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*REVISED* – 11TH CIRCUIT JNC COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

January 9th, 2020

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit created by the elevation of Judges Christina DiRaimondo, Robert Watson and Ramiro Areces. The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for county…

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL VACANCY – INSTRUCTIONS

January 7th, 2020

As a result of the appointment and confirmation of Judge Anuraag Singhal to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Broward Circuit Court. Applications for the Circuit Court vacancy must be received by 12 p.m. on Jan….

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

January 6th, 2020

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit created by the elevation of Judges Christina DiRaimondo, Robert Watson and Ramiro Areces. The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit…

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC NOTICE OF INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

January 2nd, 2020

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Jan. 11-12, 2020, in Orlando to conduct interviews with applicants for the vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court created by the resignations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert Luck. The anticipated interview schedule and location are listed below. All interviews are open to the…

3RD CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

December 27th, 2019

Judicial Nominating Commissions: Deadline extended for the 3rd Circuit for one lawyer vacancy. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the governor for his appointment. The appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2020. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 15 ATTORNEYS

December 27th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued from Nov. 21 to Dec. 26, 2019 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 five and suspending 10. One attorney was also ordered to pay restitution. Attorneys suspended for periods of…

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

December 26th, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission has received applications from the following individuals, listed below in alphabetical order, to fill the vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court created by the resignations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert Luck to assume federal judicial office. 1. Judge Kimberly Bonner (Twelfth Judicial Circuit) 2. Judge Hunter…

FLORIDA BAR REPORTS ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PRESIDENT-ELECT

December 17th, 2019

In elections for The Florida Bar’s governing board, 17 incumbent members of the Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition; three unopposed candidates will serve as new board members in the 3rd, 7th and 13th circuits; and four seats in the 1st, 11th and 17th circuits have contested elections. In addition, two members…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF MEETING AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY-REVISED

December 17th, 2019

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 20, at the law offices of Gray Robinson, P.A., 301 E. Pine St., Suite 1400, Orlando, to interview candidates for one circuit bench judicial vacancy. The interviews will occur in the order set forth below and will begin promptly at 9…

FLORIDA BAR’S BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEK APPLICANTS

December 5th, 2019

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its March 20, 2020, meeting: Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee: One lawyer to fill a four-year term commencing July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2024. This is a 12-member committee that renders 20 to 25 written advisory opinions…