The Florida Bar


December 10, 2012
Cassandra Larkin Denmark, Chair,
10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge John F. Laurent, effective January 31, 2013. Applicants for this circuit judgeship must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, must be registered to vote in the state of Florida, and must reside in Polk, Hardee or Highlands County at the time the successful applicant is sworn into office.

Application forms for the judgeship may be obtained from the Nominating Commission Chair, Cassandra Larkin Denmark, whose address and telephone number appears below. Application forms in various word processing formats are available on The Florida Bar website at The original and nine copies of the completed application (no notebooks or binders, please) must be delivered to the Commission Chair at the address appearing below no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. In the past, applications that were not delivered by the specified deadline were not considered by the Commission. The Commissions’ interview of the applicants is scheduled for Thursday, December 20, 2012, at the Law Offices of Meeks & Denmark, L.L.P., 415 East Main Street, Suite B, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Bartow, FL 33830.

Any applicant who has submitted an application within the past sixty (60) days may, in lieu of a new application, submit a letter requesting the previous application be considered re-submitted. This letter should also state that there are no changes to the application. In addition, applicants interviewed on November 29, 2012 and November 30, 2012, for Judge Wright’s vacancy will not be interviewed on December 20, 2012.

Commission Members are: Benjamin W. Hardin, Jr., Richard E. Straughn, Kenneth B. Evers, Timothy McCausland, Victor Smith, Donald Wilson, Jr., John Hugh Shannon, Robert Swaine, and Cassandra Larkin Denmark.

Cassandra Larkin Denmark
Meeks & Denmark, L.L.P.
415 East Main Street, Suite B, Suite #211
Bartow, FL 33830
Telephone: (863) 534-8300
Facsimile: (863) 534-8310

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[Revised: 12-10-2012]