AO 2024-003

IN THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA

Administrative Order No.

2024.003

IN RE:AO 2024-003 REAPPOINTING LOCAL PROFESSIONALISM PANEL MEMBERS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,

IN AND FOR COLUMBIA, DIXIE, HAMILTON, LAFAYETTE,

MADISON, SUWANNEE AND TAYLOR COUNTIES, FLORIDA

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2024-003

REAPPOINTING LOCAL PROFESSIONALISM PANEL MEMBERS

 

WHEREAS, on July 6, 2023, the Florida Supreme Court issued Opinion No. SC2023-0884, adopting the Code for Resolving Professionalism Referrals; and

 

WHEREAS the Florida Supreme Court ordered the Chief Judge of each judicial circuit to create and maintain in continuous operation a Local Professionalism Panel to receive, screen, and act on any referrals of claimed unprofessional conduct and to resolve those referrals informally, if possible, or refer them to The Florida Bar, if necessary; and

 

WHEREAS, on December 21, 2023, this Court entered Administrative Orders 2023-004, and 2023-005, which, respectively, established the Third Judicial Circuit’s Local Professionalism Panel, and appointed members to the Local Professionalism Panel; and

 

WHEREAS the terms of two panel members will expire on June 30, 2024, and it is necessary to appoint panel members to the Local Professionalism Panel to fill the pending vacancies.

 

THEREFORE, in accordance with the authority vested in the Chief Judge pursuant to Article V, section 2(d) of the Florida Constitution, section 43.26, Florida Statutes, Florida Rule of General Practice and Judicial Administration 2.215, and under mandate from the Florida Supreme Court, and pursuant to Administrative Order 2023-004,

 

IT IS THEREFORE,

ORDERED that Guy W. Norris, Esquire, is reappointed as a member of the Local Professionalism Panel commencing on July 1, 2024, following the expiration of his current term, and continuing through June 30, 2027.  It is further,

ORDERED that David A. Phelps, Esquire, is reappointed as a member of the Local Professionalism Panel commencing on July 1, 2024, following the expiration of his current term, and continuing through June 30, 2027.

 

DONE AND ORDERED in Columbia County, Florida, this 27th day of June 2024.

 

 

 

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MELISSA GATES OLIN, CHIEF JUDGE

 

Melissa Gates Olin, Chief Judge
All Judges of the Third Judicial Circuit
All Magistrates and Hearing Officers of the Third Judicial Circuit
All Clerks of Court of the Third Judicial Circuit
Trial Court Administrator, Third Judicial Circuit
Clifton “Cliff” W. Wilson, Jr., Public Defender, Third Judicial Circuit
John Durrett, State Attorney, Third Judicial Circuit
Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association
Third Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism Panel Chair