The Florida Bar


February 1, 2013
Kristen Wilson,
The Florida Bar
(850) 561-5757, kwilson

New applications are sought for one lawyer vacancy on the 8th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. By letter of January 9, the Governor rejected The Florida Bar’s list of nominees for the 8th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission pursuant to Section 43.29(1)(a), Florida Statutes. Accordingly, The Florida Bar must submit a new list of three different nominees to the Governor.

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. Applicants must comply with state financial disclosure laws. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for 2 years following completion of their 4-year term.

Applications must be received by mail, e-mail, or fax no later than 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18 in the Executive Director’s Office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A screening committee composed of Board of Governor members from the area will review all the applications. Recommendations will be made to The Florida Bar Executive Committee who will finalize the list of nominees and send to the Governor.

Persons interested in applying may download the proper application form (there is a specific JNC application) from the Bar’s Web site,, or call Bar headquarters at (850)561-5757, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300, by the extended deadline of Feb. 18.

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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: 02-04-2013]