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ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

May 18, 2018
Miami – The Judicial Nomination Commission for the Eleventh Circuit has nominated the following individuals for the appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court vacancy resulting from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel. 1. Honorable Alexan...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCY

May 16, 2018
The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will interview the following applicants on May 29 for the vacancy created as a result of the resignation of Circuit Judge Paul B. Kanarek: Jeffrey P. Battista, 8:30-8:45 a.m. Jeffrey Walton Hendriks, 8...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR UNION COUNTY COURT VACANCY

May 14, 2018
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convened and conducted interviews of nine individuals who applied to fill a Union County Court vacancy. Following the post-interview deliberations, the Commission voted on final recommendations for the hig...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW

May 10, 2018
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has selected the following applicants for interviews for the vacant Union County judge seat created by the retirement of Judge Robert “Bo” Bayer. The interviews will be held Monday, May 14, 2018, beginni...

FLORIDA FREE LEGAL ANSWERS EXPANDS ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR FLORIDIANS IN ITS FIRST YEAR

May 9, 2018
Since Florida Free Legal Answers, a cooperative effort between The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, was launched one year ago, Florida lawyers have answered more than 2,200 legal questions by Floridians. The virtual legal advice clinic gives ...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION

May 8, 2018
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on June 20, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., at Peterson & Myers, P.A., 225 East Lemon Street, Suite 300, Lakeland, Florida 33801. The purpose of this meeting will be to interview applicants for the vacant Pol...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 8, 2018
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the Tenth Judicial County Court due to the appointment of Polk County Judge Gerald P. Hill, II to the Tenth Judicial Circuit. Applicants for this county judgeship must have been...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR VACANCIES ON BROWARD CIRCUIT COURT

May 7, 2018
As a result of the resignation of Circuit Judge Merrilee Ehrlich and the retirement of Circuit Judge Lisa M. Porter, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for two vacancies on the Broward Circuit Court. ...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

May 3, 2018
As a result of the resignation of The Honorable Robert M. Foster there exists a vacancy on the Fourth Judicial Circuit bench. Gov. Rick Scott has asked the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. Judici...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES TWO MEETINGS TO CONSIDER SARASOTA COUNTY COURT VACANCY

May 3, 2018
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has announced two open meetings to select and interview candidates to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sarasota County Court Judge Judy Goldman. On June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, or earlier if...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR UNION COUNTY COURT VACANCY

May 2, 2018
Following the extended application period ending April 27, the Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received the following timely submitted applications for the Union County Court vacancy due to the retirement of Robert Bo Bayer: Applicant Na...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 2, 2018
The following individuals have applied to the Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy resulting from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Paul B. Kanarek. Jeffrey P. Battista Jeffrey Walton Hen...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SARASOTA COUNTY COURT VACANCY

April 30, 2018
SARASOTA - The Twelfth Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy on the County Court in Sarasota County created by the resignation of the Honorable Judy Goldman. Applicants must have been a member...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 12 ATTORNEYS Summaries of orders issued March 1 – 22, 2018

April 30, 2018
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 – disbarring four, suspending four, and publicly reprimanding four. Three attorneys...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR MIAMI–DADE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY

April 26, 2018
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed Friday, May 18, by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Judge Sarah Zabel. In...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR MIAMI–DADE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY

April 25, 2018
The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Judge Sarah Zabel: William Ira Altfield Alexander S. ...

FLORIDA BAR ANNOUNCES FINAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS

April 25, 2018
TALLAHASSEE - Two seats on The Florida Bar Board of Governors have been decided in runoff elections. Winning two-year terms on the board are Jeremy C. Branning, First Circuit, Seat 1, and Jordan Dresnick, Eleventh Circuit, Seat 3. Branning outpolled Josep...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JNC EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR UNION COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 18, 2018
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has extended the deadline for applications for the County Court vacancy in Union County due to the retirement of Judge Robert Bo Bayer. The extended deadline for submitting the applications is noon, April ...

JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES REAPPOINTMENT HEARING

April 18, 2018
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) will meet on Monday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821 (room to be announced),...

FIFTH DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES TWO JUDICIAL VACANCIES

April 18, 2018
As a result of the resignations of Judge Thomas D. Sawaya and Judge William D. Palmer, there are two vacancies in The Fifth District Court of Appeal, and the Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees. Judicial ...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR UNION COUNTY COURT VACANCY

April 16, 2018
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received the following timely submitted applications for the Union County Court vacancy due to the retirement of Robert Bo Bayer: Bishop, Mitchell D. Bustamante, Luis E. Libby, Lee C. Rush, Jacob A. Sa...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

April 13, 2018
On April 10, 2018, the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed applicants for nomination to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Circuit Judge Jay B. Rosman. The Commission has certified the following nomin...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

April 10, 2018
Miami – The Judicial Nomination Commission for the Eleventh Circuit has nominated the following individuals for the appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court vacancy resulting from the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Gerald Bagley and the resignation...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

April 10, 2018
As a result of the resignation of Circuit Judge Paul B. Kanarek, the Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Circuit Court. 1. Applications for this Circuit Court vacancy must be received by 3:00 pm...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - MIAMI-DADE CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

April 10, 2018
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel. The Commission requests...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

April 9, 2018
Fort Lauderdale – The Judicial Nomination Commission for the Seventeenth Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Broward County Court vacancy resulting from the resignation of Broward County Judge Claudia Robinson. Tabitha ...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

April 6, 2018
The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold an organizational meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Office of the State Attorney, 100 SE Ocean Boulevard Ste 400, Stuart, Florida 34994 at 8:30 a.m. The commission will meet pursuant t...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MARTIN COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL NOMINEES

April 5, 2018
The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met on April 4, 2018, and reviewed 18 applicants for a judicial vacancy in the Martin County Court. The commission announced that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been forward...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

April 3, 2018
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Judge Antonio Marin. For interview pu...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

April 2, 2018
On behalf of the Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, please be advised that the commission will interview the following applicants for the vacancy created as a result of the resignation of Martin County Judge Curtis Disque. Applicant Interv...

