The American Board of Trial Advocates recognized National Board member Wayne Hogan with the association’s Champion of Justice Award on Aug.19 at the organization’s annual meeting at the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
The award recognizes ABOTA members who advance the organization’s purposes of preserving and promoting the civil jury trial.
Recipients demonstrate an ongoing, strong and exceptional commitment to trial by jury through word and action, according to abota.org.
Hogan, a partner at Terrell Hogan in Jacksonville, supported and then doubled the number of students at the Donald J. Weidner Summer for Undergraduates Program at the Florida State University College of Law, ABOTA said.
Established in 1992, the program invites a diverse class of 60 undergraduates from around the country to a four-week course that provides them with insight into the legal profession.
“Wayne is a pillar of his community, an advocate for the rule of law and a steadfast champion of our judicial system and democracy. He well deserves this award and ABOTA is proud to honor him in this way,” Steven Quattlebaum, ABOTA national president, said in a news release.
ABOTA is an invitation-only national association of 7,300 trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the 7th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the right to civil jury trials.
The organization’s goal is to educate the public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury and ABOTA is dedicated to elevating skills, integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.