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JUDGE ROY B. DALTON, JR., TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 16th, 2019

The Hon. Roy B. Dalton, Jr. (photo), a judge in the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida in Orlando, is the 2019 recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The award, which recognizes an active or retired federal judge for outstanding and sustained service to the public, especially as…

FOLEY & LARDNER’S TAMPA OFFICE TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 16th, 2019

The Tampa office of Foley & Lardner LLP will receive the 2019 Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony on Feb. 7 at the Supreme Court of Florida. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis. The commendation will be…

THE YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION OF THE ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 16th, 2019

The Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association is the recipient of the 2019 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award, which will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady at a Feb. 7 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. The award recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant…

YOUNG LAWYER TORI SIMMONS OF TAMPA TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 16th, 2019

Tori Simmons of Tampa (photo) is the recipient of the 2019 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is 35 or younger or who has not practiced for more than five years. It will be presented in a Feb. 7…

2ND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT JUDGESHIP VACANCY

January 4th, 2019

The 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Karen Gievers. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters and residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC MEETING NOTICE – PUBLIC MEETING

December 31st, 2018

The 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, 101 E. College Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301. Pursuant to Article V, Section 11 of the Florida Constitution, a portion of this meeting will include JNC deliberations and will be closed. AGENDA: Call…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 11 ATTORNEYS

December 27th, 2018

Summaries of orders issued Nov. 1 – Dec. 21, 2018   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 11 attorneys – disbarring four, revoking the licenses of two, suspending three, and publicly reprimanding two. One attorney was also…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

December 27th, 2018

The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the County Court of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the elevation of the Hon. Lawrence M. Leffler to the Circuit Court bench. The commission is now accepting applications for the County Court judge position. Applicants must be residents of…

11th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR TWO COUNTY COURT VACANCIES

December 20th, 2018

The Eleventh Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following names to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration for the County Court vacancies resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Carlos M. Guzman and County Court Judge Alexander S. Bokor: Karl S.H. Brown Peter S. Heller Zachary James Scott M. Janowitz Jeffrey M. Kolokoff…

11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

December 20th, 2018

The 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancies in the 11th Judicial Circuit created by the elevation of Judge Eric Hendon and Judge Bronwyn Miller. The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit court…