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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

'Harry Gulkin' Awards Dinner Honors Judges Howard Zeidwig and Charles Kaplan

The Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Cordially requests your presence at the

Harry Gulkin Award Dinner

Honoring the late Honorable Howard Zeidwig
and the late Honorable Charles Kaplan

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 5:30 pm
at the Tower Club
One Financial Plaza, 28th Floor,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

$100 per person
$50 gov't employees
Complimentary Valet

RSVP by April 8, 2009

If you wish to attend please print out the attachment and mail the response card and your check to: Teresa Williams,
633 S. Andrews Ave.,
Suite 101,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

To limit costs, invitations will not be sent out directly.

So as I posted this, I googled Harry Gulkin's name to see if I could write a paragraph about this distinguished gentleman I knew years ago, a pillar of the Fort Lauderdale legal community, professional, polite, scholarly, and all I could find was the mention of those who received the award bestowed in his name, posted every year in the courtroom of the retired Judge Stanton Kaplan. I did find this one piece out of the NY Times, reflecting the kind of diligence that Harry brought to the fore; the type of cases he was known for. So we take you back 20 years to Roswell Gilbert and the mercy killing of his wife, which led to a first degree murder conviction, and Harry's battle to overturn the sentence.

Here is the NY Times piece, a journey to the past for those of us old enough to appreciate it; an invitation to the past for those of you young enough to want to look back:

Who was he? He was a great lawyer. Ask David Bogenshutz, Stan Kaplan, Mike Satz, some of the guys who have walked these courthouse corridors for many years. They will share fond stories of a good man who died too young.

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