Where the Executive and Legislative branches are elected by the people, members of the Judicial Branch for the supreme court, each district court of appeal, and each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit are appointed by the judicial nominating commission which is established by general law. Judicial members of the circuit and county court judges are filled by election within their respective jurisdiction/county.
"The judicial power shall be vested in a supreme court, district courts of appeal, circuit courts and county courts. No other courts may be established by the state, any political subdivision or any municipality. The legislature shall, by general law, divide the state into appellate court districts and judicial circuits following county lines. Commissions established by law, or administrative officers or bodies may be granted quasi-judicial power in matters connected with the functions of their offices. The legislature may establish by general law a civil traffic hearing officer system for the purpose of hearing civil traffic infractions. The legislature may, by general law, authorize a military court-martial to be conducted by military judges of the Florida National Guard, with direct appeal of a decision to the District Court of Appeal, First District." Article 5, Section 1
The Judicial Branch