2015 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner


2015 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner

On Friday, September 25, 2015, at the JW Marriott Marquis, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association held its 2015 Installation Dinner. The event drew a fabulous turnout from our judiciary and local bar, and honored several chapter members who have dedicated their time and energy to our organization and the legal profession.

We had the honor of bestowing our most prestigious award, the Edward B. Davis Award for Service to the Federal Bench and Bar, to Steven M. Larimore, Court Administrator - Clerk of the Court. The award is given annually to someone who has exemplified the Chapter’s values of excellence and service to the community, the federal bench, and the federal bar. Chief Judge Moore gave a wonderful introduction to Mr. Larimore, detailing Mr. Larimore's impressive credentials, and the amazing work he has done on behalf of the district, particularly advancing us to the forefront of 21st century technology. Mr. Larimore expressed sincere gratitude for the award, and recounted the journey to reach his position and the lessons he has learned along the way.

Opening and closing remarks were delivered by President Candace Duff, and the event was planned by Assistant United States Attorney, and Officer, Vanessa Snyder. Our incoming president, Oliver A. Ruiz, and the 2015-2016 Executive Board, were sworn in. The Board was also proud to present an award of appreciation to Bruce Yasukochi, CPA, of Cherry Bekaert, who has dedicated his time and expertise, pro bono, to the FBA, ensuring our finances are in order and that we are well positioned for future growth and success. All in all, it was a fantastic evening!