The Florida Bar


March 6, 2013
Louis M. Silber, Chair,
Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
(561) 615-6262

The Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it is accepting applications to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Fourth District Court of Appeal created by the announced retirement of Judge Mark E. Polen. The application deadline for this vacancy is Wednesday April 10, 2013.

Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding ten (10) years, registered voters and must reside in the territorial jurisdiction at the time of assuming office.

Applications should be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website, at by following the “Publications” link on the left to “Bar Forms and Applications” to “Judicial Application.” If you have any questions about the process, contact:

Louis M. Silber, Chair
Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
Silber & Davis
1806 Old Okeechobee Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33409

The original completed application plus nine (9) copies and all attachments must be delivered to the Chair at the above address no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 10. In addition to the original and nine (9) copies, applicants are requested to provide one additional redacted version of the application which complies with Chapter 119 and Florida’s public records law.

Submission of a photograph is encouraged. Applications received after the noticed deadline will not be accepted for consideration by the Commission in accordance with Amended Local Rule III of the Judicial Nominating Commission, Fourth District Court of Appeal Local Rule.

Applicants who previously applied for the vacancy created by Judge Fred Hazouri’s retirement, may submit a letter advising that you wish to have your previous application considered for this vacancy and include any updated information.

A list of the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission members is available on The Florida Bar’s website or by contacting Chairman Silber by phone (561-615-6262), email at or a letter to the above address. Any email communications to Chairman Silber should be copied to his Paralegal, Sally Feaman at:


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[Revised: 03-06-2013]