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• Robert Riva, an associate in the Holland & Knight Jacksonville office, has been re-elected to the board of directors of the North Florida chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The chapter promotes cost-effective design, construction and operation of buildings that are healthy places to live and work, while being environmentally responsible and profitable. They promote sustainable development and green building in North Florida through open, collaborative education and leadership. Riva is a member of the Real Estate, Corporate and Sustainable Development practice groups at Holland & Knight.

• Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed Jeanne T. Tate, 54, of Tampa, to serve on the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission. She is the managing partner of the Law Offices of Jeanne T. Tate and succeeds former Florida Bar President Howard Coker of Coker Schickel. Her term ends July 1, 2015.

• Another candidate has filed to run for the Group 12 County Court judge seat that will become vacant when Judge Harold Arnold retires in 2012. Jonathan D. Sacks is a board certified criminal trial lawyer with The Law Office of Travis Reinhold and he joins Ruth Hepler of Sullivan & Hepler in pursuing the seat.

• Clerk of Court Jim Fuller has filed to run for re-election in 2012.

• Katherine B. Schnauss Naugle, president-elect of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, accepted an award June 16 from Community Connections on behalf of JWLA for its volunteer efforts during the past year. JWLA members donated school supplies to the children, gift cards to the mothers in December and more than 100 spring baskets to the children of Community Connections.