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20TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2021
CONTACT: Sanjay Kurian, Chair; [email protected]
20th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 239-628-4905

The Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a judicial vacancy in the Lee County Court resulting from creation of a new position effective July 1, 2021.

The commission requests that all 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.

The current judicial application may be downloaded from the Gov. Ron DeSantis’ website (www.flgov.com), and is also available from the office of the Chair:

Sanjay Kurian, Chair

Becker Poliakoff

12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 200

Fort Myers, Florida 33966

[email protected]

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

One (1) original application

One (1) paper copy

One (1) electronic copy

One (1) 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, Sanjay Kurian, at the office address printed above. 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 THE ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS IS TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021 AT 12 PM.

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

The list of candidates who will be interviewed and the date for interviews will be announced at a later date.

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

Sharon M. Hanlon

Sanjay Kurian (Chair)

Bernard Long Jr.

Richard Montecalvo (Vice Chair)

Aaron O’Brien

Andrea P. Smith

A complete listing for each member is available from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ website (www.flgov.com), or from the Chair.

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