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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Feb. 18, 200312:00 PM EST

Florida Bar seeks JNC applicants

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The Florida Bar Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the Judicial Nominations Commissions to be submitted to Gov. Jeb Bush on or before June 3.

There is one lawyer vacancy for each of the 26 JNCs. The Florida Bar must nominate three lawyers for each vacancy to the governor for his appointment. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1. Applicants must be engaged in the practice of law and a resident of the territorial 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 JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their four-year term.

Applications must be completed for each vacancy and must be received by mail or fax to, 850 561-5826 no later than 5:30 p.m., March 21 in the executive director’s office of The Florida Bar. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Screening committees of the Board of Governors will review all JNC applications. The committee will then make recommendations to the Board of Governors.

Persons interested in applying for any of these vacancies may download the proper application form from the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at 850 561-5600, Ext. 6627, to obtain the application. Completed applications must be received by the executive director, The Florida Bar, 650 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee 32399-2300 by the March 21 deadline date.

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