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January 26, 2018
Pamela E. Langham, Chair,
First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(850) 341-1369

The First Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy created in the Circuit Court by the resignation of Circuit Judge Edward P. Nickinson, III.

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


All persons interested in applying must deliver the following:

1. A PDF version of the completed application and attachments, including the executed FDLE form; with a color photograph either in .jpg or .gif format to:

Anita Cantrell
Court Administration, 5th Floor
MC Blanchard Judicial Center
190 Government Street
Pensacola, FL 32501

2. A redacted PDF version of the application and attachments excluding all exempt information under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes and other applicable public records law.

3. The PDF files, executed FDLE form and color photograph either in .jpg or .gif format should be submitted on nine (9) separate flash drives or CD-Rs and should be named so that the applicant’s name and “redacted” or “original” is readily apparent in the name of the folder/file.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: All questions in the application must be answered fully and completely. Applications should include current and accurate contact information for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and references because those individuals will likely be contacted.

The deadline for submission of the application is February 20, 2018, by 5:00 PM CST. Incomplete or non-functioning electronic copies of the applications and applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Friday, March 23, 2018 and Monday, March 26, 2018. Members of the bench, bar and the public are encouraged to contact members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions. A complete listing for each member is available from the Florida Bar’s website,, or from Pamela E. Langham, Chair.


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[Revised: 01-26-2018]