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SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION: NOTICE OF MEETING

September 21st, 2018

The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet telephonically at 4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 21, to discuss retention of legal counsel in the case styled League of Women Voters, et al. v. Hon. Rick Scott, et al., SC18-1573. The call-in information for the meeting is: Dial-In: 866-388-7725 Conference ID: 206938   The members currently serving…

18TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

September 17th, 2018

The 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants who will be interviewed to fill a vacancy in the Circuit Court of Brevard County created by the elevation of Circuit Judge John M. Harris to the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Interviews are scheduled to take place on Oct. 5. Location: Maxwell C….

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION

September 14th, 2018

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on October 24, 2018, at 8 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 Polk County Court seat and to deliberate. Commission Members are: Timothy J. McCausland,…

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

September 13th, 2018

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 Honorable Claudia Rickert Isom. The Commission is now accepting applications for the circuit court judge position.  Applicants must be residents of Hillsborough County, registered voters, and members…

TENTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

September 12th, 2018

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the County Court in Polk County due to the retirement of Judge Robert L. Williams, Jr. Applicants for this county judgeship must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, must be registered to vote in the state of…

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

September 12th, 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 Ariana Fajardo Orshan. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit…

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

September 12th, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, [September 12, 2018] — The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill three positions of Florida Supreme Court Justice, appointed by the Governor, upon the mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince.  Based on the Supreme Court’s current composition, one seat must be filled by…

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR TWO FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION VACANCIES

September 11th, 2018

Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission: Two attorneys to serve six-year terms commencing on January 1, 2019 and expiring December 31, 2024. The 15-member commission is authorized under Article V, Section 12, Florida Constitution, to investigate complaints against judges whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office and recommends disciplinary action to the Supreme Court. No…

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

September 11th, 2018

A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the merit retention election of one state Supreme Court justice and 17 appellate court judges indicates support for all to be retained. Results showed recommendations for retention ranging from 92 percent to 66 percent approval. The confidential poll seeks to find whether attorneys who know the most about…

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR TWO JUDICIAL VACANCIES

September 6th, 2018

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convened this week and nominated the following people for Gov. Rick’s Scott consideration for two judicial vacancies in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. The nominees for the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Stephen Millan are: Altfield, William I. Bokor, Alexander Brinkley, Tanya J. Harris, Ayana Perez-Medina,…