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

April 2, 2018
MIAMI – The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Judge Antonio Marin. * William Ira Altfield ...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF UNION COUNTY COURT VACANCY

April 2, 2018
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a County Court vacancy in Union County due to the retirement of Judge Robert Bo Bayer. Applicants must meet the qualifications for a County Court Judge as set forth in the Florida Constitution an...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 19 ATTORNEYS

March 27, 2018
Summaries of orders issued Jan. 4 – Feb. 23, 2018 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 19 attorneys – disbarring three, revoking the...

SIX WIN ELECTION; FOUR FACE RUNOFFS FOR FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEATS; YLD BOARD OF GOVERNORS OUT-OF-STATE ELECTION HAS WINNER

March 26, 2018
TALLAHASSEE – In eight contested Florida Bar Board of Governors elections, six candidates won election outright. In two races, four candidates will be in runoff elections to be decided in April. The Young Lawyers Division Out-of-State Board of Governors ...

11th CIRCUIT JNC SENDS MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT NOMINEES TO GOVERNOR

March 26, 2018
The Judicial Nomination Commission for the Eleventh Circuit has nominated the following individuals for the appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court vacancies resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Spencer J. Multack to the Circuit Court and...

FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT

March 23, 2018
The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met on Friday, March 23, 2018 and interviewed 9 applicants for the Circuit Court position created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Edward P. Nickinson, III. The commission is pleased to announce that the...

20TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEWS

March 21, 2018
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will interview the following applicants for the vacancy created as a result of the resignation of Circuit Judge Jay B. Rosman. APRIL 10, 2018 8:45 9:00 9:20 9:40 10:00 10:20-10:30 10:30 10:50 11:1...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

March 16, 2018
On behalf of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, please be advised that the commission will interview the following applicants for the vacancy created as a result of the resignation of Broward County Judge Claudia Robinson. APPLICANT ...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR MARTIN COUNTY COURT VACANCY

March 16, 2018
The following individuals have applied to the Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Martin County Court resulting from the resignation of County Court Judge Curtis Disque. Kate Bradford Kathryn L. McHa...

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING

March 15, 2018
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 4 p.m. to discuss the candidates who have applied to the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court to ...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCY

March 14, 2018
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Antonio Marin. The Commission reques...

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN MAY

March 12, 2018
The Florida Bar Board of Governors makes several special appointments each year. The Board is currently seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its May 20, 2018, meeting. American Bar Association House of Delegates: Two lawyers ...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - PUBLIC NOTICE

March 9, 2018
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will be conducting a public meeting by telephone on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 3:30 PM CST. All members of the commission and the public are invited to attend by calling 1-71...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

March 9, 2018
The following individuals have applied with the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court. The vacancy results from the resignation of Circuit Judge Jay B. Rosman. Pamela S. Barger James R. (Jack) Bridges Jay M. Bri...

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR OKALOOSA COUNTY COURT JUDGE AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

March 7, 2018
The following is a list of the applicants for the County Court vacancy in Okaloosa County due to the resignation of County Court Judge T. Patterson Maney. Names of the applicants are listed below in alphabetical order. All interviews will take place on Mo...

11th CIRCUIT JNC SCHEDULES INTERVIEWS FOR THREE JUDICIAL VACANCIES

March 6, 2018
The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has announced the schedules of interviews for candidates for three judicial vacancies. Circuit Court: The following individuals will be interviewed by the commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in...

11th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

March 5, 2018
The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the retirement of Judge Jerald Bagley. William Ira Altfield Michelle Bar...

10th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT OPENING

February 28, 2018
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met on Feb. 28 and reviewed 11 applicants for the Circuit Court position created by the death of Judge Glenn T. Shelby. The commission is pleased to announce that the following nominees, listed in alphabeti...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 13 ATTORNEYS

February 27, 2018
Summaries of orders issued Jan. 11 - Jan. 25, 2018 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 13 attorneys – disbarring four, revoking the ...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS - COUNTY JUDGE VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

February 26, 2018
MIAMI – The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Spencer J. Multack to the Circuit C...

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

February 16, 2018
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Circuit Judge Jay B. Rosman. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an applicati...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MARTIN COUNTY COURT VACANCY

February 16, 2018
As a result of the resignation of County Court Judge Curtis Disque, the Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Martin County Court. 1. Applications for this County Court vacancy must be received by...

FIFTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

February 14, 2018
The Fifth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for circuit court judge due to the resignation of Judge Curtis J. Neal. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years a...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MIAMI-DADE CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCY

February 14, 2018
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Jerald Bagley. The commission requests t...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANOUNCES COUNTY COURT VACANCY

February 9, 2018
As a result of the resignation of Judge Claudia Robinson, the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Broward County Court. 1. Applications for this County Court vacancy must be received by 3:00 pm...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

February 7, 2018
The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold an organizational meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at the Office of the State Attorney, 100 SE Ocean Boulevard Ste 400, Stuart, Florida 34994 at 5:30 p.m. A complete listing for each membe...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO THE SUPREME COURT’S COMMISSION ON PROFESSIONALISM & CIVILITY

February 6, 2018
Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism & Civility: Two lawyers to serve four-year terms on this 23-member commission commencing July 1, 2018. The Commission acts as a steering and long-range planning commission for the creation and implementation...

COMMITTEE SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR PUBLIC MEMBER SEAT ON THE FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

February 6, 2018
TALLAHASSEE – Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before March 26, 2018, for one three-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, the administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Florida that handles matters of bar admission. The ...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO THE FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

February 6, 2018
Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill three vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, the administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Florida that handles matters of bar admission. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governor...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

February 6, 2018
The following nominations for the position of County Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the elevation of the Hon. Michael S. Williams to the Circuit Court have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott: Alissa M. Ellison Troy Matthew Lovell Richard Henry M...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS

February 5, 2018
The following is a list of the applicants for the Tenth Circuit Court vacancy due to the death of Judge Glenn T. Shelby. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. 1) Kimble C. Bouchillon Attorney, K.C. Bouchillon, P.A. Bartow, Florida 2) D...

THIRD CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

January 30, 2018
The deadline to submit applications for two lawyer vacancies on the Third Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been extended. The Florida Bar must nominate six lawyers for each of the 26 Judicial Nominating Commissions to the governor for his appoin...

FLORIDA BAR YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION LAUNCHES ACCELERATOR WEBSITE AS ONE-STOP HUB FOR PRACTICE ADVICE

January 30, 2018
Embarking on a legal career can be a daunting endeavor, particularly when making the transition from law student to legal practitioner. To help new lawyers adapt to today’s ever changing and challenging marketplace, The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Divis...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 15 ATTORNEYS

January 29, 2018
Summaries of orders issued Dec. 14, 2017 – Jan. 4, 2018 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 15 attorneys – disbarring two, revoking...

FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT VACANCY

January 29, 2018
The First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the Circuit Court by the resignation of County Judge T. Patterson Maney. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registere...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANOUNCES VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT

January 26, 2018
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the death of County Court Judge Shelley J. Kravitz. The Commission requests that...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

January 26, 2018
The First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the Circuit Court by the resignation of Circuit Judge Edward P. Nickinson, III. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, reg...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MIAMI-DADE COUNTY JUDGE VACANCY

January 25, 2018
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the elevation of County Court Judge Spencer J. Multack to the Circuit Court. The...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

January 23, 2018
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the retirement of the Honorable Christi L. Underwood. Chad...

FLORIDA BAR’S TRIAL LAWYERS SECTION HOSTS TEACHERS LAW SCHOOL

January 23, 2018
On Jan. 25 and 26, The Florida Bar’s Trial Lawyers Section will host the seventh annual Teachers Law School, to help teachers educate their students about the judicial system and its importance. This year’s program will be held in Kissimmee, at the Gayl...

PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY IS JAN. 25

January 22, 2018
The 2018 Pro Bono Service Awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Supreme Court of Florida. The annual Pro Bono Service Awards recognize outstanding commitment to providing legal services to Florida’s poor. Thursday’s ce...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

January 17, 2018
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has submitted six names to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration and appointment to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court in Leon County created by the resignation of Judge Charles Francis. The nominees are: 1...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

January 12, 2018
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Seventh Judicial Circuit is pleased to announce the following named nominees have been submitted to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to the Volusia County Court of the Seventh Judicial Circui...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

January 12, 2018
Fort Lauderdale – The Judicial Nomination Commission for the Seventeenth Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Broward Circuit Court vacancy resulting from the resignation of Broward County Circuit Judge Alfred J. Horowit...

FIFTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

January 10, 2018
The Fifth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Circuit Court judge due to the future retirement of William G. Law, Jr. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five yea...

NINTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

January 9, 2018
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Monday, Jan. 22, 2018**, at the law offices of GrayRobinson, P.A., 301 E. Pine St., Suite 1400, Orlando, Florida 32801, at 8 a.m. Interviews for a vacancy on the circuit court will begin promptly ...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION

January 9, 2018
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on February 28, 2018, at 8:00 a.m., at Peterson & Myers, P.A., 225 East Lemon Street, Suite 300, Lakeland, Florida 33801. The purpose of this meeting will be to interview applicants for the vacant...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS

January 9, 2018
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following candidates will be interviewed for possible nomination to the Governor for the position of County Court Judge created by the elevation of the Hon. Michael Scot...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

January 9, 2018
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will interview the following applicants for the vacancy on the Leon County Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Charles A. Francis. 9:00 a.m. - Alan Abramowitz 9:20 a.m. - Georgia Cappleman ...

YOUNG LAWYER ALLISON M. STOCKER OF JACKSONVILLE TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 8, 2018
Allison M. Stocker of Jacksonville (photo) is the recipient of the 2018 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is younger than 36 or who has not practiced for m...

21 LAWYERS TO RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 25

January 8, 2018
The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 25 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawye...

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

January 8, 2018
The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court due to the death of Judge Glenn T. Shelby. Applicants for this circuit judgeship must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding fiv...

