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THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
December 8, 2016
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the resignation of the Hon. Herbert J. Baumann, Jr. Each applicant ...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
December 6, 2016
Below is the list of applicants to be considered by the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill two Circuit Court vacancies created by the resignations of Broward County Circuit Judges Thomas M. Lynch, IV and Arthur M. Birken. 1. David ...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE
December 2, 2016
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has announced its interview schedule of 26 candidates to fill a circuit court judge position created by the resignation of the Hon. Moses Baker, Jr. The interviews will take place Jan. 3, 2017, in the L...

NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS
December 1, 2016
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32827, to interview pro...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 22 ATTORNEYS
November 30, 2016
Summaries of orders issued Sept. 14 – Oct. 20, 2016 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 three, revoking t...

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SUBMITS NAMES TO GOVERNOR FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT VACANCY
November 29, 2016
The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission recommends the following candidates to Gov. Rick Scott for appointment to the Florida Supreme Court vacancy created by the resignation of Justice James E.C. Perry: Wendy W. Berger Daniel J. Gerber C. Alan L...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANT INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR VACANCY
November 29, 2016
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces its interview schedule for all the applicants who have applied for the vacancy created by the retirement of Honorable Judge Frank S. Shepherd: INTERVIEW SCHEDULE* Third District C...

COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE LA FLORIDA ADVIERTE SOBRE ESTAFAS DE INMIGRACION Y CONSULTAS LEGALES
November 22, 2016
El Colegio de Abogados de la Florida hace un llamado a las personas que buscan asesoría legal en temas de inmigración para advertirles acerca los riesgos de contratar a legos – o individuos sin autorización para ejercer la práctica del derecho – para as...

FLORIDA BAR WARNS ABOUT IMMIGRATION SCAMS AND LEGAL ADVICE
November 22, 2016
The Florida Bar is reaching out to those who might be seeking guidance on immigration, to warn about the dangers of using non-lawyers for such an important matter. Some immigration lawyers in Florida have been flooded recently with calls from people conce...

DEADLINE EXTENDED: FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENT
November 14, 2016
DEADLINE EXTENDED – December 1, 2016 The Florida Bar Board of Governors will appoint one delegate to represent the Southern District of Florida before the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference and to serve a four-year term commencing January 1, 2017. The ...

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION TO INTERVIEW FOR SUPREME COURT VACANCY
November 14, 2016
TALLAHASSEE, November 14, 2016 -- The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Supreme Court will interview the following applicants for the Supreme Court vacancy created by the resignation of Justice James E.C. Perry: Wendy W. Berger Alice L. Blackwell Rob...

AMENDED -- FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING TO SELECT APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR SUPREME COURT VACANCY
November 11, 2016
A telephonic meeting of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. EST, Monday, November 14, 2016, for the purposes of selecting applicants to be interviewed to fill the vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court created...

3rd DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDGESHIP VACANCY AND ELECTS CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
November 9, 2016
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Third District Court of Appeal resulting from the resignation of Judge Frank Shepherd. The JNC seeks and encou...

17th CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
November 7, 2016
As a result of the resignations of Broward County Circuit Judges Thomas M. Lynch, IV and Arthur M. Birken, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for two vacancies on the circuit court. Applications for t...

5th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
November 7, 2016
The Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for circuit court judge. An applicant must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The person app...

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ELECTS NEW CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR
November 7, 2016
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has elected a new chair and vice-chair: Luis E. Suarez, Chair Boies Schiller & Flexner 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 2800 Miami, FL 33131 Hans Ottinot, Vice-Chair City Attorney’s Office for...

FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT ISSUES STATEMENT ON JANET RENO’S DEATH
November 7, 2016
William J. Schifino, Jr., president of The Florida Bar, issued the following statement on the death of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno: “Today we mourn the loss of a public servant, advocate and trailblazer. From her years as a state attorney in ...

15TH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS
November 3, 2016
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one vacancy for a circuit court judge position, created by the resignation of the Hon. Moses Baker, Jr. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nomine...

3RD DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION TO MEET NOV. 7 TO ELECT CHAIR AND SET SCHEDULE TO FILL VACANCY
November 3, 2016
Gov. Rick Scott has requested that the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission convene a meeting to fill the vacancy on the Third District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of the Hon. Frank A. Shepherd. The Third District C...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 16 ATTORNEYS
October 31, 2016
Summaries of orders issued Aug. 18 – Oct. 6, 2016 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 16 attorneys – disbarring six, revoking the l...

11th CIRCUIT JNC SELECTS NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
October 31, 2016
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit convened Friday, Oct. 28, and nominated the following six people for consideration by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the Miami-Dade Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Stan...

SUPREME COURT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING TO SELECT APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR VACANCY
October 31, 2016
A call-in meeting of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is scheduled for 9 a.m. EST, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, for the purpose of selecting applicants to be interviewed to fill the vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court created by the res...

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD
October 28, 2016
The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its Dec. 9, 2016, meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: One lawyer to serve a three-year term, commencing July 1, 2017, and one lawy...

15th CIRCUIT JNC NOMINATES SIX FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
October 27, 2016
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit has certified the following six nominees to fill the County Court judge vacancy created in Palm Beach County by the appointment of Judge Daliah H. Weiss to the Circuit Court and has sen...

