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  • 02 Jan 2018 1:03 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    BROWN BAG LUNCH

    Judge Hansel would like to have a brown bag lunch with all of the division 3 attorneys. Please bring your lunch to courtroom 3-A on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at noon.


  • 15 Dec 2017 1:43 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    The Middle District of Florida will appoint a full-time magistrate judge for the Tampa division. Please see the attached judicial vacancy notice. The Clerk of the Court must receive each application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018.

    Tampa MJ Vacancy Announcement.pdf

  • 15 Dec 2017 1:40 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    2017-072 PA/PI-CIR RE: MOTIONS TO COMPEL DISCOVERY (Updates reference to AO on Professionalism)

    2017-073 PA-CIR RE: COURT SECURITY - PASCO COUNTY (Combines AOs 2009-83 and 2013-52; Updates Attachment B: Private Counsel Identification Card Application) Courhouse entry 12-17.pdf

    2017-074 PA/PI-CIR RE: OBSOLETE ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS

    2017-075 PA/PI-CIR RE: ACTING CHIEF JUDGE (Jack Helinger from 5:01 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2017 through 8:00 a.m., Monday, January 1, 2018)

    2017-076 PA-CIR RE: ACTING PASCO ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE (Joseph Poblick from 5:00 p.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017, through 7:59 a.m., Monday, December 25, 2017; Declan P. Mansfield from 8:00 a.m., Monday, December 25, 2017, through 7:59 a.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2017; and Lauralee G. Westine from 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 26, 2017, through 7:59 a.m., Saturday, December 30, 2017.)

  • 08 Dec 2017 12:23 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    2017-071.pdf PA/PI-CIR RE: ELECTRONIC JURY SELECTION – GRAND JURORS

  • 22 Mar 2017 11:04 AM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    2017-016.pdf APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES TO HEAR CERTAIN MISDEMEANORS AND LOCAL ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS FOR VETERANS AT A SATELLITE LOCATION.

  • 21 Feb 2017 1:36 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    Please consider attending the 3rd Annual Pro-Bono Recognition Ceremony, in honor of those who give of their time to serve others in our community. More importantly, please consider nominating someone worthy of pro bono recognition; namely, the committee is seeking nominations for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer, a Paralegal, a Law Firm and a Law Student. Please see the [attached/linked] nomination form for additional information.

    3rd Annual Pro-Bono Recognition Ceremony

    April 21, 2017

    3:00 pm

    Courtroom 1, Pinellas County Justice Center, 

    14250 49th St. North, Clearwater, FL 33762

    Presented by: The Sixth Judicial Circuit's Pro-Bono Advisory Committee Chair, Honorable Susan St. John, Circuit Judge in Collaboration with circuit wide partners.

    PBC event flyer.pdf    

    Nomination form Pro Bono Awards Sixth Circuit 2017.doc

  • 21 Feb 2017 1:35 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    February 20, 2017

    CONTACT: Kristen Wilson; kwilson@floridabar.org

    TELEPHONE: (850)561-5757

    The Florida Bar

    LAWYER APPLICANTS SOUGHT TO FILL TWO VACANCIES ON THE FLORIDA BOARD OF BAR EXAMINERS

    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 nominees for two lawyer vacancies at its May 26, 2017, meeting. The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill two five-year terms commencing November 1, 2017, and expiring on October 31, 2022.

    Attorney members must have been a member of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission 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 ten meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members should be willing and able to devote the equivalent of 3-4 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.

    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, Florida, 32399-2300 or submitted via e-mail to specialapptapp@floridabar.org no later than the close of business on Monday, April 3, 2017. 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.

  • 21 Feb 2017 1:32 PM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    February 20, 2017

    CONTACT: Kristen Wilson; kwilson@floridabar.org

    TELEPHONE: (850) 561-5757

    The Florida Bar

    THE FLORIDA BAR SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS -- DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 6

    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 members of the Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No attorney who appears before any judge of compensation claims more than four times a year is eligible to serve on the commission, pursuant to F.S. §440.45(2)(b). Commissioners are also not eligible for state judicial vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following the expiration of their term. Commissioners are subject to Florida financial disclosure laws. Meetings and deliberations are open to the public.

    Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may click here to download the Application for Special Appointment from the Bar’s website, www.floridabar.org, 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, Florida, 32399-2300 or submitted via e-mail to specialapptapp@floridabar.org no later than the close of business on Monday, March 6, 2017. 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.

  • 21 Feb 2017 11:21 AM | Sue Fern (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Feb. 21, 2017

    CONTACT: Ian R. Leavengood, Chairman;

    ileavengood@leavenlaw.com

    Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

    TELEPHONE: (727) 362-9001

    SIXTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

    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 judge, applicants must be able to fulfill the constitutional qualifications, which require the person to be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a resident of the Sixth Judicial Circuit and a registered voter in the state of Florida.

    Application forms for the judgeship may be downloaded from The Florida Bar's website, www.floridabar.org. Applications also can be obtained from Commission Chairman Ian R. Leavengood, whose address and email address appear below. As of Aug. 1, 2014, changes were made to the Application for Judicial Seat, including but not limited to the requirement to complete a Form 6, Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interest. Applicants must complete the current Application for Judicial Seat.

    The original completed application with attachments, one copy of the original with attachments that has been redacted as required by the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, a flash drive with both original and redacted applications with attachments, and a recent photo must be physically delivered to Ian R. Leavengood, Chairman, at the address below no later than noon on Monday, March 13, 2017. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

    Ian R. Leavengood, Chairman

    Northeast Professional Center

    3900 First Street North, #100

    St. Petersburg, FL 33703

    ileavengood@leavenlaw.com

    Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, April 6, 2017, and on Monday, April 10, 2017, as necessary. Please plan accordingly. Applicants receiving interviews will be notified of the date and time of the interview no later than the end of business on Thursday, March 30, 2017. A list of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission members is available on the Florida Bar’s website. Questions should be directed to Ian R. Leavengood, Chairman.


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