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March 1, 2021 News and Notes

News & Notes

Craig Waters, public information officer and communications director for the Florida Supreme Court, discussed judicial use of social media and its rapid emergence as a communications tool during the pandemic at the Global Judicial Integrity Network Webinar Series, “How to Use Social Media to Bring the Public Closer to the Court.”

Leonard H. Gilbert of Holland & Knight in Tampa was elected to the 2021 ABA Board of Governors.

Jennifer Codding of Massey Law Group in St. Petersburg has been appointed to the Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ Membership Committee.

Brad Kimbro and Joseph Varner of Holland & Knight have been inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Jeffrey M. Wank of Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale has been elected secretary of the Florida’s Children First Board of Directors.

Fraz Ahmed and Chelsea Harris of Coker Law have earned membership in the International Society of Barristers.

Grace Robson of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale spoke about “Distressed Valuation and Solvency Analysis” as a panelist at the 2021 Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference hosted by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Scott Atwood of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers was a featured speaker at the “2021 Back to Work HR Law Update,” a virtual employment law update for business owners and human resource professionals.

Michelle M. Gervais of Blank Rome in Tampa was featured in the NFL THREAD’s 2021 edition of The Playbook (The Impact Issue, Volume 3), the annual magazine for THREAD, a private social network for NFL spouses (current and former) and mothers and daughters of former and current NFL players and coaches.

Danielle Weaver-Rogers of the City of St. Petersburg has been selected as the University of South Florida’s 2021 Outstanding Young Alumni of the Year.

Roy L. Weinfeld presented “Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoriums and Impact on Enforceable Writs” via Zoom to the Miami Beach Bar Association.

Laurie Spector of Compass Florida has been installed as a member of the Master Broker’s Forum, an organization for South Florida’s residential real estate professionals.

Janet Wise of Sass Law Firm in the Tampa Bay area moderated “Masking” and “Social Distancing” related to the ethics of interviewing defendant-employee witnesses and attorneys’ candor to the court during the National Employment Lawyers Association’s Annual Convention.

David Thompson of Coker Law has been accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Steven B. Lesser of Becker has been inducted into the Florida Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Janeen Kirch of Coker Law was elected to serve on the board of the Jacksonville Justice Association.

Gloretta H. Hall of Gloretta H. Hall, P.A., virtually presented “Deadly Sins of Deposition Taking” to the National Bar Association’s Small Firms Solo Practitioners Division as part of its “Sharpen Your Ax” series.

Yvette Everhart of Sass Law Firm co-presented via Zoom “Everything Employers and Employees (and their Counsel) Need to Know About Electronic Communication Policies and Social Media” at the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association’s 14th Annual Conference.

Giselle Gutierrez of Stearns Weaver Miller was re-elected co-vice president of the Cuban American Bar Association.

Stefano Portigliatti of Coker Law received the Michael Bailey Trial Lawyers Email List Award.

Joseph M. Landolfi, Jr., of Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann is again teaching an estate planning course for third-year law students at St. Thomas University School of Law.

Richard D. West of Orlando gave a presentation on “Goodwill and Non-Competition Agreements” to the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Laird A. Lile of Naples has been appointed to the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s Artificial Intelligence Task Force, the Charitable Planning and Exempt Organizations Committee, and the Practice Committee.

Jacob T. Cremer of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented “Sea Level Rise in Tampa: A Policy Approach” for the City of Tampa City Planning Webinar.

Michael R. Diliberto of ADR Services, Inc., was appointed to the Los Angeles County Bar Association delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations to debate and vote on sponsored resolutions that pass through the California State Legislature to become law.

Cynthia Sass of the Sass Law Firm was elected to the board of governors of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Diana Santa Maria of Ft. Lauderdale was sworn in to the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors.

Philippe Jeck of Juno Beach has been elected to the Jupiter Medical Center Board of Trustees.

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