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January 17, 2019
CONTACT: Kristen Wilson; [email protected]
The Florida Bar
TELEPHONE: 850-561-5757

UPDATE: On Jan. 23, the deadline was extended for all 26 JNCs:

Updated news release here



The deadline has been extended to receive applications for one lawyer vacancy on each of the Judicial Nominating Commissions for the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 10th, 14th and 16th circuits. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each Judicial Nominating Commission to the governor for his appointment.

Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1, 2019. An applicant must be a member 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.

Lawyers interested in applying for these vacancies may click here to download the Judicial Nominating Commission application from the Bar’s website,, or call Bar headquarters at 850-561-5667 to obtain the application form. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300 or submitted via email to [email protected], no later than 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application.

The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews.

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