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U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA JUDGE EMERITUS A. JAY CRISTOL TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 12th, 2023

The Hon. Judge Emeritus A. Jay Cristol, of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida serving Miami, is the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal services, will be…

OVIEDO’S TIMOTHY ALLEN MORAN HONORED WITH TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 12th, 2023

Timothy Allen Moran, a pro bono volunteer with Community Legal Services (CLS) for more than a decade, is the recipient of the 2023 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 Chief Justice Carlos G. Muñiz in a…

BILZIN SUMBERG TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 12th, 2023

Bilzin Sumberg — a Miami-based law firm that has gone above and beyond to serve its community — will receive the 2023 Law Firm Commendation from Chief Justice Carlos G. Muñiz at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony Jan. 26 at the Supreme Court of Florida. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of…

JUDGE RONALD FICARROTTA TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 12th, 2023

The Hon. Ronald Ficarrotta, Chief Judge on the 13th Judicial Circuit Court in Tampa, is the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal services, will be presented by Chief Justice Carlos G. Muñiz…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES SARASOTA COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY

January 11th, 2023

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the Sarasota County Court due to the elevation and resignation of Judge Dana Moss. Accordingly, the Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nomination from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. Applicants must be able to fulfill the…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF PUTNAM COUNTY COURT VACANCY

January 10th, 2023

The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy resulting from the elevation of Joseph Boatwright, Putnam County Court Judge, effective Dec. 31, 2022. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and must be a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

January 10th, 2023

As a result of the resignation of the Hon. Mary Polson, there now exists a vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit Bench. Gov. Ron D. DeSantis has asked the First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The Commission received eleven applications and will interview the applicants on Wed., Jan….

FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

January 9th, 2023

As a result of the announced retirement of Judge Kerry I. Evander, there is a vacancy to be filled on the Fifth District Court of Appeal (DCA).  Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fifth DCA Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy. Complete unredacted and redacted applications (see below…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

January 5th, 2023

The First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will hold a public meeting. DATE:           Tuesday, January 10, 2023 TIME:            10:00 a.m. (CDT) PLACE: Beggs & Lane , RLLP 1st Floor Conference Room 501 Commendencia St Pensacola, FL 32502 https://us05web.zoom.us/j/89331198373?pwd=bnIyS2FNTkcxY2VpaVlxbHl2TW xDZz09 Meeting ID: 893 3119 8373 AGENDA:  Call to Order Review List…

5TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

January 5th, 2023

DATE:            Tuesday, January 17, 2023 LOCATION: Office of Hon. Gary J. Cooney Executive Office Conference Room Lake County Courthouse, 3rd Floor, East Wing 550 W. Main Street, Tavares, FL 32778 Parking available in detached parking garage NAME                                 INTERVIEW TIME Benjamin Boylston              9:00 a.m. Morris Carranza                  9:15 a.m. Jennifer Frericks                 9:30 a.m….