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SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
November 14, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancies created by the retirements of the Honorable Mark I. Shames and the Honorab...

2018 JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOMINATIONS TO BE MADE BY THE FLORIDA BAR
November 13, 2017
Judicial Nominating Commissions: 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. Rick Scott for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-yea...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
November 2, 2017
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the retirement of Circuit Judge Rosa I. Rodriquez. INTER...

THE FLORIDA BAR FORMS THREE NEW SPECIAL COMMITTEES, ADDRESSING KEY ISSUES IMPACTING JUSTICE SYSTEM, PROFESSION
November 2, 2017
Special Committees to support attorney mental health and wellness, advance Florida’s mental health laws and improve representation for children and families in the courts Tallahassee, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2017) – Three new special Florida Bar committees are w...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
October 31, 2017
Miami – The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court resulting from the retirement of Circuit Judge Rosa I. Rodriquez. Altfield, Wi...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 11 ATTORNEYS
October 30, 2017
Summaries of orders issued Sept. 13 – Oct. 26, 2017 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 – disbarring three, suspending...

THE FLORIDA BAR ISSUES RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF THEODORE BOWERS, FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN ATTORNEY TO PRACTICE IN BAY COUNTY
October 27, 2017
The Florida Bar issued a resolution in memory of civil rights attorney Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt Bowers, the first African-American attorney to practice in Bay County. He died on Oct. 14. He was 87. The resolution highlights Bowers’ exceptional commitme...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
October 26, 2017
The following individuals have applied with the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to the Second District Court of Appeal: The Honorable Michael F. Andrews J. Andrew Atkinson The Honorable Peter A. Bell The Honor...

THE FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SEEKS TO FILL JUDICIAL ETHICS ADVISORY COMMITTEE VACANCY
October 25, 2017
The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its January 26, 2018 meeting: Supreme Court's Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee: One lawyer to fill an expiring term commencing March 1, 2018 and ending June 30, ...

TWO FLORIDA BAR FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCIES TO BE FILLED IN JANUARY
October 25, 2017
The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancies to be filled during its January 26, 2018 meeting: The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Two lawyers to serve three-year terms, commencing July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 20...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY
October 24, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the Volusia County Court by the resignation of Judge Shirley A. Green. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter...

FLORIDA BAR SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS
October 23, 2017
This week (Oct. 22-28) marks the 2017 National Celebration of Pro Bono, a time to encourage lawyers to give freely of their time in helping society’s most vulnerable people. It also means that there are only two weeks left to make nominations for Florida...

NOTICE OF MEETING - SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
October 23, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the Seventh Judicial Nominating Commission has convened for a meeting on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. for the purpose of discussing a letter dated Oct. 18, 2017, received from Daniel E. Nordby, General Counsel, announcing a vacancy result...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES VACANCIES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
October 20, 2017
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancies in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the elevations of County Court Judge Ivonne Cuesta and County Court Judge ...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
October 19, 2017
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has decided to extend the deadline for applications from October 17 to October 25. Please see information below regarding this announcement. The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial No...

STATEMENT FROM FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT MICHAEL J. HIGER ON THE PASSING OF LONGTIME FLA INC. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHAEL COHEN
October 19, 2017
Since 1995, Michael Cohen served as the executive director of Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., a program that helps attorneys impaired because of drugs, alcohol, or psychological conditions. Michael's passing leaves a huge hole in the heart of our Bar fa...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
October 9, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following names have been submitted to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration for appointment to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created in the Seventh Judicial Circuit by the death of Ju...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
October 9, 2017
MIAMI – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has elected a new Chair and Vice Chair: Hans Ottinot, Chair City Attorney’s Office for the City of Sunny Isles Beach 18070 Collins Avenue Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Hayden P...

NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS
October 5, 2017
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) will meet on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32827, to interview prospective applic...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES TWO CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCIES
October 4, 2017
THIS NEWS RELEASE WAS UPDATED OCT. 12, 2017, WITH DATES OF THE CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking applications for two judicial vacancies in the Pinellas Circuit Court created by the retirements of the Hon. Ma...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MIAMI-DADE CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
October 4, 2017
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Rosa I. Rodriguez. The commission ...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN DECEMBER
September 28, 2017
Florida Rural Legal Services: One attorney to serve a three-year term commencing January 1, 2018 on its 20-member Board of Directors. Other appointing organizations are the NBA, Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter, ACLU, voluntary bar associations and various...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC NOMINATES FOUR FOR MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDGE
September 27, 2017
The following nominations for the position of County Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the elevation of the Hon. Charles Sniffen to the Circuit Court have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott by the Judicial Nominating Commission of the Twelfth Judic...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 18 ATTORNEYS
September 27, 2017
Summaries of orders issued April 13, 2017 – Aug. 30, 2017 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 18 attorneys – revoking the licenses ...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY
September 27, 2017
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for a vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal, created by the constitutionally mandated retirement of Judge Douglas A. Wallace. An applicant must be a ...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
September 26, 2017
The following nominations for the position of County Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the elevation of the Hon. Jennifer X. Gabbard to the Circuit Court have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott: Shelton S. Bridges Troy Matthew Lovell Antina L. Mobl...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
September 26, 2017
The following nominations for the position of Circuit Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the retirement of The Hon. Daniel L. Perry have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott: Alissa M. Ellison Alec Fitzgerald Hall Hon. Lawrence Mark Lefler Richard Hen...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
September 25, 2017
MIAMI – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for the appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court vacancy resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Lourdes Simon to the Circui...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS FOR MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY
September 20, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will meet on Sept. 27, 2017, at the Manatee County Courthouse, 1051 Manatee Ave. West, 8th Floor Multipurpose Room, Bradenton, Florida. The meeting will proceed as follows: 9 a.m. Applic...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
September 20, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following candidates will be interviewed for possible nomination to the Governor for the position of Circuit Court Judge created by the retirement of the Hon. Daniel L. ...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - UPDATED SCHEDULE OF INTERVIEWS
September 13, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces its updated applicant interview schedule for the Circuit Court vacancy created in the Seventh Judicial Circuit by the death of Judge Kellie Miles. Due to Hurricane Irma the interviews currently ...

