TALLAHASSEE, FL - Last month, the Tallahassee Bar Association convened to grant its Distinguished Young Lawyer Award. Officially named the Thomas M. Ervin, Jr. Distinguished Young Lawyer Award, this honor is presented to a young Association member who exemplifies the contributions Tom Ervin made to the legal profession.
The Tom Ervin award goes to a Tallahassee Bar Association member who has demonstrated exceptional service to the Association, its Young Lawyer Section and the Legal Aid Foundation. This person is someone who exhibits high standards of professionalism; and has participated in activities that promote interaction and collegiality among members.
This year, ICE Foundation’s Fellow, Lolia Fernandez, Esq., received the award. Attorney Fernandez is an Assistant Public Defender and graduate of the Florida State University College of Law. Lolia received the award from last year’s recipient, G.C. Murray II, Esq., DPL, who is also her mentor and founder of the ICE Foundation.
“Lolia is the unique combination of hard work and talent. She is constantly pushing herself and others to do the absolute best they can. This award is well deserved and I continue to look forward to her impact on the community,” said G.C. Murray II, Esq., DPL
The mission of the Innovative Community Engagement Foundation, affectionately known as the ICE Foundation, is to stimulate different segments of society through mentorship, service, and professional development. The ICE Fellowship is intended for current Juris Doctor Candidates who show a commitment to bettering the community and attending law school. The Foundation mentors these ICE Fellows and gives them a platform to highlight the different causes they champion.