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John Leighton inducted into International Society of Barristers starstarstarstarstar

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John Elliott Leighton was inducted into the International Society of Barristers (ISOB) at its annual meeting in March, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton resort in Key Biscayne, Florida. The ISOB was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. Its founders conceived the organization to bring together the best of the trial bar in a setting devoid of partisan interests.   The Society’s membership consists of Fellows of the Society. As individuals, the Fellows of the Society are committed to the highest of ethical standards and to civility in all their personal and professional relationships.

No lawyer may apply for membership in the Society. New Fellows are elected by the Society’s Board of Governors on nomination by an existing Fellow and after inquiry as to the nominee’s skill as a trial lawyer and personal and professional integrity directed to other Barristers in the nominee’s region and to judges before whom the nominee has tried cases.

With a limited membership, the Society has Fellows from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the great majority from the United States.

Mr. Leighton was selected from over 100,000 practicing attorneys in Florida, and has also been chosen as one of the Top 100 Florida lawyers by SuperLawyers for the past several years.