AMENDED: TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE - MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDGE VACANCY
September 13, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces two meetings to be held “in the Sunshine” as follows: The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on the following days to select and interview candidates to fill the vacancy ...

LINEA TELEFONICA PARA ASESORIA LEGAL GRATUITA A RESIDENTES DE BAJOS RECURSOS, ASISTENCIA LEGAL Y OTROS RECURSOS DISPONIBLES
September 13, 2017
Una línea telefónica de asistencia legal está ahora disponible para sobrevivientes del huracán Irma en Florida que no puedan pagar a un abogado: 1-866-550-2929. La línea telefónica está operando gracias a una afiliación entre la División de Abogados Jóven...

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR FLORIDA HURRICANE IRMA SURVIVORS
September 13, 2017
NOTE: FEMA news releases on current U.S. disasters, including updates on Florida counties designated for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma, are posted at: https://www.fema.gov/news-r...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - AMENDED NOTICE OF ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS
September 13, 2017
In light of Hurricane Irma, the Judicial Nominating Commission has decided to change the deadline for submission of applications from SEPTEMBER 18, 2017 to Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee anno...

HURRICANE IRMA: THE FLORIDA BAR SHARES LEGAL RESOURCES AND INFORMATION AHEAD OF THE STORM
September 7, 2017
Tallahassee, FL – As Florida continues preparations in advance of Hurricane Irma, The Florida Bar wants to share essential information and guidance for those who may be affected by the storm. The safety and security of all Floridians is the utmost concer...

NINTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
September 6, 2017
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at the law offices of Nardella & Nardella, PLLC, 250 E. Colonial Drive, Third Floor, Orlando, Florida 32801 at 12:30 p.m. ###...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDGE APPLICANTS
September 5, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for Manatee County, created by the appointment of Judge Cha...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
September 5, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill the vacancy on the County Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the elevation of The Hon, J...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES SIX ATTORNEYS
August 31, 2017
Summaries of orders issued June 1 – Aug. 10, 2017 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 six attorneys – revoking the license of one, ...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
August 31, 2017
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Lourdes Simon to the Circuit...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANT INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
August 30, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the applicant interview schedule for the Circuit Court vacancy created by the death of Judge Kellie Miles. These applicants will be interviewed on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and Thursday, Sep...

STATEMENT FROM FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT MICHAEL J. HIGER ON HURRICANE HARVEY
August 29, 2017
The Florida Bar’s thoughts and prayers are with our friends in Texas as they recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Our state unfortunately knows all too well the long and difficult road to recovery. We have been in touch and will continue to wo...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
August 25, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the retirement of the Hon....

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY JUDGE VACANCY
August 25, 2017
MIAMI - The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Lourdes Simon to the Circuit Court. ...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS
August 21, 2017
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces two vacancies for a Circuit Court Judge position, caused by the resignation of the Honorable Richard L. Oftedal and the Honorable James T. Ferrara. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been a...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
August 18, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the County Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the elevation of The Honorable Jennifer X. Gabbard to the Circuit Court. Therefore, there ar...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF INTERVIEWS AND COMMISSION OFFICER ELECTIONS
August 14, 2017
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting held on August 11, 2017 to fill the Duval County Court vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Eric Roberson to the Circuit Court. The f...

FLORIDA BAR OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS
August 10, 2017
The Florida Bar has issued a call for nominations for the annual pro bono awards, which honor lawyers, judges, law firms and associations that have contributed extraordinary pro bono service. The deadline for most nominations is Nov. 8, 2017, while nomina...

CALL FOR JOURNALISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP
August 10, 2017
The 28th Annual Florida Bar Reporters' Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 16 and 17. This intensive two-day event is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists who are new to the courts and legal beats, or new to Florida. The worksh...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR VACANCIES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
August 8, 2017
MIAMI - The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for the appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court vacancies resulting from the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Norma S. Lindsey to the ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MANATEE COUNTY COURT VACANCY
August 8, 2017
SARASOTA - The Twelfth Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy for the County Court, Manatee County, created by the Honorable Charles Sniffen being elevated to the Circuit Court. Applicants must...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETINGS
August 8, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces three meetings to be held “in the Sunshine” as follows: The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on the following days to select and interview candidates to fill the vacanc...

FLORIDA.FREELEGALANSWERS.ORG GIVES LOW-INCOME FLORIDIANS GREATER ACCESS TO LEGAL RESOURCES
August 3, 2017
NOTE: Legal aid is an option for low-income people with noncriminal issues. The best way for people to search for a local legal aid program is at www.FloridaLawHelp.org. With the launch of a new virtual legal advice clinic, Florida Free Legal Answers, low...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
August 2, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the resignation of the Hon. Daniel L. Perry. The commission is now accepting applications f...

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
August 1, 2017
JACKSONVILLE -- Notice is hereby given that The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee will convene a meeting on August 11, 2017 at 8:30 am in the Duval County Courthouse, Room 7139, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 for the following pur...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - JUDICIAL VACANCY IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY
August 1, 2017
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the elevation of County Court Judge Lourdes Simon to the Circuit Court. The Comm...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 14 ATTORNEYS
July 31, 2017
Summaries of orders issued May 18 – July 20, 2017 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 14 attorneys – disbarring three, revoking the...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
July 31, 2017
The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the Circuit Court by the death of Judge Kellie J. Miles. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and must be a...

SIXTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
July 28, 2017
The Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will meet on Monday, August 28, 2017 at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Suite 205, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Key West, Florida. The meeting will proceed as follows: 10 a.m. O...

SEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING
July 27, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the Seventh Judicial Nominating Commission will convene for a meeting on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Canan Law, 1030 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, Florida, (904) 824-9402, for the purpose of discussing a letter...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
July 24, 2017
MIAMI - The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the two vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Norma S. Lindsey to t...

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 28TH ANNUAL FLORIDA BAR REPORTERS’ WORKSHOP
July 18, 2017
TALLAHASSEE – The 28th Annual Florida Bar Reporters' Workshop will be held in Tallahassee on Oct. 16 and 17. This intensive two-day event is designed for 24 print, online, TV and radio journalists who are new to the courts and legal beats, or new to Flor...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCIES MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
July 18, 2017
MIAMI - The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the two vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Norma S. Lindsey to the Thir...

FIRST CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
July 13, 2017
The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will hold a telephonic meeting on July 27 at 4 p.m. CDST. Call-in number: (850) 204-2633 Questions should be directed to Vice Chair Michael J. Griffith by calling (850) 433-9922. A complet...

FLORIDA BAR’S CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ADDS FIVE NEW MEMBERS
July 11, 2017
The Florida Bar has added five new members to its Citizens Advisory Committee, an advisory group of 12 citizens with varied interests and backgrounds who provide two-way communication between the state’s major citizen constituencies and the Bar’s Board ...

SIXTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
July 10, 2017
On July 7, 2017, Gov. Rick Scott declared a vacancy on the Monroe County Court, brought about by the retirement of Judge Wayne Miller. Accordingly, the Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) is now accepting applications for this vacancy. ...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 20 ATTORNEYS
June 29, 2017
Summaries of orders issued March 30 – May 25, 2017 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 20 attorneys – disbarring three, revoking th...

YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION HONORS JUDGE CLAUDIA R. ISOM WITH OUTSTANDING JURIST AWARD
June 29, 2017
The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar presented its annual Outstanding Jurist Award to the Hon. Claudia R. Isom of the 13th Judicial Circuit in Tampa, during the June 22 Judicial Luncheon at the Bar’s annual convention in Boca Raton. Each year, t...

GAINESVILLE’S CARL SCHWAIT RECEIVES FLORIDA BAR’S G. KIRK HAAS HUMANITARIAN AWARD
June 26, 2017
Carl Schwait received The Florida Bar’s G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award at the Bar’s annual convention, held last week in Boca Raton. Schwait, a lawyer who recently retired from active litigation, was a senior and managing partner for Dell Graham, P.A. ...

THREE RECEIVE THE FLORIDA BAR’S PRESIDENT’S AWARDS OF MERIT
June 26, 2017
Three members of The Florida Bar were honored last week with the 2016-17 President’s Awards of Merit, presented by outgoing Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr. at the Bar’s annual convention. The honorees were Lorna Brown-Burton, Paul SanGiovanni and...

WINTER PARK’S MARY ANN MORGAN RECEIVES FLORIDA BAR’S TONY BOGGS EXCELLENCE IN DISCIPLINE AWARD
June 26, 2017
Attorney Mary Ann Morgan of Billings, Morgan & Boatwright LLC in Winter Park received The Florida Bar’s Tony Boggs Excellence in Discipline Award, presented at the Bar’s annual convention, held last week in Boca Raton. Morgan, a member of the Bar’s Boa...

PENSACOLA’S MICHAEL DOUBEK RECEIVES FLORIDA BAR’S MARSHALL R. CASSEDY, SR. AWARD
June 26, 2017
Michael A. Doubek, executive director of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, received The Florida Bar’s Marshall R. Cassedy, Sr. Award, presented at the Bar’s annual convention, held last week in Boca Raton. In their nomination of Doubek, the offic...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JNC ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DUVAL COUNTY COURT VACANCY
June 21, 2017
JACKSONVILLE -- The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy on the County Court, Duval County, created by the Hon. Eric C. Roberson being elevated to the Circuit Court. Applicants...

JUSTICE TEACHING TO HONOR LEADERS IN CIVICS EDUCATION
June 19, 2017
Three Justice Teaching Awards will be presented by Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis during the Judicial Luncheon on June 22 at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton. The awards honor a teacher, a volunteer and a judge for their ded...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICATIONS FOR TWO MIAMI-DADE CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
June 19, 2017
MIAMI - The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the two vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by: ● the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Norma S. Lindsey to the Third Di...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT VACANCIES
June 19, 2017
MIAMI - The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court to fill the vacancies resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Victoria Del Pino ...

TWENTIETH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
June 16, 2017
The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold a telephonic Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Anyone who would like to participate in the meeting should contact the Chair for call-in instructions. Lisa A. Musial 20th...

NINETEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
June 16, 2017
The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will hold its annual meeting on July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Martin County Courthouse: State Attorney’s Office 100 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 400 Stuart, Florida Call-In Number (Long Distance Charges Paid by Ca...

THE FLORIDA BAR’S 62nd MEDIA AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, JUNE 30
June 15, 2017
TALLAHASSEE — The deadline for entering The Florida Bar’s 62nd Media Awards competition is extended to Friday, June 30, 2017. The prestigious awards and cash prizes are presented annually to recognize outstanding journalism that highlights the system of...

