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5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENSION TO MAY 8 FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2019
CONTACT: Robert W. Batsel, Jr., Chair; [email protected]
5th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 352-867-7707

The 5th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission extends the application deadline for a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial Circuit for Circuit Court Judge due to the retirement of Circuit Judge Willard Pope. Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years and must be a registered voter. The person appointed must be a resident of Marion County, Lake County, Hernando County, Citrus County or Sumter County at the time he/she assumes office.

Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website and are also available from the Chair:

Robert W. Batsel, Jr.

1531 Southeast 36th Avenue

Ocala, Florida 34471

Telephone: 352-867-7707

Facsimile: 352-867-0237

Email: [email protected]

Applicants must submit a fully completed, signed, original and one hard copy of the application, along with one electronic copy and one electronic redacted copy (redacting any exempt information under Florida law) which must be delivered to Robert W. Batsel, Jr., Chair of the 5th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission. Please submit a CD or thumb drive containing the application and attachments in PDF format.

The deadline for submitting the applications is hereby extended to Wednesday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. No applications will be accepted after such date and time. Applications deemed incomplete may be rejected in their entirety in the Commission’s discretion.

All interviews are set for Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Marion County Judicial Center, Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida 34471. Interview times will be established at a later date. Applicants will be notified of interview times by email.

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

Members of the 5th Judicial Nominating Commission are Robert W. Batsel, Jr. (Chair), Shanta Nicole Matthews (Vice Chair), Anita G. Carver, Darryl W. Johnston, Charles K. Ruse, Jr., James T. Schatt, Derek A. Schroth, and Vanessa Thomas. A complete listing for each member is available on The Florida Bar’s website.

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