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Anthony C. Musto, Florida Life Fellow, Receives Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Children’s Champion Award

April 3, 2020, Fellows in the news

Anthony C. Musto, Florida Life Fellow and Professor of Law at B.G.S., University of Miami has received the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program’s Children’s Champion award for his pro bono work representing the best interests of children in appeals from orders terminating parental rights. Professor Musto’s achievements include organizing the first national conference on professionalism for government lawyers, establishing statewide pro bono programs to provide representation for children aging out of foster care and for human trafficking victims seeking sealing or expunction of criminal records, as well as authoring, submitting and successfully arguing in favor of the rule adopted by the Supreme Court of Florida requiring the use of recycled paper for documents filed in the state court system, a rule that resulted in the saving of an estimated 850,000 trees annually. In addition, he developed and coordinated the Broward County Attorney’s Office’s pro bono program, a program that became a model for public agencies throughout the nation, as reflected by its receipt of the ABA Pro Bono Publico Award and the Supreme Court of Florida Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation.

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