Speeches by Chesterfield - Vol. XXVI, 399-417 and misc.. 1999-2001

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Speeches by Chesterfield - Vol. XXVI, 399-417 and misc.. 1999-2001
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CHESTERFIELD SMITH
YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION.OF
THE ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
RADISSON PLAZA HOTEL
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1999
FIFTEEN MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
RE-NAMING COLLEGE OF LAW TO
THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE OF LAW
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 19, 1999
TWELVE MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
RETIREMENT OF CONGRESSMAN
CHARLES CANADY, JR.
LAKELAND CENTER
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
JANUARY 13, 2000
TWELVE MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ASSOCIATION
OF LEGAL ADMINISTRATORS LUNCHEON
HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL
MIAMI, FLORIDA
APRIL 19,2000
TWENTY MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
H&K BOARD OF DIRECTORS
H&K MIAMI OFFICE VIDEO
CONFERENCE ROOM
APRIL 25, 2000
TWENTY MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
2000H&K SUMMER ASSOCIATES
LAKELAND, ORLANDO, ST. PETERSBURG
AND TAMPA
JUNE 12, 2000
H&K LAKEWIRE OFFICE
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
FIFTEEN MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
THE FLORIDA BAR
INTRODUCTION HERMAN RUSSOMANNO
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
JUNE 23, 2000
FIVE MINUTES


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CHESTERFIELD SMITH
PUBLIC LAW GROUP
2000 H&K ALL LAWYERS MEETING
ATLANTA, GA
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2000
TWENTY FIVE MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
DIVERSITY AT H&K
2000 H&K ALL LAWYERS MEETING
ATLANTA, GA
SEPTEMBER 23, 2000
TEN MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
LEGAL SERVICES OF GREATER MIAMI
JANE KEEN DEDICATION
CHESTERFIELD SMITH FOR EQUAL
JUSTICE BUILDING
OCTOBER 13, 2000
3-5 MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
WOMEN'S LAW SYMPOSIUM
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF LAW
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
TALLAHASSEE, FL
NOVEMBER 8, 2000
THIRTY MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
FLORIDA BLUE KEY
HONORING JUSTICE STEVE O'CONNELL
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 10, 2000
FIVE MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE
2000 JURISPRUDENCE AWARD
HONORING RICHARD A. PETTIGREW
WYNDHAM HOTEL
MIAMI, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 14, 2000
TEN MINUTES


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CHESTERFIELD SMITH
HOMER HOOKS' ROASTING
80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
LAKELAND COUNTRY CLUB
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
JANUARY 10, 2001
FOUR MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
FLORIDA OCEAN SCIENCES INSTITUTE
INC.
I.G.F.A. HALL OF FAME
200 GULF STREAM WAY
DANIA BEACH, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 22, 2001
FIVE SIX MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
MIAMI JEWISH HOME & HOSPITAL
55TH ANNUAL MEETING
INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS &
BOARD MEMBERS
MIAMI JEWISH HOME & HOSPITAL
MIAMI, FLORIDA
FEBRUARY 25, 2001
THREE FOUR MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE
COLLEGE STUDENTS
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
MARCH 23, 2001
TEN MINUTES

CHESTERFIELD SMITH
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
GOOD CITIZENS/CITIZEN SMITH
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE
LAKELAND, FLORIDA
MARCH 23, 2001
15-20 MINUTES


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MIA1 #990459 vl


CHESTERFIELD SMITH
FRIENDS OF THE LAW
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
TALBOT (SANDY) D'ALEMBERTE
2001 WICKERSHAM AWARD
SUPREME COURT OF THE U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C.
MARCH 27, 2001
5-6 MINUTES







SPEECHES OF CHESTERFIELD SMITH



SPEECH NUMBER 399








REMARKS OF:


CHESTERFIELD SMITH

LAWYER

MIAMI, FLORIDA


BEFORE:


ORANGE COUNTY

BAR ASSOCIATION

YOUNG LAWYERS'
SECTION

JUDICIAL DINNER


DATE:


OCTOBER 12, 1999

6:30 P.M.


PLACE:


RADISSON PLAZA HOTEL

ORLANDO, FLORIDA


TWENTY-FIVE MINUTES


357


DURATION:







NO MATTER YOUR THOUGHTS


AFTER


SEEING


ME


-- I TOO ONCE WAS


YOUNG


LAWYER


- LONG


- LONG


- LONG


AGO. I WAS NEVER A JUDGE YOUNG


OLD-I


TODAY


STILL LOVE


LAWYERS


JUDGES --


ADMITTING


NOW


AND THEN


SOME


INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS WITH EACH.


MOST


OF MY VERY GOOD


FRIENDS


INDEED ARE


OR


AND


TO


AND LONG


HAVE


BEEN -







LAWYERS OR JUDGES.


BRAG


ABOUT


BEING


A LAWYER


THINK


YOU TOO SHOULD


TODAY


PROUD


TO BE A LAWYER


- EVEN


IF YOU


ALSO ARE A JUDGE.


BUT AS LAWYERS


OR JUDGES


MUST


-- WE SHOULD


- BE DEEPLY


CONCERNED


ABOUT


THE PRESENT


PUBLIC


PROFESSION


-- I


BE


WE


I CONTINUALLY


IMAGE


OF OUR


WHICH TO







IS IN MANY WAYS


"NOT SO HOT."


WERE


WE


-- THE PRACTICING


LAWYERS


-- MEMBERS


OF THE BAR --


ALWAYS


SO GENERALLY ILL-PERCEIVED


AND ILL-REPUTED?


PERSONALLY


I THINK


MANY


YEARS


AGO


-- EARLY


MY PROFESSIONAL


CAREER


-- I BELIEVE


PERCEIVED


NOT.


IN


PUT IT FRANKLY


THAT


LAWYERS


WERE


BY







MOST AS CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONALS.


LAWYERS WERE WIDELY RESPECTED --


BECAUSE LAWYERS APPARENTLY HAD


OBTAINED THE KNOWLEDGE -- THE


WISDOM AND THE ADVOCACY AND


COUNSELING SKILLS THAT ALMOST


EVERYONE BELIEVED HELPFUL TO PEOPLE


IN TROUBLE.


BUT I AM NOW CONVINCED OVER







HAS BEEN A


DISTURBING


PERCEPTION


EVOLUTION


OF LAWYER


IN THE


S. LAWYERS


HAVE


NOW QUITE OFTEN BECOME


SUBJECT


OF POPULAR


DISDAIN.


LAWYERS


GENERALLY


ARE THOUGHT


MANY


AS TOO EXPENSIVE


UNETHICAL -- EGO


MANIAC


-- OVERPAID --


S AND MEAN-


-- LAWYERS


THE


NOW


BY


THE YEARS


THAT THERE


SPIRITED.


YOU NAME


IT







- SOMEWHERE AND


SOMETIMES CALLED


IT.