FLORIDA CIVIL JUSTICE COMMISSION UNVEILS PILOT PROJECT
October 24, 2016
TAMPA – The Florida Legal Access Gateway (FLAG), a first-of-its-kind triage assistance program designed to connect individuals with the legal resources they need, launched as a pilot project on Oct. 20, moving Florida one step closer to offering resident...

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SUBMITS NAMES TO GOVERNOR FOR VACANCY IN OFFICE OF CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, REGION 1
October 18, 2016
The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission recommends the following candidates to Gov. Rick Scott for appointment to the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for Region 1: Candice Kay Brower Anne M. McBride Wesley George Nicholls, ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JNC MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
October 18, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to the governor for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court judicial vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Bruce Boyer: Geoffrey R. Cox Evan G. Frayman Kelly ...

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT VACANCY
October 14, 2016
The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Justice James E.C. Perry. An applicant must be a resident of the Fifth Appellate District at the tim...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
October 13, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Bruce Boyer. Please arrive 15 min...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
October 11, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at 9 a.m. at deVlaming & Rivellini, P.A., 1101 Turner St., Clearwater, Florida 33756, for the purpose of discussing judicial applicants and setting an interview schedu...

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION TO INTERVIEW FOR VACANCY IN OFFICE OF CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, REGION 1
October 10, 2016
TALLAHASSEE -- The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will interview the following applicants for the position of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for Region 1: 1. Candice Kaye ​Brower 2. James H. ​Gardner 3. Gregory L. ​Hill 4...

11th CIRCUIT JNC TO INTERVIEW 15 CANDIDATES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
October 7, 2016
MIAMI – The following 15 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 retirement of Judge Stanford Blake: Interview date: Frid...

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING TO SELECT APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR OFFICE OF CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL (REGION 1)
September 30, 2016
A call-in meeting of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EDT, Saturday, October 8, 2016, for the purposes of selecting applicants to be interviewed for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Cou...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 22 ATTORNEYS
September 30, 2016
Summaries of orders issued July 14 - Aug. 31, 2016 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 two, revoking the l...

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
September 28, 2016
MIAMI – The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the retirement of Judge Stanford Blake. Members of the bench, the Bar ...

FLORIDA BAR OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS
September 21, 2016
Many lawyers spend hours of free time and donate out of pocket each year to assist individuals who otherwise couldn’t afford legal representation or have their voice heard by the justice system. It’s called pro bono, and it’s one way that attorneys do ...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN DECEMBER
September 20, 2016
Florida Rural Legal Services: One attorney to serve a three-year term on its 20-member Board of Directors. In addition, there is one vacancy for the remainder of a three-year term commencing January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017. Other appointing ...

JOURNALISTS HONORED WITH FLORIDA BAR MEDIA AWARDS; SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL AWARD PRESENTED POSTHUMOUSLY TO DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW’S JULIE KAY
September 19, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – Journalists from around the state were honored Sept. 19 with the 61st Annual Florida Bar Media Awards for excellence in legal reporting. Florida Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr. presented first-place awards to reporters from WTVT Fox ...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
September 16, 2016
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission nominated the following applicants for the seats being vacated by the resignations of Broward County Circuit Judges Renee Goldenberg and Dale Ross: Daniel A. Casey Tom Coleman Martin S. Fein Phoebee...

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR OFFICE OF CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL, REGION 1
September 15, 2016
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for Regional Counsel for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Region One, appointed by the Governor. Region One consists of the First,...

FLORIDA BAR POLL SHOWS SUPPORT FOR APPELLATE JUDGES IN MERIT RETENTION ELECTIONS
September 13, 2016
A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the merit retention of three state Supreme Court justices and 28 appellate court judges indicates overwhelming support for all to be retained, with recommendations for retention ranging from 79 percent to 92 percent...

THE FLORIDA BAR ANNOUNCES A JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION VACANCY
September 8, 2016
Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission Vacancy: One attorney to serve a six-year term commencing on January 1, 2017 and expiring December 31, 2022. The 15-member commission is authorized under Article V, Section 12, Florida Constitution, to investiga...

FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC SUBMITS NOMINEES TO GOVERNOR
September 8, 2016
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourth District Court of Appeal has submitted nominees to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, to fill a vacancy resulting from the retirement of the Hon. ...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
September 7, 2016
MIAMI – 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 retirement of Judge Stanford Blake. The Commission requests that intere...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY
September 7, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking applications for nomination for a judicial vacancy in the Pinellas Circuit Court created by the retirement of the Hon. Bruce Boyer. Before assuming the office of circuit court judge, applicants m...

15TH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
September 7, 2016
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a judicial vacancy for the Palm Beach County Court, created by the appointment of the Hon. Daliah Weiss to the circuit court. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. R...

MEDIA ADVISORY: THE FLORIDA BAR'S TALLAHASSEE OFFICE CLOSES FOR TROPICAL STORM HERMINE
September 1, 2016
The Florida Bar offices in Tallahassee will close at noon today, Thurs., Sept. 1, and will be closed on Fri., Sept. 2, due to Tropical Storm Hermine. The Bar's Tampa office will be closed Thursday. For information about emergency court closures because of...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT
September 1, 2016
MIAMI – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court for the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Judge Jacqueline Schwartz: Ramiro C. Are...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 26 ATTORNEYS
August 31, 2016
Summaries of orders issued May 5 – Aug. 25, 2016 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 ...

