Begun in 2010 by Former Section Chair, Magistrate Diane Kirigin, The Family Law Section’s Alberto Romero Making a Difference Award seeks to publicly acknowledge the efforts of The Florida Bar, Family Law Section members who “make a difference” in the lives of the underserved or disadvantaged in our State. In acknowledging the good work of its members – attorneys, judicial officers and affiliate members – it is the Section’s goal to educate the public about individuals who provide outstanding pro bono services or engage in other types of outstanding volunteer community activities and pursuits that improve the lives of Florida’s children and families and encourage other Section members to undertake pro bono or other volunteer services and activities.
Each year, the Section selects a member and/or affiliate member to honor for their service and commitment to their communities. The chosen members will be featured in the Section’s email newsletter, FAMSEG, accompanied by a press release, and will also receive a recognition plaque memorializing their service and activities. Alberto Romero Making a Difference Awards are presented at the Family Law Section’s annual awards and installation luncheon in June during The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention. Nominations for this year’s Award are due by April 30, 2020.