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Zekri wins Journal writing award

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Iman Zekri

Iman Zekri

The Florida Bar Journal & News Editorial Board selected Iman Zekri as the recipient of the 2020 Florida Bar Journal Excellence in Writing Award for her article, “Respectfully Dissenting: How Dissenting Opinions Shape the Law and Impact Collegiality Among Judges,” which was published in the September/October 2020 issue. The article explores the historical role of dissenting opinions in the development of the law and discusses how and when judicial dissents are most valuable and appropriate.

Zekri practices family law at Henderson Franklin as an associate in their Ft. Myers office. She earned her juris doctor, cum laude, in May 2020 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she was a member of the Florida Moot Court Team and an editor for the Florida Journal of International Law.

Each year, members of the Journal Editorial Board nominate outstanding submissions for contention in the writing award. A committee of the board reviews the nominees and chooses a winner based on substance, style, and quality of writing and research.

You can read the winning article on the News & Journal’s website.

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