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11TH CIRCUIT JNC NOMINATES NINE FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES

February 15th, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis the following nominations for the Circuit Court vacancies resulting from the elevation of Judges Eric Hendon and Bronwyn Miller:   William I. Altfield Michelle Alvarez Barakat Jason Bloch Tanya J. Brinkley Scott M. Janowitz Zachary James Steven Lieberman Joseph J….

FLORIDA BAR LAUNCHES NEWLY ENHANCED LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE

February 11th, 2019

The improved online platform provides a reliable, easy-to-use way to connect with more than 600 Florida attorneys at no cost When searching for a lawyer, the hardest part is often knowing where to start. Fortunately, help is available for Florida consumers in need of legal assistance. The Florida Bar has launched a newly enhanced online…

11TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCIES

February 6th, 2019

INTERVIEW DATE:    Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 LOCATION:              K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. 39th Floor Miami, FL 33131-2399   The following individuals will be interviewed by the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida resulting from the elevation of Judge Eric Hendon…

PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY IS FEB. 7

February 6th, 2019

The 2019 Pro Bono Service Awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Supreme Court of Florida. The annual Pro Bono Service Awards recognize outstanding commitment to providing legal services to Florida’s poor. Thursday’s ceremony will be streamed live at http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/floridasupremecourt. Last year,…

2ND CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION TO INTERVIEW 19 APPLICANTS

February 5th, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 2nd Circuit will interview 19 applicants for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Karen Gievers. Interviews will be conducted on Feb. 14, 2019, at the Leon County Court House Annex, 1920 Thomasville Road, Room 213, Tallahassee, Florida. Anyone…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES

February 5th, 2019

The following individuals have applied to the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the elevation of Judge Eric Hendon and Judge Bronwyn Miller:   William I. Altfield Rebecca Valentina Aroca Michelle Alvarez Barakat Jason Bloch Tanya Brinkley Carmen R. Cabarga Robyn J….

COMMITTEE SEEKS MEMBERS OF PUBLIC FOR BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS SEAT

February 5th, 2019

Members of the public are invited to apply on or before March 22, 2019, for one three-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint one public member to serve on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board ensures that applicants seeking admission to The Florida Bar…

LAWYER APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

February 5th, 2019

Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend six nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 24, 2019, meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 24 ATTORNEYS 

January 31st, 2019

Summaries of orders issued Oct. 15, 2018 – Jan. 3, 2019 [One from Aug. 23, 2018, not previously published] 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 24 attorneys – disbarring four, revoking the licenses of two, suspending 11,…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC RECEIVES 19 APPLICATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

January 30th, 2019

The 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received 19 applications for the vacancy on the Leon County Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Karen Gievers. The following individuals have applied:   Alan F. Abramowitz Kevin Robert Alvarez Jennifer Donahue Eddie Dean Evans Stephen S. Everett Lisa Barclay Fountain Cedell “Ian” Garland Jason L….