PLAINLY


STATED


-- THE GENERAL


PUBLIC'S


OPINION


OVERALL LAWYER


PROFESSIONALISM


IN RECENT


YEARS


DECLINED


DRAMATICALLY


-- AND THE LEGAL


PROFESSION


OUGHT


TO BE SERIOUSLY


CONCERNED.


ADMITTEDLY


OF


HAS


RECENTLY


HAVE BEEN


LAWYERS


TODAY


LIVE







THE PROVERBIAL


ROCK AND A HARD


PUBLIC'S THOUGHTS


PROFESSION A]


AMBIVALENCE.


PLACE.


ABOUT


RE MARKED ]


I SUGGEST


THE


OUR


BY PROFOUND


THAT


GENERALLY THE


PUBLIC VILIFIES


LEGAL


PROFESSION


-- INDEED LAWYERS


ARE HATED BY MANY


THAT


IS


-- UNTIL


ONE OF THOSE DOING THE HATING BADLY


8


THE


AND WORK


BETWEEN







A LAWYER'S HELP.


ARISES


TODAY


-- TYPICALLY


UNFORTUNATELY THAT


POTENTIAL


CLIENT


STILL MAY


SEEK


OUT WHAT


PERCEIVE


TOUGHEST


THAT


TO BE THE MEANEST


-- THE NASTIEST


CAN BE


FOUND


-- THE


LAWYER


-- NOT A LAWYER


WHOM


THAT


CLIENT


UNDERSTANDS


TO BE


OF THE LAW


NEED


AND


THEY


NEEDS


WHEN THAT


A MASTER


-- BUT ONE







CLIENT THINKS


HIM OR HER


CLIENT


JUST EXACTLY


WHAT


HE OR SHE WANTS.


IT THUS IS


SOMEWHAT IRONIC


QUIRKY


HOLDS


THAT


SOCIETY


MANY LAWYERS


AND DISDAIN


TIME MA


-- BUT T


NY INDIVID1


AS A WHOLE


IN CONTEMPT


[AT AT THE SAME


UALS IN THAT


TO BE REPRESENTED


AND


WHO THAT


MAY GET FOR


SOCIETY


WANT


ONLY







BY A LAWYER WHOM THAT POTENTIAL


CLIENT BELIEVES IS A


BEST "HIRED GUN"


"PIT BULL"


AROUND.


-- THE


I HATE TO


SAY IT BUT ALMOST EVERY PERSON


RETAINING A LAWYER NOW WANTS VERY


BADLY TO SUCCEED -- EVEN AT


SOCIETY'S EXPENSE.


THE TRUTH IS --


PEOPLE USUALLY HATE ONLY THE


LAWYER WHO IS AN ADVOCATE FOR THE







CAUSE -- THEY


PERCEIVE


CRUEL --


THAT


PARTICULAR LAWYER


HEARTLESS


-- CUTTHROAT


AND DISHONEST.


AT THE SAME


TIME --


MOST


OFTEN


REPRESENTING


FOR THE SAME


REASONS.


LIKE THE LAWYER


THEM -


SELFIS


IN FAIRNESS


UNFORTUNATELY


H AND PERSONAL


S -- THIS IS NOT A


NEW DEVELOPMENT.


AS


THEY


OPPOSING


GENERALLY


SOME


LAWYERS







BEEN AN OBJECT


SUBSTANTIAL PUBLIC


DISDAIN


-- WHICH


SURELY


FLOWS


IN LARGE


MEASURE


FROM


OUR TRADITIONAL


ADVERSARIAL


LEGAL


SYSTEM.


AMERICANS


GENERALLY


NOW SAY


THE LEGAL


PROFESSION


PEOPLE


FINISH


LAST.


A LOT OF PEOPLE


UNDERSTANDABLY DO


THAT


IN


NICE


LONG HAVE


OF


SAY THAT.


BUT







ARE WRONG. MOST


EXPERIENCE


-- NICE


-- GOOD


-- CIVIL --


ETHICAL


-- PROFESSIONAL -- AND


NOBLE


LAWYERS


FINISH


FIRST.


THE TRUE


-- THE REALITY


-- IS


-- THERE


SCADS


OF VERY


NICE MEN AND WOMEN


WHO ARE VERY


ARGUABLY


LAWYER M


SUCCESSFUL


-- AND I BELIEVE


LAWYERS.


IT


-- THE


HO IS MORE


FACT


ARE


THEY


OFTEN IN MY


BENEVOLENT







KINDER -- GENTLER -- INVARIABLY IS


GREAT AND SUCCESSFUL LAWYER.


SUBMIT TO YOU THAT DOING GOOD


PROFESSIONALLY IS MUCH MORE


IMPORTANT THAN DOING WELL


FINANCIALLY


-- AND THAT THE


TWO ARE


NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.


AS AN OBVIOUS RESULT OF


PROFESSIONAL DEGENERATION IN


THE







-- LAWYERS HAVE


ACTUALLY


CHANGE T


COULD


PROFESSION


REGAIN TH]


BEGUN


HAT


SEEKING


PERCEPTION.


BE BETTER


THAN


WAYS


TO


NOTHING


FOR THE LEGAL


FOR LAWYERS T(


E RESPECTED


POSITION


)


IN


AMERICA


THEY


ONCE


OCCUPIED.


INDEED -


- RATHER


IMAGE PR


THAN


DENYING


THIS LAWYER


-- I SUGGEST


THAT


REPUTATION


NOW


OBLEM







MUST FACE IT HEAD


IS NOT SOMETHING


THAT PERCEPTION


PUBLIC PERCEIVES


IN A NEGATIVE


NOVEL


IS REALITY)


LAWYERS


MANNER


TO SUGGEST


IF THE


GENERALLY


-- THAT


IS A


REALITY


LAWYERS


MUST


ACCEPT


TRUE


BEFORE


EFFECTIVELY


THEY


CAN BEGIN


TO CHANGE


THAT


IS NO READY


AS


LAWYERS


ON. IT


PERCEPTION.


THERE


CURE-







ALL FOR OUR TROUBLES


NO NEW CURE


ALL THAT


AVAILABLE


HAVE


IS NEEDED.


IS NEEDED


ALL ALON(


FAILED


PERHAPS


HAS BEEN


-- LAWYERS


JUST


TO USE IT.


THIS TASK


PERCEPTION


WITH


-- OF CHANGING


-- CAN BEST BE UNDERTAKEN


A COMMON


UNDERSTANDING


THE INDIVIDUAL


LAWYER'S


CLIENTS


THE


OF


-- AS


-- BUT PERHAPS







WITH ALL OF THE


INDIVIDUALS


WHO ARE NOT THAT


LAWYER'S


CLIENTS.


THE PRESENT


UNFORTUNATELY


PERCEPTION


OF LAWYERS


COMES


PRIMARILY


FROM


THOSE


INDIVIDUALS


WHO HAVE


OVER THE


YEARS


DEALT


CLOSELY


WITH


LAWYERS


-- EITHER


AS CLIENTS


OR AS OPPOSITION.


