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Zack receives Tradition of Excellence Award

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Steve Zack, right, and Joshua HertzSOLO & SMALL FIRM SECTION Executive Council member Joshua J. Hertz, left, recently had the honor of presenting the section’s 2018 Tradition of Excellence Award to Stephen N. Zack of Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Zack was unable to attend the section’s 2018 awards presentation last year during The Florida Bar Annual Convention. Zack is a past president of The Florida Bar and was the first Hispanic president of the ABA. Here are some excerpts from Zack’s nomination by friend and colleague Jerry Currington, who has known him for 40 years: “Although Steve is a nationally renowned trial lawyer (having argued Bush v. Gore before the Florida Supreme Court), and a partner in Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Miami, I am not nominating him just for his exemplary/model legal career, rather, I am nominating Steve for his incredible public service and continued dedication to the cause of access to justice and the rule of law (administration of justice). Despite Steve’s continuing industrious and successful practice of law, he does not rest on his laurels. Steve continues his lifelong dedication to public service and currently serves as chair of the National Center for Access to Justice, which is dedicated to achieving reform that helps people obtain justice in the courts. In addition to this public service and pro bono contribution to the rule of law, and perhaps more importantly, Steve continues to advocate for teaching civics in our schools. His passion for this cause is rooted in his experience as a refugee from Cuba where he witnessed and personally experienced the loss of Cuban constitutional rights similar to our constitutional rights here in the U.S.”