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15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED

May 4th, 2020

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received 26 applications for nomination to fill the vacancy for a Circuit Court judge position created by the resignation of Judge Jessica Ticktin. On May 22, the JNC will interview the following applicants, whom the JNC did not previously interview on Nov. 13, 2019. Sarah Cortvriend Jonathan Giddens Judge…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC RECEIVES APPLICATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE POSITION

May 1st, 2020

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of Circuit Court judge in the 10th Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Wm. Bruce Smith. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. Gregory K. Atkinson, General Magistrate Tenth Judicial Circuit, Bartow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84761064045 Heather E.W. Beato, Assistant…

15TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION LIST OF APPLICANTS

May 1st, 2020

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces that it has received applications from the following persons for nomination to fill the vacancy for a Circuit Court judge position created by the resignation of Judge Jessica Ticktin. In alphabetical order, the applicants are: Peter Bassaline Elizabeth Berkowitz Marsha Bunn Melanie Casper Sarah Cortvriend Jonathan Giddens Judge…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APPLY FOR FLORIDA LEGAL SERVICES BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCY

May 1st, 2020

The Board of Directors of Florida Legal Services, Inc., is seeking one lawyer to serve a three-year term beginning July 1. The 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program attorneys and volunteer pro bono attorneys and provides legislative and administrative advocacy on policies affecting the legal rights of the poor, as well…

4th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY

May 1st, 2020

As a result of the appointment of the Hon. Anthony Salem to the Fourth Judicial Circuit, there is a vacancy on the Duval County Court Bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The Commission received 16 applications and will interview the following applicants…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 23 ATTORNEYS

April 30th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from March 5 to April 23, 2020 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 23 attorneys, disbarring three, revoking the license of two, suspending 15 and reprimanding three. One attorney was given probation and one…

FLORIDA BAR FAST-TRACKS LAUNCH OF LAWYERS HELPLINE TO COMBAT STRESSORS CAUSED BY COVID-19

April 30th, 2020

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar is providing a new member benefit and moving up the launch by two months to help lawyers deal with the stresses caused by the global pandemic. The confidential Florida Lawyers Helpline will go live on May 1 as a 24/7 free service benefiting Bar members who are feeling overwhelmed. It…

19th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

April 28th, 2020

The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission reports that the following individuals, listed in alphabetical order, have applied to fill the vacancy resulting from the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Barbara Bronis: Jeffrey Battista Francisco Garcia Alexzander Gonano Erin Kirkwood Leatha Mullins Preethi Sekharan Carlos Wells Rebecca White Brett Waronicki   Applicant interviews will be conducted…

4TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC SUBMITS LIST OF NOMINEES TO GOVERNOR

April 28th, 2020

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourth District Court of Appeal submitted the names of the following nominees to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his consideration for appointment to the Fourth District Court of Appeal resulting from the retirement of Judge Carole Y. Taylor: In alphabetical order, the nominees are: Hon. Edward L. Artau Hon. Fabienne…

8TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

April 24th, 2020

The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received the following timely submitted applications for the Circuit Court vacancy because of the retirement of Chief Judge James P. Nilon: Glenn E. Bryan Jodi H. Cason Katherine L. Floyd Julie C. Johnson Craig McCarthy Monica Perez-McMillen Kelly R. McNeal Nathan A. Skop Bruce M. Smith Julie R….