GEORGE EDGECOMB BAR ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 8, 2018
The George Edgecomb Bar Association, the largest predominately African-American voluntary bar association in the Tampa area, is the recipient of the 2018 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award. The award, which recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that ha...

JUDGE PATRICIA SEITZ TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 8, 2018
The Hon. Patricia Seitz (photo), senior judge in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida, is the 2018 recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The award, which recognizes an active or retired fede...

TAMPA’S STEPHEN M. TODD TO RECEIVE 2018 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 8, 2018
Attorney Stephen M. Todd (photo) of Tampa, who says his pro bono legal work has helped him understand that life is about serving others, is the recipient of the 2018 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will...

THIRD DCA JUDGE VANCE E. SALTER TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 8, 2018
The Hon. Vance E. Salter (photo), a judge with Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal, is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates t...

DEADLINE EXTENDED: THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS

January 5, 2018
Judicial Nominating Commissions: Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year t...

HALLISKY & DAVIS LAW FIRM TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 4, 2018
Hallisky & Davis, with offices in Daytona Beach and Sanford, will receive the 2018 Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups o...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

December 29, 2017
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will interview the following applicants for the vacancy created as a result of the resignation of Broward County Circuit Judge Alfred J. Horowitz. 1. Nickolaus Hunter Davis 8:30 a.m....

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS

December 28, 2017
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) has received, as of Dec. 27, 2017, twelve applications for the vacancy on the Leon County Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Charles A. Francis. The following individuals have applied:...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 12 ATTORNEYS

December 28, 2017
Summaries of orders issued Nov. 1–30, 2017 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 – disbarring three, revoking the licens...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

December 28, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will conduct interviews to fill a County Court vacancy created in the Seventh Judicial Circuit by the elevation of Volusia County Court Judge Steven Henderson. These applicants will be interviewed on Jan....

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS

December 28, 2017
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill a vacancy created due to the resignation of Broward County Circuit Judge Alfred J. Horowitz. Nickolaus Hunter Davis Mariya Week...

VERO BEACH ATTORNEY JOHN STEWART ELECTED PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE OF THE FLORIDA BAR

December 19, 2017
Longtime Florida Bar leader and Vero Beach attorney John M. Stewart has been chosen as president-elect designate of The Florida Bar. Stewart will be sworn in as president-elect at the Bar's annual convention in Orlando on June 15, when current President-e...

FLORIDA BAR MEMBERS WILL VOTE ON NINE CONTESTED SEATS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS

December 19, 2017
Thirteen incumbent members on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition, two unopposed candidates will serve as new BOG members, and nine seats – in the First, Third, Fourth, Eleventh (two seats...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

December 15, 2017
Miami – The Judicial Nomination Commission for the Eleventh Circuit has nominated the following individuals for the appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court vacancies resulting from the elevations of County Court Judge Ivonne Cuesta and County Court Ju...

UPDATE TO SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF VOLUSIA COUNTY COURT VACANCY

December 13, 2017
As an update to the Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announcement on Dec. 7, 2017, of a vacancy resulting from the elevation of Volusia County Court Judge Steven Henderson, please note the following: **Applicants who have submitted their app...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

December 12, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the County Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the elevation of The Honorable Michael S. Williams to the Circuit Court. The commission is n...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

December 11, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission certified to Gov. Rick Scott the following named nominees to fill the judicial vacancy in the Volusia County Court created by the retirement of Judge Shirley A. Green. Cromartie, David Gillespie, David Pa...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF VOLUSIA COUNTY COURT VACANCY

December 7, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the Volusia County Court by the by elevation of Judge Steven Henderson to the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the p...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING

December 5, 2017
The Seventh Judicial Nominating Commission will convene for a meeting on Dec. 7, 2017, at 4:00 PM for the purpose of discussing a letter dated Dec. 4, 2017, received from Daniel Nordby, General Counsel, announcing a vacancy resulting from the elevation of...

NINTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

December 4, 2017
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a Circuit Court vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, resulting from the upcoming retirement of the Hon. Christi L. Underwood. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preced...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

December 4, 2017
As a result of the resignation of Broward County Circuit Judge Alfred J. Horowitz, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Circuit Court. Applications must be received by 3 p.m. on Thu...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

November 28, 2017
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position, caused by the resignation of the Honorable Thomas H. Barkdull. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with ...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

November 28, 2017
Miami – The Judicial Nomination Commission for the Eleventh Circuit has nominated the following individuals for the appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court vacancy resulting from the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Rosa I. Rodriquez. Altfield, Will...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT JUDGESHIP VACANCY

November 28, 2017
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the Second Circuit Court in Leon County created by the resignation of Judge Charles A. Francis. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS FOR VOLUSIA COUNTY COURT VACANCY

November 22, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has announced the schedule of candidate interviews for a vacancy in the Volusia County Court. These interviews will take place Dec. 11, 2017, at the Volusia County Courthouse Annex, Courtroom 10 (3rd floo...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

November 22, 2017
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has announced the following nominations for appointment to fill a judicial vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal created by the constitutionally mandated retirement of Judge Dougl...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 20 ATTORNEYS

November 21, 2017
Summaries of orders issued Sept. 22 – Nov. 2, 2017 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 20 attorneys – disbarring four, revoking the...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC SETS INTERVIEWS FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCIES

November 21, 2017
The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevations of Judges Ivonne Cuesta and Laura Ann Stuzin to the Circ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JNC SENDS GOVERNOR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES

November 21, 2017
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following 11 names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court vacancies created by the retirements of the Hon. Mark I. Shames and the Hon. John A. Schaefer: Dustin An...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT VACANCIES

November 20, 2017
The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevations of Judges Ivonne Cuesta and Laura Ann Stuzin to the Circuit Cou...

