The Florida Bar

News Releases


July 18, 2019
CONTACT: Kristen Wilson, [email protected]
The Florida Bar
TELEPHONE: 850-561-5757

2nd DCA, 5th DCA, 5th Circuit, 7th Circuit, 9th Circuit, 15th Circuit, 16th Circuit and 18th Circuit

The Florida Bar is accepting applications for lawyer vacancies on each of the 2nd DCA, 5th DCA, 5th, 7th, 9th, 15th, 16th and 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commissions. On July 1, The Florida Bar received notification from the Governor’s Office of one commissioner resignation and seven rejected slates of Florida Bar JNC nominees. Pursuant to Section 43.29(1)(a), Florida Statutes, The Florida Bar must submit new lists of different nominees for each vacancy to the governor for appointment. The appointees 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., Monday, Aug. 19, 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 for any of these vacancies may do so on The Florida Bar’s Website, or should 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 Aug. 19 deadline date.


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