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THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION ANNOUNCES THIRD DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDGESHIP VACANCY


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2012
CONTACT:
Jeffrey S. Bass, Chair,
Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE:
(305)381-6060


The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Third District Court of Appeal resulting from the resignation of Judge Juan Ramirez, Jr.

All persons interested in applying must deliver a complete application and 10 copies to:

Jeffrey S. Bass, Chair
Third District Court Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Shubin & Bass, P.A.
46 S.W. 1st Street, 3rd Floor
Miami, Florida 33130

The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, April 23, 2012, by 12 p.m. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar's website at www.floridabar.org. The inclusion of a photograph is encouraged. Please do not submit three-ring binders.


** COURTESY NOTICE **

Potential applicants are advised that the Commission at present intends to hold interviews on April 30, May 1 and May 2, 2012. These dates are subject to change. Applicants receiving interviews will be separately notified of the exact date, time, and location of the interview. Separate public notice shall be provided when the interview schedule is set. In order to assist the Judicial Nominating Commission in its review of applications, all questions in the application must be fully and completely answered. In addition, applications should include current and accurate contact information for judges, co-counsel, opposing counsel and references where requested as those individuals will be contacted. If there is requested information missing from an application, the Judicial Nominating Commission will consider the applicant’s lack of effort in submitting a complete application.
Members of the bench, the Bar and the public are urged to contact the members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions. The members are:

Mr. Jeffrey S. Bass, Chair
Shubin & Bass, P.A.
46 SW 1st Street, Ste. 300
Miami, Florida 33130-1610
Phone: (305) 381-6060
Facsimile: (305) 381-6060
E-Mail:
jbass@shubinbass.com

Ms. Lilly Ann Sanchez, Vice Chair
The LS Law Firm

Four Seasons Tower, 15th Floor
1441 Brickell Avenue
Miami, Florida 33131
Phone: 305-503-5503
E-mail: lsanchez@thelsfirm.com

Mr. Hector J. Lombana
Gamba & Lombana

2701 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Mezzanine
Coral Gables, Florida 33134-6020
Phone: (305) 448-4010
Facsimile: (305) 448-9891

E-Mail: hjl@gambalombana.com

Mr. Peter Prieto
PodhurstOrseck, P.A.
25 West Flagler Street, Suite 800
Miami, Florida 33130
Phone: (305) 358-2800
Facsimile: (305) 358-2382
Email:
pprieto@podhurst.com

Mr. Raoul G. Cantero
White & Case, LLP
Southeast Financial Center

200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4900
Miami, Florida 33131
Phone: (305) 925-4796
Facsimile: (305) 358-7954
E-mail:
raoul.cantero@miami.whitecase.com

Ms. Raquel A. Rodriguez
McDonald Hopkins, LLC
Southeast Financial Center
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3130
Miami, Florida 33131-5324
Phone: (305) 704-3994
Facsimile: (305) 704-3999

E-mail: rrodriguez@mcdonaldhopkins.com

Mr. Justin J. Sayfie
Sayfie Law Firm
450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1500
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33301-2291
Phone: (954) 523-2427
Facsimile: (954) 523-9146
E-mail:
justin@sayfielawfirm.com

Ms. Nilda R. Pedrosa
4901 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-484-4800
E-mail: Nildapedrosa@gmail.com

Ms. Lauri Waldman Ross
Ross & Girten
9130 S. Dadeland Blvd., Ste. 1612
Miami, Florida 33156-7851
Phone: (305) 670-8010
Facsimile: (305) 670-2305

E-mail: lwrpa@laurilaw.com

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[Revised: 03-20-2012]