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THE VOTE’S IN YOUR COURT: RECURSOS PARA LOS VOTANTES ACERCA DE CANDIDATOS JUDICIALES AHORA DISPONIBLE EN EL SITIO WEB DE THE FLORIDA BAR.

July 19th, 2022

¿Quiere saber más sobre los candidatos judiciales que aparecerán en la boleta de las elecciones primarias en agosto?  ¿Desea saber sobre las elecciones de retención por mérito de los jueces de cortes de apelaciones? El Colegio de Abogados de la Florida (The Florida Bar) ha proporcionado una gran cantidad de información como parte de su…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING

July 12th, 2022

The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Duval County Courthouse, in the Chambers of the Hon. Chief Judge Mark Mahon. Additionally, the following Zoom Meeting ID can be used to access the meeting room: Meeting ID: 613 984 7385 Matters to…

2022 WINNERS OF THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA

July 7th, 2022

Winners of the 2022 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida. Winners are represented in three categories, print, radio 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 August 4-5, 2022, Florida…

DEADLINE – AUGUST 1, 2022: Judicial Nominating Commission Nominations to be Made on the First, Second, Fifth and Newly Created Sixth District Courts of Appeal

July 5th, 2022

Judicial Nominating Commissions: Due to recent legislation (HB 7027), The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate twelve lawyers for each of the First, Second, Fifth and the newly created Sixth District Courts of Appeal to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his appointment. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of…

CRAIG WATERS WINS SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

July 5th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE – Craig Waters, former communications director of the Florida Supreme Court, who retired in February after 35 years of service, received the Susan Spencer-Wendel Award for Lifetime Achievement on Friday from The Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee for his contributions in support of transparency and public access to the Florida Supreme Court…

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…