Foundation names Barnett its Medal of Honor recipient

first_img June 1, 2002 Regular News Foundation names Barnett its Medal of Honor recipient Foundation names Barnett its Medal of Honor recipientcenter_img Tallahassee attorney and immediate past ABA President Martha Barnett will be honored at The Florida Bar Foundation’s 26th Annual Reception and Dinner June 20, in conjunction with The Florida Bar’s Annual Meeting at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton.The Foundation’s board of directors also will meet on the afternoon of June 20, followed by the dinner that evening. A reception honoring Foundation fellows and members will begin at 7 p.m., with dinner at 8 p.m., and will be the occasion for presentation of the 2002 Florida Bar Foundation Medal of Honor Awards.The 2002 Medal of Honor Award for a lawyer will be presented to Barnett in recognition of her advocacy “to maintain the impartiality and independence of American judges and their ability to rule with fairness, her courageous support of the American Bar Association House of Delegate’s call for a moratorium on the death penalty, and her tireless work leading to passage of a Bill of Reclamation by the Florida Legislature in 1994 benefitting descendants of the 1923 Rosewood massacre.”The Foundation will bestow its nonlawyer Medal of Honor on Raul G. Barrera “for his extraordinary commitment to the cause of migrant workers, resulting in a number of important legal victories for this oft-forgotten segment of our society.”Tickets for the annual dinner are $75 and reservations can be made by calling the Foundation at (800)541-2195 or (407)843-0045. Tickets may also be obtained by writing the Foundation at P.O. Box 1553, Orlando 32802-1553, and including a $75 check made payable to the Foundation for each ticket requested. The deadline for reservations is June 17. Tickets requested after June 17 will be held at the door.last_img

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