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April 15, 2014
News and Notes

H. T. Smith of Florida International University College of Law served as the moderator for the Federal Court Black History Month Program sponsored by the Southern District of Florida. Smith also gave the keynote address on “The Black Lawyer and the City of Miami: A Story of Unequal Justice” at the City of Miami’s Black History Month Program.

Tobi Lebowitz of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson was appointed to serve on the boards of directors for Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Services of Broward County.

Brian Lerner of Kim Vaughan Lerner was appointed to boards of directors for Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Services of Broward County.

James Hannon of Hannon & Boyers in Miami participated in the NAACP and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce forum “The Culture of Gun Violence in South Florida: the Social, Public Safety, and Business Challenges.”

Fabienne Fahnestock of Gunster was appointed to the boards of directors for Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and Legal Aid Services of Broward County.

Todd B. Allen of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest in Naples was a panelist at two Above Board Chamber luncheon presentations titled “What Are Your Business Liabilities?”

Tracy de Lemos of Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman in Orlando was appointed co-chair of two Commercial Real Estate Women committees, Sponsorships and Future Leaders.

Nicole Hessen of Wender, Hedler, & Hessen in Palm Beach County has been named the recipient of the Kennie Edwards Award from the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Rosemary Armstrong of Tampa, Janice LeClainche of West Palm Beach, John “Jake” Schickel of Jacksonville, and Joseph Stanton of Orlando were appointed to the Florida’s Children First Board of Directors.

Spencer Kuvin of Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb in West Palm Beach spoke to the Young Lawyers Section of the Palm Beach County Bar about using technology in the courtroom.

Sharon R. Bock, clerk and comptroller for Palm Beach County, presented “Pro Se In the Digital Age: Is Your Office Ready for a Virtual Court System?” at the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials, and Clerks’ Winter Education Conference in Arlington, VA.

Babette Bach of Bach & Jacobs in Sarasota was keynote speaker for the Pines Education Institute Workshop “Costs Considerations in Caring for Persons with Dementia Throughout the End of Life.”

Brian C. Willis of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa was elected secretary of the board of directors of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.
of in Ft. Lauderdale was elected to the inaugural board of directors of the national Coalition Against Childhood Cancer. She was also selected as an “Outstanding Mother of the Year” by the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, Inc.

Richard B. Rosenthal of The Law Offices of Richard B. Rosenthal, P.A., in Miami delivered a guest lecture at Yale Law School titled “Starting and
Growing Your Own Appellate Practice.”


Stefanie C. Moon of S.C. Moon Law in Ft. Lauderdale was a guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University law school’s class in Interviewingand Counseling, on “Handling Difficult Clients.”

Elizabeth Hildebrand Matherne of Matherne Immigration Partners in Cumming, GA, participated in The Georgia-Alabama Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association Second Annual Conference where she spoke on a panel titled “Unique Issues Representing Detained Clients.”

Dennis Wall of Winter Springs has an article addressing the American Law Institute’s Principles of Liability Insurance Law Project, “Fiduciary in Settlement,” published in Insurance Litigation Reporter.

Lindsey Wagner of Cathleen Scott & Associates in Jupiter moderated the ABA YLD Labor and Employment Law Committee’s Webinar on Workplace Bullying: An Examination Under the NLRA and OSHA.

Tiffani Lee of Holland & Knight in Miami was appointed by Chief U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno as a member of the Federal Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel.

Craig Goldenfarb of the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb in West Palm Beach presented a $1,073 check to the Palm Beach County Food Bank, after raising the money by sponsoring (and getting in) a dunk tank at the South Florida Fair.

Scott G. Hawkins of Jones, Foster, Johnston and Stubbs in West Palm Beach was awarded the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Sidney A. Stubbs Professionalism Award.

Michelle Krone of Kubicki Draper in Ft. Myers was appointed by the Women’s Construction Litigation Alliance to serve as a regional associate for the U.S. Southeast.

Gloretta H. Hall of Stuart was elected to the board of trustees of the Treasure Coast Hospice.

Marilyn Moran of BakerHostetler in Orlando spoke about “Great Expectations for Female Lawyers: Conversations About Women in the Law” at Barry University School of Law.

Joel H. Brown of Freidin Dobrinsky Brown & Rosenblum in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Ft. Myers now is a Florida Supreme Court certified family mediator.

Kara M. Jursinski of the Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates in Ft. Myers was awarded a master of laws degree in real property development from the University of Miami.

Kevin F. Jursinski of the Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates in Ft. Myers discussed title insurance issues that often arise when buying real estate with a group of real estate brokers, agents, and real estate investors at the Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors Association.

Leyza Blanco of GrayRobinson in Miami was selected for the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

Michael Traficante of Grant Fridkin Pearson in Naples was appointed to the Fundraising Development Board of Legal Aid Service of Collier County.

James A. Edwards of Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe in Orlando was appointed treasurer of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Howard E. Fox of Fowler White Burnett in Miami was a guest speaker in Professor Felix Mormann’s Environmental Law and Policy class regarding Environmental Enforcement at the University of Miami School of Law. He was joined by environmental enforcement representatives from Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Beverly Grady of Roetzel in Ft. Myers addressed the Promised Lands Section of the American Planning Association — Florida on ethics in land planning in Ft. Myers.

Jenay E. Iurato of Iurato Law Firm in Tampa served as the moderator at the “Human Trafficking: A Lesson in Modern Day Slavery” program sponsored by the Tampa Hispanic Bar, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, Hillsborough County Bar, and George Edgecomb Bar.

[Revised: 09-29-2014]