Florida Bar Foundation President Emerson R. Thompson Jr. will present the President’s Award for Excellence to Julio C. Jaramillo posthumously at its annual dinner June 25 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
Jaramillo, 48, passed away Jan. 19 after battling lymphoma for several months. “He was a charismatic leader that everyone was eager to follow,” said Senior Judge Emerson R. Thompson Jr., the Foundation’s president. “He is sorely missed by all who knew him and all who know the importance of access to justice for the most needy in our society.”
Jaramillo was president-elect of the Foundation when his illness forced him to defer his service. He had also been vice chair of The Florida Bar’s Vision 2016 Access to Legal Services Committee, on which he worked closely with Adele Stone, the committee’s chair and a past president of the Foundation.
“He is sorely missed by all who knew him and all who know the importance of access to justice for the most needy in our society.” – Senior Judge Emerson R. Thompson Jr.
“During his time with the Bar, he committed himself to the causes of the poor in more ways than his service on our committee and the Foundation,â€ Stone wrote in a message to Bar and Foundation leaders. â€œJulio Jaramillo touched the community, the Foundation and The Florida Bar andÂ we all enjoyed his presence for too short a time.â€
Jaramillo is survived by his wife, Patricia, his sons Julian, 4, and Joaquin, 2, his brother, Dr. David Jaramillo, and sisters Patricia Rubio and Elaine Mangia.
An education fund has been set up to benefit Julian and Joaquin. Donations should be made payable to: “Mainstay Funds” and sent to: Cristina Martinez, 7700 N. Kendall Dr., Suite 203, Miami, FL 33156.
The President’s Award for Excellence is sponsored by Shutts & Bowen LLP.