Guidelines & Selection Procedure
Nominations Deadline (all awards): April 1 Each Year
Award Presentations: Saturday evening at our annual conference.
Trial Judge of the Year
Fran Peacock Coker FLABOTA Community Service Award
Established in March 2006 in memory of Fran Peacock Coker in recognition of her tireless devotion and accomplishments in the area of children’s literacy, an issue so important to the administration of justice and preservation of trial by jury, to be bestowed, from time to time, to an individual, lawyer or non-lawyer, whose dedication to the community exemplifies the character, commitment and accomplishments of Fran Peacock Coker. Nominations are submitted to the Awards Committee which makes its recommendation to the Executive Committee which determines the award recipient.
Joseph P. Milton Professionalism and Civility Award
Established in May 2012 in memory of Past FLABOTA President Joseph P. Milton of Jacksonville, this award is known as the Joseph P. Milton Professionalism and Civility Award, to be bestowed from time to time to a FLABOTA member whose dedication to Professionalism, Civility and Ethics exemplifies the character, commitment to the profession and to the administration of justice, of Joseph P. Milton.
The candidate for this award must have:
The existing FLABOTA Awards Committee is charged with determining a suitable candidate for the award. The candidate’s name shall be submitted to the FLABOTA Executive Committee who shall have the final decision on whether to make the award. The award may be made annually but there is no requirement to do so.
Funding for this award will come from a fundraising drive with the proceeds to be donated to the ABOTA Foundation in accordance with Joe Milton’s wishes. A suitable plaque or award will be purchased and located in the Dallas offices of ABOTA, with the names of each recipient to be added whenever the award is given.