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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…

3RD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

June 24th, 2020

The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following individuals have been nominated to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation, effective Aug. 31, 2020, of Judge Vance E. Salter: Hon. Antonio Arzola Kansas Gooden Christopher Johnson Eduardo Sanchez Hon. Alexander Spicola Bokor Hon. Lisa S. Walsh The nominees were submitted…

2ND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION DISTRICT COURT VACANCY

June 23rd, 2020

TAMPA –The following individuals will be interviewed on the date and time noted below by the Second District Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Second District Court of Appeal resulting from the resignations of Judges Salario and Badalamenti: Monday, June 29, 2020 8:00 AM      Lisa Allen 8:15 AM …

2ND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICATION DEADLINE AND INTERVIEW DATE FOR CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURT VACANCIES

June 22nd, 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, due to the elevation of Judge Layne Smith to the Second Circuit Court, there is a vacancy on the Leon County Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES PINELLAS COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY

June 19th, 2020

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Pinellas County Court because of the retirement of the Hon. Myriam Irizarry. The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nominations from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. Applicants must be able to fulfill the…

2ND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES VACANCIES AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

June 18th, 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, due to the elevation of Judge Layne Smith to the Second Circuit Court, there is a vacancy on the Leon County Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis…