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  • Monday, July 05, 2021 2:39 PM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

    Availability of a Bankruptcy Judgeship Position in the Middle District of Florida at Jacksonville

    Wednesday, June 30, 2021

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida at Jacksonville. The basic jurisdiction of a bankruptcy judge is specified in Title 28, United States Code(link is external) and explained in Title 11, United States Code(link is external), as well as in 98 Stat. 344, Pub. L. 98 353, Title I, § 120.

    To be qualified for appointment an applicant must -

    1. Be a member in good standing of the bar of the highest court of at least one state, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and a member in good standing of every other bar of which the applicant is a member.
    2. (1) Possess, and have a reputation for, integrity and good character; (2) possess, and have demonstrated, a commitment to equal justice under the law; (3) possess, and have demonstrated, outstanding legal ability and competence; (4) indicate by demeanor, character, and personality that the applicant would exhibit judicial temperament if appointed; and (5) be of sound physical and mental health sufficient to perform the essential duties of the office.
    3. Not be related by blood or marriage to (1) a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; (2) a member of the Judicial Council of the Eleventh Circuit; or (3) a judge of the district court to be served, within the degrees specified in section 458 of Title 28, United States Code(link is external), at the time of the initial appointment.
    4. Have been engaged in the active practice of law for a period of at least five years. The Judicial Council may consider other suitable legal experience as a substitute for the active practice of law.

    The selection process will be confidential and competitive. The current annual salary is $201,112. Persons shall be considered without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, or disability. The individual selected must comply with the financial disclosure requirements pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, Pub. L. No. 95-521, 92 Stat. 1824 (1978)(link is external) (codified as amended at 5 U.S.C. app. §§ 101-111)(link is external)). If you are interested in applying, please submit an original unbound completed application to James P. Gerstenlauer, Circuit Executive, 56 Forsyth Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Application forms are available on the Court's Website at www.ca11.uscourts.gov. Applications must be submitted only by potential nominees to the Circuit Executive's Office and must be received by 30 July 2021. Submission of a completed application will be considered verification of willingness to serve if selected. Emailed and faxed copies of applications will not be accepted.

    Resources

    Availability of a Bankruptcy Judgeship Position in the Middle District of Florida at Jacksonville (PDF)(link is external)

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:55 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 8, 2021
    CONTACT: Robert H. Fernandez, Chair; rfernandez@rhflawfirm.com
    Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
    TELEPHONE: (786) 315-4479


    The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit & County Court created by the resignations of Circuit Court Judges Rosa Figarola & Martin Zilber and County Court Judge Miguel Mirabal.

    The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit court and county judges described in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution.

    Applicants must submit three copies (3) of their application by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, as follows:

    (1): The original unredacted paper application shall be mailed or delivered to:

    Robert H. Fernandez
    RHF Law Firm, LLC
    2600 South Douglas Road, Suite 305
    Coral Gables, FL 33134

    (2): The original unredacted application shall be emailed in .pdf format to: rfernandez@rhflawfirm.com.

    (3): A redacted .pdf of the application shall be emailed to eleventhjnc@rhflawfirm.com. Personal information not subject to public disclosure—such as the social security number—shall be redacted as permitted by Section 119.071 of the Florida Statutes.

    Untimely applications will not be considered. The filename for .pdf applications should be as follows “21.06.25 FIRSTNAME LASTNAME Circuit and/or County Application (redacted/unredacted).”

    Applicants are invited to provide the Chair with a one-page sheet listing the date, location and time of hearings or trials that they would want the Commissioners to observe. The one-page disclosure sheet is not mandatory and can be provided to the Chair at any time before the interview day. No information other than the date, location and time should be provided on the one-page sheet.

    Applications may be downloaded from the Office of the Governor at www.flgov.com. Applicants should include a recent photograph.

    NOTE TO APPLICANTS: To assist the Judicial Nominating Commission in its review of applications, all questions must be fully and completely answered. Applications must include current contact information, including e-mail addresses, for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and references to facilitate the background investigation that will be conducted by the members of the Commission. Please print to .pdf in lieu of scanning where possible.

    The Commission will convene telephonically on Mon., June 28, 2021 to discuss scheduling interviews of the most qualified applicants. A conference room will be available at RHF Law Firm, LLC, 2600 South Douglas Road, Suite 305, Coral Gables, FL 33134 for those interested in attending.

    ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEMBERS

    Robert H. Fernandez (Chair)
    RHF Law Firm, LLC
    2600 South Douglas Road, Suite 305
    Coral Gables, FL 33134
    Tel.: 786-315-4479
    rfernandez@rhflawfirm.com 
    Miranda L. Soto (Vice Chair)
    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC Two
    South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1500
    Miami, FL 33131
    Tel.: 305-347-4086
    Miranda.Soto@bipc.com 
    Walter James Harvey
    School Board Attorney’s Office
    1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400
    Miami, FL 33132
    Tel.: 305-995-1304/Fax: 305-995-1412
    walter.harvey@dadeschools.net 
    Scott M. Dimond
    Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A. Offices at Grand Bay Plaza
    2665 South Bayshore Dr., PH 2B
    Miami, FL 33133
    305-374-1920
    sdimond@dkrpa.com 
    Hayden P. O’Byrne
    United States Attorney’s Office, SDFL
    99 N.E. 4th Street
    Miami, FL 33132
    Tel: 305-961-9447/Fax: 305-530-7679
    haydenjnc@gmail.com 
    Robert R. Pardo Robert R. Pardo, P.A.
    7700 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 512
    Miami, FL 33156
    Tel.: 305-596-7794/Fax: 305-596-5854
    rpardo@pardolaw.com 
    Jesus M. Suarez
    Genovese, Joblove & Battista, P.A.
    100 S.E. Second Street, Suite 4400
    Miami, Florida 33131
    Tel: 305-349-2300
    jsuarez@gjb-law.com 
    Jorge A. Mestre Rivero Mestre, LLP
    2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Suite 1000
    Miami, FL 33134
    Tel: 305-445-2500
    jmestre@riveromestre.com 
    Pedro Allende
    Tel: 305-482-3529
    jnc@pedroallende.com

