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APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR ABA HOUSE OF DELEGATES – UNDER 36 DELEGATE

June 28th, 2022

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy: ABA House of Delegates:  Applications are being accepted for one under 36 delegate to serve two-year terms commencing August 2022, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting.  Applicants must have been admitted to practice in his or her first bar within…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 12 ATTORNEYS

June 28th, 2022

Summaries of orders issued from May 20, 2022, to June 17, 2022 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 12 attorneys, suspending five, reprimanding six and revoking the licenses of one. Two attorneys were placed on probation and one…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING TO ELECT NEW CHAIR

June 27th, 2022

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on June 30, 2022, at 9 a.m., via teleconference. Please e-mail Debbie Hanke at [email protected] for call-in information. The purpose of the meeting is to elect the new Chair, who will begin service as of July 2, 2022. If you require additional information, please contact Bonnie…

FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION PUBLIC NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

June 17th, 2022

The First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will hold a public meeting. All persons are invited. DATE:                         Tuesday, July 5, 2022 TIME:                          2:30 p.m. PLACE:                       Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building 221 Palafox Place, 4th Floor Pensacola, FL 32502 AGENDA:                   Call to Order Nomination of Chair and Vice-Chair Election of Chair and Vice-Chair…

19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ANNUAL MEETING

June 16th, 2022

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission gives notice it held its Annual Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on June 14th, 2022 via Zoom. The only business before the Commission was the election of Chair and Vice-Chair for the 2022 –2023 year and the results are as follows: Adam Schwartz was elected Chair and Brad Rossway…

THE FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD 2022 ANNUAL CONVENTION IN ORLANDO

June 15th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, FL – West Palm Beach attorney Gary S. Lesser, West Palm Beach, will be sworn in as The Florida Bar’s 74th president and Sarasota attorney Scott Westheimer will become president-elect at the 2022 Annual Florida Bar Convention in Orlando on June 22-25, 2022. The convention, including the General Assembly and social functions, will take place at…

THE FLORIDA BAR WILL HONOR OVER 600 50-YEAR MEMBERS AT LUNCHEON

June 15th, 2022

The Florida Bar will honor 605 attorneys and senior counselors for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law during a luncheon at The Florida Bar Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. To be recognized, attorneys must have been members in good standing of The Florida Bar, active or…

FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 3RD & 16TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS

June 14th, 2022

Applications are being accepted for two lawyer vacancies for the 3rd  and 16th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions.  The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers  to the Governor 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…

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

June 13th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Bar will welcome new leadership when West Palm Beach attorney Gary S. Lesser is sworn in as the Bar’s 74th president and Sarasota attorney Scott Westheimer becomes president-elect during the 2022 Annual Florida Bar Convention on June 22-25. Lesser is the managing partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC, in West Palm Beach….

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS

June 13th, 2022

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission has nominated the following applicants for consideration by Governor Ron DeSantis for filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Alan Lawson: Renatha Francis Denise Harle Robert Long Anne-Leigh Gaylord Moe Meredith Sasso Adam Tanenbaum The official letter can be accessed here. Applications can be viewed here….