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May 1, 2004 News and Notes

first_img May 1, 2004 News & Notes News and Notes Robert Eschenfelder has been re-elected president of the Board of the Florida Suncoast Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Robert Rivas, of the Rivas Law Firm in Tallahassee, and Marnie Poncy, executive director of the Bioethics Law Project of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, presented “Advance Directives: Challenges, Successes and Impediments,” at the Twelfth Annual University of Miami Bioethics Conference in Miami Beach. Robin Rosenberg of ARC Mediation in West Palm Beach presented “Perspectives on Mediation from a Mediator” at the Enhanced Negotiations/Mediation Advocacy training seminar at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, S.C. Claude R. Moulton of Jacksonville and Gainesville recently presented “American Presidential Politics and Their Effect on Chinese-America Relations” to graduate students and faculty of Chengdu University in China. Hal Kantor of Orlando, president of the board of directors for the Orlando Museum of Art, recently hosted the opening of the Chihuly glass exhibit at the museum. Jim Chapin, senior deputy city attorney with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office, was named “2003 attorney of the Year” in the Civil Division of the city attorney’s office. Vivian Chavez received the Alfred Feinberg Memorial Award from Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., for her advocacy on behalf of the low income community, and for her commitment to equal justice under law. David L. Ross of Hightower & Pozo, P.A.,in Miami spoke at a CLE conference about The Automobile Injury Case for Paralegals in Florida. Anthony Pelle of Carlton Fields in Miami has been named chair elect of the Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. He will become chair for the 2005 term. Charles F. Robinson of Clearwater recently spoke about “The Future of the Law Practice” to the Massachusetts Bar Association in Boston, and to the Columbus Bar Association in Columbus, Ohio. Allison R. Day of Genovese, Joblove & Battista in Miami was a panelist at the Florida Receivers Forum general membership meeting. Daniel W. Anderson of Tampa’s Forizs & Dogali wrote an article entitled “In Pursuit of ‘Natural Quiet’: The Latest on Noise for Airports and Airlines,” published in the winter edition of the American Bar Association’s The Air & Space Lawyer. Joel Hirschhorn of Coral Gables has been elected president-elect of the Non-Resident Lawyer Division of the Wisconsin State Bar Association. Carolyn Delizia, of Henderson Franklin in Ft. Myers, has been appointed vice president of the P.O.L.O. Club (Professionals Organized for Leadership and Opportunity) of Lee County. She also recently acted as sponsorship chair for the organization’s first bachelor auction that raised more than $20,000 for local charities. Patricia E. McQueeney of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., has been selected to judge the 55th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. Walter Dartland of Tallahassee chaired a public policy workshop sponsored by the Consumer Federation of America that included the participation of FTC Commissioner Michael J. Copps, Link Hoewing, VP for Internet and Technology Issues for Verizon Communications, and Gene Kimmelman, senior director for public policy and advocacy for Consumers Union. Jason Gonzalez of Ausley & McMullen in Tallahassee has recently been reappointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to a four-year term on the Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and also elected vice chair. Harold E. Patricoff, Jr. , of Shutts & Bowen in Miami has been reappointed by Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas to the board of directors of The Jay Malina International Trade Consortium. David Bates of Gunster Yoakley in West Palm Beach has been selected by World eBusiness Law Report to be a regular contributor for the monthly publication. Gloria Roa Bodin of Miami, author of the book: “Learn Immigration in 24 Hours” published last October, has written “Immigration for Paralegals,” co-authored with Marisa I. Casablanca, and which will be published in June. Robert S. Williams of Akerman Senterfitt in Tampa has recently been elected to the National Law Alumni Board for Georgetown University. J. Mark Maynor of Palm Beach Gardens received a certificate of appreciation from William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, for his generous support of Project Graduation. Jeff Diamond of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Tampa has been elected to the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. John A. Yanchunis of James, Hoyer, Newcomer & Smiljanich P.A., in Tampa, has volunteered to chair the Sixth Circuit Fellows Recruitment Campaign Committee for The Florida Bar Foundation. Jeff D. Vastola of West Palm Beach has been appointed to