MAITLAND, Fla. — Connie Bookman has been reappointed to a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice.
Bookman received her bachelor’s in social work at St. Leo University and her master’s in social work at Florida State University. In 2004 she founded Pathways for Change Inc to provide social, educational and spiritual assistance for individuals impacted by poverty, substance abuse and lack of education.
Bookman received the Florida House of Representatives “Unsung Hero” award in 2008; The National Association of Social Worker’s NWF Chapter “Social Worker of the Year” award in 2009; Department of Children and Families recognition for collaborative efforts in Circuit One; and the “Dedicated and Deserving Social Worker” award from the National Association of Social Workers.
She is a former vice chair of The Florida Bar Citizens Forum and served in 2012 and from 2013 to 2016 as a public member of The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising. From 2007 to 2012 she was a board member of the Innocence Project of Florida, a Florida Bar Foundation grantee that helps innocent prisoners in Florida obtain their freedom and rebuild their lives. Bookman was also founder and chair of the Northwest Florida Reentry Task Force.
A Florida Bar Foundation Fellow, Bookman began her term July 1.