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November 28, 2017
Christi Gray, Chair; [email protected],
Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(850) 668-6611

The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the Second Circuit Court in Leon County created by the resignation of Judge Charles A. Francis.

Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters, and residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time of assuming office. Applications can be downloaded from The Florida Bar at

Applicants are requested to provide the JNC with the following: (1) an original application and all attachments; (2) nine paper copies of the application and attachments; and (3) a DVD or flash drive containing an unredacted electronic copy in .pdf format of the application and all attachments and an electronic copy in .pdf format of the application and all attachments in which all information that the applicant believes is confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under Florida’s public records law, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, has been redacted.

The application and all paper and electronic copies must be delivered to:

Christi Gray, Chair
Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Gray Law – Marital and Family Law
2509 Barrington Circle, Suite 107
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

The deadline for submission of the application is 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.

The JNC will meet at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 28, at the offices of Ausley McMullen, 123 S. Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 with call-in information provided to members unable to attend in person. Please e-mail [email protected] for call-in information.


1. Call to Order
2. Review of List of Applicants for Circuit Court vacancy
3. Deliberations (closed)
4. Scheduling and other business
5. Adjourn

Interviews of applicants are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, and Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Leon County Court House Annex, 1920 Thomasville Road, Room 213, Tallahassee, Florida.

The members of the Judicial Nominating Commission include the following: Christi Gray, Chair, Fred Dudley, Vice-Chair, Rob Clarke, Rick Figlio, Darrick D. McGhee, Chasity O’Steen, Kristina R. Osterhaus, Peter Penrod, and Stuart Williams.


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