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June 26, 2017
Francine A. Walker; [email protected],
The Florida Bar
(850) 561-5666

Michael A. Doubek, executive director of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, received The Florida Bar’s Marshall R. Cassedy, Sr. Award, presented at the Bar’s annual convention, held last week in Boca Raton.

In their nomination of Doubek, the officers of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association said the award was “made for Mike.” In his more than 15-year tenure, they said, he has quietly and confidently “raised the bar” in every possible way.

Doubek’s nomination came with 14 letters of support from judges, community leaders and every president of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association since 2002.

First Circuit Judge Ross Goodman, a past member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, in his letter said: “In many respects, Mike has become the face of the association and has played an instrumental role in increasing the visibility and credibility of the bar with its members, the general public and, more specifically, each of the judges in the circuit. He has always conducted himself in a positive and respectful manner, promoting a positive image of the judicial system and those who serve it.”

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 Florida Bar from 1961-1980. After his death in 2011, a special committee convened to develop recommendations to honor him, and the award was created for extraordinary service to The Florida Bar or to a local bar.

[Note to media: The nomination and letters of support are available on request.]

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[Revised: 06-26-2017]