Various updates regarding the Florida Bar

Fifth Circuit Needs a Judge

The Fifth Circuit Judicial nominating commission is now accepting applications to fill a circuit vacancy.  A Tampa,FL  Child Custody Attorney may be a good choice to fill the vacancy.  Applicant must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters, and be a resident of Marion, Lake, Hernando, Citrus, or Sumter Counties at the time he/she assumes office.  The Fifth Circuit JNC understands that the person appointed will likely serve in the circuit courts for both Hernando and Citrus counties.  Are you dealing with a Tampa, FL Family Law Attorney issue? Applications may be downloaded from the Florida Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org and are also available from the JNC chair. Applicants must submit a fully completed original and one copy of the application, along with one electronic copy and one electronic redacted copy which must be delivered to Schroth no later than 4:30 p.m..

Criminal jury instructions panel seeks members

The Supreme Court committee on standard jury instructions in criminal cases is now accepting applications for membership on the committee. The committee is charged with updating the criminal jury instructions based on changes made to Florida Statutes an opinion issued by the Florida District Court of Appeal, The Florida Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court. The committee usually meets four times a year in the central Florida area. All appointments are made by the Chief Justice  need a license to practice law in Florida to apply for appointment although there are no open positions for defense attorneys and judges at present. Application forms for membership can be found at the Florida Supreme Court’s website. An application interested in serving should be applied to all interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter along with the application via email mark Schneider committee staff liaison.