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NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

March 8th, 2021

Nominations are now open for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. The entry deadline is April 5, 2021. Submit entries here. The first-place award recipient for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida will receive a cash prize of $500, a plaque…

5TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

March 8th, 2021

The Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Marion County Court Judge due to the retirement of Judge Sarah Ritterhoff Williams. Applicants must fulfill the Constitutional qualifications before assuming the office of County Court Judge, which require the appointee to be a member in good standing of The…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

February 26th, 2021

As a result of the upcoming retirement of the Honorable Judge Artemeus E. McNeil, there will be a vacancy on the County Court in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, and Gov. Ron DeSantis has convened the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to select and submit the names of highly qualified candidates to fill the vacancy. Judicial…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 17 ATTORNEYS

February 25th, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from January 28, 2021, to February 18, 2021 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 17 attorneys, disbarring three, revoking the licenses of one, suspending 10 and reprimanding three. As an official arm of the…

MAY APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED

February 25th, 2021

ABA House of Delegates:  Two lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing August 2021, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting.  Applicants must also be ABA members. Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors:  One lawyer to serve a three-year term commencing July 1, 2021.  This 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local…

19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT VACANCY

February 16th, 2021

As the result of the resignation of Nineteenth Circuit Judge James W. McCann, the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission conducted interviews on Feb. 15, 2021 and hereby gives notices it has nominated to Gov. Ron DeSantis the following applicants for the vacancy: Jeffrey P. Battista Jason J. Bruin Alexzander D. Gonano Leatha Dawn Mullins…

19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

February 11th, 2021

As the result of the resignation of Nineteenth Circuit Judge James W. McCann, the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission hereby gives notice of the following applicants for nomination for appointment to Judge Morgan’s seat and the times of their interviews to be held by ZOOM as listed below. All interested in attending, please note…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF COURT VACANCY

February 5th, 2021

Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one county judge vacancy on the Orange County Court bench created by the elevation of Judge Gisela Laurent. The Commission requires interested candidates to submit a complete application for consideration. Applicants must have been a…

5th DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS

February 3rd, 2021

The Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission nominates the following six candidates to fill the vacancy in the Fifth District Court of Appeal created by the retirement of Judge Richard B. Orfinger: Hon. C. Joseph Boatwright Hon. Melanie Chase Hon. Howard O. McGillin, Jr. Therese Ann Savona Hon. Keith F. White Carrie Ann Wozniak…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES

February 2nd, 2021

Gov. DeSantis has announced two vacancies on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court, created by the retirement of Judge Ross Goodman and the resignation of Judge Jeffrey Burns. Accordingly, the Judicial Nominating Commission of the First Judicial Circuit is now accepting applications for these two vacancies. Applicants must fulfill the Constitutional qualifications before assuming the…