During his recent term as president of the Florida Bar, John Stewart’s friends on the board told him—jokingly—that they blamed him for COVID-19. In their estimation, the lawyer who helped make legal tech CLE’s mandatory in Florida had to be involved in any event that accelerated attorney tech learning by five to 10 years.

Stewart’s term spanned June 2019 to June 2020, imposing upon him the challenge of running a bar with 111,000 lawyers and a $50 million annual budget from home. Last month, GrayRobinson announced Stewart had joined its Melbourne office as an estate litigation partner.