In this Special Report, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division President Gordon Glover and Young Lawyers Division President-Elect Designate Katherine Hurst Miller speak with Laurence Colletti about their division, what young attorneys aspire to today, and what to expect in the coming year. Gordon explains that their division has 26,000 members and that young lawyers make up a quarter of all lawyers in the state. The division hosts monthly webinars, affiliate outreach conferences, and basic continuing legal education courses for their attorneys. Katherine explains their training succession plan for the president-elect designate and Gordon elaborates on the two themes of his presidency. They also analyze why more law students want to start their own practices coming out of law school and reveal that criminal, personal injury, and family law are the most common types of firms that young lawyers are establishing. Gordon and Katherine close the interview with a discussion of The Young Lawyers Division Moot Court Competition held at the annual conference and provide some insight into the case being debated and the teams that are attending this year.
Gordon Glover is The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division president. He’s a personal injury attorney who practices in Ocala and The Villages, Florida. Gordon was named University of Florida’s Outstanding Male Leader, the university’s most prestigious leadership award, and was selected for membership in the University of Florida Hall of Fame and Florida Blue Key. He is a member of the 5th Judicial Circuit’s and Middle District of Florida’s Grievance Committees, and a former member of The Florida Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee. Gordon is admitted to practice in the state courts of Florida, the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Katherine Hurst Miller is The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division president designate. Her practice focuses on commercial contract and tort disputes locally in Daytona Beach and statewide throughout Florida. She routinely handles matters involving corporate litigation, insurance defense, insurance agent defense, and condominium and homeowners association issues. Additionally, she provides advice to companies, associations, and individuals to help them minimize risk and avoid litigation. Katherine has experience in courtroom trials and motion hearings, depositions, appellate matters, administrative hearings, and mediations and other types of alternative dispute resolution.