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING
August 31, 2016
A call-in meeting of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is scheduled for 9 a.m. EDT, Sept. 2, for the election of a vice chair of the Commission. The call in information for the meeting is: Dial-In: 866-388-7725/PIN: 218471. ###...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
August 29, 2016
On behalf of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, please be advised that the Commission will interview the following applicants for the vacancies created as a result of the resignations of Broward County Circuit Judges Renee Goldenberg ...

POLL ASKS BAR MEMBERS ABOUT JURISTS FACING MERIT RETENTION
August 25, 2016
In the Nov. 8 general election, three Florida Supreme Court justices and 28 judges in Florida’s five District Courts of Appeal will face a merit retention vote. As part of The Florida Bar’s efforts to educate voters on this important aspect of the state...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC OFFERS NOMINEES FOR COUNTY JUDGESHIP VACANCY
August 25, 2016
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the County Court seat in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit vacated by the Hon. Don Hall: Danielle Brewer Guy A. Flowers Dana M. ...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
August 24, 2016
The Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants for two Circuit Court vacancies created as a result of the resignations of Broward County Circuit Judges Renee Goldenberg and Dale Ross: 1. Daniel A. Casey 2....

JUDICIAL PROFILES AVAILABLE IN MERIT RETENTION BROCHURE
August 23, 2016
On Nov. 8, Floridians will go to the polls to choose a president, a U.S. senator, members of Congress and more. One important but sometimes overlooked part of the ballot is the merit retention vote for Supreme Court justices as well as judges in Florida’...

FLORIDA BAR LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICES CAN HELP VICTIMS OF PHONY SOUTH FLORIDA “LAW FIRMS” FIND LICENSED ATTORNEYS
August 22, 2016
Recently, fake lawyers in South Florida were arrested and charged with falsely offering legal services to homeowners facing foreclosures. Adam Todd Forman, Victor Spagnuolo and Joseph Anton Hilton, using the false name Joseph Starr, all nonlawyers, operat...

FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
August 18, 2016
The following individuals will be interviewed by the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Fourth District Court of Appeal resulting from the retirement of Judge W. Matthew Stevenson: INTE...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR COUNTY JUDGESHIP VACANCY
August 18, 2016
The following individuals have been selected for further consideration by the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy in the DeSoto County Court created by the departure of The Honorable Don Hall: Danielle Brewer P.J. Downyok Gu...

STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS - NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES
August 16, 2016
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will meet on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, Florida, USA 32827, for...

FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
August 16, 2016
The Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. at the Fourth District Court of Appeal Courthouse (1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401). The purpose of the meeting ...

FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
August 16, 2016
WEST PALM BEACH- The following individuals have applied to the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Governor to fill the vacancy on the Fourth District Court of Appeal resulting from the retirement of Judge ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
August 12, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. via teleconference. Please email Todd Jennings at taj@macfar.com for call-in information. The purpose of the telephone conference is to convene an annua...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
August 11, 2016
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 resignation of Judge Jacqueline Schwartz: INTERVIEW DATE: We...

‘GUIDE FOR FLORIDA VOTERS’ NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH
August 8, 2016
The “Guide for Florida Voters,” an informative brochure about judicial elections in the state, is now available in Spanish (“Guía para los Votantes de la Florida”), thanks to a grant from the Cuban American Bar Association. The 2016 guide has answers ...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
August 4, 2016
MIAMI – The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the resignation of Judge Jacqueline Schwartz: Karl S.H. Brown Raul Flo...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 32 ATTORNEYS
July 29, 2016
Summaries of orders issued April 4 – June 30, 2016 TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Bar, the state’s guardian of the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined 32 attorneys – disbarring six, ...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TWO VACANCIES
July 27, 2016
As a result of the resignations of Broward County Circuit Judges Renee Goldenberg and Dale Ross, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for two vacancies on the Circuit Court. Applications for these two (...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES TWO MEETINGS ON DESOTO COUNTY VACANCY
July 25, 2016
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has announced two meetings related to the vacancy of a county judgeship in DeSoto County. On Aug. 17, 2016, at noon, the Twelfth Circuit JNC will convene a special meeting via conference call. Email Suzy ...

FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS
July 20, 2016
The Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the Fourth District Court of Appeal created by the retirement of Judge W. Matthew Stevenson. The application deadline for...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
July 13, 2016
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 resignation of Judge Jacqueline Schwartz. The Commission requests that interested...

DEADLINE IS JULY 29 FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 27th ANNUAL FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP
July 13, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – The deadline for nominations for the 27th Annual Florida Bar Reporters' Workshop is 5 p.m. Friday, July 29. The workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 19 and 20, is an intensive two-day event designed for 24 print, online, TV ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY
July 12, 2016
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the DeSoto County Court due to the appointment of Judge Don Hall to the Circuit Court. The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission seeks applications for nomination ...

