Behind the Gavel: An Event Celebrating Broward’s Hispanic Judges

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage, the Broward County Bar Association and the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association held a virtual “Behind the Gavel” event, in honor and celebration of our county’s Hispanic judges last week. Judge Marina Garcia-Wood was recognized as a Trailblazer, for her role in founding the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association in 1989. She and other colleagues established the organization with the aim to promote judicial diversity and the interests of Hispanic lawyers. It was the first of its kind in Broward County.

To watch Behind the Gavel: A Celebration of Broward Hispanic Judges, click here: https://www.facebook.com/browardhispanicbar/videos/243166903681003/

Pictured here are the judicial participants from this year, Trailblazer award recipient Judge Marina Garcia-Wood, a screen shot of just some of the 135+ participants and observers from this year’s Zoom event, and last year’s in-person event.

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