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11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY

August 6th, 2020

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the elevation of Judge Alexander Bokor. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit court judges described in Article…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

August 4th, 2020

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the individuals listed below to fill the vacancy for the Escambia County Court of the First Judicial Circuit, created by the elevation of Judge Jennifer J. Frydrychowicz to the Circuit Court. The JNC will convene at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug.  11, at the Ernie Lee…

2ND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

August 4th, 2020

The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) will consider 22 applicants for nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Robert Long, Jr. to the First District Court of Appeal, and the Leon County Court vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Layne Smith to the Second Circuit Court. Interviews…

17TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCE NEW CHAIR, VICE CHAIR

August 3rd, 2020

On July 8, 2020, the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission elevated William G. McCormick of Gray Robinson, P.A. to serve as Chair and elected Joseph S. Van de Bogart of Van de Bogart Law, P.A. to serve as Vice-Chair of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for 2020-2021. SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEMBERS William…

PARKER THOMSON AWARDS HONOR JOURNALISTS AT VIRTUAL CEREMONY

August 3rd, 2020

The 2020 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida were presented in a video during the Virtual 2020 Florida Press Association Awards Presentation. The awards are presented by The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee in recognition of outstanding journalism highlighting the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Judges…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PINELLAS COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

July 31st, 2020

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his consideration in filling the Pinellas County Court vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Myriam Irizarry. 1. Christie Ellis 2. Joseph Flannery 3. Joseph Lawhorne 4. Kelly McKnight 5. Phillip Piazza 6. Brett Szematowicz A list…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 14 ATTORNEYS

July 30th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from June 27 to July 27, 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 14 attorneys, disbarring three, revoking the license of three, suspending four and reprimanding four. Three attorneys were also given probation and…

6TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT AND COUNTY COURT VACANCY AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS

July 30th, 2020

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court and the Pinellas County Court due to the retirement of the Hon. Peter Ramsberger and the elevation of the Hon. Joshua Riba respectively. The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nominations from all persons who meet the…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING TO SELECT APPLICANTS FOR INTERVIEWS

July 28th, 2020

The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) received applications from 22 applicants seeking nomination for appointment to the vacancy on the Second Judicial Circuit Court created by the elevation of Judge Robert Long, Jr. to the First District Court of Appeal, and to the vacancy on the Leon County Court created by the elevation of…

THE VOTE’S IN YOUR COURT: RESOURCES FOR VOTERS ON JUDICIAL CANDIDATES NOW AVAILABLE

July 21st, 2020

[THE VOTE’S IN YOUR COURT: RECURSOS PARA LOS VOTANTES ACERCA DE CANDIDATOS JUDICIALES AHORA DISPONIBLE EN EL SITIO WEB DE THE FLORIDA BAR] Want to know more about the local judicial candidates appearing on your August primary ballot? Wondering about Florida’s merit retention elections for appellate judges? The Florida Bar provides a wealth of information…