The Florida Bar
2023 Florida Bar Annual Convention, June 21-24, The Boca Raton

News & Announcements

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Annual Convention News

Lesser receives Solo & Small Firm Section’s Tradition of Excellence Award

Gary Lesser is the 2023 recipient of the Solo & Small Firm Section’s Tradition of Excellence Award. The award recognizes Bar members who have committed themselves to improving the standing of lawyers in the community while also diligently working to enhance the overall reputation of those who are general, solo, and small firm practitioners. Chair…

UM Law captures 50th Annual YLD Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition

The University of Miami School of Law team of Gabrielle Argimon and Joely Arai won the Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division, at the Annual Florida Bar Convention. The final round was argued in front of the Florida Supreme Court in Boca Raton. Argimon was named the Best Oral…

Lesser bestows Florida Bar President’s Awards of Merit

At the Annual Florida Bar Convention’s General Assembly, outgoing Bar President Gary Lesser presented the following President’s Awards of Merit: Board of Governors member Sia Baker-Barnes: “This award recognizes Sia for her exemplary leadership and service as chair of the Program Evaluation Committee, which is a very heavy lift generally speaking. This is the primary…

Bill Galvano presented the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award

Described as “a true definition of a servant leader,” especially when it comes to service to his community, former Florida Senate President Bill Galvano was awarded the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award at the Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton. Established in 1998, the award recipient selects a Florida law school and a scholarship is…

Mentoring and access committees receive President’s Awards of Merit

The Special Committee on Mentoring New Lawyers and the Special Committee on Greater Access to Legal Services were honored with President’s Awards of Merit at the Annual Florida Bar Convention in Boca Raton. Outgoing Bar President Gary Lesser said when he was sworn in a year ago that he wanted The Florida Bar to have…

Family Law Section bestows annual awards

The Family Law Section presented its annual membership awards when it met June 21 at the Annual Florida Bar Convention in Boca Raton. Attended by nearly 200 Family Law Section members from across the state, outgoing Chair Philip Wartenberg of Tampa announced the recipients, including: The Chair’s Award of Extraordinary Service was presented to Kristin…


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