We look forward to seeing you at these Upcoming Retirement Celebrations
April 18, 2019
Justice R. Fred Lewis Retirement Celebration Dinner
Coral Gables Country Club, Coral Gables
Reception 5:30 pm Dinner 7:00 pm
Details, registration and sponsorship opportunities at Flcourthistory.org/JusticeLewis
May 17, 2019
Justice Peggy Quince Retirement Celebration Reception
Floridan Palace Hotel, Downtown Tampa
Reception only 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Details, registration and sponsorship opportunities a Flcourthistory.org/JusticeQuince
June 8, 2019
Justice Barbara Pariente Retirement CelebrationPalm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach
The sit-down dinner event will be held in conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the Palm Beach Legal Aid Society at legalaidpbc.org/probono_rec.php
In 2014, Ruth McDonald was presented with Honorary Life Member Award
Also pictured are former Justice Parker Lee McDonald and Kelly O’Keefe
It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that Ruth McDonald, wife of Florida Supreme Court Justice Parker Lee McDonald passed away last week at the age of 90. Ruth was the Historical Society’s most loyal, ardent and cherished member and Trustee. She served as the Society’s Treasurer for more than a decade, an active Member on many of the Society’s Committees starting back in the 1980’s, and was named an Honorary Lifetime Trustee in 2014.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Tallahassee on Monday, April 15, 2019 beginning at 11:30 am, with a reception to follow in Moor Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her name to Trinity United Methodist Church or to the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society.
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another Supreme Success
On February 7, 2019 the Historical Society held its annual dinner event, A Supreme Evening with a record breaking attendance of over 500 guests. Barry Richard introduced the Keynote presenter, Ted Olson. We were also honored to have Gov, Ron DeSantis on hand to introduce the three new Florida Supreme Court Justices he had appointed. Chief Justice Charles Canady provided his insights with an update on the state of the Supreme Court.
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Message from the Society's President, Edward G. Guedes
The 2018-19 calendar of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is well underway, and to describe the coming 10 months as merely exciting (and somewhat overwhelming) would do a disservice to the events and individuals involved. The most evident and consequential of events occurring over the next several months involves the Supreme Court’s transition as three of its sitting justices – Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince – retire in January 2019 after decades of remarkable service to the Court, the judiciary and the citizens of Florida. The Society is already well underway planning the retirement celebrations
Notice of Accepting Nominations
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEEKS TRUSTEES
The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society is seeking judges, lawyers, law teachers or other eminently qualified citizens to serve on its Board of Trustees. Trustees will be elected by the members of the Society at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Bar in Boca Raton June 27th, 2019.
The Board meets twice a year, including once at the Florida Bar Annual Meeting. Its members are invited to participate each year in the Society’s “centerpiece event,” A Supreme Evening, the annual reception and dinner in Tallahassee which is attended by governmental leaders, judges, attorneys, educators, and special guests. The event has attracted large, enthusiastic audiences and has featured prominent keynote speakers, including former Governors and Supreme Court Justices.
The Society is a working Board and has many active committees, potential Trustees are asked to consider...
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