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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Jul. 18, 201808:38 AM EST

New members appointed to Judicial Nominating Commission

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Also, attorney Chip Bachara reappointed
by: Max Marbut Associate Editor

Gov. Rick Scott appointed three new members and reappointed one member to the 4th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

Karen Bowling, of Jacksonville Beach, is president of Thrive Consulting LLC. Bowling received her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida. She is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2022.

Courtney Grimm, of Green Cove Springs, is the County Attorney for Clay County. She is a previous member of the commission and a past president of the Jacksonville Bar Association.

Grimm received her bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College and her law degree from the University of Florida. Grimm was appointed from a list of nominees submitted by The Florida Bar for a term ending July 1, 2022.

Helen Peacock Roberson, of Jacksonville, is a partner with Tanner Bishop and is married to 4th Circuit Judge Eric Roberson.

She received her bachelor’s degree and her law degree from the University of Florida. Roberson is appointed for a term ending July 1, 2019.

Recommended by The Florida Bar, Chip Bachara Jr. will continue to serve on the commission until July 1, 2022. A former chair of the commission, he is board certified in construction law and the managing partner of Bachara Construction Law Group.

Bachara received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Mercer University.

Commission Chair Patrick Kilbane said Tuesday he plans to schedule a publicly noticed meeting to introduce the new appointees to the incumbent members and discuss rules and procedures.

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