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12TH CIRCUIT JNC ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2020
CONTACT: Varinia Van Ness, Chair; [email protected]
Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 941-362-3560

The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for a vacancy for the Manatee County Judgeship, created by the resignation of Judge Robert Farrance.

Applicants must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of the Court at the time of assuming office. Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website and the Office of the Governor.

All people interested in applying must deliver the following:

1) A complete paper version of the application along with current photograph to:

Varinia Van Ness, chair, 12th Circuit JNC

Van Ness Law Group, P.A.

46 N. Washington Blvd. Suite 9

Sarasota, FL 34236

2) A .pdf version of the complete application with a color photograph to [email protected]

3) A redacted version of the application excluding all exempt information under Chapter 119, F.S., or other applicable public records law to [email protected]

THE ATTACHED .PDF FILES SHOULD BE NAMED SO THAT THE APPLICANT’S NAME AND “REDACTED” OR “UNREDACTED” IS READILY APPARENT IN THE NAME OF THE ATTACHMENT.

All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Mar. 13. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: All questions in the application must be answered fully and completely. Applications should include current and accurate contact information for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel and references, as those individuals will likely be contacted.

INTERVIEWS: Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be held on Mar. 27, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, located at 1051 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, Florida 34205. Members of the bench, Bar and public are encouraged to contact members of the commission concerting applicants for judicial positions. A complete listing for each member is available on the Florida Bar’s Website www.floridabar.org.

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