A large crowd turned out last week for the inaugural Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Seminar. “We wanted to honor Ray Ehrlich, who was a trial lawyer and judge for many years as well as on the Florida Supreme Court,” said Scott Makar, assistant general counsel for the City. “We wanted to honor him and have top-of-the-line courses with speakers who are renowned in their area of expertise.” Justice Major Harding, who replaced Ehrlich on the Florida Supreme Court, was the keynote speaker and presented an award to Ehrlich’s stepson Jack Bettman, honoring Ehrlich for his dedicated service to the legal community.
Ehrlich was unable to attend because he’s recovering from a broken hip. The seminar was a joint effort between the Florida Coastal School of Law and the Jacksonville Bar Association. Florida Supreme Court nominee Judge Peter Webster with retiring Florida Supreme Court Justice Major Harding.