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Judge Nina Ashenafi-Richardson wins the Distinguished Judicial Service Award

first_imgJudge Nina Ashenafi-Richardson wins the Distinguished Judicial Service Award Judge Nina Ashenafi-Richardson of the Leon County Court system since 2008, is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Judicial Service Award. The award, which honors outstanding and sustained service to the public especially as it relates to support of pro bono legal services, was presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady at a February 7 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida.In addition to the demands of her court docket, Ashenafi-Richardson averages 15 to 25 hours a week in service to various legal or judicial programs, organizations and statewide committees.Ashenafi-Richardson, who is the first Ethiopian-born person to serve as a judge in the United States, also was the first African-American elected president of the Tallahassee Women Lawyers and the Tallahassee Bar Association. She is immediate past-president of the William H. Stafford American Inn of Court.During her term as president of the Tallahassee Women Lawyers, the organization provided legal assistance through programs such as Law School for Laymen and Living Will workshops. TWL also offered legal counseling to battered women and their children, and mentorship programs for local students.With the Tallahassee Bar Association, Ashenafi-Richardson is a regular leader in a diversity symposium, aimed at high school students in Leon County. The students visit the courts and enjoy a lunch at which they meet local leaders.Another signature event is the Table for Eight, at which TBA members talk about the legal profession with law students. “Judge Nina is the go-to star,” said Eric Milles, current president of the TBA. “She just lifts everyone up.”Ashenafi-Richardson helped in a recent collaboration between the Stafford Inn of Court and the Tallahassee Bar Association, to help the St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court commit to more pro bono hours in the wake of Hurricane Michael.She also is a member of Founders of Justice of North Florida Legal Services, helping educate the bench, bar and community about the importance of access to justice for all. She recently served on a subcommittee of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice.Ashenafi-Richardson came to the United States from Ethiopia as a young child. Her father was director of the Center for African-American Culture at Florida State University, the same university where Ashenafi-Richardson later would earn her law degree. In 2001, before she was elected to the bench, Ashenafi-Richardson received The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the 2nd Judicial Circuit. Feb 07, 2019 Regular Newslast_img read more

Clemson vs. USC Baseball

first_imgUSC pitcher Jack Wynkoop (13) delivers a pitch in the first inning against Clemson at Fluor Field in Greenville in game two, dubbed the Reedy River Rivalry, of their three game series on Saturday, February 28, 2015.last_img

A great day for cricket

first_imgHosting Pangolin Cricket Club from KL on what could have been a rain soaked day at the lush Thai Polo Ground, amazingly the ground was at its best and the weather although overcast did not rain.The captains decided the rules for the day and that PCC would bat first!Opening pair Andy Schofield (23 from 39) and Daniel Coogan started in a conservative manner allowing the score to creep along before Dan (15 from 29) decided to try and break free of the tight bowling Matt Levy (4 overs 0-9) and Dan Mclean (4 overs 2-12).The only other resistance to the bowling came from stand in captain Paul Hack (40 from 38) and evergreen cricketer Mike Silcock (9 from 35) with Walter Persaud holding it steady bowling (3 overs 2-8) PCC total of 7/127 was acceptable for the day we had hoped.PCC opening with Andy Emery (6 overs 1-15) thought there was hope especially with Jason Darby (6 overs 1-22) giving limited run scoring opportunities.James (MoTM) Chataway opened and made a well earned 50 retired had given the other Pangolin batsmen someone to build their innings around with Justin Barrett (22 no) hitting the winning runs with James Hay (Pangolin Captain 1 no) after just 26 of the allotted 30 overs.Great day played in a competitive but sociable spirit under the watchful eye of experienced Umpire Dave Samways.A couple of cool drinks supplied by Shenanigans by the Lake were shared afterwards watching the Pattaya sunset, with conversations of what could have been!last_img read more

Terrible news from Argentina : Emiliano Sala’s father Horacio dies suddenly

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Battle scars

first_imgprecede: It was 30 years ago that the Ash Wednesday bushfires ripped through the region, leaving behind a trail of…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Streets ahead with LED lighting

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS HARKAWAY has become greener than before following the recent changeover to LED streetlighting under a City of…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img