|The Johnnie M. Ridgely President’s Award|
The Johnnie M. Ridgely President’s Award was created in 2005 to honor Johnnie Ridgely’s life and commitment to service. She was the most important figure in the nearly 100 years of the Dade County Bar Association serving as Executive Director for 41 years and leading the bar through numerous innovations such as: the purchase of the building and land, the implementation of the Volunteer Lawyers program which became “Put Something Back,” the coordination of the largest hurricane relief effort following the devastation of Andrew in 1992, and much more.
Mrs. Ridgely was the bar’s greatest champion, leader and director. Her devotion, honesty, integrity and demeanor were some of her greatest achievements throughout the span of her career.
The award was presented in 2011 and again in 2013.
The recipients are:
Sharon Langer, Executive Director of Dade Legal Aid