Sunday, November 09, 2008

Miami Herald : South Florida ''Legal Legends'' honored at awards banquet

A wonderful list of honorees from the 11th Circuit Historical Society.

The one glaring omission is my former boss, Judge Edward B. Davis.

Here's the Herald article and the list of honorees:

Rosemary Barkett -- The first woman to serve on Florida's Supreme Court.

  Bennett Brummer -- Retiring Miami-Dade County Public Defender.

 Manuel Crespo (posthumously) -- First Cuban-American elected to serve on the Florida Bar Board of Governors.

 Arthur England, Jr. -- Former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court.

  Peter Fay -- A federal appellate judge.

 Robert Floyd (posthumously) -- Miami's youngest mayor (elected at age 29).

 Seymour Gelber -- Former mayor of Miami Beach, 11th Circuit Court Judge  and author.

 Mario Goderich -- A founding member and the first president of the Cuban American Bar Association.

 Minnette Massey -- When named Acting Dean of the UM Law School she was one of two women in the country to serve in this position.

  H.T. Smith -- Attorney and one of the leaders of the City of Miami boycott.

 Osvaldo N. Soto -- Cuban civil rights attorney and former president of the Cuban-American Bar Association.

 Gerald Wetherington -- Served as chief Judge of the 11th Circuit Court for 10 years.

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