On June 26, 2015, James Meyer and members of the International Law Section Executive Council of the Florida Bar International Law Section awarded Cuban dissident lawyer Dr.Rene de Jesus Gomez Manzano a plaque for defending human rights in his country. Meyer was quoted in the article, “When we talk about sacrifice, we talk about maybe having to work on the weekend,” Miami attorney Jim Meyer said as he presented the award. “When we talk about courage, it usually involves driving on I-95 or U.S. 1. But there are people putting their lives in jeopardy every day fighting for things that we just take for granted.”

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