Gary Lesser: “Mentorship is essential to the professional development of lawyers, especially now when many hearings and depositions are virtual, and you’re not going to meet lawyers in the hallway, and you’re not going to be sitting in the back of courtroom and see how lawyers handle themselves in front of a judge, all of those opportunities are essentially lost.”

Marking his 25th year of service by delivering the annual “State of The Florida Bar Address,” outgoing President Gary Lesser thanked his family for their support and his friends and colleagues for helping bring his priorities to fruition.

Moments before President-elect Scott Westheimer was sworn in to succeed him at the 2023 Annual Convention, Lesser addressed a morning General Assembly in a crowded Boca Raton hotel ballroom.

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