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May 3, 2018
Patrick J. Kilbane, Chairman,
Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(904) 280-3700

As a result of the resignation of The Honorable Robert M. Foster there exists a vacancy on the Fourth Judicial Circuit bench. Gov. Rick Scott has asked the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy.

Judicial applications for this vacancy must be received before 5 p.m. on May 23, 2018, at the following location:

4th Judicial Circuit Nominating Commission
Attn: Patrick J. Kilbane, Chairman
1540 The Greens Way
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar's website at or the Office of the Governor at

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Further, all applicants must meet the qualifications for Circuit Court Judges outlined in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution.

In addition to the original application, applicants must e-mail a PDF version of the application to [email protected] with personal information not subject to public disclosure redacted as permitted by Section 119.071 of the Florida Statutes. A recent photograph should be attached to the original application. To assist the commission, all questions on the application must be fully and completely answered. Applications must include current contact information, including e-mail addresses for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and references to facilitate the background investigation that will be conducted by the members of the Commission.

All proceedings of this Judicial Nominating Commission are open to the public except for deliberations. Accordingly, applicants should not expect their application be kept confidential.

If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to Governor Scott’s Office.

If there are any questions about the application process, please contact Patrick J. Kilbane at the address above.


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