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The March Bar News: Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, Canady listing the court’s legislative priorities and the YLD launches its #StigmaFreeYLD campaign

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The March News is now available with stories including:

Redmond winning the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award

Patricia Redmond said her parents taught her two great lessons that have stayed with her throughout her life — embrace every opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life and while life is not always fair, always strive for fairness and justice.

It’s those lessons that inspired Redmond to become a champion for pro bono legal service beginning in the 1970s and led to her being named the recipient of the 2019 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the state’s highest pro bono honor.

Canady listing the court’s legislative priorities

Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady told The Florida Bar Board of Governors that the court will press the Legislature this year for raises for some court workers and a new facility for the Second District Court of Appeal, among other priorities.

The YLD launching its #StigmaFreeYLD campaign

Hillary Cassel spends most of a YLD video describing how bipolar disorder and bouts of problem drinking once threatened her legal career.“Coming out now, there is a little bit less fear because I have a proven track record,” she says. “Get help, see a therapist, there’s nothing wrong with that. The pressure, if you don’t handle it, can break you.”