THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:
2012 ELECTION UPDATE .....
The following non-incumbent candidates have filed to run for Judge:
Group 15 - Maria Elena Verde ....The seat is currently held by Judge Lester Langer.
Group 42 - Miguel de la O .....The seat is currently held by Judge Lawrence Schwartz
Group 47 - Maria de Jesus Santovenia ..... The seat is currently held by Judge Arthur Rothenberg
Group 49 - Richard Hersch ..... The seat is currently held by Judge Mark King Leban
Group 27 - Ivonne Cuesta ..... The seat is currently held by Judge Sheldon Schwartz
All of the incumbent Judges are retiring.
Also expected to file in County Court Group 28 is Jacqueline "Jackie" Woodward. Judge Catherine "Katie" Pooler is retiring.
IN OTHER NEWS .....
So, you want to be a 3rd DCA Judge .....
The following candidates will be interviewed for the open seat as the result of Judge David Gersten's retirement. 15 have applied including three Circuit Court Judges, three County Court Judges, and one Judge of the Compensation Claims Court (Pecko):
Judge Jennifer D. Bailey
Bambi G. Blum, Esq.
Jonathan D. Colan, Esq.
Gail Ash Dotson, Esq.
Judge Ivan F. Fernandez
Michael H. Galex, Esq.
Esther E. Galicia, Esq.
Ivy R. Ginsburg, Esq.
Judge Norma S. Lindsey
Thomas W. Logue, Esq.
Judge Maria D. Ortiz
Judge Kathryn S. Pecko
Judge Gladys Perez
Judge Jose M. Rodriguez
Edwin A. Scales, III, Esq.
If you want to provide comments to the JNC, please direct them to Jeffrey Bass, Esq. (Chair), Shubin & Bass at email@example.com .
So, you want to be the Regional Counsel for the 3rd District OCCCRC .....
As I reported two weeks back, the Supreme Court JNC had their first round of interviews for this four year appointment and only one name is being considered so far: Joseph P. George, Jr. The JNC has decided to re-open the process, accept more applicants, and conduct more interviews. They would like to send three names to Governor Scott for his consideration.
If you are interested, you have until July 15, 2011 to get your application submitted to the SCJNC Chair, Martin Lee Garcia. Go to the Florida Bar web site for more information.
So, you want to be a Circuit/County Court Judge .....
Two open seats on the Circuit Court. The JNC will be conducting interviews on Thursday, June 13, 2011 with three to six names being recommended to the Governor for his consideration. Tough luck for the winners, who will likely be named before August 14th. If they get the appointment before that date, they will need to run for a full term in 2012. Anyone appointed after that date, will in effect get a three year appointment and not have to run until 2014.
Two open seats on the County Court. The JNC has not yet set interviews for these two seats.
School is out so the traffic should be lighter. And according to the NWS, our long hot humid summer should be arriving this week. Ugh.
Enjoy your summer vacations. Here's hoping the NFL has a season in 2011 or Horace will be writing once less column on the weekends.
CAPTAIN OUT .....
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