Leadership Award – Susan Somers

Leadership, integrity and innovation in attaining GAL goals and objectives – these are the hallmarks of the Leadership Award.  This year, the Program proudly awards it to Susan Somers! Susan does a wonderful job of managing the large network of attorneys in the 11th circuit. She has done a great job transitioning from sharing the responsibilities of Supervising Attorney to taking it on solo. Susan is described as the circuit’s “go to” for everything from personal advice on management issues with volunteers to formal issues regarding trial preparation. The GAL Team in Circuit 11 views Susan as a resource and mentor, and says she always has their back.  Congratulations Susan and thank you for your leadership!