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SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES EIGHT ATTORNEYS 

November 30th, 2018

Summaries of orders issued Oct. 4 – Nov. 21, 2018  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 eight attorneys – disbarring two, suspending five, and publicly reprimanding one. Two attorneys were also placed on probation. As an official…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIIT COURT NOMINEES

November 30th, 2018

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 7th Judicial Circuit announced that the following nominees that have been submitted to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to fill the circuit court judge vacancy resulting from the death of Judge Clyde E. Wolfe: Suzanne Green Daniel Hilbert MaryEllen Osterndorf Bryan Robert Rendzio Alicia Washington Garry…

4th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

November 28th, 2018

As a result of the appointment of the Hon. Lester B. Bass to the 4th Judicial Circuit bench, there now exists a vacancy on the Duval County Court bench. Gov. Rick Scott has asked the 4th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. Complete applications for this vacancy must be…

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF MEETING

November 28th, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet telephonically at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2018, to discuss applicant interviews for Statewide Prosecutor.   The call-in information for the meeting is: Dial-In: 866-388-7725 Conference ID: 573973   The members currently serving on the Supreme Court JNC are: Chair Jason Unger, Tallahassee, [email protected] Vice Chair…

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION

November 27th, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, [November 27, 2018] — The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended and certified the following nominees for the vacancies in the Florida Supreme Court upon mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince:   Couriel, John Daniel* Gerber, Jonathan D. Grosshans, Jamie Rutland Kuntz, Jeffrey T. Kyle, Bruce…

11th CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS NOMINEES FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT VACANCIES

November 27th, 2018

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the elevation of Judges Alexander Bokor and Carlos Guzman. The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for county court judges…

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR STATEWIDE PROSECUTOR

November 26th, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, [November 26, 2018] — The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the position of Statewide Prosecutor which becomes vacant on January 8, 2019. Applications may be obtained from https://www.floridabar.org/directories/jnc/applications/.  Applicants must submit (1) an original application (including all attachments); (2) an electronic copy of the original application (including all…

7th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANT INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

November 19th, 2018

The 7th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has announced the date and times for interviews to fill a vacancy resulting from the death of Circuit Court Judge Clyde E. Wolfe: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 St. Johns County Courthouse Annex 4010 Lewis Speedway St. Augustine, FL 32084 APPLICANT NAME, TIME Joan Anthony, 9 a.m. Milan (Bo) Samargya,…

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS A PUBLIC MEMBER FOR ITS GOVERNING BOARD

November 19th, 2018

Continuing its practice of public involvement, The Florida Bar seeks a new member of the public to serve on its governing board. The Board of Governors member will replace Lawrence W. Tyree of Orlando, whose second two-year term expires June 2019. Since 1987, two public members have served on the Bar’s 52-member governing board, after…

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING

November 15th, 2018

On November 27, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. ET, the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority executive offices, Orlando International Airport, One Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando, Florida, for deliberations to select nominees for the Supreme Court vacancies created by the mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis,…