Pavilion House / Alex Urena Design Studio

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778459/pavilion-house-alex-urena-design-studio Clipboard Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778459/pavilion-house-alex-urena-design-studio Clipboard Pavilion House / Alex Urena Design Studio Designers: Alex Urena Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Builder: Australia CopyHouses•Bulli, Australia Pool Construction: Area:  392 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Pavilion House / Alex Urena Design StudioSave this projectSavePavilion House / Alex Urena Design Studiocenter_img Photographs 2015 Structures: CopyAbout this officeAlex Urena Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBulliAustraliaPublished on December 12, 2015Cite: “Pavilion House / Alex Urena Design Studio” 11 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Alex Olguin GP Design Pty. Ltd. (Geoffrey Pryke) Save this picture!© Alex Olguin+ 25 Share Consultants:Eco Logical Australia, Douglas Partners Efficiency Assessments, MSL Consulting EngineersKitchen & Joinery:Steves JoineryCity:BulliCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alex OlguinText description provided by the architects. With direct bush views, the site is spectacular, however a very complicated one. The access is through the rear and slopes down from there towards the bush, but although large in area, it has a good number of easements and restriction boundaries plus a fire track running across it from side to side meaning that the actual building envelope was small and complicated. Save this picture!© Alex OlguinAs a blended family with teenage kids heading into adulthood, their brief was very different:  they wanted a house split in pavilions were it would be possible to have separate but interconnected areas. Both of the owners do shift work and “recovery corners” were essential.Save this picture!© Alex OlguinWith a site with great aspect towards the bush and tall canopies, plus the pavilion component and their brief, it was an excellent frame to design something different, addressing their lifestyle through architecture and providing a constant sync with the surroundings.Save this picture!© Alex OlguinDesign Solution:We used and incorporate the site’s conditions to the project. The great presence of the trees and slope played an important role.   It starts with a central open courtyard with a pool and terrace straight after after going through an “entry” free-standing wall.Save this picture!© Alex OlguinThe open courtyard is bounded by a detached garage and a rumpus room on one side and the main pavilion with living areas in the other bringing the perception of the bush canopy across the entire house. Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanThe complete front façade of the top pavilion can be opened towards the canopy bringing the bush “right to the middle of the lounge”.  Due to sitting and slope, by the time the house reaches the furthest point away from the entry, all areas are at canopy level. The design’s mass volume and features addresses exactly that.  Underneath, the second pavilion runs perpendicular with all bedrooms and ensuites in sync with the bush and views. Save this picture!© Alex OlguinThe Pavilion House brought an opportunity to design based on not just on a special brief, but to design based on the sync between the proposed residence and the bush in front of it.  The way that the house relates to the bush and vice versa from pretty much every corner is the main aspect of the project.Save this picture!SectionAs designers we have a very big responsibility in how we affect the landscape. 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Board Candidates Platform Statements

first_imgBoard Candidates Platform Statements Board Candidates Platform Statements 15th Circuit, Seat 2 Gregory Coleman Much is at stake for the legal profession today and our Board of Governors needs the kind of leadership that can find solutions and offer aggressive advocacy for the legal community.Over the years, I have devoted thousands of hours to The Florida Bar and the Palm Beach County Bar. I was fortunate to serve as president of the Palm Beach County Bar in 2002 and president of the Young Lawyers Division in 2000. As president of the YLD, I sat as a voting member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors. During this time, the president of The Florida Bar appointed me to the Executive Committee, Access to the Legal System Committee, Disciplinary Review Committee, and Communications Committee. I was also privileged to have represented all The Florida Bar members as an appointee to the Florida Supreme Court Commission for Professionalism.My primary commitment is to diversity and to the independence of our legal system. In Palm Beach County, I established the first Diversity Committee and first diversity program. As president of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, I also established the first diversity program statewide. Acknowledging, accepting, and encouraging diversity throughout the practice of law must be a priority for all of our members.Ensuring the independence of our judiciary is also an issue of significance to every member of our Bar. The executive branch and legislative branch of our state government have been attempting to take over regulation of the legal profession for years. The legislature has repeatedly drafted legislation to