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19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY INTERVIEWS

May 15th, 2019

The 19th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission conducted interviews on May 14, related to the County Court vacancy in St. Lucie County created by Judge Philip Yacucci, Jr.’s retirement and certified to Gov. Ron DeSantis the following six nominees, in alphabetical order:   Melanie M. Barker Lillian Ewen Jeffrey Hendriks Roberta F. Katz Leatha Mullins…

U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA – TALLAHASSEE DIVISION – SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE

May 15th, 2019

The Judicial Conference of the United States is expected to authorize the appointment of a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Florida in Tallahassee. The deadline for applying for the Magistrate Judge position is Aug. 1.   The duties of the U.S. Magistrate Judge are demanding and wide-ranging. Magistrate judges conduct most…

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

May 8th, 2019

Earlier today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 4th Judicial Circuit interviewed 15 applicants to fill the vacancy on the Duval County Court Bench created by the appointment of the Hon. Meredith Charbula. Following deliberations and thoughtful consideration of each applicant, the Commission nominates the following individuals (in alphabetical order and without any preference) to…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF MEETING

May 8th, 2019

The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on June 12, at 8 a.m., at Peterson & Myers, P.A., 225 East Lemon Street, Suite 300, Lakeland, Florida. The purpose of this meeting will be to interview applicants for the vacant Polk County Court seat and to deliberate.   Commission Members are: Timothy J. McCausland, Lydia…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 8th, 2019

The 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the 11th Judicial Circuit created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia and elevation of Judges Rodolfo Ruiz and Monica Gordo.1   The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants…

1OTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 6th, 2019

The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the County Court in Polk County due to the elevation of Judge Sharon Franklin. Applicants for this county judgeship must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five years, must be registered to vote in the State of Florida, and…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 6th, 2019

The 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for a vacancy for the County Court of Manatee County, created by the resignation of the Hon. Doug Henderson.   Applicants must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and…

19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 6th, 2019

The 19th Judicial Nominating Commission reports that the following individuals have applied to fill the vacancy resulting from the retirement of St. Lucie County Court Judge Philip Yacucci, Jr.:   Melanie M. Barker Lillian B. Ewen Jeffrey W. Hendriks Roberta F. Katz Usha Maharajh Leatha D. Mullins Leonard S. Villafranco Carlos L. Wells   Applicant…

5TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 6th, 2019

The 5th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the 5th Judicial Circuit for County Court Judge due to the elevation of Judge Brian Welke. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The individual appointed must be a resident of…

HUDGINS TO JOIN BOARD OF GOVERNORS AS NEW PUBLIC MEMBER

May 3rd, 2019

Joseph “Jody” Hudgins, a banker from Sarasota, will join The Florida Bar Board of Governors as a public member. He was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court on May 1 and will be sworn in for a two-year term on June 28 during The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton. A senior executive vice…