Miami-Dade Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer receives Bar’s Criminal Justice Award

Miami, FL — May 17, 1999 — Miami-Dade Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer has received the prestigious Criminal Justice Award from the Dade County Bar Association.

The Association presents the award annually to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the criminal justice system in Miami-Dade County on the state or federal level. Previous recipients include Irwin Block, Roy Black and Katherine Fernandez-Rundle.

"In addition to being a true leader in providing effective representation to our indigent population, Bennett is also a mentor to lawyers, law students, elected officials and citizen activists alike," said Bar President Benedict P. Kuehne.

Kuehne went on to say that it is not uncommon to see Brummer trying to instill in elected officials an appreciation of balance in the justice system, knowing that public confidence in our court system comes only with community belief in its fairness and equality.

Brummer is a highly acclaimed lecturer and writer on criminal justice topics. He has led the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office to prominence as a model for other defender offices across the country and around the world. His office recruits nationally, and many of his attorneys have developed reputations as outstanding trial and appellate lawyers.

"It is a privilege to serve in this very responsible position," Brummer said. "My success is based on the professionalism of my staff and the support of the private Bar."


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