place the regulation of lawyers under the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The constitution of this great country and of our state were drafted to prevent this type of legislation. Simply, it is unacceptable to allow the practice of law to be regulated by anyone, other than the Supreme Court.I would like to reach out to our members who feel they have been abandoned by The Florida Bar or have been discouraged with Bar leadership. It is vital to invigorate these members to assist us in presenting a unified force to ensure the continuance of our independence.I would ask for your support so I may continue to work for all of the lawyers of Florida. Please vote for Gregory W. Coleman, Seat 2, 15th Judicial Circuit when you receive your ballots on March 1, 2005. Siobhan Helene Shea Since graduating with honors from law school, I have worked in private practice and for the government. I have devoted my career to service, fairness, equality, and professionalism in the justice system. I have served the community and local and statewide bar associations. My experience has prepared me to be an effective Board of Governors representative.Experience in Board of Governors meetings as statewide president and president-elect of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers taught me a great deal about how the BoG works. As chair, and serving the past six years on the Appellate Court Rules Committee of The Florida Bar, I have substantive experience in how rules are promulgated before reaching the Board of Governors for approval. My active service for the past six years in the leadership of the Appellate Practice Section of the Bar and service as an honorary board member of the Equal Opportunities Law Section of the Bar have also given me experience working with staff and members of the Bar. Focus: It is important to our system of justice that the Bar and judiciary remain independent from the legislative and executive branches of our government. We must govern ourselves rather than being regulated by the other branches. That power entails great responsibility. We must ensure the rules we seek to enforce are clearly written and fair. I am especially mindful of this as we seek to improve the rules regulating advertising. Ultimately, the Bar exists not only to regulate, but to serve its members. Commitment: As your Board of Governors representative I will listen closely, think concisely, and act responsibly. The Florida Bar must address many complex issues. I promise to work hard for the benefit of our profession and the legal system. I welcome the opportunity to serve on the Board of Governors and deeply appreciate your vote. Bar and Professional Experience :• Member Florida Bar.• Chair Florida Bar Appellate Court Rules Committee, vice chair 2003-2004.• Treasurer Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section, chair Web site Committee, past editor.• Honorary Board Member Equal Opportunities Law Section, Florida Bar.• Statewide president Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2002-2003, president-elect 2001-2002.• Florida Bar Board of Governors, represented Florida Association for Women Lawyers statewide.• President Florida Association for Women Lawyers Palm Beach County Chapter, 1999-2000; vice president FAWL PB County (two years), state chapter representative, treasurer, newsletter editor, member since 1993.• President B’Nai B’Rith Justice Unit of Palm Beach County, 2001-2002.• Emeritus member Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court.• American Bar Association Council of Appellate Lawyers Executive Committee, 2001-2002.• Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award for the 15th Judicial Circuit.• Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section’s Annual Pro Bono Award.• Human Rights Award American Immigration Lawyers.• Member Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.• Member Palm Beach County Bar Association (past chair Appellate Practice Committee, Historical Committee, past member Professionalism and Judicial Campaign Practices committees).15th Circuit, Seat 4 Lisa S. Small Our circuit has enjoyed a tradition of excellent representation on The Florida Bar Board of Governors over the years. Serving on the board requires hard work and preparation, a balanced approach to solving issues, and a dedication to representing all the lawyers in our circuit by being responsive, inclusive, and accessible. I have the experience, strong work ethic, and broad based support to fulfill those high standards.As a third generation lawyer, having graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (1988) and the University of Florida College of Law (1991), I returned to PB County where I have lived since 1970 and have been actively practicing in the private sector, concentrating in business and real estate litigation and transactions. I have been fortunate to represent a broad spectrum of clients including individuals, domestic and foreign corporations, small businesses, municipalities, and community associations in both the trial and appellate courts and in transactional matters. Because of this wide range of experience in the courtroom and in the boardroom, I understand the challenges facing the practice from a trial lawyer’s standpoint and a transactional lawyer’s standpoint. I am honored to have received the support and endorsement of over 500 lawyers across our circuit and all practice areas, the last