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4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

October 14th, 2020

As a result of the retirement of the Hon. David Gooding from the Fourth Judicial Circuit Bench, there now exists a vacancy on the Circuit Court Bench.  Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The commission received 12 applications and will interview the…

5th DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

October 14th, 2020

As of the Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, deadline, the following individuals submitted applications to Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy of Judge Jamie Grosshans. Name Current Position George G. Angeliadis Circuit Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit, Brooksville Alan Apte Circuit Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orlando Tesha Scolaro Ballou Circuit…

19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR INDIAN RIVER COUNTY COURT VACANCY

October 14th, 2020

Because of the resignation of Indian River County Court Judge David Morgan, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 19th Judicial Circuit conducted applicant interviews for the County Court vacancy on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. The names of the following nominees, listed in alphabetical order, were sent to the governor for his consideration for appointment to…

19th  JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW DATES AND TIMES

October 12th, 2020

As the result of the resignation of Indian River County Judge David Morgan, the 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission hereby gives notice of the following applicants for nomination for appointment to Judge Morgan’s seat and the times of their interviews to be held by ZOOM as listed below. All interested in attending, please note the…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR POLK COUNTY COURT JUDGE POSITION

October 12th, 2020

The following is a list of the applicants for the position of Polk County Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Judge Jennifer Swenson to the Circuit Court. Names of the applicants are listed in alphabetical order. Victoria J. Avalon Assistant State Attorney Tenth Judicial Circuit Bartow, Florida https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89945640975 Harold V….

6TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES PINELLAS COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

October 9th, 2020

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Pinellas County Court due to the elevation of the Hon. Steven Berlin to the Circuit Court. The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applications for nominations from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. Applicants must be…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

October 5th, 2020

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Seventh Judicial Circuit thanks all who applied and is pleased to announce that the names of the following nominees have been submitted to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his consideration for appointment to the Volusia County Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit: James Russell Disinger Spencer Stratton Hathaway Wesley Harold…

7th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY

October 1st, 2020

The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received 17 applications for the judicial vacancy of the County Court of the Seventh Judicial Circuit. These applicants are scheduled to be interviewed on Oct. 2, 2020, via Zoom. The list of applicants and the time of each interview is included below. The Zoom link for the meeting is:…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 11 ATTORNEYS

September 30th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from August 21 to September 24, 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 11 attorneys, revoking the license of two, suspending six and reprimanding two.  Four attorneys were also placed on probation. Attorneys suspended…

4TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

September 29th, 2020

As a result of the retirement of The Hon. David Gooding, there is a vacancy on the Circuit Court Bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission to convene and provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy. Complete unredacted and redacted applications (see below for more information) for this…