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13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

July 3rd, 2019

The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a second vacancy on the Circuit Court of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County created by the resignation of the Hon. Thomas P. Barber due to his confirmation by the U.S. Senate as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of…

19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCEMENT

July 2nd, 2019

The 19th Circuit JNC will be meeting on Friday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the office of Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss, 1000 SE Montery Commons Blvd., Suite 306, Stuart, for purposes of electing a new Chair and Vice Chair of the JNC. ###

9TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY – ORANGE AND OSCEOLA COUNTIES

July 2nd, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the 9th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for the vacancy created by House Bill 5011, which provided the Ninth Circuit an additional circuit court seat. The Commission requires interested candidates to submit a complete application for consideration. Applicants must have been a…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES EIGHT ATTORNEYS

June 21st, 2019

Summaries of orders issued May 30 – June 20, 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 eight attorneys – disbarring two, revoking the license of one and suspending five. Two attorneys received additional discipline with one ordered…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

June 20th, 2019

The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County created by the retirement of the Hon. Chet A. Tharpe. The Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court judicial position. Applicants must be residents of Hillsborough County, registered voters, and…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS TO JULY 1, AT 2 PM

June 19th, 2019

All other details remain the same. The 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position, caused by the retirement of the Hon. Jeffrey Colbath.  The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy. Qualifications of Applicants: Applicants must be…

FLORIDA BAR HOLDS ANNUAL CONVENTION IN BOCA RATON JUNE 26-29

June 18th, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Vero Beach attorney John M. Stewart will be sworn in as the Bar’s 71st president and Miami attorney Dori Foster-Morales becomes president-elect during The Florida Bar’s 2019 Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club next week. “unCONVENTIONal,” the theme of this year’s convention, promises a fresh focus on attendees’ convention experiences…

JOHN M. STEWART OF VERO BEACH TO BECOME FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT

June 18th, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Vero Beach attorney John M. Stewart will be sworn in as the 71st president of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention being held June 26-29 in Boca Raton. He will assume the Bar’s presidency at the General Assembly on Friday, June 28. Miami attorney Dori Foster-Morales will be sworn in as president-elect….

DORI FOSTER-MORALES TO BECOME FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT

June 18th, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Miami attorney Dori Foster-Morales will become president-elect of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention being held June 26-29 in Boca Raton. Foster-Morales, who will lead the Bar beginning in June 2020, will be sworn in at the General Assembly on Friday, June 28. At the same time, Vero Beach attorney John M….

FLORIDA BAR WILL HONOR MORE THAN 300 50-YEAR MEMBERS AT LUNCHEON

June 18th, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – At The Florida Bar Annual Convention, June 26-29 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 375 attorneys will be honored for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law. Among the honorees are former Bar president from 1996-1997, John W. Frost II, who will also serve as the keynote speaker; influential civil…