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SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 27 ATTORNEYS

July 26th, 2019

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 27 ATTORNEYS Summaries of orders issued June 6 – July 18, 2019 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 27 attorneys disbarring two, revoking the licenses of four, suspending 17 and reprimanding four. Eight attorneys…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

July 25th, 2019

The following nominations have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis to fill the position of Circuit Court Judge for the two seats vacated by the retirement of the Hon. Chet Tharpe and the confirmation by the U. S. Senate of the Hon. Tom Barber to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida:…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC INTERVIEW SCHEDULE AND NOTICE OF RECUSAL

July 25th, 2019

Recusal: Commissioner William N. Shepherd has recused himself from all participation in filling the current vacancies. INTERVIEW DATE: Aug. 1 LOCATION: Library Conference Room, Main Courthouse APPLICANT                           INTERVIEW TIME 1        Walsh, Kevin                      10:00 – 10:10 2        St. Juste, Alcolya                10:12 – 10:22 3        Ackerman, Ashley              10:24 – 10:34 4        Baker, Thomas                  10:36 – 10:46…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF MEETING AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

July 24th, 2019

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at the law offices of Gray Robinson, P.A., 301 E. Pine St., Ste. 1400, Orlando to interview candidates for one circuit bench judicial vacancy. The interviews will occur in the order set forth below and will begin promptly at 9…

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR VACANCIES ON EACH OF THE FOLLOWING JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS:

July 18th, 2019

2nd DCA, 5th DCA, 5th Circuit, 7th Circuit, 9th Circuit, 15th Circuit, 16th Circuit and 18th Circuit The Florida Bar is accepting applications for lawyer vacancies on each of the 2nd DCA, 5th DCA, 5th, 7th, 9th, 15th, 16th and 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions. On July 1, we received notification from the Governor’s office…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

July 17th, 2019

The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following applicants will be interviewed for consideration to be nominated to fill the vacancies on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe and the confirmation by the U. S. Senate of…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF DIRECTION TO CONVENE FOR SECOND VACANCY

July 17th, 2019

On July 6, our legal community and our bench lost one of our finest people, the Honorable Meenu Sasser. Judge Sasser served as a role model for countless lawyers in the community, as attested to by the testimony of countless applicants to the JNC.  A common question to applicants during interviews is, “Which judge would…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL APPLICANTS

July 15th, 2019

The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants who have applied to the 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Circuit Court to fill the vacancies created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe and the confirmation by the U.S. Senate of Circuit Judge Tom Barber to the United…

1ST DCA ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCIES

July 15th, 2019

Notice of Accepting Applications Due to the resignations of Judges Allen Winsor and T. Kent Wetherell II, the 1st District Court of Appeal Judicial Nomination Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for those vacant positions on or before Aug. 30. Qualifications of Applications: Applications submitted after the deadline WILL NOT…

PARKER THOMSON AWARDS HONOR JOURNALISTS AT CEREMONY

July 11th, 2019

The 2019 Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida were presented Thursday in St. Petersburg during the 2019 Florida Media Conference. The awards are presented by The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee in recognition of outstanding journalism highlighting the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Awards were presented…