-- HONESTY


THE


COMPARED


PUBLIC


EXPECTS


INTEGRITY







AND ETHICALITY


THE LEGAL


MOST


THEY


PROFESSION


OFTEN GET IT FROM


CHOOSE TO REPRESENT'


-- AND THEY


THE LAWYER


THEM.


BUT


UNFORTUNATELY


-- MORE


THAN


A FEW


OF THOSE


WHO'VE


HAD CLOSE


DEALINGS


WITH


LAWYERS


LAWYERS


DO ALSO


TO BE LACKING


FIND SOME


IN


THESE


AREAS.


AMONG


MEMBERS OF







HOW MUCH OF THE BLAME


THOSE


OPINIONS


RESTS


WITH


LAWYERS?


WE CERTAINLY


HAVE


AMONG


US


A NOT


INSIGNIFICANT


STOLEN-- 0


THE ALTAR


SUCH


FEW WHO HAVE


R SACRIFICED


OF GREED --


INSTANCE


PROFESSION


IS


THAT


LIED --


INTEGRITY


ON


AND EVERY


A BLOT O0


WE SHOULD


q OUR


CONDEMN.


AN OBLIGATION --


FOR


YET WE ALSO


HAVE







OVERLOOKED


OF THE GOOD


AND SINGLY -


WE DO


-- COLLECTIVELY


- AND THE MERITS


OF A


SYSTEM


WHICH


IS ENVIED


THROUGHOUT


THE WORLD.


WE HAVE


A GREAT


TO BE PROUD


SUGGEST


DRUBBING


THAT


OF AND TO PROMOTE.


THE COLLECTIVE


WE NOW GET AS A


IS UNDESERVED


DEAL


TOO OFTEN


-- TO SPEAK


PROFESSION


-- BUT I







ALSO RECOGNIZE


CANNOT


BE CHANGED


OVERNIGHT.


ONE THING


IS FOR SURE --


LAWYERS


MUST


NOT FORGET


OR IGNORE


CONTROL


THEIR


PROFESSIONAL


THEY


CONDUCT


PRACTICES.


UNIQUE PC


BEHAVIOR


THEIR


ATTORNEYS


-- AND THAT


OWN LAW


ARE IN A


TO ADVOCATE


THAT


THEY


OWN


THAT


PERCEPTIONS


)SITION


THE







OF TRUTH AND JUSTICE


A SOCIETAL


ELEMENT


TOO FREQUENTLY


BY GREED


THAT


HAS BECOME


AND REVENGE.


PERHAPS


DRIVEN


BUT TO DO


-- LAWYERS MUST


OPPORTUNITY


WHEN


SEEKING


TO CHANGE


THE PROFESSION'S


BY RECOGNIZING


OPPORTUNITY TO


CURRENT PE


THE PRESENT


RESURRECT


RECEPTION


AS AN


'HE LAWYER


SO


SEIZE


THIS


PURSUIT


DESPITE







AS COUNSELOR -


FAIRNESS AND CIVILITY INSTEAD OF


VINDICTIVENESS -


TO ADVOCATE


SETTLEMENT OVER OBLIGATORY LITIGATION


- TO READILY DEMONSTRATE A


WILLINGNESS TO SAY "NO" TO CLIENTS


WHOSE CASES RUN COUNTER TO THE


STEADFAST PRINCIPLES OF ETHICS AND


PROFESSIONALISM.


TO FOCUS ON







PROFESSION


RESPONSIBILITY


RELATIONSHIPS


TO SET THE TONE


WITH


THE PUBLIC


IN ITS


- BUT


PARTICULARLY


WITH


THE CLIENT.


LAWYERS


MUST


SEEK OUT CREATIVE


ALTERNATIVE


OPTIONS


WHICH


WOULD


BEST SERVE


EVEN


THOUGH


THE INTERESTS


DOING


OF JUSTICE -


SO MAY REDUCE


LAWYER'S


THE LEGAL


HAS A


THAT


INCOME.


PERHAPS


MOST







- LAWYERS MUST BECOME


WILLING TO "DRAW THE LINE" -


SEPARATING THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE


FROM CLIENT GREED AND VINDICTIVENESS.


ABOVE ALL LAWYERS MUST DO THEIR


PART IN EDUCATING THIS PRIMARY


PUBLIC -


THE CLIENTS ON THE


DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO.


I BELIEVE THAT A LAWYER


IMPORTANTLY







-- PICTURE


HERSELF


ALWAYS


INDEPENDENT


AS


A RESPECTED


PROFESSIONAL


AND


-- A PERSON


OF INTEGRITY


WHO HAS ESTABLISHED


PROFESSIONAL


WHAT


STANDARDS


SHE OR HE WILL D4


NOT DO -- AS


A LAWYER


FOR DECIDING


3 -- AND WILL


. WE AS


LAWYERS


MUST


CONTINUE


-- AS WE


TRADITIONALLY


SHOULD


-- MUST


HIMSELF


OR


HAVE


-- TO AFFIRM


THAT







WILL BE RECOGNIZED


GOOD


LAWYER


ONLY


IF THAT


PERSON


AN ETHICAL


PROFESSIONAL.


TOMORROW'S


DOMINANT


QUESTION


FROM TH]


TO BE -


ANSWER


QUESTION


WHOLLY


E CLIENT


MAY WELL


"IS IT LEGAL?"


TOO RARELY G


MUST


[IVEN


BE THESE


CONTINUE


S- THE


TO THAT


NOBLE


YET


PROFESSIONAL


ALSO


A PERSON


AS A


-- BUq


WORDS


FROM


THE







"THIS IS WHAT YOU OUGHT


TO DO NOT BECAUSE IT IS REQUIRED -


BUT BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT AND PROPER."





AS CURRENT EVENTS THROUGHOUT


THE WORLD SHOW -- A


LEGALISTIC


SOCIETY WHICH IGNORES ALL


VALUES


OTHER THAN LAW IS A SOCIETY WHICH


ULTIMATELY WILL WITHER AWAY AND


LAWYER:







NO STATE CAN LONG


SURVIVE IF ITS PEOPLE ASSUME THAT


CONDUCT NOT FORBIDDEN BY LAW IS


ACCEPTABLE CONDUCT


-- BUT A LAWYER


MUST NEVER MAKE THAT ASSUMPTION.


LAW NECESSARILY SHOULD SET MINIMUM


STANDARDS -- BUT NOT THE LOFTIER


GOALS.


LAW CAN BE ONLY THE BOTTOM


-- BUT IT MUST NOT BE THE CEILING.


DISAPPEAR.







LAWYERS IN


THEIR


CLIENTS


- MUST


CONTINUE


ALWAYS


TO CONSIDER


OF THE LAW


THE ESSENTIAL


AND OF MORALS


ROLE


ETHICS.


GENERALLY


-- LAWYERS


HAVE


DONE


SO


-- AND IN MY OPINION


ESSENTIAL


THAT


THEY


NEVER


CEASE


DO SO.


