PBCBA BAR BULLETINS pbcba_bulletin_april 2018 - Page 26

Innocence Project
West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Nellie King and Innocence Project of Florida Executive Director Seth Miller of Tallahassee addressed more than 200 guests Feb . 2 at Stand Up for Innocence , an annual fundraiser for the Innocence Project of Florida . The event , co-hosted by the Palm Beach County Bar , featured comedians Ian Bagg , Karen Rontowski , and Tony V . No laughing matter , the Innocence Project of Florida has freed 17 men who collectively spent more than 300 years in prison for crimes they did not commit .
Event Chair Nellie King and Host Seth Miller
Steve Kern , Melody Ballantyne , Exoneree James Bain , Patricia Reagan , Palm Beach County Bar Board Member Ned Reagan
Denise Mutamba , Exoneree James Bain , and Masimba Mutamba
Edrick Barnes , Exoneree James Bain , Palm Beach County Bar President Sia Baker-Barnes , Event Chair Nellie King
Event Co-Chairs Tama Kudman , Richard Lubin , and Nellie King
John Wendel , Exoneree James Bain , Susan Werling , and Nellie King
W . Jay Hunston , Jr . Mediator / Arbitrator
Since 2001 , limiting his practice to all forms of effective dispute resolution , including mediation , arbitration , special master , and private judging services .
• J . D ., Stetson Univ . College of Law
• Fla . Bar Bd . Cert . Civil Trial Lawyer , 1983-2003
• Fla . Cert . Circuit Civil , Appellate & Family Mediator
• Member , AAA Roster of Neutrals for Commercial and Construction Arbitration and Mediation
• Qualified Fla . Arbitrator
• FINRA Approved Mediator
• Statewide Per Diem Rate Available Upon Request
• Hourly Rates Available ( No Charge for Travel Time Within 15th , 19th , and 17th Circuits )
P . O . Box 508 , Stuart , FL 34995 ( 772 ) 223-5503 ; ( 800 ) 771-7780 - Office ( 772 ) 223-4092 - Fax Email : wjh @ hunstonadr . com Website / Online Calendar : www . hunstonadr . com
In Memory of Jack Ackerman
Unfortunately , we lost Jack on Saturday , February 25th . I have personally known Jack since 1981 when I became a young lawyer in Palm Beach County . Jack was admitted to practice in Florida on June 10 1953 . His Florida Bar number was 240 and he was very proud of that number . His practices included doestic relations , personal injury and commercial litigation . His trial experience was second to none . In his later years he was an Assistant State Attorney for Palm Beach County . He was a member of the Palm Beach County Ethics Committee , Share the Florida Bar Rule Committee , and was the first recipient of the Palm Beach County Bar Associations Professionalism Award .
Lastly he was a friend and mentor to a number of young lawyers in Palm Beach County . He will always be remembered as a gentlemen , a fine lawyer and a truly good friend . My wife Suzy Cohen and I will always cherish our relationship with Jack .
-Richard S . Cohen