Over the years, many people have referred to NACDL Past President Albert
J. Krieger as a legend. On Aug. 13, when the 11th Judicial Circuit
Historical Society announced the winners of the 2007 Legal Legends
Awards, the designation became official. In addition to Krieger, the
impressive group of honorees includes Seymour Gaer, Hon. Joseph
Hatchett, Hon. William Hoeveler, Hon. John Johnson, Robert Josefsberg,
Hon. Gerald Kogan, Hon. Janet Reno, Johnnie Ridgely, Chesterfield Smith,
Robert Traurig, and Burton Young.
“The criterion for selection is limited to lawyers, judges, and others
alive or deceased who have made substantial contributions to the law,
the legal system, or the administration of justice within the 11th
Judicial Circuit over a period of 25 years or more,” said Alison S.
Prieto, the public relations manager for the Historical Museum of
In order to select the Legal Legends, Prieto said that 12,500 nomination
ballots were mailed
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