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10TH CIRCUIT JNC POLK COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY

September 25th, 2020

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy on the Polk County Court created by the elevation of Judge Jennifer Swenson to the Tenth Circuit Court. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for county…

19th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INDIAN RIVER COUNTY COURT VACANCY

September 24th, 2020

As the result of the resignation of Indian River County Judge David Morgan, the 19th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission gives notice that it is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Indian River County Court. All interested in applying, please note the following. Applications for this Indian River County Court vacancy must be received…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

September 21st, 2020

 The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his consideration in filling the Pinellas County Court vacancy created by the elevation of the Hon. Joshua Riba. Jennifer Cruz Dubbeld Christie Ellis Brian Gnage Joseph Lawhorne Kelly McKnight Ashley Ward-Singleton A list of the Sixth Circuit Judicial…

SIXTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

September 21st, 2020

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following 12 names to the Gov. Ron DeSantis for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court vacancies created by the retirements of the Hon. Thomas H. Minkoff and the Hon. Peter Ramsberger. Jeffrey Albinson Steve Berlin Christie Ellis Joseph Flannery Joseph Lawhorne Kyle Maxson Kelly McKnight…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY

September 21st, 2020

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court for the vacancy resulting from the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Alexander Bokor to the Third District Court of Appeal: Karl Brown Victoria Ferrer Ayana Harris Thomas Rebull Melissa Visconti Diana Vizcaino The Commission…

5th DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

September 18th, 2020

As a result of the elevation of Judge Jamie Grosshans  to  the  Florida Supreme Court, there is a vacancy in the Fifth District Court of Appeal and the Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy. Judicial applications for this one vacancy must be received before 5…

FLORIDA BAR POLL SHOWS SUPPORT FOR APPELLATE JUDGES IN UPCOMING MERIT RETENTION ELECTIONS

September 18th, 2020

A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the merit retention election of one state Supreme Court justice and 24 appellate court judges indicates support for all to be retained. Results showed recommendations for retention ranging from 90 percent to 71 percent approval. The confidential poll seeks to find whether attorneys who know the most about…

19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INDIAN RIVER COUNTY COURT VACANCY

September 17th, 2020

As a result of the resignation of Indian River County Judge David Morgan, the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission hereby gives notice that it is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Indian River County Court. All interested in applying, please note the following. Applications for this Indian River County Court vacancy must be…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

September 15th, 2020

Seventeen (17) applications were received for the judicial vacancy of the County Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit. These applicants are scheduled to be interviewed on Friday, October 2, 2020 via Zoom. Anyone wishing to comment on the qualifications of any of the applicants may do so by contacting Andrew Morgan, Chair, Seventh Circuit Judicial…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY AND CIRCUIT VACANCIES

September 11th, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the County and Circuit Court vacancies created by the retirement of the Honorable Peter Ramsberger, Thomas Minkoff and the elevation of the Honorable Joshua Riba. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled…