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PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION BULLE IN WWW.PALMBEACHBAR.ORG | OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION | FEBRUARY 2018 SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 9, 2018 BENCH BAR “ Working Together to Serve Better!” Bench Bar 2018 “Working Together to Serve Better!” The Palm Beach County Bar Association will be hosting its 20th Bench Bar Conference on March 9, 2018 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The theme for this year’s conference is “Working Together to Serve Better” and the co-chairs are Santo DiGangi, Esq. and Lawonda R. Warren, Esq. The Bench Bar Conference remains the premier event in the Fifteenth Circuit that bridges the gap between the judiciary, attorneys, paralegals, courtroom personnel, and the clerk of court. This year, there are many new and exciting sessions, including the addition of the Immigration, Paralegal, and Judicial Assistant Sessions. In addition to these new sessions, some agenda highlights include the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance as an attorney and best practices for litigation in the technology age. We hope you can join us for networking with colleagues and members of the judiciary, and the opportunity to earn CLE credits through unique session offering. 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, April 24, 2018 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 a contribution should send a check no later than March 15, 2018 to the Palm Beach Bar Association, Attn: Nicole Nelson, PO BOX 17726, West Palm Beach, FL 33416. Sponsorship amount are as follows: $600.00 for firms of 10 or more attorneys $425.00 for firms of 4 - 9 attorneys $275.00 for firms with 1 - 3 attorneys Enjoy a Night Out! Purchase Your Discounted Movie Tickets Today Contact Eva Gray at 561.687.2800 President’s Message page 4 ABA Annual Meeting page 6 15th Judicial Circuit Professional Panel page 23 Teen Discourse & Decisions page 26