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Keeping chilly toes warm this holiday season was the focus of Sarasota FAWL’s Holiday Party on Dec. 6. Guests were asked to bring a pair of cozy socks to benefit cancer and cardiac patients at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Exercise class to improve health and wellness of Palm Beach County lawyers.

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The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Judicial Relations Committee — co-chaired by Chief Judge Krista Marx and Rina Clemens — recently hosted its first “Yoga at the Courthouse” class. Members took a relaxing break with yoga and a healthy lunch.

Apply by January 3 to be nominated for a Florida Judicial Nominating Commission! This year there will be two vacancies on each of the 26 Judicial Nominating Commissions (JNC), which requires The Florida Bar to submit six names for consideration. Each person appointed will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2018. Applicants must be members of The Florida…

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COURT SAYS 13 COUNTY JUDGES ARE NOT NEEDED For the first time since courts were reorganized in 1972, the Florida Supreme Court has recommended a net reduction in the number of the state’s trial judges. The court reported that except for civil traffic cases, civil filings are up but criminal filings are down. COURT SETS…

Judicial Nominating Commissions: Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to Gov. Rick Scott for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2018. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the…

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Nominating petitions for the 2018 election for the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar must be received in The Florida Bar headquarters office on or before 5 p.m., Dec. 15. All board positions are two-year terms. Additional nominating procedure details and a list of current BOG members and forms can be found in the…

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The Florida Bar Leadership Academy is a year-long leadership training program designed to foster professional growth and enhance the leadership skills for a diverse group of attorneys. Starting Dec. 1,  The Florida Bar Leadership Academy will begin accepting applications for the incoming 2018 – 2019 Academy, which will be Class VI. The deadline to submit an application…

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Serving on a Florida Bar committee can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Take advantage of this opportunity to enhance our profession and to improve the services we provide the citizens of our state and our members. Some of the factors I will consider in making committee appointments are: prior service to The Florida Bar and…

A complimentary seminar at The Florida Bar Winter Meeting in Orlando will teach attorneys about the ongoing Constitution Revision Commission in the Benchmarks presentation called “Every 20 Years.”   The CRC is convened every 20 years in Florida and can put amendments to the Florida Constitution directly on the ballot. In the seminar, attorneys will learn…

Book cover of the History of the Florida Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court Historical Society is pleased to offer the lowest prices ever on the History of the Supreme Court of Florida series. Take advantage of these historically low prices as a gift to yourself or to take care of those people on your list who are hard to shop for. Sales information is available here.