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FLORIDA BAR POLL SHOWS SUPPORT FOR APPELLATE JUDGES IN UPCOMING MERIT RETENTION ELECTIONS

September 18th, 2020

A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the merit retention election of one state Supreme Court justice and 24 appellate court judges indicates support for all to be retained. Results showed recommendations for retention ranging from 90 percent to 71 percent approval. The confidential poll seeks to find whether attorneys who know the most about…

19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INDIAN RIVER COUNTY COURT VACANCY

September 17th, 2020

As a result of the resignation of Indian River County Judge David Morgan, the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission hereby gives notice that it is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Indian River County Court. All interested in applying, please note the following. Applications for this Indian River County Court vacancy must be…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

September 15th, 2020

Seventeen (17) applications were received for the judicial vacancy of the County Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit. These applicants are scheduled to be interviewed on Friday, October 2, 2020 via Zoom. Anyone wishing to comment on the qualifications of any of the applicants may do so by contacting Andrew Morgan, Chair, Seventh Circuit Judicial…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY AND CIRCUIT VACANCIES

September 11th, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the County and Circuit Court vacancies created by the retirement of the Honorable Peter Ramsberger, Thomas Minkoff and the elevation of the Honorable Joshua Riba. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT OPENING

September 8th, 2020

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met via video-conference on September 8, 2020, and interviewed fifteen applicants via video-conference for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy created by the elevation of Judge John Stargel to the Second District Court of Appeal. The Commission announced that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been forwarded to…

20TH CIRCUIT JNC SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEWS FOR JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION

September 4th, 2020

Interviews will be held of the following applicants to the Judicial Nominating Commission of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit on Friday, September 11, 2020: 8:30           JNC meets in executive session 9:00          (1) Jennifer S. Gutmore 9:20          (2) Kimberly David Bocelli 9:40       …

BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

August 31st, 2020

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Five lawyers, one from each state appellate district, are needed to serve two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee membership includes 11 lawyers appointed by The Florida Bar and 11 realtors appointed…

FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION VACANCY

August 31st, 2020

Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission: There is a vacancy for one attorney to serve a six-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2021, and expiring Dec. 31, 2026. The 15-member JQC is authorized under Article V, Section 12, Florida Constitution, to investigate complaints against judges whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office and recommends disciplinary…

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC GIVES NOTICE OF VOLUSIA COUNTY COURT VACANCY

August 28th, 2020

The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Dawn P. Fields, Volusia County Court judge, effective Dec. 31, 2020. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and must be a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of the court…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 11 ATTORNEYS

August 27th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from July 28 to August 20, 2020 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 one, revoking the license of one, suspending eight and reprimanding one. One attorney was also placed on probation…