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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

October 24th, 2022

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six attorneys, one from each state appellate district, to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2023. There is one additional vacancy on the Sixth DCA, for a partial term, beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2023. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and…

5TH DCA JNC ANNOUNCES CERTIFIED LIST OF NOMINEES

October 18th, 2022

As a result of the reorganization of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, there are four vacancies to be filled on the Fifth District Court of Appeal (DCA). The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifth DCA interviewed 28 applicants in accordance with the previously published schedule held on Sunday, Oct. 16 and Monday, Oct. 17 at…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

October 17th, 2022

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Maria Dennis. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for a circuit court judge…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

October 14th, 2022

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court for the vacancy resulting from the resignation of County Court Judge Elijah Levitt: Gilberto Barreto Heloiza Correa Christopher Green Kevin Hellmann Scott Janowitz Jeffrey Kolokoff The Commission thanks the members of the bench, bar,…

5TH DCA JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

October 10th, 2022

As a result of the reorganization of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, there are four vacancies to be filled on the Fifth District Court of Appeal (DCA). Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fifth DCA Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy. The Commission received twenty-eight applications. Interviews will…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCE CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

October 6th, 2022

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) held its Annual Meeting on Oct. 3, 2022. In accordance with the Uniform Rules, Robert Harvey was re-elected Chairperson for the 2022-2023 term. Gordon Dieterle was re-elected Vice Chairperson for the 2022-2023 term. Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Members: Chairman, Robert Harvey [email protected] Vice Chairman, Gordon Dieterle [email protected]

THE FLORIDA BAR SHARES LEGAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE IAN

October 4th, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – As Florida recovers from Hurricane Ian, The Florida Bar is providing essential information and guidance for those affected by the storm. The safety and security of all Floridians are of the utmost concern –– the Bar urges everyone to prioritize safety and follow any instructions set by local enforcement agencies. The Florida…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION OF NOMINEES

October 4th, 2022

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) takes pleasure in certifying the following nominees to fill the vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Melanie Surber: Lourdes Casanova Santo DiGangi Danielle Sherriff Stephanie Tew Schnelle Tonge Lawonda Warren If you have any questions, please contact Robert Harvey at 917-865-7961,…

15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION OF NOMINEES

October 4th, 2022

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) takes pleasure in certifying the following nominees to fill the vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Renatha Francis: Santo DiGangi Judge John Parnofiello Danielle Sherriff Stephanie Tew Lawonda Warren If you have any questions, please contact Robert Harvey at 917-865-7961, or…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

October 3rd, 2022

The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the resignation of County Court Judge Elijah Levitt. INTERVIEW DATE:    October 14, 2022 LOCATION: Continental PLLC 255 Alhambra Circle Suite 640 Coral Gables, Florida 33134 9:30 am        Gilberto Barreto 9:45 am       …