 2015
Judicial Nominating Commissions: One lawyer vacancy for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate three lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year t...

THE FLORIDA BAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CLASS OF 2016-17
December 1, 2015
Applications for The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Leadership Academy are now being accepted through January 15 for the 2016-17 class. Each year a select group of participants is chosen from applications submitted to become Academy Fellows. Approved b...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE
November 30, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at the offices of Ausley McMullen, 123 S. Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Pursuant to Article V, Section 11 of the Florida Constitution, a portion of...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 15 ATTORNEYS
November 30, 2015
Summaries of orders issued Sept. 16 – Oct. 9, 2015 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 15 attorneys – permanently disbarring one att...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
November 30, 2015
The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will meet to interview the following applicants for vacancies created by the resignations of Judge Marstiller and Judge Benton. Monday, December 7 1. W. Joel Boles 8:30-...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - LISTING OF APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
November 24, 2015
MIAMI – The following individuals have applied to the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the recent appointment of Judge Charles Johnson to the Circuit Court bench:...

FLORIDA FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE RELATING TO APPLICATIONS FOR U.S. ATTORNEY, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
November 24, 2015
By letter dated Sept. 21, 2015, Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio directed the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission to begin accepting applications for the position of U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Florida. The senators directed the commis...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
November 24, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received, as of Nov. 23, 2015, 20 applications for the vacancy on the Second Judicial Circuit Court created by the Supreme Court’s Order in Case No. SC15-786. The following individuals have applied: A...

FIRST DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
November 24, 2015
The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has received, as of Nov. 18, 2015, 30 applications for the vacancy on the First DCA created by the resignations of Judge Marstiller and Judge Benton. The following individuals have applied:...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - LISTING OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
November 20, 2015
The following individuals have applied with the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court. The vacancies result from the retirement of The Honorable Cynthia Pivacek and the Honorable Thomas Corbin. Joseph Bernardo Sus...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - LISTING OF APPLICANTS FOR LEE COUNTY COURT VACANCY
November 20, 2015
The following individuals have applied with the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Lee County Court. The vacancy results from the resignation of Judge Frank Mann. Joseph Bernardo Andrew Bokan Jay Brizel Bradley Butcher Jane...

FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES, INC. SEEKS DIRECTOR APPLICANTS – DEADLINE EXTENDED
November 18, 2015
Florida Rural Legal Services: One attorney to serve a three-year term on its 20-member Board of Directors. Other appointing organizations are the NBA, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter, ACLU, voluntary bar associations and various other eligible client and ...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
November 18, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission JNC will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at the offices of Ausley McMullen, 123 S. Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, with call-in information provided to members unable to attend in ...

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FIVE REGIONAL COUNSEL FOR THE OFFICES OF CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL
November 17, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, November 17 -- The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for Regional Counsel For The Office of Criminal Conflict And Civil Regional Counsel appointed by the Governor within the five regions of the sta...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
November 13, 2015
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will interview the following applicants for vacancies created as a result of the Supreme Court's Order in Case No. SC13-1333 and the resignation of Judge Lynn Rosenthal. Interviews w...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
November 12, 2015
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following applications have been timely received for consideration for both of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial vacancies created by the Supreme Court's Order in Case No. SC13-1333 ...

THE FLORIDA BAR SOLICITS MEMBER FEEDBACK ON EXPERT WITNESS RULE
November 9, 2015
The Florida Bar Board of Governors is urging Bar members to provide feedback on a proposal that could change the standards used in evaluating the validity of expert witness testimony. Comments must be submitted via an online form by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 15....

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
November 5, 2015
MIAMI -- The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami Dade County Court resulting from the recent appointment of Judge Charles Johnson to the Circuit Court bench. ...

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF TWO CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
November 4, 2015
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces two judicial vacancies in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the pending retirement of Circuit Judges Cynthia Pivacek and Thomas Corbin. The Commission requests that intereste...

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT VACANCY
November 4, 2015
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Lee County Court resulting from the resignation of County Judge Frank Mann. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
November 3, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the Second Judicial Circuit Court created by the Supreme Court’s Order in Case No. SC15-786. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the p...

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF MEETING
November 2, 2015
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, to discuss the process for accepting applications and interviewing candidates to fill three judicial openings. Anyone who would like to parti...

FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY
November 2, 2015
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...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 26 ATTORNEYS
October 30, 2015
Summaries of orders issued Aug. 28-Sept. 28, 2015 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 26 attorneys – disbarring four, revoking the li...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT VACANCY
October 30, 2015
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Hillsborough County Court. The vacancy was created by the elevation of Judge Kim Hernandez Vance to the Circuit Court. The commission is now accepting applications for this c...

18TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES VACANCY IN BREVARD COUNTY
October 29, 2015
The 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy, created by the Supreme Court’s order in Case No. SC15-1799, in the Circuit Court of Brevard County. An applicant must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five (5) ye...

DEADLINE NEARS FOR PRO BONO AWARDS NOMINATIONS
October 26, 2015
This is National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, which is a good time to issue a reminder that the deadline for nominations for the annual Pro Bono Service Awards is rapidly approaching. Each year, the Supreme Court of Florida and The Florida Bar give special re...

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO BE FILLED IN JANUARY
October 23, 2015
The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its Jan. 29, 2016, meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2016, on this 33-me...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE – PUBLIC MEETING
October 23, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at the offices of Ausley McMullen, 123 S. Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, with call-in information provided to members unable to attend in per...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF NOMINEES FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
October 22, 2015
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on Oct. 19, 2015, to fill the two Circuit Court vacancies in the Fourth Judicial Circuit created by the retirements of Judges Cooper and Had...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
October 20, 2015
The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews for the judicial vacancy in St. Lucie County on Monday, Oct. 19. The committee submitted to Gov. Rick Scott the following final selection of nominees, in alphabetical ord...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCIES
October 20, 2015
First District Court of Appeal Judges Robert T. Benton and Simone Marstiller have announced that they will be stepping down from their positions on the Court, creating two vacancies. The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nomination Commission has be...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIPS
October 20, 2015
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following names have been submitted to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancies created by the re...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCIES AND INSTRUCTIONS
October 20, 2015
As a result of the Supreme Court’s Order in Case No. SC13-1333 and the resignation of Judge Lynn Rosenthal, there are two vacancies in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court, in and for Broward County, Florida. 1. Judicial applications for these two Circ...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING
October 16, 2015
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the First District Court of Appeal announces a telephone meeting on October 19, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST to discuss procedures for filling two upcoming vacancies. Agenda: 1. Election of Chair and Vice Chair 2. Setting d...

THE FLORIDA BAR REJECTS ADMISSION BY MOTION/RECIPROCITY
October 16, 2015
Tallahassee, Fla. – Following thorough and transparent deliberations among its members, a Florida Bar committee charged with evaluating the topic of admission by motion/reciprocity for Florida concluded that further study and evaluation should be conduct...

TAMPA BAY AREA JOURNALISTS REMAIN ON TOP IN THE FLORIDA BAR MEDIA AWARDS; SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT PRESENTED TO TIMES' MARTIN DYCKMAN
October 13, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – Journalists from the Tampa Bay area are the top winners of the 60th Annual Florida Bar Media Awards for outstanding legal reporting. Florida Bar President Ramón A. Abadin presented first-place awards to reporters from WTSP-TV 10 News and th...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING
October 8, 2015
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit announces that it will be conducting a business meeting to discuss organizational issues at the time and place listed below: Date: Friday, October 16, 2015 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: Gre...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
October 7, 2015
JACKSONVILLE -- The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met on October 6, 2015 to review and deliberate over the 32 applications received for the two vacancies in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court created by the retirements of Judges Mallory Coo...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 19 ATTORNEYS
September 30, 2015
Summaries of orders issued June 10 – Aug. 28, 2015 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 ...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SUBMITS SIX NAMES TO GOVERNOR SCOTT FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
September 30, 2015
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second Circuit has submitted six names to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration and appointment to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Frank E. Sheffield. The nominee...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN DECEMBER
September 28, 2015
Florida Rural Legal Services: One attorney to serve a three-year term on its 20-member Board of Directors. Other appointing organizations are the NBA, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter, ACLU, voluntary bar associations and various other eligible client and ...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING TO REVIEW APPLICATIONS FOR TWO VACANCIES
September 25, 2015
JACKSONVILLE -- The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applications timely received for the two vacancies in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirements of Judges Mallory Cooper and Lawrence Haddock, Jr. The a...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
September 25, 2015
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the interview schedule of applicants for the Circuit Court vacancy created in the Seventh Judicial Circuit by the resignations of Judge William A. Parsons and Judge C. McFerrin Smith, III. These...

