FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR CRIMINAL CONFLICT AND CIVIL REGIONAL COUNSEL

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting additional applications for Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts. These appointments by Gov. Ron DeSantis are to fill vacancies created by the conclusion of the four-year terms of the current Regional Counsels.

A description of the duties and details of the position of Regional Counsel for the Offices of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel can be found at section 27.511, Florida Statutes.

The commission did not receive a sufficient number of applications by the initial deadline to permit the nomination of the minimum number of qualified candidates required by section 27.511(3)(a), Florida Statutes. Accordingly, the application deadline for Regional Counsel is extended to Dec. 24.

An application for the position of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Districts may be obtained from The Florida Bar’s website. Applicants should indicate the District or Districts for which they are seeking appointment, but need not submit separate applications for each district.

Applicants must submit: (1) an original electronic copy of the application (including all attachments) in pdf format; and (2) a redacted electronic copy of the application, which excludes all material that is exempt or confidential under applicable public records laws. Both the original and redacted electronic applications must be submitted electronically to all commission members at their email addresses below before 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. The commission strongly prefers the submission of applications in a searchable (i.e., non-scanned) pdf format.

After the deadline for submitting applications, the commission will determine which applicants to interview. Applicants who are selected for interviews will be contacted to confirm the date, time, and location.

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