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12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES DESOTO COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 15th, 2022

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the DeSoto County Court due to the elevation and resignation of Judge Danielle Brewer. Accordingly, the Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nomination from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. Applicants must be able to fulfill the…

NOMINATE A FLORIDA LAWYER FOR OUTSTANDING PRO BONO SERVICE

August 15th, 2022

Nominations for the annual pro bono service awards, which honor lawyers, law firms and associations that have contributed extraordinary pro bono service as well as judges that have served the public as it relates to pro bono legal services is now open. The nomination forms are available on The Florida Bar’s website and must be submitted by Friday,…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 12th, 2022

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court due to the resignation Judge Kimberly C. Bonner. Accordingly, the Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nomination from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING

August 9th, 2022

The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Aug. 12, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., via teleconference. Please e-mail Kimberly Tillman at [email protected] for call-in information. During the meeting there will be discussion of the action items in response to the letter from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ General Counsel regarding the vacancies created by the resignations…

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…