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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….

1ST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF INTERVIEWS

April 16th, 2020

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission received 11 applications for the vacancy on the First District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of Judge James Wolf. Nine of the 11 applicants were interviewed by the JNC on August 29-30, 2019, for the vacancies created by the resignations of Judges Allen Windsor…

The Florida Bar Expands Online Legal Clinic In Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

April 8th, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – The Florida Bar has announced the temporary expansion of the Florida Free Legal Answers online legal clinic that will aid qualifying members of the public as they navigate the unforeseen legal impacts that arise as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The online clinic, a cooperative effort between The Florida Bar and…

Nominations Deadline Extended Until May 1 for the Parker Thomson Media Awards

April 6th, 2020

The nominations deadline for the Parker Thomson Media Awards for Outstanding Legal Journalism in Florida has been extended until May 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. Each year, The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee hosts the awards to honor exceptional journalism highlighting the system of law and justice as it affects Floridians. Any newspaper, radio station, blog, television station,…

1ST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE – PUBLIC MEETING

April 3rd, 2020

The First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) will meet at 12 p.m. (EST) on Friday, April 3, via conference call to conduct business related to the vacancy caused by the resignation of Judge James Wolf. Call-in number (open and public) 888-508-8513, Participant Code: 653510#. AGENDA Assign applications for vetting Schedule next meetings…

Nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards For Outstanding Journalism – SUSPENDED

March 19th, 2020

The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee is suspending nominations for the Parker Thomson Media Awards. The original April 3 deadline will be extended to a later date that will be announced in the near future. The Florida Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee has presented awards for stellar legal journalism for more than 60…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 12 ATTORNEYS

March 19th, 2020

Summaries of orders issued from Feb. 22 to Mar. 12, 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 12 attorneys, revoking the license of one, reprimanding five and suspending six. Three attorneys were also given probation. Attorneys suspended…

2ND CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES VACANCY AND INTERVIEW DATE

March 6th, 2020

As a result of the resignation of the Hon. James Hankinson, there is a vacancy on the Second Judicial Circuit Court bench. Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with highly qualified nominees for this vacancy, by no later than Friday, April 3. Complete unredacted applications for this…