FLORIDA FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE RELATING TO APPLICATIONS FOR UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
September 25, 2015
Pursuant to the instructions set forth in the attached letter from Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Marco Rubio, dated September 21, 2015, the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for the following position: · United...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION TO INTERVIEW ELEVEN APPLICANTS FOR SECOND CIRCUIT VACANCY
September 22, 2015
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second Circuit will interview eleven applicants for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Frank E. Sheffield. Interviews will be conducted on Septembe...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE
September 22, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at the Leon County Court Annex, 1920 Thomasville Road, Room 213, Tallahassee, FL. Pursuant to Article V, Section 11 of the Florida Constitution, a portion...

FLORIDA FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE RELATING TO FINALISTS FOR U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
September 16, 2015
Attached hereto is a copy of a letter dated September 16, 2015 from the undersigned to Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Marco Rubio which certifies the names of the finalists for the position of U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Florida. DATED: Sep...

REVISED 19TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING JUDICIAL VACANCY IN ST. LUCIE COUNTY
September 15, 2015
As previously released, the 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy in the St. Lucie County Court. In clarification of an error contained in the prior release, be advised that all a...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE
September 15, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at the offices of Ausley McMullen, 123 S. Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Pursuant to Article V, Section 11 of the Florida Constitution, a portion of ...

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS
September 15, 2015
Each year, the Supreme Court of Florida and The Florida Bar give special recognition to lawyers, groups and members of the judiciary who have freely given their time and expertise in making legal services available to the poor. The 2016 pro bono service a...

FLORIDA FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE RELATING TO FINALISTS FOR U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
September 11, 2015
Attached hereto is a copy of a letter dated September 11, 2015 from the undersigned to Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Marco Rubio which certifies the names of the finalists for the position of U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Florida. DATED: Septe...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
September 9, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received, as of Sept. 8, 2015, 17 applications for the vacancy on the Leon County Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Frank E. Sheffield. The following individuals have applied: Alan Fran...

19TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY
September 4, 2015
The 19th Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy in the St. Lucie County Court. All persons interested in applying must deliver a complete application to each member of the Judicial Nominating C...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
September 3, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the offices of Ausley McMullen, 123 S. Calhoun St., Tallahassee, FL 32301, with call-in information provided to members unable to attend in person. Pl...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
September 2, 2015
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Circuit Court of Sixth Judicial Circuit due to the retirement of the Honorable William R. Webb. The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for no...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCIES
September 2, 2015
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration in filling two Circuit Court judicial vacancies in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. Judge Parker's Vacancy: Hunter W. Carroll Judge Don T...

FIFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
September 2, 2015
The Fifth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Hale Stancil. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must b...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 24 ATTORNEYS
August 31, 2015
Summaries of orders issued June 17 – July 16, 2015 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 two, revoking the ...

19TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES SEPT. 1 MEETING
August 28, 2015
The 19th Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, to discuss the acceptance of applications and scheduling of interviews for the position of St. Lucie County Judge. All persons interested may attend the meeting, which beg...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
August 27, 2015
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the vacancies created by the resignations of Judge William A. Parsons and Judge C. McFerrin Smith, III. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a regi...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
August 27, 2015
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at 4 p.m. via teleconference. Please email Kevin Brennan at kbrennan@mslbo-law.com for call-in information. The purpose of the telephone conference is to schedule deadlin...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TWO VACANCIES
August 26, 2015
JACKSONVILLE -- The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for two vacancies in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirements of Judges Mallory Cooper and Lawrence Haddock Jr. Appli...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
August 18, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Frank E. Sheffield in Leon County. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preced...

INTERVIEWS SET FOR TWO U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE OPENINGS
August 14, 2015
Applicants for the positions of U.S. District Judge in the Middle District and Northern District of Florida will be interviewed Sept. 10 and Sept. 15 by the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. Posted below are the date, time and location of ea...

