15TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES CERTIFICATION OF JUDICIAL NOMINEES

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) takes pleasure in certifying the following nominees to fill the vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the retirement of Judge Robert Panse:

  1. Lourdes Casanova
  2. Gabriel Ermine
  3. Jeremy Franker
  4. Ron Herman
  5. Gina Leiser
  6. Katherine Mullinax

A list of members of the Fifteenth Circuit JNC is available at https://www.flgov.com/judicial-and-judicial-nominating-commission-information/.

If you have any questions, please call Mr. Dieterle at (561) 734-5552 or at gdieterle@feamanlaw.com.

15TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF INTERVIEW SCHEDULE

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces that the following persons will be interviewed on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, to fill the county court vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert Panse, at the times indicated below:

9:00 a.m.               Schnelle Tonge

9:12 a.m.               Jeremy Zubkoff

9:24 a.m.               Gabriel Ermine

9:36 a.m.               Lourdes Casanova

9:48 a.m.               Ronald Herman

10:00 a.m.             Break

10:12 a.m.             Jeremy Franken

10:24 a.m.             Katherine Mullinax

10:36 a.m.             Malcolm Harrison

10:48 a.m.             Lawonda Warren

11:00 p.m.             Break

11:12 p.m.             Gina Leiser

11:24 p.m.             Debbie Maken

11:36 p.m.             Lunch

12:45 p.m.             JNC Deliberations

The above interviews will be conducted in person at the Library Conference Room, Judge Daniel T.K. Hurley Courthouse, 205 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401.

Each interview will be ten minutes long, including a two-minute opening statement.

All JNC proceedings are open to the public, except for deliberations.

If you have any questions, please contact Gordon Dieterle at (561) 734-5552, or by email at gdieterle@feamanlaw.com

15TH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION NOTICE OF VACANCY AND ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces one vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the retirement of Judge Robert Panse. The JNC has been asked to provide Governor Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy by Monday, July 15, 2024.

Qualifications of Applicants:

Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications for county court judges described in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution.

Instructions for Submission:

1) The current Judicial Application form must be used and can be found at https://www.flgov.com/judicial-and-judicial-nominating-commission-information/. Applicants should ensure they are using the correct and current form.

2) Applications must be in .pdf form and submitted as follows: (i) one original copy of the application, including all attachments, (ii) one redacted copy of the application, including all attachments, excluding all exempt information under Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes or other applicable public records law. The two .pdf files should be named in a “last name.first name” format. For example: Jane Smith should submit two files named: (1) Smith.Jane.pdf and (2) Smith.Jane-REDACTED.pdf. Each electronic application, including exhibits, must be a single pdf file. The Commission strongly prefers the submission of applications in a text-searchable (i.e., non-scanned) pdf format.

3) The deadline for submission of the completed application is 5:00 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2024. Both the original and redacted electronic applications must be submitted by email to all Commission members at their email addresses below:

Chair Gordon Dieterle gdieterle@feamanlaw.com

Vice Chair Eric Levine elevine@atlas-solomon.com

William Shepherd william.shepherd@hklaw.com

Robert Harvey robert@flbiznow.com

Sarah Cohen sarahacohen@gmail.com

Kelly Hagar kellyvhagar@gmail.com

James Sallah jds@sallahlaw.com

Robert Rosenberg grebnesor1942@gmail.com

Steven DeLorenz sdelorenz@icloud.com

It is anticipated that any interviews will be held the week of July 8, 2024.

All JNC proceedings are open to the public, except for deliberations. Applications are not confidential. If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to the Governor.

If you have any questions, please call Mr. Dieterle at (561) 734-5552, or by email at gdieterle@feamanlaw.com