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10TH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

January 18th, 2019

The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new circuit court vacancy in the 10th Judicial Circuit, due to the appointment of Judge Andrea Teves Smith to the 2nd District Court of Appeal. Applicants for this circuit court judgeship must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, must be…

3RD DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

January 18th, 2019

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the 3rd District Court of Appeal resulting from the elevations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert J. Luck to the Florida Supreme Court. The Commission will hold an organizational meeting by…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR VACANCIES ON JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS

January 17th, 2019

The deadline has been extended to receive applications for one lawyer vacancy on each of the Judicial Nominating Commissions for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 10th, 14th and 16th circuits. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing…

MIAMI’S PATRICIA A. REDMOND TO RECEIVE 2019 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 16th, 2019

Attorney Patricia A. Redmond (photo) of Miami, who has been a champion of pro bono legal service since the 1970s, is the recipient of the 2019 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady in a Feb. 7 ceremony at…

22 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY FEB. 7

January 16th, 2019

The Florida Bar will recognize 22 lawyers for their work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients at a Feb. 7 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor by recognizing those…

LEON COUNTY JUDGE NINA ASHENAFI-RICHARDSON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 16th, 2019

The Hon. Nina Ashenafi-Richardson (photo), a judge with the Leon County Court system since 2008, is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal services, will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T….

JUDGE ROY B. DALTON, JR., TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 16th, 2019

The Hon. Roy B. Dalton, Jr. (photo), a judge in the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida in Orlando, is the 2019 recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The award, which recognizes an active or retired federal judge for outstanding and sustained service to the public, especially as…

FOLEY & LARDNER’S TAMPA OFFICE TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 16th, 2019

The Tampa office of Foley & Lardner LLP will receive the 2019 Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony on Feb. 7 at the Supreme Court of Florida. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis. The commendation will be…

THE YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION OF THE ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 16th, 2019

The Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association is the recipient of the 2019 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award, which will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady at a Feb. 7 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. The award recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant…

YOUNG LAWYER TORI SIMMONS OF TAMPA TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 16th, 2019

Tori Simmons of Tampa (photo) is the recipient of the 2019 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is 35 or younger or who has not practiced for more than five years. It will be presented in a Feb. 7…