     

    About The Florida Bar

    Founded in 1949, The Florida Bar serves the legal profession for the protection and benefit of both the public and all Florida lawyers. As one of the nation’s largest mandatory bars, The Florida Bar fosters and upholds a high standard of integrity and competence within Florida’s legal profession as an official arm of the Florida Supreme Court. To learn more, visit FloridaBar.org.

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  • Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:49 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

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    The Real Property Probate & Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of the Florida Bar is now accepting applications for its 2-year Fellowship Program established to recruit and retain attorneys of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds into the RPPTL Section. Fellows are awarded a scholarship to support their travel and lodging fees to attend RPPTL meetings. 

    Application: https://rpptl.org/Private/Content/Committees/2021%20Application%20-%20fillable.pdf

    RPPTL Fellows Committee: https://rpptl.org/DrawCommittees.aspx?GroupCommitteeTypeID=3&GroupCommitteeID=10

    The deadline to apply is May 7, 2021.

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:29 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    United States Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida - Home | Facebook


    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeks applications from all highly qualified candidates for a fourteen-year appointment as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida at Orlando. The position will become available upon the retirement of Judge Karen S. Jennemann in February 2022.

    Click HERE to view full notice.

    Click HERE to access the application.

  • Monday, March 22, 2021 11:21 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Masimba Mutamba, 15th Circuit Rep., Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division - Home | Facebook

    The Cynthia Henry Duval Diversity Award is given to a person or entity that respects and promotes diversity in the profession. The Award recognizes those who encourage more gender, racial, ethnic, religious, and other minority participation in law schools and the practice of law—in all areas of the law including private, corporate and public or government practices.  Individuals, law firms, and government offices are among past award recipients. Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

    Please Apply Here

  • Monday, March 22, 2021 10:15 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


  • Sunday, March 14, 2021 11:36 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


    The BLS has a two-year Fellowship Program that is actively looking to promote diversity and inclusion within the Section.

    The Fellowship Program is open to all members of the Florida Bar in good standing who satisfy the following criteria:

    • Be a current member of the Business Law Section;
    • Be (a) practicing in the Florida Bar for fewer than 10 years or (b) younger than 36 years of age; and;
    • Applicants must demonstrate that a substantial portion of their practice is focused in the area of Business law.

    The Application is available online: https://flabizlaw.org/about-us/fellows

  • Thursday, March 04, 2021 5:08 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Florida Bar Gold Seal

    The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its May meeting:

    Florida Board of Bar Examiners Vacancies: Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill one vacancy on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.  A joint screening committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors members and Board of Bar Examiners members will recommend three nominees for one lawyer vacancy at its May 21 meeting.  The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill one five-year term commencing November 1 and expiring on October 31, 2026.

    Attorney members must have been an active member of The Florida Bar for at least five years, maintain active membership while serving on the board, and be deemed qualified by the court to assess whether applicants meet the essential eligibility requirements for admission under the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar​.  Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Law professors or trustees are ineligible.

    Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations.  Members should be willing and able to devote the equivalent of three to four days’ work a month, or up to 350 or more hours per year on board business, depending on committee assignments.  Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed.

    The vacancy will occur on November 1 with the expiration of the term of Jane A. Rose of Lutz.

    Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may click here to download the Application for Special Appointment or should call Bar headquarters at 850-561-5757, to obtain the application form.  Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 or submitted via email to specialapptapp@floridabar.org  no later than the close of business on Monday, March 22.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application.  A joint committee of Florida Bar Board of Governors and Florida Board of Bar Examiners members will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.

  • Wednesday, March 03, 2021 7:14 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    February 25, 2021
    CONTACT: Leslie H. Smith, lhsmith@floridabar.org
    Communications
    TELEPHONE: 850-561-5764


    ABA House of Delegates:  Two lawyers to serve two-year terms commencing August 2021, at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting.  Applicants must also be ABA members.

    Florida Legal Services, Inc. Board of Directors:  One lawyer to serve a three-year term commencing July 1, 2021.  This 15-member board provides judicial advocacy through co-counseling with local program attorneys and volunteer pro bono attorneys and provides legislative and administrative advocacy on policies impacting the legal rights of the poor, as well as providing civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer.

    Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. Board of Directors:  Three lawyers and two non-lawyers to serve three-year terms commencing July 1, 2021. This 15-member Board assists the legal community in securing counseling and treatment for emotional and chemical dependency problems for lawyers.

    Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may download the Application for Special Appointment or call Bar headquarters at 850-561-5757, to obtain the application form.  Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-2300 or submitted via e-mail to submitted via e-mail no later than the close of business on Friday, April 16, 2021.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application.  The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.

    About The Florida Bar

    Founded in 1949, The Florida Bar serves the legal profession for the protection and benefit of both the public and all Florida lawyers. As one of the nation’s largest mandatory bars, The Florida Bar fosters and upholds a high standard of integrity and competence within Florida’s legal profession as an official arm of the Florida Supreme Court.

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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2021 12:09 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)


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