The Florida Bar


July 26, 2011
John F. Mariani, Chairperson ,
15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(561) 650-8528

WEST PALM BEACH -- The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy on the Palm Beach County Court that resulted from the appointment of Judge Janis Brustares Keyser to the Circuit Court.

Each person interested in applying must deliver a completed application plus nine copies and one compact disk or flash drive containing a duplicate of the completed application in Adobe.pdf format to:

Palm Beach County Bar Association Office
1601 Belvedere Road, Suite 302 East
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications before assuming the office of County Court Judge, which require applicants to be members of The Florida Bar for the past five years, residents of Palm Beach County and registered voters of the state of Florida.

All applications must be delivered by August 30, 2011, at 5 p.m. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The application form may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website at The inclusion of a recent photograph is required.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: In order to assist the Judicial Nominating Commission in its review of applications, all questions in the application must be answered fully and completely. In addition, applications should include current and accurate contact information for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and references because those individuals will be contacted. If there is requested information missing from an application, the Judicial Nominating Commission will consider the applicant's lack of effort in submitting a complete application.

Interviews will be conducted on September 14, 2011, and, if needed, September 15, 2011.

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EDITORS: Please note The Florida Bar is not an association and "Association" is not part of our name. Proper reference is "The Florida Bar." Local bar organizations are properly termed "associations."

[Revised: 07-26-2011]