Sunday, January 25, 2009
Tucker & Ludin Shareholder Eric Ludin Receives 2009 "Heroes Among Us" Award
On Saturday, January 24, 2009, disability benefits attorney John Tucker had the honor of introducing his law partner, Eric Ludin to a crowd of over 150 people at the 2009 St. Petersburg Bar Foundation Awards Dinner at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Mr. Ludin was being recognized for his lifetime of service to the community by the Bar Foundation. The "Heroes" award has been given for the past 5 years to bring awareness to the good works that lawyers do in the community.
Eric Ludin has a long and distinguished history of service in St. Petersburg and Pinellas County. In addition to serving as President of organizations like the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation, Mr. Ludin is also a Past-President of his synagogue, Congregation B'nai Israel. He has orchestrated and chaired several fundraising efforts for local Jewish charities, and was instrumental in creating a Jewish summer camp in Georgia. Currently, he is the President-elect of the Board of Directors of Menorah Manor, a local retirement and rehabilitation facility.
Perhaps the most enduring contribution that Eric Ludin has made to St. Petersburg revolves around his efforts to bring past discrimination by the St. Petersburg Bar Association to light. When he was President of the Bar, Ludin not only formed a standing diversity committee which exists to this day, but also established the Judge Frank White Scholarship (given to Stetson University Law Students of color) and created a museum exhibit titled "A Legacy of Courage, Vision & Hope" which chronicled the discriminatory efforts of the local bar that continued into the late 1960's. This exhibit has been shown in numerous locations, including the Florida state capital. Times have certainly changed, as evidenced by the fact that today the St. Petersburg Bar Association's President is an African-American attorney, Jeanine Williams.
Tucker & Ludin, P.A., salutes our shareholder Eric E. Ludin for his lifetime of service. For more information about Mr. Ludin, please visit www.tuckerludin.com.
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