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15TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2021
CONTACT: Robert J. Harvey, Chair; [email protected]
Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 561-303-2918

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces one vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Bradley Harper.  The JNC has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy by Nov. 20, 2021.

Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications for county court judges described in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution.

Instructions for Submission:

1)       The current Judicial Application form must be used and can be found at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ website. Applicants should ensure they are using the correct and current form.

2)       Applications must be in .pdf form and submitted as follows: (i) one original copy of the application, including all attachments, (ii) one redacted copy of the application, including all attachments, excluding all exempt information under Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes or other applicable public records law. The two .pdf files should be named in a “last name.first name” format. For example: Jane Smith should submit two files named: (1) Smith.Jane.pdf and (2) Smith.Jane-REDACTED.pdf. Each electronic application, including exhibits, must be a single pdf file. No paper applications will be accepted.

3)       The deadline for submission of the completed application is 1 p.m., Oct. 25, 2021.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.  Both the original and redacted electronic applications must be submitted by email to [email protected].

Please ensure the Application is complete, including all required responses (including references, case style and contact information regarding recent cases, and class standing and degree information regarding education), and all required attachments (writing sample, financial disclosure, photograph).  Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Additional Information:

The JNC will publish on the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s website www.palmbeachbar.org and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ judicial webpage the date and location of any interviews that the JNC chooses to conduct.  The JNC anticipates that any interviews will be held the week of Nov. 15, 2021.

All JNC proceedings are open to the public, except for deliberations.  Applications are not confidential.  If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

A list of members of the Fifteenth Circuit JNC is available at Gov. Ron DeSantis’ judicial webpage. Members of the bench, the Bar and the public are urged to contact the members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions.

If you have any questions, please call Mr. Harvey at 561-303-2918, or email at [email protected].

 

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