Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Second DCA Judicial Nominating Commission Accepting Judicial Applications

The Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has announced a vacancy due to the retirement of Judge Charles A. Davis Jr. The Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for this vacancy.

Qualifications of Applicants:

Applicants must be residents of the territorial jurisdiction of the court at the time they would assume office, electors of the state of Florida, and members of The Florida Bar for the preceding 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 at
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: (i) 10 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 of the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 3700, Tampa FL 33602.
5. The deadline for submission of the application is 5 p.m. Friday, January 30. 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.