PBCBA BAR BULLETINS

PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION www.palmbeachbar.org THE BAR STAFF WISHES YOU December 2016 A HAPPY AND Books and Bears Made Possible for National Adoption Day Members of our Lawyers for Literacy Committee collected books and bears for the 15th Judicial Circuit’s National Adoption Day program, which was held November 18. In addition, the group collected money for Target gift cards to be used by the older children. Books and bears were also donated to our juvenile judges for children in court for dependency hearings. A special “thank you” to all of our lawyers who continue to support this event year after year. Happy Holidays from the Lawyers for Literacy Committee! Mark your calendar for upcoming Membership Events December 1: YLS No Shave November December 7: Annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction January 7: YLS 5K Run/Walk February 10 2nd Annual Screen on the Green February 16: NCS PGA National Happy Hour and Putting Contest March 10: Annual Bench and Bar Conference Holiday Party & Silent Auction NEW LOCATION! PGA NATIONAL RESORT AND SPA 400 Avenue of the Champions Palm Beach Gardens 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration required online no later than 12.6.16 @ www.palmbeachbar.org Inside... President’s Message ...........................3 A Retirement Luncheon ......................4 Probate Corner ....................................5 Technology Corner .............................7 ADR Corner ........................................9 New Attorneys Breakfast ..................10 Real Property Report ........................11 SAFE HOLIDAY Nominating petitions available for Board of Directors Members seeking to run for a position on the Board of Directors will need to obtain a nominating petition and must be a member in good standing of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. The nominating petition must be signed by no fewer than 20 members in good standing of the Association. Petitions for Presidentelect will be available on Friday, December 9 and are due back in the office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10. Petitions for director-at-large seats will be available on Friday, December 16 and are due back in the Bar office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18. Petitions may be obtained by calling the Bar office at 687-2800 or by sending an e-mail requesting a petition to ctbrown@palmbeachbar.org. For any of the positions, it is the candidate’s responsibility to verify ahead of time through the Bar office that the members that sign their petitions are members in good standing. Otherwise, the petition will be deemed invalid. The annual election of officers and directors for the Palm Beach County Bar will take place via online voting in April. YLS Happy Hour ..............................12 Diversity Corner ...............................13 Bankruptcy Corner ............................15 Solo/Small News...............................17 New Members ...................................19 Personal Injury Corner ......................21 Bulletin Board ...................................31