View the ceremony program (PDF).
The annual Pro Bono Service Awards recognize outstanding commitment to providing legal services to Florida’s poor.
Awards to be presented are:
The 2015 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, presented by Chief Justice Jorge Labarga to John W. Kozyak.
The Distinguished Judicial Service Award: The Honorable Ashley B. Moody, 13th Judicial Circuit.
The Law Firm Commendation: Akerman LLP.
The Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award: Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers.
The Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award: Sara Alpert, Tampa.
The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards (presented to one lawyer in each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits and one out-of-state lawyer):
1st Circuit: Kenneth Brooks Jr.
2nd Circuit: Elizabeth Ricci
3rd Circuit: Bonnie Green
4th Circuit: Blane McCarthy
5th Circuit: Richard A. Perry
6th Circuit: Brent A. Woody
7th Circuit: Jimmy Allen Davis
8th Circuit: Michelle L. Farkas
9th Circuit: Frank C. Wesighan
10th Circuit: Samuel G. Crosby
11th Circuit: Elizabeth S. Baker
12th Circuit: Andrew R. Boyer
13th Circuit: Elizabeth L. "Betsey" Hapner
14th Circuit: Douglas L. Smith
15th Circuit: Anne E. Hinds
16th Circuit: Robert "Bob" Goldman
17th Circuit: Jay Kim
18th Circuit: Michael G. Howard
19th Circuit: Steven A. Messer
20th Circuit: Gregory T. Holtz
Out-of-State: Garrett A. Fenton