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1ST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

July 6th, 2020

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. (EST) 8:30 a.m. (CST) on Friday, July 10, 2020, via conference call for its annual Organizational Meeting.  The call-in number (open and public) is 888-508-8513, Participant Code:  653510#. AGENDA: Election of Chair and Vice-Chair New business-if any Adjourn  

2ND CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES AMENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE AND INTERVIEW DATES

July 6th, 2020

**APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 27, 2020.  The deadline and interview dates below supersede the dates provided in a prior press release dated June 22, 2020. As a result of the elevation of Judge Robert Long, Jr. to the First District Court of Appeal, there is a vacancy on the Second Circuit Court bench. Additionally,…

4th CIRCUIT JNC PUBLIC VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE

July 6th, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, July 15, 2020, at 3 p.m. The following link can be used to access the meeting room: https://zoom.us/j/8381935868?pwd=cTE3RThoQ1I0NXR5dFFINW8raDZhQT09 Matters to be considered are Commission Chair and Vice-Chair elections, as well as other matters as the JNC…

NOTICE OF LAKE COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY

July 6th, 2020

The Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Lake County Court Judge because of the elevation of Circuit Judge Cary Rada. Applicants must fulfill the constitutional qualifications before assuming the office of County Court judge, which require the appointee to be a member in good standing of The…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR TWO POSITIONS

July 6th, 2020

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces that it has received applications from the following persons for nominations to fill the vacancies for a Circuit Court judge position created by the elevation of Judge Edward Artau and a County Court judge position created by the elevation of Judge Paige Gillman: 1. Ashley Ackerman 2. Peter…

2ND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR VACANCIES

July 1st, 2020

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second District Court of Appeal convened and  nominated the following applicants for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ consideration for the District Court vacancies resulting from the resignations of Judges Samuel J. Salario and John L. Badalamenti: • David Matthew Allen • Hunter Carroll • Duane Daiker • Christopher Donovan • Jennifer…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 26 ATTORNEYS

June 30th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from May 22 to June 26, 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 26 attorneys, disbarring two, revoking the license of 12, suspending nine and reprimanding three. Three attorneys were also given probation. Attorneys…

1ST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT VACANCY

June 29th, 2020

Governor DeSantis has announced a vacancy in the First Judicial Circuit, Escambia County Court created by the elevation of Judge Jennifer Frydrychowicz. Accordingly, the Judicial Nominating Commission of the First Judicial Circuit is now accepting applications for this vacancy. Applicants must fulfill the Constitutional qualifications before assuming the office of county court judge, which specify…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC PLANS ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

June 26th, 2020

As a result of the elevation of Judge Robert Long, Jr., to the First District Court of Appeal, there is a vacancy on the Second Circuit Court bench. Additionally, because of the elevation of Judge Layne Smith to the Second Circuit Court, there is a vacancy on the Leon County Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis…

15TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF VACANCY AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS

June 25th, 2020

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee (“JNC”) announces one vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Paige Gillman.  The JNC has been asked to provide Governor Ron DeSantis with nominees for the County Court vacancy by Friday, July 17, 2020. Qualifications of Applicants: Applicants must be able to fulfill…