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March 15, 2013
Wm. Reece Smith III, John T. Berry, and Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz

JOHN T. BERRY, director of The Florida Bar’s Legal Division, received Stetson University’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Public Service Award. Berry is heavily involved in judicial education, ethics, and professionalism, and established professional development programs for The Florida Bar and State Bar of Arizona. He served as liaison for the State Bar of Arizona to the ABA Ethics 2000 Commission and ABA Multijurisdictional Practice Commission. Stetson law students and faculty attending this year’s Inns of Court Banquet in February in St. Petersburg also celebrated the life of Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., the lecture’s namesake and a legendary lawyer, who died in January. Bruce Ross of Holland & Knight presented the Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Distinguished Lecture at the Inns of Court Banquet. Ross is spearheading his firm’s efforts to assist the Mickey Rooney Elder Abuse Project in providing free legal assistance to elder clients who have been exploited. The Annual Inns of Court brings together prominent lawyers, experienced teachers, and law students to exchange ideas, experiences, and education. The adopted Stetson Inns of Court tradition has its roots in England.

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