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4TH CIRCUIT JNC ANNOUNCES INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR CIRCUIT COURT VACANCY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2020
CONTACT: Courtney K. Grimm, Chair; [email protected]
Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 904-955-8872

As a result of the retirement of the Hon. David Gooding from the Fourth Judicial Circuit Bench, there now exists a vacancy on the Circuit Court Bench.  Gov. Ron DeSantis has asked the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to provide him with nominees for this vacancy. The commission received 12 applications and will interview the applicants on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in accordance with the following schedule:

Time            Applicant

9:00 a.m.      Imani Boykin
9:20 a.m.      Jeb Branham
9:35 a.m.      Melina Buncome
9:50 a.m.      Corrine Bylund
10:05 a.m.     Janet Carver
10:20 a.m.    Break
10:40 a.m.    James Kallaher
10:55 a.m.     Adina Pollan
11:10 a.m.      Randall Richardson
11:30 a.m.     Dan Skinner
11:45 a.m.     Kimber Strawbridge
12:05 p.m.   Lunch/Deliberations
1:15 p.m.       Julie Taylor
1:30 p.m.      Susan Zerbe
1:45 p.m.     Deliberations Resume

Interviews will take place in the Chambers of the Hon. Mark H. Mahon, chief judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, located at the Duval County Courthouse, Room 7139, Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams St., Jacksonville, Florida.

Members of the Bench, the Bar, and the public are encouraged to contact commissioners with relevant information about these applicants on or before Oct. 21, 2020.

All proceedings of this Judicial Nominating Commission are open to the public except for deliberations. Accordingly, applicants should not expect their application be kept confidential.  If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application along with any supplemental materials will be submitted to the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

If there are any questions, please contact Courtney Grimm.

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