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9TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

May 29th, 2024

This notice amends and supersedes the prior notice dated May 23, 2024. Gov. Ron DeSantis has requested the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for two (2) Orange County Court vacancies. The Commission requires interested candidates to submit a completed application for consideration to the Chair, Eric Jontz…

ORLANDO ROLÓN TO JOIN BOARD OF GOVERNORS AS NEW PUBLIC MEMBER

May 28th, 2024

Orlando Rolón, a former police chief of Orlando, will join The Florida Bar Board of Governors as a public member. He was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court on May 24 and will be sworn in for a two-year term on June 21 during the Annual Florida Bar Convention in Orlando. He is replacing public…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

May 24th, 2024

Gov. Ron DeSantis has requested the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for two (2) Orange County Court vacancies. The Commission requires interested candidates to submit a completed application for consideration to the Chair, Eric Jontz at [email protected] on or before Friday, May 31, 2024 at noon (12…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING DATE

May 24th, 2024

The Ninth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic meeting on May 31, 2024 at 1 p.m. to discuss vetting assignments of the applicants to fill two (2) Orange County Court vacancies. Members of the public may attend by calling: Phone Number: 978-990-5259 Participant Code: 2235306 ###

14TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 16th, 2024

The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit’s Judicial Nominating Commission, pursuant to a request from Gov. Ron DeSantis, and through Chairman Waylon Graham announced the process concerning the taking and reviewing of applications from members of the Florida Bar who are interested in applying for the County Judgeship position created by the retirement of Judge Joe Grammer. All…

TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COLLIER COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 3rd, 2024

The Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has determined the following interview schedule for the listed applicants who will be considered for nomination to Gov. Ron DeSantis to fill one current Collier County Court vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. The Commission will conduct interviews Friday, May 17, 2024, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the…

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR PARKER THOMSON AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

May 1st, 2024

The deadline has been extended for nominations for 2024 The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. Submit nominations before the new May 10, 2024 entry deadline. The first-place award recipients for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida will receive a cash prize…

20TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

April 30th, 2024

The Twentieth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will hold a public zoom meeting at 12 p.m. on Fri. May 3, 2024. AGENDA: Call to Order Review List of Applicants for Collier County Judge vacancy Schedule of Interviews Location of Interviews Other Business/Executive Session (if necessary) Adjourn For members of the public that…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 9 ATTORNEYS

April 30th, 2024

Summaries of orders issued from March 29, 2024, to April 29, 2024 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 nine attorneys, suspending five, extending the ineligibility of one and reprimanding three. The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar…

3RD DCA JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 29th, 2024

The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following individuals have been nominated for the vacancy resulting from the passing of Judge Eric Wm. Hendon: Laura Gonzalez-Marques Kansas Gooden Spencer Multack Thomas Rebull Daryl Trawick Robert Watson The nominees were submitted to Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 29, 2024. The Commission…