WWW . PALMBEACHBAR . ORG | OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION | MAY 2021
Julia Wyda To Be Sworn in as the 99th President
Bench Bar Award Winners
Tradition will once again take a back seat to safety . For the second time in the history of our Bar Association , the Installation of our Officers and Board of Directors will not take place at its traditional banquet . This event has been hosted at The Breakers ’ Hotel for decades and normally draws a crowd of nearly 400 people , which would not permit the desired standards of social distancing . This difficult decision will not interfere with the Installation of your elected leaders .
The Officers and Board of Directors will take their Oath of Office , administered by the Honorable Jonathan Gerber , Appellate Judge in the Fourth District Court of Appeals on June 16th .
The Bench Bar Kick-Off event was held on April 6 at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach . Congratulations to Sia Baker-Barnes recipient of the Judge Edward Rodgers Diversity Award , Amy Borman recipient of the Judge Meenu Sasser Mentorship Award , and Lawonda Warren recipient of the Sidney A . Stubbs Professionalism Award .
In lieu of purchasing a banquet ticket , we are asking members to participate in a fundraiser for the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County . The impact of the Covid-19 virus has affected many families in our local community . Legal Aid has seen an increase in calls from people requesting help with eviction and mortgage foreclosure , domestic violence and employment issues . Please make your donation by visiting our website at https :// www . palmbeachbar . org / 2021-legal-aid-donations /.
We look forward to seeing you at the Bar ’ s 100th Anniversary Installation Banquet on June 11 , 2022 !
President ' s Message page 3 ABA Delegate Report page 6
Law Day Webinar page 13 2021 Bench Bar Highlights page 15