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FLORIDA BAR’S BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEK APPLICANTS

December 5th, 2019

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its March 20, 2020, meeting: Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee: One lawyer to fill a four-year term commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2024. This is a 12-member committee that renders 20 to 25 written advisory opinions…

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS A PUBLIC MEMBER TO SERVE ON ITS GOVERNING BOARD

December 2nd, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Continuing its practice of public involvement, The Florida Bar seeks a new nonlawyer to serve on its governing board. Since 1987, two public members have served on the Bar’s 52-member governing board, after the Supreme Court of Florida approved the organization’s request to have nonlawyer representation on the board. Only 12 other state…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING

November 26th, 2019

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold an organizational telephonic meeting on Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. Members of the public may attend by calling 866-453-5550 and using passcode 418636. ### About The Florida Bar Founded in 1949, The Florida Bar serves the legal profession for the protection and benefit of both the public…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF CIRCUIT JUDICIAL VACANCY – ORANGE AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES

November 26th, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one circuit judicial vacancy on the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s bench created by the elevation of Judge Dan Traver to the Fifth District Court of Appeal. The commission requires interested candidates to submit a complete…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 22 ATTORNEYS

November 26th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued from Oct. 24 to Nov 21, 2019 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 22 attorneys, disbarring six, revoking the licenses of nine and suspending seven. Two attorneys were also ordered to pay restitution…

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF APPLICATION DEADLINE

November 26th, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting additional applications for Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts. These appointments by Gov. Ron DeSantis are to fill vacancies created by the conclusion of the four-year terms of the current Regional Counsels. A description of the duties…

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE VACANCIES

November 26th, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court created by the resignations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert Luck to assume federal judicial office. Based on the Florida Supreme Court’s current composition, at least one of the justices appointed to fill these two…

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING

November 21st, 2019

In anticipation of a formal request to convene by Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission provides notice that it will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 25. The call-in number for the meeting (open and public) is 877-380-5440. The Participant Code is 8502411725. Agenda: Discussion of Extension of Application Deadline…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY NOMINEES

November 12th, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court for the vacancies resulting from the elevation of County Court Judges William Altfield, Gina Beovides, and Laura Shearon Cruz, and the resignation of County Court Judge Samuel Joseph Slom: Karl Brown Cristina Rivera Correa…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY NOMINEES

November 12th, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court for the vacancies resulting from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge John W. Thornton, Jr., the appointment of Circuit Court Judge Renatha S. Francis to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court, and the resignation of…