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September 15, 2017
Federal JNC accepting judicial applications

The Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for the position of United States district court judge, as follows:

• Middle District of Florida: the JNC will select and submit four finalists to Florida’s senators

Completed applications must be received by the commission’s statewide chair, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, via email only and in PDF format, as follows:

• Middle District of Florida: Applications must be received by 5 p.m., October 30..

The chair will distribute all applications electronically to the individual district chairs who will then distribute applications electronically to commission members. Applicants must reference for which district the application is being submitted in the subject line of their email submittal.

Applicants for U.S. district judge, Middle District of Florida, who are selected by the commission for personal interviews will be interviewed December 4 at Orlando International Airport, Orlando Aviation Authority Boardroom, 1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., in Orlando.

Applicants who are selected for personal interviews will be notified via email by the statewide chair of the time and date of their interview, 30 days or more before the interview date.

The Rules of Procedure for the JNC, application forms for 2017-2019 with incorporated instructions, and the names and contact information of the 2017-2019 JNC are available at the following websites: The Florida Bar (, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida (; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ( In addition, these materials may also be obtained by email request to the commission’s statewide chair at [email protected]. It is recommended that all applicants and interested parties follow the official Twitter page of the JNC @FLFEDJNC for updates and announcements.

[Revised: 03-16-2018]