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3RD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES

June 24th, 2020

The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following individuals have been nominated to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation, effective Aug. 31, 2020, of Judge Vance E. Salter: Hon. Antonio Arzola Kansas Gooden Christopher Johnson Eduardo Sanchez Hon. Alexander Spicola Bokor Hon. Lisa S. Walsh The nominees were submitted…

2ND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION DISTRICT COURT VACANCY

June 23rd, 2020

TAMPA –The following individuals will be interviewed on the date and time noted below by the Second District Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Second District Court of Appeal resulting from the resignations of Judges Salario and Badalamenti: Monday, June 29, 2020 8:00 AM      Lisa Allen 8:15 AM …

2ND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICATION DEADLINE AND INTERVIEW DATE FOR CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURT VACANCIES

June 22nd, 2020

As a result of the elevation of Judge Robert Long, Jr. to the First District Court of Appeal, there is a vacancy on the Second Circuit Court bench. Additionally, due to the elevation of Judge Layne Smith to the Second Circuit Court, there is a vacancy on the Leon County Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES PINELLAS COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY

June 19th, 2020

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Pinellas County Court because of the retirement of the Hon. Myriam Irizarry. The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nominations from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. Applicants must be able to fulfill the…

2ND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES VACANCIES AND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

June 18th, 2020

As a result of the elevation of Judge Robert Long, Jr. to the First District Court of Appeal, there is a vacancy on the Second Circuit Court bench. Additionally, due to the elevation of Judge Layne Smith to the Second Circuit Court, there is a vacancy on the Leon County Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF VACANCY AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS

June 18th, 2020

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee (“JNC”) announces one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Edward Artau. The JNC has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy by Friday, July 17, 2020. Qualifications of Applicants: Applicants must be able to fulfill…

THE FLORIDA BAR TO SWEAR IN NEW PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT-ELECT

June 17th, 2020

TALLAHASSEE – Miami attorney Dori Foster-Morales will be sworn in as the Bar’s 72nd president and Jacksonville attorney Michael G. Tanner will become president-elect during the virtual 2020 Annual Florida Bar Convention this week. The installation, along with a State of the Bar address by outgoing president John M. Stewart and a State of the…

THE FLORIDA BAR RECOGNIZES NEARLY 400 50-YEAR MEMBERS

June 16th, 2020

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar is honoring 394 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law as part of its 2020 Virtual Annual Convention. To be recognized, attorneys must be members in good standing of The Florida Bar, active or inactive, and attain their 50th anniversary of admittance to the practice of…

THE FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD 2020 ANNUAL CONVENTION

June 15th, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, FLA – Miami attorney Dori Foster-Morales will be sworn in as The Florida Bar’s 72nd president and Jacksonville attorney Michael G. Tanner becomes president-elect during the virtual 2020 Annual Florida Bar Convention, to be held June 15-19. “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” is the theme of this year’s convention, in recognition of the Bar’s 70th…

3RD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC NOTICE OF APPLICANTS INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

June 8th, 2020

The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (the “Commission”) has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy on the Third District Court of Appeal resulting from the resignation, effective Aug. 31, 2020, of Judge Vance E. Salter. The Commission sought and received a broad, diverse, and qualified pool…