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SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 11 ATTORNEYS

October 29th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from September 24 to October 28, 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 11 attorneys, disbarring three, revoking the license of two, suspending five and reprimanding one.  One attorney was also placed on probation…

FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCIES

October 28th, 2020

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its Jan. 29, 2021, meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers are needed to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2024. This 33-member board administers Florida’s IOTA program. Directors shall be members…

AMENDED: 7th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

October 27th, 2020

Fifteen applications were received for the judicial vacancy of the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit. Applicants are scheduled to be interviewed on Nov. 2, 2020, via Zoom. Anyone wishing to comment on the qualifications of any of the applicants may do so by contacting Andrew Morgan, chair, Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, at…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

October 26th, 2020

Fifteen (15) applications were received for the judicial vacancy of the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit. These applicants are scheduled to be interviewed on November 2, 2020 via Zoom. Anyone wishing to comment on the qualifications of any of the applicants may do so by contacting Andrew Morgan, Chair, Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating…

5TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

October 23rd, 2020

Twenty-three applications were received to fill the judicial vacancy of Judge Jamie Grosshans. These applicants are scheduled to be interviewed on Nov. 9 and 10, 2020. The interviews will take place at the Fifth District Court of Appeal, 300 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach, FL  32114. Applicant Interview Schedule – Monday, Nov. 9, 2020 Time…

FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CERTIFIED LIST OF NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

October 22nd, 2020

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in accordance with previously issued press releases, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourth Judicial Circuit interviewed twelve (12) applicants to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court Bench created by the retirement of The Honorable David Gooding. Following deliberations and thoughtful consideration of each applicant, the Commission nominates the following…

RE-OPENED: 7TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

October 22nd, 2020

The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy resulting from the retirement of Patti A. Christensen, Circuit Court judge, effective Dec. 31, 2020. 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 court at…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR POLK COUNTY COURT OPENING

October 21st, 2020

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met via video conference on Oct. 21, 2020, and interviewed 14 applicants via videoconference for the Polk County Court judge vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Jennifer Swenson to the Circuit Court. The commission announced that the names of the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been…

7th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

October 20th, 2020

Ten applications were received for the judicial  vacancy of the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit. These applicants are scheduled to be interviewed on Oct. 30, 2020, via Zoom. Anyone wishing to comment on the qualifications of any of the applicants may do so by contacting Andrew Morgan, chair, Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission,…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES ATTENDANCE PROCEDURE FOR INTERVIEWS

October 16th, 2020

As a result of the retirement of The Hon. David Gooding from the Fourth Judicial Circuit Bench, there now exists a vacancy on the Circuit Court Bench.  Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The Commission received twelve applications and will interview the…