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Sylvia Walbolt honored by the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society with its Lifetime Achievement Award

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Joseph H. Lang, Jr., Sylvia Walbolt, and Tim Chinaris

Sylvia Walbolt receives the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society’s Susan Rosenblatt Lifetime Achievement Award from FSCHS trustee Joseph H. Lang, Jr., left, and FSCHS President Tim Chinaris.

Hank Coxe and Sylvia Walbolt

Hank Coxe, master of ceremonies at the FSCHS dinner, congratulates Sylvia Walbolt on her Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society presented Sylvia Walbolt its Susan Rosenblatt Lifetime Achievement Award during its January 18 annual dinner, A Supreme Evening 2024, in Tallahassee.

Walbolt, a shareholder at Carlton Fields, is known for her extensive experience in civil appeals and her dedication to pro bono service.

Walbolt has presented oral arguments before all Florida appellate courts and has appeared in other state supreme courts, as well as various federal courts of appeal. She is board certified in appellate law by The Florida Bar and is a former president of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.

A trailblazer for women in the legal profession, Walbolt was the first woman lawyer hired at Carlton Fields after graduating at the top of her law school class at the University of Florida in 1963. She was the second woman to become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

She has received honors for her pro bono service at both the state and national levels, including the Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the Supreme Court’s highest recognition of a private lawyer for pro bono service.

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