PBCBA BAR BULLETINS 0517 PB Bar Bully May for Print

PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION www.palmbeachbar.org May 2017 Baker-Barnes to be sworn in as President June 17 Bar Dues Have you renewed your Member dues yet? The new fiscal year for the Bar Association begins July 1. Dues statements have been mailed out, if you have not received yours yet, please visit our website: www. palmbeachbar.org and renew. Be sure to take advantage of all your membership benefits including CLEs, discount on office supplies, networking events and so much more. For a complete list of membership benefits be sure to check out our website at www.palmbeachbar.org and click on the Membership Benefit tab. Mark your calendar for upcoming Membership Events May 2, 2017 Judicial Reception May 11, 2017 YLS Fishing Tournament Kick-Off Party May 18, 2017 North County Section’s Jurist of the Year Dinner May 31, 2017 CDI Luncheon Summit June 10, 2017 YLS Fishing Tournament June 17, 2017 Annual Installation Banquet Please save the date and join us for the Bar’s annual Installation Banquet scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach. This special evening is one of our largest and most well attended events of the year! Roslyn Baker-Barnes will be sworn in as the Bar’s 95th president along with Greg Huber as president-elect. Look for your printed invitation to arrive in your mailbox soon! Bar Building Update This segment is to provide you with an update of how things are progressing after the bar building was heavily damaged by fire, smoke and water on January 31st. All contents have been removed from the building and it has been fully gutted. The mitigation company will begin to treat all wood surfaces with a sealing product to alleviate the smoke damage. An environmental company will be hired to assess the air quality of the building prior to any reconstruction. Thanks for the support that many bar members, firms and courthouse employees have offered to the bar staff during this time of displacement. Inside... President’s Message ...........................3 Diversity Corner .................................4 YLS Highlights ...................................7 Veteran’s Corner .................................9 Real Property Report ........................11 Marital Effort ....................................13 New Members ...................................14 Probate Corner ..................................15 View from the Bench ........................16 ADR Corner ......................................17 Bankruptcy Corner ............................19 UMC Coffee with the Judges ...........20 Personal Injury Corner ......................21 CDI Road to the Bench .....................22 Professionalism Corner .....................23 Bulletin Board ...................................31