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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…