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JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES REAPPOINTMENT HEARING


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2018
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, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center, 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821 (room to be announced), for the purpose of interviewing the following Judges of Compensation Claims for reappointment: Hon. W. Ray Holley (JAX), Hon. Ralph Humphries (JAX) and Hon. Nolan Winn (PNS).

The commission also will interview candidates for vacancies soon to occur in District Fort Lauderdale (to replace Judge Geraldine Hogan upon retirement; appointment anticipated December 2018) and District Tampa (to replace Judges Ellen Lorenzen and Douglas Spangler upon retirement; appointments anticipated December 2018).

Application forms for reappointment and appointment as judge and for Commission appointed Commissioner are on the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims website (www.fljcc.org), under the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission tab.

Applications (two copies, see below) shall be submitted to Lisa Mustain, The Division of Administrative Hearings, The DeSoto Building, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3060 or [email protected], no later than 5 p.m. Eastern time, Thursday, July 26. This may be hard copy by mail or delivery, or electronic in PDF format by email.

Each applicant must submit a nonredacted (complete) copy and a redacted (see below) copy. The DOAH will distribute the applications to each individual member of the SNCJCC.

Any questions or comments relating to any of the above judges of compensation claims 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:

The list of applicants will be published (http://e-jccupgrade.blogspot.com/) by Monday, July 30. If you wish to speak at the commission meeting in opposition to the reappointment of any of the above Judges or 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. Eastern time, Friday, Aug. 3. Your letter should include 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 ([email protected]) by no later than 5 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, Aug. 3. The DOAH will distribute the requests to the individual 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 any of the above sitting judges. However, the committee will accept letters in support of the current judges and applicants as long as they are delivered to the commission chairman and to Lisa Mustain ([email protected]) by 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday, Aug. 13. The DOAH will distribute the letters to the individual members of the SNCJCC. If opposition to reappointment of a sitting judge is appropriately filed, then the commission may elect to allow personal appearance to speak in favor of the applicant, at the commission’s discretion.

The commission will meet telephonically at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, to discuss procedural issues of the commission, specifically for the Aug. 20. This telephonic commission meeting will be open to the public by dialing 888-670-3525 and entering code number 249 217 2867# when prompted.

Redacted format: This means the document is submitted with redactions of all information that is confidential and/or exempt from the public right of access under Article I, Section 24(a) of the Florida Constitution. (For more information, refer to the 2017 Sunshine Manual, http://www.myfloridalegal.com/sun.nsf/sunmanual). Redacted copies may be disclosed to the public without further review.
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