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THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEK APPLICANTS FOR JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION VACANCY NOMINATIONS

June 11th, 2024

The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate attorneys for vacancies on the following Judicial Nominating Commissions: Sixth DCA (1 seat), 1st Circuit (2 seats), 2nd Circuit (1 seat), 3rd Circuit (3 seats), 5th Circuit (1 seat), 8th Circuit (1 seat), 9th Circuit (1 seat), 10th Circuit (1 seat), 14th Circuit (2 seats), 15th Circuit…

FFLA Public Member Director applications now open

April 18th, 2024

FFLA, formerly known as  The Florida Bar Foundation, is seeking applicants for Public Member Directors for three-year terms starting on July 1, 2024. In accordance with its  Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation, there shall be no fewer than two (2) or more than four (4) public members, who shall not be lawyers, to be…

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEK TO MAKE MAY APPOINTMENTS

March 1st, 2024

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during the May 10, 2024.  Lawyer applicants must be members of The Florida Bar and in good standing. ABA House of Delegates:  Two attorneys (one under 36 delegate) to serve two-year terms commencing August 2024, at the conclusion of…

Deadline Extended to Apply for Statewide Judicial Nomination Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims, Second DCA

February 9th, 2024

Statewide Judicial Nomination Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims: One attorney from the territorial jurisdiction of the second state appellate district, to serve the remainder of a four-year term, commencing immediately upon appointment and expires June 30, 2025.  No attorney who appears before any judge of compensation claims more than four times a year is…

Seeking Applicants for Florida Board of Bar Examiners Public Member Seat

February 1st, 2024

Nonattorney members of the public are invited to volunteer for a vacancy on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of members of The Florida Bar Board of Governors and Florida Board of Bar Examiners will recommend three nominees for the vacancy to the Supreme Court of Florida, which will appoint one…

Attorney Applicants Sought for Florida Board of Bar Examiners

February 1st, 2024

Attorney applicants are being sought to fill three vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend nine nominees for three attorney vacancies at its May 10, 2024, meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the…

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE CIRCUIT COURT

January 11th, 2024

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis has requested that the Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convene for the purpose of selecting and submitting a list of highly qualified lawyers for appointment to the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court. This appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Raul Zambrano. Accordingly, the Seventh…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR JNCs

December 20th, 2023

The Florida Bar has extended the deadline to accept applications from lawyers interested in serving on a judicial nominating commission (JNC). The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate three lawyers for each JNC to the governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2024. Applicants must be members…

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY AND REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

December 18th, 2023

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis has requested that the Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convene for the purpose of selecting and submitting a list of highly qualified lawyers for appointment to the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court. This appointment will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Raul Zambrano. Accordingly, the Seventh…

Applicants sought for Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee vacancy

November 27th, 2023

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking lawyer applicants for a vacancy on the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee to be filled during the board’s March 15, 2024, meeting. The four-year term commences July 1, 2024, and ends June 30, 2028. The 12-member committee renders 20-25 written advisory opinions a year to inquiring judges and…