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May 1, 2020
CONTACT: Robert J. Harvey, Esq.
Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: (561) 303-2918

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee announces that it has received applications from the following persons for nomination to fill the vacancy for a Circuit Court judge position created by the resignation of Judge Jessica Ticktin. In alphabetical order, the applicants are:

Peter Bassaline
Elizabeth Berkowitz
Marsha Bunn
Melanie Casper
Sarah Cortvriend
Jonathan Giddens
Judge Paige Gillman
Judge Bradley Harper
Nicole Hunt Jackson
George Lagos
Abigail Langweiler
Laura Laurie
Judith Levine

Ilana Marcus
Jean Marie Middleton
Robert Ostrov
John Parnofiello
Jorge Perez
Angela Prudenti
Ori Silver
Joseph Small
Alcoyla St. Juste
Stephanie Tew
Schnelle Tonge
Kevin Walsh
Jeremy Zubkoff

The JNC anticipates conducting applicant interviews on May 22 and will publish on the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s website and Gov. Ron DeSantis’ judicial webpage the time, location and method of any interviews. Those websites are:

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it may not be possible to conduct in-person interviews. Any 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.

If applicants expect any issues attending via ZOOM, they should contact Robert J. Harvey directly. 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 the governor.

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 call Robert J. Harvey at (561) 303-2918 or email him [email protected].

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