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FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

March 30th, 2020

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at noon (EST) Friday, April 3, 2020, via conference call, to conduct business related to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge James Wolf. Call-in number (open and public) is 888-508-8513; the participant code is 653510#. AGENDA I. Assign applications for vetting II….

Tanner next in line for Bar President; four circuit board seats decided

March 24th, 2020

Attorney Mike Tanner of Jacksonville has been elected president-elect designate of The Florida Bar. Tanner won over fellow Board of Governors member Renee Thompson, receiving 8,647 votes to Thompson’s 8,558. Tanner will become president-elect in June 2020 when Dori Foster-Morales of Miami is installed as president. Four board circuit seats were also decided: 4th Circuit,…

11TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT OPENINGS

March 20th, 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 vacancies resulting from the retirements of Judges Jacqueline Hogan Scola and John Schlesinger. Jason Bloch Rau Antonio Cuervo Christopher Green Kevin Hellmann Chiaka Ihekwaba Zachary James Scott Janowitz Lody Jean Joseph Mansfield…

10TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT OPENING

March 19th, 2020

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met via video-conference on March 19, and interviewed 10 applicants via video-conference for the County Court judge vacancy created due to the retirement of Judge John Kirkland. The commission announced that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis: Kevin M. Kohl, Esq….

Nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards For Outstanding Journalism – SUSPENDED

March 19th, 2020

The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee is suspending nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards. The original April 3 deadline will be extended to a later date that will be announced in the near future. The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee has presented awards for stellar legal journalism for more than 60…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 12 ATTORNEYS

March 19th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from Feb. 22 to Mar. 12, 2020 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, revoking the license of one, reprimanding five and suspending six. Three attorneys were also given probation. Attorneys suspended…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF EXTENSION AND PUBLIC MEETING

March 19th, 2020

The Judicial Nominating Commission of the First Judicial Circuit has extended the application deadline for applications to fill the vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Michael G. Allen. The commission is now accepting applications until 3 p.m. on Friday, March 27. Applications submitted after the deadline will…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

March 19th, 2020

As a result of the retirement of the Hon. Linda McCallum, there is a vacancy on the Fourth Circuit Court Bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The commission received 16 applications and will interview the applicants on Monday, March 30 in…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL APPLICANTS

March 18th, 2020

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of County Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Kirkland. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. Donald E. Conway Attorney Bartow, Florida https://zoom.us/j/684955144 Eric S. Gardner, Jr. Assistant Public Defender, Tenth Judicial Circuit Bartow, Florida…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

March 18th, 2020

Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancies: Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill three vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend nine nominees for three lawyer vacancies. The nominations will be forwarded to the Supreme…