Students, faculty and aministrators from Florida Coastal School of Law, along with attorneys from numerous area firms and offices, were present this February to honor U.S. Circuit Judge Timothy Corrigan with the 2010 Justice Raymond Ehrlich Award.
The award – it is named in honor of the iconic and highly decorated former Florida Supreme Court Justice - is presented by the Coastal Law Student Bar Association to a local judge or attorney who represents professionalism, humanitarianism and integrity throughout the community during their legal career.
This year SBA compiled testimonial footage of many of Corrigan’s colleagues, influences and friends, including Marcia Morales Howard, United States District Judge; Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; and Henry M. Coxe III of the law office of Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A., also of the Coastal Law Board of Advisors.
Corrigan called the award an honor and reiterated his gratitude before speaking of the special opportunities he experiences including swearing in new lawyers, mentoring law students and witnessing everyday acts of professionalism from others.
On behalf of the students at Coastal Law, Student Bar Association President Whitney Wright called presenting the award to someone of Corrigan’s merit an absolute pleasure, something Ehrlich Award Committee Chairwoman Amanda Nunez echoed.
“He’s a tremendous person and great representative of the Florida legal system,” said Nunez. “He’s the type of person we strive to become.”