NOTICE: The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission announces a vacancy in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Debra Steinberg Nelson.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must meet the qualifications for Circuit Court Judges described in the Florida Constitution.

APPLICATIONS: Applications can be downloaded from under the term “Judicial Appointments.” Use the “Revised Judicial Application” on the webpage.

All applicants must deliver:

  1. One complete unredacted copy with all attachments in .pdf or other electronic form  by email to  by 5:00 p.m. on MAY 4, 2021.
  2. One redacted .pdf version of the application only (without attachments) by email to by 5:00 p.m. on MAY 4, 2021, redacting information as allowed by law. Redacted nominations may be made available to the public as received by the Commission. It is the applicant’s responsibility to redact personal information and information protected from disclosure under Florida law.
  3. One original unredacted completed paper application with attachments and recent color photograph along with three copies by 4:00 p.m. on MAY 5, 2021 to:

Daniel J. Gerber, Chair
Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o RumbergerKirk
300 South Orange Avenue
Suite 1400
Orlando, Florida 32801

INTERVIEWS: Interviews will be held on May 13, 2021 at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center, Grand Jury Room. The interview schedule will be published at a later date.

JNC Members:

Daniel J. Gerber, Chair

Andrew B. Pickett
Donna C. Valin
R. Scott Robinson
Rachel W. Delgado
James Dowdy
Andrew Ballentine
Shannon P. Snedaker
David Bear