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Florida Bar extends deadline to apply for various judicial nominating commissions


Law Scales of JusticeThe Florida Bar has extended the deadline to apply for vacancies on the Second and Fifth DCA judicial nominating commissions and the Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, 15th, 16th, and 18th circuit JNCs to September 4.

On July 1, the Bar received notification from the Governor’s Office of one commissioner resignation and seven rejected slates of Florida Bar JNC nominees. Pursuant to Section 43.29(1)(a), Florida Statutes, The Florida Bar must submit new lists of different nominees for each vacancy to the governor for appointment. The appointees will serve the remainder of a four-year term, commencing immediately upon appointment by the governor.

Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their term.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 4, in the Executive Director’s office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Screening committees of the Board of Governors will review all JNC applications and make recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may click here to complete and download the application form from the Bar’s website or should call Bar headquarters at 850-561-5757, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, Fax 850-561-9405 or email [email protected] by the September 4 deadline.



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