Boyd & Jenerette Shareholder Kansas Gooden was mentioned in the Thomson Reuters article, “Midsize Law Firm Innovation Moves to Advance Diversity & Inclusion," published on March 1, 2021. Kansas previously served as a panelist on a virtual roundtable for Thomson Reuters and this article suggests ways law firms are innovating in diversity and inclusion.
Excerpt from the article below:
“Establish the firm’s brand by highlighting aspects that are important to diverse candidates — The law firm Boyd & Jenerette, 50-lawyer firm in Florida and Georgia that has an even number of men and women shareholders, highlights its family-friendly culture and policies — such as flexible working conditions, performance structures, and remote working options — in its recruiting materials, according to Kansas Gooden, an equity shareholder.”
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About Kansas R. Gooden
Kansas Gooden is Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar and is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. She serves as the firm’s Appellate Practice Group Leader. Kansas is an expert in handling all types of civil appellate proceedings, including extraordinary writs and plenary appeals, in state and federal courts.
Ms. Gooden is active in state and local bar associations. Currently, she serves on The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education, is the Secretary of The Florida Bar’s Appellate Section, is the President-Elect of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, and is on the board of the Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society. She previously chaired The Florida Bar’s Appellate Certification Committee and the Section’s CLE Chair.
The FDLA recently awarded Kansas the Joseph P. Metzger Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is bestowed on the member who goes above and beyond over the course of his or her membership tenure. Kansas chairs the Amicus Committee, where she authors and co-authors briefs on important and high-profile issues before the Florida Supreme Court and other appellate courts. She has served on the FDLA board since 2016.
Ms. Gooden is a frequent speaker on appellate topics, including preservation of error, for both attorneys and adjusters. She is licensed in Florida (2008).