Foundation is now accepting Medal of Honor nominations

first_img December 1, 2010 Regular News Foundation is now accepting Medal of Honor nominations The Florida Bar Foundation is seeking nominees for its Medal of Honor Awards, the most prestigious recognition given by the organization.Recipients of the Medal of Honor will fall into one of two categories, either a member of The Florida Bar, including practicing lawyers, judges, or teachers in the legal field, or a nonlawyer, including lawyers who are not currently practicing. All nominees must be Florida residents.Nominees for the first category must have a demonstrated dedication to the objectives of The Florida Bar, which strive “to inculcate in its members the principles of duty and service to the public, to improve the administration of justice, and to advance the science of jurisprudence.”Nominees in the second category must have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of the administration of justice in Florida through research, writing, or other deeds of sublime character and quality.Nominations for the honor should describe the specific achievements that would qualify an individual for the Medal of Honor, and also should include a brief biographical sketch of the nominee.Nomination forms are available from the Foundation, or can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website at Nominations should be sent to The Florida Bar Foundation, Medal of Honor Awards Program, P.O. Box 1553, Orlando 32802-1553. Nominations also may be faxed to (407) 839-0287, or e-mailed to [email protected] Nominations for the awards must be received by Friday, February 4, 2011. Recipients will be notified by March 31, 2011, and the Medal of Honor awards will be presented at the annual dinner of the Foundation during The Florida Bar Annual Convention on June 23, 2011, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando.For more information, call The Florida Bar Foundation at (800) 541-2195, or (407) 843-0045.center_img Foundation is now accepting Medal of Honor nominationslast_img

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