LAWYERS MUST


GIVE


- WHEN


ADVISING


BOTH


AND


IT IS


TO


THUS


ADVISING


THEIR


CLIENTS


- MORE







TO THE ESSENTIAL


ETHICS


AND MORALITY


- ASPIRING


HIGHER


STANDARDS


THAN


THOSE


IMPOSED


BY LAW.


INDEED


- THE RULE


OF LAW ITSELF


ENVISIONS


INTERNAL


MORAL


CHECKS


WITHIN


EACH


CLIENT


A NECESSARY


EXTERNAL RE


COMPLIMENT


STRICTIONS


AND JUDGE-MADE


TO THE


OF STATUTES


THE DOMINANT


EVEN


FOR


AS


ATTENTION


ROLE OF


RULES.







QUESTION FOR LAWYERS IN COUNSELING


THEIR CLIENTS SHOULD ALWAYS BE:


"IS


IT RIGHT?"


BEING LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE


IS NOT SUFFICIENT IF THE


CONTEMPLATED ACTION IS NOT THE


RIGHT


THING TO DO.


IF LAWYERS DO


COUNSEL THEIR CLIENTS TO DO RIGHT


AS THEY TRADITIONALLY HAVE --


LAWYERS AND THEIR CLIENTS WILL







CONTINUE TO DO WELL -- BOTH


FINANCIALLY AND


IN ALL OTHER ASPECTS


OF OUR SOCIETY.


IN TRUTH -


HUMAN RELATIONS IS


THE REAL PRACTICE OF LAW


- AND


NO


REAL LAWYER CAN PRACTICE OUR


CALLING IMPERSONALLY.


A GOOD


LAWYER MUST KNOW HOW TO WORK


WITH THOSE TO BE SERVED AND







- THE PRACTICE


MUST


BE


HUMAN


- AND ALWAYS


PROFESSION.


FRIGHTENING


MEASURE


WILL BE


THE MOST


OF WHAT


LEGAL


PROFESSION


CONSULTATION


WITI


HAS LOST


I CLIENTS


IN ITS


IS THAT


PEOPLE


THAT


DON'T


SOCIETY


EVEN REMEMBER


ONCE PLACED I


THE TRUST


N THE


I REMEMBER.


- A


THE


ALWAYS


OF LAW IS


LEGAL


PROFESSION.







THAT'S WHAT


ME PROUD


THAT


TRUST


TO BE A LAWYER


MUST


-- AND


BE RESTORED.


THIS MUCH


IS CERTAIN


- REAL


IMPROVEMENT


IN


THE ENHANCEMENT


THE LAWYER'S


MERGER


RESTS


IMAGE


OF PERCEPTION


SQUARELY


WITH


AND THE


AND REALITY


THE WAY THE


HIS OR HER CLIENTS


OF


FIFTY YEARS


AGO MADE


LAWYER


REPRESENTS







- IN HER OR HIS RELATIONSHIPS


THE COMMUNITY


- IN THE MANNER


WHICH


THE LAWYER


INTERACTS


HER OR HIS COLLEAGUES


- IN HOW THE


LAWYER


CHOOSES


TO CONDUCT


HIS OR


HER PRACTICE.


IF LAWYERS


ARE TO


LIVE UP TO THEIR


HISTORIC -


GRANDILOQUENT


- AND NOBLE


RHETORIC


REQUIRE


IN


WITH


WITHIN


- THEIR


DEEDS


MUST


EVER-







STANDARDS FROM


- AND


FROM


THEIR


CLIENTS.


CANNOT


BE ALON


MAKING


"OFFICERS


- SHOULD


NOT


E A BUSINESS


EXPERIENCE.


- MUST


NOT


- A MONEY-


LAWYERS


OF THE COURT"


ARE


- WHATEVER


LEGAL


TASK


THOSE


LAWYERS


PERFORM -


AND WHEREVER


THEY


DO IT


- IT'S THE


- IT'S THE RIGHT


LAW


BETTER


THEMSELVES


ONLY


WAY


WAY







ALWAYS MUST UNDER


CIRCUMSTANCE


THEMSELVES


- CONSCIOUSLY


AS "OFFICERS


THINK


OF THE


COURT."


IN MY JUDGMENT


-- TO BE A


LAWYER IS


OF WHICH


FIFTY YEARS


A VERY


PLEASES


FINE THIN(


ME GREAT


OF MAKING


A VER


SOMETHING


G -- ALL


Y AFTER


LY GOOD


ALWAYS


OF


LAWYERS


ALL


LIVING


-- DOING







ENJOYED.


-- OR MOST


OF YOU


-- WILL FIFTY


YEARS


FROM


NOW FEEL THE SAME


THANK






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YOU.


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SPEECH NUMBER 400









REMARKS OF:


BEFORE:


CHESTERFIELD SMITH
PARTNER
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE
OF LAW


PLACE:


GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA


DATE:


NOVEMBER 19, 1999


TITLE:


RE-NAMING OF THE UNIVERSITY
OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF LAW TO
THE FREDRIC G. LEVIN COLLEGE
OF LAW


12 MINUTES


TIME:









IT WASN'T


WHEN OUR GATOR LAW SCHOOL

FAMILY CAME TOGETHER TO

CELEBRATE ANOTHER MOMENTOUS

OCCASION SIMILAR TO THIS.

IT WAS IN 1969 THE SIXTY-

YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LAW

SCHOOL WHEN A NEW

FLORIDA LAW SCHOOL BUILDING

WAS DEDICATED IN HONOR OF

U. S. SENATOR SPESSARD


SO LONG


AGO






HOLLAND. MANY OF THOSE

WHO WERE A PART OF THAT

CELEBRATION ARE ALUMNI OF

THIS INSTITUTION ARE HERE

THIS EVENING. STEPHEN

O'CONNELL PRESIDENT OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA -

JACQUELINE ALLEE SOON TO

BE THE FIRST WOMAN LAWYER

WHO IS PRESIDENT OF THE

AMERICAN BAR FOUNDATION -

BOB ERVIN CHAIRMAN OF


FELLOWS


OF


THE


THE






AMERICAN

MARSHALL

OF THE

ASKEW -

- MARTHA

BE THE

LARGEST

IN THE

MULTIPLE


BAR


ASSOCIATION


CRISER PRESIDENT

FLORIDA BAR REUBIN

GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA

SBARNETT SOON TO

PRESIDENT OF THE

LEGAL ORGANIZATION

WORLD AND

OTHERS.


ON THAT PARTICULAR FRIDAY

- JUST BEFORE THE HOLLAND

LAW CENTER BUILDING WAS TO






BE DEDICATED


WASHINGTON ON A CLIENT

MATTER WHICH HAPPILY -

WORKED OUT VERY QUICKLY -

AND I CONCLUDED TO GO SEE

MY LAW PARTNER AT HIS

OFFICE UNITED STATES

SENATOR SPESSARD HOLLAND -

WHO WHEN I ARRIVED

EXCLAIMED WITH GREAT

SURPRISE THAT HE HAD

ANTICIPATED THAT PARTICULAR

DAY I WOULD BE IN


- I WAS


IN






GAINESVILLE.

