H.T. Smith receives leadership award

caines | 6/6/2013, 5:30 a.m.

Recently, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. [LSGMI] honoredH.T. Smith with its 2013 Equal Justice Leadership Award, recognizing himfor 40 years of service to the cause of providing effective legal representation to the poor. Smith began his legal career as an intern atLSGMI and later served onLSGMI's board of directors.His law practice has been in the areas of civil rights, criminal defense, and personal injury.He now also serves as the founding director ofFIU college of law's Trial Advocacy Programand Center for Passionate Principled Advocacy. It is a singular honor for me to be recognized by my colleagues for providing zealous advocacy and financial support to those in our community who cannotcannot afford effective legal representation the least, last, lost, looked over, and left out,Smith stated. Miami Times staff report