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10TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

June 13th, 2019

The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met on June 12, and interviewed 17 applicants for the County Court Judge vacancy created due to the appointment of Judge Sharon Franklin to the Circuit Court. The Commission announced that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis: Kimble C. Bouchillon Robert…

20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC – NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION

June 11th, 2019

The meeting previously scheduled for Monday, June 17, at 4 p.m. has been cancelled.   Russell T. Kirshy, Esquire, Chair 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission 3841 Tamiami Trail, Suite A Port Charlotte 33952 941-255-5525   Members of the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission are:   Davis Cooper Kathleen Fitzgeorge (Vice Chair) Aaron Haak Russell T….

12TH CIRCUIT JNC MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS

June 10th, 2019

By majority vote of the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, the following nominations for the position of Manatee County Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the retirement of the Hon. Douglas Henderson (listed in alphabetical order) have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis: Heather Doyle James Fowler Andrea Johnson Paul E. Olah,…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS

June 10th, 2019

The 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position, caused by the retirement of the Hon. Jeffrey Colbath. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy. Qualifications of Applicants: Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC INTERVIEWS FOR JUDICIAL VACANCIES

June 4th, 2019

The following individuals will be interviewed by the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the elevation of Judge Monica Gordo and Judge Rodolfo Ruiz and resignation of Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia: INTERVIEW DATE:    Tuesday July 2, LOCATION:      K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., 39th…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS’ INTERVIEWS FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY IN MANATEE COUNTY

June 3rd, 2019

The 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will meet on Friday, June 7, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton in the Court Administration’s 8th Floor Conference Room starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until the meeting is concluded. The purpose of the meeting will be to interview applicants…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES TO FILL JUDICIAL VACANCIES FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

June 3rd, 2019

The following individuals have applied to the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the elevation of Judge Monica Gordo and Judge Rodolfo Ruiz and resignation of Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia. William Ira Altfield Rebecca Valentina Aroca Gina Beovides Jason Bloch Laura Shearon Cruz Miesha…

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR 10TH CIRCUIT COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 31st, 2019

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of County Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Sharon Franklin to the Circuit Court. Names of applicants are listed in alphabetical order. Greg Atkinson General Magistrate Bartow Victoria Avalon Assistant State Attorney Bartow Norda Swaby Boggs Assistant State…

FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC. – BOARD OF DIRECTORS LAWYER VACANCY TO BE FILLED

May 31st, 2019

Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors:  One lawyer to serve a three-year term commencing July 1.  This 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program attorneys and volunteer pro bono attorneys and provides legislative and administrative advocacy on policies impacting the legal rights of the poor, as well as providing civil legal…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 16 ATTORNEYS

May 30th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued April 25 – May 23, 2019 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 16 attorneys – disbarring six, revoking the licenses of three and suspending seven. Disciplinary revocation is tantamount to disbarment. As an…