Attorneys recognized for pro bono service
Circuit Judge Hugh Carithers, right, and his colleagues on the 4th Judicial Circuit and Duval County benches thanked local attorneys at the annual “Presentation of the Pins” on Friday at the Duval County Courthouse. About 270 lawyers were recognized for performing 20 or more hours of pro bono service in the past year. Keynote speaker Michael Higer, president of The Florida Bar, thanked the attorneys for their commitment to helping the community. “As lawyers, we can and we must make a difference. As president of The Florida Bar, it is these men and women that I want to be the face of what a lawyer is,” he said.