Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Second DCA Judicial Nominating Commission - Notice of Accepting Judicial Applications

CONTACT: Lara J. Tibbals, Chair,
Florida Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: (813) 222-8501

The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces two vacancies due to the creation of two new judgeships by the Florida Legislature. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the two vacancies.

Qualifications of Applicants:

Applicants must be residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the Court at the time he or she would assume office, electors of the State of Florida and members of The Florida Bar for the preceding ten (10) years.

Instructions for Submission:

1. Current Judicial Applications must be used and can be downloaded in Word version from The Florida Bar’s website.

2. The completed application must be typed and bound. The inclusion of a photograph is encouraged.

3. In addition to the original application, applicants must provide the following: (i) ten copies of the original application, (ii) one electronic copy of the original application on a flash drive in PDF format; and (iii) one printed redacted copy excluding all exempt information under Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes or other applicable public records law. All printed copies should be two-sided.

4. The completed application, attachments and flash drive must be delivered to Lara J. Tibbals, Chair, Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3700, Tampa, Florida 33602.

5. The deadline for submission of the completed application is 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2014. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Additional Information:

After the deadline for submitting applications, the Commission will determine which applicants to interview. Applicants will be contacted to confirm the date, time and location.

All proceedings of the Commission are open to the public, except for deliberations. Applicants should not expect their applications to be kept confidential.

If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to the Governor.

A list of members of the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission is available from The Florida Bar’s website.

Members of the bench, the Bar and the public are urged to contact the members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions.

If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Tibbals at (813) 222-8501.