Miramar, FL, October 10, 2018 — Attorney Christina A. McKinnon, owner of McKINNON LEGAL, was selected as Chair of the Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). McKinnon has been a member of the Seventeenth Circuit JNC since 2017. JNCs are a nonpartisan nine-member commission of lawyers and non-lawyers who locate, recruit, investigate and evaluate applicants for judicial office. The Supreme Court, appellate districts and circuit JNCs are appointed by the Governor, four members are appointed from separate lists of three nominees certified to the Governor by the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar. Read more about judicial nominating commissions at https://www.flgov.com/judicial-and-judicial-nominating-commission-information/.
Ms. McKinnon is affiliated with the following organizations and honors:
AV Preeminent Rating on Martindale-Hubbell
Honored multiple times by Success South Florida Magazine
Listed as among the South Florida Superstars in Attorney at Law Magazine
Miami Herald & Legacy Magazine’s “25 Most Influential & Prominent Women in Business & Leadership” in 2013
Director of the National Association of Divorce Professionals (West Broward), 2016-2017
General Counsel of the Broward Black Republican Club, 2016-2017
Listed as one of the Top 100 Attorneys by the National Black Lawyers in 2015
Chair of the Family Court Committee for The Dade County Bar Association from 2009-2013
President of the Wilkie Ferguson Bar Association from 2007-2008
Served on the Florida Bar YLD Board of Governors from 2006-2010
Recognized as a Woman Who Makes a Difference by the Junior League of Miami
Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine
Recognized by South Florida Legal Guide in 2017 & 2018
In addition to being in private practice, Ms. McKinnon regularly volunteers with a number of organizations in South Florida. Her Pro Bono work has resulted in a number of honors and awards, including a volunteer award from the Community Partnership for the Homeless (now known as Chapman Partnership) and a Pro Bono award from Dade Legal Aid for her work with the “Put Something Back” program for indigent litigants. Ms. McKinnon was appointed to the 17th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for a term ending July 2020, where she presently serves as Chair.
Ms. McKinnon was selected to the Nova Southeastern University Ambassadors Board, which is comprised of leaders who are passionate about strengthening South Florida through education, economic development, healthcare, and civic service.
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