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APPLICANTS FOR SEVENTH CIRCUIT AND PUTNAM COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

January 27th, 2023

Four Putnam County Court and nineteen Seventh Judicial Circuit Court applications were received for the judicial vacancies of the Putnam County Court and the Seventh Judicial Circuit. These applicants are scheduled to be interviewed on February 13, 2023, and February 14, 2023, at the Flagler County Courthouse, 1769 E Moody Blvd, Building #1 – Kim…

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PASCO COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

January 27th, 2023

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his consideration in filling the Pasco County Court vacancy created by the promotion and resignation of the Hon. Dustin Anderson. Tiffany Athanaselos Cornelius Demps Patrick Hogan Knute Nathe Kathyrn Spurlock Chelsea Waller-Douthard A list of the Sixth Circuit…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

January 25th, 2023

The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Judge Margaret Hudson, Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge, effective January 4, 2023. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and must be a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of the…

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF INTERVIEWS

January 19th, 2023

Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the Pasco County Court vacancy created by the promotion and resignation of Judge Dustin Anderson. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your interview. Location: West Pasco Judicial Center, Constitution Room…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CERTIFIED LIST OF NOMINEES FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

January 19th, 2023

Earlier today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the First Judicial Circuit interviewed twelve applicants to fill the vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit Court Bench created by the retirement of the Hon. Mary Polson. Following deliberations and thoughtful consideration of each applicant, the Commission nominates the following individuals (in alphabetical order and without any preference)…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY, COUNTY COURT VACANCY, AND INTERVIEW DATE

January 17th, 2023

As a result of the elevation of Judge Adrian Soud to the Fifth District Court of Appeal and the retirement of Judge Roberto Arias, there exist vacancies on the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Bench and the Duval County Court Bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with…

FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS MARCH APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED

January 13th, 2023

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking five attorney applicants from the territorial jurisdictions of the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth state appellate districts to serve staggered four-year terms on the Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims, with terms commencing July 3, 2023. Vacancies will be filled during the March 3,…

TWENTY-ONE LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY ON JAN. 26

January 12th, 2023

The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients at a Jan. 26 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor by recognizing those…

YOUNG LAWYER IRINA SHABETAYEV OF FORT LAUDERDALE TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 12th, 2023

Irina Shabetayev has been nothing short of a hero to countless Ukrainian refuges facing unimaginable circumstances and significant challenges in relocating to the United States following the Russian invasion of their country. Recognizing the exceptional hurdles these refugees were facing, Shabetayev organized a series of pro bono community events for refugees in which attorneys and…

HAITIAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 12th, 2023

The Haitian Lawyers Association (HLA) is the recipient of the 2023 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award, which will be presented by Chief Justice Carlos G. Muñiz in a Jan. 26 ceremony streamed live by the Supreme Court of Florida. The award recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant contribution in the delivery…