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10th CIRCUIT JNC APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE POSITION

August 25th, 2020

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of Circuit Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge John Stargel to the Second District Court of Appeal. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. 1. Gregory K. Atkinson General Magistrate Tenth Judicial Circuit Bartow, Florida https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81299149425…

20TH CIRCUIT JNC LISTING OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

August 24th, 2020

The following individuals have applied with the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court. The vacancy results from the retirement of Circuit Judge George Richards. Kimberly Davis Bocelli Christopher H. Brown Karla Y. Campos-Andersen James Wesley Chandler Maria I. Dente John William Dommerich, Jr. Amy Wilson Ellis Guy Alan Flowers Hon….

6TH CIRCUIT JNC AMENDS NOTICE OF 6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY ONLY AS TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

August 21st, 2020

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of the Hon. Thomas H. Minkoff. The Sixth Circuit JNC seeks applications for nominations from all persons who meet eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. This application process is being conducted concurrently with…

6TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY

August 20th, 2020

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court due to the retirement of the Honorable Thomas H. Minkoff. The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nominations from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. This application process is being…

3RD CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

August 20th, 2020

The deadline to apply for the lawyer vacancy to serve on the 3rd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been extended. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers to the governor for his appointment. The appointee will serve the remainder of a four-year term, commencing immediately upon appointment by the governor. Applicants must be members of…

NOMINATE A FLORIDA LAWYER FOR OUTSTANDING PRO BONO SERVICE NOW

August 18th, 2020

Nominations for the annual pro bono service awards, which honor lawyers, judges, law firms and associations that have contributed extraordinary pro bono service is open. The nomination deadline for all categories is Thursday, October 22, 2020, no later than 5:00 p.m. Pro bono publico means “for the public good,” and pro bono legal service is just…

20TH CIRCUIT JNC GIVES NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

August 13th, 2020

The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the retirement of Circuit Judge George Richards. The Commission requests that interested candidates apply for consideration. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five  years, a registered voter and must be…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR ESCAMBIA COUNTY COURT VACANCY

August 12th, 2020

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission conducted interviews on August 11, 2020, with 14 applicants to fill the vacancy on the Escambia County Court created by the elevation of Judge Jennifer J. Frydrychowicz to the Circuit Court. The Commission submitted the names of four nominees, listed in alphabetical order, to Gov. Ron DeSantis: Barry E….

20TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

August 12th, 2020

The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the retirement of Circuit Judge George Richards. The Commission requests that all interested candidates begin preparation of an application for consideration. The current judicial application (which is new this year) may be downloaded  from The Florida Bar’s…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC SUBMITS NAMES TO GOVERNOR DESANTIS FOR LEON COUNTY COURT VACANCY

August 12th, 2020

The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) submitted six names to Governor Ron DeSantis for consideration and appointment to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Court created by the elevation of Judge Layne Smith to the Second Circuit Court. The JNC reviewed eighteen applications for this vacancy and interviewed eleven applicants on August 11,…