TALLAHASSEE, FL; January 18, 2017 (RealEstateRama) — Pacific Legal Foundation today announced that Mark Miller, managing attorney with PLF’s Atlantic Center office in Palm Beach Gardens, will receive the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award at a ceremony on January 19. Miller will be one of 21 lawyers from across the state recognized for their work on behalf of pro bono clients. The ceremony will take place at the Supreme Court of Florida, in Tallahassee, and the presentation will be made by Florida Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr.
The award was established in 1981 by the Florida Bar, the Sunshine State’s professional association for attorneys. It is intended to encourage lawyers to volunteer free legal services to people in need by recognizing those who make public service commitments, and to raise public awareness of the substantial volunteer services provided by Florida lawyers to those who cannot afford legal fees.
The award is presented annually to one attorney from each of Florida’s 20 judicial circuits and to one Florida Bar member practicing outside of the state.
On behalf of PLF, Miller represents clients at no charge in federal and state appellate cases ranging from property rights, to economic liberty, to other constitutional violations. In announcing Mr. Miller’s receipt of the award, the Florida Bar highlighted his pro bono appellate work on behalf of the Nineteenth Circuit Public Defender’s Office, and his efforts as Martin County Bar Association President, to support Florida Rural Legal Services as it meets the needs of those in Martin County who cannot afford legal representation.
“All of Mark’s colleagues at PLF congratulate him on this honor,” said PLF Director of Litigation James S. Burling. “This is a welcome recognition of his dedication — and, through him, PLF’s dedication — to the practice of law with high standards and on behalf of protecting the constitutional rights of all Americans.”
This year’s awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, January 19, at 3:30 p.m., at the Supreme Court of Florida. Watch it live here.
About Pacific Legal Foundation and its Atlantic Center
Donor-supported Pacific Legal Foundation is a nonprofit public interest watchdog organization that litigates for limited government, property rights, and a balanced approach to environmental regulation, in courts across the country. PLF’s Atlantic Center is located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. PLF represents all clients free of charge
James S. Burling
Director of Litigation
Pacific Legal Foundation
jsb (at) pacificlegal (dot) org
Pacific Legal Foundation
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