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August 20, 2020
CONTACT: Kristen Wilson, [email protected]
The Florida Bar
TELEPHONE: (850) 561-5757

The deadline to apply for the lawyer vacancy to serve on the 3rd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been extended. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers to the governor for his appointment. The appointee will serve the remainder of a four-year term, commencing immediately upon appointment by the governor.

Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying.  Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their term.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in the Executive Director’s office of The Florida Bar.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Screening committees of the Board of Governors will review all JNC applications and make recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Persons interested in applying may download the application form from the Bar’s website, or call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5757 to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, Fax: (850) 561-9405 or E-mail: [email protected], by the Sept. 9th deadline.


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