The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday will host a ceremony to honor lawyers for their pro bono work.
Here are the winners of the awards, according to The Florida Bar:
2017 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award: Mark E. Olive of Tallahassee.
The Distinguished Judicial Service Award: Virginia Baker Norton, administrative judge, civil division, 4th Judicial Circuit.
The Distinguished Federal Judicial Service Award: Laurel Myerson Isicoff, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida.
The Law Firm Commendation: Immigration Law Group of Florida, P.A., of St. Petersburg.
The Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award: Jacksonville Bar Association.
The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award: Jennifer Edwards, Largo.
The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards:
1st Circuit: Joseph D. Lorenz
2nd Circuit: David H. Abrams
3rd Circuit: Christina Nieto Seifert
4th Circuit: Laura J. Boeckman
5th Circuit: Samuel Pennington
6th Circuit: Lynn Katz Hanshaw
7th Circuit: Jay S. Grife
8th Circuit: Peggy-Anne O’Connor
9th Circuit: Brenda L. London
10th Circuit: Kristie Hatcher-Bolin
11th Circuit: Brett Alan Barfield
12th Circuit: Michele S. Stephan
13th Circuit: Katherine Earle Yanes
14th Circuit: Steven Lawrence Applebaum
15th Circuit: Holly Tabernilla
16th Circuit: David L. Manz
17th Circuit: Richard Francis Hussey
18th Circuit: Brigitta Hawkins
19th Circuit: Mark Miller
20th Circuit: Jonathan I. Tolentino
Out-of-State: Laura Thayer Wagner, Atlanta