three past presidents of The Florida Bar, and presidents/past presidents of every voluntary bar in our circuit.It has been my privilege to serve as president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association last year, president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL/PB County Chapter), as a representative on the 15th Circuit’s Professionalism Council, as a representative and officer on The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, and as co-chairperson of The Florida Bar YLD Board of Governors Diversity/Quality of Life Committee. Of greater importance than the number of titles, I believe, are the accomplishments while serving in these positions of leadership. I have a proven track record of setting goals and achieving those goals through consensus building and hard work.Even as a strong proponent of vision and change, I am mindful of the importance of maintaining a historical perspective. As lawyers, we face serious issues and challenges: legislative initiatives impacting the practice of law and the public’s access to justice; attacks on the independence and funding of the judiciary; attacks on the Bar’s self regulation, mindful of the needs to protect the public; the erosion of professionalism and the public’s negative perception of lawyers.Because of my extensive service in leadership positions representing diverse interests in the legal community and in the community at large and my experience as a trial and transactional lawyer, I believe I have an understanding of the diverse concerns of PB County lawyers on these and other issues. There are no quick or easy answers. However, I am prepared to meet these challenges and I pledge to be proactive, responsive, and to work hard on behalf of all lawyers in our circuit. V. Lynn Whitfield Charles Hamilton Houston, one of the original attorneys representing the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education, once said, “a lawyer’s either a social engineer or he’s a parasite on society.” According to attorney Houston, the role and function of a social engineer consisted of the following:• Prepare to anticipate, guide, and interpret group advancement.• Serve as the mouthpiece of the weak and a sentinel guarding against wrong.• Ensure that the course of change is orderly with a minimum of human loss and suffering.• Use the law as an instrument to adopt direct action and achieve our place in the community and nation.• Engage in carefully planned programs to secure decisions, rulings, and public opinion on broad principles while arousing and strengthening the local will to struggle.I have spent my career answering the call to be a social engineer. I am running for a seat on The Florida Bar Board of Governors because I can contribute the perspectives of many different facets of the Bar and I can effectively advocate the positions of Palm Beach County lawyers. My 24-year legal career—working as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, a solo practitioner, a local government lawyer, a small firm and a large firm attorney— has given me the opportunity to experience firsthand the same concerns and expectations of the majority of the members of The Florida Bar.Additionally, my work as a member and president of local, county, and statewide voluntary bar organizations allowed me regular access to information regarding the needs and desires of Bar members.On the board, I will be a voice for those who feel they are overlooked by the Bar. Having held leadership positions in numerous legal and civic organizations, and having previously represented lawyers in a nonvoting position on the board, I am familiar with the collaborative process necessary to gain support for new ideas and, if necessary, to create a climate for change.Having served as the president of the Palm Beach County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, I know how to and I am not afraid to speak out on unpopular issues.Finally, I have the passion of one who truly believes it is an honor and a privilege to be a lawyer and one who respects the profession and still believes that lawyers are leaders, defenders, and advocates. As your representative on The Florida Bar Board of Governors, I will strive to live by the principles promoted by attorney Houston. With your support, I will continue to be a social engineer, making changes which benefit us all.16th Circuit, Seat 1 Edwin A. Scales I am honored to be running for The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors and hope that the Florida Keys attorneys will give me the opportunity to replace our outgoing board member, Jim Lupino.Jim leaves some awfully big shoes to fill, and he has dutifully represented the Keys on the board.My “platform” is really simple: The Florida Bar should assist, and not hinder, its members.The Bar should not constantly look for ways to make practitioners’ lives more difficult. Rather, the Bar should simplify its reporting requirements, streamline CLE course approvals, maximize its Web site functionality, expand its member benefits programs, while diligently adhering to fiscal conservative budget principles so that annual dues do not increase.In the past several years, the Bar has launched numerous “PR campaigns” with the lofty goal of “enhancing the public’s perception of lawyers.” While such campaigns may have been well-intentioned, their success has been dubious. The costs of those campaigns, however, have been