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Judges of Compensation Claims seek reappointment, judges are needed in West Palm Beach and Orlando

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GavelThe Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) will meet October 3 at 9 a.m. at the offices of the Palm Beach County Bar to interview the following judges of compensation claims for reappointment

  • Judge Ralph Humphries, Jacksonville.
  • Judge W. Ray Holley, Jacksonville.
  • Judge Michael Ring, Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Judge Rita Young, St. Petersburg.

The commission will also interview candidates for a vacancy in West Palm Beach and a vacancy in Orlando.

Application forms for reappointment and appointment as judge of compensation claims are on the OJCC website under the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission tab.

Applications (two copies, see below) shall be submitted to Laura Dane, Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3060 or [email protected], no later than September 9 by 5 p.m., EDT. This may be hard copy by mail or electronic in PDF format by email or flash drive. Each applicant must submit a non-redacted (complete) copy and a redacted* copy. DOAH will distribute the redacted applications to each individual member of the SNCJCC.

Any questions or comments relating to any of the incumbent judges of compensation claims should be addressed in writing to Gary Frazier, (SNCJCC Commission chair), c/o Laura Dane, Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3060 or [email protected].

Speakers in Opposition to Appointment or Reappointment:

Applicant’s names will be published ( by Monday, September 12. If you wish to speak at the commission meeting to oppose any applicant, written notice must be provided to the Commission Chair and Laura Dane ([email protected]) no later than September 19 by 5 p.m., EDT. Notice should include your request to address the commission, a brief explanation of your request, and any documents in support of your appearance before the commission. 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 applicants. However, the committee welcomes letters in support of the judges and applicants delivered to Laura Dane ([email protected]) by September 19 at 5 p.m., EDT. If opposition to reappointment of an incumbent judge is timely filed, the commission may allow personal appearance, to speak.

The commission will meet telephonically on Monday, September 26, at 3 p.m., EDT. This meeting will be to discuss any procedural issues of the Commission specifically for the October 3,

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