The Florida Bar


January 9, 2012
Edward W. Gerecke, Chair,
13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(813) 229-4306

The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the Hillsborough County Court created by the appointment of Judge Nick Nazaretian to the Circuit Court. The Commission is now accepting applications for one county court judge position. Applicants must be residents of Hillsborough County, registered voters and members of The Florida Bar for the past five years.

Applications can be downloaded from the Florida Bar's website at by following the "publications" link on the left to "Bar forms & applications" to "Judicial Nominating Commission applications" to "Application for Judicial seat". Applicants will be asked to provide their contact information to facilitate communication with the Commission.

Applicants must submit a fully completed original and 10 copies of the application, along with photographs attached to the original and each of the 10 copies of the application, to Edward W. Gerecke, Carlton Fields, P.A., 4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 1000, Tampa, FL 33607, no later than 5 p.m. on January 27, 2012. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants and the public will be advised in subsequent press releases of dates of Commission meetings relating to filling this vacancy. The Commission will submit the names of nominees for this vacant judgeship to Governor Rick Scott by March 6, 2012.

A list of members of the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is available from The Florida Bar's website. Questions should be directed to Ed Gerecke at (813) 229-4306 or

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[Revised: 01-09-2012]