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January 18, 2022
CONTACT: Norm D. Fugate, Chair; [email protected]
Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 352-528-0019

The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a County Court vacancy due to the retirement of Judge Joseph M. Williams.

Applicants must meet the qualifications for a county court judge as set forth in the Florida Constitution and Florida statutes.  All persons interested in applying must submit two copies of a complete application in .PDF format via email to [email protected]. One of the .PDF copies should be submitted in redacted format* and one in non-redacted format.

*Redacted format means that the document is submitted with redactions of all information that is confidential and/or exempt from the public right of access under Article I, Section 24(a) of the Florida Constitution, (for more information, refer to the 2021 Sunshine Manual).

The deadline for submitting the applications is Jan. 31, 2022 by 12:00 p.m. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications may be downloaded from the JNC Information webpage.

The inclusion of a photograph is encouraged. Applicants should be aware that, if selected for an interview, the Commission has set a tentative date of Feb. 10, 2022, for interviews.

A list of the members of the Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is available via the governor’s web site.

Direct contact with a commissioner, initiated by an applicant regarding his or her application, is discouraged. Candidate questions regarding the JNC process should be submitted in writing to the JNC chair.


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