the board of directors for the Palm Beach County Trial Lawyer’s Association for his second term. Ted A. Yates of Winter Park, received the Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr., Young Lawyer Professionalism Award from the Orange County Bar Association. In addition, Yates has been elected to the executive council of the Orange County Bar Association. Dick Caldwell of Tampa has been elected to the board of directors of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Tampa Chapter. Myrna Galligano of Holland & Knight in Orlando, has been named “Mediator of the Year” by the Criminal Justice Services of Brevard County. John P. Horan of Foley & Lardner in Orlando will chair the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Advisory Board. Steven Eisenberg, of Feldman, Gale & Weber, P.A., in Miami, and chair-elect for The Florida Bar’s Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Section, gave an entertainment case law update to the Georgia Bar Association.Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist was named 2004 Distinguished Alumnus at the annual reunion of his alma mater —Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. Andre D. Pierre of Miami recently spoke at the seminar “How to Market Yourself–Effective Rainmaking Skills,” sponsored by the Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association. Dennis J. Wall of Orlando spoke about Florida statutes and insurance claims to client administrators in Philadelphia. Elisabeth Culmo of Miami presented “Hospital Liens: The Current State of Affairs” at the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyer’s Collateral Sources seminar. Jack R. Reiter of Adorno & Yoss in Miami was a recent panel member at the Dade County Bar Association 21st Annual Third District Court of Appeal Seminar & Reception in Miami. Howard J. Hollander of Miami spoke about architect/engineer liability and the current status of the economic loss rule at the annual construction law seminar in Tampa. Joseph P. Klock, Jr. of Steel Hector & Davis in Miami was honored by the State of Israel Bonds with the Star of David Award, for his efforts on behalf of Israel and Israeli causes, at a tribute dinner held in Miami. Jill S. Schwartz and Andrew G. Wedmore of Jill S. Schwartz & Associates in Winter Park presented “To Arbitrate Or Not To Arbitrate” as part of the National Employment Lawyers Association’s “Solar-Powered: Inspired, Educated and Empowered!” seminar in Melbourne. Alana C. Brenner of College Park was appointed by Mayor Buddy Dyer to the City of Orlando Nominating Board. Geralyn M. Passaro of Stephens, Lynn, Klein, LaCava, Hoffman & Puya, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale has been selected for membership in the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. William A. Haggard of Coral Gables was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers at a ceremony during the spring meeting of the college in Phoenix. Richard C. Milstein of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami received the William R. Butler Community Service Award from the University of Miami Alumni Association given to alumni who have demonstrated unparalleled dedication to volunteerism Irv J. Lamel of Coral Gables has been elected president of the Advocate Program, Inc., a private, not for profit agency that offers probation, diversion, and community service programs to the 11th Judicial Circuit. Janet Goldberg McEnery and Denise L. Wheeler both of Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen in Tampa spoke at a labor and employment law seminar in Tampa. McEnery presented “Employment Handbooks and Contracts” and Wheeler presented “Ethical Considerations.” D. Jean Ryan of Steel Hector & Davis in Miami recently presented “Post-confirmation changes in income and circumstances in Chapter 13 cases” and “Is every debtor entitled to relief?” at the 30th Annual Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute in Atlanta. Andrew C. Greenberg of Carlton Fields, P.A., in Tampa received an IEEE-USA award for his professional, technical, and literary contributions to public awareness and understanding of the engineering profession in the United States. Jonathan L. Rubin, Ph.D., with the American Antitrust Institute of Washington, D.C., spoke to the World Bank in Washington on the topic of competitive conditions in the mortgage credit reporting industry. Michael D. Minton of Ft. Pierce has been appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Committee for a Sustainable Treasure Coast. The committee will work on long-range planning to assure sustainable growth and development in Indian River, Martin, and St. Lucie counties. Kenneth E. Keechl of Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale has beeen elected to the board of directors of The Dolphin Democrats, a chartered affiliate of the Florida Triangle Democratic Caucus. May 1, 2004 News and Noteslast_img

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