Judge Weinstein Honored with Judge of the Year Award



The 17th Circuit’s Chief Judge, Peter M. Weinstein, was honored with the Judge of the Year Award by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Fort Lauderdale Chapter, at the organization’s annual Judge’s Night Dinner on January 21, 2012.

Also honored at the reception was local Fort Lauderdale attorney Jay Cohen, who was awarded the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Both award recipients were chosen by their ABOTA chapter peers.

Pictured above are Judges Charles Greene and Paul Backman congratulating Judge Weinstein, and award recipients Judge Weinstein and attorney Jay Cohen.

ABOTA’s mission is to uphold the jury system by educating the American public about the history and value of the right to trial by jury.

Congratulations to all!