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17TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCE VACANCIES – *AMENDED TO INCLUDE BOTH CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURT SEATS*

January 25th, 2022

The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in both the Broward Circuit and County Court created by the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Mily Rodriguez Powell and the elevation of County Court Judge Natasha DePrimo. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR JNC’S – 2022 JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINATIONS TO BE MADE

January 24th, 2022

Judicial Nominating Commissions: The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his appointment.  Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2022. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial…

17TH CIRCUIT JNC CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

January 24th, 2022

The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy in the Broward Circuit Court created by the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Mily Rodriguez Powell. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for a circuit court…

15TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF JUDICIAL VACANCY AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS

January 24th, 2022

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announces one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position created by the retirement of Judge Joseph Marx. The JNC has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy by February 19, 2022. Qualifications of Applicants Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications…

FIRST CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

January 18th, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced a vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court due to the resignation of Judge Thomas V. Dannheisser. Accordingly, the Judicial Nominating Commission of the First Judicial Circuit is now accepting applications for this vacancy. Applicants must fulfill the Constitutional qualifications before assuming the office of Circuit Court Judge, which…

8TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

January 18th, 2022

The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a County Court vacancy due to the retirement of Judge Joseph M. Williams. Applicants must meet the qualifications for a county court judge as set forth in the Florida Constitution and Florida statutes.  All persons interested in applying must submit two copies of a complete application in .PDF…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

January 14th, 2022

As a result of the retirement of the Hon. Daniel F. Wilensky, there is a vacancy on the Circuit Court Bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy. Complete unredacted and redacted applications (see below for more information) for this vacancy…

AUSLEY MCMULLEN TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 10th, 2022

Ausley McMullen — a Tallahassee-based law firm that has made pro bono service a part of every firm attorney’s responsibilities and duties — will receive the 2022 Law Firm Commendation from Chief Justice Charles T. Canady at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony Jan. 20 at the Supreme Court of Florida. The commendation honors significant…

YOUNG LAWYER TREMAINE L. HEMANS OF MIAMI TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 10th, 2022

Tremaine L. Hemans is the recipient of the 2022 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is 35 or younger or who has not practiced for more than five years. The award will be presented in a Jan. 20 ceremony…

WILKIE D. FERGUSON, JR. BAR ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 10th, 2022

The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association is the recipient of the 2022 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award, which will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady in a Jan. 20 ceremony streamed live by the Supreme Court of Florida. The award recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant contribution in…