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2ND DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

December 14th, 2018

The 2nd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the 2nd District Court of Appeal, created by the constitutionally mandated retirement of Judge Marva L. Crenshaw. The commission is now accepting applications for this vacancy. Applicants must be residents within the jurisdiction of the 2nd District Court of Appeal, registered voters…

SUPREME COURT JNC NOMINATES THREE FOR STATEWIDE PROSECUTOR

December 14th, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended and certified the following nominees for the office of Statewide Prosecutor: Nicholas Bernard Cox Abbe Sheila Rifkin Jason David Winn   The members of the Florida Supreme Court JNC are:   Jason Unger, Chair, Tallahassee, [email protected] Nilda R. Pedrosa, Vice Chair, Coral Gables, [email protected] Cynthia G….

11TH CIRCUIT JNC SCHEDULES INTERVIEWS FOR TWO VACANCIES

December 11th, 2018

The following individuals will be interviewed by the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancies resulting from the elevation of County Court Judges Carlos Guzman and Alexander Bokor: INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018   LOCATION: K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. 39th Floor Miami, FL 33131-2399   7:45 a.m.: Executive Session…

5th DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR VACANCY

December 10th, 2018

As a result of the resignation of Judge Vincent Torpy, there is a vacancy in the 5th District Court of Appeal, and the Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy. Judicial applications for this one District Court of Appeal vacancy must be received before 5 p.m.,…

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS

December 10th, 2018

The Florida Bar is seeking applicants for: Florida Patient’s Compensation Fund Board of Governors: One lawyer to serve a four-year term commencing July 1, 2019. The purpose of the board is to supervise the operations of the FPCF, which provides excess medical malpractice coverage to Florida health care providers. Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES EIGHT ATTORNEYS 

November 30th, 2018

Summaries of orders issued Oct. 4 – Nov. 21, 2018  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 eight attorneys – disbarring two, suspending five, and publicly reprimanding one. Two attorneys were also placed on probation. As an official…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIIT COURT NOMINEES

November 30th, 2018

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 7th Judicial Circuit announced that the following nominees that have been submitted to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to fill the circuit court judge vacancy resulting from the death of Judge Clyde E. Wolfe: Suzanne Green Daniel Hilbert MaryEllen Osterndorf Bryan Robert Rendzio Alicia Washington Garry…

4th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

November 28th, 2018

As a result of the appointment of the Hon. Lester B. Bass to the 4th Judicial Circuit bench, there now exists a vacancy on the Duval County Court bench. Gov. Rick Scott has asked the 4th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. Complete applications for this vacancy must be…

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF MEETING

November 28th, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet telephonically at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2018, to discuss applicant interviews for Statewide Prosecutor.   The call-in information for the meeting is: Dial-In: 866-388-7725 Conference ID: 573973   The members currently serving on the Supreme Court JNC are: Chair Jason Unger, Tallahassee, [email protected] Vice Chair…

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION

November 27th, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, [November 27, 2018] — The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended and certified the following nominees for the vacancies in the Florida Supreme Court upon mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince:   Couriel, John Daniel* Gerber, Jonathan D. Grosshans, Jamie Rutland Kuntz, Jeffrey T. Kyle, Bruce…