The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces two vacancies: one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge Paige Kilbane and one vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the elevation of Judge John Parnofiello. The JNC has been asked to provide Governor Ron DeSantis with nominees for both vacancies by Friday, March 17, 2023.
Qualifications of Applicants:
Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications for county court judges described in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution.
Instructions for Submission:
1) The current Judicial Application form must be used and can be found at https://www.flgov.com/judicial-and-judicial-nominating-commission-information/. Applicants should ensure they are using the correct and current form.
2) Applications must be in .pdf form and submitted as follows: (i) one original copy of the application, including all attachments, (ii) one redacted copy of the application, including all attachments, excluding all exempt information under Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes or other applicable public records law. The two .pdf files should be named in a “last name.first name” format. For example: Jane Smith should submit two files named: (1) Smith.Jane.pdf and (2) Smith.Jane-REDACTED.pdf. Each electronic application, including exhibits, must be a single pdf file. The Commission strongly prefers the submission of applications in a text-searchable (i.e., non-scanned) pdf format.
3) The deadline for submission of the completed application is 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 24, 2023. Please state in your application whether you are applying for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy, the County Court Judge vacancy, or both vacancies. Both the original and redacted electronic applications must be submitted by email to all Commission members at their email addresses below:
- Chair, Robert Harvey firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice Chair, Gordon Dieterle email@example.com
- William Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarah Cohen email@example.com
- Kelly Hagar firstname.lastname@example.org
- James Sallah email@example.com
- Eric Levine firstname.lastname@example.org
- Robert Rosenberg email@example.com
- Steven DeLorenz firstname.lastname@example.org
It is anticipated that any interviews will be held the week of March 13, 2023.
All JNC proceedings are open to the public, except for deliberations. Applications are not confidential. If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to the Governor.
If you have any questions, please call Mr. Harvey at (561) 303-2918, or by email at email@example.com