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FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION LIST OF APPLICANTS

April 7th, 2020

The Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it has received applications from the following persons for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Fourth District Court of Appeal resulting from the retirement of Judge Carole Y. Taylor. The schedule for the Monday, April 27 interviews of the applicants and the means…

8TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

April 7th, 2020

The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a Circuit Court vacancy due to the retirement of Judge James P. Nilon. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit court judge as set forth in the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes. All persons interested in applying must submit two copies of a complete application in .pdf format…

Nominations Deadline Extended Until May 1 for the Parker Thomson Media Awards

April 6th, 2020

The nominations deadline for the Parker Thomson Media Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida has been extended until May 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. Each year, The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee hosts the awards to honor exceptional journalism highlighting the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Any newspaper, radio station, blog, television station,…

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF ORANGE COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 6th, 2020

ORLANDO – Governor Ron DeSantis has asked the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one Orange County Court judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Nancy Clark. The Commission requires interested candidates to submit a complete application for consideration. Applicants must have been a member…

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF NOMINEES

April 2nd, 2020

The 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convened to interview qualified candidates to fill the judicial vacancy resulting from the upcoming retirement of The Honorable Judge G. Keith Cary. The Commission certified to Governor Ron DeSantis the following list of candidates to fill that opening, listed in alphabetical order: Michael Jared Brown Kyle S. Cohen Gilberto…

JNC, FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, NOTICE OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

April 1st, 2020

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the individuals listed below to fill the vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Michael G. Allen. The JNC will convene at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 190 West Government Street, 5th…

FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

March 30th, 2020

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at noon (EST) Friday, April 3, 2020, via conference call, to conduct business related to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge James Wolf. Call-in number (open and public) is 888-508-8513; the participant code is 653510#. AGENDA I. Assign applications for vetting II….

Tanner next in line for Bar President; four circuit board seats decided

March 24th, 2020

Attorney Mike Tanner of Jacksonville has been elected president-elect designate of The Florida Bar. Tanner won over fellow Board of Governors member Renee Thompson, receiving 8,647 votes to Thompson’s 8,558. Tanner will become president-elect in June 2020 when Dori Foster-Morales of Miami is installed as president. Four board circuit seats were also decided: 4th Circuit,…

11TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT OPENINGS

March 20th, 2020

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court for the vacancies resulting from the retirements of Judges Jacqueline Hogan Scola and John Schlesinger. Jason Bloch Rau Antonio Cuervo Christopher Green Kevin Hellmann Chiaka Ihekwaba Zachary James Scott Janowitz Lody Jean Joseph Mansfield…

10TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT OPENING

March 19th, 2020

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met via video-conference on March 19, and interviewed 10 applicants via video-conference for the County Court judge vacancy created due to the retirement of Judge John Kirkland. The commission announced that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis: Kevin M. Kohl, Esq….