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April 10, 2024
CONTACT: Elizabeth R. Hunter, Chair; [email protected]
Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 772-247-1144

There is a vacancy on the Nineteenth Circuit Court bench as the result of the resignation of Nineteenth Circuit Court Judge Brennan Keeler. The Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission gave notice of such vacancy and received seven (7) applications. The Commission hereby gives notice that it will interview the seven (7) applicants on Thursday, April 18, 2024 as follows:

Applicant                            Time

Jeffrey P. Battista               9:00 a.m.

Lillian B. Ewen                    9:15 a.m.

Elise M. Kearney                 9:30 a.m.

Katherine Donaldson Mish    9:45 a.m.

Break                                 10:00 a.m.

Robert Eugene Stone Jr.      10:15 a.m.

Lauren K. Sweet                 10:30 a.m.

Steven R. Wilson                 10:45 a.m.

Deliberations                       11:00 a.m.

Interviews will take place at the Martin County Courthouse, Fourth Floor Clerk’s Conference Room, 100 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994. All proceedings of this Judicial Nominating Commission are open to the public except for deliberations. Please contact the Chair of the Commission with any questions:

Elizabeth R. Hunter

Hunter Law and Mediations, PLLC

Phone: 772-247-1144

Email: [email protected]

Members of the bench, the bar, and the public are encouraged to contact the Commissioners with relevant information about these applicants prior to April 18, 2024.

Respectfully submitted, Elizabeth R. Hunter, Chair

Cc: Members of the Nineteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission

Nita Denton, Vice Chair, [email protected]

Michael Dadko, [email protected]

Manuel Farach, [email protected]

Bradley Rossway, [email protected]

Adam G. Schwartz, [email protected]

Robert Schwerer, [email protected]

Jennifer Williamson, [email protected]


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