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December 4, 2017
Mary A. Nardella, Chair; [email protected],
Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a Circuit Court vacancy in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, resulting from the upcoming retirement of the Hon. Christi L. Underwood.

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 the Ninth Judicial Circuit at the time that he/she assumes office.

Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website ( and are also available from the office of the chair:

Mary A. Nardella, Chair
Nardella & Nardella, PLLC
250 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 102
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-966-2680 (o) or 407-579-2861 (c)

An original and an electronic copy of the completed application and attachments must be delivered to Mary A. Nardella, chair of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, at her office address listed above. The electronic copy of the application and attachments should be in PDF form and should be submitted on a CD or a USB thumb drive.

The deadline for submission of the application is Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at 5 p.m. The commission requests that applicants use a photograph on or as the cover page to the application. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

All interviews will be held on Jan. 22, 2018, at the offices of GrayRobinson, 301 E. Pine St., Suite 1400, Orlando, Florida 32801. Interview times will be set at a later date. Applicants will be notified of their interview time. Please note that, while the application and its attachments are delivered to the offices of Nardella & Nardella, PLLC, the interviews will be held at the offices of GrayRobinson.

Further information regarding applicants and schedule of interviews will be posted on The Florida Bar website ( soon after the application deadline.

The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet for a one-hour organizational meeting at noon on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Offices of Nardella & Nardella, PLLC.

Members of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission are, Mary A. Nardella (Chair), Matthew Klein (Vice-Chair), Glenton Gilzean, Joshua D. Grosshans, Timothy Schulte, William C. Vose and Tad Yates.

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