significant.In my opinion, the most effective “PR campaign” for lawyers is simply good lawyers acting professionally and behaving ethically. The Bar’s role in such a “campaign” should be to fairly, yet firmly, administer its disciplinary process. This will do more to “enhance the public’s perception of lawyers” than warm and fuzzy (and expensive) marketing campaigns.Finally, while I think the Bar should only very rarely endorse legislative positions, the Bar should fiercely protect certain fundamental legal principles:(a) adequate funding of our court system,(b) the independence of our judiciary, and(c) continued Florida Supreme Court regulation of our profession.When the Bar’s activities go beyond advancing these basic principles, the Bar risks confusing the public and alienating its members.I appreciate this opportunity to introduce myself to those of you who do not know me, and I greatly appreciate you taking time to read this and for your consideration of my candidacy. If you would like to discuss any issue further, please do not hesitate to call me (305-292-8950). Timothy Nicholas Thomes As members of The Florida Bar, we have a right to dedicated and qualified representatives on the Board of Governors. James S. Lupino, our retiring Board of Governors member, is just such a representative and has shown extraordinary dedication and leadership in his service to the Bar, especially to our Keys legal community. If elected, I will continue the momentum of dedicated and thoughtful service Jim has given to the Board of Governors. Before I considered applying for the Board of Governors, Jim cautioned me that it required an extraordinary allocation of time and resources. As Jim knows, I already serve on the Professional Ethics Committee for The Florida Bar and in that capacity travel to frequent meetings all over the state and have been appointed and volunteered to work on various subcommittees (including planning the Masters of Ethics Seminar). The additional time and expense commitment to serve on the Board of Governors is one that I am willing and ready to undertake to serve our legal community. I will continue the imperative to represent the interests and concerns of all members of the 16th Judicial Circuit’s legal community by bringing the concerns of that community comprised of primarily small firms, or solo practitioners, to the attention and agenda of The Florida Bar and its governing membership. My Qualifications: I have the experience and character to be an effective and respected representative; I have been a member of The Florida Bar since graduating from Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Virginia; I attended the University of Miami for LLM studies. I have been a member of The Florida Bar since 1984. Since admission, I have been pleased to serve in both public and private practice, as general and special master, and as arbitrator and mediator. I was an officer in the Florida Keys Bar Association for over 12 years, and I am especially proud of the innovative pro bono mediation program I helped initiate for small claims. This voluntary program enhances the public’s perception of the uncompensated dedication of our profession. Additionally, I served a full term on the grievance committee for our circuit. My Commitment: I will perform the responsibilities as our Board of Governor’s representative with dedication and sensitivity to the unique needs of our Keys community. I will continue and expand the communication and Web site access begun by Mr. Lupino, so that our members can have direct input to their representative. I am committed to represent the interests of all of the lawyers in the 16th Judicial Circuit, both in the private and public sectors, wherever they practice — in Key West/Lower Keys, Marathon/Middle Keys, and Upper Keys. I would consider it a great honor to be elected by you, my colleagues, as your representative from the 16th Judicial Circuit for The Florida Bar Board of Governors. If you wish to contact me, please call me at (305) 451-4053 or e-mail [email protected] Circuit, Seat 1 Gean Cary Junginger, Jr. Most of you in the 19th Circuit know me and know that I am not a stranger to this process. What is important is that I am not a stranger to our best interests. The Florida Bar is an organization of lawyers. I feel that it should put lawyers first and look out for our interests. I have unsuccessfully run for this position in the past and my past campaign statements can be read at my Web site www.geocities.com/geanjunginger. I have not wavered in my opinions and I hope that those who did not vote for me in the past will waver in theirs and realize that they are now ready for me to be their Board of Governor’s representative. I have always felt that the Bar should be more like a union. The justice system and the branch of government of which it is a part cannot function without lawyers. We are officers of the courts and most of us are also pillars of our own communities. We are good and honest people and we do not need a Bar that lamely sits by while the rights of the people we protect and our own rights to represent them get eroded. Look at the last election and the flagrant attacks our profession sustained for the benefits of a few special interests. Where was The Florida Bar then?Lawyers in Florida deserve more than the reputation that the screenwriters give us, and all of the pro bono programs, pro se coordinators, case managers, self-help