MIAMI, FL – December 2, 2015
The Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) recognized Attorney Ira Leesfield, Managing Partner at Leesfield Scolaro, P.A. with the Honorable Theodore Klein Award at their 33rd Annual Judicial Reception and Scholarship Presentations event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. This Award recognizes a lawyer or judge in the South Florida legal community who has demonstrated initiative and dedication to women’s issues. FAWL’s President Ileana Cruz, recognized Mr. Leesfield, honoring the memory and work of the late Magistrate Judge Theodore Klein cited as one of the “sharpest legal minds in South Florida.” Leesfield and his Firm and the Foundation are longtime advocates and supporters of FAWL, a professional organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession. Its membership is comprised of lawyers, judges, and professionals within the business community.
“This award exemplifies a special meaning this year, as the Leesfield Family Foundation just celebrated its 25-year anniversary,” said Ira Leesfield. “We look forward to working with FAWL each year and providing scholarships for dedicated women who might not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue their career in law.”
In the past, FAWL has recognized Ira Leesfield with “The Friend of FAWL Award” as well as “The Philanthropist Award” for the much-needed funding the Leesfield Family Foundation has provided over the past quarter century.
At the event, and for the 19th consecutive year, Ira Leesfield presented the Leesfield/FAWL Law Student Scholarship to Jessica Satinoff, a third-year law student at Florida International University School of Law. Ms. Satinoff is the Executive Comments Editor for FIU Law Review and serves as a Certified Legal Intern at Dade Legal Aid, a non-profit organization which provides legal assistance to impoverished families and children, and victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.