REPRINTED from the BRADENTON HERALD
A Manatee circuit judge and local attorney have received awards from the Manatee County Bar Association for their service to the community.
Circuit Judge Susan Maulucci and attorney Terri F. Cromley were honored in June at the association’s annual meeting, according to a release issued Monday by the association.
“In the 17th annual presentation of the awards, the Honorable Susan Maulucci received the William C. Grimes Award for Lifetime Achievement in Community Service and attorney Terri Cromley received the Community Service Leader Award,” the release states. “The purpose of the awards is to highlight members of the Bar Association who provide service to the community through participation in organizations and activities beyond the scope of the Bar and mandatory pro bono legal services.”
Maulucci was described as having a heart for issues faced by dependent children because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. According to a release, Maulucci stated that it’s been her goal to volunteer with organizations “who work to make sure that children who have not been safe and protected are given, to the extent that is possible, the same opportunities and experiences as children more fortunate.”
Cromley, who is the managing partner of the Bradenton office of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A. and practices in the area of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Law, served for more than a decade as a board member on the Tampa Bay Friends of 440, a scholarship fund that assists dependents of workers who are somehow involved in the Florida Workers’ Compensation system.
“A past president of the Manatee Chapter of Florida Assn. for Women Lawyers, she is a champion for charitable fundraising, enthusiastically and creatively chairing fundraisers for organizations such as We Care Manatee, Feeding Empty Little Tummies, Just for Girls, Next Step and PACE Center for Girls,” a release states.
According to a release, Cromley said she is very proud to be a part of the Bradenton community.
“It is truly The Friendly City and I am honored to do my small part to support the great people here,” she said in a written statement.
Nominations for the awards were submitted by fellow members of the Manatee County Bar Association and the recpients were chosen by members of a judging panel.