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June 18, 2019
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TALLAHASSEE – Miami attorney Dori Foster-Morales will become president-elect of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention being held June 26-29 in Boca Raton.

Foster-Morales, who will lead the Bar beginning in June 2020, will be sworn in at the General Assembly on Friday, June 28. At the same time, Vero Beach attorney John M. Stewart will become president of The Florida Bar.

A native of Miami Beach, Foster-Morales received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida in 1986, and her law degree from UF in 1989. She worked as an enforcement attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, first in Washington, D.C., and then in New York City, from 1990 through the middle of 1993 when she returned to Florida to join the 11th Circuit State Attorney’s Office. In 1998, she began practicing family law at the predecessor firm to Foster-Morales Sockel-Stone, LLC, where she is the managing partner.

Foster-Morales is Florida Bar Board Certified in Marital and Family Law and is a certified Family Law Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Additionally, she is a fellow in the American and International Academies of Matrimonial Lawyers, a fellow and member of The Florida Bar Foundation, a fellow in the American Bar Foundation and a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation.

A veteran Board of Governors member, who also leads the organization’s high-profile Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers, she is well-known across the state for raising awareness about the importance of balancing a legal career and family life.

Elected to the Board of Governors in 2008, Foster-Morales has also chaired the Certification Plan Appeals Committee and the Annual Convention Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Governors’ Communications and Legislation committees.

With more than 107,000 members, The Florida Bar is one of the largest unified bars in the nation. It is charged by the Florida Supreme Court with regulating the practice of law in the state, as well as promoting the administration of justice.

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