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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 26 TO APPLY FOR FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCY

June 3rd, 2020

Florida Legal Services plays a vital role in assisting Floridians who cannot afford legal services.  FLS supports attorneys working at local programs throughout the state as well as volunteer pro bono attorneys in providing civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer. The group also conducts…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 10 ATTORNEYS

May 28th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from April 16 to May 21, 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 10 attorneys, disbarring two, revoking the license of one, suspending six and reprimanding one. Attorneys suspended for periods of 91 days…

2ND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR DISTRICT COURT VACANCY

May 27th, 2020

TAMPA – Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of Judge Samuel J. Salario. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP

May 22nd, 2020

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convened and conducted interviews of individuals who applied to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Jessica Ticktin. The commission voted on final recommendations for six qualified applicants. The certified list of names of the nominees sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis, alphabetically ordered, is as…

2ND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES INITIAL MEETING REGARDING COURT VACANCY

May 21st, 2020

TAMPA – Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of Judge Samuel J. Salario. To begin that process, the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIP

May 21st, 2020

The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convened and conducted interviews of ten individuals who applied to fill the County Court vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Anthony Miller. The ten applicants were interviewed on May 21, 2020, via video conference. The commission voted on final recommendations for four qualified applicants. The certified list of…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGESHIPS

May 19th, 2020

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has nominated 12 individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court who applied to fill the vacancies resulting from the elevation of Judges Lody Jean and Zachary James. The certified list of names of the nominees sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis, alphabetically ordered, is as follows: Marcus Bach Armas…

8TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP

May 18th, 2020

The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convened and conducted interviews of seven of the individuals who applied to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James Nilon. Following post-interview deliberations, the commission voted on final recommendations for the six highest qualified applicants. The certified list of names of the nominees sent…

4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CERTIFIED LIST OF NOMINEES FOR DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY

May 15th, 2020

Earlier today, in accordance with previously issued news releases, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourth Judicial Circuit interviewed five of 16 applicants and reviewed applications and written statements of the other applicants to fill the vacancy on the Duval County Court bench created by the appointment of the Hon. Anthony Salem to the Fourth…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC CERTIFIES NOMINEES FOR TWO COUNTY COURT VACANCIES

May 15th, 2020

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met on May 13 to interview and nominate candidates for appointment by Gov. Ron DeSantis to fill the two vacant county court positions created by the retirements of Judge Nancy L. Clark and Judge Maureen Bell. The commission is pleased to nominate the following candidates, presented in alphabetical order:…