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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 28 – APPLICATIONS FOR FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS LAWYER VACANCIES

March 26th, 2019

Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancies: 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 meeting.  The nominations will…

1ST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT VACANCY

March 25th, 2019

The 1st Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the County Court by the resignation of County Judge Joyce Williams.   Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters and must be residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR JUDICIAL VACANCY

March 14th, 2019

The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission met on March 13 and interviewed 15 applicants for the 10th Circuit Court judge vacancy created due to the appointment of Judge Andrea Teves Smith to the 2nd District Court of Appeal. The commission announced that the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, have been forwarded to Gov. Ron…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

March 12th, 2019

The following nominations have been forwarded to Gov. Ron DeSantis to fill the position of Circuit Court Judge for the seat vacated by the appointment of the Hon. Laurel Lee to the office of Florida Secretary of State: Jessica Goodwin Costello Brigid Anne Merenda James S. Moody, III Thomas N. Palermo John A. Schifino Hon….

18TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY IN BREVARD COUNTY

March 12th, 2019

The 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces a vacancy in the Circuit Court of Brevard County to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Tonya Rainwater effective midnight, July 12, 2019. REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five (5) years, a registered voter, and…

3RD DCA JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS

March 11th, 2019

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following individuals have been nominated to fill the vacancies resulting from the elevations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert J. Luck: Hon. Monica Gordo Christopher Johnson Hon. Timothy Koenig Fleur Lobree Oren Rosenthal Eduardo Sanchez Ann St. Peter Griffith Hon. Daryl Trawick…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CERTIFIED LIST OF NOMINEES FOR VACANCY

March 6th, 2019

On March 5, 2019, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 4th Judicial Circuit interviewed 18 applicants to fill the vacancy on the 4th Judicial Circuit Court created by the resignation of the Hon. John H. Skinner. Following deliberations and thoughtful consideration of each applicant, the Commission nominates the following individuals (in alphabetical order and without…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY INTERVIEW

March 6th, 2019

The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following applicants will be interviewed for consideration to be nominated to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County created by the appointment of the Honorable Laurel Lee to the office of Florida Secretary of State:  …

5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NOMINATING COMMISSION EXTENDS APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR TWO CIRCUIT SEATS

March 5th, 2019

The 5th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission has extended the application deadline for two vacancies in the 5th Judicial Circuit for Circuit Court Judge due to the retirements of Circuit Judge Lawrence J. Semento and Circuit Court Judge Don F. Briggs. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years…

3RD DCA JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION AMENDED INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

March 5th, 2019

The 3rd District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (the “Commission”) will conduct interviews for nominations to fill the vacancies in the 3rd District Court of Appeal resulting from the elevations of Justice Barbara Lagoa and Justice Robert J. Luck as follows:   DATE & TIME: Wednesday-Friday, March 6-8, 2019 LOCATION:    DLA Piper LLP 200…