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FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JNC SEEKS A DIVERSE, QUALIFIED CANDIDATE POOL FROM THE FIFTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2009
CONTACT:
Robert S. Hackleman, Chair,
Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE:
(954) 468-1329


The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announces that it has been convened by Gov. Charlie Crist for the purpose of recommending qualified candidates to the governor to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Charles T. Wells. In his letter to the JNC, Gov. Crist emphasized his belief that "our state's judges should reflect the racial, gender and geographic diversity of the people that they serve."

In response, the JNC encourages and calls for a broad and well-qualified pool of applicants from the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

Applications can be found on The Florida Bar Web site, www.floridabar.org. If you submitted an application in November 2008, you need not submit another application but must submit a letter informing the commission that you wish to reinstate your application. The deadline for receipt of the applications is 5 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2008. Applications must be submitted: 1 original, 10 copies. Please also submit a copy of the application on a CD and a copy of the redacted version on a separate CD. Redactions to include: If you are entitled to public requests exemptions see Chapter 119.071.

Mail everything to: Robert S. Hackleman, Esq., Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

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[Revised: 01-05-2009]