By the Miami Herald Editorial Board
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County Court Judge Christine Bandín also faces an opponent who thinks she should be challenged because she was appointed by a governor, not elected.
Shaun Spector, a Coral Gables commercial litigator and a newcomer to politics, says he’s challenging Bandín because she was appointed 18 months ago.
Bandín was appointed to the bench by Gov. Rick Scott in 2018 after going through the rigorous, but sometimes political, Judicial Nominating Commission process. She had been an attorney for 12 years and was a partner at Shutts & Bowen. Bandín is assigned to the court’s domestic-violence division.
Bandín says she is passionate about the law, the pursuit of justice and ensuring that everyone who wants access to the courts is given that opportunity. “I love my job,” she said.
She recognizes how coronavirus will change the courtrooms across the county. “The silver lining to COVID-19 is that everybody has been forced into this new reality ... Zoom has made it very easy to conduct business in a new way,” she said.
Spector says it will make justice more affordable for clients, who won’t have to take a full day off from work for a hearing, or pay an attorney to wait for hours in a courtroom, racking up more billable hours.
Although a relatively new judge, Bandín has cultivated a solid reputation as being hardworking and earnest. She’s earned another go-round on the bench.
The Miami Herald recommends CHRISTINE BANDÍN for Miami-Dade County Court, Group 24.
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