STATEMENT FROM FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT MICHAEL J. HIGER ON THE PASSING OF LONGTIME FLA INC. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHAEL COHEN
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2017
CONTACT: Jennifer Krell Davis; [email protected],
The Florida Bar
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Since 1995, Michael Cohen served as the executive director of Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., a program that helps attorneys impaired because of drugs, alcohol, or psychological conditions. Michael's passing leaves a huge hole in the heart of our Bar family. We will miss him personally, and we will miss him for all that he has done for the lawyers throughout Florida. He leaves an indelible legacy of compassion and dedication to those suffering from addiction and other challenges.
The Florida Bar and the legal community mourn his passing, but celebrate his incredible passion for helping the recovering and non-recovering members of our legal community. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time.
EDITORS: Please note The Florida Bar is not an association and "Association" is not part of our name. Proper reference is "The Florida Bar." Local bar organizations are properly termed "associations."