SECOND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION TO MEET NOV. 27

November 20, 2017
The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at the offices of Ausley McMullen, 123 S. Calhoun St., Tallahassee, FL 32301, with call-in information provided to members unable to attend in person. Plea...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING

November 14, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancies created by the retirements of the Honorable Mark I. Shames and the Honorab...

2018 JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINATIONS TO BE MADE BY THE FLORIDA BAR

November 13, 2017
Judicial Nominating Commissions: Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to Gov. Rick Scott for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-yea...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

November 2, 2017
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the retirement of Circuit Judge Rosa I. Rodriquez. INTER...

THE FLORIDA BAR FORMS THREE NEW SPECIAL COMMITTEES, ADDRESSING KEY ISSUES IMPACTING JUSTICE SYSTEM, PROFESSION

November 2, 2017
Special Committees to support attorney mental health and wellness, advance Florida’s mental health laws and improve representation for children and families in the courts Tallahassee, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Three new special Florida Bar committees are w...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS

October 31, 2017
Miami – The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the retirement of Circuit Judge Rosa I. Rodriquez. Altfield, Wi...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 11 ATTORNEYS

October 30, 2017
Summaries of orders issued Sept. 13 – Oct. 26, 2017 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 three, suspending...

THE FLORIDA BAR ISSUES RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF THEODORE BOWERS, FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN ATTORNEY TO PRACTICE IN BAY COUNTY

October 27, 2017
The Florida Bar issued a resolution in memory of civil rights attorney Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Bowers, the first African-American attorney to practice in Bay County. He died on Oct. 14. He was 87. The resolution highlights Bowers’ exceptional commitme...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS

October 26, 2017
The following individuals have applied with the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Second District Court of Appeal: The Honorable Michael F. Andrews J. Andrew Atkinson The Honorable Peter A. Bell The Honor...

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEKS TO FILL JUDICIAL ETHICS ADVISORY COMMITTEE VACANCY

October 25, 2017
The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its January 26, 2018 meeting: Supreme Court's Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee: One lawyer to fill an expiring term commencing March 1, 2018 and ending June 30, ...

TWO FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCIES TO BE FILLED IN JANUARY

October 25, 2017
The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its January 26, 2018 meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 20...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

October 24, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the Volusia County Court by the resignation of Judge Shirley A. Green. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter...

FLORIDA BAR SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS

October 23, 2017
This week (Oct. 22-28) marks the 2017 National Celebration of Pro Bono, a time to encourage lawyers to give freely of their time in helping society’s most vulnerable people. It also means that there are only two weeks left to make nominations for Florida...

NOTICE OF MEETING - SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION

October 23, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the Seventh Judicial Nominating Commission has convened for a meeting on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. for the purpose of discussing a letter dated Oct. 18, 2017, received from Daniel E. Nordby, General Counsel, announcing a vacancy result...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES VACANCIES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

October 20, 2017
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the elevations of County Court Judge Ivonne Cuesta and County Court Judge ...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

October 19, 2017
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has decided to extend the deadline for applications from October 17 to October 25. Please see information below regarding this announcement. The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial No...

STATEMENT FROM FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT MICHAEL J. HIGER ON THE PASSING OF LONGTIME FLA INC. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHAEL COHEN

October 19, 2017
Since 1995, Michael Cohen served as the executive director of Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., a program that helps attorneys impaired because of drugs, alcohol, or psychological conditions. Michael's passing leaves a huge hole in the heart of our Bar fa...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

October 9, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following names have been submitted to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created in the Seventh Judicial Circuit by the death of Ju...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

October 9, 2017
MIAMI – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has elected a new Chair and Vice Chair: Hans Ottinot, Chair City Attorney’s Office for the City of Sunny Isles Beach 18070 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Hayden P...

NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS

October 5, 2017
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) will meet on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32827, to interview prospective applic...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES TWO CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCIES

October 4, 2017
THIS NEWS RELEASE WAS UPDATED OCT. 12, 2017, WITH DATES OF THE CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking applications for two judicial vacancies in the Pinellas Circuit Court created by the retirements of the Hon. Ma...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MIAMI-DADE CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

October 4, 2017
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Rosa I. Rodriguez. The commission ...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN DECEMBER

September 28, 2017
Florida Rural Legal Services: One attorney to serve a three-year term commencing January 1, 2018 on its 20-member Board of Directors. Other appointing organizations are the NBA, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter, ACLU, voluntary bar associations and various...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC NOMINATES FOUR FOR MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDGE

September 27, 2017
The following nominations for the position of County Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the elevation of the Hon. Charles Sniffen to the Circuit Court have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott by the Judicial Nominating Commission of the Twelfth Judic...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 18 ATTORNEYS

September 27, 2017
Summaries of orders issued April 13, 2017 – Aug. 30, 2017 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 18 attorneys – revoking the licenses ...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

September 27, 2017
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for a vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal, created by the constitutionally mandated retirement of Judge Douglas A. Wallace. An applicant must be a ...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