RESPONDED

A 1:30 P.M.

JACKSONVILLE


[HAT

PLAN

ANI


I QUICKLY

YES I

JE FOR

) THAT I


WOULD BE AT THE UNIVERSITY

OF FLORIDA BEFORE 6:30 P.M.

ON THAT VERY NIGHT AND

ALSO ALL DAY SATURDAY.

HE THEN QUICKLY INVITED ME

TO FLY DOWN TO GAINESVILLE

WITH HIM ON A GOVERNMENT

PLANE LEAVING AT 2:00 P.M.


STATING


HAD


WAS


ALSO


HE


THAT






TRANSPORTING HIS LONG-TIME

FRIEND UNITED STATES CHIEF

JUSTICE EARL WARREN WHO

WAS TO BE THE PRIME

SPEAKER AT THE HOLLAND

DEDICATION CEREMONY THE

NEXT DAY. WHEN I GOT

TO THE AIRPORT I LEARNED

THAT A FOURTH PERSON ALSO

WAS TRAVELING TO THE LAW

SCHOOL WITH US UNITED

STATES CIRCUIT JUDGE WARREN

E. BURGER WHO WAS TO






ON SATURDAY


SEMINAR

WHAT

FRIDAY,

SENATOR


AT THE

A DAY

JANUARY

HOLLAND


I

FC

31


LAW SCHOOL.

)R ME -

L, 1969

- AN


ALUMNUS OF THE LAW SCHOOL

- MY LAW PARTNER WAS TO

BE HONORED BY NAMING AFTER

HIM THE NEW LAW SCHOOL

BUILDING ERECTED IN PART

THROUGH FEDERAL FUNDS WHICH

HE HAD HELPED TO SECURE -


JUSTICE


IN A


PARTICIPATE


AND


CHIEF


EARL






WARREN FORMER GOVERNOR

OF CALIFORNIA DURING WORLD

WAR II WHO SHARED A

SIMILAR TENURE WITH GOVERNOR

HOLLAND OF FLORIDA.

INDEED THEY HAD OVER THE

YEARS BECOME WARM AND

GOOD FRIENDS A

RELATIONSHIP WHICH CONTINUED

IN WASHINGTON UNTIL THEIR

DEATHS. JUST TWO WEEKS

AFTER THE DEDICATION THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED






STATES ANNOUNCED THAT HE

WAS NOMINATING MY NEW

FRIEND U. S. CIRCUIT JUDGE

WARREN BURGER -TO SUCCEED

CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN

AS THE NEXT CHIEF JUSTICE

OF THE UNITED STATES.

OVER THE NEXT 15 YEARS MY

CLOSE FRIENDSHIP WITH CHIEF

JUSTICE BURGER WAS AN

IMPORTANT PART OF MY

PROFESSIONAL LIFE. IT THUS

IS REDUNDANT TO SAY BUT






I WILL. I WILL NEVER

FORGET THE FOURSOME WHO

TRAVELED TOGETHER THAT 1969

DAY TO MY OWN REVERED LAW

SCHOOL SENATOR HOLLAND

- CHIEF JUSTICES WARREN AND

BURGER AND LAST AND

LEAST A VERY EXCITED

COUNTRY TRIAL LAWYER FROM

BARTOW, FLORIDA.


FORGETTING

UNFORGETTABLE


ME AND

INCIDENT


THAT

- THE






DEDICATION OF


SPESSARD L. HOLLAND LAW

CENTER WAS A MOMENTOUS

OCCASION FOR THE UNIVERSITY

OF FLORIDA AND FOR THE

HOLLAND FAMILY AND EVER

SINCE ALL HOLLAND FRIENDS

HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PROUD TO

HAVE SENATOR HOLLAND'S NAME

ON THAT BUILDING.



NOW WE HAVE REACHED

ANOTHER THIRTY YEAR


1969


THE






HISTORY OF


THE LAW SCHOOL. THIS

MILESTONE OF COURSE ISN'T

MADE UP OF BRICKS AND

MORTAR AND THE SOIL OF

THE PHYSICAL CAMPUS

INSTEAD IT EXISTS INSIDE OF

THE WALLS OF THE SPESSARD

L. HOLLAND LAW CENTER. THE

INTELLECTUAL LIFE OF THE

LAW SCHOOL IS MADE UP OF

THE PEOPLE THE BOOKS -

THE COMPUTERS THE


IN THE


MILESTONE







KNOWLEDGE

WHAT IS

SCHOOL.


SO NOWV

THE 90TH

UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL. -

WITH AN

TRADITION

MEN AND

BEEN THE

THE MOST


TR


- THE PULSE

ULY THE LAW


OF


r THIS YEAR IS

ANNIVERSARY OF THE

OF FLORIDA'S LAW

A LAW SCHOOL

EVER RICHER

OF TRAINING THE

WOMEN WHO HAVE

LEGAL PIONEERS IN

SIGNIFICANT PERIOD


A






OF GROWTH IN THE HISTORY

OF OUR STATE. SOME OF

US THE ANCIENTS HERE

TONIGHT HAVE HAD THE

PERSONAL OPPORTUNITY TO SEE

AND EXPERIENCE THE HUMBLE

BEGINNINGS OF OUR LAW

SCHOOL MOST OF US

NEVER REALLY IMAGINED HOW

FAR OUR LEGAL ALMA MATER

WOULD COME IN THIS CENTURY.

I MYSELF AM GLAD VERY

PLEASED THAT FRED LEVIN -






ONE OF US BUT FAR MORE

SUCCESSFUL AS A TRIAL

LAWYER THAN MOST DREAMED

CONTINUOUSLY ABOUT THE LAW

SCHOOL AND THAT THOSE

DREAMS ULTIMATELY LED FRED

LEVIN TO MAKE A TREMENDOUS

PERSONAL MONETARY INVESTMENT

IN IT.



TO PUT FRED LEVIN'S

CONTRIBUTION INTO PERSPECTIVE

- HIS GIFT INCLUDING THE






STATE MATCH TOTALS $20

MILLION. THAT $20 MILLION

WILL BE INVESTED BY THE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

FOUNDATION 5% OF THE

INTEREST INCOME FROM THAT

ENDOWMENT WILL BE SPENDABLE

ANNUALLY. THAT MEANS A

MINIMUM OF $1 MILLION MORE

WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR

DISCRETIONARY PURPOSES.

CURRENTLY THE LAW SCHOOL

RAISES SOMEWHAT LESS THAN






$500,000 ANNUALLY FOR

DISCRETIONARY PURPOSES.

THAT MEANS MR. LEVIN'S GIFT

WILL TRIPLE THE CURRENT

LEVEL OF ANNUAL FUND

CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE LAW

SCHOOL. AND IF THE

MARKET KEEPS DOING WHAT IT

HAS OVER THE PAST YEAR OR

SO THAT ENDOWMENT WILL

CONTINUE TO GROW -

INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF

SPENDABLE DOLLARS ANNUALLY.






