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October 1, 2020 News & Notes

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Roy L. Weinfeld presented, “The End of Florida Moratoriums and Impact of Evictions, Foreclosures and Enforceable Writs,” via Zoom webinar.

Nicola Larmond-Harvey of Saunders & Walker in Pinellas Park has been appointed by the U.S. Southern District Court to the plaintiffs leadership team in the Zantac Multidistrict Litigation.

Robert Harvey of Jenks & Harvey was elected chair of the 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

Elizabeth P. Johnson and Lindsay Massillon of Fowler White Burnett published, “DOL Issues Final Rule on Fluctuating Workweek Method of Calculating Overtime,” in the Daily Business Review.

Debra A. Jenks of Jenks & Harvey in West Palm Beach was a presenter of a nationwide webinar sponsored by The Knowledge Group titled, “FINRA Arbitrations: A Comprehensive Guide for 2020 and Beyond.”

Scott Perry of Murray Guari Trial Attorneys co-chaired a special Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Bench Bar Conference seminar for the Young Lawyers Session via Zoom titled, “How to Make Yourself Successful & Invaluable: A Pathway to Partnership or the Bench.”

Telsula C. Morgan of Lewis, Longman & Walker was selected for the 2020-2021 Leadership Development Program of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.

Elizabeth P. Johnson and Lindsay Massillon of Fowler White Burnett published, “Post-Pandemic Employer — Five Tips for Management to Avoid Liability,” in the Daily Business Review.

Thomas Scolaro of Leesfield Scolaro in Miami presented the “Law Firm Marketing Program” during the New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar via webinar.

Joanne O’Connor of Jones Foster served as co-moderator for the Palm Beach County Bar Association webinar, “Civility and Good Practice: Navigating Complex Cases During the Pandemic.”

Grace Mead of Stearns Weaver Miller was a virtual panelist for OUTshine Film Festival’s new virtual talk show OUTshine OUTtalks, where she discussed Transgender Representation in LGBTQ+ Film on August 18. The video is available to watch on YouTube on OUTshine Film Festival’s channel.

Mason T. Nettleton of Fowler White Burnett published, “Zooming Through Remote Depositions During and After COVID-19,” in the Daily Business Review.

Andrew W. McLaughlin of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented, “Three Things That Make Employers Uncomfortable,” for the Florida Public Human Resources Association’s Annual Education Series.

Janet Goldberg McEnery of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented, “The New Battle Grounds Post COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter World,” for the Florida Public Human Resources Association’s Annual Education Series.

Stefanie A. Salomon of Peckar & Abramson in Miami has been appointed a board member of Rebuilding Together Broward County.

J. Christopher Lombardo of Woodward, Pires & Lombardo in Naples has earned his certified financial litigator designation from the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.

Kenneth V. Mundy of Woodward, Pires & Lombardo in Naples has earned his certified financial litigator designation from the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.

Robert L. Harding of GrayRobinson in Orlando received his certification from the Florida Supreme Court to serve as a circuit court mediator.

Alexcia Cox has been selected for Leadership Florida’s Cornerstone Class 39.

Tamara R. Pallas of Fowler White Burnett published, “Why Advance Directives Can Save You and Your Family Added Grief in Times of Hospitalization,” in the Daily Business Review.

Steven B. Lesser of Becker in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Specialization, which approves accreditation of lawyers nationally.

Michelle Diffenderfer of Lewis, Longman & Walker in West Palm Beach has become chair-elect of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources and the co-chair the Mayor’s Task Force for Racial and Ethnic Equality.

Elizabeth Schwartz of Miami, presented on “SCOTUS LGBTQ+ Workplace Ruling & Beyond” about the recent landmark Bostock decision. The webinar was sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association and the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Michael Traficante of Grant Fridkin Pearson has been elected to serve on the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Board of Directors.

Sabrina Weiss Robinson of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented, “Valuations and Property Values in Miami-Dade County,” for the Florida CCIM Chapter.

Robert J. Merlin of Robert J. Merlin, P.A., in Coral Gables moderated a collaborative practice ethics webinar for the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Eric J. Silver of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented, “Valuation Testimony,” at the 2020 Southeast Virtual Bankruptcy Workshop for the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Ronald “Ron” L. Weaver of Stearns Weaver Miller was honored as a 2020 Luminary by the Junior League of Tampa and WEDU PBS.

Jane Bolin, vice mayor of Oakland Park, was appointed chair of the Global Governance Committee for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

Darrell Payne of Stearns Weaver Miller was elected to United Way of Miami-Dade Executive Committee.

Christopher M. Shulman of Shulman ADR Law received the Florida Dispute Resolution Center’s Award of Appreciation.

Stephanie Turk of Stearns Weaver Miller and the Federal Bar Association South Florida Chapter have been planning and conducting virtual civics programs for students amid the pandemic.

Shannon J. Sagan of Lake Worth has been chosen vice chair of the Leadership Glades Board of Directors.

Juan Carlos Arias of Anidjar & Levine co-chaired the virtual Broward Mental Health Summit.

William D. Slicker of St.Petersburg had his article about the COVID-19 anti-lockdown rallies published with The Thinker, a quarterly magazine published in South Africa.

Richard DeNapoli, chief trust officer of Coral Gables Trust Company, was re-elected as Broward Republican State Committeeman. DeNapoli also serves as the Broward Soil & Water Conservation District supervisor.

Jeffrey A. Collier, Jacob T. Cremer, and F. Joseph Ullo, Jr., of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented at the 34th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School.

Adam B. Cordover was presented the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals’ inaugural Visionary Award for establishing the inaugural FACP Leadership Institute.

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