Judge Juan Ramirez, Jr. is the Chief Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal. He has served as a district court judge since 2000, having previously served as a circuit court judge (1990-99) and as a county court judge (1988-90). He is the author of "Florida Civil Procedure" and a three-volume set entitled "Florida Evidence Manual." He writes yearly updates for both treatises. As a trial judge, he served in the Criminal, Family and General Jurisdiction Divisions and, during his last year, was the Administrative Judge of the Appellate Division of the Circuit Court. He was elected as the Third District representative to the Conference of Circuit Court Judges, and also served as Civil Section Chair and Education Program Chair. At Miami Law he teaches Florida Civil Procedure.