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first_imgBoard forwards JNC recommendations to Gov. Bush Board forwards JNC recommendations to Gov. Bush June 15, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img The Board of Governors has approved a list of six names for each of the state’s 26 judicial nominating commissions, which will be forwarded to Gov. Jeb Bush, who will appoint two from each list.Acting at its May 24 meeting in Jacksonville, the board reviewed a slate for each JNC that had been recommended by screening committees and approved by the Bar Executive Committee.Board member Kirk Kirkconnell, who headed up the JNC screening process, said there were screening committees for the Supreme Court JNC and each of the five district court of appeal JNCs. The DCA JNCs also screened candidates for the circuit JNCs in that DCA’s jurisdiction, he said.“We came up with what we thought were the most qualified, and we submitted them to the Executive Committee,” Kirkconnell said. “Each selection was discussed.”Applicants were reviewed for their qualifications and with an eye to providing ethnic, gender, geographic, and practice area diversity, he added.Bar President Terry Russell noted this is the second year of the Bar’s participation in the new JNC appointment process created by the legislature last year. In that system, the Bar lost its three direct appointments to JNCs but was authorized to submit a slate of three candidates for four of the nine seats on each commission.Because of staggering provisions in the law, each of the Bar seats appointed last year was up for reappointment for a full four-year term this year, and the Bar also was scheduled to make nominations for a second seat, also for four-year terms. That meant, Russell said, the Bar had to come up with 156 qualified applicants.Overall, about 330 lawyers applied for the seats, he noted.“We have managed to submit to [Bush] good lawyers whom we have confidence in, by reason of this screening process,” Russell said.He also noted that the board no longer followed the Bar’s “plum” rule which prohibited choosing partners or associates of board members for such desirable appointments. The board determined it could not follow that rule strictly— although it could be a consideration — because it was not included in the JNC statute.Under the law, those JNC members appointed last year are eligible to reapply, and Russell said the incumbents were renominated by the Bar in each of the 26 seats. In consultation with the governor’s office, he added the Bar decided that rather than submit two slates of three nominees for each JNC, the Bar is submitting one slate of six names from which Bush will choose two.Those nominated are: • Supreme Court: Arturo Alvarez, Miami Lakes; Cynthia A. Everett, Miami; Joseph P. Milton, Jacksonville; Carl R. Pennington, Jr., Tallahassee; Herman Russomanno, Miami; and Diana Santa Maria, Cooper City. • First DCA: Melissa F. Allaman, Tallahassee; A. Hamilton Cooke, Jacksonville; Robert Rivas, Tallahassee; Lawrence E. Sellers, Jr., Tallahassee; James T. Terrell, Jacksonville; and M. Stephen Turner, Tallahassee. • Second DCA: Jack P. Brandon, Lake Wales; David M. Caldevilla, Tampa; Amy S. Farrior, Tampa; Betsy E. Gallagher, Tampa; Christine H. Greider, Naples; and F. Wallace Pope, Jr., Clearwater. • Third DCA: Nathan E. Eden, Key West; Martin D. Kahn, Miami; Kevin P. O’Connor, Miami Shores; Joseph H. Serota, Pinecrest; Nancy J. VanSant, Miami; and Gerald B. Wald, Miami. • Fourth DCA: F. Gregory Barnhart, Palm Beach; Manuel Farach, Hobe Sound; Marjorie G. Graham, Hobe Sound; Gerald F. Richman, Palm Beach Gardens; James David Robinson, Pembroke Pines; and Bradley Winston, Davie. • Fifth DCA: Theodore D. Estes, Winter Park; James H. Fallace, Satellite Beach; Mark Horwitz, Longwood; Lamar D. Oxford, Winter Springs; Morgan Laur Reinman, Merritt Island; and Jill S. Schwartz, Maitland. • First Circuit: William E. Bond, Jr., Pace; Terence A. Gross, Gulf Breeze; Anne M. Patterson, Pensacola; Drew S. Pinkerton, Shalimar; Margaret