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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Jan. 15, 202005:52 PM EST

Applicants sought for vacancy on 4th Circuit bench

Interviews will be scheduled Feb. 10.
by: Max Marbut Associate Editor

Because Circuit Judge William Gregg McCaulie is retiring, there is a vacancy on the 4th Circuit bench.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the 4th Circuit Nominating Commission to provide him with qualified nominees for the vacancy.

Unredacted and redacted applications must be delivered before 5 p.m. Jan. 29, to:

Jacob Brown

50 N. Laura St., Suite 3100

Jacksonville, 32202.

Also, PDF versions of both forms of completed applications, including a digital photograph, may be sent via email to: [email protected].

Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar's website at or from the Office of the Governor at

Interviews will be scheduled Feb. 10 in Chief Judge Mark Mahon’s chambers at the Duval County Courthouse.

Incomplete applications nor applications submitted after the deadline will be considered.

Applicants must meet the qualifications for judges outlined in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution.

Personal information not subject to public disclosure should be redacted on a separate copy of the application as permitted by Section 119.071 of the Florida Statutes.

To assist the commission, all questions on the application must be fully and completely answered. Applications must include current contact information (particularly direct phone numbers), including email addresses for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel and references to facilitate the background investigations that will be conducted by members of the commission.

All proceedings of the commission are open to the public except for deliberations. Accordingly, applicants should not expect that their application be kept confidential. If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to DeSantis’s office.

If there are any questions about the application process, contact Jacob Brown at the number above.

Applicants shall not initiate contact with the commissioners until the nominees are submitted unless questions pertain to the application process only. 

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