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SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 21 ATTORNEYS

November 30th, 2022

Summaries of orders issued from Oct. 27 to Nov. 26, 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 21 attorneys, disbarring two, suspending 11, reprimanding two and revoking the licenses of six. The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar…

The Florida Bar Launches Educational Initiative to Help Floridians Navigate Life’s Legal Moments

November 29th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Bar today announced the launch of Life’s Legal Moments, a new educational initiative to help Floridians understand when and how to access legal counsel – offering valuable guidance on navigating critical moments when life moments necessitate retaining counsel to evaluate and help handle matters so Floridians can protect themselves and…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

November 29th, 2022

The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following applicants will be interviewed for possible nomination to Gov. Ron DeSantis for the position of County Court Judge. The Commission will conduct interviews on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, beginning at 9 a.m. at the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP…

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

November 28th, 2022

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced a vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court due to the resignation of Judge Mary Polson. 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 specify…

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SELECT CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

November 23rd, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE – On November 22, 2022, the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission elevated Thomas D. Oates of Law Offices of Oates & Oates, P.A. to serve as Chair and elected William G. McCormick of the McCormick Law Firm, PLLC, to serve as Vice Chair of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for 2022-2023. Seventeenth…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

November 15th, 2022

As a result of the county court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Susan “Suzy” Lopez in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Gov. Ron DeSantis has convened the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to select and submit the names of highly qualified candidates to fill the vacancies. The following individuals have applied for the vacancies:…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

November 14th, 2022

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court for the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Maria Dennis: Cristina Rivera Correa Miesha Darrough Javier Enriquez Natalie Moore Stephanie Silver Eleane Sosa-Bruzon The Commission thanks the members of the bench,…

*SPECIAL ALERT*  The Florida Bar Activates Lawyer Disciplinary Hotline due to Hurricane Nicole and Hurricane Ian

November 14th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –– The Florida Bar is activating its new Disciplinary Hotline with the impact of Hurricane Nicole and Hurricane Ian across the state. Floridians should call 833-979-8225 to report allegations of professional misconduct and unlawful solicitation by lawyers in the wake of Hurricane Nicole, and Hurricane Ian last month. Any contact by a lawyer…

3RD CIRCUIT JNC AMENDED NOTICE OF HAMILTON COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY

November 8th, 2022

The Third Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the Hamilton County Court due to the resignation of Judge Kenneth M. “Sonny” Scaff Jr. Accordingly, the Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nomination from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. Applicants must meet the qualifications for…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR FLORIDA RURAL LEGAL SERVICES BOARD AND STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS

November 7th, 2022

The Florida Bar Board of Governors has extended the deadline to Friday, Dec. 16, for lawyers to apply for vacancies on the Florida Rural Legal Services Inc. board and the Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensations Claims. Applicants must be Florida Bar members in good standing. Vacancies will be filled during the Jan. 27,…