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20TH CIRCUIT JNC GIVES NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2020
CONTACT: Aaron A. Haak, Chair; [email protected]
20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 239-334-2722

The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court resulting from the retirement of Circuit Judge George Richards.

The Commission requests that interested candidates apply 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.

The current application* may be downloaded from the Governor’s website at www.flgov.com and is also available from the office of the Chair:

Aaron A. Haak, Chair
Knott Ebelini Hart
1625 Hendry St., Suite 301
Fort Myers, Florida 33901
Telephone: 239-334-2722

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment must submit the following:

  • One original application
  • One paper copy
  • One electronic copy
  • One electronic copy redacted of any information not subject to public disclosure.

The submission of a color photograph is required with the completed application.

The original and electronic copies must be delivered to the Chair, Aaron A. Haak at Knott Ebelini Hart, 1625 Hendry St., Suite 301, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

The original and copies must be printed on paper. The electronic copies must be in PDF format and must be submitted on a USB flash drive.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS IS MONDAY, AUG. 24, AT 2 p.m.

Incomplete applications, obsolete forms of application, and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Interviews will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. The list of the candidates who will be interviewed, and schedule of interviews will be announced on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020.

Members of the judiciary, bar and the public are encouraged to contact members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions.

Any person who wishes to submit a letter regarding any applicant must submit that letter in PDF format by email to [email protected]. Letters that are submitted in any other manner will be disregarded and not considered.

Members of the 20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission are:
Mike Carr
Aaron A. Haak, Chair
Sharon M. Hanlon
Sanjay Kurian, Vice Chair
Bernard Long, Jr.
Richard Montecalvo
Aaron J. O’Brien
Andrea P. Smith

A complete listing for each member is available from the Governor’s website at www.flgov.com or from the Chair.

*Please note that the current application is a new application from that used previously.

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