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The Florida Bar to Swear in New President and President-Elect

June 14th, 2024

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Miami attorney Roland Sanchez-Medina Jr. will be sworn in as The Florida Bar’s 76th president and West Palm Beach attorney Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes will become president-elect during next week’s 2024 Annual Florida Bar Convention. The installation of the two top officers, along with a State of the Bar address by outgoing President…

THE FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD 2024 ANNUAL CONVENTION IN ORLANDO

June 14th, 2024

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The installation of Miami attorney Roland Sanchez-Medina Jr. as The Florida Bar’s 76th president and West Palm Beach attorney Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes as president-elect will highlight the 2024 Annual Florida Bar Convention, which will be held in Orlando from June 19-22. The convention, which will include various law committee meetings, training courses,…

3RD CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

June 12th, 2024

The Third Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will hold a public meeting via ZOOM at 5:30 p.m. on July 2, 2024. Agenda Call to Order Annual Meeting Election of chair for Bar year 2024-2025 Election of vice-chair for Bar year 2024-2025 Regular Meeting Division of applications for Columbia County Judge among JNC members…

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEK APPLICANTS FOR JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION VACANCY NOMINATIONS

June 11th, 2024

The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate attorneys for vacancies on the following Judicial Nominating Commissions: Sixth DCA (1 seat), 1st Circuit (2 seats), 2nd Circuit (1 seat), 3rd Circuit (3 seats), 5th Circuit (1 seat), 8th Circuit (1 seat), 9th Circuit (1 seat), 10th Circuit (1 seat), 14th Circuit (2 seats), 15th Circuit…

THIRD CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

June 6th, 2024

LAKE CITY – Gov. Ron DeSantis has requested the Third Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one (1) Columbia County Court vacancy created by the enactment of HB 5401. The Commission requires interested candidates to submit a completed application for consideration to the Chair, George T. Reeves at…

The Florida Bar Readies Misconduct Hotline, Public Resources to Protect Residents During Hurricane Season

June 3rd, 2024

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –– With the arrival of hurricane season, The Florida Bar is providing consumer resources, educating the public, preparing to assist Bar members, and has reactivated its Disciplinary Hotline to address resident concerns over possible professional misconduct and unlawful solicitation by lawyers in the storms’ aftermath. Floridians who encounter such issues can report them…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

June 3rd, 2024

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces one vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the retirement of Judge Robert Panse. The JNC has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy by Monday, July 15, 2024. Qualifications of Applicants: Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 5 ATTORNEYS

May 31st, 2024

Summaries of orders issued from April 29, 2024, to May 29, 2024 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 five attorneys, disbarring one, suspending two, and reprimanding two. The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar and its Division…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

May 29th, 2024

Gov. Ron DeSantis has convened the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to select and submit the names of highly qualified candidates to fill the two County Court vacancies created by the resignation of Judge Conrad and the elevation of Judge Murphy to the County Court bench. Judicial applications for these vacancies must be received before…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING

May 29th, 2024

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic meeting on June 28, 2024 at 1 p.m. to discuss vetting assignments of the applicants to fill two (2) Orange County Court vacancies. Members of the public may attend by calling: Phone Number: 978-990-5259 Participant Code: 2235306 ###