State of Florida
JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
December 30, 1998
Ms. Sila C. Hernandez-Nicholson
6621 N.W. 22 nd Street
Sunrise, FL 33313
RE: JUDGE LAWRENCE L. KORDA, 17th Judicial Circuit
Dear Ms. Hernandez-Nicholson:
Receipt is acknowledged of a copy of your Appeal, with attachements, dated, November 20, 1998 and received in this office on December 1, 1998 concerning the actions of the above-named Judge in the handling of your child custody and support case.
Please be advised that pursuant to the provisions of Article V, section 12, Florida Constitution, the Judicial Qualifications Commission does not have authority to act as a court to review, determining the legal correctness or incorrectness of decisions made on cases in the courts. The Concerns outlined in your correspondence relate to legal and procedural issues which have rememdy solely thought the courts by motion or Appeal. This Commission lacks jurisdiction to act as an alternative to that process. It has constitutional authority to review only ethical misconduct by a judge. The commission of possible judicial error is not an act of judicial Misconduct whicl falls with this Commission's scope and jurisdiction. PLEASE BE ASSURED that our inability to take any action is due to "his constitutional rights" and limitation and not to a Lack of concern on our part.
Brook S. Kennerly