The Florida Bar


January 6, 2014
Henry G. “Chip” Bachara, Chair, ,
4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(904) 562-1060

The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Circuit Court for the Fourth Judicial Circuit resulting from the death of Judge Jean Johnson.

Each person interested in applying must deliver a completed application plus nine copies and a recent photograph to:

Henry G. “Chip” Bachara, Chair
Fourth Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission
Bachara Construction Law Group
One Independent Drive, Suite 1800
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications before assuming the office of Circuit Court Judge, which require the applicants to be members of The Florida Bar for the last five years, residents of the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay/Duval/Nassau County) and registered voters of the State of Florida.

All applications must be delivered by
Thursday, Jan. 30, by 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

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 a complete application.

INTERVIEWS of applicants will be held in Chief Judge Moran’s chambers, Room 7139, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, Florida. An interview schedule with the date and time of the interview will be provided to each applicant once all of the applications have been received.

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[Revised: 08-01-2014]