(PRESS RELEASE)_Orlando, FL (June 24, 2022) – Attorney Gary S. Lesser, Managing Partner of West Palm Beach-based Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, was sworn in today as the 74th President of The Florida Bar. More than 500 Bar members attended the ceremony, which took place this morning at the Bar’s Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria.
Lesser is a longtime leader of the Florida Bar, having served for more than a decade on its Board of Governors. He served as Chair of the Bar’s Legislation Committee for three years; has served on the Executive Committee for four years; has served as the Chair of Strategic Planning and was Chair of the Professional Ethics Committee.
“It is an extraordinary privilege to work on behalf of Florida’s lawyers, the Court System and the public we serve,” Lesser said “My top priority is to support and protect the independent judiciary and legal profession. We are making a big push to increase great access to legal services, which is a national issue, and launching a statewide mentoring program for younger lawyers, which will be very beneficial for their career paths. These initiatives are already underway and will give newer lawyers practical results to help Florida’s citizens have professional legal counsel for important issues in their lives.”
Lesser has outlined his priorities for the 2022-2023 Florida Bar cycle as follows:
Lesser received his undergraduate degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and his law degree from the University of Miami, where he was editor-in-chief of the law school newspaper. Lesser has held leadership positions with the Economic Council, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and the Parent Television Council. He was admitted to the Florida Bar and became a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association in 1992.
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