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CITIZENS ADVISORY GROUP CREATES LIST OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN FLORIDA’S LEGAL AND JUSTICE SYSTEMS

February 2nd, 2021

To involve more Floridians in the state’s legal and justice systems, The Florida Bar’s Citizens Advisory Committee has compiled information, links, and contacts of more than a dozen ways nonlawyer volunteers may apply for appointments. These resources are posted at floridabar.org/volunteer. While they cannot practice law, there are more than a dozen ways that Floridians…

5TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES FINAL INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

January 29th, 2021

Interviews for the vacancy on the Fifth District Court of Appeal are scheduled for Monday, February 1, and Tuesday, February 2, 2021.  These interviews will take place via Zoom. The vetting Commissioner who will begin the questioning is to the right. Applicant Interview Schedule – Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Honorable Tesha…

SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS

January 29th, 2021

The Florida Bar is seeking applicants for: Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims: Two lawyers from the territorial jurisdictions of the Second and Fourth state appellate districts to serve four-year terms commencing July 2, 2021. All applicants must be members of The Florida Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No attorney…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 11 ATTORNEYS

January 28th, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from December 28, 2020, to January 21, 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 nine attorneys, disbarring four, suspending six and reprimanding one. One attorney was placed on probation. As an official arm of the…

5th DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

January 22nd, 2021

As of the Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, deadline, the following individuals submitted applications to Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy of Judge Richard B. Orfinger. Name Current Position 1. Judge Tesha Scolaro Ballou Circuit Judge, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Titusville 2. Judge C. Joseph Boatwright, II Circuit Judge, Seventh…

19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES DATES FOR PUBLIC INTERVIEWS

January 20th, 2021

As the result of the resignation of Nineteenth Circuit Court Judge James W. McCann, the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission gives notice it is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Circuit Court for the Nineteenth Circuit of Florida and will be scheduling interviews of applicants. All interested in applying, please note the following….

19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

January 15th, 2021

As the result of the resignation of 19th Circuit Court Judge James W. McCann, the 19th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission gives notice it is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Circuit Court for the 19th Circuit of Florida. Applicants should note the following. Applications for this 19th Circuit Court vacancy must be received…

HALLANDALE BEACH’S ANTHONY C. MUSTO TO RECEIVE TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 12th, 2021

Attorney Anthony C. Musto (photo) of Hallandale Beach, who has been dedicated to provid­ing pro bono legal services for his entire 45-year career, is the recipient of the 2021 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 Jan….

13TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE BARBARA TWINE THOMAS TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 12th, 2021

The Hon. Barbara Twine Thomas (photo), judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit Criminal Division serving Hillsborough county, is the recipient of the 2021 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…

YOUNG LAWYER FAY OLGA PAPPAS OF WINTER PARK TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 12th, 2021

Fay Olga Pappas (photo) is the recipient of the 2021 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. The award will be presented in a Jan. 28…