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September 12, 2018
CONTACT: Jason L. Unger, Chair
Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: (850) 577-9090

TALLAHASSEE, [September 12, 2018] — The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is accepting applications to fill three positions of Florida Supreme Court Justice, appointed by the Governor, upon the mandatory retirement of Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince.  Based on the Supreme Court’s current composition, one seat must be filled by a qualified applicant who resides in the Third Appellate District; the other two seats are at-large.

Applications may be obtained from  Applicants must submit (1) an original application (including all attachments); (2) an electronic copy of the original application (including all attachments) in pdf format; and (3) an electronic redacted copy of the original application, which excludes all material that is exempt or confidential under applicable public records laws.

The original signed, unredacted paper application must be provided to JNC Chair Jason L. Unger, GrayRobinson, 301 S. Bronough St., Ste. 600, Tallahassee 32301-1724 no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 8, 2018.  Additionally, an unredacted copy of the original application (including all attachments) and a redacted copy must be e-mailed, in pdf format, to all Commission members by the same date and time.

Applicants who are selected by the Commission for personal interviews will be informed of their interview times by e-mail.


The members currently serving on the Supreme Court JNC are:

Chair Unger, Tallahassee, [email protected]

Vice Chair Nilda R. Pedrosa, Coral Gables, [email protected]

Cynthia G. Angelos, Port St. Lucie, [email protected]

Fred Karlinsky, Weston, [email protected]

Heather Stearns, Tallahassee, [email protected]

Jesse M. Panuccio, Palm Beach Gardens, [email protected]

Israel U. Reyes, Coral Gables, [email protected]

Hala A. Sandridge, Tampa, [email protected]

Jeanne T. Tate, Tampa, [email protected]



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