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SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 22 ATTORNEYS

August 29th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued June 6 – Aug. 22, 2019 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 22 attorneys disbarring six, revoking the licenses of three, suspending 10 and reprimanding three. Three attorneys received additional discipline. Two had…

5TH DCA JNC NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

August 27th, 2019

As of the Monday, Aug. 26 deadline, the following individuals submitted applications to the Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy resulting from the confirmation of Judge Wendy Berger to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Name                                       Current Position 1.   Hon. C. Joseph Boatwright    County…

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 2019 FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP – DEADLINE APPROACHING NEXT WEEK

August 27th, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Nominations are now being accepted for reporters to attend the 30th Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 28 and 29. This intensive two-day course is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists new to the courts and legal beats or new to Florida. The…

262 LAWYERS EARN BOARD CERTIFICATION

August 22nd, 2019

The Board of Legal Specialization and Education announces that 262 lawyers earned Florida Bar board certification in 2019. Board certification places these attorneys among the only group of Florida lawyers who may use the term “board certified” when referring to their legal credentials. Board certification evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 4 – APPLICATIONS FOR VACANCIES ON THE FOLLOWING JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS

August 22nd, 2019

2nd DCA, 5th DCA, 5th Circuit, 7th Circuit, 9th Circuit, 15th Circuit, 16th Circuit and 18th Circuit The Florida Bar is accepting applications for lawyer vacancies on each of the 2nd DCA, 5th DCA, 5th, 7th, 9th, 15th, 16th and 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions. On July 1, The Florida Bar received notification from the…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC – PINELLAS COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 20th, 2019

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Pinellas County Court due to the retirement of the Hon. Donald Horrox. His retirement is effective Dec. 31. The Sixth Circuit JNC seeks applications for nominations from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. Applicants must be…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEWS – COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 13th, 2019

Interviews have been scheduled for a vacancy created by the 2019 Legislature for a new judicial position in Flagler County, Seventh Judicial Circuit. Applicants are scheduled to be interviewed at Flagler County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., in Bunnell, on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Interview Schedule Alvarez, Alexander    8:45 a.m. Atack, Craig            …

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 16 ATTORNEYS

May 30th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued April 25 – May 23, 2019 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 16 attorneys – disbarring six, revoking the licenses of three and suspending seven. Disciplinary revocation is tantamount to disbarment. As an…

10TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

February 26th, 2019

Judicial Nominating Commissions: Deadline extended for the 10th Circuit for one lawyer vacancy. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the Governor for his appointment. The appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2019. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of…

3RD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC TO INTERVIEW 26 JUDICIAL CANDIDATES

February 20th, 2019

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has received applications from and will interview the following individuals in connection with the vacancies in the 3rd District Court of Appeal resulting from the elevations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert J. Luck to the Supreme Court: Hon. Mark Blumstein Hon. Alex Bokor Hon….