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Eleventh Circuit JNC Announces New Chair and Vice Chair

July 29th, 2022

 MIAMI – On July 29, 2022, the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission elevated Pedro Allende of the Department of Management Services to serve as Chair and elected Scott M. Dimond of Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. to serve as Vice Chair of the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for 2022-2023. ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 6 ATTORNEYS

July 29th, 2022

Summaries of orders issued from June 18, 2022, to July 21, 2022 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 six attorneys, suspending three and disbarring three. The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar and its Department of Lawyer Regulation…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS AND COMMISSION MEMBERS

July 25th, 2022

During the annual meeting held on July 25, 2022, the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announced its new officers and commission members. Committee Member E-Mail Address Expiration Of Term, July 1 Karen Bowling* [email protected] 2022 Courtney K. Grimm+ [email protected] 2026 Robert M. Harris+ [email protected] 2024 Patrick Joyce*^ [email protected] 2023 Patrick J. Kilbane, Jr.* [email protected] 2024…

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2022 FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP

July 20th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE – Nominations are now being accepted for reporters to attend the 31st  Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on Sept. 19 and 20. This intensive two-day course is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists new to the courts and legal reporting or new to Florida. The…

THE VOTE’S IN YOUR COURT: RESOURCES FOR VOTERS ON JUDICIAL CANDIDATES NOW AVAILABLE

July 19th, 2022

[THE VOTE’S IN YOUR COURT: RECURSOS PARA LOS VOTANTES ACERCA DE CANDIDATOS JUDICIALES AHORA DISPONIBLE EN EL SITIO WEB DE THE FLORIDA BAR] Want to know more about the local judicial candidates appearing on your August primary ballot? Wondering about Florida’s merit retention elections for appellate judges? The Florida Bar provides a wealth of information…

THE VOTE’S IN YOUR COURT: RECURSOS PARA LOS VOTANTES ACERCA DE CANDIDATOS JUDICIALES AHORA DISPONIBLE EN EL SITIO WEB DE THE FLORIDA BAR.

July 19th, 2022

¿Quiere saber más sobre los candidatos judiciales que aparecerán en la boleta de las elecciones primarias en agosto?  ¿Desea saber sobre las elecciones de retención por mérito de los jueces de cortes de apelaciones? El Colegio de Abogados de la Florida (The Florida Bar) ha proporcionado una gran cantidad de información como parte de su…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING

July 12th, 2022

The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday, July 25, 2022 at 10 a.m. at the Duval County Courthouse, in the Chambers of the Hon. Chief Judge Mark Mahon. Additionally, the following Zoom Meeting ID can be used to access the meeting room: Meeting ID: 613 984 7385 Matters to…

2022 WINNERS OF THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA

July 7th, 2022

Winners of the 2022 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida. Winners are represented in three categories, print, radio and television. Award recipients receive $500 for first place; second-place honorees receive $250. All honorees and their media outlets receive plaques. The winners will be highlighted in a video during the August 4-5, 2022, Florida…

DEADLINE – AUGUST 1, 2022: Judicial Nominating Commission Nominations to be Made on the First, Second, Fifth and Newly Created Sixth District Courts of Appeal

July 5th, 2022

Judicial Nominating Commissions: Due to recent legislation (HB 7027), The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate twelve lawyers for each of the First, Second, Fifth and the newly created Sixth District Courts of Appeal to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his appointment. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of…

CRAIG WATERS WINS SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

July 5th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE – Craig Waters, former communications director of the Florida Supreme Court, who retired in February after 35 years of service, received the Susan Spencer-Wendel Award for Lifetime Achievement on Friday from The Florida Bar Media and Communications Law Committee for his contributions in support of transparency and public access to the Florida Supreme Court…