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ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

July 13th, 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 Stephen T. Millan. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit…

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – LISTING OF APPLICANTS FOR HENDRY COUNTY COURT VACANCY

July 13th, 2018

The following individuals have applied with the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Hendry County Court. The vacancy results from the appointment of Judge Scott H. Cupp to the Twentieth Circuit Court. Jay M. Brizel James W. Chandler Kevin J. Drummond Leah L. Harwood Darrell R. Hill Shakira M. Lee Lisa Martin…

FIFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES VACANCY

July 12th, 2018

The Fifth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit due to the resignation of Circuit Judge Jonathan D. Ohlman. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The person appointed must be a resident of Marion County,…

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES VACANCY ON BROWARD CIRCUIT COURT

July 11th, 2018

As a result of the resignation of Circuit Judge John Contini, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Broward Circuit Court. Applications for the Circuit Court vacancy must be received by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, and should be delivered to: Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating…

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF JUDICIAL APPLICANT INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

July 11th, 2018

On behalf of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, please be advised that the commission will interview the following applicants for the vacancies created as a result of the resignation of Broward Circuit Judge Michael L. Gates and resignation of County Judge Arlene Backman. APPLICANT TIME 1. Vegina “Gina” Hawkins 9:00 2. Julie M. Meyer…

A CALL FOR ENTRIES ISSUED FOR THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD– DEADLINE JULY 31

July 11th, 2018

The call for entries is out for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. The Florida Bar Board of Governors and the Media & Communications Law Committee renamed the media awards as a tribute to Miami lawyer Parker Davidson Thomson’s countless contributions to media law….

INFORMATION ON JUDICIAL CANDIDATES AVAILABLE ON FLORIDA BAR’S WEBSITE

July 9th, 2018

Want to know more about the local judicial candidates who will appear on your ballot in August? Wondering what Florida’s lawyers think about the appeals court judges facing a merit retention vote? Online and in print, The Florida Bar provides a wealth of information as part of its initiative to educate Florida’s voters about judicial…

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP

July 6th, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – The 29th Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 24 and 25. 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 workshop is presented by The Florida Bar Media…

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

June 29th, 2018

The 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold an organizational meeting on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Office of the State Attorney, 100 SE Ocean Boulevard Ste 400, Stuart, Florida 34994 at 5:30 p.m.   ###

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 13 ATTORNEYS

June 29th, 2018

Summaries of orders issued May 1-May 31, 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, suspending five, and publicly reprimanding four. Three attorneys received more than one form of discipline. One was placed…