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Award Winners

The James C. Adkins Award and the John R. Hamilton Pro Bono Award Criteria

James C. Adkins Award

The James C. Adkins Award shall be presented to a member of The Florida Bar who has made significant contributions to the field 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; and (6) any other factors that the committee deems appropriate. The committee shall give such weight to each of these factors as it deems appropriate.


John R. Hamilton Pro Bono Award

The John R. Hamilton Pro Bono Award shall be presented to a member of The Florida Bar who has made significant contributions to pro bono efforts in appellate matters. 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 the pro bono service; (2) leadership and initiative taken in pro bono efforts; (3) a demonstrated commitment to access to justice; and (4) any other factors that the committee deems appropriate.



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