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May 8, 2020
CONTACT: Hayden Dempsey, Chair; [email protected]
Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 850-222-6891

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Second Circuit will interview 10 applicants for nomination to fill the vacancy on the Leon County Court bench created by the elevation of the Hon. Anthony Miller. Interviews and a meeting will be conducted on Thursday, May 21, via video conference at

Interviewees who do not have access to video conference or who experience technical difficulties will be able to conduct their interview via video conference at the office of Greenberg Traurig, 101 E. College Ave., Tallahassee.

Anyone wishing to comment on the qualifications of any of the applicants may do so in writing to Hayden Dempsey, chair, Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, 101 E. College Ave., Tallahassee, FL  32301.

Interviews will be conducted at the following times:

9:00 a.m. – Lisa Barclay Fountain
9:07 a.m. – Cedell Ian Garland
9:15 a.m. – Jason Jones
9:25 a.m. – Anthony Cammarata
9:50 a.m. – Robert Churchill
10:15 a.m. – Charles “Chuck” Collins
10:40 a.m. – Karla D. Ellis
11:05 a.m. – Robert P. Elson
11:30 a.m. – Mark S. Urban
11:55 a.m. – Joe Werner

Pursuant to Article V, Section 11, of the Florida Constitution, a portion of this meeting will include JNC deliberations and will be closed.

1. Call to Order
2. Interviews of Applicants (Starting at 9 a.m.)
3. Deliberations [closed]
4. Adjourn

The members of the Judicial Nominating Commission are Hayden R. Dempsey, Chair, Matthew J. Carson, Vice Chair, Robert Neil Clarke, Jr., Erik Matthew Figlio, Darrick D. McGhee, Brian Newman, Kristina R. Osterhaus, Dan Russell and Stuart F. Williams.

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