Leslie Scott Jean-Bart has joined the Terrell Hogan firm.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami and Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. She worked at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Sheppard, White & Thomas and Farah & Farah, before opening the Jean-Bart Firm.
Jean-Bart’s interest in community service was inspired by her late grandmother, Mary L. Singleton, the first black woman elected to Jacksonville City Council who later became a state representative. A fifth-generation Jacksonville native, Jean-Bart is married and has a daughter.
Applicants sought for circuit judge vacancy
The 4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to be considered for a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Circuit Judge E. McRae Mathis.
Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and must be a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of the court when he or she assumes office.
Applicants must deliver a complete paper version of the application to Chip Bachara, Chair, 4th Circuit JNC, Bachara Construction Law Group, One Independent Drive, Suite 1800, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Nov. 13.
The commission’s selections will be forwarded to Gov. Rick Scott, who will appoint a replacement for Mathis.
Dasher talks about Informed Voter Project
Jacksonville attorney Lisa Dasher made a presentation on the Informed Voter Project last month to more than 30 attendees at the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida Annual Conference at World Golf Village Renaissance Resort.
Dasher spoke about judicial elections, merit retention, campaigning and the impact of Political Action Committees on judicial elections. The goal of the project is to educate communities on the importance of an informed vote and fair judges.
She was one of four panelists. The others spoke on Amendments 1, 2, and 3.
The Informed Voters Project is a project of the National Association of Women Judges. Florida The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association is organizing the project locally.
To learn about the Informed Voters Project and the November ballot, visit ivp.nawj.org.