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APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR VACANCIES ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS:

July 18th, 2019

2nd DCA, 5th DCA, 5th Circuit, 7th Circuit, 9th Circuit, 15th Circuit, 16th Circuit and 18th Circuit The Florida Bar is accepting applications for lawyer vacancies on each of the 2nd DCA, 5th DCA, 5th, 7th, 9th, 15th, 16th and 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions. On July 1, we received notification from the Governor’s office…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

July 17th, 2019

The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following applicants will be interviewed for consideration to be nominated to fill the vacancies on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe and the confirmation by the U. S. Senate of…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF DIRECTION TO CONVENE FOR SECOND VACANCY

July 17th, 2019

On July 6, our legal community and our bench lost one of our finest people, the Honorable Meenu Sasser. Judge Sasser served as a role model for countless lawyers in the community, as attested to by the testimony of countless applicants to the JNC.  A common question to applicants during interviews is, “Which judge would…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL APPLICANTS

July 15th, 2019

The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants who have applied to the 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court to fill the vacancies created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe and the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Circuit Judge Tom Barber to the United…

1ST DCA ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCIES

July 15th, 2019

Notice of Accepting Applications Due to the resignations of Judges Allen Winsor and T. Kent Wetherell II, the 1st District Court of Appeal Judicial Nomination Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for those vacant positions on or before Aug. 30. Qualifications of Applications: Applications submitted after the deadline WILL NOT…

PARKER THOMSON AWARDS HONOR JOURNALISTS AT CEREMONY

July 11th, 2019

The 2019 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida were presented Thursday in St. Petersburg during the 2019 Florida Media Conference. 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. Awards were presented…

5TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

July 10th, 2019

The 5th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Citrus County Court Judge due to a vacancy created by House Bill 5011(2019), which amended Florida Statute 34.022. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES FLAGLER COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY

July 10th, 2019

The 7th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy for a Flagler County judicial position created by House Bill 5011 during the 2019 Legislature, effective July 1. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter, and must be a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of…

THE 9TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING

July 10th, 2019

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold its annual organizational meeting on July 12, at 12 p.m. at the law offices of Zimmerman Kiser & Sutcliffe located at 315 E. Robinson St. #600, Orlando. The Commission will elect a chair and vice chair and discuss its procedures. The Commission will also discuss the vetting…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR VACANCY ON FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

July 9th, 2019

Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors:  One lawyer to serve a three-year term commencing immediately and ending June 30, 2022.  This 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program attorneys and volunteer pro bono attorneys and provides legislative and administrative advocacy on policies impacting the legal rights of the poor, as well…