forms are not going to help it. Practicing law is a business and there is nothing wrong with that. Each of us does a better job practicing law than any of the numerous people who think they can commit the felony of the unlicensed practice of law. The public needs lawyers and the lawyers need a Bar more concerned with prosecuting non-lawyers practicing law than lawyers. Look at the budget for UPL versus “lawyer regulation.”I also feel that the Bar should have a better hand in promoting the lawyers’ businesses. Instead of taking money from insurance companies so that they can mail us information with The Florida Bar letterhead on it to try to sell us insurance, why can’t we use the buying power of all members to buy lower cost health, premises, and pension insurance for ourselves and our employees? Instead of licensing our name to publishers to publish work done by volunteers, why not become the publisher? Why are CLE’s usually offered in far off cities and why are they not more easily available on the Internet to members? The Bar should help the lawyers make money, not make money from them.What has the Bar done to improve attorney fees and salaries? Are government lawyers and corporate lawyers in Florida paid on par with their counterparts in other areas of practice? I feel that we should at least be on par with the medical profession. For more information, visit www.geocities.com/geanjunginger. Harold G. Melville I have been an active member of The Florida Bar since 1972 and have enjoyed a wide variety of professional experiences. These have included serving as a public defender in Dade County and then practicing civil litigation in the Miami office of a large national firm. In 1982, our family moved to the Treasure Coast. Since then, I have continued to practice in the areas of civil litigation and land use law within all four counties of our circuit. I am currently a partner in the firm of Melville, Sowerby & McCarty, P.L.I became The Florida Bar Board of Governors representative for our circuit in June, 2003. After having served for approximately one and a half years on the board, I have gained a greater understanding of the difficult and complex issues which currently face The Florida Bar and a great respect and admiration for both my fellow board members and our professional staff. Although events which occur in Tallahassee often do not seem important or meaningful to those of us on the Treasure Coast, I can assure you that the multitude of activities undertaken by The Florida Bar impact our daily professional lives. These activities are highly varied and include diverse subjects, such as the regulation of lawyer advertising, overseeing our disciplinary system, and lobbying efforts to achieve funding for more needed circuit court and county courts judgeships. Having gained a better understanding of these issues during my first term on the Board of Governors, I hope to use that knowledge for the benefit of the lawyers within our circuit during a second term.Some of the continuing critical issues currently facing The Florida Bar include the efforts by the legislature to take control of the Bar, the political independence of our judicial nominating commissions, state funding for our judicial system, including the law libraries and legal aid programs, the concept of multi-disciplinary practices, and the erosion of professionalism within the legal community. All of these are important issues, and if reelected to the Board of Governors, I will do my best to address these issues for the benefit of all lawyers within our circuit.Bar and professional experience:• Member Florida Bar since 1972.• Florida Bar Board of Governors representative for the 19th Circuit — 2003 to present. Member Legislation and Certification Plan Appeals Committees. Chair, Special Committee to Study the Florida Constitutional Amendment Process.• Board certified civil trial lawyer — 1989 to present.• Board certified business litigation lawyer — 1997 to present.• Served as member/chair of the 19th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee B.• Served as president, St. Lucie Bar Association.• Member Pro Bono Committee, 19th Judicial Circuit.• Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Here are the platform statements for the 2005 candidates for The Florida Bar Board of Governors. Ballots for the election will be mailed on March 1, and must be returned no later than midnight March 21.Bar members will have the choice of voting by the mailed paper ballot or voting online by following instructions with the mailed ballot.This year’s balloting has seven races in six circuits. The winners will be sworn in during the June Annual Meeting.Platform statements for special election candidates for a one-year term in the Second Circuit to replace retiring board member Mike Glazer will be in the March 1 Bar News. Those ballots will also be mailed March 1 and have the same deadline as the other board elections.The platform statements, along with those for candidates for the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, are also posted on the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org.Fourth Circuit, Seat 2 Arthur Hernandez In 1999, when I served as a “governor” representing Jacksonville on the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar, the YLD Board of Governors was invited to a meeting of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, where then President-elect Herman