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20TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2019
CONTACT: Kathleen M. Fitzgeorge, Chair; [email protected]
20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 239-533-2911

The 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees to fill a vacancy for the 20th Judicial Circuit Court created by the pending retirement of Circuit Judge Christine Greider.

The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter, and must be a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time he or she assumes 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 to:

Kathleen M. Fitzgeorge, chair

20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

Lee County Justice Center Annex

2000 Main Street, 3rd Floor

Fort Myers, Florida 33902-1980

Phone: 239-533-2911 (main)

  1. A complete paper version of the application, including a current photograph;
  2. A complete paper version redacted to exclude all exempt information under Chapter 119, F.S., or other applicable public records law
  3. A .pdf version of the complete application, including color photograph, on a flash drive;
  4. A .pdf version of the complete redacted application on the same flash drive;

THE .PDF FILES ARE TO BE NAMED SO THAT THE APPLICANT’S NAME AND “REDACTED” OR “UNREDACTED” IS READILY APPARENT AS THE NAME OF THE FILE, i.e. Smith, Jane (Unredacted)

The deadline for submission of an application is 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

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

INTERVIEWS: Interviews will be held on Monday, Nov. 11, at the located at the law firm of Knott Ebelini Hart, 1625 Hendry Street, Suite 301, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. Members of the bench, bar, and public are encouraged to contact members of the commission concerning applicants for judicial positions and invited to attend the interviews.

Members of the 20th Circuit JNC are:

Kathleen M. Fitzgeorge, Chair

Aaron A. Haak

Sanjay Kurian

Bernard Long, Jr.

Aaron J. O’Brien

Andrea Pleimling Smith

Susan Z. Reynolds

Carlo F. Zampogna

A complete listing for each member is available from The Florida Bar’s website or from the chair.

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