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FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS

June 2nd, 2022

The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will meet on June 6, 2022 via Zoom for the purpose of interviewing applicant Jeffrey Kuntz at 8:30 a.m. EDT. The virtual meeting information can be found below. In addition, the Commission will meet in-person on June 11, 2022 at the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court, 800…

19TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

June 1st, 2022

The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission gives notice of its Annual Meeting to be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 14th, 2022 via Zoom (details below). The Commission expects the only order of business will be the election of the Chair and Vice-Chair for the coming year. All interested parties are invited to attend….

FLORIDA FEDERAL JNC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR US DISTRICT JUDGE

May 31st, 2022

The Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Conference (JNC) is now formally accepting applications for the purpose of recommending a specified number of applicants for the following position: Middle District of Florida: the JNC will select and submit three finalists for U.S. District Judge. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS must be received by the regional JNC Chair VIA E-MAIL ONLY…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 19 ATTORNEYS

May 31st, 2022

Summaries of orders issued from April 21, 2022, to May 23, 2022 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 three, suspending nine, reprimanding one and revoking the licenses of six. The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT JUDGE

May 27th, 2022

On May 26, 2022, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the First Judicial Circuit conducted interviews of eleven applicants to fill the vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Escambia County Court created by the elevation of Judge Amy P. Brodersen. The Commission is pleased to announce that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE

May 27th, 2022

On May 26, 2022, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the First Judicial Circuit conducted interviews of twelve applicants to fill the vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Michael A. Flowers. The Commission is pleased to announce that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been submitted…

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

May 24th, 2022

As a result of the county court vacancy created by the elevation of the Hon. James Moody, III and the circuit court vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Lamar Battles in the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Gov. Ron DeSantis has convened the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to select and submit the names of…

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

May 18th, 2022

In order to clarify recently received questions, the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking qualified applicants to fill an At-Large seat. The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking qualified applicants to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Alan Lawson effective Aug. 31, 2022. The judicial application may be obtained…

DEADLINE EXTENDED – FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

May 12th, 2022

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy.  Lawyer applicants must be members of The Florida Bar and in good standing. Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors:  One lawyer to serve a three-year term commencing July 1, 2022.  This 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program…

15TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION OF NOMINEES

May 10th, 2022

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) takes pleasure in certifying the following nominees to fill the vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position created by the retirement and resignation of Judge Janis Brustares Keyser: Alex Braunstein Santo DiGangi Judge John Parnofiello Judge Melanie Surber Stephanie Tew Lawonda Warren A list of members of the…