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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…

22 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY FEB. 7

January 16th, 2019

The Florida Bar will recognize 22 lawyers for their work on behalf of low-income and disadvantaged clients at a Feb. 7 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 by recognizing those…

LEON COUNTY JUDGE NINA ASHENAFI-RICHARDSON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 16th, 2019

The Hon. Nina Ashenafi-Richardson (photo), a judge with the Leon County Court system since 2008, is the recipient of the 2019 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 Charles T….

JUDGE ROY B. DALTON, JR., TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE PRO BONO AWARD

January 16th, 2019

The Hon. Roy B. Dalton, Jr. (photo), a judge in the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida in Orlando, is the 2019 recipient of the Chief Justice’s Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award. The award, which recognizes an active or retired federal judge for outstanding and sustained service to the public, especially as…

THE YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION OF THE ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 16th, 2019

The Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association is the recipient of the 2019 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award, which will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady at a Feb. 7 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida. The award recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant…

YOUNG LAWYER TORI SIMMONS OF TAMPA TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 16th, 2019

Tori Simmons of Tampa (photo) is the recipient of the 2019 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 Feb. 7…

FLORIDA BAR OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS

August 14th, 2018

The Florida Bar has issued a call 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 Nov. 1, 2018, while nominations for The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award is Aug….

PRO BONO SERVICE AWARDS CEREMONY IS JAN. 25

January 22nd, 2018

The 2018 Pro Bono Service Awards ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, Jan. 25, 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 the first Facebook Live…

YOUNG LAWYER JENNIFER EDWARDS OF ST. PETERSBURG TO BE HONORED FOR PRO BONO SERVICE

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE − Jennifer Edwards of St. Petersburg (photo) is the recipient of the 2017 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is younger than 36 and who has not practiced for more than five years. It will be presented at…

JUDGE VIRGINIA BAKER NORTON TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – The Hon. Virginia Baker Norton (photo), an administrative judge with the Civil Division of the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Duval County, is the recipient of the 2017 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,…