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JNC and Judicial Vacancies: Application Deadlines Soon!

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Whenever a judicial vacancy occurs, the governor fills the vacancy by appointment from a list of candidates nominated by the circuit’s Judicial Nominating Commission.

Applications for nomination to a judicial seat and applications for appointment to serve on a Judicial Nominating Commission can be found on this page; Judicial Nominating Commission member lists can be found here.

Florida Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission will interview 59 applicants to fill three positions on the Florida Supreme Court upon the mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince. The commission will meet on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 in Miami to begin the interview process and will resume interviews in Tampa on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. Redacted applications will be posted on this page.