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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,…

21 LAWYERS WILL RECEIVE FLORIDA BAR PRO BONO AWARDS IN SUPREME COURT CEREMONY JAN. 19

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Bar will recognize 21 lawyers for their work on behalf of poor and indigent clients at a Jan. 19 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…

IMMIGRATION LAW GROUP OF FLORIDA TO RECEIVE COMMENDATION FOR PRO BONO WORK

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – Immigration Law Group of Florida, P.A., of St. Petersburg will receive the 2017 Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony. The commendation honors significant contributions in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis. The commendation will be presented by Chief Justice…

MARK OLIVE TO RECEIVE 2017 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – Attorney Mark E. Olive (photo) of Tallahassee, who has devoted himself to the defense of death row inmates, is the recipient of the 2017 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Jorge Labarga at a Jan. 19 ceremony at the…

JUDGE LAUREL MYERSON ISICOFF TO RECEIVE DISTINGUISHED FEDERAL JUDICIAL SERVICE AWARD

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – The Hon. Laurel Myerson Isicoff (photo), chief judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Florida, is the 2017 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…

JACKSONVILLE BAR ASSOCIATION TO RECEIVE STATEWIDE PRO BONO AWARD

January 5th, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – The Jacksonville Bar Association is the recipient of the 2017 Chief Justice’s Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award. The award, which recognizes a Florida voluntary bar that has demonstrated a significant contribution in the delivery of legal services to individuals or groups on a pro bono basis, will be presented by Chief Justice…

FLORIDA BAR TASK FORCE DELIVERS REPORT ON INCREASING DIVERSITY ON THE BENCH AND JNC APPOINTMENT PANELS

May 23rd, 2014

The Florida Bar Board of Governors today unanimously approved the report and recommendations of the President’s Special Task Force to Study Enhancement of Diversity in the Judiciary and on the JNCs. The report presents 10 recommendations to increase diversity among JNC members and appointed judges. The report and recommendations and appendices are posted on the…