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  • Caribbean Bar Association elects new officers

    MIAMI - The Caribbean Bar Association recently elected new officers for the 2013-2014 calendar year. The new officers were officially installed at the 17th Annual Caribbean Bar Association "Aspire to Inspire" Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida.

    The new officers are: President Alison F. Smith, Labor and Employment Attorney, Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, P.L.,Fort Lauderdale.

    President-Elect Annika E. Ashton, Labor and Employment Attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Miami. Vice President Kimare S. Dyer, Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney, Lydecker | Diaz LLP, in Miami. Erica B. Astbury, Secretary, Property Insurance Litigation Attorney, Munio & Astbury Law, P.A., Miami. Sharaine A. Sibblies, Treasurer, In-House Counsel, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Deerfield Beach. Nicholas C. Johnson, Board Member, Insurance Defense Attorney, Bernstein Chackman Liss & Rose, Hollywood. Stefan E. McHardy, Board Member, General Practice Attorney, DSA Legal Group, Miami. Schuyler A. Smith, Immediate Past President, Admiralty and Maritime Law Attorney, Hamilton Miller & Birthisel LLP, Miami.

    "Everything, including the emcees, honorees, attendees, sponsors, supporters, food, and entertainment contributed to the wonderful ambiance," said President Smith. "The CBA proudly recognized outstanding advocates in the Caribbean-American community, who fight injustice and educate the public about pressing issues facing them, and generated much needed funding for our scholarship program."

    The Caribbean Bar Association, is based in Miami with more than 150 attorneys from the Caribbean-American community in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.

    For other information call 305-379-3686, or visit caribbeanbar.org

    Read full article here: http://www.sfltimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14594&Itemid=146


  • Fred Grimm: Rubio stands in way of justice

    Here were the perils of being Marco. A throng of vexed constituents gathered on the plaza by the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States District Courthouse in downtown Miami Wednesday. For anyone dabbling in Miami politics, this was not an insignificant gathering.

    Here were representatives of the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, the Miami-Dade NAACP, the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, the Haitian Lawyers Association, the T.J. Reddick Bar Association, the Dominican Bar Association, the Caribbean Bar Association. This was no small segment of the black legal and political firepower in Miami, all come to complain that two good, well-vetted candidates for the federal judiciary had become collateral damage in Marco Rubio's lowdown political maneuvering. ...

    Read full article here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/18/3635687/fred-grimm-rubio-stands-in-way.html


 
             

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