The Docket November 2020 - Page 18

n Three attorneys with the Sarasota law firm of Syprett Meshad have been selected by Super Lawyers , part of Thomson Reuters , to its 2020 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists . Firm President Michael L . Resnick and Managing Partner Nancy E . Cason were both selected to the Super Lawyers list , in the Family Law and Real Estate Law categories respectively . Partner Amanda M . King was selected to the Rising Stars list in the Family Law category .
n Fergeson Skipper , P . A . is proud to announce that James O . Fergeson , Jr . ( Estate and Probate ), Richard ( Rick ) R . Gans ( Estate and Probate ), and David S . Maglich ( Construction Litigation ) have been named to the 2020 Super Lawyers list . For the second consecutive year , Matthew S . Francis ( Business Litigation ) was named Rising Star , a designation reserved for less than 2.5 % of licensed attorneys .
n David E . Gurley , Esq ., the principal shareholder of Gurley & Associates , recently joined an esteemed group of


Have you or a member of your firm achieved professional recognition ? Have you hired a new attorney ? Any other news of note ? If so , we would like to hear about it . Email your “ News of Note ” items to scba @ sarasotabar . com . presenters at the 9th Annual Florida Construction Law Seminar .
n Dorothy L . Korszen , a director at Farr Law Firm , will serve as chair of the State College of Florida Foundation for the 2021 fiscal year . The State College of Florida Foundation connects donors ’ passions and regional partners with State College of Florida ’ s outstanding students , faculty , programs and community .
n Icard Merrill attorneys Telese McKay and Matt Brockway have been renamed to local boards . Ms . McKay has been reelected to the board of directors of the West Florida Chapter of the Community Associations Institute . McKay served as president of the organization in 2009 , and will serve her third 3-year term on the board . Mr . Brockway has been renamed to the board of directors for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce . Brockway has been a member of the board since 2017 and has also served as chair of the Government Issues Council since 2013 .


Continued from Page 11 Continued from Page 15 LYONS : Where do we go from here ? WILLIAMS : We take action . There has been lots of talk about the issue of race in America for far too long . It ’ s time to start putting in the work so history won ’ t keep repeating itself . It is no secret that America has an ugly past . Blacks were brought to America for one purpose :
The SCBA must be committed to equality and we all must put in the work to effectuate true change . free labor . Blacks were enslaved , beaten , sold , killed , families were separated , and forced to endure brutality for economic gain . Blacks had to fight for freedom and are still fighting to level the playing field . Once America stops running from its shameful history , and once white people truly start caring about the state of Black America , only then can we work together to put laws , policies , practices , and procedures in place for a better America . Locally , the SCBA can start by helping the CDI with its mission to diversify the community . The legal community can : n Start hiring people of diverse backgrounds and offer partnership tracks and n Work with law schools to recruit diverse candidates for internships and potential employment in Sarasota after graduation .
The SCBA must be committed to equality and we all must put in the work to effectuate true change .
Justice Alan Lawson , Judge Charles Williams and Judge David Denkin . The students especially enjoyed an Etiquette Luncheon that was sponsored by Ted Eastmoore at the Field Club with a presentation by Judge Maryann Boehm on how to conduct yourself at a business luncheon . The students had opportunities to meet many judges , lawyers , businesspeople and other leaders in our community creating bonds and connection while broadening their experiences .
The time commitment is minimal and flexible , a small price to pay for the reward of knowing you are making a difference . Being a mentor is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child , and one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself . If you are interested in mentoring a student please contact me at lisa @ sarsotafamilylaw . net .
“ We make a living by what we get , we make a life by what we give .”
— Winston Churchill
Probate / Trust Admin ./ Business Transactional Attorney — DUNLAP & MORAN , P . A ., an AV-Rated law firm with offices in downtown Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch , seeks an attorney with 5 + years ’ experience in probate , trust administration and / or transactional matters . Must be able to work independently . Duties include preparing pleadings and documents , managing court dockets , business transactions and maintaining own files . Must have strong drafting skills , be organized and detail-oriented . Competitive salary and benefits . Reply in confidence to HR1 @ dunlapmoran . com
Mallard Law Firm is seeking a personal injury litigation paralegal . The paralegal will focus on all aspects of complex personal injury cases : preparation and management from intake to trial to payout . Duties : communication with clients ; preparation of documents ( intake , demand , settlement , court filing ); request / follow up / analysis of medical records ; preparation of materials for depositions , mediations , trials , etc . Candidate must have at least 5 years ligation paralegal experience ( personal injury preferred ); understand different types of insurance coverages ; proficient in Outlook , Work , and Excel ; able to handle multiple tasks at once ; self-directed and results driven . Competitive salary / benefits package provided . Click here for more info .
Local Government / Community Association Attorney — PERSSON , COHEN & MOONEY , P . A ., a small boutique law firm with offices in downtown Venice and Lakewood Ranch , seeks an attorney to assist with its expanding local government and community association collections practice . The ideal candidate would have an established clientele to contribute to the firm while at the same time having enough availability to assist the current attorneys with their workload . However , the firm is also open to candidates with a strong desire to develop a practice in local government law . Must be an active member of the Florida Bar . Experience with municipalities , special districts and / or community associations preferred . Please forward cover letter and resume to agilmore @ swflgovlaw . com .
To place a classified advertisement , call the Bar office or send an email to scba @ sarasotabar . com .


Continued from Page 17 we were successful in summoning , processing and seating a jury . So ... how did we accomplish that ? The clerk team summoned 150 prospective jurors . Thirty three people reported as summoned and the Court was able to conduct the jury trial .
For the foreseeable future , social distancing requirements will impact all aspects of jury selection and orientation . Stay tuned for updates on this important process of our justice system .
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