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FLORIDA BAR FAST-TRACKS LAUNCH OF LAWYERS HELPLINE TO COMBAT STRESSORS CAUSED BY COVID-19

April 30th, 2020

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar is providing a new member benefit and moving up the launch by two months to help lawyers deal with the stresses caused by the global pandemic. The confidential Florida Lawyers Helpline will go live on May 1 as a 24/7 free service benefiting Bar members who are feeling overwhelmed. It…

19th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

April 28th, 2020

The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission reports that the following individuals, listed in alphabetical order, have applied to fill the vacancy resulting from the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Barbara Bronis: Jeffrey Battista Francisco Garcia Alexzander Gonano Erin Kirkwood Leatha Mullins Preethi Sekharan Carlos Wells Rebecca White Brett Waronicki   Applicant interviews will be conducted…

4TH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC SUBMITS LIST OF NOMINEES TO GOVERNOR

April 28th, 2020

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fourth District Court of Appeal submitted the names of the following nominees to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his consideration for appointment to the Fourth District Court of Appeal resulting from the retirement of Judge Carole Y. Taylor: In alphabetical order, the nominees are: Hon. Edward L. Artau Hon. Fabienne…

8TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

April 24th, 2020

The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received the following timely submitted applications for the Circuit Court vacancy because of the retirement of Chief Judge James P. Nilon: Glenn E. Bryan Jodi H. Cason Katherine L. Floyd Julie C. Johnson Craig McCarthy Monica Perez-McMillen Kelly R. McNeal Nathan A. Skop Bruce M. Smith Julie R….

1st DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF NOMINEES FOR DISTRICT COURT VACANCY

April 24th, 2020

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission vetted all 11 applicants for the vacancy created by the resignation of the Hon. Judge James Wolf. The following individuals, listed alphabetically, have been nominated to Gov. Ron DeSantis for consideration to fill that vacancy: James “Scott” Duncan Robert Long Jr. Gary Perko Cristine Russell The…

1st DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION

April 22nd, 2020

The meeting of the First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission scheduled for April 22 has been canceled because of technical difficulties with the public access phone line and will be rescheduled soon. ### About The Florida Bar Founded in 1949, The Florida Bar serves the legal profession for the protection and benefit of…

11th CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCIES

April 21st, 2020

MIAMI – Gov. Ron DeSantis asked the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide a list of nominees for the vacancies in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit created by the elevation of Judges Zachary James and Lody Jean. The commission requests that interested candidates submit applications for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for county court…

9th CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF ORANGE COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

April 20th, 2020

ORLANDO – Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with names of highly qualified nominees for one Orange County Court judicial vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Maureen Bell. The commission requires interested candidates to submit a complete application for consideration. Applicants must have been a member…

9th Circuit JNC Announces Meeting

April 20th, 2020

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold an organizational meeting via telephone Friday, April 24, at 3 p.m.  The meeting will be open to the public. The public may attend by calling 866-453-5550; use PIN number 5859940. About The Florida Bar Founded in 1949, The Florida Bar serves the legal profession for the protection and benefit…

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….