MIAMI, FL — Judicial Candidate Renee Gordon Esq. will be honored by the 11th Circuit District with the John F. Balikes award on Friday, May 20, 2016 for her significant contributions to child welfare and juvenile justice in Miami-Dade County. The “Wall of Honor” Ceremony will take place 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Miami-Dade Children’s Court-house, 155 N.W. Third St., Fifth Floor, Community Meeting Room Miami, Fla.
Each year, the judges of the Juvenile Justice Center present the “Wall of Honor” ceremony to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to children in the juvenile justice and child welfare system in Miami-Dade County.
Gordon works in the Miami-Dade County Office of the Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez as an Assistant Public Defender in the Juvenile division as she pursues a judgeship in Circuit Court (11) Group 34 in the up-coming election Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016.
Gordon has deep roots in Miami-Dade County, having been born in Miami and educated in the Miami-Dade County Public School System. The importance of education was instilled early on in Gordon by her mother, a public school teacher. However, it was during the summers of her youth, spent on her grandparents’ working farm in rural Georgia, that she learned the benefits of a strong work ethic, a charitable heart and an ambition focused on helping others. Her core belief is that: Service is the rent you pay for living on earth.
More information on Renee Gordon: http://renee4judge.com/meet-renee/