The Florida Bar has extended the deadline to apply for seats on the Third, Fifth, and 16th circuits judicial nominating commissions until May 16..

The Florida Bar has the opportunity to nominate six lawyers to the governor for his appointment for each of the vacancies. Each appointee will serve a four-year term, commencing July 1. Applicants must be members of The Florida Bar engaged in the practice of law and reside in the territorial jurisdiction served by the commission to which the member is applying. Commissioners are not eligible for state judicial office for vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following completion of their term.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 16. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Screening committees of the Board of Governors will review all JNC applications. The Executive Committee will then make recommendations to the Board of Governors.