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Process Restarts For Five Judicial Nominating Commission Seats

Carol Highsmith via Wikimedia Commons
Credit Carol Highsmith via Wikimedia Commons

The Florida Bar is taking applications again for openings on five judicial nominating commissions.  The boards help develop a short list of nominees to fill openings on the trial bench.

For every opening on a judicial nominating commission, or JNC, the Florida bar sends Governor Rick Scott three names.  But there’s a twist—he can reject all three and ask for a new slate.  Florida Bar president Bill Schifino explains that’s exactly what Scott did for five open seats.

“Now we will restart that process,” he says, “and the whole process is going to take by the time we republish, by the time we get applications in and screen, this will probably take anywhere from three to five months now to get these new names and get them up to the governor.”

The openings are with circuit court and district court of appeal JNCs primarily in central and south Florida.

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.
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