Carrying The Certification Flag Around The World
NEW, Section Leadership Board Certified members, on July 18, 2014, in Tallahassee.
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Section Leadership Board Certified members at the Section Leadership Conference on July 18, 2014, in Tallahassee.
Front row: Cristin Keane (Board Certified in Tax Law), Jeannine Williams (Board Certified in City, County and Local Gov't Law), Carin Porras (Board Certified in Marital & Family Law) and Maria Gonzalez (Board Certified in Marital & Family Law)
Back row: Michael Gelfand (Board Certified in Real Estate), William Dillon (Board Certified in Health Law), Mark Brown (Board Certified in Tax Law & Wills, Trusts, and Estates), Duane Daiker (Board Certified in Appellate Practice), Frank Brown (Board Certified in Labor and Employment) and Matthew Conigliaro (Board Certified in Appellate Practice)
Jeanne Tate, Board Certified in Adoption Law, is pictured here with the flag on a gondola ride in Venice, Italy.
Clark Wilson, Board Certified in Intellectual Property, is pictured here with the flag in the town of Isle of Whithorn, in Scotland.
From left to right, David Saliwanchik, Jeff Lloyd and Michael Chesal, all Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law, are pictured here at the INTA (International Trademark Association) meeting in Hong Kong "flying" the flag.
Norman Vaughan-Birch, Board Certified in Business Litigation and Civil Trial, in Hungarian Palace in Budapest.
Norman Vaughan-Birch, Board Certified in Business Litigation and Civil Trial, is pictured here in Namibia Africa near Etosha National Park.
|John Chapman Jr., Board Certified in Business Litigation Law, is pictured here overlooking the hills in Croatia on his motorcycle trip.|
|James Russick, Michael J. Gelfand, Salome Zikakis, George Meyer, Sylva Rojas, and Margaret Rolando, all Real Estate Board Certified are pictured here in Lisboa, Portugal.|
Scott Richardson, Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law in Lockeport, Nova Scotia on the Atlantic Ocean.
Scott Richardson, Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia in front of the Smiling Goat Organic Espresso Coffee Shop.
David Prather, Board Certified in Civil Trial, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.
Norman Vaughan-Birch, Board Certified in Business Litigation and Civil Trial, is pictured with the flag in Agra, India home of the Taj Mahal...easily one of the most beautiful buildings in the world.
|JJ Dahl, Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, with Our Flag amongst Flags on Presidents Day at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.|
Gary Dolgin, Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, posing in Normandy with the Certification Flag
|Norman Vaughan- Birch, Board Certified in Civil Trial, is here at the Jaguar palace in the Maya city of Tikal in Guatemala. It was built likely 400 BC, is 154 ft tall and was built to reflect the winter solstice. There is a similar palace opposite this one and both are aligned to the sun's travel. View fro|
The Litigation Counsel of America’s 2012 Spring Conference & Induction of Fellows was recently held in California at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. A few of the Florida Fellows present at the conference posed with the Board Certification Flag after the Induction Dinner. The attorneys are as follows (from left to right): Jim Middleton, Michael Ehrenstein, Lara Tibbals, LCA Executive Director Steve Henry, David Steinfeld, Business Litigation Board Certified, the late Don Maciejewski, Aviation Board Certified, and William Clayton, Civil Trial Board Certified.”
The board certified lawyers that attended the Elder Law Section 2012 Retreat in Glacier National Park pose in front of the Glacier Wilderness Resort waterfall during the Retreat Cookout held at the Glacier Wilderness Resort in West Glacier, Montana just ten miles from Glacier National Park’s West Entrance.
Left to Right: Alan Stephen Kotler (Board Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates), Margaret “Peggy” Hoyt (Board Certified in Elder Law and Wills, Trusts & Estates), Ailish O’Conner (Board Certified in Elder Law), Emma Hemness (Board Certified in Elder Law), Travis Finchum (Board Certified in Elder Law), Twyla Sketchley (Board Certified in Elder Law), Jill Burzynski (Board Certified in Elder Law), and John Clardy (Board Certified in Elder Law)
Twyla Sketchley of The Sketchley Law Firm, P.A. in Tallahassee, Florida, board certified in Elder Law and Chair of the Elder Law Section, hiked with the certification flag to the “M” on the mountain above the campus at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana, while visiting her alma mater.
