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22 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 30

January 9th, 2020

The Florida Bar will recognize 22 lawyers for their work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients at a Jan. 30 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. Established in 1981, The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards are intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to the poor.  The annual awards…

18th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURTS JUDGE LISA DAVIDSON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 9th, 2020

The Hon. Lisa Davidson (photo), chief judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit serving Brevard and Seminole counties, is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal services, will be presented by Chief Justice…

STARR LAW OFFICE TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 9th, 2020

The Starr Law Office, P.A., will receive the 2020 Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony on Jan. 30 at the Supreme Court of Florida. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis. The commendation will be presented by Chief…

JUDGE KAREN SUE JENNEMANN, TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 9th, 2020

The Hon. Karen Sue Jennemann (photo), a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida in Orlando and dedicated advocate for pro bono and public service, is the 2020 recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The award, which recognizes an active or retired federal judge for outstanding…

ORLANDO’S MARY ANN ETZLER TO RECEIVE 2020 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 9th, 2020

Attorney Mary Ann Etzler (photo) of Orlando, a champion of pro bono legal aid for decades, is the recipient of the 2020 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady in a Jan. 30 ceremony at the Supreme Court of…

YOUNG LAWYER BELKIS C. PLATA OF JACKSONVILLE TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 9th, 2020

Belkis C. Plata (photo), a Jacksonville attorney, is the recipient of the 2020 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is 35 or younger or who has not practiced for more than five years. It will be presented in a…

MIAMI-DADE CHAPTER OF THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 9th, 2020

The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers is the recipient of the 2020 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award, which will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady in a Jan. 30 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. The award recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant…

FLORIDA BAR OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS

September 9th, 2019

The Florida Bar is asking for nominations for the annual pro bono service awards, which honor lawyers, judges, law firms and associations that have contributed extraordinary pro bono service. The deadline for most nominations is Oct. 24. Pro bono publico means “for the public good,” and pro bono legal service is just one way that…

PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY IS FEB. 7

February 6th, 2019

The 2019 Pro Bono Service Awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Supreme Court of Florida. The annual Pro Bono Service Awards recognize outstanding commitment to providing legal services to Florida’s poor. Thursday’s ceremony will be streamed live at http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/floridasupremecourt. Last year,…

MIAMI’S PATRICIA A. REDMOND TO RECEIVE 2019 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 16th, 2019

Attorney Patricia A. Redmond (photo) of Miami, who has been a champion of pro bono legal service since the 1970s, is the recipient of the 2019 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady in a Feb. 7 ceremony at…