FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 21, 2017
CONTACT: Ian R. Leavengood, Chairman;
Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: (727) 362-9001
SIXTH CIRCUIT JNC SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking applications for nomination for a judicial vacancy in the Pinellas Circuit Court, following the resignation of the Hon. Walter L. “Skip” Schafer.
Before assuming the office of circuit court judge, applicants must be able to fulfill the constitutional qualifications, which require the person to be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar for the preceding five years, a resident of the Sixth Judicial Circuit and a registered voter in the state of Florida.
Application forms for the judgeship may be downloaded from The Florida Bar's website, www.floridabar.org. Applications also can be obtained from Commission Chairman Ian R. Leavengood, whose address and email address appear below. As of Aug. 1, 2014, changes were made to the Application for Judicial Seat, including but not limited to the requirement to complete a Form 6, Full and Public Disclosure of Financial Interest. Applicants must complete the current Application for Judicial Seat.
The original completed application with attachments, one copy of the original with attachments that has been redacted as required by the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, a flash drive with both original and redacted applications with attachments, and a recent photo must be physically delivered to Ian R. Leavengood, Chairman, at the address below no later than noon on Monday, March 13, 2017. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Ian R. Leavengood, Chairman
Northeast Professional Center
3900 First Street North, #100
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, April 6, 2017, and on Monday, April 10, 2017, as necessary. Please plan accordingly. Applicants receiving interviews will be notified of the date and time of the interview no later than the end of business on Thursday, March 30, 2017. A list of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission members is available on the Florida Bar’s website. Questions should be directed to Ian R. Leavengood, Chairman.