The Florida Bar


January 28, 2014
Benjamin W. Hardin Jr., Chair,
Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(863) 688-5200

The Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the Polk County Court due to the appointment of Judge Reinaldo Juan Ojeda to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge vacancy, effective January 21, 2014. Applicants for this county 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 County at the time the successful applicant is sworn into office.

Application forms for the judgeship may be obtained from the Nominating Commission Chair, Benjamin W. Hardin, Jr., 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 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2014. In the past, applications that were not delivered by the specified deadline were not considered by the Commission.

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.
Benjamin W. Hardin, Jr., Chair
Hardin, Pratt & Ball, P.A.
1905 Bartow Road
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: 863.688.5200
Facsimile: 863.686.0777


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[Revised: 08-17-2014]