Legal Roundup

first_img Legal Roundup: Ask-a-Lawyer: The Carrollwood Community Bar Association held an “Ask-a-Lawyer” pro bono session at the North Tampa Library May 2. Members of the association donated their time to provide free consultations in all areas of the law. HCBA Reads to Kids: Attorneys with the Hillsborough County Bar’s Lawyers for Literacy committee read to children attending local Head Start programs recently. Each year, members donate funds to purchase books for children that attend local Head Start classrooms. These attorneys read to children and give each child a book to keep. For many of these children, it is their first book. CBA-CF Plans Ball: The Caribbean Bar Association’s Central Florida Chapter has slated Frederick Morton, senior vice president and general manager of TEMPO, an MTV Networks Channel, as its keynote speaker at CBA-CF’s 2006 Barrister’s Ball, set for Orlando, June 10. The event also kicks off Caribbean American Heritage Month. “It is fitting that Fred Morton is our keynote speaker as we celebrate what is officially Caribbean American Heritage Month by recognizing the accomplishments of Caribbean Americans and highlighting Caribbean culture,” according to the association. Morton was born and raised in St. Croix, the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or visit Orange County Law Day: Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty proclaimed May 1 as “Law Day” and recognized Orange/Osceola Public Defender Bob Wesley and the Orange County Bar Association’s efforts to educate Orange County citizens on the legal system. Public Defender Bob Wesley partners with the Orange County Bar annually to educate the public through Law Day activities. This year the partnership continued to educate Orange County students with Wolf v. Pig mock trials for elementary schools and DUI mock trials for high schools students. Nearly 150 students from four Orange County high schools visited the public defender’s office for DUI mock trials in April. Judge Rodgers Honored: The Episcopal Lawyers of Palm Beach County recently honored retired Judge Edward Rodgers with the organization’s inaugural Servant of Justice Award, to be presented annually to a member of the Palm Beach County Bar who has exemplified his or her faith in their legal or judicial career. “We’re pleased to present our inaugural award to Judge Rodgers in recognition of his quarter-century of legal and community service,” said Charles B. Ring III, president of the Southeast Florida Episcopal Foundation. “This ceremony is modeled in part after the very successful efforts in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, which has honored former Mayor Rudy Giuliani among other prominent individuals.” Legal Roundup May 15, 2006 Regular Newslast_img

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