NOMINATING PETITIONS SOUGHT FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS VACANCY
August 13, 2015
Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr. has announced a vacancy on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar because of the resignation of Sixteenth Circuit board member Bernadette Restivo. Restivo was serving a two-year term on the board in Seat 1. The ...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE – PUBLIC MEETING
August 12, 2015
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) will meet at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, at the offices of Ausley McMullen, 123 S. Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, with call-in information provided to members unable to attend in...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION LIST OF APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
August 11, 2015
The following individuals have been selected for further consideration by the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancies created by the departures of The Honorable James S.Parker and The Honorable Peter A. Dubensky: Kevin R. Brun...

THE FLORIDA BAR TO HOST MEMBER FORUM ON VISION 2016 ON SEPTEMBER 18 IN TAMPA
August 10, 2015
Coinciding with the Tampa Fall Meeting, this forum will aim to facilitate dialogue on issues impacting Florida’s legal profession. TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar will host an open forum for Bar members with its Vision 2016 Bar Admissions Committee on Fri...

195 EARN BOARD CERTIFICATION, THE FLORIDA BAR'S 'LEGAL EXPERT' STATUS
August 4, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – The Board of Legal Specialization and Education congratulates the 195 lawyers who in 2015 earned Florida Bar board certification, a designation that places them among the only group of Florida lawyers who may use the terms "specialist," "ex...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MEETING
August 3, 2015
The Thirteenth Judicial Nominating Commission will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at 1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606. ###...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 22 ATTORNEYS
July 30, 2015
Summaries of orders issued March 18-July 2, 2015 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 22 attorneys -- disbarring four, revoking the lic...

NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS
July 29, 2015
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will meet on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, Florida, USA 32827, to...

JOHNSON-STACKS APPOINTED CHAIR OF FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION AND EDUCATION
July 27, 2015
Tallahassee, July 27 – Cynthia Johnson-Stacks, assistant county attorney in the Miami-Dade County Attorney's office has been appointed chair of the 2015–16 Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE), a 17-member board that oversees t...

NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
July 20, 2015
Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting on Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. that may last until 6 p.m. at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida, 8th Floor Multipurpo...

SIX NOMINEES NAMED FOR 11TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT VACANCY
July 10, 2015
MIAMI – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following people for appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court for the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Victoria S. Sigler: Jason Emilios Dimitris...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCIES
July 8, 2015
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces judicial vacancies in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of Judge Peter A. Dubensky and Judge James S. Parker. The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission seeks appli...

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 26th ANNUAL FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP
July 7, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – The 26th Annual Florida Bar Reporters' Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 12 and 13. This intensive two-day event is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists who are new to the courts and legal beats, or new to Flor...

RICHARD J. SUAREZ NAMED CHIEF JUDGE OF THE THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
July 2, 2015
MIAMI, FL—On July 1, 2015, Judge Richard J. Suarez became the sixteenth chief judge of the Third District Court of Appeal since the court opened in 1957. His term is for two years and, as chief judge, he will be responsible for all administrative matters...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING
July 1, 2015
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Friday, July 10, 2015, at 12 p.m., at Littler Mendelson, P.C., 111 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1250, Orlando, Florida 32801 to elect a new chair and vice chair of the JNC. ###...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 24 ATTORNEYS
June 30, 2015
Summaries of orders issued April 30 – June 2, 2015 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 one, revoking the ...

BAR OFFERS BEST-PRACTICES GUIDE TO E-COMMUNICATIONS
June 30, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar has released a new online handbook, “The Florida Bar Best Practices for Effective Electronic Communication,” which offers guidance to all Florida lawyers on communicating in the digital age. The handbook was an initiative ...

KEVIN JOHNSON RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF MERIT
June 29, 2015
Tampa attorney Kevin D. Johnson received a Florida Bar President's Award of Merit at The Florida Bar's 65th Annual Convention last week at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. Gregory W. Coleman, the 2014-15 Florida Bar president, thanked Johnson f...

STEPHEN METZ RECEIVES G. KIRK HAAS HUMANITARIAN AWARD
June 29, 2015
Tallahassee attorney Stephen William Metz received the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award at The Florida Bar's 65th Annual Convention last week at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. Kirk Haas was a member of The Florida Bar who practiced law in Miam...

IAN COMISKY RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF MERIT
June 29, 2015
Philadelphia, Pa., attorney Ian Comisky received a Florida Bar President's Award of Merit at The Florida Bar's 65th Annual Convention last week at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. Gregory W. Coleman, the 2014-15 Florida Bar president, thanked C...

