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August 1, 2017
Luis E. Suarez, Chair,
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
(305) 3539-8400

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

The Commission requests that interested candidates submit an application for consideration. Applicants must meet the qualifications for county court judges described in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution and Section 34.021 of the Florida Statutes.

Applicants must deliver a complete application and ten copies by August 24, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Any application delivered after the deadline will not be considered. You may redact your social security number from the ten copies, leaving the complete number in the original. The application and copies should be delivered to:

Luis E. Suárez, Esq.
Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
100 S.E. 2
nd Street
Suite 2800
Miami, Florida 33131-2144

In addition to the hard copies, please e-mail a PDF version of the application to Luis E. Suárez, Esq., Chair ([email protected]) 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.

Applications may be downloaded from the Florida Bar’s website at and the Office of the Governor at 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 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.

Members of the bench, the Bar, and the public are encouraged to contact the members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions.


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[Revised: 08-01-2017]