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Kim honored for his commitment to the profession during the pandemic

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Jay Kim

Ft. Lauderdale Board of Governors member Jay Kim was recognized with a “Fastcase 50” award for his work during the pandemic as chair of The Florida Bar’s Technology Committee.

As the legal profession had to adjust to the new conditions mandated by COVID-19, the Technology Committee — under Kim’s leadership — produced and published The Florida Bar Recommended Best Practices Guide for Remote Court Proceedings and Kim’s work with video call provider Zoom directly led to changes to its platform to better suit the legal profession.

“Those changes both improved remote court proceedings and the practice of law during unprecedented times,” according to Fastcase. “But Jay didn’t stop there. He also facilitated the rollout The Florida Bar Tech Support Helpline, a service directed toward solo and small firm attorneys in Florida.”

Kim is managing partner of Kim Vaughan Lerner, where he focuses on commercial business litigation, insurance, employment litigation and counseling, and products liability.

Created in 2011, each year the Fastcase 50 award honors a diverse group of lawyers, legal technologists, policymakers, judges, law librarians, bar association executives, and people from all walks of life.

“The past year has presented challenges that provided opportunities to advance the law, and even accelerated some innovations into the mainstream,” said Fastcase CEO Ed Walters. “We celebrate the diligence, discipline, passion, and creativity of these Fastcase 50 honorees. We are as proud as ever to spotlight the 11th class of the Fastcase 50, highlighting now 550 people who have inspired our profession, since our first class in 2011.”

Fastcase is a Florida Bar Member Benefits legal research provider.


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