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June 15, 2017
Justice James E.C. Perry

FLORIDA’S JUDICIAL COMMUNITY gathered in Orlando recently to celebrate the career and retirement of Justice James E.C. Perry. The event was hosted by the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, and 22 voluntary bar associations joined the society in showing their support for Justice Perry. FSCHS Executive Director Mark Miller and his team coordinated closely with Justice Perry’s daughter, Kamilah Perry, to include several personal touches to make the evening memorable. The event started with a drumline from Young Blacks in Action, Inc., a group that develops the artistic talents of Orlando’s youth. Throughout the evening, Justice Perry’s favorite national recording artist, Whitney Phipps, sang several inspiring songs. Phipps thanked Justice Perry for serving as an inspiration and role model to his own son, who is currently in law school. Many others who spoke that evening echoed a similar theme. Justice Perry ended the evening by thanking his family, friends, and colleagues who had helped him to remain true to himself and to make a difference in many lives.

[Revised: 12-03-2017]