JULY/AUG 2021 BAR BULLETIN July | August 2021 - Page 9

CDI Committee Hosts Webinar on " The Nickel Boys "
On May 17th , the Palm Beach County Bar Association ' s Committee for Diversity & Inclusion along with the Lawyers for Literacy and Law Related Education Committees presented Past , Present , and Future of Juvenile Justice in Florida : A Discussion Inspired by the Nickel Boys .
The Nickel Boys is a 2019 novel by American novelist Colson Whitehead . It ' s based on the real story of the Dozier School , a reform school in Florida that operated for 111 years and had its history of abuse exposed by an investigation conducted by the Institute of Forensic Anthropology & Applied Science at the University of South Florida . The webinar was moderated by Bob Montgomery the Journalist and Author whose work led to the Whitehead novel , “ The Nickel Boys ”.
Panelists : Takisha Richardson , Esq ., Cohen Milstein ; Megan Eaton , Esq .; Office of the Public Defender ; Michael Dolce , Esq .; Cohen Milstein ; Cheo Reid , Esq ., Office of the State Attorney ; Hon . Bobby Powell , Florida Senate , Dist . 30 . Webinar sponsors : Lorna Brown-Burton , Running to Serve as Florida Bar President-Elect ; Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County ; and ( ret ) Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente
CDI Committee Celebrates End of Fiscal Year at Canopy Hotel
On Tuesday , May 18th , the PBCBA CDI Committee celebrated their end of the fiscal year meeting at Canopy by Hilton in WPB Downtown . A special thanks to previous Committee Co-Chairs Scott Smith & Lawonda Warren for hosting the event .