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Family Law Section Visionary Award

2013 Visionary Award Winner

Scott L. Rubin

Scott L. RubinSCOTT L. RUBIN practices marital and family law, family mediation and a small amount of commercial litigation with the AV rated law firm of Fogel Rubin & Fogel throughout South Florida and, occasionally, other parts of the state. Mr. Rubin has been a principal of that firm, which has represented community leaders in hundreds of complex matrimonial matters, for nearly twenty-five years.

Mr. Rubin has been certified by The Florida Bar as a Specialist in Marital and Family Law since 1992 and currently serves on the Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He is a past member and Chair of the Florida Bar's Marital and Family Law Certification Committee and was its Examination Consultant for three years. He also has served The Florida Bar as a member of the Family Law Rules Committee, The Florida Bar's Special Committee to Study Paralegal Regulation, the Family Law Section's Executive Council (for over 15 years), its Legislation Committee and as Chair of the Family Law Section's Rules and Forms Committee. He currently serves on several committees for the Family Law Section. He is a Past Chair of the Family Law Section (2008 - 2009) and Past Chair of The Florida Bar's Florida Registered Paralegal Program Committee. He has received recognition and numerous awards for his outstanding service to The Florida Bar and the Family Law Section.

Mr. Rubin has been published and lectured frequently in the area of marital and family law and has been interviewed by CNBC, The Miami Herald, the Daily Business Review and other members of the press. He presented and served as a Workshop Leader at the Family Law Section's 2007 and 2011 Trial Advocacy Program. He is active in several local and national legal organizations. He has been selected as one of Florida's "Super Lawyers" for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Mr. Rubin was a Founding Member of the First Family Law American Inn of Court and a Founder of Kid'Side, Inc., a not for profit organization established to maintain and expand services focused on helping children whose parents are engaged in litigation in the family, domestic violence and unified family court divisions of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court. He has also managed judicial campaigns.

2012 Visionary Award Winner

Barbara M. Beilly
General Magistrate
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County, Florida

BARBARA M. BEILLYBARBARA M. BEILLY is a General Magistrate in the family division of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County, Florida.  Prior to her accepting this position, she had a private family law practice and mediation practice.    She graduated from NSU Law School in 1980. Barbara is a past President of the Florida Association of General Magistrates and Child Support Hearing Officers. She is also a past President of the Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators, a past President of the Broward County Women Lawyers Association, past chair of the Family Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association, past chair and present co-chair of the General Magistrate Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and past chair of the Support Issues Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar. Barbara  is a frequent lecturer and author in the area of Florida Family Law and Mediation.

Family Law Section Chair’s Visionary Award Winners:

2011 -

2010 -

2009 -

  • Cynthia Greene, Miami -
    Presented by Chair Scott Rubin

2008 -

  • Debby Beck, Tallahassee -
    Presented by Chair Allyson Hughes

2007 -

  • Amy Hickman, Boynton Beach -
    Presented by Chair Thomas Sasser

2006 - 

  • Senator Walter G. “Skip” Campbell, Fort Lauderdale -
    Presented by Chair Jorge Cestero

2005 -

  • Honorable Raymond T. McNeal, Ocala -
    Presented by Chair Evan Marks







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