The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) announces that it will meet on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, Florida, USA 32827, for the purpose of interviewing the following Judges of Compensation Claims (JCC’s) for reappointment: Hon. Wilbur Anderson (DAY), Hon. Diane Beck (SAR), Hon. Gerardo Castiello (MIA), Hon. M. Renee Hill (GNS), Hon. Margret Kerr (MIA), Hon. Daniel Lewis (FTL), Hon. Mark Massey (TPA), Hon. Stephen Rosen (SPT), Hon. Thomas Sculco (ORL); and, to interview prospective applicants/candidates for nomination as Judge of Compensation Claims for the West Palm Beach (WPB) District, to replace Hon. Mary D’Ambrosio upon retirement (term to commence upon gubernatorial appointment; anticipated spring of 2017).
The Commission will also interview applicants for appointment to serve as a Commissioner, three will be appointed by the Commission. One appointee must reside in the First District Court of Appeal jurisdictional area (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, and Washington counties); One must reside in the Third District Court of Appeal jurisdictional area (Dade and Monroe counties); and one must reside in the Fifth District Court of Appeal jurisdictional area (Brevard, Citrus, Flagler, Hernando, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, Sumpter, and Volusia counties).
Application forms for both the reappointment 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 https://www.fljcc.org/JCC/sjnc/AR/SJNC_Guidelines.pdf
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 Lisa.Mustain@doah.state.fl.us, no later than Friday, October 7, 2016 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:
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 Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 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 no later than Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 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 as long as they are delivered to the Commission Chairman and to Lisa Mustain, Division of Administrative Hearings by Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 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 allow personal appearance to speak in favor of the Judge, at the Commission’s discretion.
The Commission will meet telephonically on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time This meeting will be to discuss any procedural issues of the Commission specifically for the November 1, 2016 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.
The Commission meetings scheduled and noticed for August 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. and August 22, 2016 are CANCELLED.