September 26, 2017
The following nominations for the position of County Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the elevation of the Hon. Jennifer X. Gabbard to the Circuit Court have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott: Shelton S. Bridges Troy Matthew Lovell Antina L. Mobl...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

September 26, 2017
The following nominations for the position of Circuit Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the retirement of The Hon. Daniel L. Perry have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott: Alissa M. Ellison Alec Fitzgerald Hall Hon. Lawrence Mark Lefler Richard Hen...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

September 25, 2017
MIAMI – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for the appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court vacancy resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Lourdes Simon to the Circui...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS FOR MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY

September 20, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will meet on Sept. 27, 2017, at the Manatee County Courthouse, 1051 Manatee Ave. West, 8th Floor Multipurpose Room, Bradenton, Florida. The meeting will proceed as follows: 9 a.m. Applic...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS

September 20, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following candidates will be interviewed for possible nomination to the Governor for the position of Circuit Court Judge created by the retirement of the Hon. Daniel L. ...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - UPDATED SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEWS

September 13, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces its updated applicant interview schedule for the Circuit Court vacancy created in the Seventh Judicial Circuit by the death of Judge Kellie Miles. Due to Hurricane Irma the interviews currently ...

AMENDED: TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE - MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY

September 13, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces two meetings to be held “in the Sunshine” as follows: The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on the following days to select and interview candidates to fill the vacancy ...

LINEA TELEFONICA PARA ASESORIA LEGAL GRATUITA A RESIDENTES DE BAJOS RECURSOS, ASISTENCIA LEGAL Y OTROS RECURSOS DISPONIBLES

September 13, 2017
Una línea telefónica de asistencia legal está ahora disponible para sobrevivientes del huracán Irma en Florida que no puedan pagar a un abogado: 1-866-550-2929. La línea telefónica está operando gracias a una afiliación entre la División de Abogados Jóven...

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR FLORIDA HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS

September 13, 2017
NOTE: FEMA news releases on current U.S. disasters, including updates on Florida counties designated for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma, are posted at: https://www.fema.gov/news-r...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - AMENDED NOTICE OF ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS

September 13, 2017
In light of Hurricane Irma, the Judicial Nominating Commission has decided to change the deadline for submission of applications from SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 to Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee anno...

HURRICANE IRMA: THE FLORIDA BAR SHARES LEGAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION AHEAD OF THE STORM

September 7, 2017
Tallahassee, FL – As Florida continues preparations in advance of Hurricane Irma, The Florida Bar wants to share essential information and guidance for those who may be affected by the storm. The safety and security of all Floridians is the utmost concer...

NINTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

September 6, 2017
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at the law offices of Nardella & Nardella, PLLC, 250 E. Colonial Drive, Third Floor, Orlando, Florida 32801 at 12:30 p.m. ###...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDGE APPLICANTS

September 5, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for Manatee County, created by the appointment of Judge Cha...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS

September 5, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill the vacancy on the County Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the elevation of The Hon, J...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES SIX ATTORNEYS

August 31, 2017
Summaries of orders issued June 1 – Aug. 10, 2017 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 six attorneys – revoking the license of one, ...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

August 31, 2017
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Lourdes Simon to the Circuit...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANT INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

August 30, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the applicant interview schedule for the Circuit Court vacancy created by the death of Judge Kellie Miles. These applicants will be interviewed on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and Thursday, Sep...

STATEMENT FROM FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT MICHAEL J. HIGER ON HURRICANE HARVEY

August 29, 2017
The Florida Bar’s thoughts and prayers are with our friends in Texas as they recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Our state unfortunately knows all too well the long and difficult road to recovery. We have been in touch and will continue to wo...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

August 25, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the retirement of the Hon....

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY JUDGE VACANCY

August 25, 2017
MIAMI - The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Lourdes Simon to the Circuit Court. ...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS

August 21, 2017
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces two vacancies for a Circuit Court Judge position, caused by the resignation of the Honorable Richard L. Oftedal and the Honorable James T. Ferrara. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been a...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 18, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the County Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the elevation of The Honorable Jennifer X. Gabbard to the Circuit Court. Therefore, there ar...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF INTERVIEWS AND COMMISSION OFFICER ELECTIONS

August 14, 2017
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting held on August 11, 2017 to fill the Duval County Court vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Eric Roberson to the Circuit Court. The f...

FLORIDA BAR OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS

August 10, 2017
The Florida Bar has issued a call for nominations for the annual pro bono awards, which honor lawyers, judges, law firms and associations that have contributed extraordinary pro bono service. The deadline for most nominations is Nov. 8, 2017, while nomina...

CALL FOR JOURNALISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP

August 10, 2017
The 28th Annual Florida Bar Reporters' Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 16 and 17. This intensive two-day event is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists who are new to the courts and legal beats, or new to Florida. The worksh...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR VACANCIES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

August 8, 2017
MIAMI - The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for the appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court vacancies resulting from the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Norma S. Lindsey to the ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MANATEE COUNTY COURT VACANCY

August 8, 2017
SARASOTA - The Twelfth Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy for the County Court, Manatee County, created by the Honorable Charles Sniffen being elevated to the Circuit Court. Applicants must...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETINGS

August 8, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces three meetings to be held “in the Sunshine” as follows: The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on the following days to select and interview candidates to fill the vacanc...

