Congratulations to our Legal Administrator, Tammy Meierdierck, for receiving the #JaxALA President's Circle Award. The outgoing President of the Jacksonville Chapter of Association of Legal Administrators selects a board member who went above and beyond their duties to the Chapter. As Vice President of #JaxALA, Tammy's duties revolved around membership in the organization. This was Tammy's first year serving on the #JaxALA board, which transitions on April 1, 2023. She will sit on the upcoming board as Treasurer. Tammy said, "I am proud to be a member of #JaxALA and thankful to be able to give back by serving on the board of this great organization."
In an attempt to make documents easier to read there is still a dispute on which font is best. Rebecca Creed was among several attorneys interviewed for the article. She explained that in 2021, the Florida Supreme Court adopted a rule requiring Arial or Bookman Old Style, both chosen for their readability on screens. At Creed & Gowdy, Bookman Old Style won out. "We just liked the way it looked," she said. "That sounds dumb, but it's really just what it came down to." You can read the article here. (paywall)
Congratulations to Bryan Gowdy on his induction into the 2023 Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™ Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame consists of a distinguished group of attorneys who have consistently earned high rankings from their peers in the annual Legal Elite voting. "Serving and supporting individual clients has been a privilege", says Gowdy. Read more about Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™ here.
Red Mass is a centuries-old religious service seeking God's guidance and blessing for those working in the administration of justice and government service. Each year during Red Mass the executive board of the Catholic Lawyers Guild presents the Law and Spirituality Award. This year, Bishop Emeritus Felipe Estévez was presented with the honor by Catholic Lawyers Guild President, Bryan Gowdy, who said ". . . we honor our award recipient for bringing the light of the Gospel into the sometimes dark places of the legal and government sectors." Bishop Erik Pohlmeier was the principal celebrant for this year's annual Red Mass; you can listen to his homily here.
The Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases is seeking applicants for vacancies to be considered at the committee's July meeting.
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