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SECTION CHAIR,

Steven A. Klinger

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What's New in the Government Lawyer Section

News and Upcoming Events

The 2019 Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer Award

On behalf of the Government Lawyer Section of the Florida Bar, it is our pleasure to congratulate Chief Judge Robert S. Cohen on being the recipient of the 2019 Claude Pepper Award. The Award is presented each year to an individual who has exemplified the highest ideals of dedication, professionalism, and ethics in service to the public.

Please join us during the General Assembly at the annual Florida Bar convention on Friday June 28, 2019, as the outgoing Bar president Michelle Suskauer presents this prestigious award. The General Assembly begins at 9:30 A.M. at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Read more about the 2019 Claude Pepper Award Winner Here.

The Section congratulates Chair-elect Anthony B. Miller!

Anthony B. Miller

Our current chair-elect was recently appointed to the Leon County Court. Anthony B. Miller is the General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer for the Florida Agency for State Technology (AST). He has practiced administrative law for approximately 19 years for several state agencies - Department of Financial Services (formerly Department of Insurance), Department of Corrections, Department of Management Services, Florida Lottery, and the Agency for State Technology. From 2015 to 2018, he also served as a Commissioner with the Florida State Retirement Commission. In September 2018, the Leon County Commission appointed him to serve on the Leon County Educational Facilities Authority.

He completed his undergraduate studies in political science at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 1995. He graduated from the FSU College of Law in 2000. He is active in the Florida Bar. He is the Chair-Elect of the Florida Bar Government Lawyer and also the Chair of the section’s CLE Committee. He is an Executive Council member of both the Government Lawyer and Administrative Law sections. He is a member of the Florida Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Committee. The Florida Bar President recently appointed him to serve on the Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee.

Miller fills the vacancy created by the governor’s appointment in March of Judge Stephen Everett to Leon County Circuit Court.

E-filing software updates to address uniformity concerns

A coming change to the Florida courts e-filing portal is aimed at making it easier for lawyers to choose the “document type” when they are electronically filing court documents.