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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION VACANCIES

January 23rd, 2019

The Florida Bar has extended the deadline to receive applications for one lawyer vacancy on each of the 26 Judicial Nominating Commissions. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the governor for his appointment.   Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2019. An applicant must…

3RD DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR TWO COURT VACANCIES

January 23rd, 2019

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the 3rd District Court of Appeal resulting from the elevations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert J. Luck to the Florida Supreme Court. The JNC seeks and encourages a broad, diverse…

11TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCIES

January 22nd, 2019

The 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will have a conference call on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at 5 p.m. to discuss the following: Scheduling interviews of applicants who have applied to the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the elevation of Judge…

11TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCIES

January 22nd, 2019

The following individuals have applied to the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the elevation of Judge Eric Hendon and Judge Bronwyn Miller.   William I. Altfield Michelle Alvarez Barakat Tanya Brinkley Carmen R. Cabarga Robyn J. Cohen (McCarthy) Michelle A. Delancy…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

January 18th, 2019

The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new circuit court vacancy in the 10th Judicial Circuit, due to the appointment of Judge Andrea Teves Smith to the 2nd District Court of Appeal. Applicants for this circuit court judgeship must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, must be…

3RD DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

January 18th, 2019

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the 3rd District Court of Appeal resulting from the elevations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert J. Luck to the Florida Supreme Court. The Commission will hold an organizational meeting by…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR VACANCIES ON JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS

January 17th, 2019

UPDATE: On Jan. 23, the deadline was extended for all 26 JNCs: Updated news release here     The deadline has been extended to receive applications for one lawyer vacancy on each of the Judicial Nominating Commissions for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 10th, 14th and 16th circuits. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for…

MIAMI’S PATRICIA A. REDMOND TO RECEIVE 2019 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 16th, 2019

Attorney Patricia A. Redmond (photo) of Miami, who has been a champion of pro bono legal service since the 1970s, is the recipient of the 2019 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady in a Feb. 7 ceremony at…

22 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY FEB. 7

January 16th, 2019

The Florida Bar will recognize 22 lawyers for their work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients at a Feb. 7 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor by recognizing those…

LEON COUNTY JUDGE NINA ASHENAFI-RICHARDSON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 16th, 2019

The Hon. Nina Ashenafi-Richardson (photo), a judge with the Leon County Court system since 2008, is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal services, will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T….