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May 4, 2020
CONTACT: Robert J. Harvey, Esq., [email protected]
Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: (561) 303-2918

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission received 26 applications for nomination to fill the vacancy for a Circuit Court judge position created by the resignation of Judge Jessica Ticktin. On May 22, the JNC will interview the following applicants, whom the JNC did not previously interview on Nov. 13, 2019.

Sarah Cortvriend
Jonathan Giddens
Judge Paige Gillman
Judge Bradley Harper
Nicole Hunt Jackson

Robert Ostrov
John Parnofiello
Jorge Perez
Jeremy Zubkoff

The JNC will publish on the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s website and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ judicial webpage   the interview schedule for the above applicants in a future news release. The interviews may be conducted virtually via ZOOM. The information to attend via ZOOM will be provided for both the applicants and the public in a future news release. JNC proceedings are open to the public, except for deliberations.

The JNC has not eliminated any applicant from consideration. Given the recent interviews of the other 17 applicants and the challenges Florida’s legal community currently faces, the following applicants not being interviewed on May 22 may submit a written statement updating the JNC on anything they wish to share about themselves and their work experience since their last interview. Such statements are limited to 1,000 words and must be received at [email protected] by 5 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, May 18, to be considered. Those applicants are:

Peter Bassaline
Elizabeth Berkowitz
Marsha Bunn
Melanie Casper
George Lagos
Abigail Langweiler
Laura Laurie
Judith Levine
Ilana Marcus

Jean Marie Middleton
Angela Prudenti
Ori Silver
Joseph Small
Alcoyla St. Juste
Stephanie Tew
Schnelle Tonge
Kevin Walsh

A list of members of the Fifteenth Circuit JNC is available at Members of the bench, the Bar and the public are urged to contact the members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions. Questions: Please contact Robert Harvey by telephone at (561) 303-2918 or email at [email protected].

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