June 21, 2011 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Florida Justice Association has appointed attorney and partner, Sam Coffey, to its Board of Directors. As a member of the Board, Mr. Coffey will assist in setting policy for the organization, act as a lobbyist on pertinent issues at the Florida Legislature, fundraise and more. The mission of the FJA is to ensure that justice is upheld and protected by promoting a fair and effective justice system in Florida.
Mr. Coffey also serves on the Board of Directors for the Broward County Justice Association and is a member of the sponsorship committee. He has also been active in The Florida Bar and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
“I believe in civil justice and fair access to our Courts. I am honored to be chosen by my peers to serve on the Board,” explained Mr. Coffey. “The Board of Directors helps to shape policies for our organization and promote civil justice. In turn, those policies and rules can affect our clients’ cases and the way we work as attorneys.”
The Florida Justice Association (FJA), formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL), is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida’s civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida’s citizens and consumers. The FJA members passionately believe that all Floridians benefit when deserving individuals have a fair chance to seek justice in our state’s courts and that Florida’s consumers are made safer when large corporations and industries are held to a high ethical standard and accept fair responsibility for their actions.
The FJA works in the legislative, political and public arenas to ensure that Floridians know and understand the importance of their rights to justice and to make certain that these rights, which are at the very core of what it means to be American, are safeguarded and protected. For more information about the FJA, please visit www.floridajusticeassociation.org.