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Alderman wins Pepper Award

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Claude Pepper Award MICHAEL ALDERMAN, center, received the Government Lawyer Section’s 2012 Claude Pepper Award at the Bar’s recent Annual Convention. He cited Pepper, a former U.S. senator and congressman, and English Saint Thomas More as role models. Alderman, deputy general counsel with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in Tallahassee, said government lawyers are the conscience of their agencies and “guardian of the principle that in our country, it is law, and not man, that rules.” He is shown with his wife, Silvia, and son, Matthew, at the section reception where the award was presented.

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