Monday, December 1, 2014

Applicants Sought For Statewide Prosecutor

The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of statewide prosecutor. The appointment takes place every four years, according to Section 16.56, F.S.

Applicants must be an elector of the state, a member of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, and must devote full-time to their duties and not engage in the private practice of law. The Judicial Nominating Commission will nominate not less than three people to the attorney general, who will appoint the statewide prosecutor for a term of four years, to run concurrently with the term of the attorney general. The person appointed statewide prosecutor is prohibited from running for or accepting appointment to any state office for a period of two years following vacation of office.

Applications for the position and the required financial statement can be obtained from The Florida Bar’s website.

One completed original application, with attachments and financial statement, must be received by Jason Unger at GrayRobinson, P.A., 301 S. Bronough St., Suite 600, Tallahassee FL 32301 by December 11. Additionally, one electronic redacted copy of the application that complies with Chapter 119 and Florida’s public records law must also be received by December 11 at the following email address:

Interviews will take place on December 15 at the offices of GrayRobinson, P.A., 301 S. Bronough St., Suite 600, Tallahassee.
The members currently serving on the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission are: Chair Cynthia G. Angelos, Port St. Lucie; Vice Chair Jason L. Unger, Tallahassee; Alexander M. Clem, Orlando; Daniel E. Nordby, Tallahassee; Israel U. Reyes, Coral Gables; Jeanne T. Tate, Tampa; Nilda R. Pedrosa, Coral Gables; Robert A Butterworth, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale; and Rutledge R. Liles, Jacksonville.