PBCBA BAR BULLETINS pbcba_bulletin_december 2017

PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION BULLE IN WWW.PALMBEACHBAR.ORG | OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION CDI & YLS L u n c h e o n H i g h l i g h t s Nominating petitions available for Board of Directors The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, along with our Young Lawyers Section and The Florida Bar Foundation, recently sponsored a panel discussion on diversity and acceptance. The group discussed gender sensitivity in the workplace and other issues that affect the LGTBQT community, such as practicing law in Florida, public accommodations, healthcare and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. A special thank you to our speakers and to our members who attended the program. Front row (L to R): Denise Mutamba (YLS Diversity Luncheon Chair), Shenika “Nik” Harris, Nancy Brodzki and Jean Marie Middleton Back row (L to R): Trent Steele, Larry Smith (Moderator), Denise Sagerholm, Judge T.K. Hurley, Brandon Campbell (YLS Committee Member), and Andrea Lewis (YLS President) Lynn Whitfield, Nadine White-Boyd and Tequisha Myles | DECEMBER 2017 U.S. District Court Judge Robin Rosenberg, (Ret) Judge Lucy Brown and Penny Birch 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 President-elect will be available on Friday, December 8 and are due back in the office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9. Petitions for director-at-large seats will be available on Friday, December 15 and are due back in the Bar office by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17. 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. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Erik Kimball & Lisa Kohring Happy Holidays! Florida Bar President Michael Higer recently spoke to our members about the importance of work / life balance. Pictured with Mr. Higer is PBCBA President Sia Baker-Barnes. PBCBA President ‘s Message page 4 Young Lawyers Division page 14 Literacy Week page 20 Worker’s Comp page 25-26