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January 1, 2013
Board makes appointments

Mayanne Downs of Orlando and Alan Bookman of Pensacola have been appointed by the Bar Board of Governors to six-year terms on the Judicial Qualifications Commission and Michele Kane Cummings of Ft. Lauderdale was chosen for a two-year term.

The board made those and other appointments at its December meeting. Cummings will serve the unfinished term of Hank Coxe, who recently resigned from the JQC.

The commission investigates complaints filed against Florida judges. Its 15 members include four lawyers appointed by the Bar, five nonlawyer members appointed by the governor, and six judges — two each named by the District Court of Appeal Judges Conference, the Circuit Court Judges Conference, and the County Court Judges Conference.

On other appointments, the board named Thomas Meeks of Miami to a four-year term on the U.S. 11th Circuit Judicial Conference. Danielle Murray of Altamonte Springs was appointed to a three-year term on the Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors. Kerry Ann Schultz of Navarre, Mercedes Gonzales Hale of Wesley Chapel, Thomas D. Wright of Marathon, Gary J. Nagle of Juno Beach, and G. Thomas Ball of Orlando were appointed to two-year terms on the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee.

[Revised: 04-11-2017]