Eleventh Circuit JNC Announces Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Vacancy

Thursday, February 15, 2018 10:19 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2018
CONTACT: Hans Ottinot, Chair; hottinot@sibfl.net,
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-792-1765

MIAMI – The Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court created by the resignation of Circuit Court Judge Jerald Bagley.

The commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for circuit court judges described in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution.

Applicants must deliver a complete original application by March 2, 2018, at 5 p.m. No copies shall be required. Any application delivered after the deadline will not be considered. The original application should be delivered to:

Hans Ottinot, Esq.
City Attorney’s Office for the City of Sunny Isles Beach
18070 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
In addition to the original application, applicants must email a PDF version of the application to Hans Ottinot, chair (hottinot@sibfl.net) with personal information not subject to public disclosure — such as the Social Security number — redacted as permitted by Section 119.071 of the Florida Statutes.

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 at www.floridabar.org and the Office of the Governor at www.flgov.com. Applicants should include a recent photograph.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: To assist the Judicial Nominating Commission in its review of applications, all questions must be fully and completely answered. Applications must include current contact information, including email addresses, for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel and references to facilitate the background investigation that will be conducted by the members of the commission.

ELEVENTH CIRCUIT JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION MEMBERS

Hans Ottinot (Chair)
City Attorney's Office for the City of Sunny Isles Beach
18070 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160
Tel.: 305-792-1765
Fax: 305-792-1562
hottinot@sibfl.net

Hayden P. O'Byrne (Vice Chair) 
K&L Gates
Southeast Financial Center, Suite 3900
200 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131
Tel.: 305-539-3381
hayden.obyrne@klgates.com

Daniel S. Fridman
White & Case LLP
Southeast Financial Center
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4900
Miami, FL 33131
Tel.: 305-995-5264
daniel.fridman@whitecase.com

Robert H. Fernandez
Gunster Law Firm
Brickell World Plaza
600 Brickell Ave., Suite 3500
Miami, FL 33131
Tel.: 305-376-6000
Fax: 786-425-4119
rfernandez@gunster.com

Walter James Harvey
School Board Attorney's Office
1450 NE 2nd Ave., Suite 400
Miami, FL 33132
Tel.: 305-995-1304
Fax: 305-995-1412
walter.harvey@dadeschools.net

Christine Hernandez-Baldwin
Office of the State Attorney, 11th Judicial Circuit
1350 N.W. 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136
Tel.: 305-547-0100
Fax: 305-547-0313
ChristineHernandez-Baldwin@Miamisao.com

Paul Huck, Jr.
Jones Day
600 Brickell Ave.
Brickell World Plaza, Suite 3300
Miami, FL 33131
Tel.: 305-714-9700
Fax: 305-714-9799
paulhuck@jonesday.com

Robert R. Pardo
Robert R. Pardo, P.A.
7700 N. Kendall Drive, Suite 512
Miami, FL 33156
Tel.: 305-596-7794
Fax: 305-596-5854
RPardo@Pardolaw.com

Luis E. Suárez
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
100 S.E. 2nd St., Suite 2800
Miami, FL 33131-2144
Tel.: 305-539-8400
Fax: 305-539-1307
lsuarez@bsfllp.com

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