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Former Bar President Ed Blumberg to chair the National Judicial College

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'There’s never been a time in the history of the United States when it was more important to have an independent and impartial judiciary'

Edward Blumberg

Edward Blumberg

Miami trial attorney and former Florida Bar President Edward Blumberg has been elected chair of the 21-person board of trustees of The National Judicial College, the oldest, largest, and most widely attended school for judges in the United States.

“I’m honored to lead the governing board of this unique organization at a time when the judiciary really represents democracy’s last line of defense,” said Blumberg, who served as Florida Bar president in 1997-98. “There’s never been a time in the history of the United States when it was more important to have an independent and impartial judiciary.”

The mission of the National Judicial College is to make the world a more just place by educating and inspiring its judiciary. In the preceding 12 months, The National Judicial College has organized educational programs attended by more than 10,000 judges from all 50 states, as well as other countries, including Ukraine.

Although headquartered at the University of Nevada, Reno, the college puts on judicial education and training programs at multiple locations throughout the U.S. and attracts judges worldwide to its online programming.

NJC President Benes Aldana said he looks forward to working with Blumberg during a “landmark year” for the college. Founded by a committee headed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark, The National Judicial College is marking its 60th anniversary this year with special judicial educational programs throughout the country. A Miami event will take place on April 27. 

Blumberg is a partner and founder of Deutsch, Blumberg & Caballero with a Florida statewide practice in medical malpractice, products liability, and catastrophic personal injury cases.

In addition to serving as past president of The Florida Bar, Blumberg has served in the ABA House of Delegates and chaired and served on countless professional committees and groups and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and the Middle Districts of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals (11th Circuit and Fifth Circuit), and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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