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13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

December 27th, 2018

The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the County Court of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the elevation of the Hon. Lawrence M. Leffler to the Circuit Court bench. The commission is now accepting applications for the County Court judge position. Applicants must be residents of…

11th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR TWO COUNTY COURT VACANCIES

December 20th, 2018

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following names to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration for the County Court vacancies resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Carlos M. Guzman and County Court Judge Alexander S. Bokor: Karl S.H. Brown Peter S. Heller Zachary James Scott M. Janowitz Jeffrey M. Kolokoff…

11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

December 20th, 2018

The 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancies in the 11th Judicial Circuit created by the elevation of Judge Eric Hendon and Judge Bronwyn Miller. The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit court…

2ND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

December 19th, 2018

The 2nd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following applicants will be interviewed for consideration for the nomination to fill the vacancy on the 2nd District Court of Appeal, created by the retirement of Judge Marva L. Crenshaw. Andrews, Michael F. Bock, Diana K. Donovan, Chris Gentile, Geoffrey Gewirtz, Jerry Greider,…

FLORIDA BAR REPORTS BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION RESULTS

December 19th, 2018

Eighteen incumbent members of The Florida Bar Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition; three unopposed candidates will serve as new board members in the 11th, 13th and 20th circuits; and one seat in the 11th Circuit has a contested election. New terms will begin on June 28, 2019. Ballots for the contested…

FOSTER-MORALES NAMED TO BE FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT FOR 2020-2021 TERM

December 19th, 2018

After serving on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors since 2008, Miami lawyer Dori Foster-Morales (photo) will serve as president of the 106,000-member organization in 2020-2021. In other Florida Bar elections, 18 incumbent members of the Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition; three unopposed candidates will serve as new board…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

December 19th, 2018

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 4th Judicial Circuit interviewed 14 applicants to fill the vacancy on the Duval County Court created by the appointment of the Hon. Lester B. Bass to the circuit court. Following deliberations and thoughtful consideration of each applicant, the commission nominated the following individuals (in alphabetical order and without any…

2ND DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

December 14th, 2018

The 2nd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the 2nd District Court of Appeal, created by the constitutionally mandated retirement of Judge Marva L. Crenshaw. The commission is now accepting applications for this vacancy. Applicants must be residents within the jurisdiction of the 2nd District Court of Appeal, registered voters…

SUPREME COURT JNC NOMINATES THREE FOR STATEWIDE PROSECUTOR

December 14th, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended and certified the following nominees for the office of Statewide Prosecutor: Nicholas Bernard Cox Abbe Sheila Rifkin Jason David Winn   The members of the Florida Supreme Court JNC are:   Jason Unger, Chair, Tallahassee, [email protected] Nilda R. Pedrosa, Vice Chair, Coral Gables, [email protected] Cynthia G….

11TH CIRCUIT JNC SCHEDULES INTERVIEWS FOR TWO VACANCIES

December 11th, 2018

The following individuals will be interviewed by the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancies resulting from the elevation of County Court Judges Carlos Guzman and Alexander Bokor: INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018   LOCATION: K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. 39th Floor Miami, FL 33131-2399   7:45 a.m.: Executive Session…