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SECOND DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2017
CONTACT:
Cynthia Sullivan Oster, Chair,
Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE:
(813) 307-3127


The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has decided to extend the deadline for applications from October 17 to October 25. Please see information below regarding this announcement.

The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the Second District Court of Appeal, created by the constitutionally mandated retirement of Judge Douglas A. Wallace. The Commission is now accepting applications for this one Second District Court of Appeal judicial vacancy. In order to be appointed, applicants must be residents within the jurisdiction of the Second District Court of Appeal, registered voters, and members of The Florida Bar for the past ten years.

Applications can be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s web site at www.floridabar.org by clicking on the “News & Events Link” and scrolling down to “Publications”. Click on the “Publications” link to “Bar Forms & Applications”, scrolling through to “Judicial Nominating Commission applications”. Applicants will be asked to provide their names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses to facilitate communication with the Commission.

Applicants must submit a fully completed original and ten (10) printed copies of the application, to Cynthia Sullivan Oster, Chair, Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 27th Floor, Tampa, Florida 33602 (via hand delivery), or P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, Florida 33601-1110 (via mail), no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. A recent photograph should be attached to the original and each copy.

In addition, applicants are requested to provide one electronic unredacted (PDF) copy of the application and one electronic redacted (PDF) copy of the application for submission in response to public records requests. Any material redacted must be limited to exempt or confidential information that is exempt from public inspection pursuant to Chapter 119 and Florida’s public records law. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants and the public will be advised in subsequent press releases of dates of Commission meetings relating to filling this vacancy. Members of judiciary, The Florida Bar and the public are urged to contact the members of the Commission concerning applicants for this vacancy. The Commission will submit the names of nominees for this vacant judgeship to Gov. Rick Scott on or before November 27, 2017.

A list of members of the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is available from The Florida Bar’s website. Questions should be directed to Cynthia Sullivan Oster, Chair, Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, at (813) 307-3127 or [email protected].

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