The Florida Bar


February 13, 2012
Jack O. Hackett II, Chair;,
20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the resignation of Circuit Judge James H. Seals, effective Aug. 31, 2012.

Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters and must reside in the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time of assuming office.

The current application may be downloaded from The Florida Bar's website ( and is also available from the office of the Chair:

Jack O. Hackett II, Esq., Chair
Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett and Carr, P.A.
99 Nesbit Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

An original and nine copies of the completed application and attachments must be delivered to Jack O. Hackett II, Chair, (mailing and physical address: Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett and Carr, P.A., 99 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950). The deadline for submission of the application is MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 at 4 p.m. The submission of a photograph is encouraged. Incomplete applications, obsolete forms of applications, and applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

Interviews will be conducted on Monday, April 2 and Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the offices of Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett and Carr, P.A., 99 Nesbit Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Contact number is 941-639-1158.

Members of the bench, bar and the public are encouraged to contact members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions.

Members of the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission are Gordon W. Corey, Jack O. Hackett II, Esq., Pamela Stewart, Esq., John F. Hooley, Esq., Joseph A. Linnehan, Jr., Esq., Russell T. Kirshy, Esq., Douglas L. Rankin, Esq., F. Joseph McMackin, III, Esq. and Reginald S. Gibson, Jr., Esq. A complete listing for each member is available from The Florida Bar’s website or from the Chair.

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[Revised: 02-13-2012]