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Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Announces Applicants for Judicial Vacancies

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:50 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

October 18, 2019
CONTACT: Walter J. Harvey, Chair; walter.harvey@dadeschools.net
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-995-1304

The following individuals will be interviewed by the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancies in the Miami-Dade Circuit and County Courts as indicated below. The vacancies to be filled result from the resignation of Circuit Court Judge John W. Thornton, Jr., the appointment of Circuit Court Judge Renatha S. Francis to the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court, the elevation of County Court Judges William Altfield, Gina Beovides, and Laura Shearon Cruz, and the resignation of Judge Samuel Joseph Slom.

INTERVIEW DATE:    Wednesday, Nov. 6


Law Enforcement Officers Memorial High School

300 NW 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL 33128

8:15 a.m.      Executive Session

8:30 a.m.      Ramiro Christen Areces, circuit

8:35 a.m.      Jason Bloch, circuit

8:40 a.m.      Karl Brown, county/circuit

8:45 a.m.      Rachel Canfield, county

8:55 a.m.      Raul Antonio Cuervo, circuit

9 a.m.           Jeffrey Cynamon, county

9:10 a.m.      Madelin D’Arce, county/circuit

9:20 a.m.      Miesha Shonta Darrough, county/circuit

9:25 a.m.      Renier Diaz de la Portilla, county

9:30 a.m.      Christina DiRaimondo, circuit

9:35 a.m.      Elisabeth Espinosa, county

9:45 a.m.      Elsa Fernandez, county

9:55 a.m.      Michael H. Galex, county/circuit

10:05 a.m.    Carlos H. Gamez, county

10:15 a.m.    Rita Gonzalez Cuervo, county

10:20 a.m.    Christopher Green, county/circuit

10:30 a.m.    Executive Session

11 a.m.         Blanca Greenwood, county

11:05 a.m.    Marcia Hansen, county

11:15 a.m.    Ayana Harris, county/circuit

11:20 a.m.    Julie Harris Nelson, county/circuit

11:25 a.m.    Peter Heller, county/circuit

11:30 a.m.    Kevin Hellman, county/circuit

11:40 a.m.    Scott M. Janowitz, county/circuit

11:45 a.m.    Zachary N. James, circuit

11:50 a.m.    Amy Josefsberg Ederi, county

Noon             Executive Session/Lunch

1 p.m.           Jeffrey Kolokoff, county

1:10 p.m.      Gale Lewis County, circuit

1:15 p.m.      Steven Lieberman, county

1:20 p.m.      Joseph J. Mansfield, circuit

1:25 p.m.      Griska Mena, county

1:30 p.m.      Hilton Napoleon, II, county/circuit

1:40 p.m.      Steven Paulson, county

1:50 p.m.      Luis Perez-Medina, circuit

1:55 p.m.      Christopher Pracitto, county

2 p.m.           Cristina Rivera Correa, county

2:10 p.m.      Patricia Salman, county

2:20 p.m.      Robert T Watson, circuit

2:25 p.m.      Craig Weissberg, county

2:30 p.m.      Executive Session

Members of the public are invited to attend the interviews and submit any information they have regarding the candidates to the Eleventh JNC.


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



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