SARASOTA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JAN JUNG RECEIVES MARSHALL CASSEDY SR. AWARD
June 29, 2015
Jan Jung, executive director of the Sarasota County Bar Association, received the Marshall Cassedy Sr. Award For Exemplary Service and Extraordinary Support of the Legal Profession at The Florida Bar's 65th Annual Convention last week at the Boca Raton Re...

DAVID PRATHER RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF MERIT
June 29, 2015
West Palm Beach attorney David Prather received a Florida Bar President's Award of Merit at The Florida Bar's 65th Annual Convention last week at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. Prather joined The Florida Bar Board of Governors in 2007 and has...

RENEE THOMPSON RECEIVES PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF MERIT
June 29, 2015
Ocala attorney Renee Elise Thompson received a Florida Bar President's Award of Merit at The Florida Bar's 65th Annual Convention last week at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. Gregory W. Coleman, the 2014-15 Florida Bar president, thanked Thomp...

CLARK JENNINGS RECEIVES CLAUDE PEPPER AWARD
June 29, 2015
Tallahassee attorney Clark Jennings received the Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award at The Florida Bar's 65th Annual Convention last week at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. The award recognizes an “outstanding Florida lawyer wh...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
June 23, 2015
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the recent resignation of Judge Victoria S. Sigler. INTERVIEW D...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING OF JULY 7
June 23, 2015
The 19th Judicial Nominating Commission will hold an administrative meeting on July 7, 2015, to acknowledge the new Chairperson and elect a new Vice Chair for the 2015-2016 term. All persons interested may attend the meeting commencing at 5:30 p.m. at the...

JUSTICE TEACHING TO HONOR EXEMPLARY LEADERS IN CIVICS EDUCATION
June 22, 2015
Three Justice Teaching Awards will be presented by Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis during the Judicial Luncheon on June 25 at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton. The awards honor a teacher, a volunteer and a judge for their de...

THE FLORIDA BAR WEBSITE NOW OFFERS USER-FRIENDLY RESOURCES ON IMMIGRATION TOPICS
June 19, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – As a public service, The Florida Bar now has information about immigration, permanent residency and naturalization easily accessible on one page – www.floridabar.org/immigration. The page has links to three Florida Bar pamphlets covering t...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
June 19, 2015
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on June 18, 2015. The following named individuals, listed alphabetically, have been recommended to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration to fill...

EL SITIO WEB DEL COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE FLORIDA OFRECE RECURSOS E INFORMACION SOBRE TEMAS DE INMIGRACION
June 19, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – Como servicio público, el Colegio de Abogados de Florida (The Florida Bar) ofrece información sobre temas de inmigración, residencia permanente y naturalización fácilmente accesible a través de un nuevo sitio web – www.floridabar.org/immig...

THE FLORIDA BAR LAUNCHES VIDEOS ON CONSUMER LAW TOPICS, BAR PROGRAMS AND THE JUDICIARY
June 17, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – As a service to the public, The Florida Bar now offers brief videos on popular consumer law issues, important Florida Bar programs and Florida’s judiciary. Spearheaded by Florida Bar President Gregory W. Coleman, the video project provides...

THE FLORIDA BAR HONORS 196 ATTORNEYS FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE
June 16, 2015
TALLAHASSEE –The Florida Bar will honor 196 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law during a luncheon at The Florida Bar Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. To be recognized, attorneys must be members in g...

FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD ANNUAL CONVENTION IN BOCA RATON
June 15, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar will hold its Annual Convention from June 24 to 27 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, with an emphasis on legal technology and innovation. Miami attorney Ramón A. Abadin will be sworn in as the Bar's 67th preside...

SCHIFINO TO BECOME FLORIDA BAR’S PRESIDENT-ELECT
June 15, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – Tampa attorney William J. Schifino, Jr. will become president-elect of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. Schifino, who will take the leadership reins in June 2016, will be sworn in at th...

ABADIN TO BECOME FLORIDA BAR’S 67th PRESIDENT
June 15, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – Miami attorney Ramón A. Abadin will be sworn in as the 67th president of The Florida Bar when the Bar holds its Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton. The swearing-in will take place at the General Assembly on Frid...