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
July 12, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a Special Meeting via conference call on July 20, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. Please e-mail Suzy Karasz at skarasz@nealcommunities.com for call-in information. During the ...

INFORMATION ON JUDICIAL CANDIDATES AVAILABLE ON FLORIDA BAR’S WEBSITE
July 8, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – Want to know more about the judicial candidates who will appear on your ballot in August? Information on more than 100 county and circuit court candidates in Florida now is available on The Florida Bar’s website, as part of the Bar’s init...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
July 8, 2016
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission nominated to Gov. Rick Scott the following six applicants for the seat being vacated by the retirement of Broward County Judge Alan R. Marks: Thomas J. Coleman Martin S. Fein Keathan B. Frink Jenn...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETINGS
July 1, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene for its Annual Meeting via conference call on July 7, 2016, at 4 p.m. Please email Jenny Davis at jdavis@blalockwatlers.com for call-in information. If you require...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 16 ATTORNEYS
June 30, 2016
Summaries of orders issued April 12 – May 19, 2016 TALLAHASSEE- 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 16 attorneys – disbarring five,...

NINTH CIRCUIT JNC TO ELECT NEW CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
June 29, 2016
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at noon, at the Law Offices of Charles M. Greene, P.A., 55 E. Pine St., Orlando, Florida 32801 to elect a new chair and vice chair of the JNC. ###...

ORLANDO ATTORNEY LARRY D. SMITH RECEIVES G. KIRK HAAS AWARD
June 28, 2016
Orlando attorney Larry D. Smith received the 2016 G. Kirk Haas Award at The Florida Bar's 66th Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. Kirk Haas was a member of The Florida Bar who practiced law in Miami until his untimel...

CLEARWATER ATTORNEY ANDREW SASSO RECEIVES THE TONY BOGGS EXCELLENCE IN DISCIPLINE AWARD
June 28, 2016
Clearwater attorney Andrew Sasso received the Tony Boggs Excellence in Discipline Award at The Florida Bar's 66th Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. The Tony Boggs Award recognizes dedication, integrity, intellectual...

LONGTIME FLORIDA BAR ATTORNEY MARY ELLEN BATEMAN RECEIVES MARSHALL R. CASSEDY, SR. AWARD
June 28, 2016
Tallahassee attorney and longtime Florida Bar senior staffer, Mary Ellen Bateman, received the Marshall R. Cassedy, Sr. Award at The Florida Bar's 66th Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. The award, established in 201...

SETH MILLER RECEIVES 2016 PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF MERIT
June 28, 2016
Tallahassee attorney Seth Miller received a Florida Bar President's Award of Merit at The Florida Bar's 66th Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. Ramón Abadin, the 2015-2016 Florida Bar President, thanked Miller for "d...

JUDGE DARYL MANNING RECEIVES 2016 PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF MERIT
June 28, 2016
Hillsborough County Judge Daryl Manning received The Florida Bar President's Award of Merit at The Florida Bar's 66th Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. His daughter, Danielle Manning, was in attendance to accept the...

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 27th ANNUAL FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP
June 27, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – The 27th Annual Florida Bar Reporters' Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 19 and 20. 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 Flo...

19TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING
June 24, 2016
The 19th Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a meeting to elect a new Chair and Vice Chair for 2016-2017 on July 11, 2016. All persons interested may attend the meeting commencing at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of: ROSS EARLE BONAN & ENSOR, PA 789 SW Fe...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC NAMES CIRCUIT COURT NOMINEES
June 23, 2016
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the circuit court judge vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit created by the retirement of Judge Scott M. Brownell: Judge...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
June 22, 2016
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will interview the following applicants on Thursday, July 7, for the vacancy created by the resignation of Broward County Judge Alan R. Marks: Thomas Coleman 9:30 a.m.-9:39 a.m. Nickolaus Hunter Dav...

19 APPLY FOR SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT COUNTY COURT VACANCY
June 17, 2016
The following 19 applications have been timely received for consideration by the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission for the County Court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Alan R. Marks: Thomas Coleman Nickolaus Hunter Davis Andr...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC LISTS APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
June 17, 2016
The following 12 individuals have been selected for further consideration by the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Scott M. Brownell: Lon S. Arend Arthur Brown III Heather D...

JUSTICE TEACHING TO HONOR LEADERS IN CIVICS EDUCATION
June 16, 2016
Justice Teaching, a statewide effort by judges and lawyers to engage students in the workings of the justice system, will recognize three outstanding leaders on Friday, June 17, during The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Orlando. The awards, to be pre...

FIRST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR WALTON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
June 14, 2016
The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has certified the following nominees to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration in filling the Walton County Circuit Court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Thomas R. Santurri: Lacey P. Clark Barry E. D...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC NOMINATES SIX FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCY
June 13, 2016
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Seventh Judicial Circuit announced that the following nominees have been submitted to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, to fill a vacancy ...

SCHIFINO TO BECOME THE FLORIDA BAR’S 68th PRESIDENT
June 10, 2016
Tampa attorney William J. Schifino, Jr. will be sworn in as the 68th president of The Florida Bar when the Bar holds its Annual Convention from June 15-18 in Orlando. The swearing-in will take place at the General Assembly on Friday, June 17. Miami attorn...

