What is FCA?

Child Advocacy Blog


Florida Child Advocate Lawyer Howard Talenfeld Receives President’s Award of Merit

June 25th, 2010   No Comments   News & Events

Florida foster child and advocacy attorney Howard Talenfeld today was given the Florida Bar Association’s President’s Award of Merit.

The award was presented by Florida Bar President Jesse Diner during the General Assembly meeting at the Florida Bar’s Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Talenfeld was lauded for helping build consensus on representation legislation as the Chair of the Florida Bar Legal Needs of Children Committee.

“Although the Florida Board of Governors approved this legislation as a position of the Florida Bar, obtaining the support of the Florida Legislature is a huge, next step.” Talenfeld said. “We cannot change our focus until this legislation is passed, which would give the right to foster children to have their own attorney appear in their dependency case and state paid attorneys in critical cases.”

Also during the assembly, Mayanne Downs was installed as the Florida Bar’s 62nd President, and Scott G. Hawkins was installed as President-Elect.

Leave a Reply