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4th DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION LIST OF INTERVIEW TIMES OF APPLICANTS AND ZOOM ATTENDANCE

April 20th, 2020

Based on developments with the COVID-19 issues, restrictions imposed by governmental entities, applicable legal authority and with concern for the safety of the applicants, the commissioners, and the public, applicants will be interviewed for nomination to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Carole Y. Taylor on Monday, April 27, remotely using Zoom….

1ST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF INTERVIEWS

April 16th, 2020

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission received 11 applications for the vacancy on the First District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of Judge James Wolf. Nine of the 11 applicants were interviewed by the JNC on August 29-30, 2019, for the vacancies created by the resignations of Judges Allen Windsor…

The Florida Bar Expands Online Legal Clinic In Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

April 8th, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The Florida Bar has announced the temporary expansion of the Florida Free Legal Answers online legal clinic that will aid qualifying members of the public as they navigate the unforeseen legal impacts that arise as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The online clinic, a cooperative effort between The Florida Bar and…

Nominations Deadline Extended Until May 1 for the Parker Thomson Media Awards

April 6th, 2020

The nominations deadline for the Parker Thomson Media Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida has been extended until May 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. Each year, The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee hosts the awards to honor exceptional journalism highlighting the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Any newspaper, radio station, blog, television station,…

1ST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE – PUBLIC MEETING

April 3rd, 2020

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) will meet at 12 p.m. (EST) on Friday, April 3, via conference call to conduct business related to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge James Wolf. Call-in number (open and public) 888-508-8513, Participant Code: 653510#. AGENDA Assign applications for vetting Schedule next meetings…

Nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards For Outstanding Journalism – SUSPENDED

March 19th, 2020

The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee is suspending nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards. The original April 3 deadline will be extended to a later date that will be announced in the near future. The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee has presented awards for stellar legal journalism for more than 60…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 12 ATTORNEYS

March 19th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from Feb. 22 to Mar. 12, 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 12 attorneys, revoking the license of one, reprimanding five and suspending six. Three attorneys were also given probation. Attorneys suspended…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

March 6th, 2020

As a result of the resignation of the Hon. James Hankinson, there is a vacancy on the Second Judicial Circuit Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy, by no later than Friday, April 3. Complete unredacted applications for this…

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

March 5th, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced a vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Michael G. Allen. Accordingly, the Judicial Nominating Commission of the First Judicial Circuit is now accepting applications for this vacancy. Applicants must fulfill the constitutional qualifications before assuming the office of Circuit Court judge, which…

Nominations Open for the Parker Thomson Media Awards For Outstanding Journalism

March 5th, 2020

The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee is seeking nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards. Qualified entries highlight the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Any newspaper, radio station, blog, television station, wire service or online-only publication located in Florida is eligible to enter. Entries must have been published or…