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11TH CIRCUIT JNC CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 31

May 28th, 2019

In order to broaden the applicant pool, the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission hereby extends the application period for applications to fill the vacancies created by the elevation of Judges Monica Gordo and Rodolfo Ruiz, and the resignation of Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia. The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must…

TWELFTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES MANATEE COUNTY COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 23rd, 2019

The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces two meetings to be held in the Sunshine as follows: The Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on the following days to select and interview candidates to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Douglas Henderson On May 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.,…

8TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FOR CIRCUIT COURT JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 23rd, 2019

The Eighth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received the following timely submitted applications for the Circuit Court vacancy due to the resignation of Judge Stanley H. Griffis, III:   Applicant Name Glenn Bryan Luis Bustamante Mathew Carrillo Jodi Cason Craig DeThomasis Isaac East Katherine Floyd Mark Fraser Julie Johnson AuBroncee Martin Kelly McNeal Susan Miller-Jones…

19TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY INTERVIEWS

May 15th, 2019

The 19th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission conducted interviews on May 14, related to the County Court vacancy in St. Lucie County created by Judge Philip Yacucci, Jr.’s retirement and certified to Gov. Ron DeSantis the following six nominees, in alphabetical order:   Melanie M. Barker Lillian Ewen Jeffrey Hendriks Roberta F. Katz Leatha Mullins…

U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA – TALLAHASSEE DIVISION – SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE

May 15th, 2019

The Judicial Conference of the United States is expected to authorize the appointment of a full-time U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of Florida in Tallahassee. The deadline for applying for the Magistrate Judge position is Aug. 1.   The duties of the U.S. Magistrate Judge are demanding and wide-ranging. Magistrate judges conduct most…

4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES CERTIFIED LIST OF NOMINEES FOR DUVAL COUNTY JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 8th, 2019

Earlier today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 4th Judicial Circuit interviewed 15 applicants to fill the vacancy on the Duval County Court Bench created by the appointment of the Hon. Meredith Charbula. Following deliberations and thoughtful consideration of each applicant, the Commission nominates the following individuals (in alphabetical order and without any preference) to…

10TH CIRCUIT JNC NOTICE OF MEETING

May 8th, 2019

The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on June 12, at 8 a.m., at Peterson & Myers, P.A., 225 East Lemon Street, Suite 300, Lakeland, Florida. The purpose of this meeting will be to interview applicants for the vacant Polk County Court seat and to deliberate.   Commission Members are: Timothy J. McCausland, Lydia…

11TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 8th, 2019

The 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancies in the 11th Judicial Circuit created by the resignation of Circuit Judge Maria Sampedro-Iglesia and elevation of Judges Rodolfo Ruiz and Monica Gordo.1   The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants…

1OTH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 6th, 2019

The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces one new vacancy in the County Court in Polk County due to the elevation of Judge Sharon Franklin. Applicants for this county judgeship must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five years, must be registered to vote in the State of Florida, and…

12TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES JUDICIAL VACANCY

May 6th, 2019

The 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for a vacancy for the County Court of Manatee County, created by the resignation of the Hon. Doug Henderson.   Applicants must have been a member of the Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter and…