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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE RECEIVES FLORIDA BAR’S MARSHALL R. CASSEDY, SR. AWARD

June 19th, 2018

John F. Kynes, executive director of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, received The Florida Bar’s Marshall R. Cassedy, Sr. Award, presented last week at the Bar’s annual convention in Orlando. Established in 2012, the Marshall R. Cassedy, Sr. Award honors and recognizes the legacy and attributes of Cassedy, who served as executive director of The…

MIAMI’S ERVIN GONZALEZ RECEIVES FLORIDA BAR’S G. KIRK HAAS HUMANITARIAN AWARD POSTHUMOUSLY

June 19th, 2018

Ervin Gonzalez received The Florida Bar’s G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award posthumously at the Bar’s annual convention, held last week in Orlando. Gonzalez, a prominent civil trial attorney in Miami, died in June 2017. His wife, Janice, accepted the award on his behalf. Gonzalez was a board certified specialist in civil trial law and business…

FLORIDA BAR’S PRESIDENT’S AWARDS OF MERIT HONOR WORK ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, CONSTITUTIONAL REVISION

June 19th, 2018

One individual and one team effort were honored last week with the President’s Awards of Merit, presented by outgoing Florida Bar President Michael J. Higer at the Bar’s annual convention in Orlando. The honorees were Dori Foster-Morales of Miami, chair of this year’s Florida Bar Special Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers,…

GAINESVILLE’S JULIE WALDMAN RECEIVES FLORIDA BAR’S CLAUDE PEPPER OUTSTANDING GOVERNMENT LAWYER AWARD

June 19th, 2018

Gainesville attorney Julie Waldman received the Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award at The Florida Bar’s annual convention last week in Orlando. Each year, The Florida Bar’s Government Lawyer Section recommends an honoree, and the president of the Bar presents the award, which recognizes an “outstanding Florida lawyer who has made exemplary contributions” as a…

JUSTICE TEACHING TO HONOR PACESETTERS IN CIVICS EDUCATION

June 13th, 2018

Three Justice Teaching Awards will be presented by Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis during the Judicial Luncheon on Thursday, June 14, at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Orlando. The awards honor a teacher, a volunteer and a judge for their dedication in teaching Florida students about their government and the courts. Justice…

FLORIDA BAR TO HOLD ANNUAL CONVENTION IN ORLANDO JUNE 13-16

June 6th, 2018

The Florida Bar will hold its Annual Convention from June 13-16 in Orlando and will focus on the importance of living and enjoying a balanced lifestyle. At the convention, West Palm Beach attorney Michelle R. Suskauer will be sworn in as the Bar’s 70th president. Vero Beach attorney John M. Stewart will be sworn in…

MICHELLE SUSKAUER TO BECOME THE FLORIDA BAR’S 70TH PRESIDENT

June 6th, 2018

West Palm Beach attorney Michelle R. Suskauer (photo) will be sworn in as the 70th president of The Florida Bar when the Bar holds its Annual Convention from June 13-16 in Orlando. She will be sworn in at the General Assembly on Friday, June 15. Vero Beach attorney John M. Stewart will be sworn in…

JOHN M. STEWART TO BECOME FLORIDA BAR’S PRESIDENT-ELECT

June 6th, 2018

Vero Beach attorney John M. Stewart (photo) will become president-elect of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention June 13-16 in Orlando. Stewart, who will take the leadership reins in June 2019, will be sworn in at the General Assembly on Friday, June 15, when West Palm Beach attorney Michelle R. Suskauer will be sworn…

FLORIDA BAR WILL HONOR MORE THAN 300 50-YEAR MEMBERS AT LUNCHEON

June 6th, 2018

The Florida Bar will honor 314 attorneys for 50 years of dedication to the practice of law during a luncheon at The Florida Bar Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. To be recognized, attorneys must be members in good standing of The Florida Bar, active or inactive, and attain their 50th…