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FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION VACANCY

September 19th, 2022

Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission: One attorney to serve a six-year term commencing on January 1, 2023 and expiring December 31, 2028. The 15-member commission is authorized under Article V, Section 12, Florida Constitution, to investigate complaints against judges whose conduct demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office and recommends disciplinary action to the Supreme Court….

15TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION LIST OF APPLICANTS

September 19th, 2022

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces that it has received applications from the following persons for nominations to fill one or more of the vacancies created by the elevations of Judge Renatha Francis and Judge Melanie Surber: Alex Braunstein Andrew Carrabis Lourdes Casanova Santo DiGangi Gabriel Ermine Jean Marie Middleton Judge John Parnofiello…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT AND COUNTY VACANCIES

September 15th, 2022

The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following four names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for consideration in filling the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit: Hon. Dana Moss Adria Jensen David Felix Andrea Johnson The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following three names to Gov. Ron DeSantis…

The Florida Bar Launches Civics Education Resource for Floridians and Civic Groups

September 15th, 2022

Updated Benchmarks program launches in time for Constitution Day TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Bar today launched its updated Benchmarks program, an initiative that provides civics education presentations to Florida community groups and encourages Florida lawyers to become advocates for civics education. The refreshed program is being unveiled ahead of Constitution Day, an annual observance…

2023 Judicial Nominating Commission Nominations to be Made

September 14th, 2022

Judicial Nominating Commissions: One attorney vacancy for each of the 27 JNCs.  The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate three lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for his appointment.  Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2023. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the…

FLORIDA REALTOR-ATTORNEY JOINT COMMITTEE VACANCIES

September 14th, 2022

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its December 2, 2022 meeting: Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six attorneys, one from each state appellate district, to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2023. There is one additional vacancy on the Sixth DCA, for a partial term, beginning January…

3RD DCA JNC ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

September 14th, 2022

The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will have an organizational meeting to elect the Chair and Vice-Chair for the term ending on June 30, 2023. The Commission may take up other matters as appropriate. The meeting will be held by telephone on Sept. 28, 2022 at 4:45 PM (EDT). Members of the…

5TH DCA JNC ANNOUNCES FOUR VACANCIES AND INTERVIEW DATES

September 12th, 2022

As a result of the reorganization of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, there are four vacancies 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…

SIXTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF THREE VACANCIES

September 8th, 2022

ORLANDO – Gov. Ron DeSantis requested that on or before Friday, October 21, 2022, the Sixth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for the three District Court vacancies created by the establishment of the Sixth District Court of Appeal, which is effective January 1, 2023. The…

STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS VACANCIES

September 8th, 2022

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its December 2, 2022 meeting: Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims:  Four attorneys one from each of the following territorial jurisdictions the First, Second, Fifth and Sixth state appellate districts to serve the remainder of four-year terms commencing…