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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sept. 8th to Mark Opening of Lactation Room at Dade County Courthouse

September 8, 2016 at 11am


11th Judicial Circuit of Florida
For Immediate Release
September 7, 2016

Contact:  Eunice Sigler, Director
Office of Government Liaison & Public Relations 
Phone (305) 349-7189 Fax (305) 349-7190 Cell (786) 348-7381 

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Mark Opening of Lactation Room at Dade County Courthouse

Miami-Dade County, the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony this Thursday, September 8th, to mark the opening of a lactation room at the historic Dade County Courthouse.
This project, a joint effort by the County, Miami-Dade FAWL, and the Eleventh Circuit, will be the first lactation room in the Miami-Dade Courts, to be followed in the very near future by the opening of lactation rooms at our other court facilities.
“We are very proud to offer this safe, comfortable space for nursing mothers. This room will be especially useful for attorneys and other court participants who often spend many hours here and could really use a quiet space for lactation,” said the Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.
The Honorable Scott Bernstein, Administrative Judge of the Family Division, added: “We should encourage all lawyers to excel in their careers without having to compromise their families. This lactation room will allow all court users to maintain that balance.”
Attn. Members of the Media: The ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public, and photo opportunities and interviews can be arranged upon request.
WHO:    Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida

WHAT:   Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Lactation Room at Dade County Courthouse
WHEN / WHERE: September 8, 2016 at 11am
Dade County Courthouse
73 West Flagler Street, 3rd Floor
Miami, FL  33130

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Accessibility Note: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court’s ADA Coordinator, Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, 175 NW 1st Ave., Suite 2702, Miami, FL 33128, Telephone (305) 349-7175; TDD (305) 349-7174, Fax (305) 349-7355 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.

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