FLORIDA FEDERAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE RELATING TO APPLICATIONS FOR TWO U.S. DISTRICT JUDGES, MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA AND ONE U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
June 12, 2015
The Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for the following positions: U.S. District Judge, Middle District of Florida (two vacancies) U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Florida (one vacancy) The Rules of ...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
June 10, 2015
MIAMI – The following individuals have applied to the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami Dade Circuit Court resulting from the recent resignation of Judge Victoria Sigler: Joseph J. Mansfield Elija...

EIGHTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY IN SEMINOLE COUNTY
June 10, 2015
The 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the Circuit Court of Seminole County to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Linda D. Schoonover. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES ANNUAL MEETING
June 8, 2015
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold its annual meeting to elect new officers and take up any other business of the Commission on July 7, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. Anyone who would like to participate in the meeting should contact the un...

WINNERS OF THE FLORIDA BAR LEGAL GUIDE FOR NEW ADULTS YOUTUBE CONTEST ANNOUNCED
June 4, 2015
Videos submitted by students from Fort Lauderdale High School, Pompano Beach High School and SouthTech Academy in Boynton Beach were chosen by the Law Related Education Committee of The Florida Bar as the top entries in the 2015 YouTube Contest featuring ...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT AND COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES
June 2, 2015
The following individuals have applied with the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit: Christopher E. Brown Norman Cannella, Jr. Constance Daniels Thomas Dickerhoof Andrew ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY
June 1, 2015
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following five names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the County Court judicial vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Walt Fullerton: 1. Evan G. Frayman 2. Myria...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CLAY COUNTY COURT VACANCY
June 1, 2015
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on May 28, 2015. The following named individuals, listed alphabetically, have been recommended to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration to fill ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
June 1, 2015
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following four names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit:  Hunter W. Carroll Teresa Kaklis Dees Magistrate Rene...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR VACANCY IN THE FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
June 1, 2015
The following individuals have applied with the commission for nomination for the Circuit Court judgeship vacancy in the Fourth Judicial Circuit created by the retirement of the Honorable David Wiggins: 1. Garrett N. Barket 2. Michael L. Bryant 3. Katie L...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 20 ATTORNEYS
May 28, 2015
Summaries of orders issued March 30 – April 24, 2015 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 20 attorneys -- disbarring three, revoking t...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
May 27, 2015
The following applicants have been selected for further consideration by the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy for Circuit Court Judge, due to the retirement of Judge Lee Haworth: Maryann Olson Boehm Hunter W. Carroll Te...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
May 21, 2015
Notice is hereby given that the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee will convene a meeting on May 28 at 9 a.m. in the Clay County Courthouse, Room 8 for the following purposes: 1. To conduct interviews for a vacancy on the Clay County Court; and ...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
May 19, 2015
The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami Dade Circuit Court resulting from the recent resignation of Judge Victoria S. Sigler. All persons interested in applyi...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
May 19, 2015
The following individuals have applied with the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy created by the departure of Judge Lee E. Haworth: Hunter W. Carroll Renee L. Inman Maryann Olson Boehm T...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT AND COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES
May 12, 2015
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces two vacancies in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, one vacancy in the Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Bernard C. Silver and the second vacancy ...

FLORIDA COMMISSION ON ACCESS TO CIVIL JUSTICE TO MEET FRIDAY MAY 15 IN TAMPA
May 11, 2015
(Press availability at 11:00 a.m. in the same location) The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice will hold its second meeting on Friday, May 15, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. at the Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway, Tamp...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION EXTENDS APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR CLAY COUNTY COURT VACANCY
May 8, 2015
JACKSONVILLE – Due to a limited response and an extension of the deadline for submission of nominees to Gov. Rick Scott, the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is extending the deadline for the submission of an application to fill the vacancy ...

THE FLORIDA BAR ISSUES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR 60TH ANNUAL MEDIA AWARDS; UPS ANTE TO INCLUDE CASH PRIZES, ONLINE AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES
May 1, 2015
Tallahassee—The Call for Entries is out for The Florida Bar's 2015 Media Awards. The deadline is June 1. Since 1955, the prestigious awards have been presented annually to recognize outstanding legal journalism. This year the Bar has added monetary prize...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 17 ATTORNEYS
April 29, 2015
Summaries of orders issued Feb. 26 - March 27, 2015 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 17 attorneys -- disbarring four, revoking the ...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
April 27, 2015
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit certifies the following nominees to fill the Circuit Court judge vacancy created in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit due to the retirement of Judge Crow and Judge Rapp: 1. Carolyn Bell 2....

NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
April 27, 2015
Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting on May 21 at 2 p.m. that may last until 6 p.m. at the Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center, 2002 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, Florida, 8th Floor Conference R...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY
April 24, 2015
The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews on Thursday, April 23 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of St. Lucie County Court Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. The names of the nominees were sent to Gov. Rick Scott ...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
April 24, 2015
The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Circuit Court for Duval County resulting from the upcoming retirement of Judge David Wiggins. Applicants must have been a memb...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
April 23, 2015
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a judicial vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of The Honorable Lee E. Haworth. The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission seeks applications for nominatio...

2015 LEGAL GUIDE FOR NEW ADULTS YOUTUBE CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED
April 21, 2015
The Florida Bar Law Related Education Committee has extended the deadline for Florida high school students to participate in the 2015 YouTube Contest until May 1, 2015. The YouTube contest provides a new means to get students interested in the law by usin...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
April 20, 2015
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on April 23, at 2 p.m., via teleconference. Please email Debbie Hanke at dhanke@williamsparker.com for call-in information. During the meeting, the commission will discuss the action items in re...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CLAY COUNTY COURT VACANCY
April 17, 2015
The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy in the County Court for Clay County created by the retirement of Judge Richard Townsend. Applicants must have been a member of The Flor...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETINGS
April 15, 2015
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Monday, April 20, at 2 p.m. at deVlaming, Romine & Rivellini, 1101 Turner St., Clearwater, Florida 33756, for the purpose of discussing the judicial applications received by the commission as a...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANT INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
April 14, 2015
Applicant interviews to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of St. Lucie County Court Judge Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. are scheduled for Thursday, April 23, in the St. Lucie West Annex Courthouse, Hearing Room (2nd Floor), 250 NW Country Club Dr., Port S...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
April 10, 2015
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following highly qualified nominees have been nominated to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration for appointment to the Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the resi...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
April 9, 2015
The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission received 22 applications for the vacancy created by Judge Nikki Ann Clark’s retirement. Below is the list of applicants and the interview schedule: LIST OF APPLICANTS Gary Bergosh Kevin Bl...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
April 8, 2015
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce the list of candidates who will be interviewed for possible nomination to Gov. Rick Scott to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Charles Bergmann. ...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
March 31, 2015
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has set the following interview schedule for candidates to fill the judicial vacancies created by the retirements of Judge Stephen A. Rapp and Judge David F. Crow. The interviews will be conducted on Ap...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 28 ATTORNEYS
March 31, 2015
Summaries of orders issued Oct. 30, 2014 – Feb. 27, 2015 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 28 attorneys; disbarring three, revoking...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY JUDGE
March 27, 2015
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed twenty four applicants for the County Court position created by the appointment of Kelly Paige Butz to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court. The commission is pleased to announce the following nomin...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
March 27, 2015
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the County Court of Pinellas County due to the retirement of the Honorable Walt Fullerton. The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nomination ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
March 27, 2015
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Friday, March 27 at 12 p.m. via teleconference. Please email Kevin Brennan at kbrennan@mslbo-law.com for call-in information. The purpose of the telephone conference is to schedule deadlines an...

BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION RESULTS
March 24, 2015
TALLAHASSEE – Dori Foster-Morales won re-election to The Florida Bar Board of Governors for the Eleventh Circuit, Seat 2, and Philip J. Bonamo and Sam N. Masters are in a runoff for the Seventh Circuit, Seat 1, position, according to election results re...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR TWO JUDICIAL VACANCIES
March 23, 2015
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants for the two judicial vacancies created by the retirements of Judge Stephen A. Rapp and Judge David F. Crow. Applicants 1. Alijewicz, Sara 2. Baer, Adam 3. Baker III,Thom...

2015 CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWYER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS SOUGHT
March 20, 2015
When consumers are harassed by debt collectors, underwater on their mortgages or trying to re-establish credit, they turn to attorneys practicing consumer law. For families fighting to right their economic ships, these attorneys are the life-saving captai...

FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES, INC. SEEKS DIRECTOR APPLICANTS
March 18, 2015
The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its May 22, 2015 meeting: Florida Rural Legal Services: One lawyer to serve the remainder of a three-year term on its 20-member Board of Directors, comm...

