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May 10, 2022
CONTACT: Fred E. Karlinsky, Chair; [email protected]
Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 954-768-8278

The Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission is seeking qualified applicants to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Alan Lawson effective August 31, 2022.

The judicial application may be obtained from the Governor’s Judicial Nominations website at: nominating-commission-information/. Applicants must submit: (1) an original electronic copy of the application (including all attachments) in pdf format; and (2) a redacted electronic copy of the application (including all attachments), which excludes all material that is exempt  or  confidential under applicable public records laws, also in pdf format. Both the original and redacted electronic applications must be submitted electronically to all Commission members at their email addresses below before 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 27, 2022. The Commission strongly prefers the submission of applications in a searchable (i.e., non-scanned) pdf format.

After the deadline for submitting applications, the Commission will determine which applicants to interview. Applicants who are selected by the Commission for interviews will be contacted to confirm the date, time, and location. It is anticipated that interviews take place Saturday, June 11, 2022 and, if needed, Sunday June 12, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.

The members currently serving on the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission include:

Chair Fred Karlinsky, Weston, [email protected]

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

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

Daniel Nordby, Tallahassee, [email protected]

Hala A. Sandridge, Tampa, [email protected]

Heather Stearns, Tallahassee, [email protected]

Jeanne T. Tate, Tampa, [email protected]

Harout Samra, Coral Gables, [email protected]

Tim Cerio, Tallahassee, [email protected]


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