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November 15, 2013
Peter Antonacci

PETER ANTONACCI, Gov. Rick Scott’s general counsel, led a training session for new judicial nominating commission members at the Historic Old Capitol in Tallahassee in October. The training focused on the authority and role of the JNCs, their interaction with the Governor’s Office, meeting procedure and uniform rules, open records, ethics, and diversity. Bar President-elect Greg Coleman also addressed the attendees, telling them the single most important element of the Bar’s strategic plan “is to ensure that our judicial system — a coequal branch of government — is fair and impartial, adequately funded, and open to all. You all are on the front line of making sure the judiciary is fair and impartial.” Historically, Coleman said, the JNCs “do a wonderful job,” noting the vast majority of judges who face Judicial Qualifications Commission investigations have been elected, not appointed through the merit selection process. Pictured behind Antonacci, from the left are Ed Fleming and Jason Unger.

[Revised: 04-09-2014]