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Nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards For Outstanding Journalism – SUSPENDED

March 19th, 2020

The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee is suspending nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards. The original April 3 deadline will be extended to a later date that will be announced in the near future. The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee has presented awards for stellar legal journalism for more than 60…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 12 ATTORNEYS

March 19th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from Feb. 22 to Mar. 12, 2020 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 12 attorneys, revoking the license of one, reprimanding five and suspending six. Three attorneys were also given probation. Attorneys suspended…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF EXTENSION AND PUBLIC MEETING

March 19th, 2020

The Judicial Nominating Commission of the First Judicial Circuit has extended the application deadline for applications to fill the vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Michael G. Allen. The commission is now accepting applications until 3 p.m. on Friday, March 27. Applications submitted after the deadline will…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

March 19th, 2020

As a result of the retirement of the Hon. Linda McCallum, there is a vacancy on the Fourth Circuit Court Bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The commission received 16 applications and will interview the applicants on Monday, March 30 in…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL APPLICANTS

March 18th, 2020

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of County Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Kirkland. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. Donald E. Conway Attorney Bartow, Florida https://zoom.us/j/684955144 Eric S. Gardner, Jr. Assistant Public Defender, Tenth Judicial Circuit Bartow, Florida…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

March 18th, 2020

Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancies: Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill three vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend nine nominees for three lawyer vacancies. The nominations will be forwarded to the Supreme…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS PUBLIC MEMBER SEAT

March 18th, 2020

Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before April 9 for one three-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint one public member to serve on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board ensures that applicants seeking admission to The Florida Bar have…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

March 18th, 2020

The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the retirements of Judges Jacqueline Hogan Scola and John Schlesinger. In light of the current state of emergency declared by Gov. Ron DeSantis concerning COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted telephonically….

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

March 17th, 2020

The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the retirements of Judges Jacqueline Hogan Scola and John Schlesinger. Jason Bloch Heloiza Alves Correa Raul Antonio Cuervo Christopher Green Peter Heller Kevin Hellman Chiaka Ihekwaba Zachary James Scott M….

12TH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS INPUT FOR JUDICIAL APPLICANTS

March 16th, 2020

The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received applications seeking nomination for the county court seat vacancy created by the resignation of County Court Judge Robert Farrance. The following people have submitted applications and the commission seeks input from the public regarding these candidates: Jaqueline Blanton Steele Alison Clough Hillary Ellis Mark Gilman Adria Jensen…