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FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

December 26th, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission has received applications from the following individuals, listed below in alphabetical order, to fill the vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court created by the resignations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert Luck to assume federal judicial office. 1. Judge Kimberly Bonner (Twelfth Judicial Circuit) 2. Judge Hunter…

FLORIDA BAR REPORTS ELECTION RESULTS FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS, PRESIDENT-ELECT

December 17th, 2019

In elections for The Florida Bar’s governing board, 17 incumbent members of the Board of Governors were re-elected to additional two-year terms without opposition; three unopposed candidates will serve as new board members in the 3rd, 7th and 13th circuits; and four seats in the 1st, 11th and 17th circuits have contested elections. In addition, two members…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 22 ATTORNEYS

November 26th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued from Oct. 24 to Nov 21, 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 nine and suspending seven. Two attorneys were also ordered to pay restitution…

JANET VARNELL IS 2019 FLORIDA BAR CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWYER OF THE YEAR

October 31st, 2019

Janet Varnell of Lady Lake is the recipient of the 2019 Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year Award given by The Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law Committee. The award will be presented to Varnell on Friday, November 1, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in Orlando by Nikki Fried, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Varnell…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 11 ATTORNEYS

October 24th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued from Aug. 22 to Oct. 15, 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 11 attorneys, disbarring three, revoking the licenses of one, suspending one and reprimanding six. One attorney was also ordered to…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 15 ATTORNEYS

September 26th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued Aug. 22 – Sept. 19, 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 15 attorneys, disbarring four, revoking the licenses of seven, suspending three and reprimanding one. One attorney was also ordered to pay…

FLORIDA BAR LEADERS’ STATEMENTS ABOUT NOMINATIONS OF JUSTICES LAGOA AND LUCK TO U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR ELEVENTH CIRCUIT

September 12th, 2019

John M. Stewart, President of The Florida Bar: “Justices Barbara Lagoa and Robert Luck have served Florida well as lawyers and jurists, and both are highly qualified to provide their knowledge and expertise to the entire country. It is well-known throughout Florida that they have repeatedly demonstrated the ability to apply the law to reach…

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…