The Florida Bar


January 18, 2017
Michael C. Sasso, Chair,
Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
(407) 644-7161

As a result of the appointment of Justice C. Alan Lawson to the Florida Supreme Court, there is a vacancy in The Fifth District Court of Appeal and the Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy.

1) Judicial applications for this one (1) District Court vacancy must be received before 5 p.m. on
February 17, 2017, at the following location:

c/o Michael C. Sasso, Chair
Fifth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
1031 W. Morse Boulevard, Suite 120
Winter Park, Florida 32789

Applications submitted after the deadline WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. All applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for at least ten (10) years, electors of the State of Florida and be residents of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal prior to taking office.

2) The
Judicial Application (which can be downloaded from The Florida Bar website) must include:

3) After the deadline for submitting applications, the Commission will determine which applicants to interview. If you are to be interviewed, you will be contacted to confirm the date, time and location.

4) As you know, all proceedings of the Commission are open to the public except for deliberations. Accordingly, you should not expect your application to be kept confidential.

5) If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to the Governor.

6) If there is any question about the application process, please contact Michael C. Sasso at the address above.

Michael C. Sasso, Chair

Carrie Ann Wozniak, Vice Chair
Amanda Perry Carl
Craig S. Dyer
Michael E. Marder
Brett Renton
James Henry Richey

Lee G. Schmudde
Milo Scott Thomas

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

Please note: Florida has very broad public records laws. Many written communications to or from The Florida Bar regarding Bar business may be considered public records, which must be made available to anyone upon request. Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure.


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[Revised: 01-19-2017]