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December 1, 2018 News and Notes

News & Notes

News and Notes

Joshua Rosenberg of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog in Miami spoke on “Guardianship Decision-Making Processes” at the Annual Clerks’ Statewide Investigation Alliance Symposium for the Office of Public & Professional Guardians.

Elizabeth B. Ferguson of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Jacksonville co-presented “The Impact of Altman on Defense and Indemnity Obligations in Florida,” a webinar hosted by The CLM.

Michael A. Mullen of Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo was installed as president of the Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates at its Annual Convention in Boca Raton. He will also serve as the national representative for Florida to ABOTA.

Ken Jones of Roetzel & Andress was appointed co-chair of the Lee County Bar Association Foundation’s 2019 Charity Golf Tournament.

Stephanie Gomez of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton has been elected vice chair of the national Federal Bar Association’s International Law Section.

Gary A. Forster and Eric C. Boughman of Forster Boughman Lefkowitz & Lowe presented “If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is” and “Don’t Invite Others To The Party” at the Orange County Bar Association’s estates, guardianship, and trust seminar.

Roy L. Weinfeld presented “Bankruptcy & Real Estate: Implications and Opportunities”to the Miami Association of Realtors.

Telsula Morgan of Lewis Longman Walker in West Palm Beach was selected for the ABA Membership Diversity Enhancement Program.

Dennis Wall of Winter Springspresented a webinar titled “Lender Force Placed Insurance Litigation and the Filed Rate Doctrine in Florida.”

Connolly McArthur of Hill Ward Henderson has been elected to the RCS Pinellas Board of Directors.

Debra A. Jenks and Robert J. Harvey of Jenks & Harvey were co-presenters for ProLawCLE’s nationwide webinar “FINRA Arbitration Issues & Strategies — Claims in the FINRA Forum.”

Judge Steve Leifman of Miami won the Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for pioneering a public-policy movement to reduce the number of people with mental illness and substance use disorders in the criminal justice system.

Steven E. Hitchcock of Hitchcock Law Group in Clearwater presented “Guardianship 101” at the Guardianship Association of Pinellas County’s Annual Conference.

Robert L. Dietz, a judge of compensation claims, received the 2018 David Hammond Professionalism Award from the Judge William Wieland Workers’ Compensation Inns of Court of Central Florida.

Susan Tillotson Bunch of Thomas & LoCicero in Tampa has earned the designation “Privacy Law Specialist” from the ABA and administered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Robert S. Turk of Stearns Weaver Miller presented “HR Rubik’s Cube: Solving the ADA, FMLA, and Worker’s Compensation Prize” at the Workers’ Compensation Conference.

Emily Behzadi of Meehle & Jay in Orlando was appointed to the Orlando Fringe Board of Directors and became a member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Immigration Law Committee.

Dawn I. Giebler-Millner of Greenberg Traurig in Orlando was elected chair of the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute Board of Directors.

Robin Jones Jackson of the City of Miami City Attorney’s Office spoke on “Looking in the Rearview Mirror on the Costliest Natural Disaster Year in U.S. History” as a panelist at the International Municipal Lawyers Association 83rd Annual Conference.

Erin Hope Christy of Williams Parker in Sarasota has been appointed to the Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee.

Victoria Mendez, Miami’s city attorney, was a panelist at the Miami-Dade County League of Cities Annual Best Practices Conference. Mendez spoke on “Can I Speak up at City Hall? Free Speech in the Public Forum.”

Reuben Doupé of Coleman, Hazzard, Taylor, Klaus, Doupé & Diaz spoke on court procedures and how best to move cases forward at the Family Law Forum, an annual seminar sponsored by the Family Law Section of the @ccba.

Nikeisha S.W. Pryor of Haliczer, Pettis & Schwamm in Ft. Lauderdale has been elected to the executive board of the Caribbean Bar Association.

Rafael E. Suarez-Rivas of the Miami City Attorney’s Office Jean K. Olin of North Miami addressed Miami Beach High Students on Ethical Governance Day, sponsored by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics.

Leonor M. Lagomasino of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Coral Gables has been elected to a three-year term as a national director of DRI, an organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel.