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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

4th DCA JNC Seeks Candidates for Vacancies

Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission continues to accept applications to fill Judge Larry Klein's judicial vacancy and now announces that it is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the Fourth District Court of Appeal created by the resignation of Judge Jorge Labarga.

The application deadline for both vacancies is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009.Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding ten years, registered voters and must reside in the territorial jurisdiction at the time of assuming office.

Applications can be downloaded from The Florida Bar's Web site,, or can be obtained from the office of the Chair: Kara Berard Rockenbach, Chair Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission1401 Forum Way, Suite 500 West Palm Beach, FL 33401The original completed application plus nine copies and all attachments must be delivered to the Chair at the above address no later than 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Submission of a photograph is encouraged. Applications received after the noticed deadline will not be accepted for consideration by the commission in accordance with Amended Local Rule III of the Judicial Nominating Commission, Fourth District Court of Appeal Local Rules.

If an applicant previously applied for Judge Klein's vacancy and wishes to be considered for Judge Labarga's vacancy, please send a letter to the Chair indicating this request for consideration for both vacancies by the stated deadline.

If an applicant previously submitted an application to this commission within the past three months for prior judicial vacancies, the applicant has the option of reactivating his/her prior application by sending the Chair a letter by the stated deadline specifically requesting consideration for one or both vacancies.

With the letter, the applicant may provide any supplemental information to be considered by the commission. All materials must be submitted by the deadline published in this notice.Members of the bench, Bar and the public are encouraged to contact members of the commission concerning applicants for judicial positions.

A list of the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission members is available on The Florida Bar's Web site or by contacting Chairman Rockenbach by phone, e-mail at or letter to the above address.

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