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January 4, 2019
CONTACT: Fred Dudley, Chair; [email protected]
2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 850-692-6368

The 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge Karen Gievers.

Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters and residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time of assuming office. Applications can be downloaded from The Florida Bar website at

Applicants are requested to provide the Judicial Nominating Commission with the following: an original application and all attachments; nine paper copies of the application and attachments; and a DVD or flash drive containing an unredacted electronic copy in .pdf format of the application and all attachments and an electronic copy in .pdf format of the application and all attachments in which all information that the applicant believes is confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under Florida’s public records law, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, has been redacted.

The application and all paper and electronic copies must be delivered to:

Fred Dudley, Chair
2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Dudley, Sellers, Healy, Heath & Desmond, PLLC
SunTrust Financial Center, Suite 301
3522 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

The members of the Judicial Nominating Commission are: Fred Dudley, Chair, Darrick D. McGhee, Vice-Chair, Rob Clarke, Hayden Dempsey, Rick Figlio, Chasity O’Steen, Kristina R. Osterhaus, Peter Penrod and Stuart Williams.



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