PBCBA BAR BULLETINS PBCBA Bulletin - January 2020

PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION BULLE IN WWW.PALMBEACHBAR.ORG | OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION Meet Your Bench Bar 2020 Chairs Bench Bar 2020 Conference co-chairs Michael Pike & Salesia Smith-Gordon We are excited to introduce Bench Bar 2020's new chairs, Salesia Gordon-Smith & Michael Pike. For over forty years, the judges and lawyers of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit and Palm Beach County meet to address pending issues in the Circuit and reconnect with colleagues. | JANUARY 2020 Nominating Petitions Available for Board of Directors 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 are now available and are due back in the office by 5:00 P.M. on January 8, 2020. Petitions for Director-at-Large seats are now available and are due back in the Bar office by 5:00 P.M. on January 15, 2020. Petitions may be obtained by calling the Bar office at (561) 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 in advance 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 of the Palm Beach County Bar will take place via online voting in April 2020. The Bench Bar Conference continues to serve as the largest gathering of Palm Beach County judges, attorneys, paralgegals and staff, offering a unique forum to discuss pressing issues with the judiciary. This year's Bench Bar Conference theme is "Serving with Purpose, Professionalism & Proficiency. The event will take place on March 20, 2020 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The PBCBA Judicial Relations Committee would appreciate your firm’s sponsorship and participation. Firms will receive recognition on e-blast notifications, on the website and signage at the Conference. Firms interested in sponsoring and participating may pay online or mail a check to the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Attn: Carla Tharp Brown, P.O. Box 17726, West Palm Beach, FL 33416. Sponsorship amounts are as follows: $375 for law firms with 1-9 attorneys (includes one registration) $675 for law firms with 10+ attorneys (includes two registrations) MARK YOUR CALENDAR February 23rd, 2019 Family Picnic 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Okeeheelee Park West Palm Beach March 20th, 2020 Bench Bar Conference 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM Palm Beach County Convention Center President's Message page 3 Member Spotlight page 13 Drive Shack Night page 16 Calendar of Events page 31