Awards at the Florida Bar Convention: Jena Hudson & Karen Buesing

FAWL Award Attendees

(From left): Kristen Norse (Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A.) with Bay Area Legal representatives, Joan Boles (Deputy Director), Jena Hudson (Pro Bono Director), and Nery Alonso (Attorney) at the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) Blue & Gold Reception. 

Jena Hudson Honored as a "Leader in the Law"

Jena Hudson, Managing Attorney of our Volunteer Lawyers Program, was recognized as a "Leader in the Law" by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) at the Blue & Gold Reception at The Florida Bar Convention.

A "Leader in the Law" is a positive role model for her peers, made meaningful contributions to her community and the legal profession, and has advanced the cause for women by the recommendation of her peers and upon the review and approval of FAWL's Board of Directors. 

Jena Hudson

Jena Hudson recognized as "Leader in the Law" by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL).

Karen Buesing Honored with "Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award"

Karen Buesing, longtime supporter and pro bono attorney for Bay Area Legal Services, was also honored at FAWL's Blue & Gold Reception with the "Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award." Karen spoke movingly about pro bono services to homeless teens and low-income people. 

This Award is presented in honor of Rosemary Barkett, who is the first woman Chief Justice in the history of the Florida Supreme Court and a member of the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Today, she serves on the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Joan and Karen

Deputy Director Joan Boles (left) with Karen Buesing (right) at the FAWL Blue & Gold Reception. 

Congratulations to Jena and Karen for their significant accomplishments in the legal profession!