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Board makes a number of appointments

The Bar Board of Governors has elected three of its members to the Executive Committee for the 2011-12 Bar year, completing the appointments to the panel that is authorized to act for the board between its meetings.

At its May meeting, the board selected Jay Cohen, Ed Scales, and David Prather to be its representatives on the Executive Committee.

They will join automatic members: Incoming Bar President Scott Hawkins, incoming President-elect Gwynne Young, Legislation Committee Co-chair Ray Abadin (Scales is the other co-chair), Communications Committee Chair Greg Coleman, Budget Committee Chair Bill Schifino, Disciplinary Review Committee Co-chair Brian Burgoon, and incoming Young Lawyers Division President Sean Desmond.

Also on the committee are two board members appointed by Hawkins: Laird Lile and Eugene Pettis.

The board also made several other appointments at the meeting, including:

• Elected Herman Russomanno of Miami and Jay White of West Palm Beach to two-year terms to the ABA House of Delegates. Outgoing President Mayanne Downs and incoming President-elect Gwynne Young get automatic two-year terms.

• Picked Mark A. Journey of Ft. Lauderdale, Kathi Lee Kilpatrick of Chattahoochee, and Wayne LaRue Smith of Key West as lawyer members for three-year terms on the Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc., Board of Directors. Barry M. Crown of South Miami and Patricia Fowler of Altamonte Springs were named to terms as nonlawyer members of the board.

• Chose Edrick E. Barnes of West Palm Beach, Dolly V. Davis of Boca Raton, William Manikas of Boynton Beach, Mac R. McCoy of Tampa, Eric M. Sodhi of Miami, and Daniel H. Thompson of Tallahassee for two-year terms on the Florida Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors.

• Nominated Lloyd Comiter of Boca Raton, Gregory A. Hearing of Tampa, Lynn James Hinson of Orlando, William Kalish of Tampa, Chet Kaufman of Tallahassee, and Victoria Vilchez of West Palm Beach for two five-year vacancies on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Supreme Court will make the final appointments from the slate nominated by the board.

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