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11TH CIRCUIT JNC CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

September 17th, 2019

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for four county court vacancies in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit created by the elevation of Judges William Altfield, Gina Beovides and Laura Shearon Cruz, and the resignation of Judge Samuel Joseph Slom.1  The commission requests that interested candidates submit…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF MEETING

September 17th, 2019

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 Hon. Donald Horrox. Applicants are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of their interview. Location:       Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen,…

FLORIDA BAR LEADERS’ STATEMENTS ABOUT NOMINATIONS OF JUSTICES LAGOA AND LUCK TO U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

September 12th, 2019

John M. Stewart, President of The Florida Bar: “Justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck have served Florida well as lawyers and jurists, and both are highly qualified to provide their knowledge and expertise to the entire country. It is well-known throughout Florida that they have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to apply the law to reach…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

September 11th, 2019

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit created by the elevation of Judges William Altfield, Gina Beovides and Laura Shearon Cruz. The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for…

FLORIDA BAR OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS

September 9th, 2019

The Florida Bar is asking for nominations for the annual pro bono service awards, which honor lawyers, judges, law firms and associations that have contributed extraordinary pro bono service. The deadline for most nominations is Oct. 24. Pro bono publico means “for the public good,” and pro bono legal service is just one way that…

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 2019 FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 DUE TO HURRICANE DORIAN

September 6th, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Nominations are now being accepted for reporters to attend the 30th Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 28 and 29. This intensive two-day course is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists new to the courts and legal beats or new to Florida. The…

CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE WELCOMES FIVE NEW MEMBERS FROM ALACHUA, BROWARD, LEE, ORANGE AND SANTA ROSA COUNTIES

September 4th, 2019

The Florida Bar added five new members to its Citizens Advisory Committee, an advisory group of 12 citizens with varied interests and backgrounds who provide two-way communication between the state’s major citizen constituencies and the Bar’s Board of Governors. The committee also helps to inform and educate the public about significant legal-justice issues. The new…

1ST DCA JNC ANNOUNCES LIST OF NOMINEES FOR DISTRICT COURT VACANCIES

September 3rd, 2019

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on Aug. 29 and 30, to fill the vacancies on the First DCA created by the resignations of Judges Allen C. Winsor and T. Kent Wetherell, II. The following individuals, listed alphabetically, have been recommended to Gov. Ron…

12TH JNC CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY FROM PASSAGE OF HB 5011

September 3rd, 2019

On Aug. 29, the 12th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed eight applicants for the 12th Judicial Circuit Court seat created by the passing of House Bill 5011. After thorough interviews, consideration and deliberation, the 12th Circuit JNC announces that the following three applicants’ names have been submitted to Gov. Ron DeSantis for consideration for…

FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

August 30th, 2019

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from attorneys to serve on the following three groups: Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six lawyers, one from each state appellate district, and one at-large member to serve two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The Florida Bar president receives recommendations from the Real Property, Probate and Trust…