MICHAEL HIGER TO BECOME THE FLORIDA BAR’S 69th PRESIDENT
June 14, 2017
Miami attorney Michael J. Higer will be sworn in as the 69th president of The Florida Bar when the Bar holds its Annual Convention from June 21-24 in Boca Raton. The swearing-in will take place at the General Assembly on Friday, June 23. West Palm Beach a...

FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD ANNUAL CONVENTION IN BOCA RATON JUNE 21-24
June 14, 2017
The Florida Bar will hold its Annual Convention from June 21-24 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, with a focus on the future of the legal profession and the challenges lawyers face. Miami attorney Michael J. Higer will be sworn in as the Bar's 69th preside...

FLORIDA BAR WILL HONOR MORE THAN 250 50-YEAR MEMBERS
June 14, 2017
The Florida Bar will honor 254 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law during a luncheon at The Florida Bar Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Florida. To be recognized, attorneys must be members in good standing of T...

MICHELLE SUSKAUER TO BECOME FLORIDA BAR’S PRESIDENT-ELECT
June 14, 2017
West Palm Beach attorney Michelle Suskauer will become president-elect of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention June 21-24 in Boca Raton. Suskauer, who will take the leadership reins in June 2018, will be sworn in at the General Assembly on Friday, Jun...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
June 12, 2017
The Eighth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted interviews of ten of the individuals who applied to fill the Alachua County Court vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Susanne Wilson Bullard to the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court . Followi...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
June 8, 2017
The following nominations for the position of Circuit Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the resignation of The Honorable Ashley B. Moody have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott: Jennifer X. Gabbard Alec Fitzgerald Hall Troy Matthew Lovell Richard ...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - ANNOUNCEMENT OF NOMINEES FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
June 7, 2017
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission certified to Gov. Rick Scott the following nominees to fill the County Court vacancy resulting from the recent appointment of the Honorable Tayna D. Wilson to Circuit Judge. Denise Kim Beamer Jamie Rutland ...

FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS SELECTS JOSHUA E. DOYLE AS NEXT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
June 6, 2017
Doyle to follow Jack Harkness after 37 years of stewardship Tallahassee, FL – The Florida Bar is pleased to announce that its Board of Governors has selected Joshua E. Doyle to serve as the organization’s next executive director. His appointment follows...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
June 2, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has recommended the following four people for the judicial post held by Judge Janette Dunnigan, a longtime circuit judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit who is retiring. They are: ● Mary Ann Floyd, a la...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS FOR ALACHUA COUNTY JUDGE VACANCY
May 31, 2017
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has selected the following applicants for interviews for the vacant Alachua County judge seat created by the appointment of Judge Susanne Wilson Bullard to the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court. The interviews...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COURT VACANCY
May 31, 2017
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed Friday, June 16, 2017, by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Jason...

THE FLORIDA BAR PREPARES FLORIDA’S FUTURE LEGAL LEADERS
May 31, 2017
The Florida Bar is proud to announce it has selected the newest class of fellows for its Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy, which officially kicks off in coordination with the Bar’s 2017 Annual Convention on June 21-24 at the Boca Raton Resort & Cl...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 21 ATTORNEYS
May 30, 2017
Summaries of orders issued March 16 – April 20, 2017 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 21 attorneys – disbarring two, revoking th...

STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS ANNOUNCES REAPPOINTMENT HEARING
May 26, 2017
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will meet on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, Florida 328...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
May 25, 2017
MIAMI-The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Jason Dimitris to the Circuit Court. A...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
May 24, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following candidates will be interviewed for possible nomination to Gov. Rick Scott for the position of Circuit Court Judge created by the resignation of the Honorable A...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF MEETING
May 23, 2017
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission gives notice of a meeting to be held May 26, NOON, at the Lynn Silvertooth Judicial Center, 8th Floor Conference Room, in Sarasota. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct interviews of judicia...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR COUNTY AND CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
May 22, 2017
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade County Court for the vacancy resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Victoria Del Pino to the Circuit...

THE FLORIDA BAR ISSUES CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR 62nd ANNUAL MEDIA AWARDS COMPETITION; ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY WILL BE ACCEPTED--DEADLINE JUNE 15
May 22, 2017
The call for entries is out for The Florida Bar’s 2017 Media Awards competition. Since 1955, the awards have honored top legal reporting. For the first time, the Bar is doing away with hard copy entries and going electronic. Work submitted for considerat...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
May 18, 2017
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the law offices of GrayRobinson, PA, 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando, Florida 32801, at 9:00 a.m. Interviews for a vacancy on the County Court will begin prompt...

8TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR ALACHUA COUNTY COURT VACANCY
May 11, 2017
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received the following 12 timely submitted applications for the Alachua County Court vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Susanne Wilson Bullard to the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court: Tania Alavi...

13th CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
May 4, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill the vacancy on the circuit court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the resignation of the Hon...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ACCOUNCES MIAMI-DADE COUNTY JUDGE VACANCY
May 1, 2017
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the elevation of County Court Judge Jason Emilios Dimitris to the Circuit Court....

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 12 ATTORNEYS
April 28, 2017
Summaries of orders issued Jan. 27, 2017 – March 14, 2017 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 – disbarring three, susp...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULES
April 28, 2017
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Victoria Del Pino to the Cir...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LISTS OF APPLICANTS FOR COUNTY COURT AND CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
April 24, 2017
MIAMI – The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court resulting from the elevation of County Court Judge Victoria Del Pino to the Circuit Co...

FOURTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY
April 21, 2017
The Fourteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, pursuant to a request from Gov. Rick Scott, and through Chairman Waylon Graham, announced the process concerning the taking and reviewing of applications from members of The Florida Bar who are intere...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF ALACHUA COUNTY COURT VACANCY
April 20, 2017
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a County Court vacancy in Alachua County due to the appointment of Susanne Wilson Bullard to the Circuit Court bench. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five (...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES THREE MEETINGS
April 20, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on the following days to select and interview candidates to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Court Judge Janette Dunnigan: On May 25, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., a meeting ...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
April 17, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the resignation of The Honorable Ashley B. Moody. The Commission is now accepting applicati...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF COUNTY COURT VACANCY
April 17, 2017
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a County Court vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit resulting from the recent appointment of the Honorable Tayna D. Wilson to Circuit Judge. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
April 17, 2017
This Notice is given for a conference call of the 12th Judicial Nominating Commission to be held on April 18, 2017, at 9 am. The purpose of the call is to discuss meeting dates for application review and candidate interviews. The conference call is expect...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY
April 13, 2017
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Janette Dunnigan. The Twelfth Circuit JNC seeks applications for nomination from all persons who meet ...

NOMINATING PETITIONS SOUGHT FOR BOARD OF GOVERNORS VACANCY
April 12, 2017
Florida Bar Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr. has announced a vacancy on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar created by the election of Fifteenth Circuit board member Michelle Suskauer as president-elect designate. Suskauer was finishing out ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL VACANCY
April 7, 2017
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has sent the following six names to Gov. Rick Scott for his consideration in filling the Circuit Court judicial vacancy created by the resignation of the late Honorable Walter L. “Skip” Schafer: 1. Kelly ...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES
April 7, 2017
The following nominations for the position of Circuit Court Judge for the seats to be vacated by the resignations of The Honorable Brenda “Tracy” Sheehan and The Honorable William P. Levens have been forwarded to Governor Rick Scott: Christopher E. Brow...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
April 7, 2017
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to nominate the following applicants for the seat being vacated by the resignation of Broward County Circuit Judge Marc H. Gold: Thomas James Coleman John D. Fry Michele McCaul Ricca Abb...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
April 7, 2017
The Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission conducted applicant interviews during its noticed public meeting on April 6, 2017. The following named individuals, listed alphabetically, are recommended to Governor Rick Scott for consideration to fill t...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED
April 3, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to announce that the following candidates will be interviewed for possible nomination to Gov. Rick Scott for the positions of Circuit Court Judge created by the resignations of The Honorable...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANTS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
March 31, 2017
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it will interview the following applicants for the vacancy created as a result of the resignation of Broward County Circuit Judge Marc H. Gold. Applicant Time 1. Thomas James Coleman ...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS AND INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
March 31, 2017
JACKSONVILLE -- The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants and interview schedule to fill a vacancy in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court due to the resignation of the Honorable Mark Hulsey. Interviews will be held i...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 20 ATTORNEYS
March 31, 2017
Summaries of orders issued Jan. 26 – Feb. 23, 2017 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 20 attorneys – disbarring five, suspending ...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES TO THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
March 31, 2017
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announces that the following persons have been nominated to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Judge Linda Ann Wells: Judge Monica Gordo Judge Norma S. Linds...

YOUNG ADULTS NOW HAVE EASIER ACCESS TO FLORIDA LAWS VIA APP STORES
March 30, 2017
Helping tech-savvy teens and college students get better prepared for real-life experiences is a big task. But with the help of a new free mobile app connected to the #JustAdulting website, young adults can have the power to explore Florida law and how it...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
March 30, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the following individuals will be interviewed by the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the nomination to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the resignation of the late Honorable Walter L. “Skip” Schafer....

TAMPA AREA RESIDENTS CAN GET FREE LEGAL ADVICE AT ASK-A-LAWYER EVENT SATURDAY
March 29, 2017
Tampa area residents in need of legal assistance are invited to a free Ask-A-Lawyer event at the Seminole Heights Library on Saturday, April 1, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Seminole Heights Library is located at 4711 Central Ave. in Tampa. The Ask-A-L...

6th CIRCUIT JNC TO MEET MARCH 29 TO DISCUSS JUDICIAL VACANCY
March 27, 2017
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, at deVlaming & Rivellini, P.A., 1101 Turner St., Clearwater, Florida 33756, for the purpose of discussing judicial applicants and setting an interview schedule for t...

WEST PALM BEACH ATTORNEY MICHELLE SUSKAUER ELECTED FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE; THREE BOARD MEMBER SEATS FILLED
March 22, 2017
West Palm Beach attorney Michelle Suskauer has been chosen as president-elect designate of The Florida Bar. Suskauer will be sworn in as president-elect at the Bar's annual convention in Boca Raton on June 23, when current President-elect Michael J. Higer...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MIAMI-DADE CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCY
March 22, 2017
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the elevation of Circuit Court Judge Robert J. Luck to the Third District Court...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MIAMI-DADE COUNTY JUDGE VACANCY
March 22, 2017
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade County Court created by the elevation of County Court Judge Victoria Del Pino to the circuit court. The ...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANT INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL VACANCY
March 21, 2017
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces its interview schedule for all the applicants who have applied for the vacancy created by the retirement of Honorable Judge Linda Ann Wells. INTERVIEW SCHEDULE * 3rd District Cour...

