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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…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 26 TO APPLY FOR FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCY

June 3rd, 2020

Florida Legal Services plays a vital role in assisting Floridians who cannot afford legal services.  FLS supports attorneys working at local programs throughout the state as well as volunteer pro bono attorneys in providing civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer. The group also conducts…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 10 ATTORNEYS

May 28th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from April 16 to May 21, 2020 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 10 attorneys, disbarring two, revoking the license of one, suspending six and reprimanding one. Attorneys suspended for periods of 91 days…

2ND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR DISTRICT COURT VACANCY

May 27th, 2020

TAMPA – Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of Judge Samuel J. Salario. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP

May 22nd, 2020

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convened and conducted interviews of individuals who applied to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Jessica Ticktin. The commission voted on final recommendations for six qualified applicants. The certified list of names of the nominees sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis, alphabetically ordered, is as…

2ND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES INITIAL MEETING REGARDING COURT VACANCY

May 21st, 2020

TAMPA – Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of Judge Samuel J. Salario. To begin that process, the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial…