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January 17, 2020
CONTACT: Daniel J. Gerber, Chair, [email protected]
18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 407-872-7300

The 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating  Commission announces a vacancy in the Circuit Court  created by the retirement of Circuit Judge James Earp.

Applicants must meet the qualifications for Circuit Court Judges described in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution. The successful applicant must be a resident of the jurisdiction of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit at the time the successful applicant assumes office. Applications can be downloaded from under the term “Judicial Appointments.” All applicants must deliver:

1. One original completed application with attachments and recent color photograph along with nine complete hard copies to: Daniel J. Gerber, Chair; Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission; 300 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1400, Orlando, Florida 32801

2. One complete copy with all attachments in .pdf or other electronic form by email to [email protected].

3. One redacted .pdf version of the application only (without attachments) by email to [email protected] redacting information as allowed by law.

The deadline to email items 2 and 3 above is 6 p.m. on Jan. 31. Any application emailed after the deadline will not be considered.  The hard copy applications identified in Item 1 must arrive no later than 4 p.m. on Feb. 3.

Interviews will be held on Feb. 6, at a location to be determined. Applicants and the public will be informed of individual interview times and the location.

A list of members of the 18th Circuit JNC is available at or from Daniel J. Gerber.

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