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3RD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC TO INTERVIEW 26 JUDICIAL CANDIDATES

February 20th, 2019

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has received applications from and will interview the following individuals in connection with the vacancies in the 3rd District Court of Appeal resulting from the elevations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert J. Luck to the Supreme Court: Hon. Mark Blumstein Hon. Alex Bokor Hon….

4TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

February 20th, 2019

As a result of the resignation of The Hon. John H. Skinner, there exists a vacancy on the 4th Judicial Circuit Bench. Gov. Ron D. DeSantis has asked the 4th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The Commission received eighteen (18) applications and will interview the following applicants on…

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS EXTENDED

February 19th, 2019

The Florida Bar is seeking applicants for: Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims: Three lawyers from the territorial jurisdictions of the First, Third and Fifth state appellate districts to serve four-year terms commencing July 2, 2019. All applicants must be members of The Florida Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

February 19th, 2019

The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the circuit court of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the appointment of the Hon. Laurel M. Lee to the office of Florida secretary of state. The deadline for applications is noon, Friday, Feb. 22.   The commission is accepting…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

February 19th, 2019

The following nominations for the position of Hillsborough County Court judge for the seat vacated by the elevation of the Hon. Lawrence Lefler to the Circuit Court have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis:   Jessica Goodwin Costello G. Gregory Green Antina I. Mobley James Moody III John A. Schifino Matthew Alex Smith   These…

2ND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SUBMITS SIX NAMES TO GOVERNOR DESANTIS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

February 18th, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) for the 2nd Circuit has submitted six names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for consideration and appointment to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Karen Gievers. The nominees are:   Stephen S. Everett Lisa Barclay Fountain Jason L. Jones Anthony B. Miller…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC NOMINATES NINE FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES

February 15th, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis the following nominations for the Circuit Court vacancies resulting from the elevation of Judges Eric Hendon and Bronwyn Miller:   William I. Altfield Michelle Alvarez Barakat Jason Bloch Tanya J. Brinkley Scott M. Janowitz Zachary James Steven Lieberman Joseph J….

FLORIDA BAR LAUNCHES NEWLY ENHANCED LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

February 11th, 2019

The improved online platform provides a reliable, easy-to-use way to connect with more than 600 Florida attorneys at no cost When searching for a lawyer, the hardest part is often knowing where to start. Fortunately, help is available for Florida consumers in need of legal assistance. The Florida Bar has launched a newly enhanced online…

11TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCIES

February 6th, 2019

INTERVIEW DATE:    Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 LOCATION:              K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. 39th Floor Miami, FL 33131-2399   The following individuals will be interviewed by the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida resulting from the elevation of Judge Eric Hendon…

PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY IS FEB. 7

February 6th, 2019

The 2019 Pro Bono Service Awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Supreme Court of Florida. The annual Pro Bono Service Awards recognize outstanding commitment to providing legal services to Florida’s poor. Thursday’s ceremony will be streamed live at http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/floridasupremecourt. Last year,…