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11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES TWO JUDICIAL VACANCIES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

April 23rd, 2019

The following individuals will be interviewed by the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of Judges Michelle Barakat and Tanya Brinkley: INTERVIEW DATE:    Monday, April 29, 2019 LOCATION: K&L Gates, LLP 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. 39th Floor Miami, FL 33131-2399  …

2ND CIRCUIT JNC SUBMITS NAMES TO GOV. RON DESANTIS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 22nd, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) for the 2nd Circuit has submitted six names to Gov. Ron DeSantis for consideration and appointment to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Court created by the elevation of Judge Stephen Everett. The nominees are:   1) Lisa Barclay Fountain 2) Anthony B. Miller 3) Winifred L. Acosta 4)…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR ONE LAWYER POSITION

April 22nd, 2019

Applications are being sought to fill a lawyer vacancy on the 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.  The appointee will serve a four-year term beginning July 1. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the 12th Circuit JNC.  Commissioners are…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

April 22nd, 2019

The following individuals have applied to the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of Judge Michelle Barakat and Judge Tanya Brinkley. Karl S. H. Brown Arya Attari Li Miguel J. Chamorro Steven Lieberman Ritamaria Gonzalez Cuervo Gustavo Javier Losa Madelin D’Arce…

5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION TO MAY 8 FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 22nd, 2019

The 5th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission extends the application deadline for a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Circuit Court Judge due to the retirement of Circuit Judge Willard Pope. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The person appointed…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC TO INTERVIEW 15 APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 17th, 2019

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 2nd Circuit will interview 15 applicants for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Court created by the elevation of Judge Stephen Everett. Interviews and a meeting will be conducted on Monday April 22, at the Leon County Court Annex: 1920 Thomasville Road #A, Tallahassee, FL 32303….

4TH CIRCUIT JNC PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE – APRIL 23

April 17th, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a public meeting in Chief Judge Mark H. Mahon’s chambers on the 7th floor of the Duval County Courthouse, Located at 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. TUESDAY, APRIL 23, AT 2 P.M. You are invited to attend. Matters to be…

4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES DUVAL COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

April 17th, 2019

As a result of the appointment of The Honorable Meredith Charbula to the 4th Judicial Circuit Bench, there is a vacancy on the Duval County Court Bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the 4th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy. Complete unredacted and redacted applications (see below…

18th CIRCUIT JNC INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

April 16th, 2019

Location:       Maxwell C. King Center 3865 N. Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32935 Studio Theater (a/k/a the Black Box)   Directions can be found here: http://www.kingcenter.com/directions-and-parking   TUESDAY, APRIL, 23, Time                                      Applicant 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.                Sam Bookhardt, III 9:20 – 9:35 a.m.                Michael W. Dwyer 9:40 – 9:55 a.m.               …

APRIL 19 DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING: CALL FOR ENTRIES ISSUED FOR THE PARKER THOMSON AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING LEGAL JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA AND THE SUSAN SPENCER-WENDEL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

April 16th, 2019

The deadline for the call for entries has been extended for The Parker Thomson Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida and the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award. The new entry deadline is April 19, 2019. The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee has presented awards for stellar legal journalism for more than 60 years. In…