Russomanno reflected that most of the “governors” on the “Big Board” were “middle-aged, white males from large firms,” yet almost 60 percent of the practicing members of the Florida Bar did not fall within these categories.The “Big Board” looked to the YLD board and saw the richly diverse demographics represented on the YLD board. Women were as equally represented as men. There were a significant number of African-Americans, Hispanics, and, yes, an Asian representative on the YLD board. The YLD had board members from big firms, midsize firms, small/solo firms, general counsel’s offices, and government lawyers. In 1999, the “Big Board” recognized that all of these different perspectives were essential to be incorporated when governing its 70,000-plus members. Thus, in 2000, they created the Diversity Subcommittee under The Center for Professionalism, to promote and encourage diversity in the legal profession.Having served on the Diversity Subcommittee for the past five years, I have had several opportunities to formally and informally discuss and work on “diversity” and other issues with Supreme Court Justice Major Harding, Justice Raoul G. Cantero, and past Bar Presidents Edith Osman, Herman Russomanno, Tod Aronovitz, and Miles McGrane. In working with these brilliant attorneys, I am humbled that they seek my limited perspective, yet I’ve been told that it is these “types of perspectives” that are instrumental, serving as “a bridge” between the older, established generation and the new, younger generation of attorneys. It’s not a matter of “old school” vs. “new school,” but how these schools of thought can be brought together to build a “better bar association” for all attorneys in the future.Technology has changed the practice of law in the past 20 years and will continue into the future. In the mid 1980s, I worked as a “runner” for an established Miami law firm that had the old dot-matrix printers which sounded like a machine gun when printing, but it was a great improvement over the days of carbon paper. the time I graduated law school in 1990, the legal research industry was introducing computer assisted legal research, an expensive novelty. Today it is as essential as cell phones, wireless laptops, PDA’s, Power-Point, electronic billing software, and other computer programs or electronic filings used by attorneys in their daily practice. Technology is the great equalizer that has enabled the small or solo practitioner like myself, a trial lawyer, to be as competitive and perhaps even provide better, more efficient, and cost-effective legal services to clients.At the local level, I’ve served on the Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Committee for the past four years. We routinely discuss how technology has “liberated” us from the larger firms and help start our own firms, enhanced our respective practice and personal lives. Approximately 60 percent of all attorneys in the Fourth Judicial Circuit consider themselves to be in solo or small firms, yet these perspectives of the daily struggles associated with operating a small business, while maintaining a legal practice within the parameters as set forth by The Florida Bar, are not adequately represented on the Board of Governors.If elected to The Florida Bar Board of Governors, I hope to embrace and incorporate available technology to foster, maintain, and grow lines of communication between your diverse perspectives, concerns, and issues with the policy/rule makers — The Florida Bar Board of Governors. With your help, we can make this a better Bar for everyone. John J. Schickel It is ever so important that our profession regain the respect it so rightly deserves. I am proud to be a lawyer, and I hope all of you are, also.Years ago, I had the pleasure of serving as chief assistant state attorney for Ed Austin. It was at that time that I learned about the honor and responsibility of being an attorney. I think all of us who worked with Ed Austin developed a keen sense of obligation to the community, the judiciary, and the Bar. I have tried to fulfill that goal, as have the attorneys in this circuit.I recently read the list of donors to a major charitable event here in town. There were three times more lawyers than any other profession listed as donors. Just as important, thousands of hours are reported by members of the Bar as being devoted to helping charitable and service groups throughout Northeast Florida and the state. Thus, not only money but time is given to our community.Over the years, the Fourth Judicial Circuit has provided much of the leadership to The Florida Bar. Nine attorneys from this area have served as president in the 55 years of The Florida Bar’s existence.I believe it is crucial that our members of the Board of Governors be respected and involved in the community and have the time, experience, and dedication to represent you.In this regard, I am board certified in civil trial as well as workers’ compensation. Also, I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.I was born and raised in Jacksonville. I have served two terms as chair of JEA, two terms as chair of WorkSource, been president of the Downtown Sertoma Club, and held numerous positions with the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, including chair of Business Recruitment and chair of Education and Workforce Development. Currently, I am chair of the Chamber of Commerce Foundation and on the Board of Governors