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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…

The Florida Bar Seeks Public Member to Serve on its Governing Board

November 8th, 2023

Continuing its practice of public involvement, The Florida Bar seeks a new nonlawyer to serve on its governing board. Two public members have served on the Bar’s 52-member governing board since the Supreme Court of Florida approved the organization’s request to have nonlawyer representation on the board in 1987. Only 12 other state bar organizations…

THE FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS VACANCIES TO FILL

November 1st, 2023

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its January 19, 2024, meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two attorneys to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2024. The Florida Bar president receives recommendations from The Florida Bar Foundation for consideration.  This 33-member Board of Directors…

THE FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION IS SEEKING AN ATTORNEY FOR PARTIAL TERM VACANCY

October 27th, 2023

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking one attorney to serve the remainder of a six-year term on the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission commencing immediately on appointment and expiring December 31, 2026. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar and in good standing. The appointment will be made during the Board of Governors…