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April 29- Stetson Law graduate to speak at bar induction ceremony


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Gulfport, Fla. – Connie Davies recently learned that she earned one of the top scores on the recent Florida Bar Exam. The Stetson Law graduate also learned she will address her colleagues being sworn in as lawyers during the May 3 induction ceremony before the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Lakeland.

“We are excited to have her speak because she has been an intern at the 2nd DCA with Judge Darryl Casanueva,” said Chris W. Altenbernd, chief judge of the 2nd DCA. Judge Altenbernd said The Florida Supreme Court identifies the top scorers on the bar exam and notifies each district court of appeal, which selects the speaker.

Davies graduated second in her December class, received Stetson’s Stanley Milledge Award and interned at the 2nd DCA and at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, in Tampa.

Davies works at the Denis A. Cohrs P.A. law firm in Clearwater; the firm concentrates in the areas of real estate, corporations, estate planning, and commercial and construction litigation.

Prior to earning a law degree, Davies spent almost 20 years in the energy and telecom industries. Davies has a master’s in business administration from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio, and a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

She will speak on behalf of the approximately 100 new inductees at the ceremony, set for 11 a.m. May 3 in the Florida Department of Citrus Auditorium in Lakeland, next to the Lawton M. Chiles Jr. Courthouse.