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Applications sought for appeals court nominating commission

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The Florida Bar is accepting applications for one lawyer vacancy on the 1st District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission.

Gov. Rock Scott has rejected The Florida Bar’s list of nominees for one seat on the appeal court and The Florida Bar must submit a list of three different nominees to the Governor for appointment. The term will commence immediately upon appointment and end June 2016.

Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Applicants must comply with state financial disclosure laws. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the commission on which they sit for 2 years following completion of their term.

Applications must be received by mail, e-mail, kwilson@flabar.org or fax to 850-561-9405 no later than 5:30 p.m., Monday, July 29, in the Executive Director’s office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. 

Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may download the proper application form (there is a specific JNC application) from the Bar's Web site 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, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300, by the deadline of July 29.