February 4, 2009
The Florida Supreme Court has issued an opinion advising Governor Crist that he may not issue a commission to a suspended lawyer for the position of circuit court judge. The suspended lawyer had been elected to the judgeship. In order to qualify for the judicial commission, a lawyer must be a member of the bar in good standing. The proposed appointee is subject to a 91 day suspension from practice effective January 2, 2009.
The disciplinary decision is linked here. (Mike Frisch)
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