The Florida Bar


December 19, 2012
Henry G. “Chip” Bachara, Chair,
4th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(904) 562-1060

The Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Nassau County Court resulting from the death of Judge Granville C. Burgess.

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 County Court Judge, which require the applicants to be members of The Florida Bar for the last five years, residents of Nassau County and registered voters of the State of Florida.

All applications must be delivered by
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, by 5:00 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 conducted on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. The interviews will be held in the Grand Jury Room at the Judicial Annex in Nassau County, 76347 Veterans Way, Yulee, Florida. An interview schedule will be provided to each applicant once all of the applications have been received.


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[Revised: 12-21-2012]