PRIVATE RESOURCES ARE THE

LIFEBLOOD OF ANY EDUCATIONAL

INSTITUTION INCLUDING PUBLIC

UNIVERSITIES. THE REASON

FOR THAT IS SIMPLE. IF

WE JUST RELIED ON STATE

ALLOCATIONS AND TUITION

ALONE THE UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA LEVIN COLLEGE OF

LAW WOULD ONLY CONTINUE TO

BE A GOOD LAW SCHOOL.

BUT THE PRIVATE DOLLARS

WILL PROVIDE A WINNING EDGE






BEING


FOR


WORLD-CLASS


AND EXCELLENT

QUITE CLEARLY

SCHOOL WILL

A GREAT LAW


LA



SO
SC


IN


WITHOUT


CONTRIBUTED


FUNDS


- IT WOULD NOT HAVE ONE

OF THE NATION'S TOP

GRADUATE TAX PROGRAMS -

WITH UP-TO-DATE TECHNOLOGY

EMINENT SCHOLAR CHAIRS -


ABLE


T(


3 COMPETE

LAW FACULTY

fW STUDENTS.

OUR LAW

iON BECOME

IOOL.






PROFESSORSHIPS


PRIVATELY FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS

- PUBLICATIONS STUDENT

ACTIVITIES AND THE SPECIAL

CURRICULAR NICHE THAT MAY

SOON MAKE THE LAW SCHOOL

ONE OF THE BEST IN THE

NATION. THAT IS WHY WE


ARE HERE

CELEBRATE

OCCASION

OUR OWN


TOGETHER TO

THIS MOMENTOUS

IN THE HISTORY

LAW SCHOOL.


OF


ENDOWED






CERTAINLY THE SPESSARD L.

HOLLAND LAW CENTER BUILDING

TO MY PLEASURE WILL

CONTINUE TO BE A PART OF

THE HOME OF ONE OF THE

NATION'S PREMIER PUBLIC LAW

SCHOOLS THE UNIVERSITY

OF FLORIDA FREDRIC G. LEVIN

COLLEGE OF LAW. THANK

YOU FRED LEVIN FOR ALL

THAT YOU HAVE DONE AND

FOR ALL THAT YOU CONTINUE

TO DO FOR THE LAW SCHOOL.






I AM PERSONALLY EVEN MORE

PROUD OF OUR LAW SCHOOL

TODAY THAN I HAVE EVER

BEEN. I GRADUATED HERE MORE

THAN FIFTY YEARS AGO AND

I CHERISH THE MEMORY.


OUR NEXT

MORRIS DEES.

REVIEWING HIS

ONE IS

OVERWHELMED

NUMBER OF


SPEAKER

WHEN

ACTIVITIES

SIMPLY

BY THE

HONORS


IS






BOTH LEGAL AND

OTHERWISE THAT

BEEN BESTOWED UPON

THIS VERY REMARKABLE

TRIAL LAWYER.


WHO

MORRIS


EL

DEl


HAVE

INDIVIDUAL

NOT ONLY

SOUTHERN

CENTER B1


HAVE


SE BUT

ES COULD

THROUGH HIS

DETERMINATION

CREATED TI


POVERTY


IE


LAW


SHEPHERDED


UT






THAT LAW CENTER ALONG

FROM RATHER HUMBLE

BEGINNINGS TO WHAT IT

REPRESENTS TODAY: A

FORCE FOR POSITIVE

CHANGE IN OUR SOCIETY

-A LONG-TERM COMMITMENT

TO CURB HATE CRIMES

S PROMOTE JUSTICE

AND TEACH TOLERANCE.



MORRIS DEES HAS

DEMONSTRATED






REPEATEDLY THI

WILL NEVER CURTI

LEGAL EFFORTS FC

CAUSE OF CIVIL

MAKING CERTAIN

THE LAW ASSISTS

IN ACHIEVING THE

UTMOST POSSIBLE

REGARDLESS OF TI

- GENDER COLOR OF


TR

IL

)R


HE

HIS

THE

LIGHTS

THAT

ALL


IEIR RACE

BELIEFS.


PUT

DEES


SIMPLY


IS


IN


MORRIS

MY






JUDGMENT THE

SOUTHERN TRIAL LAWYER WHO

HAS HAD THE LARGEST

- THE GREATEST IMPACT IN

CIVIL RIGHTS CASES -

ENSURING IN COURT THAT

MINORITIES ATTAIN EQUALITY

THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH.

TO PUT IT EVEN MORE SIMPLY

- MANY MAJOR KU KLUX KLAN

ORGANIZATIONS KNOW TODAY

THAT THEIR MOST SUCCESSFUL

ENEMY OF ALL TIME IS HAS






BEEN

MORRIS


- AND


WILL


DEES.


DONE MANY

BANKRUPTED

CHAPTERS -

PUT EVEN

OF THE H1


BE

HE


HAS


OF THEM IN -

SEVERAL OF THEIR

AND THANKFULLY

MORE OF THEM OUT


ATE


BUSINESS


- AND


I LIKE



MY

YOU

YOU

TRIAL


THAT.



CONGRATULATIONS TO

MORRIS DEES!

ARE A WONDERFUL

LAWYER WHO HAS






ACHIEVED MUCH FOR

YOUR FELLOW SOUTHERNERS.

WE WITH ENTHUSIASM

WELCOME YOU HERE

TO OUR GREAT AND

NEWLY NAMED LAW SCHOOL

- THE UNIVERSITY OF

FLORIDA FREDRIC G. LEVIN

COLLEGE OF LAW. GO GATORS!

GO MORRIS DEES!


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SPEECHES OF CHESTERFIELD SMITH



SPEECH NUMBER 401
















CHESTERFIELD SMITH


LAWYER

MIAMI, FLORIDA


DATE:


JANUARY 13, 2000


PLACE:


LAKELAND CENTER
LAKELAND, FLORIDA


SUBJECT:




DURATION:


RETIREMENT OF
CONGRESSMAN
CHARLES CANADY, JR.


12 MINUTES


REMARKS OF:







I AM VERY PLEASED TO

PARTICIPATE IN THIS WON

DINNER HONORING OUR ES

CONGRESSMAN CHARLES

JR. I AM SURE THAT HE

VERY PLEASED AND HAPPY

SO MANY OF HIS FRIENDS

OVER POLK COUNTY AND

FLORIDA AT THIS EVENT.


AS MOST OF YOU

THIS DINNER EVENT WAS S

THE ANNOUNCED DECISION (

CONGRESSMAN CANADY TO

HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE


IE]

PA

)F


(
U


DERFUL

TEEMED

CANADY,

TOO IS

TO SEE

FROM ALL

CENTRAL





LL KNOW

LRKED BY



CONFIRM

UNITED







STATES CONGRESS HE HAS

REITERATED FIRMLY THAT HE WILL

DEFINITELY NOT BE A CANDIDATE IN

THIS YEAR'S ELECTION. AND THAT

HE WILL CEASE BEING A MEMBER OF

THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS UPON

THE EXPIRATION OF HIS PRESENT TERM

IN JANUARY 2001.


