Miami – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that Hon. Gill S. Freeman (Ret.) will be honored at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Florida’s Miami Jurisprudence Awards.
In its 30th year, the Miami Jurisprudence Awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the community at large while exemplifying the principles and mission upon which the ADL was founded: to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment for all.
Since 1913, the ADL has worked to combat racism, bigotry, intolerance and antisemitism. For three decades, ADL Florida has recognized leaders in the legal community who have championed civil rights across the state.
“Judge Freeman has worked tirelessly for decades to push the needle in equity and fairness within the law—and outside the legal industry too—and her work truly speaks for itself. Judge Freeman is a passionate and thoughtful leader and outstanding champion for social justice and civil rights. We congratulate her on this prestigious recognition by ADL Florida and are proud to have her as one of our panelists.”
- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO
Judge Freeman’s work to promote social justice and equity within the law has spanned her career. She was an active member of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and served as its president in 1984. During that time, she worked alongside others to lobby the Florida Bar and Florida Supreme Court for the creation of a gender bias study. Her groundbreaking work was instrumental in securing major gains for women in the profession, as the study resulted in numerous changes in the law that assisted the protection and equity in the treatment of women.
Among other social justice work, Judge Freeman has served on the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Fairness. Judge Freeman was also the chair and a member of the Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee on Diversity and Fairness, vice-chair of the Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Commission and chair of the Gender Bias Study Implementation Commission.
Beyond her work in the legal profession, she served as the chair of the board of directors of Spectrum Programs, the oldest drug and alcohol treatment program in Dade and Broward counties, and was the founding chair of the Journey Institute, which provides counseling services to victims of childhood sexual abuse.
Judge Freeman sat on the Miami-Dade Circuit Court for nearly 20 years and joined JAMS in 2016. She serves as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a variety of disputes, including business and commercial; construction defect; trusts, probate and estates; family law; professional liability; and real property.
The ADL Miami Jurisprudence Awards will be held on Tuesday, November 15, at the InterContinental Miami.
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Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.
With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.
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