The Florida Bar


January 17, 2012
Patrick T. Christiansen, Chair,
Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(407) 419-8545

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Circuit Court resulting from the removal of Circuit Judge N. James Turner.

Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and must be a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time he or she assumes office.

Applications can be downloaded from The Florida Bar's website ( and are also available from the office of the chair:

Patrick T. Christiansen, Chair
420 South Orange Avenue, Suite 1200
Orlando, FL 32801, or
Post Office Box 231
Orlando, FL 32802-0231
Phone 407-419-8545

An original and nine copies of the completed application must be delivered to Patrick T. Christiansen, Chair of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. The deadline for submission of the application is February 9, 2012, at 3 p.m. Be sure to use a photograph on or as the cover page to the Application. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline may not be considered. For assistance, please refer to the Link on the JNC Website HOME Page called "Guidelines for Submitting Applications to the Ninth Judicial Nominating Commission for Judicial Vacancies". (instructions to JNC website found below)

Interview times and location will be determined at a later date and all applicants will be notified.

Members of the bench, bar and the public are encouraged to contact members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions. Further information regarding the schedule of interviews will be posted on The Florida Bar website,, and the 9th JNC website, (The JNC website can be found by going to, then click on "For Attorneys", then under the INFORMATION column, click "Links", then under the FLORIDA COURTS column, click "Judicial Nominating Commission".)

Members of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission are Patrick T. Christiansen (Chair), Edward A. Storey, III, Gregorio A. Francis, W. Bruce O'Donoghue, Kimberly J. Doud, Jeffrey B. Jones, Isaac J. Lidsky, Kevin B. Weiss and Tad A. Yates. A complete listing for each member is available from The Florida Bar’s website.

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[Revised: 01-17-2012]