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NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25, 2014
CONTACT:
Judge David Langham,
Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims
TELEPHONE:
(850) 595-6310


The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will meet on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, Florida 32821, for the purpose of interviewing the following Judges of Compensation Claims (JCC’s) for reappointment; Honorable Geraldine Hogan (FTL), Honorable Ray Holley (JAX), Honorable Ralph Humphries (JAX), Honorable Margaret Sojourner (LKL), Honorable E. Douglas Spangler (FTM), Honorable Kathy Sturgis (FTM), Honorable Nolan Winn (PNS).

The Commission will also interview applicants for appointment to serve as a Commissioner, appointed by the Commission. The appointee must reside in the Fourth District Court of Appeal jurisdictional area (Broward, Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach County and St. Lucie Counties).

Application forms for both the reappointment as judge and for Commission appointed Commissioner are on the OJCC website, www.fljcc.org, under the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission tab.

Guidelines for the operation of the Commission are available at http://www.fljcc.org/JCC/snc.asp

Applications, one original and fifteen copies, for initial appointment or reappointment shall be submitted to Lisa Mustain, Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), The DeSoto Building, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060 no later than Thursday, July 24, 2014 by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The DOAH will distribute the applications to the individual members of the SNCJCC.

Any questions or comments relating to any of the above Judges of Compensation Claims should be addressed in writing to: Wogan “Wogie” Badcock, (SNCJCC Commission Chairman), P.O. Box 497, Mulberry, FL 33860.

Speakers in Opposition to Appointment or Reappointment:
If you wish to speak at the Commission meeting in opposition to the reappointment of any of the above Judges or the nomination of any applicant, written notice must be provided to the Commission Chairman and to Lisa Mustain, Division of Administrative Hearings no later than Monday, August 11, 2014, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Your letter should include your intention to address the Commission and a brief explanation regarding your request. If you wish to present any documents in support of your appearance before the Commission, copies must be provided to the Commission Chairman and the Division of Administrative Hearings by no later than Monday, August 11, 2014, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The DOAH will distribute the requests to the individual members of the SNCJCC. Presentations in opposition to a candidate for appointment or reappointment will be limited to four minutes.

The Commission will not ordinarily grant any requests for personal appearances to speak in favor of any of the above sitting Judges. However, the Committee will accept letters in support of the current Judges as long as they are delivered to the Commission Chairman and to Lisa Mustain, Division of Administrative Hearings by Monday, August 11, 2014, 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The DOAH will distribute the letters to the individual members of the SNCJCC. If opposition to reappointment of a sitting judge is appropriately filed, then the Commission may allow personal appearance to speak in favor of the Judge, at the Commission’s discretion.

The Commission will meet telephonically on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time This meeting will be to discuss procedural issues of the Commission specifically for the August 18, 2014 meeting. This telephonic commission meeting will be open to the public by dialing 888.670.3525, and entering code number 249 217 2867# when prompted.

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[Revised: 05-23-2014]