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2024 Distinguished Public Service Award Winner

 The Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes dedicated government lawyers whose contributions to the profession and the community deserve special recognition.  The 2024 winner of this award is Amy Borman!

Not only is Ms. Borman she an expert in court administration, but she also has significant teaching experience and Bar involvement. She been a practicing lawyer since 1992 with extensive government experience, mainly in the Court System. She currently services as Chief Legal Officer at the Clerk of the Circuit Court Comptroller’s Office in Palm Beach County.  She oversees the in-house legal department of the Clerk's office and the operations of the criminal, civil, family, juvenile, probate, guardianship and official records departments.  She joined the clerk’s office in 2019.  Prior to that, she was the general counsel for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, a position she held since 2007.  From 1995-1998, she was an assistant legal advisor to the Palm Beach Sheriff's office.  

She is a recognized expert on the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration and court administration more broadly.  She served as an adjunct professor at Nova, UF, and FAU where she taught courses on the Rules of Judicial Administration as well as "Women and the Workplace and Judicial Process."  Her resume details many additional speaking engagements on various aspects of court administration.  

She is also very involved in the Bar, serving on the Standing Committee on Professionalism from 2017 to2020 and the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee from 2011 to 2017 and then again from 2020 to the present.  She served as chair of that Committee from 2015-2016.  She also currently serves as a member of the Supreme Court's Local Rules Advisory Committee.  Her record of meaningful involvement in the Palm Beach County Bar likewise goes back over decade.  

She received several awards over the years, including the Leader in the Law Award (presented by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers) and the Sidney Stubbs Professionalism Award (presented by the Palm Beach County Bar Association for excellence in practicing with professionalism). 

Lastly, she did her undergrad at UF and obtained her law degree from Georgetown.

Congratulations, Amy!   

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