November 10: State Attorney Amira Fox
Join us on November 10 for an Update from State Attorney Amira Fox at Broadway Palm
Ms. Fox will bring us up to date on the operation of the State Attorney’s Office for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida (covering Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties), which acts as the primary “public” prosecuting agency in the circuit. Amira D. Fox became the third State Attorney in November 2018 and the first female State Attorney in the history of the circuit. Ms. Fox leads an office which has grown to over 120 Assistant State Attorneys, a total staff of approximately 300 employees and an annual operating budget estimated at $26.9 million. Join us on Nov. 10 as Ms. Fox discusses the specialty units within the office, such as homicide, the economic crime unit, the elder fraud task force, executive assignments, and the grand jury function.
More About Amira Fox
Amira Fox graduated from American University in Washington D.C. in 1987 with degrees in International Studies and Economics and received her law degree from The George Washington University in 1990. Ms. Fox began her career as an Assistant State Attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit in 1990.
She worked in the misdemeanor, juvenile and felony divisions of the State Attorney’s Office before becoming head of the Hendry and Glades office in 1998. In 1999, she became the first female head of the Collier County office. She entered private practice in 2002, and formed her own practice in 2004, where she specialized in criminal defense and family law and was a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated lawyer. She rejoined the State Attorney’s Office in 2012 as Chief of the Homicide and Economic Crime Units and in 2015 she became Chief Assistant State Attorney overseeing the day to day legal and administrative functions of the office, including the operation of grand juries throughout the circuit.
In November 2018, Ms. Fox was elected State Attorney, becoming the third State Attorney, and the first female State Attorney, in the history of the Circuit. She has prosecuted hundreds of cases including numerous first-degree murder death penalty cases. Ms. Fox serves as the Secretary of the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association. She also serves on Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Statewide Council on Human Trafficking and the Supreme Court of Florida Criminal Court Steering Committee.
She is the recipient of the GEM award for excellence in public service, a Leader in the Law award by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Commitment to Justice award from the Fallen Officers Foundation and the Woman of the Year award from the Ladies Leading Right. Ms. Fox is a member of the Fort Myers Rotary Club, serves on the board of the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, the board of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, the board of the PACE Center for Girls and has been a Captain and Event Lead for Relay for Life.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (In-Person Only)
Registration and networking at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch and Program from noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Broadway Palm
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Cost: Tickets fees are as follows
General Members: $25
VIP Member: complimentary
2-Corporate Member: $20
4-Corporate Member: $40
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