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SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY - NOTICE OF ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2013
CONTACT:
Christopher J. Greene, Chair,
Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE:
(904) 355-0355


Governor Scott has declared a vacancy on the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, brought about by the resignation of Judge Hubert L. Grimes. Accordingly, the Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for this vacancy.

Qualification of Applicants:

Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and must be a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time he or she assumes office.

Applications can be downloaded from The Governor's Website by clicking the "Judicial" tab, and are also available from the office of the Chair:
Christopher J. Greene, Chair
Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
238 Ponte Vedra Park Drive, Suite 104
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Instructions for Submission:

An original and nine copies of the completed application and attachments must be delivered to Christopher J. Greene, Chair of the Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, along with an electronic copy of the aforementioned completed application, attachments (either on the flash drive or CD-R, and electronic applications should be in .pdf or .gifformat) and photograph (either in .jpg or .gif format). The submission of printed photographs accompanying hard copy applications is encouraged. In addition to the original nine copies, applicants must provide two (2) printed redacted copies and one (1) electronic redacted copy of the application which complies with Chapter 119 and Florida's public records law, if you claim the right to redaction. The deadline for submission of the application is Friday, November 8, 2013 at 5 p.m., delivered to the above address. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be conducted the week of December 2, 2013 at 9 a.m., location to be determined and noticed.

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

Members of the Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission are Christopher J. Greene (Chair), Tance E. Roberts (Vice-Chair), Horace Smith, Jr., Raven Elizabeth Sword, Steven N. Gosney, Mark P. Stanton, Mathew D. Cline, Katherine Hurst Miller, and Diidri Wells Robinson. A complete listing for each member is available from The Florida Bar's Website or from Christopher J. Greene (Chair).

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[Revised: 11-01-2013]