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EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR UNION COUNTY COURT VACANCY

May 2nd, 2018

Following the extended application period ending April 27, the Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received the following timely submitted applications for the Union County Court vacancy due to the retirement of Robert Bo Bayer: Applicant Name Bishop, MitchellD. Bustamante, Luis E. Carter, Sara Jane Libby, Lee C. Rush, Jacob A. Sanders, Curtis A. Slemp,…

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 2nd, 2018

The following individuals have applied to the Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy resulting from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Paul B. Kanarek. Jeffrey P. Battista Jeffrey Walton Hendriks Erin D. Kirkwood Michael J. Linn Usha Maharajh Crystal J. Marsh Kathryn L. McHale Leatha D. Mullins Keri…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 12 ATTORNEYS
Summaries of orders issued March 1 – 22, 2018

April 30th, 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 12 attorneys – disbarring four, suspending four, and publicly reprimanding four. Three attorneys received more than one form of discipline. All three were placed on probation, and one was also ordered…

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SARASOTA COUNTY COURT VACANCY

April 30th, 2018

SARASOTA – The Twelfth Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy on the County Court in Sarasota County created by the resignation of the Honorable Judy Goldman. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, and must be a…

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR MIAMI–DADE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY

April 26th, 2018

MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed Friday, May 18, by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Judge Sarah Zabel. Interviews will be at the Gunster Law Firm, Brickell World Plaza, 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3500, Miami,…

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR MIAMI–DADE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY

April 25th, 2018

The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Judge Sarah Zabel: William Ira Altfield Alexander S. Bokor Tanya J. Brinkley Carmen R. Cabarga Dawn Denaro Renatha Francis Carlos M. Guzman Ayana N. Harris Carlos…

FLORIDA BAR ANNOUNCES FINAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS

April 25th, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Two seats on The Florida Bar Board of Governors have been decided in runoff elections. Winning two-year terms on the board are Jeremy C. Branning, First Circuit, Seat 1, and Jordan Dresnick, Eleventh Circuit, Seat 3. Branning outpolled Joseph Passeretti, 272-163, and Dresnick outpolled Patrick Montoya, 1,692-1,577. They will take office June 15,…

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…