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Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee

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 will advise judicial nominating commissioners of new legislation or proposed legislation which is related to the judiciary and the judicial selection process. The committee will continue to suggest operating rules and procedures that it believes to be in the best interest of the commissions and the judicial nominating process.


Florida Judicial Nominating Commissioner 2015 Manual (308 pgs)

JNC: Uniform Rules of Procedure – Appellate

JNC: Uniform Rules of Procedure – Circuit

JNC: Uniform Rules of Procedure – Supreme Court

Understanding the JNC Process and Application Process

Judicial Nominating Applications and Commissions

Training Videos

JNC Training Video – November 13, 2015

Part 1

Part 2

JNC Training Video – October 28, 2011

JNC Training- Morning Session: YouTube 2 Hrs., 59 Min.

Welcome – Kara Berard Rockenbach, Chair, JNPC and Charles M. Trippe, Jr. Governor’s General Counsel

Remarks – Gwynne Young, 2011 President-Elect, The Florida Bar

Judicial Selection Process and Chairs’ Responsibilities – Moderator: Judge William D. Palmer

Panelists: Charles Trippe, Pat Christiansen, Judge Stephanie Ray, Alan Bookman, Kara Rockenbach, Ray Abadin,      Theodore Small, Michael Band and Todd Payne

JNC Training- Afternoon Session YouTube 2 Hrs., 24 Min.

Diversity Sensitivity – Arnell Bryant-Willis, Diversity Initiatives Manager, The Florida Bar

Ethics Rules – Virlindia Doss, Executive Director, Fl Ethics Comm.

Sunshine Laws/Public Records/Redaction Issues for JNC Commissioners – Pat Gleason, Special Counsel      For Open Government, Attorney General’s Office

The Psychology Of Effective Judicial Interviewing – Dr. Deborah O. Day, Psy.D.

Staff Contact: Rick Courtemanche
Phone: 850-561-5788

January 2019 Agenda and Meeting Materials

October 2018 JNPC Meeting Materials

June 2018 JNPC Agenda and Materials

Oct 2017 JNPC Agenda and Materials

Past Committee Meeting Materials