T. Stopp, Pensacola; and Linda H. Wade, Pensacola. • Second Circuit: Michael F. Coppins, Tallahassee; Elaine N. Duggar, Tallahassee; Warren H. Husband, Tallahassee; Stephanie W. Redfearn, Monticello; Larry D. Simpson, Tallahassee; and Glenda L. Thornton, Tallahassee. • Third Circuit: Thomas W. Brown, Lake City; William J. Haley, Lake City; Christina Nieto Johnson, Lake City; Robert F. Jordan, Lake City; David Phelps, Perry; and George Thomas Reeves, Madison. • Fourth Circuit: Mary Bland Love, Jacksonville; E. Robert Meek, Jacksonville; Dee D. Reiter, Atlantic Beach; Robert F. Spohrer, Jacksonville; Joel Barry Toomey, Jacksonville; and Tonia Yazgi, Jacksonville. • Fifth Circuit: Leonard Frishman, Crystal River; M. Meredith Kirste, Leesburg; Joseph M. Mason, Jr., Brooksville; P. Bobby Rumalla, Ocala; Charles K. Ruse, Jr., Ocala; and Gary L. Sanders, Ocala. • Sixth Circuit: Robert C. Decker, N. Redington Beach; Murray B. Silverstein, St. Petersburg; Sallie D. Skipper, New Port Richey; Mark A. Spence, New Port Richey; George E. Tragos, Clearwater; and Julian Emory Wood, St. Petersburg. • Seventh Circuit: Lonnie N. Groot, Deltona; Steven J. Guardiano, Port Orange; William E. Loucks, Ormond Beach; Tania R. Schmidt-Alpers, Palm Coast; John W. Stephenson, Hawthorne; and Rebecca R. Wall, Daytona Beach. • Eighth Circuit: James G. Feiber, Jr., Gainesville; Zelda L. Hawk, Gainesville; Kevin David Jurecko, Gainesville; Brian S. Kramer, Gainesville; Stacy A. Scott, Gainesville; and D. Andrew Vloedman, Gainesville. • Ninth Circuit: R. Lee Bennett, Orlando; Bruce A. Gibson III, Orlando; David L. Holbrook, Orlando; Dennis R. O’Connor, Orlando; Julie H. O’Kane, Orlando; and Terry C. Young, Orlando. • 10th Circuit: Rodney Kent Lilly, Hillcrest Heights; Douglas A. Lockwood, Winter Haven; Deborah L. Oates, Bartow; E. Alejandro Pujol, Lakeland; Richard E. Straughn, Winter Haven; and Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Homeland. • 11th Circuit: Raoul G. Cantero III, Coral Gables; Gregory M. Cesarano, Coral Gables; Gerald I. Kornreich, Miami Beach; Albert J. Kreiger, Miami; Michele A. Maracini, Miami; and Adrienne F. Promoff, N. Miami Beach. • 12th Circuit: Mark David Hildreth, Sarasota; Mark P. Kapusta, Sarasota; Gary H. Larsen, Sarasota; L. Norman Vaughan-Birch, Sarasota; Shirin M. Vesely, Bradenton; and Mark R. Zimmerman, Sarasota. • 13th Circuit: Rafael Gonzalez, Brandon; Ronald P. Hanes, Tampa; C. Howard Hunter III, Brandon; Anthony T. Martino, Tampa; Jacob J. Munch, Tampa; and William J. Schifino, Jr., Tampa. • 14th Circuit: John L. Fishel, II, Panama City; Jerry W. Gerde, Panama City; John L. Gioiello, Panama City; Roland W. Kiehn, Panama City; John W. Manuel, Lynn Haven; and Clayton R. Syfrett, Panama City. • 15th Circuit: Robert T. Bergin, Jr., Palm Beach Shores; Edward Downey, Jupiter; Jo Ann B. Kotzen, West Palm Beach; Frank A. Kreidler, Lantana; Rafael J. Roca, Palm Beach; and Michael P. Walsh, North Palm Beach. • 16th Circuit: Christine B. Geary, Key West; John A. Jabro, Tavernier; David L. Manz, Marathon; David J. Nozick, Key West; Urban J. W. Patterson, Islamorada; and Nancy R. Rossell, Key West. • 17th Circuit: Timothy L. Bailey, Pompano Beach; Walter R. Blake, Coral Springs; E. Hugh Chappell, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale; Kenneth J. Joyce, Coral Springs; Terrence P. O’Connor, Lighthouse Point; and Linda C. Sweeting, Lighthouse Point. • 18th Circuit: Vincent W. Howard Jr., Geneva; Scott L. Knox, Melbourne; John McDonough, Longwood; Philip F. Nohrr, Indialantic; Catherine A. Riley, Titusville; and Louise B. Zeuli, Lake Mary. • 19th Circuit: James L.S. Bowdish, Jensen Beach; Howard R. Brennan, Vero Beach; David B. Earle, Palm City; Lisa Harpring, Vero Beach; Diamond R. Litty, Port St. Lucie; and Gary L. Sweet, Stuart. • 20th Circuit: Darol H. M. Carr, Punta Gorda; Victoria M. Ho, Naples; William D. Keith, Naples; George H. Knott, Ft. Myers; M. Jean Rawson, Naples; and William K. Russell, Port Charlotte.last_img read more

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