HIGER TO BECOME FLORIDA BAR’S PRESIDENT-ELECT
June 10, 2016
Miami attorney Michael J. Higer will become president-elect of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention June 15-18 in Orlando. Higer, who will take the leadership reins in June 2017, will be sworn in at the General Assembly on Friday, June 17. Tampa attor...

FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD ANNUAL CONVENTION IN ORLANDO JUNE 15-18
June 10, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar will hold its Annual Convention from June 15-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, with a focus on the future of the legal profession and the challenges lawyers face. Tampa attorney William J...

DEATH OF SCALIA IMPACTS FIRST AMENDMENT SEMINAR AT BAR’S ANNUAL CONVENTION
June 9, 2016
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a red...

THE FLORIDA BAR HONORS 226 ATTORNEYS FOR 50 YEARS OF SERVICE
June 8, 2016
Correction: In the original release, Bobby Carol W. Gunther of Fort Lauderdale was listed under the incorrect circuit. She is in the Seventeenth Circuit. TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar will honor 226 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of...

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEKS DIRECTOR APPLICANTS FOR FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES, INC.
June 7, 2016
The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its July 29, 2016 meeting: Florida Rural Legal Services: One lawyer to serve the remainder of a three-year term, on its 20-member Board of Directors com...

TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT NOMINEES
June 7, 2016
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met on May 26 and reviewed 14 applicants for the Circuit Court position created by the resignation/retirement of Judge Olin W. Shinholser. The commission is pleased to announce the following nominees, liste...

NOTICE OF MEETINGS OF THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
June 6, 2016
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting at 9 a.m. June 9, 2016, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Avenue West, Multipurpose Room, 8th Floor, Bradenton, for the purpose of discussing the judicial applicat...

JULY APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE
June 1, 2016
Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors: Five lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing immediately upon appointment and ending June 30, 2018. This is a 21-member board that provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program atto...

189 EARN FLORIDA BAR BOARD CERTIFICATION IN 2016!
June 1, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – The Board of Legal Specialization and Education congratulates the 189 lawyers who in 2016 earned Florida Bar board certification. Board certified Florida lawyers may use the terms "board certified specialist," "board certified expert" or "B...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 21 ATTORNEYS Summaries of orders issued March 3, 2016 – April 11, 2016
May 31, 2016
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 three, revoking the license of one, suspending 12 and publicly reprim...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT VACANCY
May 31, 2016
As a result of the resignation of Broward County Judge Alan R. Marks, there is a vacancy in the Seventeenth Judicial County Court, in and for Broward County. Judicial applications for this one county court vacancy must be received by noon on Thursday, Jun...

FLORIDA BAR KEEPS VOTERS INFORMED ON JUDICIAL ELECTIONS
May 31, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar is distributing its “Guide for Florida Voters” statewide, as part of an initiative to educate Florida’s voters about judicial elections. This year’s ballot will have more than 30 contested county judgeships and 25 contes...

NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS
May 27, 2016
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will meet on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, Florida 3282...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JNC MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PASCO, PINELLAS COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCIES
May 25, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent names to the governor for his consideration in filling county court judicial vacancies in Pasco and Pinellas counties. The commission sent the following four names for consideration in filling the ...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
May 25, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Thomas R. Santurri. Applicants are asked...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
May 24, 2016
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the interview schedule for applicants seeking nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Joseph G. Will. The applicants are scheduled to be interviewed on F...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
May 24, 2016
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following individuals' names have been submitted to Gov. Rick Scott to fill a Collier County Court judicial vacancy. In alphabetical order, the nominees are as follows: M...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
May 20, 2016
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit certified to Gov. Rick Scott the following nominees to fill the Circuit Court vacancies created in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit due to the resignations of Judge Smith and Judge Philli...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
May 18, 2016
The following is a list of the applicants for the Tenth Circuit Court vacancy due to the resignation/retirement of Judge Olin W. Shinholser. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. 1. Heather White Beato Assistant State Attorney, Tenth J...

[Revised] FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
May 17, 2016
The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the individuals listed below to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Thomas R. Santurri: Barry E. Dickson, Jr. Lacey Powell Clark John F. Greene Amelia Hallenberg ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
May 17, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the County Court vacancies created by the retirements of William H. Overton and Marc H. Salton. Applic...

THE FLORIDA BAR ISSUES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR 61ST ANNUAL MEDIA AWARDS COMPETITION; CASH PRIZES AND LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES –DEADLINE JUNE 27
May 16, 2016
Tallahassee—The Call for Entries is out for The Florida Bar’s 2016 Media Awards competition. The prestigious awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding journalism that highlights the system of law and justice as it affects the people of Flor...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SCHEDULES INTERVIEWS
May 12, 2016
Thirteen candidates have been selected for personal interviews with the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission on May 23, 2016, for a Collier County judicial opening resulting from the retirement of Judge Vincent Murphy. The schedule is...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
May 12, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016, at Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen, P.A., 625 Court St., Suite 200, Clearwater, Florida 33756, for the purpose of discussing judicial applicants and setting an inte...

