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18TH CIRCUIT JNC JUDGESHIP VACANCY IN BREVARD COUNTY – APPLICATION PERIOD EXTENDED TO APRIL 15

April 9th, 2019

NOTICE: 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…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE – PUBLIC MEETINGS

April 8th, 2019

The 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 12, at the offices of Greenberg Traurig, 101 E. College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32301, with call-in information provided to members unable to attend in person. Please email [email protected] for call-in information. AGENDA: Call to Order Review of List of Applicants…

19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING REGARDING JUDICIAL VACANCY – APRIL 9

April 8th, 2019

The 19th Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of County Judge Philip Yacucci, Jr. The 19th Circuit JNC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, at 5 p.m. at the Martin County State Attorneys’ Office located at 100 S.E. Ocean…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 26 – APPLICATIONS FOR FLORIDA LAWYERS ASSISTANCE, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ POSITIONS

April 4th, 2019

Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. Board of Directors:  Three lawyers and two non-lawyers to serve three-year terms commencing July 1, 2019. This 15-member Board assists the legal community in securing counseling and treatment for emotional and chemical dependency problems for lawyers. Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the Application for Special Appointment or…

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

April 4th, 2019

The 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the elevation of Judge Michelle Barakat and Judge Tanya Brinkley. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for county court…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MEETING – APRIL 18

April 1st, 2019

The 9th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold an organizational telephonic meeting on April 18 at 2 p.m. to discuss the vetting process for judicial applicants. Members of the public may attend by calling 866-388-7725 and using pin number 371268. ###

2ND CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE – REVISED

April 1st, 2019

As a result of the resignation of the Hon. Stephen Everett, there will be a vacancy on the 2nd Judicial County Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy, by not later than April 22, 2019.   Complete unredacted applications…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

March 29th, 2019

As a result of the resignation of the Hon. Stephen Everett, there will be a vacancy on the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy, by not later than April 22, 2019.   Complete unredacted applications…

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

March 29th, 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…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 21 ATTORNEYS

March 29th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued Feb. 13 – March 27, 2019 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 21 attorneys – disbarring one, revoking the licenses of nine, suspending nine and publicly reprimanding two. Disciplinary revocation is tantamount to…