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8TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 3rd, 2019

The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a Circuit Court vacancy due to the resignation of Judge Stanley H. Griffis, III.   Applicants must meet the qualifications for a Circuit Court Judge as set forth in the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes. All persons interested in applying must deliver a complete application and one copy…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 19 ATTORNEYS

April 30th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued March 21 – April 25, 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 19 attorneys – disbarring one, revoking the licenses of three, suspending 13 and publicly reprimanding two.  One attorney also had to…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR DUVAL COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 30th, 2019

As a result of the appointment of the Hon. Meredith Charbula to the 4th Judicial Circuit Bench, there now exists a vacancy on the Duval County Bench. Gov. Ron D. DeSantis has asked the 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The Commission received 15 applications and will interview…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 29th, 2019

The 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit created by the elevation of Judge Monica Gordo. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit court judges described in Article…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR ESCAMBIA COUNTY COURT VACANCY

April 29th, 2019

The 1st Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met on Thursday, April 25, 2019, and interviewed 13 applicants for the County Court position created by the resignation of County Judge Joyce Williams. The commission is pleased to announce that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis: Paul Hamlin Andrew McGraw…

*CORRECTED NOTICE* (AS TO INTERVIEW DATE) 19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES REOPENED APPLICATION PERIOD AND NEW INTERVIEW DATE – APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 3

April 23rd, 2019

The 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the deadline for submitting applications to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of County Judge Philip Yacucci, Jr. has been reopened. The new application deadline is May 3, at 3 p.m.   Applicant interviews are moved to Tuesday, May 14. The interviews will be conducted at…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF MEETING AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR TWO JUDICIAL CIRCUIT SEAT OPENINGS

April 23rd, 2019

The 9th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, at the law offices of Gray Robinson, P.A., 301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando, FL 32801 to interview candidates for two circuit bench judicial vacancies. The interviews will occur in the order set forth below and will begin promptly…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES TWO JUDICIAL VACANCIES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

April 23rd, 2019

The following individuals will be interviewed by the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of Judges Michelle Barakat and Tanya Brinkley: INTERVIEW DATE:    Monday, April 29, 2019 LOCATION: K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. 39th Floor Miami, FL 33131-2399  …

2ND CIRCUIT JNC SUBMITS NAMES TO GOV. RON DESANTIS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 22nd, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) for the 2nd Circuit has submitted six names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for consideration and appointment to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Court created by the elevation of Judge Stephen Everett. The nominees are:   1) Lisa Barclay Fountain 2) Anthony B. Miller 3) Winifred L. Acosta 4)…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR ONE LAWYER POSITION

April 22nd, 2019

Applications are being sought to fill a lawyer vacancy on the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.  The appointee will serve a four-year term beginning July 1. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the 12th Circuit JNC.  Commissioners are…