FLORIDA BAR’S MEDIA LAW CONFERENCE ON JUNE 17 AT ANNUAL CONVENTION IN ORLANDO: ACCESS-PRIVACY THE FOCUS; DRONES, BODY CAMS AND HULKAMANIA THE HIGHLIGHTS
May 11, 2016
Tallahassee—The Florida Bar’s Media Law Conference has been on hiatus since 2013, but with a theme of universal appeal and a diversity of interesting panelists, it’s back, with a vengeance. “The Privacy Machine v. the Press: Surveillance, Drones, Body...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
May 10, 2016
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will be conducting interviews on May 19, 2016, to fill two judicial vacancies: One circuit court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Phillips, and one county court vacancy created by the res...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
May 9, 2016
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 9 a.m. to discuss the candidates who have applied to fill a Collier County judicial opening. The agenda is as follows: 1. Call to Order 2. ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY
May 5, 2016
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of The Honorable Scott M. Brownell. The Commission seeks applications for nomination from all persons who meet the ...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
May 3, 2016
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission provided the following six names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration to replace Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia G. Imperato, who is resigning from the bench: Daniel Casey Thomas Coleman Keathen Fri...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
May 2, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a special meeting via conference call on May 4, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. Please e-mail Jenny Davis at jdavis@blalockwalters.com for call-in information. During the meeti...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 24 ATTORNEYS
April 29, 2016
Summaries of orders issued Dec. 23, 2015 – March 24, 2016 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 four, revo...

TENTH CIRCUIT JNC SETS INTERVIEW DATE FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE POSITION
April 28, 2016
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announced the date and location of interviews for the new vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Olin W. Shinholser. Interviews will be conducted by the commission on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at ...

LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS GEAR UP FOR LAW WEEK
April 28, 2016
Every year since 1958, the nation has celebrated Law Day on May 1. Law Day commemorates our national ideals of liberty, justice and equality under the law and gives lawyers, judges, legislators, educators, social workers and others an opportunity to offer...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SUBMITS SIX NAMES TO GOVERNOR FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
April 28, 2016
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 George Reynolds. The nominees a...

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR LEE COUNTY COURT VACANCY
April 28, 2016
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following individuals’ names have been submitted to the governor for a Lee County Court judicial vacancy resulting from the appointment of County Judge Leigh Frizzell Ha...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOMINEES RECOMMENDED FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCIES
April 28, 2016
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit created by the retirement of Judge John F. Lakin. Judge Don...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
April 28, 2016
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met today and interviewed ten applicants for the Circuit Court position created by the resignation/retirement of Judge J. Dale Durrance. The Commission is pleased to announce the following nominees listed i...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
April 27, 2016
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the Circuit Court by the resignation of Judge Joseph G. Will. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters and must b...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS
April 27, 2016
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces two vacancies: one circuit court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Phillips, and one county court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Laura Johnson. (These vacancies are ...

THE FLORIDA BAR LAUNCHES ONLINE COURSE ON GENDER DIVERSITY
April 27, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – As part of its ongoing commitment to address gender inequality with the goal of engaging members to improve the legal profession, The Florida Bar is offering a free online continuing legal education (CLE) course. “CARE to Improve the Conve...

THREE WIN RUNOFF ELECTIONS FOR FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS
April 26, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – Two new members and one incumbent have been elected to The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors after a runoff vote. Incumbent John H. “Jack” Hickey of Miami won a runoff with Nikki Lewis Simon for the Eleventh Circuit, Seat 7, and Jay Kim o...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY
April 26, 2016
Circuit Court Judge Thomas R. Santurri has announced his resignation, creating a vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit Court. The First Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees. Qualifications of Appli...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF RECOMMENDED APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
April 25, 2016
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on April 22, 2016, to fill the Circuit Court vacancy in the Fourth Judicial Circuit created by the appointment of the Honorable Harvey Jay t...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
April 25, 2016
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of Judge Olin W. Shinholser. Applicants for this circuit judgeship must have been members of The Florida Bar for the prece...

SHARON B. MIDDLETON APPOINTED AS PUBLIC MEMBER OF BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS
April 20, 2016
Sharon B. Middleton, a nurse from Ponte Vedra Beach, will join The Florida Bar Board of Governors as a public member. Middleton, who was appointed by the state Supreme Court this month, will be sworn in on June 17 at the Bar’s Annual Convention for a two...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
April 19, 2016
The following individuals have applied with the Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Collier County Court. The vacancy results from the upcoming retirement of Collier County Judge Vincent Murphy. Blake Adams Rosemary A. H...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - LIST OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
April 19, 2016
The following is a list of the applicants for the Tenth Circuit Court vacancy due to the resignation/retirement of Judge J. Dale Durrance. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. 1. Heather White Beato Assistant State Attorney, Tenth Jud...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – AMENDED MEETING NOTICE
April 19, 2016
The meeting of the Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Leon County Court Annex, 1920 Thomasville Road, Room 213, Tallahassee, FL, will commence at 8 a.m. The interview schedule, which has been amend...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
April 18, 2016
Fifteen individuals have been selected for personal interviews with the commission on April 27, 2016, for the judicial opening resulting from the appointment of Judge Leigh Frizzell Hayes to Circuit Court. The schedule for interviews will be as follows: A...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
April 18, 2016
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Leon County Court Annex, 1920 Thomasville Road, Room 213, Tallahassee, FL. Pursuant to Article V, Section 11 of the Florida Constitution, a portio...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
April 18, 2016
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will interview the following applicants for the vacancy created as a result of the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Cynthia G. Imperato. Applicant Time 1. Daniel Casey 8:30 a.m. –...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
April 14, 2016
The following individuals have been selected for further consideration by the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy created by the departure of The Honorable John F. Lakin: Judge Don T. Hall Mary R. Hawk Renee L. Inman Kurt E....

