THE CLEAR CHOICE FOR OUR COMMUNITY

MESSAGE FROM JASON

 

I’m Jason Bloch and I’d like to tell you why I want to again serve as your Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge.

ABOUT JASON

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

• Pro-bono legal representation and assistance to nonprofit organizations, including the Dade County Bar Association’s “Put Something Back Program,” Legal Services of Greater Miami, the American Jewish Committee (AJC), and the SEED school of Miami, a residential school that serves at-risk youth.
• Criminal Procedure Rules Committee of the Florida Bar: Member.
• Assistant County Attorney, Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office (1994-2014).
   ◦ Lead counsel in numerous trials and appeals in state and federal court, including the Florida Supreme Court, representing the people of Miami-Dade County.
   ◦ Legal Advisor to Miami-Dade County agencies, including the Public Health Trust, Cultural Affairs, Nuisance Abatement Board, and Medical Examiner Department.

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE

• Circuit Judge in the Criminal Division for the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County (2014-2017).
   ◦ Nominated by Judicial Nominating Commission from more than 30 candidates based on merit and qualifications and after a rigorous screening process.
   ◦ Appointed by the Governor in 2014.

EDUCATION

• JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center.
   ◦ Associate editor, The Tax Lawyer law journal
   ◦ Moot Court, coach, member
   ◦ American Jurisprudence Award for top performance in Federal Courts and the Federal System.
   ◦ Appellate Litigation clinic
• B.A., Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley
• Proud Graduate of South Florida Public Schools

SERVICE & LEADERSHIP

• Access to Justice Pro Bono Award, presented by Miami-Dade Legal Aid. (2021-2022)
• John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award, presented by Lawyers for Children America (2015)
• Given presentations on practicing with professionalism, victim’s rights under Florida law, and the Constitution.
• City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel: Mayor’s representative, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Scholarship Sponsor.
• Cuban American Bar Association
• Temple Solel: President.
• United Way

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