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October 1, 2013
Pro bono service awards nominations due November 12

Each year, the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar give special recognition to lawyers, groups and a member of the judiciary who have freely given their time and expertise in making legal services available to the poor.

The 2014 Pro Bono Service Awards nominations are
due by Nov. 12. The awards ceremony will be held at the Florida Supreme Court at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

Awards include:


1. The Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award

      Presented annually by the Chief Justice to an attorney to recognize extraordinary contributions in assuring the availability of legal services to the poor. Named for the late Miami civil rights lawyer Tobias Simon, the award represents the Supreme Court's highest recognition of a private lawyer for pro bono service. All current recipients of The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Awards are considered for this prestigious award as are direct nominees who have demonstrated exemplary pro bono service over the course of their careers.

      Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award Nomination Word document opens in new window

      The Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award Past Recipients

2. The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award
3. The Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation
4. The Chief Justice's Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award
5. The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award
6. The Distinguished Judicial Service Award

[Revised: 09-16-2014]