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Volusia County has a judicial opening


State Seal of FloridaThe Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy resulting from the resignation of Volusia County Court Judge Dawn P. Fields, effective December 31.

Applicants must have been a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a registered voter, and must be a resident of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time he or she assumes office.

Application forms may be downloaded from Gov. Ron DeSantis’ website.

Requirement for applications updated

All persons interested in applying must deliver the following:

  • An original completed paper version of the application and attachments to: Andrew Morgan, chair Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, 1030 N. Ponce de Leon Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL 32084
  • A PDF version of the aforementioned completed application and attachments, including the executed FDLE form; with a color photograph either in .jpg or .gif format; and
  • A redacted PDF version of the application excluding all exempt information under Chapter 119, F.S. and other applicable public records law.

The PDF files should be submitted on either a flash drive or CD-R and should be named so that the applicant’s name and “redacted” or “original” is readily apparent in the name of the attachment.

Applicants must fully and completely answer all questions in the application. 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 September  14 at 4 p.m. EDT. Incomplete or non-functioning electronic copies of the applications and applications received after the deadline may not be considered.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be on October 2 and 3, via Zoom. The time will be determined, and notice given. Zoom links will be provided to applicants and any interested party upon request. Contact Vicky Cobb at [email protected] or call 904-824-9402 for Zoom information.

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 governor’s website or from Andrew Morgan, chair ([email protected][email protected]).

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