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2023 Path to Unity Reception & Diversity Awards Luncheon

Both events, presented by The Florida Bar Diversity & Inclusion Committee, are being held at The Boca Raton in conjunction with The Florida Bar Annual Convention.

Path to Unity Reception

Thursday, June 22 | 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Royal Palm Ballroom IV

Learn more about the Path to Unity history project.

Henry T. Latimer Diversity Awards Luncheon

Friday, June 23, 2023 | Noon-1:30 p.m.

Royal Palm Ballroom V/VI

Join us as we recognize individuals and organizations for exceptional work to increase diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, develop opportunities for community involvement, and make leadership roles within the profession and The Florida Bar accessible to all attorneys.

Keynote Speaker: U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, Markenzy Lapointe
Rep. Ashley Gantt, recipient of the "Henry T. Latimer Diversity Award"

State Representative Ashley Gantt will receive the “Henry T. Latimer Diversity Award,” jointly bestowed by the Florida Bar Diversity & Inclusion Committee, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Florida Hispanic Bar Association, and the Virgil Hawkins National Bar Association Florida Chapter.

The cost of the luncheon is $60; add your ticket when you register for Convention.



Karen Buesing, recipient of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers "Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award"
Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Outstanding Grant Award Recipient
Hillsborough County Bar Association YLD, recipient, Florida Bar Diversity & Inclusion Committee "Outstanding Grant Award"
Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, Affiliate Chapter of the Year Award Recipient
Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, recipient of Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association "Affiliate Chapter of the Year Award"
Cuban American Bar Association, recipient of the Hispanic Bar Association "Leadership & Excellence Award"

Diversity Luncheon Made Possible By:

Florida Association of Women Lawyers is a sponsor of the Latimer Diversity Luncheon.
The Florida Hispanic Bar Association is a sponsor of the 2023 Latimer Diversity Luncheon.