STATEMENT BY FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT WILLIAM J. SCHIFINO, JR., REGARDING PROPOSED FEDERAL DEFUNDING OF LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION (LSC)
March 21, 2017
"As Florida works on the difficult issue of access to civil justice, The Florida Bar and its more than 100,000 members stand firm in our longtime position to support adequate funding for the Legal Services Corporation and to oppose any funding cuts. "It i...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
March 17, 2017
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has announced the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court created by the resignation of Broward County Circuit Judge Marc H. Gold. The applicants are:...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
March 14, 2017
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at deVlaming & Rivellini, P.A., 1101 Turner Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756, for the purpose of discussing judicial applicants and setting an interview ...

“CYBERSECURITY, FAKE NEWS, AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION” THEME OF FLORIDA BAR MEDIA LAW CONFERENCE AT UM SCHOOL OF LAW -- HIGH-PROFILE ALUMNA KATIE PHANG TO KEYNOTE APRIL 7 EVENT
March 10, 2017
The so-called “slow news day” may be a thing of the past. Since Election Day 2016, political news headlines are going viral at breakneck speed. Are they real or fake? Are the media the “enemy of the people”? Will the drama ever end? Keynote speaker Ka...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS
March 10, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill two vacancies on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the resignations of The ...

THE FLORIDA SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS -- DEADLINE EXTENDED: APRIL 17
March 9, 2017
The Florida Bar seeks applicants for appointment to the Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (2nd Appellate District). The application deadline has been extended to April 17, 2017. One lawyer from the territorial jurisdiction ...

FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
March 9, 2017
The Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission nominates the following six candidates for Gov. Rick Scott's appointment to fill the vacancy in the Fifth District Court of Appeal created by Justice C. Alan Lawson's appointment to the Flo...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN MAY
March 7, 2017
ABA House of Delegates: Two lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing August 2017, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting. Applicants must also be ABA members. Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors: Six lawyers to serve two-year terms co...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 15 ATTORNEYS
February 28, 2017
Summaries of orders issued – Jan. 5 – 23, 2017 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 15 attorneys – disbarring two, revoking the li...

FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
February 28, 2017
The Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will conduct interviews on Monday, March 6, and Tuesday, March 7, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Eastern Florida State College, 3865 N. Wickham Rd., Bldg. 8/3rd, in Melbourne, Florida, to fill ...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
February 21, 2017
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking applications for nomination for a judicial vacancy in the Pinellas Circuit Court, following the resignation of the Hon. Walter L. “Skip” Schafer. Before assuming the office of circuit court jud...

FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS
February 20, 2017
As of the Friday, February 17, 2017, deadline the following individuals submitted applications to the Fifth District Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy resulting from the appointment of Justice C. Alan Lawson to the Florida Supreme Court. ...

APPLICANTS SOUGHT TO SERVE ON THE FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS
February 20, 2017
TALLAHASSEE – Members of the public are invited to volunteer on or before April 3, 2017, for two three-year terms on the Florida Board of Board Examiners. The Supreme Court of Florida will appoint two public members to serve on the Florida Board of Bar E...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS -- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 6
February 20, 2017
Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (2nd Appellate District): One lawyer from the territorial jurisdiction of the second state appellate district to serve a four-year term commencing July 2, 2017. All applicants must be memb...

LAWYER APPLICANTS SOUGHT TO FILL TWO VACANCIES ON THE FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS
February 20, 2017
Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancy: Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill two vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. A joint screening committee of Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend six nominee...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES JUDGESHIP VACANCY
February 16, 2017
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Third District Court of Appeal resulting from the resignation of Judge Linda Ann Wells. The JNC seeks and enco...

SIXTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF MEETING
February 16, 2017
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will telephonically convene on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at (712) 451-0011, Access Code 282128, for the purpose of discussing vacancy recommendation schedule and responsibilities for the va...

FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING
February 16, 2017
The Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will convene a telephonic meeting to discuss the vacancy on the Fifth District Court of Appeal created as a result of the appointment of Justice C. Alan Lawson to the Florida Supreme Court....

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES
February 16, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces two vacancies on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the resignations of The Honorable Brenda “Tracy” Sheehan and The Honorable William P....

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
February 15, 2017
MIAMI – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court for the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Judge Victoria Brennan: 1. Honorable Ja...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF JUDICIAL VACANCY
February 15, 2017
As a result of the resignation of Broward County Circuit Judge Marc H. Gold, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for a vacancy on the Circuit Court. 1. Applications for this Circuit Court vacancy must ...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING TO SET SCHEDULE TO FILL VACANCY
February 13, 2017
Governor Rick Scott has requested that the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission convene a meeting to fill the vacancy on the Third District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of the Honorable Linda Ann Wells. The Third Dis...

FOURTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
February 13, 2017
JACKSONVILLE -- The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for a vacancy in the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court due to the resignation of the Honorable Mark Hulsey. Applicants must have been a m...

NINTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
February 3, 2017
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission certified to Gov. Rick Scott the following four nominees to fill the Circuit Court vacancy created by the passing of the Hon. Scott Polodna: Linda Burdick Thomas Sommerville Thomas Tukdarian Tanya Wilson Co...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
February 2, 2017
The Eighth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission has conducted interviews of eleven of the individuals who applied to fill a Circuit Court vacancy in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Following the post-interview deliberations, the Commission voted on final r...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCIES
February 2, 2017
NOMINATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY The following nominations for the position of Circuit Court Judge for the seat to be vacated by the resignation of Judge Herbert J. Baumann, Jr. have been forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott: Thomas Dickerhoof Troy ...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
February 1, 2017
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission has nominated the following five individuals for the Office of Circuit Judge. This position, when chosen, will fill the resignation on retirement of longtime Judge Andrew Owens which will be effective on ...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 13 ATTORNEYS
January 31, 2017
Summaries of orders issued Nov. 23, 2016 – Jan. 5, 2017 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 13 attorneys – disbarring five, revokin...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CIRCUIT ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE TO FILL JUDICIAL VACANCY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
January 27, 2017
MIAMI – The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Judge Victoria Brennan. INTERVIEW DATE: Febr...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
January 26, 2017
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has selected the following applicants for interviews for the vacant chief circuit judge seat created by the retirement of Chief Judge Robert E. Roundtree. The interviews will be held Wednesday, Feb. 1, 201...

