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Supreme Court JNC set to interview prospective justices Wednesday

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Supreme Court sealThe Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) has released its final interview schedule for May 3 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Ricky Polston.

It is anticipated that the interviews will be available live via the The Florida Channel.

Interviews will take place at the Orange County Courthouse, Courtroom 23A, The Redacted applications for the 15 applicants are available on The Florida Bar website.

  • Derek J. Angell
1:00-1:20 p.m. ET
  • Victoria J. Avalon
1:20-1:40 p.m. ET
  • Woody Robert Clermont
1:40-2:00 p.m. ET
  • Roger Gannam
2:00-2:20 p.m. ET
  • Bruce Edwin Kyle
2:20-2:40 p.m. ET


BREAK 2:40-2:50 p.m. ET


  • Michael Thomas McHugh
2:50-3:10 p.m. ET
  • Autumn M. Miller
3:10-3:30 p.m. ET
  • Joshua Aaron Mize
3:30-3:50 p.m. ET
  • Tarlika Nunez-Navarro
3:50-4:10 p.m. ET
  • Thomas Nelson Palermo
4:10-4:30 p.m. ET


BREAK 4:30-4:40 p.m. ET


  • Bryan Edward Sarabia
4:40-5:00 p.m. ET
  • Meredith Sasso
5:00-5:20 p.m. ET
  • Jared Edward Smith
5:20-5:40 p.m. ET
  • John K. Stargel
5:40-6:00 p.m. ET
  • Scott Toner
6:00-6:20 p.m. ET


Members of the Bench, Bar, and public are urged to contact members of the commission concerning the applicants for judicial positions.

The members currently serving on the JNC are:

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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