The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar President’s Special Task Force

Florida Bar President Eugene Pettis appointed an 11-member task force in February 2014 to determine why diverse candidates were not applying for Judicial Nominating Commission appointment or for judgeships. The state's 26 JNCs interview judicial applicants and make recommendations to the governor for appointment. Under state law, the governor directly appoints five members to each JNC and selects four members from slates nominated by the Bar, with the appointments staggered over four years. In recent years, diversity on the JNCs has declined.

    [Revised: 05-29-2014]