FLORIDA.FREELEGALANSWERS.ORG GIVES LOW-INCOME FLORIDIANS GREATER ACCESS TO LEGAL RESOURCES

August 3, 2017
NOTE: Legal aid is an option for low-income people with noncriminal issues. The best way for people to search for a local legal aid program is at www.FloridaLawHelp.org. With the launch of a new virtual legal advice clinic, Florida Free Legal Answers, low...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 2, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the resignation of the Hon. Daniel L. Perry. The commission is now accepting applications f...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION

August 1, 2017
JACKSONVILLE -- Notice is hereby given that The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee will convene a meeting on August 11, 2017 at 8:30 am in the Duval County Courthouse, Room 7139, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 for the following pur...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - JUDICIAL VACANCY IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY

August 1, 2017
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the elevation of County Court Judge Lourdes Simon to the Circuit Court. The Comm...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 14 ATTORNEYS

July 31, 2017
Summaries of orders issued May 18 – July 20, 2017 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 14 attorneys – disbarring three, revoking the...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

July 31, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the Circuit Court by the death of Judge Kellie J. Miles. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and must be a...

SIXTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

July 28, 2017
The Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will meet on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Suite 205, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Key West, Florida. The meeting will proceed as follows: 10 a.m. O...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING

July 27, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the Seventh Judicial Nominating Commission will convene for a meeting on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Canan Law, 1030 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, Florida, (904) 824-9402, for the purpose of discussing a letter...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

July 24, 2017
MIAMI - The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the two vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Norma S. Lindsey to t...

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 28TH ANNUAL FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP

July 18, 2017
TALLAHASSEE – The 28th Annual Florida Bar Reporters' Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 16 and 17. This intensive two-day event is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists who are new to the courts and legal beats, or new to Flor...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCIES MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

July 18, 2017
MIAMI - The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the two vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Norma S. Lindsey to the Thir...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING

July 13, 2017
The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will hold a telephonic meeting on July 27 at 4 p.m. CDST. Call-in number: (850) 204-2633 Questions should be directed to Vice Chair Michael J. Griffith by calling (850) 433-9922. A complet...

FLORIDA BAR’S CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ADDS FIVE NEW MEMBERS

July 11, 2017
The Florida Bar has added five new members to its Citizens Advisory Committee, an advisory group of 12 citizens with varied interests and backgrounds who provide two-way communication between the state’s major citizen constituencies and the Bar’s Board ...

SIXTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

July 10, 2017
On July 7, 2017, Gov. Rick Scott declared a vacancy on the Monroe County Court, brought about by the retirement of Judge Wayne Miller. Accordingly, the Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) is now accepting applications for this vacancy. ...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 20 ATTORNEYS

June 29, 2017
Summaries of orders issued March 30 – May 25, 2017 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 20 attorneys – disbarring three, revoking th...

YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION HONORS JUDGE CLAUDIA R. ISOM WITH OUTSTANDING JURIST AWARD

June 29, 2017
The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar presented its annual Outstanding Jurist Award to the Hon. Claudia R. Isom of the 13th Judicial Circuit in Tampa, during the June 22 Judicial Luncheon at the Bar’s annual convention in Boca Raton. Each year, t...

GAINESVILLE’S CARL SCHWAIT RECEIVES FLORIDA BAR’S G. KIRK HAAS HUMANITARIAN AWARD

June 26, 2017
Carl Schwait received The Florida Bar’s G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award at the Bar’s annual convention, held last week in Boca Raton. Schwait, a lawyer who recently retired from active litigation, was a senior and managing partner for Dell Graham, P.A. ...

THREE RECEIVE THE FLORIDA BAR’S PRESIDENT’S AWARDS OF MERIT

June 26, 2017
Three members of The Florida Bar were honored last week with the 2016-17 President’s Awards of Merit, presented by outgoing Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr. at the Bar’s annual convention. The honorees were Lorna Brown-Burton, Paul SanGiovanni and...

WINTER PARK’S MARY ANN MORGAN RECEIVES FLORIDA BAR’S TONY BOGGS EXCELLENCE IN DISCIPLINE AWARD

June 26, 2017
Attorney Mary Ann Morgan of Billings, Morgan & Boatwright LLC in Winter Park received The Florida Bar’s Tony Boggs Excellence in Discipline Award, presented at the Bar’s annual convention, held last week in Boca Raton. Morgan, a member of the Bar’s Boa...

PENSACOLA’S MICHAEL DOUBEK RECEIVES FLORIDA BAR’S MARSHALL R. CASSEDY, SR. AWARD

June 26, 2017
Michael A. Doubek, executive director of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, received The Florida Bar’s Marshall R. Cassedy, Sr. Award, presented at the Bar’s annual convention, held last week in Boca Raton. In their nomination of Doubek, the offic...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JNC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY

June 21, 2017
JACKSONVILLE -- The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy on the County Court, Duval County, created by the Hon. Eric C. Roberson being elevated to the Circuit Court. Applicants...

JUSTICE TEACHING TO HONOR LEADERS IN CIVICS EDUCATION

June 19, 2017
Three Justice Teaching Awards will be presented by Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis during the Judicial Luncheon on June 22 at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton. The awards honor a teacher, a volunteer and a judge for their ded...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR TWO MIAMI-DADE CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES

June 19, 2017
MIAMI - The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the two vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by: ● the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Norma S. Lindsey to the Third Di...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT VACANCIES

June 19, 2017
MIAMI - The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court to fill the vacancies resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Victoria Del Pino ...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING

June 16, 2017
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Anyone who would like to participate in the meeting should contact the Chair for call-in instructions. Lisa A. Musial 20th...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING

June 16, 2017
The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold its annual meeting on July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Martin County Courthouse: State Attorney’s Office 100 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 400 Stuart, Florida Call-In Number (Long Distance Charges Paid by Ca...

