PBCBA BAR BULLETINS pbcba_bulletin_april 2018

PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION BULLE IN WWW.PALMBEACHBAR.ORG | OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION | APRIL 2018 DUES STATEMENTS COMING SOON! All Members should expect to receive their Annual Membership Statements by email in early April. PBCBA membership for 2018 - 2019 begins July 1. Thank you for being a part of one of the best Bar Associations in South Florida. MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS SEMINAR This year’s Bench Bar Conference was held at the Palm Beach Convention Center and included 27 sessions, luncheon with keynote speaker Palm Beach County Commissioner David Kerner, Professionalism and Diversity Awards, 23 exhibitors, and a cocktail reception. This conference takes a year to plan. A special thank you to our hard working co-chairs, judges, moderators and panelists for making the day another great success (L to R) Bench Bar Co-Chair Santo DiGangi, Bar President Sia Baker-Barnes, Sidney A. Stubbs Professionalism Award Winner Patricia Lowry, the Edward Rodgers Diversity Award Winner JulieAnn Rico and Bench Bar Co-Chair Lawonda Warren VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SERVE ON COMMITTEES Professor Scott L. Rogers University of Miami School of Law Dori Foster-Morales Florida Bar Join us for a live program including a positive and empowering conversation about attorney wellness. We’re pleased to have two guest speakers including Board of Governors member and chair of The Florida Bar’s Special Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers, Dori Foster-Morales who will talk about the Bar’s efforts to destigmatize mental health and substance-abuse issues. This luncheon is planned for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:45p.m. at Admiral’s Cove Country Club in Jupiter. Pre-registration is required online @ www.palmbeachbar.org Register TODAY (see page 25 for more information) This is the time of year that the president-elect Greg Huber will begin working on appointing volunteers to serve on the various Bar committees. Your involvement is essential to the success of this organization. For all members that would like to allow us to benefit from your ideas and talents please take a moment to fill out the Committee Preference Form: https//palmbeachbar.org/ committee-preference. JUDICIAL RECEPTION Join the Law Week Committee for the annual Judicial Reception honoring the local judiciary and judicial assistants. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Harriet Himmel Theater, 5:30pm R.S.V.P. at www.palmbeacbar.org President’s Message page 4 Law Day Luncheon: Human Trafficking page 6 Committee for Diversity and Inclusion page 13 Judicial Profile page 14