Joe Longfellow appointed to serve on the Florida Bar's Judicial Nominating Procedures CommitteeMay 15, 2023 |
On May 12, 2023, Joe Longfellow received notice that he was appointed by Florida Bar President-Elect Scott Westheimer to serve on the Florida Bar's Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee. His term will be through June 30, 2024.
The scope and function of the Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee is to assist the Governor and the judicial nominating commissions in discharging their respective duties under Article V, Section 11, Constitution of Florida.
The committee offers assistance to the Governor with organizing and presenting an annual training program for all JNC commissioners. The training program provides authoritative information on the subject of judicial selection and the judicial nominating process. It also constitutes a forum for the mutual exchange of information by commissioners.
The committee advises judicial nominating commissioners of new legislation or proposed legislation which is related to the judiciary and the judicial selection process. The committee continues to suggest operating rules and procedures that it believes to be in the best interest of the commissions and the judicial nominating process.