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FLORIDA BAR REPORTS ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PRESIDENT-ELECT

December 17th, 2020

In elections for The Florida Bar’s governing board, 19 incumbent members of the Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition; one unopposed candidate will serve as the new board member in the 8th circuit; and two seats in the 11th and 15th circuits have contested elections. In addition, two members have been…

SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS

December 7th, 2020

The Florida Bar is seeking applicants for: Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims: Two lawyers from the territorial jurisdictions of the Second and Fourth state appellate districts to serve four-year terms commencing July 2, 2021. All applicants must be members of The Florida Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No attorney…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING

December 1st, 2020

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold an organizational telephonic meeting to discuss vetting assignments on Dec. 2, 2020 at 2 p.m. Members of the public may attend by calling 866-388-7725 and using passcode 482383.   About The Florida Bar Founded in 1949, The Florida Bar serves the legal profession for the protection and…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 26 ATTORNEYS

November 30th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from October 29 to November 20, 2020 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 26 attorneys, disbarring two, revoking the licenses of one, suspending 17 and reprimanding six. Three attorneys were placed on probation. As…

AMENDED: FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCIES

November 17th, 2020

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its Jan. 29, 2021, meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: One lawyer to serve a three-year term, commencing July 1, 2021 and two lawyers to serve partial term vacancies beginning immediately upon appointment. This 33-member Board of Directors administers…

5TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

November 13th, 2020

The Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission nominates the following six candidates to fill the vacancy in the Fifth District Court of Appeal created by the elevation of Judge Jamie Grosshans to the Florida Supreme Court: Hon. C. Joseph Boatwright Hon. Howard O. McGillin, Jr. Mary Alice Nardella Therese Ann Savona Hon. Keith…

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

November 10th, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one circuit judge vacancy on the Ninth Judicial Circuit’s bench created by the resignation of Judge Patricia Doherty. The Commission requires interested candidates to submit a complete application for consideration. Applicants must have been a…

AMENDED: 5TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY; INTERVIEWS NOW TO TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM

November 5th, 2020

AMENDED: 5TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY; INTERVIEWS NOW TO TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM Interviews for the vacancy on the Fifth District Court of Appeal created by the appointment of Justice Jamie Grosshans are scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2020.  These interviews will now take place via Zoom….

AMENDED: FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCIES

November 4th, 2020

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its Jan. 29, 2021, meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: One lawyer to serve a three-year term, commencing July 1, 2021 and one lawyer to serve a term beginning immediately upon appointment and ending June 30, 2024.  This 33-member…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

November 3rd, 2020

The following persons have been nominated by the Judicial Nominating Committee and will be submitted to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his consideration for appointment to the Circuit Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit: Kenneth Janesk, II Mark Johnson Kipling Miller Bryan Rendzio Thomas R. Pycraft, Jr. Kevin Sharbaugh About The Florida Bar Founded in 1949,…