FSU Law is #1

Florida State University College of Law’s Raising the Bar Professionalism Program has won one of this year’s three E. Smyth Gambrell Professionalism Awards from the ABA. The program was created by Associate Dean Nancy Benavides, and she accepted the award on behalf of the program. As a former divorce attorney in St. Petersburg, FL, she knows the ins and outs of the law.

The Raising the Bar Professionalism Program exposes law students in all three years to professional development resources and to lawyer role models to prepare them for a life in law. It emphasizes personal productivity and resilience, civic engagement, relationship building, practice area exploration, and technology and effective communication.

The program uses alumni and student advisory boards to help with the program, as well as partnerships with the Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism, the Women Lawyers, the Tallahassee Women’s Lawyers, Legal Services of North Florida, local inns of Court, Florida Lawyers Assistance and various FSU resources. Please click here for more information.