Miami-Dade Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer receives Bars Criminal Justice
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
Brummer is a highly acclaimed lecturer and writer on criminal justice topics. He has
led the Miami-Dade Public Defenders 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
"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