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1ST DCA JNC ANNOUNCES LIST OF NOMINEES FOR DISTRICT COURT VACANCIES

September 3rd, 2019

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on Aug. 29 and 30, to fill the vacancies on the First DCA created by the resignations of Judges Allen C. Winsor and T. Kent Wetherell, II. The following individuals, listed alphabetically, have been recommended to Gov. Ron…

12TH JNC CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY FROM PASSAGE OF HB 5011

September 3rd, 2019

On Aug. 29, the 12th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed eight applicants for the 12th Judicial Circuit Court seat created by the passing of House Bill 5011. After thorough interviews, consideration and deliberation, the 12th Circuit JNC announces that the following three applicants’ names have been submitted to Gov. Ron DeSantis for consideration for…

FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

August 30th, 2019

The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applications from attorneys to serve on the following three groups: Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six lawyers, one from each state appellate district, and one at-large member to serve two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The Florida Bar president receives recommendations from the Real Property, Probate and Trust…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 22 ATTORNEYS

August 29th, 2019

Summaries of orders issued June 6 – Aug. 22, 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 22 attorneys disbarring six, revoking the licenses of three, suspending 10 and reprimanding three. Three attorneys received additional discipline. Two had…

5TH DCA JNC NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

August 27th, 2019

As of the Monday, Aug. 26 deadline, the following individuals submitted applications to the Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy resulting from the confirmation of Judge Wendy Berger to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Name                                       Current Position 1.   Hon. C. Joseph Boatwright    County…

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 2019 FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP – DEADLINE APPROACHING NEXT WEEK

August 27th, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Nominations are now being accepted for reporters to attend the 30th Annual Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop, which will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 28 and 29. This intensive two-day course is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists new to the courts and legal beats or new to Florida. The…

262 LAWYERS EARN BOARD CERTIFICATION

August 22nd, 2019

The Board of Legal Specialization and Education announces that 262 lawyers earned Florida Bar board certification in 2019. Board certification places these attorneys among the only group of Florida lawyers who may use the term “board certified” when referring to their legal credentials. Board certification evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas…

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPT. 4 – APPLICATIONS FOR VACANCIES ON THE FOLLOWING JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS

August 22nd, 2019

2nd DCA, 5th DCA, 5th Circuit, 7th Circuit, 9th Circuit, 15th Circuit, 16th Circuit and 18th Circuit The Florida Bar is accepting applications for lawyer vacancies on each of the 2nd DCA, 5th DCA, 5th, 7th, 9th, 15th, 16th and 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions. On July 1, The Florida Bar received notification from the…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC – PINELLAS COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 20th, 2019

The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Pinellas County Court due to the retirement of the Hon. Donald Horrox. His retirement is effective Dec. 31. The Sixth Circuit JNC seeks applications for nominations from all persons who meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the Florida Constitution. Applicants must be…

7TH CIRCUIT JNC SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEWS – COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

August 13th, 2019

Interviews have been scheduled for a vacancy created by the 2019 Legislature for a new judicial position in Flagler County, Seventh Judicial Circuit. Applicants are scheduled to be interviewed at Flagler County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., in Bunnell, on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Interview Schedule Alvarez, Alexander    8:45 a.m. Atack, Craig            …