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Federation’s Attorneys’ Division to Host 28th Annual Judicial Reception

Hundreds of members of the Miami-Dade legal community will gather to celebrate the achievements of three dedicated professionals at the 28th Annual Judicial Reception, hosted by the Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. This popular event, which includes a cocktail reception, will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail. Members of the Attorneys’ Division will recognize Judge Gill S. Freeman with the 2012 Community Service Award, Judge Alan S. Gold with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and attorney Robert C. Josefsberg with the Honorable Theodore "Ted" Klein Special Recognition Award.

Judge Gill S. Freeman is a Circuit Court Judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit, who also serves as the Dean of Advanced Judicial Studies for the State of Florida. She is the former Vice Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Commission and Chair of the Gender Bias Study Implementation Commission. She will be presented with the 2012 Community Service Award for her devotion to the community and for her work, which has helped women make major gains in receiving equal treatment in the courtroom.

Judge Alan S. Gold, a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida, will receive the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional work as a public servant. His commitment to fairness and legal ethics has remained constant even as he presided over numerous high-profile cases, making him a role model to the entire legal community.

The third award — the Honorable Theodore “Ted” Klein Special Recognition Award — honors an attorney or judge who has had a profound impact on individuals in the legal community. The 2012 Ted Klein Award will be presented to attorney Robert C. Josefsberg, a committed philanthropist and passionate advocate for the vulnerable. Josefsberg has tirelessly worked on pro bono cases, providing representation for clients regardless of economic status. He has also dedicated significant time, efforts and resources to programs that promote the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse by young people.

The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is chaired by Sidney M. Pertnoy. Dennis G. Kainen will serve as the Chair of this event and Solomon B. Genet will serve as the event Vice Chair.

The couvert for the Judicial Reception is $85 per person (not tax-deductible as a charitable deduction), and includes a kosher cocktail reception. There will be no solicitation of funds.

To make a reservation, click here. For more information, contact Pam DiGiacomo, Director of the Attorneys’ Division, at or 786.866.8625.

Click here to view a list of past Judicial Reception honorees.

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