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Thursday, October 3, 2019   (0 Comments)
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October 1, 2019
CONTACT: Walter J. Harvey, Chair; 
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission 
Telephone: 305-995-1304

The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is extending the deadline for applications to fill the vacancies in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit created by the elevation of Judges William Altfield, Gina Beovides and Laura Shearon Cruz, and the resignation of Judge Samuel Joseph Slom. The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. If an applicant would like to be considered for the four county court vacancies in addition to the circuit court vacancy, please send correspondence indicating interest in all county and circuit court vacancies to Applicants must meet the qualifications for county court judges described in Article V, Section 8, of the Florida Constitution. Applicants must submit three copies of their application by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, as follows:
(1): The original unredacted paper application shall be delivered to:
Walter J. Harvey
School Board Attorney
The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida 
1450 N.E 2nd Avenue, Suite 430
Miami, Florida 33132
(2): The original unredacted application shall be emailed  in .pdf format to:
(3): A redacted .pdf of the application shall be emailed to Personal information not subject to public disclosure—such as the social security number—shall be redacted as permitted by Section 119.071 of the Florida Statutes.
Untimely applications will not be considered. The filename for .pdf applications should be as follows “19.09.30 FIRSTNAME LASTNAME Circuit Application (redacted /unredacted).”
Applicants are invited to provide the chair with a one-page sheet listing the date, location and time of hearings or trials that they would want the commissioners to observe. The one-page disclosure sheet is not mandatory and can be provided to the chair at any time before the interview day. No information other than the date, location and time should be provided on the one-page sheet.
Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar’s website and the Office of the Governor. Applicants should include a recent photograph.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS: To assist the JNC in its review of applications, all questions must be fully and completely answered. Applications must include current contact information, including e-mail addresses, for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel, and references to facilitate the background investigation that will be conducted by the members of the commission. Please print to .pdf in lieu of scanning where possible. 

The Eleventh Circuit JNC will confer at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, to schedule interviews. A room will be made available to members of the public (The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Board Attorney’s Office, 1450 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Suite 430, Miami, Florida 33132) who wish to attend.
Walter James Harvey (Chairman) 
School Board Attorney’s Office 
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33132
Office Tel.: 305-995-1304
Fax: 305-995-1412 
Robert H. Fernandez (Vice Chairman) 
8440 Grand Canal Drive
Miami, FL 33144
Office Tel.: 305-215-2264 
Scott M. Dimond
Dimond Kaplan & Rothstein, P.A 
Offices at Grand Bay Plaza
2665 South Bayshore Dr. PH 2B 
Miami, FL 33133
Office Tel.: 305-374-1920
Fax: 305-374-1961 
Daniel S. Fridman 
White & Case LLP
Southeast Financial Center
200 So. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4900
Miami, FL 33131
Office Tel.: 305-995-5264
Fax: 305-358-5744 
Jorge A. Mestre 
Rivero Mestre, LLP
2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Suite 1000 
Miami, FL 33134
Office Tel: 305-445-2500
Fax: 305-445-2505 
Hayden P. O’Byrne 
K&L Gates
Southeast Financial Center, Suite 3900 
200 South Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131
Office Tel.: 305-539-3381
Fax: 305-358-7095 
Robert R. Pardo 
Robert R. Pardo, P.A.
7700 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 512
Miami, FL 33156
Office: Tel.: 305-596-7794
Fax: 305-596-5854 
Miranda Lundeen Soto 
Shutts & Bowen LLP
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4100
Miami, Florida 33131
Office Tel.: 305-347-7326
Fax: 305-347-7985 


Please note: Florida has very broad public records laws. Many written communications to or from The Florida Bar regarding Bar business may be considered public records, which must be made available to anyone upon request. Your e-mail communications may therefore be subject to public disclosure. 


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