The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual dinner, 'A Supreme Evening', Florida’s premier judicial event with the well-earned reputation in the state’s legal community as the “must attend event” of the year.
This year's dinner will be held on January 25th. A prolific trial attorney with a highly successful 30-plus year career, our keynote presenter Hilarie Bass is known for her leadership and her philanthropy. The Greenberg Traurig co-president, and is currently president of the American Bar Association.
The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society will honor John "Jack" F. Harkness, Jr. with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Dinner.
Jack Harkness, after serving 37 years as executive director of the Florida Bar, is retiring as the nation's longest-serving executive director.
He is also this year's recipient of the Florida Bar Foundation's Medal of Honor, it's highest distinction.
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Justice Alan C. Lawson was sworn in as the 86th Justice
Justice Alan C. Lawson was sworn in as the 86th Justice of the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
The investiture ceremony in the Florida Supreme Court Building began with a Judicial Procession of 50 plus robed judges from throughout Florida. This was a first for a court that was famously known for not wearing any kind of robes for more than a century,
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Message from the Society's President,