Judge Applicants

first_img July 15, 2005 Regular News Judge Applicants Judge Applicants/Judgeships Fifth JNC to fill judgeships The Fifth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for three county and three circuit judge positions. The county judge positions are in Marion, Lake, and Hernando counties. The circuit judgeships include a position which may be split between Lake and Sumter counties, and two positions in the tri-county area. Applicants must be residents of the Fifth Circuit for the circuit court positions, and residents of the specific county for the county court positions. Additionally, applicants must be registered voters and members of The Florida Bar for the past five years. Indication as to which position an applicant is seeking must be written at the top of the first page of the application. If applying for more than one position, that must be noted on the application as well. Applications may be downloaded from the Web site, www.floridabar.org and are also available at the office of the acting chair, Lisa D. Herndon, State Attorney’s Office, Hernando County Courthouse, 20 North Main Street, Room 400, Brooksville 34601, anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. An original, plus nine copies, of the completed application, and a photograph, must be received by Herndon no later than 5 p.m., July 20. Interview days are scheduled for August 1 in Hernando County, and August 2 and 4 in Lake County. Ninth JNC has circuit opening The Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a newly created circuit judgeship. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters, and reside within Orange or Osceola counties upon appointment. Applications may be obtained from the Web site for the Ninth Judicial Circuit at www.ninja9.org. From the Ninth Circuit’s home page, click the drop down for “Media Center” and select “Ninth Circuit JNC.” All candidates who previously submitted applications for the county court judicial position must submit new applications for the new circuit court position. An original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by David L. Holbrook, JNC chair, 3117 Edgewater Drive, Orlando 32804, no later than 5 p.m., July 18. Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Orange County Bar Association offices, 880 North Orange Avenue, Orlando 32801 on August 2. 17th JNC to fill two judgeships The 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill one county court judicial vacancy and one circuit court judicial vacancy. Applicants must have been members of the Bar for at least five years, registered voters, and residents of the 17th Circuit. Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org or by contacting Timothy L. Bailey, JNC chair, Bailey and Bailey Law Offices, 2335 E. Atlantic Blvd., Suite 300, Pompano Beach 33062, phone (954) 941-4920, fax (954) 941-4927. An original and nine copies of the completed applications — with photographs — must be received by Bailey no later than 5 p.m., July 21. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Indicate at the top of the application if you are applying for the county court judge position or the circuit judge position. Tenth JNC has two circuit vacancies The 10th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for two new circuit judge positions that were recently created by the Florida Legislature. Applicants for these circuit judgeships must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, be registered to vote in Florida, and reside in the 10th Circuit at the time the successful applicants are sworn in to office. Application forms may be obtained from Donald H. Wilson, Jr., JNC chair, Boswell & Dunlap, 245 South Central Avenue, P.O. Drawer 30, Bartow 33830, phone (863) 533-7117, fax (863) 533-7412, e-mail [email protected] Applications also are available on The Florida Bar Web site at floridabar.org. The original and nine copies of the completed application must be delivered to Wilson no later than 5 p.m., July 22. In the past, applications that were not delivered by the specified deadline were not considered by the commission. The commission’s interview of the applicants is tentatively scheduled for August 9 in Bartow. 15th JNC seeks judge applicants The 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a newly created circuit judgeship. Applicants must have been members of the Bar for the preceding five years, registered voters, and reside in Palm Beach County. Applications are available at the law libraries of the main West Palm Beach and South County courthouses, at the information desk of the North County and Belle Glade (West County) courthouses, and at the Palm Beach and South Palm Beach bar associations. Applicants are encouraged to read the letter of instruction that accompanies the application. Applications must be received at the Palm Beach County Bar, 1601 Belvedere Rd., Suite 302E, West Palm Beach 33406 by 5 p.m. July 21. Interviews are set for August 15-16. Second JNC seeks judge applicants The Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now seeking applicants to fill a new judgeship on the circuit bench. Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the past five years, registered voters, and reside within the Second Circuit. Application forms are available on The Florida Bar Web site at floridabar.org or from Stephanie L. Williams, JNC chair, Florida State University College of Law, 425 West Jefferson St., Room R201A Tallahassee 32306-1601. An original and nine copies of the completed application must be received by Williams no later than 5 p.m., July 13. First Circuit JNC seeks judge applicants The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications for the circuit judge position in Walton County. Applicants must be registered voters, members of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, and and live in the territorial jurisdiction of the court. Applications are available from The Florida Bar Web site at floridabar.org or from First Circuit JNC Chair Drew S. Pinkerton by pickup from his law office at 25 Walter Martin Road, Fort Walton Beach 32548, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays. An original plus nine copies of the completed application must be received by Pinkerton no later than 5 p.m., Monday, July 25 at 25 Walter Martin Road, Fort Walton Beach 32548. The First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has tentatively scheduled applicant interviews beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, and all day Friday, August 5, at the Okaloosa County Courthouse in Crestview. Applicants will be advised of the interview schedule and meeting room. Seventh Circuit JNC seeks judge applicants The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now acccepting applications to fill a newly created seat on the circuit bench. Applicants must be registered Florida voters, members in good standing of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, and reside in the Seventh Circuit upon assuming office. Application forms are available on the Florida Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org or from the office of William J. Voges, JNC chair, 275 Clyde Morris Boulevard, Ormond Beach 32174, phone (386)-671-4910. An original and nine copies of the completed application must be delivered to and received by the chair no later than 4 p.m., July 28. Interviews of the applicants will be conducted on dates and at a location to be announced.last_img

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