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEKS LAWYER APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN MAY
March 18, 2015
The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following appointments to be filled during its May 22, 2015 meeting: ABA House of Delegates: Two lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing August 2015, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual M...

THE FLORIDA BAR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION VACANCIES
March 17, 2015
The Florida Bar is accepting applications for two lawyer vacancies on the Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. By letter of March 16, 2015, the governor rejected The Florida Bar's list of nominees for two seats pursuant to Section 43.29(1)(a...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
March 12, 2015
Judicial Nominating Commissions: Deadline extended for the Twentieth Circuit for one lawyer vacancy. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-...

FOURTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
March 12, 2015
Judicial Nominating Commissions: Deadline extended for the Fourteenth Circuit for one lawyer vacancy. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - LIST OF NOMINEES FOR DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY
March 11, 2015
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on March 6, 2015. The following named individuals, listed alphabetically, have been recommended to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration to fill...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES VACANCY
March 11, 2015
First District Court of Appeals Judge Nikki Clark has announced her resignation, creating a vacancy in the First District Court of Appeal. The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nomination Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nom...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
March 9, 2015
The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has nominated the attorneys listed below to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Ross L. Bilbrey to the First District Court of Appeal: Lacey Powell Clark Coleman Lee Robinson Charles Phi...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY
March 9, 2015
The Nineteenth Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Nineteenth Circuit created by the retirement of St. Lucie County Court Judge Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. All applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five year...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
March 4, 2015
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has provided the following six names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration to replace County Court Judge Gisele Pollack, who is resigning from the bench: Nickolaus Hunter Davis Donald Gelin Michele...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR POLK COUNTY COURT VACANCY
March 4, 2015
The following is a list of applicants for the Polk County Court vacancy due to the appointment of Judge Kelly P. Butz to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court, effective Jan. 16, 2015. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. 1) Gregory K. Atk...

JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR THE SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
March 3, 2015
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second District Court of Appeal is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been nominated to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration for appointment to the Second District Court of Appeal for the judici...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS
March 2, 2015
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces two vacancies due to the retirement of Judge Stephen A. Rapp and Judge David F. Crow. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for both vacanci...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING REGARDING JUDICIAL VACANCY
February 26, 2015
The Nineteenth Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy created by the retirement of Saint Lucie County Court Judge Thomas J. Walsh, Jr. The next Nineteenth Circuit JNC meeting is set for Frida...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 26 ATTORNEYS
February 26, 2015
Summaries of orders issued Nov. 10, 2014 – Feb. 9, 2015 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 26 attorneys; disbarring four, suspending...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
February 26, 2015
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following candidates will be interviewed for possible nomination to the governor to fill the judicial vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Matt Lucas to the Secon...

FLORIDA BAR DISTRIBUTES 192,000 LEGAL GUIDES TO HIGH SCHOOLS AND ANNOUNCES VIDEO CONTEST
February 23, 2015
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...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
February 20, 2015
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has set the following interview schedule for candidates to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Charles A. Davis, Jr. The following interviews for candidates not previously ...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
February 20, 2015
Notice is hereby given that The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee will convene a meeting on March 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duval County Courthouse, Room 7139 for the following purposes: 1. To conduct interviews for a vacancy on the Circuit Court; ...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
February 18, 2015
The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission received 18 applications for the vacancy created by Judge Philip J. Padovano not seeking retention. Below is a list of individuals who have applied and the interview schedule: LIST OF APPLI...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR COURT VACANCY
February 17, 2015
The following individuals have applied with the commission for nomination for the Duval County Court vacancy in the Fourth Judicial Circuit: 1. Melina Buncome 2. Katie Lee Dearing 3. Angela D. Mathews Gale 4. Richard Brooks Gordon 5. Ashley Wells Gree...

FLORIDA COMMISSION ON ACCESS TO CIVIL JUSTICE TO MEET JAN. 16 IN TALLAHASSEE'S KNOTT BUILDING
January 12, 2015
(Press availability at 11:00 a.m. in the same location) The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice will hold its first meeting on Friday, Jan. 16, from 12:30 until 4:45 p.m. in Room 412 of the Knott Building in Tallahassee’s capitol complex. The m...


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