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SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 30 ATTORNEYS

December 29th, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from November 19, 2021, to December 20, 2021 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 30 attorneys, disbarring six, suspending 11, admonishing two, reprimanding six and revoking the licenses of five. One attorney was placed…

FLORIDA BAR REPORTS ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PRESIDENT-ELECT

December 16th, 2021

Twenty-one incumbent members on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition. Three circuits (Tenth, Thirteenth and Seventeenth) have contested elections. The new terms for BOG members will begin on June 24, 2022. Ballots for the contested races will be emailed or mailed to eligible voters by March 1,…

DEADLINE TO APPLY EXTENDED – FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCIES

December 13th, 2021

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its January 21, 2022 meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2022. This 33-member Board of Directors administers Florida’s IOTA program.  Directors shall be members of the Foundation during their…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR JNC’S – 2022 JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINATIONS TO BE MADE

December 13th, 2021

Judicial Nominating Commissions: Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs.  The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2022. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

December 2nd, 2021

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his consideration in filling the Sixth Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Linda Allan. Jeffrey Albinson Aaron Hubbard Nicole Pearlman Lindsey French Philip Piazza Brian Gnage A list of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating…

Vacancy on the Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee

December 1st, 2021

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its March 25, 2022 meeting: Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee: One lawyer to fill a four-year term commencing July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2026. This is a 12-member committee that renders 20-25 written advisory opinions a year to…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 9 ATTORNEYS

November 30th, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from October 22, 2021, to November 18, 2021 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 nine attorneys, disbarring one, suspending seven, and reprimanding one. One attorney was placed on probation and two were ordered to…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUCES CERTIFICATION OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES

November 18th, 2021

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) takes pleasure in certifying the following nominees to fill the vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Bradley Harper: Alex Braunstein Lauren Godden Burke Ori Feistmann Silver Stephanie Tew Schnelle Tonge Lindsay Warner A list of members of the Fifteenth Circuit JNC…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

November 17th, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the Sixth Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Allan. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your interview. Location: Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A. 625 Court Street…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

November 9th, 2021

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission conducted interviews on Nov. 9, 2021 and interviewed six applicants to fill the vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Okaloosa County Court created by the retirement of Judge Patricia S. Grinsted. The Commission is pleased to announce that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been submitted to…