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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…

7TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION TO MEET NOV. 6

November 2nd, 2018

Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at 10 a.m. the 7th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will convene by teleconference at 866-867-4769 Passcode: 459315 for the purpose of discussing a letter dated Nov. 1, 2018, received from Daniel Nordby, general counsel, announcing a vacancy resulting from the death of Judge Clyde E….

TENTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

September 12th, 2018

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the County Court in Polk County due to the retirement of Judge Robert L. Williams, Jr. Applicants for this county judgeship must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, must be registered to vote in the state of…

FLORIDA BAR POLL SHOWS SUPPORT FOR APPELLATE JUDGES IN MERIT RETENTION ELECTIONS

September 11th, 2018

A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the merit retention election of one state Supreme Court justice and 17 appellate court judges indicates support for all to be retained. Results showed recommendations for retention ranging from 92 percent to 66 percent approval. The confidential poll seeks to find whether attorneys who know the most about…

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,…