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The Bulletin Palm Beach County Bar Association Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes President Carla Tharp Brown Executive Director OFFICERS: Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes, President Gregory P. Huber, President-Elect DIRECTORS: Jessica Callow Lindsey Demmary Robert Lee McElroy IV Edward “Ned” Regan Grasford W. Smith Scott B. Smith Julia Wyda Dean T. Xenick John Whittles, Immediate Past President Ashley Wilson, YLS Section President Rosemarie G. D’Amore, NCS President Patricia Alexander, Ex Officio, South Palm Beach County Bar President Florida Bar Board of Governors Members: Gary S. Lesser Ronald P. Ponzoli Adam T. Rabin Michelle R. Suskauer Mark Your Calendar October 3: Membership Luncheon Guess Speaker: Michael Higer October 12: NCS Happy Hour October 18: YLS | Diversity Luncheon October 19: YLS Happy Hour October 20: Solo/Small Firm Luncheon November 11: Office Closed Veteran’s Day November 14: UMC Coffee w/ the Judges November 7: NCS Happy Hour November 23-24: Office Closed Thanksgiving December 7: Save the Date Holiday Party Kravis Center Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Members: Stephanie Cagnet Denise Mutamba Santo DiGangi Views and conclusions expressed in articles and advertisements here are those of the authors or advertisers and not necessarily those of the officers, directors, or staff of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Further, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, its officers, directors and staff do not endorse any product or service advertised. Copy deadline is the first of the month preceding publication. Circuit Civil Divisions and AW Over the next couple of months, Division AW cases (foreclosure) will be redistributed to the Circuit Civil divisions and AW will no longer exist. Additionally, effective October 1, 2017, the Chief Judge has directed the creation of a twelfth Circuit Civil division, division “AK.” The Judge of that division is to be determined. Please continue to monitor the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit website for more information. S U M M A RY 4 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE 5 BOARD MEETING ATTENDANCE 6 NEW MEMBERS 9 ADR CORNER 11 BANKRUPTCY CORNER 13 APPELLATE ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR 14 LRE BENCHMARK TRAINING 16 DIVERSITY CORNER 17 JUDICIAL PROFILE 18 YOU’VE BEEN SERVED CORNER 19 PERSONAL INJURY CORNER 21 PROBATE CORNER 22 PROFESSIONALISM CORNER 24 REAL ESTATE CORNER 26 NORTH COUNTY SECTION 27-28 YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION 29-32 CLE SEMINARS 33-34 CLASSIFIEDS 35 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Palm Beach Bar Association Bulletin P.O. Box 17726, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 561.687.2800 Director Carla Tharp Brown, Executive Director Editor Mikki Johnson Advertising Inquiries P.O. Box 17726, West Palm Beach, FL 33416 561.687.2800 mjohnson@palmbeachbar.org www.palmbeachbar.org The mission of the Palm Beach County Bar Association is to serve its members, foster professionalism and enhance the public’s understanding and awareness of the legal system. PBCBA BAR BULLETIN 2