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
April 12, 2016
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating commission announces that the following applications have been timely received for consideration to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Cynthia G. Imperato: 1. Daniel Casey 2. Thom...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
April 11, 2016
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016, 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 ...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
April 11, 2016
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic meeting on Friday, April 15, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. to discuss the candidates who have applied to fill a judicial opening. The agenda is as follows: 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of M...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
April 8, 2016
The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee will convene a meeting on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in the Duval County Courthouse, Room 7139 for the following purposes: 1. To conduct interviews of the applicants for the Circuit Court vacancy ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES
April 7, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces judicial vacancies in the Pinellas County Court and Pasco County Court due to the retirements of the Honorable William H. Overton and Marc H. Salton. The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissi...

EIGHTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
April 7, 2016
The Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of individuals who applied for nomination to the Circuit County Court to fill a vacancy created by Judge Cathleen B. Clarke's resignation. Interviews are scheduled for April 21. List...

THIRD CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
April 7, 2016
Judicial Nominating Commissions: Deadline extended for the Third 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-year...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS
April 4, 2016
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces one vacancy due to the resignation of the Honorable Amy Smith. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy. Qualifications of Appl...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF NOMINEES FOR DISTRICT COURT VACANCY
April 4, 2016
The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on April 2, 2016, to fill the vacancy in the First District created by the resignation of Judge Swanson. The following named...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
April 4, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at 11 a.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 an...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT VACANCY
April 1, 2016
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one judicial vacancy in the Collier County Court resulting from the upcoming retirement of Collier County Judge Vincent Murphy. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an app...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS
April 1, 2016
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received, as of March 31, 2016, twelve applications for the vacancy on the Leon County Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge George Reynolds. The following individuals have applied: Alan Fr...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 24 ATTORNEYS
March 31, 2016
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 seven, revoking the licenses of two, suspending nine and publicly repr...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
March 29, 2016
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic meeting on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 3:30 p.m. to discuss planning dates for application due dates and candidate interview dates to fill a future judicial position. Anyone who ...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF NOMINEES FOR APPOINTMENT
March 29, 2016
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has nominated the following persons for appointment to the Second District Court of Appeal to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Chris W. Altenbernd: NOMINEES: Matthew J....

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
March 28, 2016
The following individuals have applied with the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court. The vacancy results from the appointment of County Judge Leigh Frizzell Hayes to the Circuit Court. Rosemary A. Hill-Baitson ...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
March 28, 2016
The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission received 23 applications for the vacancy on the First DCA created by the retirement of Judge Swanson. Below is the list of applicants and the interview schedule. LIST OF APPLICANTS 1. Gary ...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF NOMINEES
March 28, 2016
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission submitted to Gov. Rick Scott the following six names for his consideration to replace Broward County Judge Eric Marc Beller, who is resigning from the bench: Thomas Coleman Michael Davis Jose Izquier...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
March 28, 2016
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 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. P...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF JUDICIAL VACANCY
March 23, 2016
As a result of the resignation of Judge Cynthia G. Imperato, there is a vacancy in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court, in and for Broward County, Florida. 1. Judicial applications for this one Circuit Court vacancy must be received by noon on Monday, ...

BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION RESULTS
March 22, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – Dennis G. Kainen, Miami, won re-election to The Florida Bar Board of Governors for the Eleventh Circuit, Seat 5, and Melissa VanSickle of Tallahassee won the Second Circuit, Seat 2. Incumbent John H. Hickey is in a runoff with Nikki Lewis S...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING
March 21, 2016
The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission JNC will meet at 9 a.m. (Eastern) on Monday, March 28, 2016, in room 116 of the Knott Building in the Capitol Complex, 111 West St. Augustine Street, Tallahassee, 32399, with call-in inform...

FREE ASK-A-LAWYER EVENT IN TAMPA ON SATURDAY, MARCH 26
March 18, 2016
The Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee will host an Ask-A-Lawyer event on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Seminole Heights Library in Tampa. Interested persons should sign-in in Meeting Room B and may register in advance by ...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
March 18, 2016
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of Judge J. Dale Durrance. Applicants for this circuit judgeship must have been members of The Florida Bar for the precedi...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETINGS
March 17, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting on April 13, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center, 2002 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, 8th Floor Conference Room for the pu...

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR FLORIDA’S FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
March 16, 2016
The application deadline for a vacancy in First District Court of Appeal has been extended to noon on Friday, March 25, 2016. First District Court of Appeal Judge R. V. Swanson has announced that he will be stepping down from his position on the Court, cr...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY
March 15, 2016
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of The Honorable John F. Lakin. The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission seeks applications for nominatio...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN MAY
March 14, 2016
The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its May meeting: ABA House of Delegates: Two lawyers (one under 36 delegate) to serve two-year terms commencing August 2016, at the conclusion of the...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING
March 14, 2016
The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9 a.m. EST on Monday, March 21, 2016, in room 116 of the Knott Building, 111 West St. Augustine Street, Tallahassee, 32399, with call-in information provided to members unable ...

