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September 15, 2013
England named Carlisle winner

The late Arthur J. England, Jr., former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, has been selected by the Legal Aid Service of Broward County to receive its 16th annual Russell E. Carlisle Advocacy Award at the 12th Annual For The Public Good event September at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina. The award is given annually to an advocate whose actions exemplify a personal and professional commitment to making justice available to the poor and disadvantaged.

Throughout his career, England, who died August 1, advocated for the creation of programs to finance the provision of legal services to low-income members of our communities, most notably the Florida IOTA program, which has since been replicated across the nation. Since its inception, IOTA has contributed between $2 billion and $4 billion to legal aid programs, according to the Legal Aid Service of Broward County.

[Revised: 04-13-2014]