Bradenton-Sarasota, FL, July 16, 2015 – William C. Robinson, Jr., real estate attorney at Blalock Walters, has been elected Chair of the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. The Judicial Nominating Commissions select and nominate to the Governor persons found by the Commission to be legally and most fully professionally qualified to fill a vacancy. Robinson’s first order of business will likely focus on the Commission’s recent announcement of vacancies in the Circuit Court due to the retirement of Judges Peter A. Dubensky and James S. Parker.
“The firm congratulates Will on this esteemed appointment,” says Blalock Walters’ Managing Partner, Jonathan Fleece. “It is a testament to Will’s commitment to public service and the judicial branch of government. He is well qualified and committed to perform marvelously through his term.”
Robinson’s law practice focuses primarily in the areas of real estate, land use zoning and development law. He received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and B.A. in Finance with a Certificate in International Relations from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the Manatee County Bar Association.
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 (5) years, a resident of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit and a registered voter in the State of Florida. Applications can be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org by following the “News & Events” link on the top menu bar; then selecting “Publications” to “Bar Forms & Applications” to “Judicial Nominating Commission applications” (click this same link again if necessary) to “Application for Judicial Seat.”
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