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FLORIDA REALTOR-ATTORNEY JOINT COMMITTEE VACANCIES

September 14th, 2022

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its December 2, 2022 meeting: Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six attorneys, one from each state appellate district, to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2023. There is one additional vacancy on the Sixth DCA, for a partial term, beginning January…

3RD DCA JNC ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

September 14th, 2022

The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will have an organizational meeting to elect the Chair and Vice-Chair for the term ending on June 30, 2023. The Commission may take up other matters as appropriate. The meeting will be held by telephone on Sept. 28, 2022 at 4:45 PM (EDT). Members of the…

5TH DCA JNC ANNOUNCES FOUR VACANCIES AND INTERVIEW DATES

September 12th, 2022

As a result of the reorganization of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, there are four vacancies to be filled on the Fifth District Court of Appeal (DCA). Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fifth DCA Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy. Complete unredacted and redacted applications (see below…

SIXTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF THREE VACANCIES

September 8th, 2022

ORLANDO – Gov. Ron DeSantis requested that on or before Friday, October 21, 2022, the Sixth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for the three District Court vacancies created by the establishment of the Sixth District Court of Appeal, which is effective January 1, 2023. The…

STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS VACANCIES

September 8th, 2022

The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its December 2, 2022 meeting: Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims:  Four attorneys one from each of the following territorial jurisdictions the First, Second, Fifth and Sixth state appellate districts to serve the remainder of four-year terms commencing…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

September 7th, 2022

Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Nancy Ley. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your interview. Location:      St. Petersburg College, SS Building, Courtroom #160 2465…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES VACANCIES AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS

September 7th, 2022

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces two vacancies: one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Renatha Francis and one vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Melanie Surber.  The JNC has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees…

FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

September 2nd, 2022

The Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nomination Commission (“JNC”) held its Annual Meeting on August 25, 2022. In accordance with the Uniform Rules of Procedure for DCA JNCs, Debra A. Jenks was re-elected as Chair of the JNC for the 2022/2023 term, and Alexis Yarbrough was re-elected as Vice-Chair of the JNC for the…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

September 1st, 2022

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will meet on Sept. 9, 2022, at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Third Floor Courtroom, Arcadia, FL 34266 for the purpose of interviewing applicants to fill the vacancy for Circuit Court Judge created by the resignation of Judge Kimberly C. Bonner and…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 12 ATTORNEYS

August 31st, 2022

Summaries of orders issued from July 22, 2022, to Aug. 26, 2022 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 12 attorneys, suspending six, disbarring four, reprimanding one and ordering disciplinary revocation for one. The Florida Supreme Court, The Florida…