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Adkins Award and Pro Bono Award Criteria

The Appellate Practice Section Awards Committee is currently seeking nominations
for the Appellate Practice Section Adkins and Pro Bono Awards.

Written nominations should be submitted no later than May 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

The Section's awards are traditionally presented at the Section's annual dessert reception. The dessert reception will be held on June 16, 2016 during the bar's annual meeting.

Nominations should be submitted to the Section's bar administrator, JoAnn Shearer, by emailing jshearer@flabar.org or by facsimile (850-561-5825).

Adkins Award

The James C. Adkins Award shall be presented to a member of The Florida Bar who has made significant contributions to the filed of appellate practice in Florida. The selection of each year's recipient shall be made by a committee appointed by the chair of the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar. The committee shall accept nominations from any individual and may also nominate candidates on its own. Among the factors the committee shall consider in evaluating nominations are (1) the extent and nature of experience in the field of appellate practice, either as a practitioner, a member of the judiciary, or both; (2) service to the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar; (3) other service to The Florida Bar in matters relating to appellate practice; (4) other professional activities relating to the field of appellate practice; (5) publications relating to the field of appellate practice; (6) any other factors that the committee deems appropriate. The committee shall give such weight to each of these factors as it deems appropriate.

Click here for the Adkins Award Nomination Form.

Pro Bono Award

The award is to be given to a member of the Appellate Practice Section who has devoted significant pro bono efforts in appellate matters. The appellate pro bono matter may involve civil, criminal or family law. The committee shall accept nominations from any individual and may also nominate candidates on its own.

Click here for the Pro Bono Award Nomination Form.

Nominations should be submitted to the Section's bar administrator, JoAnn Shearer, by emailing jshearer@flabar.org or by facsimile (850-561-5825).

Presentation of Awards

Both awards are traditionally presented at the Appellate Practice Section Dessert Reception at The Florida Bar's Annual Meeting. Click HERE to see photos from previous receptions.

Click HERE to read about the current Award Winners

Click HERE to see past Award Winners.