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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700055: Eligibility by Steve Pincket

ARTICLE V: JUDICIARY, Section 8. Eligibility.

SECTION 8.Eligibility.

No person shall be eligible for office of justice or judge of any court unless the person is an elector of the state and resides in the territorial jurisdiction of the court. No justice or judge shall serve after attaining the age of seventy years except upon temporary assignment or to complete a term, one-half of which has been served. No person is eligible for the office of justice of the supreme court unless the person has served for at least five years on a district court of appeal. or judge No person is eligibile for the office of judge of a district court of appeal unless the person has served for at least five years on a circuit or county court. is, and has been for the preceding ten years, a member of the bar of Florida. No person is eligible for the office of circuit judge unless the person is, and has been for the preceding five ten years, a member of the bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, no person is eligible for the office of county court judge unless the person is, and has been for the preceding five ten years, a member of the bar of Florida. Unless otherwise provided by general law, a person shall be eligible for election or appointment to the office of county court judge in a county having a population of 40,000 or less if the person is a member in good standing of the bar of Florida.