Former National Bar Association President Simmons Speaks With UF Law Students

Published: March 3rd, 2008

Category: News Briefs

National Bar AssociationEvett Simmons (pictured right), former president of the National Bar Association and current partner at Ruden McClosky P.A., speaks with UF law students following her presentation Thursday, Feb. 28, in 345 Holland Hall. Simmons, who is also past president of the Port St. Lucie Bar Association and a former member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, the State of Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, and the Board of Directors of Enterprise Florida, Inc., discussed her past and current experience with The Florida Bar, challenges that she faced within the legal profession both as a woman and as a woman of color, how she balanced her partnership with Ruden McClosky P.A. and her proprietary endeavors, and diversity in the workplace. The event was sponsored by the UF Law Division of the American Bar Association.