UM Law Alumni Leadership Award

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the University of Miami Law Alumni Association held its annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception. There, four graduates received awards. Judge Jonathan Goodman, JD ’83, Saif Y. Ishoof, JD ’00, Judge Bertila A. Soto, JD ’89, each were given the Alumni Achievement Award, while attorney Jane Muir, JD ’09 received the Alumni Leadership Award. The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni nationally who have excelled in their chosen profession and in service to Miami Law. The Alumni Leadership Award recognizes excellence, specifically in the area of leadership. The award often recognizes Bar leaders or directors and presidents of service organizations.

Judge Goodman is a United State Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida. A former federal prosecutor, prior to his appointment he was co-chair of Akerman Senterfitt’s White Collar Crime and Government Investigations practice.

Saif Ishoof is Executive Director of City Year, an organization which focuses on decreasing the number of students who drop out of school each year. Prior to joining City Year, he served as the CEO of FCT Technologies Corp, a firm heavily engaged in international projects in renewable energy, crop science and water resource management.

Judge Soto, an adjunct professor at Miami Law, was elected Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. She is the first female chief judge of the circuit as well as the first Hispanic and the first Cuban-American.

Jane Muir serves the community by supporting organizations that provide free legal assistance to indigent clients, and has received a Pro Bono Service Award from the Dade County Bar Association for Innovative Projects. She is a member of the Dade County Bar Association’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee since 2010, former Chair of Miami Law’s Young Alumni Committee, and past President of the Coral Gables Bar Association.

Excerpted from the University of Miami School of Law website.

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