Florida Supreme Court Honors Dean O'Connor
On December 8, Dean Erin O’Connor was recognized by the Florida Supreme Court for her important service as registrant advocate—assisting the 3,137 examinees facing unprecedented challenges in taking the 2020 Florida bar exam during the pandemic. Chief Justice Canady read a portion of the proclamation presented to Dean O’Connor, stating in part, “the Supreme Court of Florida hereby expresses heartfelt thanks to Dean Erin O’Hara O’Connor for her dedicated service and immense contributions to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and, more importantly, to the preparation and support of examinees for the bar examination.” The court created the registrant advocate position and appointed Dean O’Connor to serve in the role after the regular July 2020 administration of the exam was canceled due to COVID-19. As registrant advocate, Dean O’Connor made herself available to exam takers who had concerns as they prepared for the exam, which was ultimately administered virtually in October 2020.
Published on January 7, 2022