Irizarry installed as bar association leader
Myriam Irizarry, who is chief deputy and deputy general counsel to the Pinellas County clerk, was installed on Friday as the president of the Clearwater Bar Association. She is the first Hispanic woman to hold that position.
Also on Friday, Clearwater's Hispanic Outreach Center received the Bar Association's Liberty Bell Award, which goes to a nonlawyer.
At the ceremony on Friday, a painting by Irizarry's brother was displayed. It showed the modest home in Puerto Rico where their single mother raised seven children.
"It was so emotional and so moving," she said of the ceremony. She said she is excited, because "My theme for this year is a theme of inclusion, a theme of living the dream."