IT GOES WITHOUT ARGUMENT

HERE THAT CONGRESSMAN CANADY

IN EIGHT YEARS IN CONGRESS

CERTAINLY WILL LEAVE AN

INDELIBLE MARK UPON OUR







COUNTRY'S HIGHEST LEGISLATIVE

BODY.



WHY WILL CONGRESSMAN CANADY

REALLY BE SO SORELY MISSED?

MY ANSWER CONGRESSMAN

CANADY EMBODIES BY HIS

THOUGHTS BY HIS WORDS -

AND BY HIS DEEDS THOSE

QUALITIES THAT MAKE A PERSON

A REAL SOMEBODY IN FLORIDA

AND A SOMEBODY IN WASHINGTON.



WHAT REALLY IS A SOMEBODY IN

FLORIDA AND A SOMEBODY IN







WASHINGTON?


SOMEBODY IN FLORIDA AND

SOMEBODY IN WASHINGTON IS AN

INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS UNIQUE AND

VERY SUBSTANTIAL SKILLS WHICH

OVER THE YEARS HAVE BEEN -

AMONG OTHER THINGS NURTURED,

DEVELOPED AND ENHANCED AS A

PUBLIC PERSON WHO DEEPLY CARES

ABOUT OTHERS. CLEARLY

CONGRESSMAN CANADY HAS MANAGED

TO UTILIZE HIS COMPREHENSIVE AND

WELL GROUNDED EDUCATION TO

ENSURE THAT HIS HIGHLY HONED

AND ENHANCED TALENTS AND SKILLS


MY OPINION







ARE ALWAYS A

BENEFIT NOT

COUNTY CITIZEN

PEOPLE OF 01

WHOLE.



MOREOVER

CANADY TO

FLORIDA AND

WASHINGTON

BROADLY AND

EDUCATED -

PRACTICAL TE(

ALSO IN "PEC


LILABLE FOR THE

UST OF POLK

- BUT FOR THE

NATION AS A


-CONGRESSMAN

BE SOMEBODY

SOMEBODY IN

HAD TO BE

PROFOUNDLY

NOT JUST IN

HNIQUES BUT

PLE LOYALTY


IN


VALUES"


- NOT


JUST


IN


THE







NARROW SPECIALIZATIONS OF

PARTICULAR AREAS OF HIS LIFE

AND GOVERNMENT PRACTICES BUT

IN THE RESONANT AND VIBRANT

ENERGIES AND YEARNINGS THAT

DAILY HAVE SHAPED HIS BEST

PERSONAL PUBLIC CONDUCT.



CONGRESSMAN CANADY TO BE

SOMEBODY IN FLORIDA AND

SOMEBODY IN WASHINGTON HAD

TO BE AT HOME WITH BOTH

ART AND SCIENCE TO KNOW

HISTORY TO BE A FRIEND OF

GREAT LITERATURE TO LOVE







PEOPLE AND TO BE ACUTELY

AWARE OF HUMAN FRAILTIES AND

STRENGTHS. IN ESSENCE I

BELIEVE THAT CONGRESSMAN CANADY

HAS FELT THAT IN HIS LIFE AS

IT SHOULD BE LIVED HE MUST

HEAR AND SEE AND SMELL AND

TASTE AND TOUCH AND FEEL

ALWAYS ALL OF POLK COUNTY IN

DEPTH AND EVERYWHERE -

RECOGNIZING THAT AS GOOD AS IT IS-

IT IS AN ENTITY WHICH ALWAYS

CAN AND WILL BE BETTERED.







POLK COUNTY HISTORICALLY HAS


BEEN DEMOCRATIC -

CANADY IS REPUBLICAN.

YEARS OLD -AND CH

IS ABOUT 45 BUT I

YEARS HAVE KNOWN PI

WELL THE SEVERAL CO]

FROM POLK COUNTY

STATES SENATORS PARK

SPESSARD HOLLAND -

CHILES AND CONGR


AND CHARLES

I AM 82

[ARLES CANADY

FOR MANY

PERSONALLY AND

GRESSMEN

- UNITED

TRAMMELL -

AND LAWTON


ESSMEN


HERBERT

PETERSON

IRELAND

CHARLES


DRANE

JIM

AND

CANADY.


- J. HARDIN

HALEY ANDY

MOST RECENTLY -

ALL OF THEM







WERE DEMOCRATS AT SOME TIME IN

THEIR PUBLIC LIFE AND ONLY

LATELY HAVE THERE BEEN POLK

COUNTIANS WHO WERE REPUBLICAN

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. MY

PERSONAL LIFETIME LEADS ME

PERSONALLY HOWEVER TO SEE A

GREAT CONSERVATIVE SIMILARITY

BETWEEN EVERY ONE OF THEM

CONGRESSMAN CANADY IN MY MIND IS

VERY MUCH LIKE SENATORS TRAMMELL

- HOLLAND AND CHILES AND

EVEN MORE LIKE CONGRESSMEN

DRANE PETERSON HALEY

AND IRELAND. HISTORICALLY THE







POLK COUNTY AREA


BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE

BUT AS IN MOST OF THE

INCLUDING POLK COUNTY

REPUBLICANS TODAY ARE

EVEN STRONGER AND T

COUNTY CONGRESSIONAL SE!

CHARLES CANADY WILL VACi

YEAR HAS BEEN FIRMLY HE

REPUBLICAN SEAT EVER SIN


SOUTH.

SOUTH


GETTING

HE POLK

IT WHICH

ATE NEXT

LD AS A

CE


CONGRESSMAN ANDY IRELAND SWITCHED

PARTIES IN 1984.



CONGRESSMAN CANADY WAS FIRST

ELECTED TO CONGRESS IN 1992


WAS DEMOCRATIC







GREW UP IN LAKELAND WENT TO

HAVERFORD COLLEGE AND YALE LAW

SCHOOL. HE THEN PRACTICED LAW

FOR SEVERAL YEARS WITH MY OWN

LAW FIRM HOLLAND & KNIGHT

AT OUR OLDEST OFFICE ON LAKE WIRE

IN LAKELAND.



CONGRESSMAN CANADY WAS FIRST

ELECTED TO THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES IN 1984 AT 30

HE SERVED AS MAJORITY WHIP

BUT SWITCHED PARTIES IN 1989 -

SAYING HE HAD FOUND LITTLE IN

COMMON WITH THE DEMOCRAT







MEMBERS.

THE STATE

IN 1992 -

FROM POLK

- TO 48%.


IN 1990

SENATE -

HE RAN

COUNTY


HE RAN FOR

AND LOST.

FOR CONGRESS

- AND WON 52%


IN A SHORT TIME CONGRESSMAN

CANADY BECAME ONE OF THE MOST

PRODUCTIVE AND EFFECTIVE

CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS. IN HIS

FIRST TWO YEARS HE COMPILED A

CONSERVATIVE VOTING RECORD

OPPOSING NAFTA BECAUSE OF CITRUS

AND TOMATO GROWERS' CONCERNS -

AND VOTING FOR THE 1994 CRIME BILL.