PUBLIC INTEREST LAW SECTION NAMES ATTORNEY PAMELA WIENER DUBRULE AS OUTSTANDING HOMELESS ADVOCATE
January 26, 2017
The Florida Bar's Public Interest Law Section has selected attorney Pamela Wiener Dubrule, a resident of Pinellas County, to receive the 2016 Jane Shaeffer Outstanding Homeless Advocate Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in advocacy for ...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES FOR CIRCUIT AND COUNTY COURT VACANCIES
January 26, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has selected applicants to be interviewed for possible nomination to the governor for the position of circuit court judge and county court judge. The following candidates will be interviewed for the po...

FLORIDA BAR LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE WITH FREE PEER-TO-PEER SUPPORT FOR LAWYERS
January 23, 2017
Sometimes, even lawyers need guidance when confronted with a challenging matter or area of law that is unfamiliar. And in those times, The Florida Bar wants its members to know that peer support is available. Through its partnership with the Young Lawyers...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR COUNTY COURT VACANCY
January 20, 2017
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Thursday, February 2, 2017, at the law offices of GrayRobinson, PA, 301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400, Orlando, Florida 32801, at 9:15 a.m. Interviews for a vacancy on the Circuit Court will begin ...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION CIRCUIT JUDGE VACANCY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
January 20, 2017
MIAMI –The following individuals have applied to the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for nomination to fill the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Judge Victoria Brennan. Milena Abreu Ramiro Christe...

FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES DISTRICT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY
January 18, 2017
As a result of the appointment of Justice C. Alan Lawson to the Florida Supreme Court, there is a vacancy in The Fifth District Court of Appeal and the Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy....

PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY IS JAN. 19
January 17, 2017
The 2017 Pro Bono Service Awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Supreme Court of Florida. The annual Pro Bono Service Awards recognize outstanding commitment to providing legal services to Florida’s poor. Last year, Flo...

SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING
January 17, 2017
The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission will meet at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, via telephone at (866) 730-7514, PIN number 270571#. AGENDA I. Call to order II. Election of Chair and Vice Chair III. Scheduling and oth...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR TWO JUDICIAL VACANCIES
January 12, 2017
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces the list of applicants to be considered for nomination to fill two judicial vacancies. A County Court vacancy was created in Hillsborough County by the resignation of the Hon. Walter R. Heinr...

21 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 19
January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 19 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to ...

YOUNG LAWYER JENNIFER EDWARDS OF ST. PETERSBURG TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE
January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE − Jennifer Edwards of St. Petersburg (photo) is the recipient of the 2017 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is younger than 36 and who has no...

EIGHTH CIRCUIT JNC RECEIVES APPLICATIONS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
January 5, 2017
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received the following timely submitted applications for the Circuit Court vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Judge Robert Roundtree: Tania Alavi Glenn Earl Bryan Luis E. Bustamante Susanne Wil...

MARK OLIVE TO RECEIVE 2017 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD
January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE - Attorney Mark E. Olive (photo) of Tallahassee, who has devoted himself to the defense of death row inmates, is the recipient of the 2017 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented b...

IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP OF FLORIDA TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK
January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE - Immigration Law Group of Florida, P.A., of St. Petersburg will receive the 2017 Chief Justice's Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services...

JUDGE VIRGINIA BAKER NORTON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD
January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE - The Hon. Virginia Baker Norton (photo), an administrative judge with the Civil Division of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval County, is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding an...

JACKSONVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD
January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE - The Jacksonville Bar Association is the recipient of the 2017 Chief Justice's Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award. The award, which recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant contribution in the delivery of l...

JUDGE LAUREL MYERSON ISICOFF TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD
January 5, 2017
TALLAHASSEE - The Hon. Laurel Myerson Isicoff (photo), chief judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Florida, is the 2017 recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The award, which reco...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
January 4, 2017
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is pleased to nominate the following applicants for the seats being vacated by the resignations of Circuit Judges Thomas M. Lynch, IV and Arthur M. Birken: Daniel A. Casey Thomas James Coleman Fabie...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
January 4, 2017
The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit certified to Gov. Rick Scott the following nominees to fill the Circuit Court judicial vacancy created in Palm Beach County due to the resignation of Judge Moses Baker, Jr.: 1. Carolyn ...

NEW APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS: 2ND DCA, 3RD DCA, 6TH CIRCUIT, 7TH CIRCUIT AND 20TH CIRCUIT
January 3, 2017
The Florida Bar is accepting applications for one lawyer vacancy on each of the 2nd District Court of Appeal, 3rd District Court of Appeal, 6th, 7th, and 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions. By letter of Dec. 27, 2016, Gov. Rick Scott rejected Th...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 21 ATTORNEYS
December 29, 2016
Summaries of orders issued Oct. 13 – Nov. 28, 2016 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 21 attorneys – disbarring four, revoking the...

NINTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION - NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
December 28, 2016
The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit resulting from the recent passing of the Honorable Scott Polodna, Circuit Judge. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding fiv...

FOURTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
December 28, 2016
The Fourteenth Judicial Circuit's Judicial Nominating Commission, pursuant to a request from Gov. Rick Scott, has announced the process for taking and reviewing applications from members of The Florida Bar who are interested in applying for the vacancy re...

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE
December 27, 2016
MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the resignation of Judge Victoria Brennan. The commission requests that interes...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES COUNTY COURT VACANCY
December 19, 2016
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the county court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the resignation of the Hon. Walter R. Heinrich. There are now two va...

STATEMENT FROM FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT ON SUPREME COURT APPOINTMENT
December 16, 2016
Statement from Florida Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr. on the appointment of Judge C. Alan Lawson to the Florida Supreme Court: “Governor Scott had three excellent candidates to consider. On behalf of The Florida Bar, I applaud the governor, the J...

17TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
December 16, 2016
The Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will interview the following 21 applicants for the two vacancies created as a result of the resignations of Broward County Circuit Judges Thomas M. Lynch, IV and Arthur M. Birken. The interviews are o...

FLORIDA BAR BOARD OF GOVERNORS ELECTION RESULTS: SCRIVEN, SUSKAUER CERTIFIED TO RUN IN ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT; ONE NEW MEMBER IS ELECTED; 18 INCUMBENTS ARE RE-ELECTED; THREE SEATS HAVE CONTESTED ELECTIONS
December 16, 2016
Tampa attorney Lansing C. Scriven and West Palm Beach attorney Michelle Suskauer have been certified to run in the election for the office of president-elect of The Florida Bar. The winner will be sworn in as president-elect at the Bar’s Annual Conventio...

8TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
December 14, 2016
The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a Circuit Court vacancy following the retirement of Chief Judge Robert Roundtree. An applicant must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and a re...

THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR APPOINTMENTS TO BE FILLED IN MARCH
December 13, 2016
Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims: Two lawyers from the territorial jurisdictions of the second and fourth state appellate districts to serve four-year terms commencing July 2, 2017. All applicants must be members of the B...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES NOMINEES
December 13, 2016
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that the following persons have been nominated to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Judge Frank S. Shepherd: John A. Greco Judge Norma S. Lindsey Fleur J...

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE VACANCY
December 9, 2016
The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the 12th Judicial Court due to the pending retirement of Judge Andrew Owens. The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission seeks applications for nomination from all p...

THIRTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
December 8, 2016
The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the resignation of the Hon. Herbert J. Baumann, Jr. Each applicant ...

SEVENTEENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES LIST OF APPLICANTS FOR TWO CIRCUIT COURT VACANCIES
December 6, 2016
Below is the list of applicants to be considered by the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill two Circuit Court vacancies created by the resignations of Broward County Circuit Judges Thomas M. Lynch, IV and Arthur M. Birken. 1. David ...

FIFTEENTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEWS FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE
December 2, 2016
The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has announced its interview schedule of 26 candidates to fill a circuit court judge position created by the resignation of the Hon. Moses Baker, Jr. The interviews will take place Jan. 3, 2017, in the L...

NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS
December 1, 2016
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32827, to interview pro...

SUPREME COURT DISCIPLINES 22 ATTORNEYS
November 30, 2016
Summaries of orders issued Sept. 14 – Oct. 20, 2016 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 three, revoking t...

SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION SUBMITS NAMES TO GOVERNOR FOR FLORIDA SUPREME COURT VACANCY
November 29, 2016
The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission recommends the following candidates to Gov. Rick Scott for appointment to the Florida Supreme Court vacancy created by the resignation of Justice James E.C. Perry: Wendy W. Berger Daniel J. Gerber C. Alan L...

THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES APPLICANT INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR VACANCY
November 29, 2016
The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces its interview schedule for all the applicants who have applied for the vacancy created by the retirement of Honorable Judge Frank S. Shepherd: INTERVIEW SCHEDULE* Third District C...

COLEGIO DE ABOGADOS DE LA FLORIDA ADVIERTE SOBRE ESTAFAS DE INMIGRACION Y CONSULTAS LEGALES
November 22, 2016
El Colegio de Abogados de la Florida hace un llamado a las personas que buscan asesoría legal en temas de inmigración para advertirles acerca los riesgos de contratar a legos – o individuos sin autorización para ejercer la práctica del derecho – para as...

FLORIDA BAR WARNS ABOUT IMMIGRATION SCAMS AND LEGAL ADVICE
November 22, 2016
The Florida Bar is reaching out to those who might be seeking guidance on immigration, to warn about the dangers of using non-lawyers for such an important matter. Some immigration lawyers in Florida have been flooded recently with calls from people conce...

AMENDED -- FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES MEETING TO SELECT APPLICANTS TO BE INTERVIEWED FOR SUPREME COURT VACANCY
November 11, 2016
A telephonic meeting of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. EST, Monday, November 14, 2016, for the purposes of selecting applicants to be interviewed to fill the vacancy on the Florida Supreme Court created...

189 EARN FLORIDA BAR BOARD CERTIFICATION IN 2016!
June 1, 2016
TALLAHASSEE – The Board of Legal Specialization and Education congratulates the 189 lawyers who in 2016 earned Florida Bar board certification. Board certified Florida lawyers may use the terms "board certified specialist," "board certified expert" or "B...

FLORIDA BAR TASK FORCE DELIVERS REPORT ON INCREASING DIVERSITY ON THE BENCH AND JNC APPOINTMENT PANELS
May 23, 2014
The Florida Bar Board of Governors today unanimously approved the report and recommendations of the President's Special Task Force to Study Enhancement of Diversity in the Judiciary and on the JNCs. The report presents 10 recommendations to increase diver...


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