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10TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

February 26th, 2019

Judicial Nominating Commissions: Deadline extended for the 10th Circuit for one lawyer vacancy. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for his appointment. The appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2019. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of…

10TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION RECEIVES APPLICATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE POSITION

February 25th, 2019

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of Circuit Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Andrea Teves Smith to the 2nd DCA. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order.   1)       Heather Beato Assistant State Attorney Sebring, Florida   2)       Norda N. Swaby…

3RD DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY INTERVIEWS

February 22nd, 2019

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has scheduled interviews for nominations to fill the vacancies in the 3rd District Court of Appeal resulting from the elevations of the Hon. Barbara Lagoa and the Hon. Robert J. Luck to the Florida Supreme Court.   Date and time: Wednesday-Friday, March 6-8, 2019 Location: DLA…

3RD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC TO INTERVIEW 26 JUDICIAL CANDIDATES

February 20th, 2019

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has received applications from and will interview the following individuals in connection with the vacancies in the 3rd District Court of Appeal resulting from the elevations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert J. Luck to the Supreme Court: Hon. Mark Blumstein Hon. Alex Bokor Hon….

4TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

February 20th, 2019

As a result of the resignation of The Hon. John H. Skinner, there exists a vacancy on the 4th Judicial Circuit Bench. Gov. Ron D. DeSantis has asked the 4th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The Commission received eighteen (18) applications and will interview the following applicants on…

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS EXTENDED

February 19th, 2019

The Florida Bar is seeking applicants for: Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims: Three lawyers from the territorial jurisdictions of the First, Third and Fifth state appellate districts to serve four-year terms commencing July 2, 2019. All applicants must be members of The Florida Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

February 19th, 2019

The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the circuit court of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the appointment of the Hon. Laurel M. Lee to the office of Florida secretary of state. The deadline for applications is noon, Friday, Feb. 22.   The commission is accepting…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

February 19th, 2019

The following nominations for the position of Hillsborough County Court judge for the seat vacated by the elevation of the Hon. Lawrence Lefler to the Circuit Court have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis:   Jessica Goodwin Costello G. Gregory Green Antina I. Mobley James Moody III John A. Schifino Matthew Alex Smith   These…

2ND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SUBMITS SIX NAMES TO GOVERNOR DESANTIS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

February 18th, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) for the 2nd Circuit has submitted six names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for consideration and appointment to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Karen Gievers. The nominees are:   Stephen S. Everett Lisa Barclay Fountain Jason L. Jones Anthony B. Miller…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC NOMINATES NINE FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES

February 15th, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis the following nominations for the Circuit Court vacancies resulting from the elevation of Judges Eric Hendon and Bronwyn Miller:   William I. Altfield Michelle Alvarez Barakat Jason Bloch Tanya J. Brinkley Scott M. Janowitz Zachary James Steven Lieberman Joseph J….