- AFTER THE 1994 ELECTIONS -

JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN HENRY HYDE

NAMED HIM CHAIRMAN OF THE

CONSTITUTION SUB-COMMITTEE ONE

OF THE BUSIEST AND MOST

CONTROVERSIAL OFFICES IN THE HOUSE

OF REPRESENTATIVES. CONGRESSMAN

CANADY WAS AND IS HARD-

WORKING AND SOFT-SPOKEN -

STRONG IN HIS CONVICTIONS BUT

BUSINESSLIKE IN DEMEANOR

BRIGHT ENOUGH TO KEEP UP WITH

THE SUBCOMMITTEE'S RANKING AND

SMARTEST DEMOCRATS BUT ALSO

WILLING TO WORK WITH DEMOCRATS







ON APPROPRIATE OCCASIONS. HIS

FIRST MAJOR BILL WAS THE PRIVATE

PROPERTY PROTECTION BILL

PASSED IN 1995 BY THE HOUSE AS

PART OF THE CONTRACT WITH AMERICA

BUT NEVER ACTED ON BY THE

SENATE. HE FLOOR MANAGED A

BILL TO ALLOW SENIORS-ONLY HOUSING.

IT PASSED THE HOUSE IN APRIL 1995

AND BECAME LAW IN DECEMBER.

PERHAPS HIS BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT

WAS LOBBYING REFORM WHERE HE

WORKED CLOSELY WITH DEMOCRATS

STRUGGLING TO KEEP OUT MAXIMALIST

AMENDMENTS WHICH WOULD HAVE







HE SUCCEEDED


- AND IT WAS ENACTED IN

NOVEMBER WAS SIGNED BY

THE PRESIDENT IN DECEMBER 1995.

IN APRIL 1996 CONGRESSMAN

CANADY ALSO LED THE FIGHT FOR

TWO KEY PRISON REFORMS -

DISCOURAGING COURT-IMPOSED LIMITS

ON PRISON POPULATIONS AND CURBING

FRIVOLOUS PRISONER LAWSUITS IT

TOO WAS SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT

THAT MONTH. CONGRESSMAN

CANADY ALSO MANAGED THE DEFENSE

OF MARRIAGE ACT ALSO


DOOMED


THE BILL.







GRUDGINGLY SIGNED BY PRESIDENT

CLINTON IN SEPTEMBER 1996.



ON LOCAL MATTERS HE HAS

SUPPORTED ADDITIONAL FEDERAL

JUDGESHIPS FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT

OF FLORIDA WHICH INCLUDES

POLK COUNTY EVEN THOUGH THE

NEW JUDGES WOULD BE APPOINTED BY

PRESIDENT CLINTON AND

PRESENTLY HE WANTS VERY MUCH TO

DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE MEDICARE

HMO'S THAT PULLED OUT OF POLK

COUNTY IN 1998.







IN HIS EARLY YEARS AS A

LAWYER IN POLK COUNTY -

CONGRESSMAN CANADY DID FINE -

BUT IN THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT

CASE HE SHOWED NATIONWIDE

IMPRESSIVE AND TREMENDOUS LEGAL

SKILLS AS AN ADVOCATE ORIGINAL

LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP A TIGHTLY

DISCIPLINED USE OF LANGUAGE -

STRONG POWERS OF ARGUMENT.

INDEED, HIS ORAL ARGUMENT TO THE

SENATE ON THE DEFINITION OF

IMPEACHMENT UNDER THE

CONSTITUTION BROUGHT PRAISE EVEN

FROM PRO-CLINTON LAW PROFESSORS.









CONGRESSMAN CANADY WAS RE-

ELECTED WITHOUT OPPOSITION IN 1998.

MANY IN POLK COUNTY WISH VERY

STRONGLY THAT HE ABANDON HIS 4

TERM LIMITS PLEDGE BUT HE

FIRMLY INSISTS THAT HE WILL NOT

RUN IN 2000 AND QUITE FRANKLY

WE HERE KNOW THAT HE WON'T.


SO WE A

HONORING FOR

PERFORMANCE A

CONGRESSMAN.

EARLIEST DAYS


IRE HERE TONIGHT

STERLING

L RETIRING

-FROM HIS

IN CONGRESS







CONGRESSMAN


DIRECTED HIS CONSIDERABLE

LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS TO

BETTERING THE NATION AS A

WHOLE. WHILE THERE WERE SOME

-EVEN MANY WHO SOMETIMES

DISAGREED WITH CONGRESSMAN

CANADY THERE WERE PRECIOUS

FEW WHO WOULD SAY THAT HIS

ACTIONS WERE NOT GROUNDED IN

HIS BELIEF ALWAYS OF DOING

THE RIGHT THING OF

ASSURING THAT SOCIETY WOULD

RIGHT ITSELF AND CONTINUE

TENACIOUSLY BY THE STANDARDS


CANADY


HAS







OF POLK

COUNTY

PROPER.


COUNTY

- TO DO


AND

WHAT


POLK

WAS


YET THERE IS AN

IMPORTANT PERSONAL SIDE TO

CHARLES CANADY THAT IS ALS

IN MY OPINION AN

INTEGRAL COMPONENT TO HIS

BEING SOMEBODY IN FLORIDA AND

SOMEBODY IN WASHINGTON. -

CONGRESSMAN CANADY AS MX

OF YOU KNOW -- IS ALWAYS

HELPING PERSON ALWAYS


O


ANY

A


COUNSELOR


WILLING


TO


SERVE


AS







HEART AS


HEAD.

THIS


IS WHAT

CANADY

SUCCESS

REWARD

FAILURE

HE ADVA

OTHERS

HIS OWN


H2

SELF

WIT]

- V

OR

LNCEL

- W


THE

THAT


- WORK


FOR


THE


CONSTITUENTS ALWAYS WORK -

WORK WORK WORK WORK.


INDEED I BELIEVE

WONDERFUL BALANCE

IS LED CONGRESSMAN

LESSLY TO ACHIEVE

HOUT DEMANDING A

KILLING TO RISK

FATIGUE WHENEVER

THE INTEREST OF

WITHOUT CONCERN FOR


TO THE


WELL AS







CONGRESSMAN CANADY

THESE ADMIRABLE TRAITS


COMES

QUITE


NATURALLY SINCE HIS OWN

FATHER CHARLES CANADY -

- WAS A WONDERFUL MENTOR

A WORKER HIMSELF BEHIND THE

SCENES AS LAWTON CHILES'

CONGRESSIONAL CHIEF OF STAFF.

LIKE HIS FATHER CHARLES -

SR. CONGRESSMAN CANADY

ABLE IN CONGRESS TO BE

BOTH A GRACIOUS LOSER AS

WELL AS A DIPLOMATIC WINNER


WHO NEVER

SPOTLIGHT


HOGGED THE

-OR WRONGLY


BY


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