Twyla Sketchley of The Sketchley Law Firm, P.A. in Tallahassee, Florida, board certified in Elder Law and Chair of the Elder Law Section, resting with the certification flag on the “M” on the mountain above the campus at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.
John Clardy of The Clardy Law Firm in Crystal River, Florida, board certified in Elder Law and Chair-Elect of the Elder Law Section, hiked with the certification flag to Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana, while during the 2012 Elder Law Section Retreat.
John Clardy of The Clardy Law Firm in Crystal River, Florida, board certified in Elder Law and Chair-Elect of the Elder Law Section, hiked with the certification flag to Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana, then swam in 34 degree water to stand on an iceberg while during the 2012 Elder Law Section Retreat.
|Norman Vaughan-Birch at Santa Domingo square in Cartagena, Columbia with the Botera bronze known locally as Gertrude. Norman is Board Certified in Civil Trial and Business Litigation.|
In May, Chuck Ingram carried the Board Certification flag to The Mt Everest Base Camp (elevation 17,500 feet) in Nepal. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial.
David Steinfeld (left), Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer and former US Army JAG officer recently visited the Tombstone Courthouse in Tombstone, AZ, site of the famous gunfight at the OK Corral. Also in the photo is D. Chris Russell, Esq. of Sierra Vista, AZ (right), also a former US Army JAG officer. They served together in Korea in the later 90s and have been close friends ever since.
Ms. Sandra Sovinski, Board Certified in Intellectual Property, recently traveled to Ladyville, Belize and had the opportunity to take a photo with the certification flag. Ms. Sovinski traveled with her son Matthew and another student from New Smyrna Beach High School over their spring break. They volunteered at Liberty Children's Home, an orphanage there, staying on the grounds, working in the gardens, helping with schoolwork and other daily chores.
The photo was taken at the base of one of the pyramids at the Mayan site "Lamanai," after traveling roughly 20 miles along a river to reach the site, seeing wild howler monkeys, crocodiles and other creatures along the way.
|Attorney Mark R. Osherow of Katz, Barron, Squitero, Faust is board certified in Business Litigation. He visited London, England and Mumbai (Bombay), India recently and took several photos with the certification flag. The first is Mr. Osherow posing with the flag outside of St. Margaret's Church, Westminster Abbey in London. The second photo is of Mr. Osherow outside of Victoria Station in Mumbai. The third is of Mr. Osherow and his wife Nancy in front of the Mumbai Waterfront next to Gateway to India.|
Norman Vaughan-Birch, a member of the BOG and former chair of BLSE, is certified in Civil Trial and Business Litigation. He was recently in Moscow, Russia, and above you can see him in the middle of Moscow's Red Square with St. Basil's Cathedral in the background. Mr. Birch was unable to take the actual certification flag, but came up with a creative alternative, as seen in the photo.
The Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section's annual out-of-state meeting was held in Prague, Czech Republic this year. A few of the certified attorneys present at the meeting posed with the Board Certification flag on the balcony of the Four Seasons Hotel in Prague. These attorneys are certified in Real Estate Law, Wills, Trusts & Estates Law, or Construction Law and are as follows (from left to right): Jim Russick, George Meyer, Adele Stone, Laird Lile, Sandra Diamond, Roger Larson, Salome Zikakis, John Neukamm, and Michael Pyle.
Howard A. Cohen of Atkinson Diner Stone Mankuta & Ploucha in Fort Lauderdale, a board certified real estate lawyer and BLSE member, took the certification flag on a recent trip to Europe. Cohen posed in Germany with the flag at Foundation Hall and overlooking the Rhine (Heidelberg), at Marksburg Castle (Braubach) and before a windmill in Kinderdijk, Holland.