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - MEETING NOTICE
March 9, 2016
The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will meet by telephone at 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Please e-mail christa.calamas@myfloridahouse.gov for call-in information. AGENDA: 1. Call to Order 2. Review of List of Ap...

EIGHTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – JUDGESHIP VACANCY BREVARD COUNTY
March 9, 2016
The Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the County Court of Brevard County created by the resignation of Judge Cathleen B. Clarke. REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding fi...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
March 9, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting via conference call on March 15, 2016, at 9 a.m. Please email Jenny Davis at jdavis@blalockwalters.com for call-in information. During the meeting there ...

FIFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
March 8, 2016
The Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Circuit Court judge. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be registered voters. The person appoint...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF INTERVIEWING APPLICANTS
March 8, 2016
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will hold interviews for the vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of Judge Chris W. Altenbernd. Interviews will take place on Monday, March 28, 2016, a...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
March 7, 2016
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic meeting on Monday, March 7, 2016, at 9 a.m. to discuss planning dates for application due dates and candidate interview dates to fill a future judicial position. Anyone who would ...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF JUDICIAL APPLICANTS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
March 7, 2016
On behalf of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, please be advised that the Commission will interview the following applicants for the vacancy created as a result of the resignation of Broward County Judge Eric Marc Beller. Applicant T...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT VACANCY
March 7, 2016
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one judicial vacancy in the Lee County Court resulting from the appointment of County Judge Leigh Frizzell Hayes to the Circuit Court. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY
March 4, 2016
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the Second Judicial Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge George Reynolds. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the precedin...

EIGHTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
March 4, 2016
The Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that fourteen applications were received for consideration to fill the County Court judicial vacancy in Brevard County. The interviews are scheduled for March 25, 2016. The applicants are: Br...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION LIST OF RECOMMENDED APPLICANTS FOR DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY
March 4, 2016
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on March 3, 2016. The following individuals, listed alphabetically, are recommended to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration to fill the Duval C...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION -- MEETING NOTICE
March 4, 2016
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:30 AM on Monday, March 7, 2016, at Adams and Reese, LLP, 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 700, Sarasota, Florida 34236, for the initial screening of the applicants for the vac...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR ESCAMBIA COUNTY COURT VACANCY
March 4, 2016
The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has certified the following nominees to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration in filling the two Escambia County Court vacancies created by the appointment of Judge Thomas Dannheisser and Judge Darlene Dickey t...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SUBMITS SIX NAMES TO GOVERNOR FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
March 4, 2016
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 Court created by the appointment of Judge Robert Wheeler to the circuit court. Th...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY
March 3, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court judicial vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable J. Thomas McGrady: 1. Dustin T. Anderson 2....

THE FLORIDA BAR LAUNCHES NEW APP -- #JUSTADULTING -- TO EDUCATE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ON LEGAL ADULTHOOD
March 2, 2016
With spring break just weeks away, The Florida Bar is launching a new mobile app designed to help young adults understand the legal rights and responsibilities that will greet them when they turn 18. The #JustAdulting app, provides specific tools and reso...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
February 29, 2016
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following applications have been timely received for consideration of the Broward County Court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Eric Marc Beller: 1. Betsy Benson 2. David...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 14 ATTORNEYS
February 29, 2016
Summaries of orders issued Dec. 17, 2015 – Jan. 28, 2016 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 14 attorneys – disbarring two, revokin...

FLORIDA BAR: YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION SURVEY FINDS GENDER BIAS
February 26, 2016
Bar President Abadin enlists support from bar membership to address gender disparity issues Tallahassee -- The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar has just released findings from its 2015 YLD Survey on Women in the Legal Profession, suggesting that ...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
February 26, 2016
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has received 16 applications for the vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of Judge Chris W. Altenbernd. Anyone wishing to comment on the qualification...

SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE
February 25, 2016
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Seventh Judicial Circuit is pleased to announce the following named nominees have been submitted to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit: Stev...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING AND LIST OF NOMINEES
February 24, 2016
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016, 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...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY
February 24, 2016
JACKSONVILLE -- The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a meeting on March 3, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in the Duval County Courthouse, Room 7139, to conduct interviews for a vacancy in the Fourth Judicial Circuit, Duval County Court, due t...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
February 19, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable J. Thomas McGrady. Please arrive ...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
February 16, 2016
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 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 ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
February 16, 2016
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at 1 p.m. at deVlaming, Romine & Rivellini, 1101 Turner Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756, for the purpose of discussing judicial applicants and setting an interview sc...

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY FOR FLORIDA’S FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
February 15, 2016
First District Court of Appeal Judge R. V. Swanson has announced that he will be stepping down from his position on the Court, creating a vacancy. The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nomination Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott ...

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:...

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. Board certified Florida lawyers may use the terms "board certified specialist," "board certified expert" or "B...


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