THE FLORIDA BAR’S 62nd MEDIA AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, JUNE 30

June 15, 2017
TALLAHASSEE — The deadline for entering The Florida Bar’s 62nd Media Awards competition is extended to Friday, June 30, 2017. The prestigious awards and cash prizes are presented annually to recognize outstanding journalism that highlights the system of...

MICHAEL HIGER TO BECOME THE FLORIDA BAR’S 69th PRESIDENT

June 14, 2017
Miami attorney Michael J. Higer will be sworn in as the 69th president of The Florida Bar when the Bar holds its Annual Convention from June 21-24 in Boca Raton. The swearing-in will take place at the General Assembly on Friday, June 23. West Palm Beach a...

FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD ANNUAL CONVENTION IN BOCA RATON JUNE 21-24

June 14, 2017
The Florida Bar will hold its Annual Convention from June 21-24 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, with a focus on the future of the legal profession and the challenges lawyers face. Miami attorney Michael J. Higer will be sworn in as the Bar's 69th preside...

FLORIDA BAR WILL HONOR MORE THAN 250 50-YEAR MEMBERS

June 14, 2017
The Florida Bar will honor 254 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law during a luncheon at The Florida Bar Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. To be recognized, attorneys must be members in good standing of T...

MICHELLE SUSKAUER TO BECOME FLORIDA BAR’S PRESIDENT-ELECT

June 14, 2017
West Palm Beach attorney Michelle Suskauer will become president-elect of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention June 21-24 in Boca Raton. Suskauer, who will take the leadership reins in June 2018, will be sworn in at the General Assembly on Friday, Jun...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

June 12, 2017
The Eighth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted interviews of ten of the individuals who applied to fill the Alachua County Court vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Susanne Wilson Bullard to the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court . Followi...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

June 8, 2017
The following nominations for the position of Circuit Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the resignation of The Honorable Ashley B. Moody have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott: Jennifer X. Gabbard Alec Fitzgerald Hall Troy Matthew Lovell Richard ...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - ANNOUNCEMENT OF NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

June 7, 2017
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission certified to Gov. Rick Scott the following nominees to fill the County Court vacancy resulting from the recent appointment of the Honorable Tayna D. Wilson to Circuit Judge. Denise Kim Beamer Jamie Rutland ...

FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SELECTS JOSHUA E. DOYLE AS NEXT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

June 6, 2017
Doyle to follow Jack Harkness after 37 years of stewardship Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Bar is pleased to announce that its Board of Governors has selected Joshua E. Doyle to serve as the organization’s next executive director. His appointment follows...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

June 2, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended the following four people for the judicial post held by Judge Janette Dunnigan, a longtime circuit judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit who is retiring. They are: ● Mary Ann Floyd, a la...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS FOR ALACHUA COUNTY JUDGE VACANCY

May 31, 2017
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has selected the following applicants for interviews for the vacant Alachua County judge seat created by the appointment of Judge Susanne Wilson Bullard to the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court. The interviews...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT VACANCY

May 31, 2017
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed Friday, June 16, 2017, by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Jason...

THE FLORIDA BAR PREPARES FLORIDA’S FUTURE LEGAL LEADERS

May 31, 2017
The Florida Bar is proud to announce it has selected the newest class of fellows for its Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, which officially kicks off in coordination with the Bar’s 2017 Annual Convention on June 21-24 at the Boca Raton Resort & Cl...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 21 ATTORNEYS

May 30, 2017
Summaries of orders issued March 16 – April 20, 2017 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 21 attorneys – disbarring two, revoking th...

STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS ANNOUNCES REAPPOINTMENT HEARING

May 26, 2017
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will meet on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, Florida 328...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS

May 25, 2017
MIAMI-The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Jason Dimitris to the Circuit Court. A...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

May 24, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following candidates will be interviewed for possible nomination to Gov. Rick Scott for the position of Circuit Court Judge created by the resignation of the Honorable A...

21 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 19

January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 19 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to ...

YOUNG LAWYER JENNIFER EDWARDS OF ST. PETERSBURG TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE − Jennifer Edwards of St. Petersburg (photo) is the recipient of the 2017 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is younger than 36 and who has no...

MARK OLIVE TO RECEIVE 2017 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE - Attorney Mark E. Olive (photo) of Tallahassee, who has devoted himself to the defense of death row inmates, is the recipient of the 2017 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented b...

IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP OF FLORIDA TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE - Immigration Law Group of Florida, P.A., of St. Petersburg will receive the 2017 Chief Justice's Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services...

JUDGE VIRGINIA BAKER NORTON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD

January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE - The Hon. Virginia Baker Norton (photo), an administrative judge with the Civil Division of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval County, is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding an...

JACKSONVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE - The Jacksonville Bar Association is the recipient of the 2017 Chief Justice's Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award. The award, which recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant contribution in the delivery of l...

JUDGE LAUREL MYERSON ISICOFF TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD

January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE - The Hon. Laurel Myerson Isicoff (photo), chief judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Florida, is the 2017 recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The award, which reco...