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FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES VACANCIES

November 6th, 2019

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its January 31, 2020 meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2023. This 33-member Board of Directors administers Florida’s IOTA program. Directors shall be members…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

November 4th, 2019

INTERVIEW DATE:    Wednesday, Nov. 6 LOCATION:    Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High School 300 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33128 The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit and County Courts as indicated below. The vacancies to be filled result from the resignation…

JANET VARNELL IS 2019 FLORIDA BAR CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWYER OF THE YEAR

October 31st, 2019

Janet Varnell of Lady Lake is the recipient of the 2019 Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year Award given by The Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee. The award will be presented to Varnell on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in Orlando by Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Varnell…

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOV. 15 FOR BOARD TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

October 30th, 2019

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six lawyers, one from each state appellate district, and one at-large member to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2020. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee is composed of 11 lawyers appointed by The Florida Bar and…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

October 30th, 2019

The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Diane Ward1. Pamela Gordon Steven Lieberman Scott Miller Jorge Perez Joseph Perkins The Eleventh Circuit JNC will confer at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct….

FIRST AMENDMENT FOUNDATION PRESIDENT WINS SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

October 29th, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Barbara Petersen, the founding president of Florida’s First Amendment Foundation who is retiring after 25 years leading the organization, received the Susan Spencer-Wendel Award for Lifetime Achievement on Monday for her contributions in support of a free press and Floridians’ right to have access to their government. Spencer-Wendel was a longtime Palm Beach…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 11 ATTORNEYS

October 24th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued from Aug. 22 to Oct. 15, 2019 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 11 attorneys, disbarring three, revoking the licenses of one, suspending one and reprimanding six. One attorney was also ordered to…

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL

October 23rd, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts. These appointments by Gov. Ron DeSantis are to fill vacancies created by the conclusion of the four-year terms of the current Regional Counsels. A description of the duties and…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

October 23rd, 2019

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the circuit court vacancy in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit created by the resignation of Judge Diane Ward1. The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit court judges described…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCIES AND APPLICANTS

October 18th, 2019

The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit and County Courts as indicated below. The vacancies to be filled result from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge John W. Thornton, Jr., the appointment of Circuit Court Judge Renatha S. Francis to the…