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Group Professionalism Award Winners

The purpose of the Group Professionalism Award is to recognize an organization (such as a bar association, judicial organization, inn of court, or law school organization) that has enhanced professionalism among lawyers and students through innovative programs that can be implemented by other organizations to promote and encourage professionalism across the legal community.

Past Winners

2020 NSU Shepard Broad College of Law LRW Student Outreach Program
2019 Fifth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee Eliminating Bias in the Courts
2018 University of Florida Levin College of Law Semester in Practice
2017 Palm Beach County Bar Association Breakfast with Judges
2016 Orange County Bar Association New Lawyer Training Program: Fundamentals in Practice
2015 Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Student Professionalism Enhancement Program
2014 Probate and Guardianship Committee of the Dade County Bar Association PROGUARD
2013 Palm Beach County Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Martin County Bar Association and Cuban County Bar Association Joint Civility Project
2008 Fourth Judicial Circuit Judicial Professionalism Symposium
2007 George Edgecomb Bar Association The George Edgecomb Mentoring Program
2006 Fifth Circuit Professionalism Committee – Fifth Judicial Circuit The 2005 Fifth Circuit Professionalism Conference
2005 Stetson University College of Law Excellence in Advocacy and Elder Law
2004 The George Edgecomb Bar Association Annual Sligh Middle School Role Model Program
2003 Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association Afternoon in the Courthouse
2002 Hernando County Bar Association, Citrus County Bar Association Citrus-Hernando Inn of Court
2001 Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers Annual Diversity Lunch and Continuing Legal Education Program
2000 University of Miami Law School, Dade County Bar Association Center for Ethics & Public Service, The Heart of Professionalism
1999 Jacksonville Bar Association Professionalism: Increasing Professionalism within the Circuit
1998 Palm Beach County Bar Association Professionalism Council
1997 Hillsborough County Bar Association Standards of Professional Courtesy
1996 Orange County Bar Association Professionalism Committee
1995 Florida Council of American Inns of Court The American Inns of Court
1994 Clearwater Bar Association Mentor Committee

All questions regarding the judicial award should be directed to the Center for Professionalism via email or by phone, 850-561-5747.

About the Award

Eligibility

Any individual federal, state or local bar association; inn of court; judicial organization; or law school organization is eligible for the award.

Judging

The entries will be received by the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism and the selection will be made by The Standing Committee on Professionalism.

Criteria for Evaluation

  1. Overall quality of the program.
  2. Ability for replication by other interested groups.
  3. Likelihood of continuation of the program.
  4. Substantive strength of the program in the area of professionalism.
  5. Success of the program.
  6. Number of lawyers and/or law students directly and indirectly involved or affected.
  7. Uniqueness, creativity, or other distinguishing and/or particularly meritorious features of the program.
  8. Potential for impact in the legal community.