2017 Lifetime Achievement Honoree
The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society posthumously honored Janet Reno with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Supreme Evening the Society's annual dinner event.
Janet Reno was a warrior for justice and inspired innovator. She served as a role model and mentor to anyone with whom she dealt.
She was genuine, extraordinarily wise, and loved everyone -- above all our children. Few have blessed this nation, and those in public service, with a greater legacy of commitment to integrity and appreciation for America’s magnificent resources.
She was a valued member of this Historical Society for many years. Ms. Reno's Sister, Maggy Hurchalla, accepted the award on her behalf.
Judge Rosemary Barkett
Rosemary Barkett the 71st justice of the Florida Supreme Court was the first woman to serve on the court and the first female chief justice. In September of 2013 she was appointed as a U.S. member of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, prior to her World Court appointment she served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, an appointment she held since 1994.