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3RD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ELECTS CHAIR, SETS INTERVIEWS FOR VACANCIES

October 18th, 2018

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, at a public meeting held on Oct. 3, 2018, in Miami, elected the following commissioners to serve as chair and vice-chair of the commission: Harout J. Samra, Chair Richard D. Lara, Vice-Chair   The commission will conduct interviews for nominations to fill the vacancies in the…

20TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF MEETING

October 16th, 2018

The 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at 4 p.m. The agenda is as follows: Call to order Election of vice chair Adjourn   Anyone who would like to participate in the meeting should contact the chair for call-in instructions.   Russell T. Kirshy, Chair 20th…

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR FLORIDA HURRICANE MICHAEL SURVIVORS

October 15th, 2018

A legal aid hotline is now available for Hurricane Michael survivors in Florida who cannot pay for an attorney: 1-866-550-2929. The hotline operates through a partnership including The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Both English and Spanish voicemail recordings give instructions…

10th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR POLK COUNTY COURT VACANCY

October 15th, 2018

The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has announced the following list of applicants for the position of Polk County Court judge due to the retirement of Judge Robert Williams. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. David Ralph Carmichael, Bartow Wendy Joy DePaul, Tampa Robert Mark Fore, Lakeland Kevin M. Kohl, Lake Wales…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

October 15th, 2018

The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott the following nominations for the position of circuit court judge for the seat being vacated by the retirement of the Hon. Claudia Rickert Isom: Travis J. Coy Lawrence Mark Lefler Paul S. Maney Richard Henry Martin Antina L. Mobley John A. Schifino These…

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

October 12th, 2018

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit convened and nominated the following applicants for Gov. Rick Scott’s consideration for the Circuit Court vacancy resulting from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Ariana Fajardo Orshan.   William I. Altfield Alexander S. Bokor Tanya J. Brinkley Carlos M. Guzman   ###

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

October 12th, 2018

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission met on October 8, 2018, for purposes of interviewing and nominating candidates for appointment by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the Orange County Court vacancy created by the elevation of the Honorable Judge Jamie Grosshans to the Fifth District Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court vacancy created…

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETINGS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

October 12th, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 in Miami to begin the interview process, and will resume interviews in Tampa on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 with deliberations to fill three positions of Florida Supreme Court Justice, upon the mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred…

Hurricane Michael: The Florida Bar Shares Legal Resources and Information Ahead of the Storm

October 9th, 2018

Tallahassee, FL –  As Northwest Florida continues preparations in advance of Hurricane Michael, 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 concern, which is why the Bar urges everyone to take precaution and follow…

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING

October 9th, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet telephonically at 5:30 p.m. ET on October 11, 2018, to consider and select applicants for interviews and further consideration to fill three positions of Florida Supreme Court Justice, upon the mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince.   The call-in information…