The Florida Bar
NEW APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSIONS: 2ND DCA, 3RD DCA, 6TH CIRCUIT, 7TH CIRCUIT AND 20TH CIRCUIT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2017
CONTACT: Kristen Wilson,
The Florida Bar
TELEPHONE: (850) 561-5757, kwilson @flabar.org
The Florida Bar is accepting applications for one lawyer vacancy on each of the 2nd District Court of Appeal, 3rd District Court of Appeal, 6th, 7th, and 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions. By letter of Dec. 27, 2016, Gov. Rick Scott rejected The Florida Bar's list of nominees for these seats pursuant to Section 43.29(1)(a), Florida Statutes. Accordingly, The Florida Bar must submit a list of three different nominees for each vacancy to the governor for appointment. The appointees will serve the remainder of a four-year term, commencing immediately upon appointment by the governor and ending June 30, 2020.
Applicants must be 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 two years following completion of their term.
Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2017, 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 new 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, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300 by the February 6 deadline date.
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."