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THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISION CORRECTED NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING*

June 18th, 2021

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission gives notice of its Annual Meeting to be held at 12:00 p.m. on June 29, 2021 via Zoom (details below). The commission expects the only order of business will be the election of the Chair and Vice-Chair for the coming year. All interested parties are invited to attend….

THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISION ANNOUNCES NINETEENTH CIRCUIT COUNTY COURT VACANCY

June 17th, 2021

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission gives notice of its Annual Meeting to be held at 12 p.m. on June 29, 2021 via Zoom (details below). The Commission expects the only order of business will be the election of the Chair and Vice-Chair for the coming year. All interested parties are invited to attend….

2021 WINNERS OF THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA

June 14th, 2021

Winners of the 2021 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida. Winners are represented in two categories, print and television. Award recipients receive $500 for first place; second-place honorees receive $250. All honorees and their media outlets receive plaques. The winners will be highlighted in a video during the 2021 Florida Press Association…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES VACANCIES

June 8th, 2021

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit & County Court created by the resignations of Circuit Court Judges Rosa Figarola & Martin Zilber and County Court Judge Miguel Mirabal. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for…

THE FLORIDA BAR TO SWEAR IN NEW PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT

June 7th, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, FLA – The Florida Bar will welcome new leadership when Jacksonville attorney Michael G. Tanner is sworn in as the Bar’s 73rd president and West Palm Beach attorney Gary S. Lesser becomes president-elect during the Bar’s hybrid 2021 Annual Convention on June 9-11. Mike Tanner, who practices with Gunster in Jacksonville and Tallahassee, has…

THE FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD 2021 ANNUAL CONVENTION AS HYBRID EVENT

June 3rd, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, FLA – Jacksonville attorney Michael G. Tanner will be sworn in as The Florida Bar’s 73rd president and West Palm Beach attorney Gary Lesser becomes president-elect at the hybrid 2021 Annual Florida Bar Convention, to be held June 9-11. The in-person events, including the General Assembly and social functions, will take place at the…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 5 ATTORNEYS

May 27th, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from April 29, 2021, to May 20, 2021* The Florida Bar, the state’s guardian for the integrity of the legal profession, announces that the Florida Supreme Court in recent court orders disciplined five attorneys, disbarring one, suspending one, revoking the licenses of one, and reprimanding two. As an official arm of the…

1ST JNC AMENDED NOTICE OF ANNOUNCING NOMINEES FOR ESCAMBIA COUNTY COURT JUDGE

May 18th, 2021

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission conducted interviews on March 23, 2021 and interviewed 18 applicants to fill the vacancies on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Jeffrey Burns and the retirement of Judge Ross Goodman. The Commission re-convened on May 4, 2021, to provide the constitutionally required number…

REGISTRATION FOR THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 2021 REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP WEB SERIES IS NOW OPEN

May 10th, 2021

The first webinar in the Reporters’ Workshop Web Series “Covering Trials After a Pandemic” will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 11:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M. This webinar present by The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee is free and open to all members of the media.  Zoom registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7QtdGUleQOuLILiLoyzCxQ For…

4TH JNC ANNOUNCES CERTIFIED LIST OF NOMINEES FOR DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY

May 10th, 2021

On Friday, May 7, in accordance with previously issued press releases, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourth Judicial Circuit interviewed seven (7) applicants to fill the vacancy on the Duval County Court Bench created by the retirement of The Hon. Ronald Higbee. Following deliberations and thoughtful consideration of each applicant, the Commission nominates the…