The Florida Bar


August 12, 2013
Fred Karlinsky, Chair,
Seventeenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(954) 492-4010

As a result of the Recent Gubernatorial appointment of Broward County Judge Stacy Ross, there is a vacancy created for Judge Stacy Ross' County Court seat on the Seventeenth Judicial County Court, in and for Broward County, Florida.

1. Judicial applications for this one (1) County Court vacancy must be received by 5 p.m. on September 5, at the following location:

c/o Fred Karlinsky, Esq.
17th Circuit JNC Chairman
Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, P.A.
One Financial Plaza, 23rd Floor
100 Southeast Third Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33394
Telephone: (954) 492-4010
Fax: (954) 492-1144

Applications delivered after the deadline WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. All applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for at least five (5) years, electors of the State of Florida, and be residents of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit prior to taking office.

2. The Judicial Application (which can be obtained from The Florida Bar website) must include:

· An original and nine (9) copies of the application;
· A recent photograph should be attached to the original and each copy;
· All letters of recommendation in your possession that you wish the Commission to consider. However, these letters may also be sent as supplements to each member of the Commission, after the application is submitted;
· Copies of the applicant’s completed Federal Income Tax returns for the preceding (3) years OR current financial statement and financial history.
Note: If you are practicing law as a professional association, your tax returns for the three (3) year period should include the tax returns for the professional association;
· Any additional information which you feel may be helpful to the Commission in assessing your qualifications.

3. Please organize these materials into an original and nine (9) copy sets.

4. It is suggested that you submit your application as soon as it is prepared and well before the deadline.

5. After the deadline for submitting applications, the Commission will determine which applicants to interview. If you are to be interviewed, you will be contacted to confirm the date, time and location.

6. The interviews will be conducted on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 9:30 at the Broward County Bar Association office.

7. As you know, all proceedings of the Commission are open to the public except for deliberations. Accordingly, you should not expect your application and/or information to be kept confidential.

8. If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to the Governor.

9. If there is any question about the applications process, please contact Fred Karlinsky, at the address indicated in No. 1 above.

JNC Commissioners
Fred Karlinsky, Chair
Kevin P. Tynan, Vice Chair
Jamie Finizio Bascombe
Belinda M. Keiser
William McCormick
Georgette Sosa Douglass
Zachariah P. Zachariah
D. David Keller
Terrence P. O'Connor


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[Revised: 08-16-2013]