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1ST CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL APPLICANTS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

January 24th, 2024

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the individuals listed below to fill the vacancy in the First Judicial Circuit, Walton County Court created by the retirement of Judge David Green. The JNC will convene at 9 a.m. on Feb. 12th, in the Multimedia Room of The M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, located at…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

January 23rd, 2024

The following nominations have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis to fill the position of Circuit Court Judge created by the resignation of Chief Judge Ficarrotta in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit: Travis J. Coy Matthew L. Felix Judge J. Logan Murphy Shirin Rustomji Judge Leslie Schultz-Kin Natalia B. Silver The following nominations have been forwarded…

17TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY AND CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL NOMINEES

January 22nd, 2024

The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has interviewed fifteen (15) applicants to fill two (2) vacancies – one in the Broward County Court created by the elevation of County Court Judge Catalina Avalos to the Broward Circuit Court, and one in the Broward Circuit Court created by the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Mariya Weekes….

5TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

January 19th, 2024

The Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy within the Fifth Judicial Circuit for a Circuit-Level Judicial position following the retirement of the Hon. Anthony M. Tatti. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The appointee must be a resident…

20TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL APPLICANTS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

January 12th, 2024

The Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has determined the following interview schedule for the listed applicants who will be considered for nomination to Gov. Ron DeSantis to fill one current Circuit Court vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. The Commission will conduct interviews on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the…

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE CIRCUIT COURT

January 11th, 2024

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis has requested that the Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convene for the purpose of selecting and submitting a list of highly qualified lawyers for appointment to the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court. This appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Raul Zambrano. Accordingly, the Seventh…

20TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

January 10th, 2024

The Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will hold a public meeting via zoom at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. AGENDA:       Call to Order Review List of Applicants Schedule of Interviews Location of Interviews Executive Session (if necessary) Adjourn For members of the public that wish to access the meeting,…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL APPLICANTS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

January 10th, 2024

The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following applicants will be interviewed for possible nomination to Gov. Ron DeSantis for the positions of one circuit court and two county court judicial openings. The Commission will conduct interviews on Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, beginning at 9 a.m. at Shumaker, Loop &…

TWENTY-ONE LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY ON JAN. 18

January 8th, 2024

The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients at a Jan. 18 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor by recognizing those…

ORLANDO’S JAMIE BILLOTTE MOSES HONORED WITH TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 8th, 2024

Jamie Billotte Moses, a pro bono volunteer through the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association (LASOCBA) for more than 25 years, is the recipient of the 2024 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the Supreme Court’s highest recognition of a private lawyer for pro bono service. The award will be presented by…