Events - July 1, 2019

Jones Foster Participates at the 2019 Florida Bar Convention

The Florida Bar’s 2019 Annual “unCONVENTIONal” Convention took place June 26-29 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, attracting legal professionals from across the state.

Jones Foster served as a proud sponsor of the Judicial Luncheon on Thursday, June 27th, which was at full capacity in the Great Hall with an estimated 650 members in attendance. Notable attendees at the luncheon included Governor Ron DeSantis as the Guest Speaker and Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles T. Canady as the Keynote Speaker with the State of the Judiciary Address.

During the event, Jones Foster Shareholder and Litigation Attorney of 42 years, Margaret Cooper, was posthumously awarded The Florida Bar Labor & Employment Section Hall of Fame award. Throughout her impressive career, Margie was widely recognized for her preeminence in the legal profession. This award is a recognition of outstanding attorneys who exerted a profound positive influence on the field during their professional career and had a significant involvement in the Section. It is the highest honor bestowed upon an attorney by the section, and was accepted in her name by Scott Hawkins, the Firm’s Vice-Chair and Margie’s longtime litigation colleague, and Litigation Shareholder, Grasford Smith.

Additionally, Scott Hawkins, a nationally recognized business litigation attorney, received the Laura Mall Justice Award during The Florida Bar Convention. The award was presented by the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Christian Legal Society at The Fellowship of Florida Christian Attorneys Reception. Scott was selected for this award as a prominent Florida legal professional who holds exemplary Christian values.

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