NOTICE OF MEETING

The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims (SNCJCC) will meet Monday, October 3, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET at 1507 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 (offices of the Palm Beach County Bar), to interview the following Judges of Compensation Claims for reappointment; Honorable Ralph Humphries (JAX), Honorable W. Ray Holley (JAX), Honorable Michael Ring (FTL), and Honorable Rita Young (SPT). The Commission will also interview candidates for a vacancy in West Palm Beach and a vacancy in Orlando.

Application forms for reappointment and appointment as Judge of compensation Claims are on the OJCC website, www.fljcc.org, under the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission tab.

Applications (two copies, see below) shall be submitted to Laura Dane, Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060 or Laura.Dane@doah.state.fl.us, no later than Friday, September 9, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., EDT. This may be hard copy by mail or electronic in PDF format by email or flash drive. Each applicant must submit a non-redacted (complete) copy and a redacted* copy. DOAH will distribute the redacted applications to each individual member of the SNCJCC.

Any questions or comments relating to any of the incumbent Judges of Compensation Claims should be addressed in writing to: Gary Frazier, (SNCJCC Commission Chair), c/o Laura Dane, Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060 or Laura.Dane@doah.state.fl.us.

Speakers in Opposition to Appointment or Reappointment:
Applicant’s names will be published (https://fljccannouncements.blogspot.com/) by Monday, September 12, 2022. If you wish to speak at the Commission meeting to oppose any applicant, written notice must be provided to the Commission Chair and Laura Dane (Laura.Dane@doah.state.fl.us) no later than Monday, September 19, 2022 by 5:00 p.m., EDT. Notice should include your request to address the Commission, a brief explanation of your request, and any documents in support of your appearance before the Commission. 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 applicants. However, the Committee welcomes letters in support of the Judges and applicants delivered to Laura Dane (Laura.Dane@doah.state.fl.us) by Monday, September 19, 2022, 5:00 p.m., EDT. If opposition to reappointment of an incumbent judge is timely filed, the Commission may allow personal appearance, to speak.

The Commission will meet telephonically on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 3:00 p.m., EDT. This meeting will be to discuss any procedural issues of the Commission specifically for the October 3, 2022 meeting. This telephonic commission meeting will be open to the public by dialing (888) 585.9008, and entering code number 510 432 870# when prompted.

*Redacted format means that the document is submitted with redactions of all information made confidential and/or exempt from the public right of access under Article I, Section 24(a) of the Florida Constitution.

See: http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MNOS-B9QQ79/$file/SunshineManual.pdf

NOTICE. HEARING ON APPLICATIONS FOR JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT

The Statewide Nominating Commission for the Judges of Compensation Claims will meet on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EDT at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837 (room TBA), to interview applicants to serve as a Judge of Compensation Claims. The Commission will nominate three individuals (two for Orlando and one for West Palm Beach) and submit those names to Governor DeSantis for consideration. The annual salary is $160,000.

Applications shall be submitted to Laura Dane, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060 or Laura.Dane@doah.state.fl.us by Friday, April 22, 2022 by hard copy or flash drive (with PDF copies) by mail delivery, or electronic in PDF format by email. Each applicant must submit a non-redacted copy and a redacted copy*.

Applicant’s names will be published (http://e-jccupgrade.blogspot.com/) on Monday, April 25, 2022. If you wish to speak at the Commission meeting to oppose any applicant, please provide written notice to Laura.Dane@doah.state.fl.us by Thursday, April 28, 2022. The Commission will accept letters in support of any applicant if they are delivered to Laura.Dane@doah.state.fl.us by Thursday, April 28, 2022.

The Commission will meet telephonically, Monday May 2, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to discuss any procedural issues prior to the in-person Monday, May 9, 2022 meeting. This commission meeting by phone is open to the public by dialing 888.585.9008, and entering code number 510 432 870#.

* See,http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MNOS-B9QQ79/$file/SunshineManual.pdf).

2022 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum

2022 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum

April 7 - 8, 2022
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Featuring: Oral Arguments with the First DCA

On April 7th - 8th the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) will present the 2022 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum.

The Forum features two tracks of advanced legal programming, centered around the Bar’s traditional Workers’ Compensation Board Certification Review Course. Learn from some of today’s most qualified and highly recognized Board Certified speakers, judges, medical, and industry professionals.

This program is perfect for attorneys, judges supervisors, case managers, nurses, vocational experts, risk and insurance professionals, who wish to increase their depth of knowledge and understanding of Florida’s workers’ compensation litigation environment.

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