The Florida Bar


October 9, 2012
John F. Mariani, Esq., Chairperson,
The Florida Bar
(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 Circuit Court that will result from the resignation of Judge John J. Hoy effective December 23, 2012.

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
1507 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 687-2800

Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications before assuming the office of Circuit Court Judge, which require the applicant to be a member of The Florida Bar for the past five years, a resident of Palm Beach County, and a registered voter of the State of Florida.

All applications must be delivered by Wednesday, November, 7, 2012, 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 an incomplete application.

Interviews will be conducted at the Palm Beach County Law Library, Main Judicial Complex, 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, on Monday, November 26, 2012.

Fifteenth Judicial Nominating Commission

John F. Mariani, Chairperson
Telephone: (561) 650-8528

Mariano Garcia, Vice-Chairman
Telephone: (561) 686-6300

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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: 10-09-2012]