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December 12, 2017
Alex Caballero, Chair; [email protected],
Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(813) 251-9200

The Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy on the County Court of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, created by the elevation of The Honorable Michael S. Williams to the Circuit Court.

The commission is now accepting applications for this County Court judge position. Applicants must be residents of Hillsborough County, registered voters, and members of The Florida Bar for the past five years.

Applications can be downloaded from the Florida Bar’s web site at by going to “Directories” at the bottom of the home page and clicking on “Judicial Nominating Commission.” Applicants will be asked to provide their names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses to facilitate communication with the commission.

Applicants must submit a fully completed original and one copy of the application, along with a photograph attached to the original and to the copy, to Alex Caballero, Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, P.A., 307 S. Magnolia Ave., Tampa, Florida 33606, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

In addition to the original and one copy, applicants are requested to provide one electronic unredacted (PDF) copy of the application and one electronic redacted (PDF) copy of the application. Any material redacted by the applicant must be limited to exempt or confidential information that is exempt from public inspection pursuant to Chapter 119 and Florida's public records law.

Applicants and the public will be advised in subsequent press releases of dates of Commission meetings relating to filling these vacancies. The Commission will submit the names of nominees for the County Court vacancy to Gov. Rick Scott on or before Feb. 9, 2018.

A list of members of the Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is available from The Florida Bar’s website. Questions should be directed to Alex Caballero, Chair, Thirteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, at (813) 251-9200 or [email protected]


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