• Thursday, June 07, 2018 12:46 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Please find information here about the conference. 

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:18 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Please register here

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:37 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Judicial Conference of the United States is expected to authorize the appointment of a full time United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Florida in Pensacola, Florida. The essential function of the United States District Court is to dispense justice and United States Magistrate Judges provide an important component of this function.
    Applications and additional information about the United States Magistrate Judge position may be obtained from the Office of the Clerk of Court at all four divisional offices of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and on the Court’s Internet website at Applications must be received in accordance with the instructions provided by July 11, 2018.
    Both Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF version of the application are available, along with the full Public Notice.


    PDF icon Pensacola Magistrate Public Notice

    PDF icon Magistrate Application Adobe PDF Fillable

    File Magistrate Application Microsoft Word 

  • Friday, May 11, 2018 12:21 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    May 7, 2018
    William G. McCormick, Chair;
    Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

    As a result of the resignation of Circuit Judge Merrilee Ehrlich and the retirement of Circuit Judge Lisa M. Porter, the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications for two vacancies on the Broward Circuit Court.

    Applications for these Circuit Court vacancies must be received by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, and should be delivered to:

    Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
    c/o William G. McCormick, Chair 
    GrayRobinson, P.A.
    401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1000 
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

    Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for at least five years, electors of the state of Florida and residents of the Seventeenth Circuit before taking office.

    The Judicial Applications are available at The Florida Bar website To be considered, applicants must submit the following, without exception:

    ● One original application, typed and bound securely.

    ● One separate redacted copy of the application excluding all exempt information under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, or other applicable public records law, typed and bound securely.

    ● An electronic copy of both the application and the redacted application, saved in PDF format, each on a separate password-secured flash drive, with the applicant’s name clearly indicated on the exterior of the flash drives. Each PDF must be a single file not to exceed 8 MB. The applicant shall provide the password(s) for the flash drives on a separate piece of paper and shall not write the password on the exterior of the flash drives. No attachments or files unrelated to the application are to be included on the flash drives.

    ● All letters of recommendation that the applicant wishes the commission to consider. They shall be included as attachments to the original application and the redacted copy and shall be included with the applications saved on the flash drives.

    ● The financial disclosure information requested in the application, inclusive of a completed Form 6 (Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interest). It must be submitted with the original application, the redacted application and the electronic copies of each.

    ● A recent photograph of the applicant. It shall be attached to the application and redacted application and included as an attachment to the applications saved to the flash drives.

    ● Any additional information that the applicant feels may be helpful to the commission in assessing the applicant’s qualifications. The information shall be included as attachments to the application and redacted application, and shall be included with the copies of each saved to the flash drives.

    Applicants are asked to strictly follow all requests and instructions in this notice. Failure to do so could result in an application not being considered.

    The commission strongly suggests that applications be submitted as soon as they are prepared and well before the deadline.

    After the deadline for submitting applications, the commission will determine which applicants will be interviewed. Applicants selected will be contacted to confirm the date, time and location of the interviews.

    All proceedings of the commission are open to the public, except for deliberations. Accordingly, applicants should not expect applications and/or information to be kept confidential, subject to applicable Florida Statutes.

    If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to the Governor’s Office, which may request additional copies of same.

    If there is any question about the application process, please contact the chair of the JNC, William G. McCormick, or his assistant, Gale Myerowitz at 954-761-8111.


    William G. McCormick, Chair
    Christina A. McKinnon, Vice Chair
    Sidney C. Calloway
    Ken J. Joyce
    D. David Keller
    B. Russell Marcus
    Christina Sanabria
    Kevin P. Tynan
    Levi G. Williams, Jr.


  • Friday, May 04, 2018 7:39 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Please sign-up to volunteer here

  • Friday, April 27, 2018 4:54 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Applications must be postmarked by Monday, June 11, 2018 to Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, PO BOX 02631, Miami, Florida, 33101 or sent via email to

  • Friday, April 27, 2018 4:45 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The 2018 Scholarship Application is available for law students attending law school in Miami-Dade or Broward counties. Applications must be postmarked by Monday, May 28, 2018 to Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, PO BOX 02631, Miami, Florida, 33101 or sent via email to

  • Friday, April 27, 2018 4:30 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice sent this letter regarding recent changes to the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. The amendments are intended to broaden the access to civil justice by expanding the pool of individuals eligible to serve as pro bono emeritus lawyers under the auspices of Court-approved, non-profit legal aid organizations.
    The changes took effect on Feb. 1 and at the request of Commission Chair Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, we are providing a copy of the amendments and other material and asking that you please share this important information. Thank you.

  • Friday, April 27, 2018 4:20 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Please return completed application and requisite materials by e-mail in PDF format to

    Please, no phone calls. All questions about the scholarship can be directed to

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