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SLC 2019-20 Subcommittees

50 Year Member Luncheon

The Senior Lawyers Committee sponsors the 50 Year Member’s Luncheon at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention each year in June. This subcommittee will work with Bar staff on the arrangements for speakers and other details surrounding this event.

Judith B. Paul, Chair
Patrice Behnstedt
William “Bill” Chris Davell
Frank Edward Maloney, Jr.
Michael Schiffrin

CLE “Plug-Ins”

The SLC has been asked to develop standardized presentations on planning for retirement (topics such as financial planning, second careers, finding fulfillment in life after law) that can be added as components of certification training among Bar CLE programs. This subcommittee will be responsible for organizing this programming.

Lewis Warren Fishman, Chair
Ricardo T. Cox
Michael Schiffrin
William C. Stalions

CLE Presentations

Free CLE programs are one of the main benefits the SLC provides to its members and all Florida Bar members. The SLC holds two CLE programs annually (one at TFB’s Annual Convention, one at TFB’s Winter Meeting), open to all Florida Bar members. Members of this subcommittee will identify topics, invite speakers, and organize an agenda for both programs.

Patrice Behnstedt
Bruce Blitman
J. Richard Caldwell, Jr.
Ricardo T. Cox
William “Bill” Chris Davell
Mark Dobson
Gregory Herman-Giddens
Yamile Marrero
Daniel R. Monaco
Anthony C. Musto

Generations Conversations

We often hear from senior lawyers about the disconnect between us and the younger generation of lawyers. We are partnering with the Young Lawyers Division to try to close that gap. This subcommittee will work with the YLD to explore ways to connect younger and older lawyers for their mutual benefit.

Mark Dobson, Chair
Phil C. Beverly, Jr.
Bruce Blitman
J. Richard Caldwell, Jr.
Carlos de Zayas
Belinda Engelmann
Frank Edward Maloney, Jr.
Anthony C. Musto
William C. Vose

Member Benefits

This subcommittee will develop a working relationship with the Member Benefits Committee of The Florida Bar to help identify and obtain new benefits of interest to senior lawyers.

Aloyma M. Sanchez, Chair
Phil C. Beverly, Jr.
John D. Buchanan, Jr.
Ricardo T. Cox
Carlos de Zayas
Mark Dobson
Belinda Engelmann
Daniel R. Monaco
Michael Schiffrin

Newsletter

This subcommittee will help develop and organize a newsletter for the SLC to be distributed 2-3 times per year to update Florida Bar members on key issues impacting senior lawyers. Resources for this focus group include The Bar’s PRI, Center for Professionalism, Member Benefits Committee, Board of Legal Specialization and Education, Florida Lawyers Assistance, and various Florida Bar Sections.

Susan R. Healy, Chair
Bruce Blitman
Ricardo T. Cox
Yamile Marrero
Andromeda Monroe

Pro Bono

This subcommittee will identify and work with non-profits offering hands-on volunteering and pro bono opportunities statewide or nationally to profile in the SLC newsletter, webpage, and to present at SLC meetings/CLE events. This subcommittee may also connect with The Florida Bar’s Pro Bono Legal Services Committee to organize and disburse this information.

Leslie Kathleen Reicin Stein, Chair
Belinda Engelmann

Webpage

The SLC has put together an enhanced webpage for members that will feature an online newsletter, calendar of events, feature articles, links to various resources, and even free CLE. This subcommittee will recruit members with varied talents and interests to work on specific aspects of the webpage. This subcommittee will also be responsible for keeping the webpage, once live, up to date.

Andromeda Monroe, Chair
Bruce Blitman