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September 19, 2022
CONTACT: Robert J. Harvey, Chair; [email protected]
Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 917-865-7961

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces that it has received applications from the following persons for nominations to fill one or more of the vacancies created by the elevations of Judge Renatha Francis and Judge Melanie Surber:

  1. Alex Braunstein
  2. Andrew Carrabis
  3. Lourdes Casanova
  4. Santo DiGangi
  5. Gabriel Ermine
  6. Jean Marie Middleton
  7. Judge John Parnofiello
  8. Steven Phillips
  9. Robert Rubin
  10. Gregory Schiller
  11. Danielle Sherriff
  12. Stephanie Tew
  13. Schnelle Tonge
  14. Andriene Treasure
  15. Karen Velez
  16. Kevin Walsh
  17. Lawonda Warren

The JNC will publish on the Florida Bar’s website, the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s website and Governor Ron DeSantis’ judicial webpage, the time, date and location of any interviews that the JNC chooses to conduct.

The JNC anticipates conducting interviews on Monday, October 3, 2022.   

All JNC proceedings are open to the public, except for deliberations.  Applications are not confidential.  If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to Gov. Ron DeSantis.

If you have any questions, please call Mr. Harvey at (917) 865-7961, or email at [email protected]


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