David L. Deehl of Deehl & Carlson in Miami, a dually board certified business litigation and civil trial lawyer and civil trial certification committee member, traveled with the certification flag to an American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section council meeting, and posed in Toronto’s Chinatown and at Niagara Falls.
Jean C. Coker, a board certified wills, trusts and estates lawyer from Jacksonville who chairs that specialty's certification committee, recently posed with one of her "Scottish ancestors" during a visit to the Scottish Highlands. Her three-week trip included visits to Edinburgh Castle, Falkirk Palace, St. Andrews and Edinburgh's Signet Library, home to the prestigious Society of Writers to her Majesty’s Signet, an association of Scottish lawyers dating back to the 15th century. Some of Coker's ancestors were WS Society members.
Three board certified lawyers posed with the certification flag on March 30 at snowy Carter Park Hill in Breckenridge, Colo. Left to right: Nick Shannin, a board certified appellate lawyer and partner at Page Eichenblatt Bernbaum & Bennett; Heather Pinder Rodriguez, a board certified construction lawyer and senior counsel with Holland & Knight; and Diego “Woody” Rodriguez, a board certified city, county and local government lawyer who serves as general counsel for Orange County Public Schools. More than 30 inches of fresh snow fell during the three days before, providing perfect sledding conditions for the far-away-from-home Floridians.
Gary Salzman, a board certified business litigation lawyer and current BLSE member, poses with the flag at Strawberry Springs, Colorado, just outside Steamboat Springs. Salzman practices with GrayRobinson in Orlando, and is a certified circuit civil mediator and certified arbitrator.
Timothy P. Atkinson, a board certified state and federal government and administrative practice lawyer with Oertel, Fernandez, Cole & Bryant in Tallahassee, poses with the certification flag in front of the Great Pyramids at Giza, Egypt. Atkinson and his family traveled with a group from Tallahassee on a two-week trip that included a four-day Nile cruise; visits to the Avenue of Sphinx, numerous temples and many of the country's famous landmarks, and an excursion to St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai.
Kelly A. Martinson, a board certified state and federal government and administrative practice lawyer from Sarasota, is pictured with the certification flag near the Goerme Open Air Museum in the Cappadocia region of Turkey.
Education Law Certification Committee Chair Marylin Batista displays the flag on the Oasis of the Seas’ zip line and while surfing in the Flow Rider. She cruised to St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Nassau.
|Board certified civil trial lawyer Susan Cole poses with the flag on glass-factory-famous Murano Island, just off the coast of Venice, and in Barcelona the morning after Spain won the world cup.|
|Board certified international lawyer and BLSE member Peter Quinter recently took the flag on his visits to Portugal, Italy and China.|
|Nancy Gregoire, a board certified appellate practice lawyer and Florida Bar Board of Governors member, displays the flag on the waterfront while on a recent trip to Venice, Italy.|
|Usher “Larry” Brown, a board certified civil trial lawyer who serves as vice chair of the Education Law Certification Committee, is pictured with his family and the flag on the Weber River about 35 miles from Park City, Utah|
Bob Stoler, a board certified civil trial lawyer from Tampa, traveled to Germany and the Middle East and displayed the flag on top of an Israeli Merkava tank in the Negev desert.
Norman Vaughan-Birch, a board certified business litigation and civil trial lawyer and Board of Governors member, poses with the certification flag in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the airport and in front of a Tibetan Buddhist stupa.
Board certified and certification committee members of The Florida Bar Board of Governors proudly display the certification flag in New York at the April 2010 BOG meeting. Left to right, are John "Jack" H. Hickey, Stephen H. Echsner, Scott G. Hawkins, Daniel L. DeCubellis, Dori Foster-Morales, Walter G. Campbell Jr., Carl B. Schwait, Eugene K. Pettis, John J. “Jake”Schickel, William J. Schifino Jr. and David Rothman.
|Former BLSE Chair Michael G. Tanner of Jacksonville, who is board certified in business litigation and civil trial, traveled to Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean.|
|Robert Sugarman of Coral Gables, who is board certified in labor and employment law, visited Badwater Basin, the lowest elevation point in the Western Hemisphere. The basin is in Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, CA.|