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15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUCES CERTIFICATION OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES

November 18th, 2021

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) takes pleasure in certifying the following nominees to fill the vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Bradley Harper: Alex Braunstein Lauren Godden Burke Ori Feistmann Silver Stephanie Tew Schnelle Tonge Lindsay Warner A list of members of the Fifteenth Circuit JNC…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

November 17th, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the Sixth Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Allan. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your interview. Location: Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A. 625 Court Street…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

November 9th, 2021

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission conducted interviews on Nov. 9, 2021 and interviewed six applicants to fill the vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Okaloosa County Court created by the retirement of Judge Patricia S. Grinsted. The Commission is pleased to announce that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been submitted to…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

November 8th, 2021

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces that the following persons will be interviewed on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, to fill the vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Bradley Harper: 9:00 a.m.      Alex Braunstein 9:12 a.m.      George Lagos 9:24 a.m.      Jean Marie Middleton 9:36 a.m.      Lindsay Warner…

Supreme Court Chief Justice Canady Proclaims November as Legal Professionalism Month in Conjunction with The Florida Bar

November 1st, 2021

Survey of Florida lawyers indicates professionalism is a leading issue in the field   TALLAHASSEE – Chief Justice Charles T. Canady, in conjunction with The Florida Bar, has proclaimed November as Legal Professionalism Month in Florida. The proclamation serves to encourage all those working in the legal profession to rededicate themselves to exhibiting the highest…

14TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL APPLICANTS

October 29th, 2021

As per Gov. Ron DeSantis’ request and pursuant to the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes, the 14th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission recently convened in order to begin the process of filling the vacancy recently created when Circuit Court Judge John L. Fishel, II, of Panama City announced his upcoming retirement. The following individuals have applied…

FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCIES

October 29th, 2021

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its Jan. 21, 2022 meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2022. This 33-member Board of Directors administers Florida’s IOTA program. Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may to…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 15 ATTORNEYS

October 29th, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from September 30, 2021, to October 28, 2021 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 15 attorneys, disbarring two, suspending eight, reprimanding one, and revoking the licenses of four. Two attorneys were placed on probation…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL APPLICANTS

October 26th, 2021

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces that it has received applications from the following persons for nominations to fill the vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Bradley Harper: Thomas Baker Peter Bassaline Alex Braunstein Marsha Bunn Lauren Godden Burke George Lagos Joseph Maryuma Jean Marie Middleton…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

October 26th, 2021

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court for the vacancy resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Diana Vizcaino to the Circuit Court in Miami- Dade County: Karl Brown Heloiza Correa Javier Enriquez Christopher Green Kevin Hellmann Christopher Pracitto The…