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FLORIDA BAR WILL HONOR NEARLY 850 50- AND 51-YEAR MEMBERS AT LUNCHEON

May 4th, 2021

The Florida Bar will honor 447 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law during a luncheon at The Florida Bar Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, 398 attorneys from the law school class of 1970, who were unable to be recognized at a luncheon last…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 15 ATTORNEYS

April 30th, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from March 26, 2021, to April 28, 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 15 attorneys, disbarring five, revoking the licenses of two, suspending six and reprimanding three. Two attorneys were ordered to pay…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

April 27th, 2021

As a result of the retirement of The Hon. Ronald Higbee from the Fourth Judicial Circuit Bench, there now exists a vacancy on the Duval County Court Bench.  Gov. DeSantis has asked the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The Commission received seven (7) applications and will interview…

THE FLORIDA BAR REVAMPS ITS LEGAL GUIDE FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS

April 26th, 2021

With high school graduations quickly approaching, The Florida Bar has revamped its legal guide for teens and young adults by launching a new website and brand name, Legal Survival Guide: Florida Laws You Should Know. The online guide, www.legalsurvivalguide.org, is packed with FAQs on Florida laws that young people need to know, especially after they turn…

FLORIDA BAR ANNOUNCES FINAL 2021 ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS

April 23rd, 2021

TALLAHASSEE – One seat on The Florida Bar Board of Governors has been decided in a runoff election. Winning a two-year term on the board is Michael J. Gelfand, Fifteenth Circuit, Seat 4. Gelfand outpolled Manual Farach, 946-802. He will take office June 11, 2021. Ballots were sent to eligible attorneys in the contested circuit….

5TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 14th, 2021

The Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Circuit Court Judge due to the retirement of Judge Edward Scott. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five (5) years and must be a registered voter. The appointee must be a resident of…

TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 8th, 2021

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met via video-conference on April 8, 2021, and interviewed fourteen applicants via video-conference for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Steven L. Selph. The commission announced that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis: Victoria…

FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

April 8th, 2021

As a result of the retirement of the Hon. Ronald Higbee, there is a vacancy on the Duval County Court Bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to convene and provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy. Complete unredacted and redacted applications (see below for more information) for…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 10 ATTORNEYS

March 31st, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from February 24, 2021, to March 25, 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 ten attorneys, disbarring one, revoking the licenses of one, suspending six and reprimanding two. One attorney was ordered to pay…

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY TENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR CIRCUIT JUDICIAL VACANCY

March 29th, 2021

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of Tenth Circuit, Circuit Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. Steven L. Selph. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. 1. Victoria J. Avalon Assistant State Attorney, Tenth Judicial Circuit Bartow, Florida https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82650340229 8. Brandon…