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NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT HEARING FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2017
CONTACT:
Wogan “Wogie” Badcock
P.O. Box 497
Mulberry, FL 33860
,
Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims
TELEPHONE:



The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) will meet on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32827, to interview prospective applicants/candidates for nomination as Judge of Compensation Claims for the Tallahassee (TLH) District, to replace Judge John Lazzara. (Term to commence upon gubernatorial appointment; anticipated spring of 2018).

The commission also will interview for reappointment the following Judges of Compensation Claims: Robert Dietz (SEB), Iliana Forte (FTL), Geraldine Hogan (FTL), David Langham and Margaret Sojourner (ORL). The commission is also accepting applications for commissioners (appointed by the commission) in the First District (see county list below).

Application forms for appointment as judge or commissioner are on the OJCC website, www.fljcc.org, under the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission tab.

Guidelines for the operation of the Commission are available at https://www.fljcc.org/JCC/sjnc/AR/SJNC_Guidelines.pdf.

Applications (one original) shall be submitted to Lisa Mustain, Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), The DeSoto Building, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3060 or [email protected], no later than 5 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. This may be hard copy by mail or delivery, or electronic in PDF format by email. The DOAH will distribute the applications to each member of the SNCJCC. The application form is on the OJCC website, www.fljcc.org, under the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission tab.

Questions or comments should be addressed in writing to: Wogan “Wogie” Badcock, (SNCJCC Commission Chairman), P.O. Box 497, Mulberry, FL 33860.

Speakers in opposition to appointment or reappointment:

If you wish to speak at the commission meeting in opposition to the nomination of any applicant, written notice must be provided to the commission chairman and to Lisa Mustain, Division of Administrative Hearings, no later than 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Your letter should state your intention to address the commission and a brief explanation regarding your request. If you wish to present any documents in support of your appearance before the commission, copies must be provided to the commission chairman and the Division of Administrative Hearings by 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. The DOAH will distribute the requests to the members of the SNCJCC. Presentations in opposition to a candidate for appointment or reappointment will be limited to four minutes.

The commission will not ordinarily grant any requests for personal appearances to speak in favor of applicants. However letters in support of applicants may be delivered to Lisa Mustain, Division of Administrative Hearings, by 5 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 9, 2017. The DOAH will distribute the letters to the members of the SNCJCC.

The commission will meet by telephone at 3 p.m. EST Monday, Feb. 12, 2017, to discuss any procedural issues of the commission specifically for the Feb. 26 meeting. This telephonic commission meeting is open to the public. Call 888-670-3525 and entering the code number 249 217 2867# when prompted.

The commissioner appointed for the First District position must reside in one of the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Nassau, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Wakulla, Walton or Washington.
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