Monday, January 28, 2008
C. Clyde Atkins renaming ceremony
Posted by David Oscar Markus
It was a beautiful day for a beautiful ceremony this morning, renaming the Tower Building the C. Clyde Atkins United States Courthouse (at 301 N. Miami Avenue).
Here's a picture I took with my cell phone of Chief Judge Moreno presiding over the events. Speakers included:
Senator Bill Nelson, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Nilda Pedrosa (for Mel Martinez), Frank Angones, and Judy Korchin.
Atkins' wife and daughter also spoke.
All of the federal judges and magistrates were there and they were retelling stories about Atkins. I never practiced before him, but from what everyone was saying he seemed like a truly good person.