Florida Surrogacy Lawyer Karen Persis was honored to be named the winner of the Orange County Bar Association’s Prestigious Lawrence G. Matthews, Jr. Young Professionalism Award, which is awarded annually to one attorney under the age of 40 each year for their reputation of upholding high professional and ethical standards. She accepted the award and spoke at an awards ceremony at the Orange County Courthouse on March 8, 2017, and will be the Keynote Speaker at the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section Luncheon on April 21, 2017.
Karen Persis spearheaded efforts on behalf of the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar to raise awareness to and funds for the One Orlando Fund during The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention, which was held in Orlando the week after the Pulse massacre. In addition to planning a banner signed by convention attendees, and distribution of flyers regarding the Fund, she organized funds to be donated by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division as a board and also through individual board donations. #OrlandoUnited
Karen Persis is honored to be selected as a Rising Star in Florida by Super Lawyers; an honor she has received every year since 2010. 2.5% of eligible attorneys in Florida are selected as a Rising Star each year. To be eligible one must be under the age of 40, or in practice 10 years or less. The selection process includes peer evaluation, nominations by peers, and independent research. Then, a “Blue Ribbon Panel” evaluates the data to select the honorees. Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees!
Florida Surrogacy Attorney Karen Persis just returned from the American Bar Association’s annual family law conference in Carlsbad, California, where she participated in courses in meetings relating to several aspects of assisted reproductive technologies from May 6-May 9. Ms. Persis is a member of the American Bar Association Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee. When choosing an attorney, it is important to consider one that remains active and up to date on this ever-changing area of the law. Ms. Persis was able to participate in seminars relating to ethical considerations regarding clinics and agencies, international updates to surrogacy and egg donation law, and issues relating to egg donation, as well as many others.