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NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL NOMINEES

May 29th, 2018

The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met on May 29, 2018, and reviewed 10 applicants for the Circuit Court judicial vacancy created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Paul B. Kanarek. The Commission is pleased to announce that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott: 1. Jeffrey P….

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 21 ATTORNEYS

May 29th, 2018

Summaries of orders issued April 2 – 30, 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 21 attorneys – revoking the licenses of four, suspending 12, and publicly reprimanding five. Three attorneys also were placed on probation. As…

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR CAPITAL COLLATERAL REGIONAL COUNSEL FOR NORTHERN, MIDDLE, AND SOUTHERN REGIONS

May 25th, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, May 25, 2018 — The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for Capital Collateral Regional Counsel for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts, appointed by the Governor. The Northern Region consists of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Judicial Circuits. The Middle Region consists of the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,…

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

May 24th, 2018

As a result of the resignation of The Honorable Robert M. Foster, there exists a vacancy on the Fourth Judicial Circuit bench. Gov. Rick Scott has asked the Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. Applications were due to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission before 5:00 p.m….

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

May 24th, 2018

As a result of the resignation of The Honorable Robert M. Foster, there exists a vacancy on the Fourth Judicial Circuit Bench. Gov. Rick Scott has asked the Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The Commission will interview the following applicants on Monday, June 11, 2018 in accordance…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 20 ATTORNEYS

June 29th, 2017

Summaries of orders issued March 30 – May 25, 2017 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 20 attorneys – disbarring three, revoking the licenses of seven, suspending six and publicly reprimanding four. Three attorneys received more than…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 20 ATTORNEYS

June 29th, 2017

Summaries of orders issued March 30 – May 25, 2017 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 20 attorneys – disbarring three, revoking the licenses of seven, suspending six and publicly reprimanding four. Three attorneys received more than…

YOUNG LAWYER JENNIFER EDWARDS OF ST. PETERSBURG TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE − Jennifer Edwards of St. Petersburg (photo) is the recipient of the 2017 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is younger than 36 and who has not practiced for more than five years. It will be presented at…

JUDGE VIRGINIA BAKER NORTON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – The Hon. Virginia Baker Norton (photo), an administrative judge with the Civil Division of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval County, is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal services,…

21 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 19

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 19 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor by…