August 1, 2002 Regular News New justice active in Bar work New justice active in Bar work Raoul G. Cantero III will bring a strong Florida Bar link with him in his new duties as a justice of the Florida Supreme Court. Cantero is vice chair of the Appellate Law Section and is the immediate past secretary. He has also served as treasurer and as a member of the Executive Council, and he is also an immediate past vice chair of the Appellate Court Rules Committee.A grandson of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, Cantero was born in Spain and emigrated with his family to Miami in 1961. He graduated summa cum laude from Florida State University with a B.A. in English and business in 1982. He went on to Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude in 1985.He clerked for Judge Edward B. Davis in the Southern Florida U.S. District Court, and then joined Adorno & Zeder in 1988. At the time of his appointment to the court, he was a partner at the firm and headed the appellate department.Cantero served for eight years on the Coral Gables Planning and Zoning Board, and belongs to the Dade County, Cuban, and Coral Gables bar associations.And, until his appointment to the court, he served on the 11th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.