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12TH CIRCUIT JNC MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS

June 10th, 2019

By majority vote of the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, the following nominations for the position of Manatee County Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the retirement of the Hon. Douglas Henderson (listed in alphabetical order) have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis: Heather Doyle James Fowler Andrea Johnson Paul E. Olah,…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS

June 10th, 2019

The 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position, caused by the retirement of the Hon. Jeffrey Colbath. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy. Qualifications of Applicants: Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications…

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….

FLORIDA BAR LAUNCHES NEWLY ENHANCED LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

February 11th, 2019

The improved online platform provides a reliable, easy-to-use way to connect with more than 600 Florida attorneys at no cost When searching for a lawyer, the hardest part is often knowing where to start. Fortunately, help is available for Florida consumers in need of legal assistance. The Florida Bar has launched a newly enhanced online…

PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY IS FEB. 7

February 6th, 2019

The 2019 Pro Bono Service Awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Supreme Court of Florida. The annual Pro Bono Service Awards recognize outstanding commitment to providing legal services to Florida’s poor. Thursday’s ceremony will be streamed live at http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/floridasupremecourt. Last year,…

COMMITTEE SEEKS MEMBERS OF PUBLIC FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS SEAT

February 5th, 2019

Members of the public are invited to apply on or before March 22, 2019, for one three-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint one public member to serve on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board ensures that applicants seeking admission to The Florida Bar…

LAWYER APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

February 5th, 2019

Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 24, 2019, meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

January 18th, 2019

The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new circuit court vacancy in the 10th Judicial Circuit, due to the appointment of Judge Andrea Teves Smith to the 2nd District Court of Appeal. Applicants for this circuit court judgeship must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, must be…