The Florida Bar

William M. Hoeveler Judicial Professionalism Award

The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism is now accepting nominations for its William M. Hoeveler Judicial Professionalism Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize an active judge who best exemplifies strength of character, service and competence as a jurist, lawyer, and public servant. Nominees should be judges who have communicated their dedication to the ideals of justice and demonstrated diligence in inspiring others to the mission of professionalism.

Past winners include:

2001 - William M. Hoeveler, Sr. Judge U.S. Federal Court, Southern District
2002 -
Justice Major B. Harding
2003 -
William Terrell Hodges, Sr., Judge U.S. Federal Court, Middle District
2004 -
Justice Barbara J. Pariente
2005 -
Judge Durand Adams, 12th Judicial Circuit
2006 -
Judge Ralph Artigliere, 10th Judicial Circuit
2007 -
Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr., 11th Circuit
2008 -
Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III
2008 -
Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis
2009 -
Judge John M. Scheb, Retired, Second District Court of Appeal
2010 -
Peter T. Fay, Senior Judge, U.S. 11th Circuit
2011 -
David A. Baker, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Florida
2012 -
Belvin Perry, Jr., Chief Judge, 9th Judicial Circuit
2013 -
Honorable Susan Harrell Black, U.S. 11th Circuit
2013 -
Honorable Robert K. Rouse Jr., Circuit Court Judge in the Seventh Judicial Circuit
2014 - Honorable Claudia R. Isom, Circuit Court Judge in the 13th Judicial Circuit

If you or members of your organization wish to nominate a judge for this honor, please submit the nomination form and all supporting documents to The Florida Bar Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism by February 1, 2016.

Nomination form PDF document opens in new window

Award Guidelines PDF document opens in new window

Nominations can be submitted electronically or mailed to:

Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism
The Florida Bar
651 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

All questions regarding the judicial award should be directed to Sarah Bolinder, Assistant Director for the Center for Professionalism, email or by phone at (850) 561-5646.

[Revised: 04-23-2015]