FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2018
CONTACT: Kristen Wilson
The Florida Bar
TELEPHONE: (850) 561-5757; email@example.com
APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR VACANCIES ON JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS
The Florida Bar is accepting applications for lawyer vacancies on each of the 2nd DCA, 3rd DCA, 9th, 15th, 17th and 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions.
On July 17, 2018, we received notification from the Governor’s office of two commissioner resignations and six rejected slates of Florida Bar JNC nominees. Pursuant to Section 43.29(1)(a), Florida Statutes, The Florida Bar must submit new lists of different nominees for each vacancy to the Governor for the appointment. The appointees will serve the remainder of a four-year term, commencing immediately upon appointment by the Governor.
Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for 2 years following completion of their term.
Applications must be submitted no later than 5:30 p.m., Friday, August 24, 2018, in the Executive Director’s office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Screening committees of the Board of Governors will review all JNC applications and make recommendations to the Executive Committee.
Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may click here to complete and download the application form from the Bar’s website, www.floridabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5757, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, Fax: (850) 561-9405 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org by the August 24th deadline date.
ABOUT THE JUDICIAL CIRCUITS AND APPELLATE COURTS
The 2nd District Court of Appeal serves the following circuits:
- 6th (Pasco and Pinellas counties)
- 10th (Hardee, Highlands, and Polk counties)
- 12th (DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties)
- 13th (Hillsborough County)
- 20th (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties)
The 3rd District Court of Appeal serves the following circuits:
- 11th (Miami-Dade County)
- 16th (Monroe County)
The 9th Circuit serves Osceola and Orange counties; the 15th Circuit serves Palm Beach County; the 17th Circuit serves Broward County; the 18th Circuit serves Brevard and Seminole counties.