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FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION VACANCY

August 29th, 2022

Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission: One attorney to serve a six-year term commencing on January 1, 2023 and expiring December 31, 2028. The 15-member commission 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 action to the Supreme Court….

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

August 29th, 2022

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six attorneys, one from each state appellate district, to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2023. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee is composed of 11 attorneys appointed by The Florida Bar and 11 realtors appointed by…

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION

August 25th, 2022

Notice is hereby given that the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene via a Zoom meeting on August 31, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. that may last until 11:30 a.m., for the purpose of reviewing and deliberating regarding the judicial applications received by the Commission as a result of the vacancies created by the resignations…

DEADLINE EXTENDED: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP

August 24th, 2022

The nomination deadline has been extended until close of business, Friday, August 26 TALLAHASSEE – Nominations are now being accepted for reporters to attend the 31st  Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 19 and 20. This intensive two-day course is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists new to the…

20TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

August 24th, 2022

The Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission held a public telephonic meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 to nominate a Chair and Vice-Chair for 2022-2023. Richard J. Montecalvo was named Chair and Mike Carr was named Vice-Chair. The Commission thanks Sanjay Kurian for serving as Chair during the 2021-2022 year. Members of the 20th Judicial…

4TH DCA JNC ANNOUNCES 2022-2023 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

August 19th, 2022

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourth District Court of Appeal will conduct its annual organizational meeting via Zoom at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. Meeting Link Meeting ID: 893 0366 8891 Passcode: 607323 A list of members of the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is available online. If you…

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 17th, 2022

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a Circuit Court judicial vacancy due to the retirement and resignation of Judge Nancy Ley. The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nominations from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES DESOTO COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 15th, 2022

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the DeSoto County Court due to the elevation and resignation of Judge Danielle Brewer. 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 be able to fulfill the…

NOMINATE A FLORIDA LAWYER FOR OUTSTANDING PRO BONO SERVICE

August 15th, 2022

Nominations for the annual pro bono service awards, which honor lawyers, law firms and associations that have contributed extraordinary pro bono service as well as judges that have served the public as it relates to pro bono legal services is now open. The nomination forms are available on The Florida Bar’s website and must be submitted by Friday,…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 12th, 2022

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court due to the resignation Judge Kimberly C. Bonner. 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 be able to fulfill the Constitutional…