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SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 10 ATTORNEYS

July 30th, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from June 25, 2021, to July 29, 2021 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, suspending two, and reprimanding five. One attorney was admonished. As an official arm of the Florida…

4TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

July 29th, 2021

The Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nomination Commission (“JNC”) held its Annual Meeting on July 29, 2021. In accordance with the Uniform Rules of Procedure for DCA JNCs, Debra A. Jenks was re-elected as Chair of the JNC for the 2021/2022 term, and Alexis Yarbrough was re-elected as Vice-Chair of the JNC for the…

20TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR COURT VACANCY

July 28th, 2021

The following individuals have applied with the Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Lee County Court. The vacancy results from a newly created position. Kimberly Davis Bocelli Shakia Burnam Karla Y. Campos-Andersen Michael A. Colombo, Jr. Maria I. Dente John W. Dommerich, Jr. Amy Wilson Ellis Leah L. Harwood Erik Leontiev James…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

July 28th, 2021

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following five names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his consideration in filling the Pasco County Court vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. William G. Sestak. Dustin Anderson Stefen Diskey Tiffany Robinson Samantha Sealey Amber Sherwood A list of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING

July 27th, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Chambers of the Hon. Mark H. Mahon, Chief Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, located at the Duval County Courthouse, Room 7139, Duval County…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

July 27th, 2021

As a result of the retirement of the Hon. Karen K. Cole 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 eight applications and will interview…

5TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

July 27th, 2021

The Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Citrus County Court Judge due to creation of a new position effective July 1, 2021. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The person appointed must…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

July 26th, 2021

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of Polk County Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Lori A. Winstead to the Circuit Court. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. Victoria J. Avalon Assistant State Attorney Tenth Judicial Circuit Bartow, Florida Josephine Colon…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF INTERVIEWS

July 23rd, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the Pasco County Court vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. William G. Sestak. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your interview. Location: Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A.,…

3RD DCA JNC ANNOUNCE NEW CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

July 23rd, 2021

The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission held an organizational meeting to elect the Chair and Vice-Chair for the term ending on June 30, 2022. The commission elected Eric A. Hernandez as the Chair and Lilly Ann Sanchez as the Vice- Chair for the term. The commission members are: Eric A. Hernandez (Chair)…