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17TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

September 20th, 2021

The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy in the Broward Circuit Court created by the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Tarlika Nunez-Navarro. The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for a circuit court judge…

6TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF INTERVIEWS

September 20th, 2021

Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the Pinellas County Court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge McNary. Please arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your interview. Location: Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A. 625 Court Street…

2022 JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINATIONS TO BE MADE

September 20th, 2021

Two lawyer vacancies for each of the 26 JNCs The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to Gov. Ron DeSantis for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2022. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of…

13TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES REOPENING OF APPLICATION PERIOD

September 17th, 2021

As a result of the six new Thirteenth Judicial Circuit County Court vacancies effective July 1, 2021, Gov. Ron DeSantis has convened the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to select and submit the names of highly qualified candidates to fill the remaining three vacancies. The judicial application period for these vacancies is being reopened to…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF JUDICIAL APPLICANTS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

September 15th, 2021

The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received applications from the individuals listed below to fill the vacancy on the First Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court created by the authorization and funding of a new judgeship effective July 1, 2021. The JNC will convene at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at the Ernie Lee Magaha…

REPORTER’S WORKSHOP SESSION: COVERING PUBLIC RECORDS AND THE COURTS

September 15th, 2021

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom The Florida Bar Media & Communications Law Committee with the Florida Supreme Court is hosting a free Reporters’ Workshop session that will give journalists insight into gaining access to public judicial records and the courts. The session will focus on changes to Rule 2.420 of the Judicial…

1ST CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

September 1st, 2021

The First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. (CDT) at the Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building, 221 Palafox Place, 4th Floor, Room 0.605 Pensacola, FL 32502. AGENDA: Call to Order Review List of Applicants Schedule Interviews Other Business Adjourn Pursuant…

9TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL NOMINEES

September 1st, 2021

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission convened and nominated the following applicants for the three Circuit Court vacancies and one County Court vacancy in Orange County, Florida. Circuit Court Nominees                                   Honorable Andrew Bain Honorable Michael Deen Honorable Eric DuBois Christene Ford Honorable Elizabeth Gibson LaShawnda Jackson Shannon Laurie Eric Netcher Honorable Tarlika Nunez-Navarro Courtney Richardson-Jones…

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 17 ATTORNEYS

August 31st, 2021

Summaries of orders issued from July 30, 2021, to August 26, 2021 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 17 attorneys, disbarring six, suspending seven, and reprimanding four. One attorney was also ordered to pay restitution As an official…

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS TO MAKE DECEMBER APPOINTMENTS

August 31st, 2021

Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee: Six lawyers, one from each state appellate district, and one at-large member to serve two-year terms commencing January 1, 2022. The Florida Bar president receives the recommendations of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section for consideration. The committee is composed of 11 lawyers appointed by The Florida Bar and…

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