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Chief Judge Frederick Lauten congratulates award winning judges

Judge Bob LeBlanc was presented with the William M. Hoeveler Judicial Professionalism Award by The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton, Florida, on June 22, 2017. The award recognizes an active judge who best exemplifies strength of character, service and competence as a jurist, lawyer, and public servant, and who has communicated their dedication to the ideals of justice and demonstrated diligence in inspiring others to the mission of professionalism.

During the same award ceremony, Judge Steve Jewett was presented with the 2017 “Judge of the Year” Award. The award is presented by the Justice Teaching initiative of the Florida Supreme Court to the judge who most accurately embodies the spirit of Justice Teaching in delivering civic education to the children of Florida. Judge Jewett is actively involved in educational programs for students aspiring to be attorneys such as the Florida High School Mock Trials, which hold their final round each year at the Orange County Courthouse.