This statewide award, presented by the Chief Justice, is given in the name of former Miami civil rights lawyer Tobias Simon, who sought equal access to justice for all segments of society.
The award is given each year to one attorney in the state who exemplifies the highest ideals of the profession in ensuring the availability of legal services to the poor. The attorney’s overall or cumulative pro bono service record and public service activities may be considered. Consideration is not limited to the events of the immediate past year.
A nominee must be admitted to practice in Florida and may not be an employee of an organization providing free or low-cost legal services to the poor.