March 14, 2024

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Eastern Time

ACS South Florida: Breaking the Rainbow Ceiling

FIU Law School, Miami, FL

Join the Florida International University College of Law (FIU Law) ACS Student Chapter, the South Florida ACS Lawyer Chapter, the FIU Law Stonewall Legal Alliance, and the FIU Law Black Law Students Association for a conversation on “Breaking the Rainbow Ceiling.”


Hon. Rand Hoch, Attorney, Law & Mediation Offices of Rand Hoch, P.A.; President and Founder, Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Board of Directors. Judge Hoch became Florida's first openly LGBTQ+ judge when he was appointed Judge of Compensation Claims by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1992.

Hon. Darrin Gayles, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Judge Gayles is the first openly gay African-American man to serve in the federal judiciary. He was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed in 2014.

Hon. Phyllis Kotey, Director of Externship and Pro Bono Program and Clinical Professor of Law, FIU College of Law. Judge Kotey was the 8th Judicial Circuit's first black female county judge.

1.0 hr of FL CLE has been approved.