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March 20, 2024
CONTACT: Lauren E. Morse, Chair; [email protected]
Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 305-375-3661

The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Gov. Ron DeSantis with nominees for the vacancy in the Third District Court of Appeal created by the passing of Judge Eric Wm. Hendon. Potential applicants are advised that the Commission at present intends to hold interviews on April 25, 2024 (between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.), April 26, 2024, and to keep April 27, 2024 (between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m.) in reserve if necessary. These dates are subject to change. The interviews will take place at The LS Law Firm, One Biscayne Tower – Suite 2530, 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33131. 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 approved by the Commission.

The Commission previously noticed that it will hold an organizational meeting on April 8, 2024, at 6 p.m.. At such organizational meeting the Commission will set the interview schedule and location. The Commission may take up other matters as appropriate. The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams video and audio conferencing at:

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Meeting ID: 267 318 416 728

Passcode: j3xEEn

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+1 786-628-2782,,140987074# United States, Miami

Phone Conference ID: 140 987 074#

Members of the public wishing to attend the organizational meeting of the Judicial Nominating Commission may appear in person or via the video and audio conferencing listed above.

Members of the bench, the Bar and the public are urged to contact the members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions. The contact information for the commissioners is:

Lauren E. Morse, Chair

Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office

111 N.W. 1st Street, Suite 2810

Miami, FL 33128

Telephone: 305-375-3661

Email: [email protected]

Paul Huck, Jr., Vice Chair

Lawson Huck Gonzalez, PLLC 334 Minorca Avenue

Miami, Florida 33134

Telephone: 305-441-2299

Email: [email protected]

Lilly Ann Sanchez

LS Law Firm

One Biscayne Tower

2 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2530

Miami, Florida 33131

Telephone: 305-503-5503

Email: [email protected]

Maia Aron

Mark Migdal & Hayden

80 SW 8th Street, Suite 1999

Miami, FL 33130

Telephone: 305-374-0440

Email: [email protected]

Stephen Demanovich

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 3100

Miami, FL 33131

Telephone: 302-864-7219

Email: [email protected]

Adam M. Foslid

Winston & Strawn, LLP

200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2400

Miami, Florida 33131

Telephone: 305-910-0646

Email: [email protected]

Lindsey Lazopoulos Friedman

United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida

99 N.E. 4th Street Miami, FL 33132

Telephone: 305-961-9001

Email: [email protected]

John E. Meagher

Shutts & Bowen LLP

200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4100

Miami, FL 33131

Telephone: 305-379-9198

Email: [email protected]

Daniel W. Schwartz

1900 Purdy Avenue, Suite 1909

Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Telephone: 904-476-7703

Email: [email protected]


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