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May 6, 2014
--The Florida Bar--
FLORIDA BAR ANNOUNCES 61 FELLOWS CHOSEN FOR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY -- The Florida Bar, http://www.floridabar.org, May 5, 2014. [Also: FLORIDA BAR ANNOUNCES 61 CHOSEN FOR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY -- Fort Myers News Press, http://www.news-press.com, May 5, 2014.]
The Florida Bar will train 61 fellows for future leadership roles within the legal profession as part of the its new class of the Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy. Incoming Florida Bar President Gregory Coleman seeks to leave a legacy of leaders for The Florida Bar and Florida. The program’s goal is to reach out to lawyers from across the diverse state of Florida and help give them the skills and resources to become leaders not only in the legal profession but in their communities. The list of all 2014-15 class of fellows is included.
PRO BONO SPOTLIGHT: ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EVENT TO HELP SENIORS -- Jacksonville Daily Record, http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com, May 5, 2014.
On April 26, Jacksonville pro bono attorneys and paralegals gathered to create and execute advance directives documents for area seniors. The Advance Directives for Seniors Pro Bono Project is a quarterly event that provides many seniors the opportunity to create important legal documents free of charge. The project is a collaboration of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Florida Coastal School of Law, The Jacksonville Bar Association and the Northeast Florida Paralegal Association. Attorneys interested in these and other pro bono opportunities throughout the 4th Judicial Circuit are encouraged to contact Kathy Para, chair of The JBA Pro Bono Committee.
JAMEIL MCWHORTER WENT FROM HARDSHIP TO LAW PARTNER -- Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com, May 6, 2014.
Jameil McWhorter, 38, of Orlando died unexpectedly Wednesday [April 30]. McWhorter grew up in Orange Center, a black Orlando neighborhood near Parramore, the child of a single mother. He struggled with the day-to-day challenges of inner-city life, but earned a spot in the starting lineup of the University of Central Florida football team, attended law school, and went on to become a partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in Orlando: Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor Reed P.A.
--Tech Tip Tuesday--
LEARN TO USE WORD'S 'PAGE WIDTH' SETTING TO ADJUST THE FONT OF A DOCUMENT BEFORE SENDING -- The Florida Bar, http://www.floridabar.org, May 6, 2014.
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