PBCBA BAR BULLETINS

Amanda Knox to Speak
Contributions sought for 2017 Law Week Judicial Reception
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PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

www . palmbeachbar . org March 2017

Amanda Knox to Speak

We are excited to announce Amanda Knox will be the keynote speaker for our annual Law Day Luncheon ! Amanda is an exoneree , criminal justice advocate , writer and journalist . She was twice convicted and acquitted of murder . She spent nearly four years in prison and eight years on trial for the murder of her roommate , Meredith Kercher , while studying abroad in Perugia , Italy in 2007 . Italy ’ s highest court definitively pronounced her innocent in March 2015 . She wrote a memoir about her wrongful conviction , Waiting to Be Heard , published by HarperCollins in 2013 . Most recently a Netflix documentary aired September 2016 entitled “ Amanda Knox ”
Please don ’ t miss this year ’ s Law Day Luncheon . Save the date and join us on Wednesday , April 26 from 11:30 a . m . to 1:00 p . m . at the Embassy Suites Hotel in West Palm Beach .
Save your seat by registering online today at www . palmbeachbar . org
Mark your calendar for upcoming Membership Events
March 10 , 2017 Bench Bar Conference
April 20 , 2017 Cannabis Law Summit
April 26 , 2017 Law Day Luncheon Guest Speaker : Amanda Knox
May 2 , 2017 Judicial Reception
On January 31st , the Palm Beach County Bar Association building was heavily damaged with smoke and water due to a fire . We are happy to report that no one was injured . The Board of Directors , the Executive Director and Bar Staff continue to work diligently to ensure the operations of the organization causes minimal disruption to the services of our members . You may continue to register for all scheduled events . We appreciate your patience as we continue to rebuild . We have a strong bar and we appreciate the support of our members . We will continue to keep you abreast of our progress and hope to open our bar doors again within four to six months .

Contributions sought for 2017 Law Week Judicial Reception

The Law Week Committee is requesting contributions from law firms for its annual Judicial Reception honoring the local judiciary and judicial assistants . The event will be held on Tuesday , May 2 , 2017 at The Harriett in West Palm Beach . Sponsors will be recognized on email notices , on a sign at the reception and in the Bar Bulletin .
Those interested in making contributions should send a check no later than April 3rd to the Palm Beach County Bar Association , Attn : Carla Tharp Brown , P . O . Box 17726 , West Palm Beach , FL 33416 .
Sponsorship amounts are as follows : $ 575.00 for law firms 11 or more attorneys $ 400.00 for law firms 3-10 attorneys $ 250.00 for law firms 1-2 attorneys

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President ’ s Message ........................... 3 Professionalism Corner ....................... 5 5 Tips .................................................. 7 ADR Corner ........................................ 9 Real Property Report ........................ 11 Diversity Corner ............................... 13 New Members ................................... 14
Thank you for your consideration !
Bankruptcy Corner ............................ 15 CDI Cocktail Reception Highlights .. 16 CDI Annual Picnic ............................ 17 Probate Corner .................................. 19 Personal Injury Corner ...................... 21 Pro Bono Awards .............................. 23 Legal Aid News ................................ 25 Bulletin Board ................................... 29