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December 27, 2018
CONTACT: Gilbert M. Singer, Chair; [email protected]
13th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 813-288-1881

The 13th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the County Court of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the elevation of the Hon. Lawrence M. Leffler to the Circuit Court bench.

The commission is now accepting applications for the County Court judge position. Applicants must be residents of Hillsborough County, registered voters and members of The Florida Bar for the past five years.

Applications can be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website at by going to “Directories” at the bottom of the home page and clicking on “Judicial Nominating Commission.” Applicants will be asked to provide their names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses to facilitate communication with the commission.

Applicants must submit a fully completed original and one copy of the application, together with a photograph attached to the original and to the copy. In addition to the original and one copy, applicants are requested to provide one electronic unredacted (PDF) copy of the application and one electronic redacted (PDF) copy of the application. Applicants are also requested to provide a thumb/flash drive with the application, unredacted and redacted, with a photo on both. Any material redacted by the applicant must be limited to exempt or confidential information that is exempt from public inspection pursuant to Chapter 119 and Florida’s public records law. Send to Gilbert M. Singer, Marcadis Singer, P.A., 5104 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611, no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants and the public will be advised in subsequent news releases of dates of commission meetings relating to filling this vacancy. The commission will submit the names of nominees for this vacant judgeship to Gov. Ron DeSantis on or before Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

A list of members of the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is available from The Florida Bar’s website. Questions should be directed to Gilbert M. Singer, Chair, Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, at 813-288-1881 or [email protected].


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