STATEWIDE NOMINATING COMMISSION FOR JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS ANNOUNCES REAPPOINTMENT HEARING
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 26, 2017
CONTACT: Wogan "Woogie" Badcock, Chair,
Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims
The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will meet on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 1:00 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 (JCC’s) for reappointment; Honorable Eduardo Almeyda (MIA) and Honorable Neal Pitts (ORL). The Commission will also interview candidates for pending vacancies in District Gainesville (to replace Judge Renee Hill; appointment anticipated fall of 2017) and District Tallahassee (to replace Judge John Lazzara; appointment anticipated spring of 2018).
The Commission will also interview applicants for appointment to serve as a Commissioner. The appointee must reside in the Second District Court of Appeal jurisdictional area (Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, and Sarasota, counties).
Application forms for reappointment and appointment as judge and for Commission appointed 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 http://www.fljcc.org/JCC/snc.asp
Applications (one original) shall be submitted to Lisa Mustain, The Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), The DeSoto Building, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060 or [email protected], no later than Thursday, July 6, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This may be hard copy by mail or delivery, or electronic in PDF format by email. The DOAH will distribute the applications to each individual member of the SNCJCC. The application form is on the OJCC website, www.fljcc.org, under the Nominating Commission tab.
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 10, 2017. 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 Monday, July 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 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 Monday, July 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 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, Division of Administrative Hearings ([email protected]) by Monday, July 24, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 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 Judge, at the Commission’s discretion.
The Commission will meet telephonically on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time This meeting will be to discuss procedural issues of the Commission specifically for the August 7, 2017 meeting. This telephonic commission meeting will be open to the public by dialing 888.670.3525, and entering code number 249 217 2867# when prompted.
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