New applications are sought for one lawyer vacancy on the Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. By letter of January 9, the governor rejected The Florida Bar’s list of nominees for the Eight Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission pursuant to Section 43.29(1)(a), Florida Statutes. Accordingly, The Florida Bar must submit a new list of three different nominees to the governor.
Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Applicants must comply with state financial disclosure laws. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their four-year term.
Applications must be received by mail, e-mail, or fax no later than 5 p.m., Friday, February 1, in the Executive Director’s Office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A screening committee composed of Board of Governor members from the area will review all the applications. Recommendations will be made to The Florida Bar Executive Committee who will finalize the list of nominees and send to the governor.
Persons interested in applying may download the proper application form (there is a specific JNC application) from the Bar’s website, www.floridabar.org, or call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5757, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300, by the deadline of February 18.