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Carlton Fields’ Edith G. Osman Appointed Chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Meetings & Travel

Miami, Fla. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that attorney Edith G. Osman was appointed as chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Meetings & Travel. She has been a committee member since 2016.

The ABA Standing Committee on Meetings & Travel oversees the sourcing and contracting for all ABA meetings and travel nationwide, as well as the overall logistics for its Midyear and Annual Meetings. As chair, Osman will work with other committee members, the board of governors, and executive management to determine the most appropriate avenues for ABA meetings during the pandemic.

Osman has been involved in many ABA governing bodies, committees, and commissions throughout her legal career. Most notably, she is currently the State Delegate for Florida and a member of the Nominating Committee. She has served in the House of Delegates continuously for 22 years, and has represented the state of Florida on the Board of Governors. Osman has also served on the Commission on Women in the Profession, the Hispanic Commission, and the “ABA Days” Committee for the past five years. She was recently recognized as one of the ABA’s 100 Women Who Inspire Us at the ABA’s annual Women in Litigation Joint CLE Conference.

Osman is also active in other leading legal organizations. She was the second female president of The Florida Bar, and has previously served as the president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, and the First Family Law American Inn of Court.

At Carlton Fields, Osman’s practice includes matrimonial law, business litigation, and mediation. She has significant experience representing clients in dissolution of marriage proceedings, resolving complex family law disputes, post-divorce modifications and enforcement proceedings, child custody and time-sharing disputes, equitable distribution of marital assets, negotiating and drafting pre- and postnuptial agreements, and paternity actions.

Additionally, Osman is a trained collaborative professional who works with teams of neutral mental health and financial experts to resolve family law cases out of court. She is a Florida Supreme Court certified civil mediator and a Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator.


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