PBCBA BAR BULLETINS 0817 PB Bar Bully Sept PRINT

PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION www.palmbeachbar.org The Florida Bar President, Michael Higer to Speak October 3 The PBCBA is pleased to announce that it will host a membership luncheon on October 3 with guest speaker, Michael Higer. This meeting will be held from 11:45- 1:00pm at the Marriott in West Palm Beach. Michael Higer was sworn in on June 23th making him the 69th president of The Florida Bar. He was born in Miami Beach, Florida, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctorate degree with honors in 1985 from the University of Miami School of Law. This newly installed president is making the mental health and work/ life balance of those in the legal profession one of his top priorities during his one-year term. During this luncheon, our first “You’ve Been Served” PBCBA member will be recognized. If you know a local attorney who has answered the summons to community service, please send in a nomination to ybs@palmbeachbar.org. You will need to provide the member’s name, contact information and your reasons for nominating him or her. Reservations for this luncheon are required and can be done on the Bar’s website at www.palmbeachbar.org. Mark your calendar October 3, 2017 Membership Luncheon September 2017 Wine and Cheese Reception Honoring our Chief Judges PBCBA President Sia Baker-Barnes along with Judge Jeffrey Colbath (immediate past Chief Judge for the15th Circuit) Judge Krista Marx ( newly elected Chief Judge for the 15th Circuit), Judge Cory J. Ciklin (immediate past Chief Judge for the 4th DCA) and Judge Jonathan Gerber (newly elected Chief Judge for the 4th DCA) A special Wine and Cheese Reception was recently held to honor our 4th DCA and 15th Circuit Chief Judges. The celebration was well attended by more than 200 members at the Northbridge Center in downtown West Palm Beach. Thank you to our event underwriters including Ackerman, Link and Sartory; Domnick, Cunningham & Whalen; Esquire Bank; Fisher, Bendeck & Potter; Gelfand and Arpe; Gordon and Doner; Greenberg Traurig; Law Offices of Louis Robinson; Law Offices of Robert Bergin; Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith; Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey and Fronrath; Morgan and Morgan; Mrachek Fitzergerald Rose Konopka Thomas & Weiss; Quest Workspace; Rosenbaum; Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley and Visual Evidence. More photos on page 6 Inside... President’s Message ..................................3 DIP Highlights ...........................................4 Diversity Corner ........................................5 Wine and Cheese Reception ......................6 Local Rule 4 ...............................................7 Real Property Report .................................9 D’Ambrosio Retirement ..........................11 Innocence Project .....................................13 New Members ..........................................16 YLS Highlights ........................................17 Bankruptcy Corner ...................................19 ADR Corner .............................................21 Personal Injury Corner .............................23 Bulletin Board ..........................................25