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Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Notice of Accepting Judicial Applications

Friday, April 17, 2020 6:13 PM | Nakia Ruffin
April 13, 2020
CONTACT: Robert J. Harvey; RHarvey@JenksHarveyLaw.com
Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: (561) 303-2918

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee (“JNC”) announces one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position created by the resignation of Judge Jessica Ticktin. The JNC has been asked to provide Governor Ron DeSantis with nominees for the Circuit Court vacancy.


Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications before assuming the office of Circuit Court Judge, which require the person to be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a resident of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit and a registered voter in the State of Florida.


  1. The current Judicial Application form must be used and can be found at online. Applicants should ensure they are using the correct and current form.
  2. The completed original application must be typed, bound and two-sided. The application must include a photograph.
  3. In addition to the original application, applicants must provide the following: (i) one original electronic copy of the application, including all attachments, in pdf format, (ii) one redacted electronic copy of the application, including all attachments, in pdf format, excluding all exempt information under Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes or other applicable public records law. The application along with any exhibits, must be a single file.
  4. Applications. The deadline for submission of the completed application is 2:00 p.m., April 30, 2020.  Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Both the original and redacted electronic applications must be submitted by email. The completed original typed and bound application must be delivered to Robert J. Harvey, Jenks & Harvey LLP, 1555 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., 16th Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Please ensure the Application is complete, including all required responses (including references, case style and contact information regarding recent cases, and class standing and degree information regarding education), and all required attachments (writing sample, financial disclosure, photograph). Incomplete applications may not be considered.
  5. Interviews. The JNC anticipates conducting interviews on May 22, 2020. Applicants should check with the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s website for information as to date and time of any interview. In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic it may not be possible to conduct in person interviews. Interviews may be conducted via ZOOM. The information to attend via ZOOM will be provided for both the applicants and the public at a later date. If you expect any issues attending via ZOOM, please contact Mr. Harvey directly.


After the deadline for submitting applications, the JNC will publish on the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s website the date, time and location or method of any interviews that the JNC chooses to conduct. Any interviews will be done in person or via ZOOM.

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.

A list of members of the Fifteenth Circuit JNC is available at online. 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 Mr. Harvey at 561-303-2918, or via email.


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