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11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

March 18th, 2020

The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the retirements of Judges Jacqueline Hogan Scola and John Schlesinger. In light of the current state of emergency declared by Gov. Ron DeSantis concerning COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted telephonically….

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES

March 17th, 2020

The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the retirements of Judges Jacqueline Hogan Scola and John Schlesinger. Jason Bloch Heloiza Alves Correa Raul Antonio Cuervo Christopher Green Peter Heller Kevin Hellman Chiaka Ihekwaba Zachary James Scott M….

12TH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS INPUT FOR JUDICIAL APPLICANTS

March 16th, 2020

The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received applications seeking nomination for the county court seat vacancy created by the resignation of County Court Judge Robert Farrance. The following people have submitted applications and the commission seeks input from the public regarding these candidates: Jaqueline Blanton Steele Alison Clough Hillary Ellis Mark Gilman Adria Jensen…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES VACANCIES AND INTERVIEW DATES – REVISED

March 11th, 2020

As a result of the resignations of the Hon. James Hankinson and the Hon. Martin Fitzpatrick, there are two vacancies on the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for these vacancies, by no later than Friday, April 3….

2ND CIRCUIT JNC PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

March 11th, 2020

The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet telephonically at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11. The call is open to the public at: 1-888-439-7617 Participant Passcode 229 454. AGENDA: Call to Order Scheduling and Other business Discuss business related to the resignation of Circuit Judge Martin A. Fitzpatrick Adjourn The members of the Judicial…

1ST DCA ANNOUNCEMENT OF JUDICIAL VACANCY

March 10th, 2020

Due to the resignation of the Hon. James R. Wolf, Judge of the First District Court of Appeal, the Judicial Nomination Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for this vacant position on or before May 4. All applicants must be electors of the State of Florida, members of The Florida…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR DUVAL COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

March 10th, 2020

Earlier today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourth Judicial Circuit interviewed 12 applicants to fill the vacancy on the Duval County Court Bench created by the retirement of the Hon. Pauline M. Drake. Following deliberations and thoughtful consideration of each applicant, the commission nominates the following individuals (in alphabetical order and without any preference)…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL POSITION

March 9th, 2020

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of County Court judge to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John Kirkland. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. Donald E. Conway Attorney Bartow Eric S. Gardner, Jr. Assistant Public Defender Tenth Judicial Circuit Bartow Kevin M. Kohl…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

March 6th, 2020

As a result of the resignation of the Hon. James Hankinson, there is a vacancy on the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy, by no later than Friday, April 3. Complete unredacted applications for this…

4TH DCA JNC NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS

March 6th, 2020

The Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the Fourth District Court of Appeal created by the retirement of Judge Carole Y. Taylor. The application deadline for this vacancy is Friday, April 3 at 12 p.m. Qualifications of Applicants: Applicants must have been…