of the Chamber. I have also served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for World Class Education.As a lawyer, I served two terms as chair of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education, and have also served on the Executive Council of the Trial Lawyers Section. I am past president of the Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel. I am currently on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation. My practice now is mostly as a certified mediator, which gives me more than ample time to devote to the Board of Governors.In 2002, I was honored as “Lawyer of the Year” by The Daily Record.As for a platform:1. I believe the Bar should work for, support, and encourage all of its members.2. I believe that there should be full and complete debate by all lawyers in Florida, and especially the BoG, about the upcoming Advertising Task Force 2004 report.3. I believe the Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation is important to public perception and that this report, when rendered, should be fully debated and appropriate changes implemented.I thank you for your support and look forward to serving you on the Board of Governors.Eighth Circuit, Seat 1 Carl B. Schwait In this era of lawyer-bashing, I can state that I am proud to be a lawyer. I am proud to do the work of a lawyer. I enjoy spending my professional and private time with lawyers. My adversaries in the litigation process consistently impress me with their intelligence, creativity, and abilities. The practice of our trade with professionalism and civility is the cornerstone for the high quality of law accomplished in the Eighth Judicial Circuit.I have committed myself to the service of our profession by serving as your president of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association as well as serving as a member of the bar’s Board of Directors. I have also been twice elected to public service, serving as a commissioner for the City of South Miami from 1984 to 1990. As an adjunct faculty member at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, I am dedicated to helping our future lawyers develop a strong foundation of professionalism and integrity. Additionally, I am one of 21 persons statewide recently appointed to the Florida Supreme Court’s Work Group on Standards for Jury Panel Sizes. Through these organizations and committees, I have been deeply dedicated to strengthening my profession and my community, as well as volunteering regularly in my private life.The Eighth Judicial Circuit is unique, with many rural areas, small firms, and solo practitioners. I believe I have demonstrated my knowledge of and deep commitment to this area, to all lawyers, to the legal profession, and to our communities. I understand the challenges we face throughout the state with, among other things, funding issues, the public perception of lawyers, the need for diversity in the workplace, and the recent amendments to our Constitution. The Eighth Judicial Circuit has only a single voice on the Board of Governors. I would very much like to hear your concerns and suggestions and I will work hard to make that voice count.It is with my passion for service and leadership that I ask now to serve on the Board of Governors as your representative for the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Because of my personal and professional history of leadership, fiscal responsibility, public service, and dedication to community outreach programs, I feel I am uniquely qualified to represent this circuit and bring together diverse points of view to confront the issues we face as lawyers today. I am prepared to devote myself fully to the goals of the Board of Governors, to work to improve the public perception of our profession, and to foster a vibrant and productive relationship between the voluntary bar associations throughout the state and Florida’s law schools.I look forward to hearing from you and I humbly ask for your vote. Cynthia S. Swanson I am running for the Eighth Circuit Board of Governors seat, seeking to continue the fine service provided by our outgoing representative, Robert Rush. I have practiced in Gainesville for 23 years, mostly in the area of family law, adoptions, wills and probate administration, and litigation. My entire career has been spent as a sole practitioner or in a small partnership with Sharon Sperling and, earlier, with Sharon and Joye Clayton. Although not all lawyers practice in the area of family law, my practice is otherwise very similar to that of most Eighth Circuit lawyers in private practice. I have dealt successfully with the same issues of client satisfaction (grievances), advertising rules, section membership, malpractice insurance, Bar dues, amendments to procedure rules, and professionalism (or lack of it) as most other lawyers in this area — all while trying to earn a good living, to take vacations now and then, and to be a good mother, a good boss, and to provide good legal services to my clients.I have served EJCBA and local lawyers on many local committees, such as the Eighth Circuit Task Force on Bias in the Courts, Eighth Circuit Attorney Fee Arbitration Committee, as workshop director in several professionalism seminars, as an EJCBA director, and EJCBA newsletter editor and Family Law Section newsletter article contributor. I received The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award in 2003, and already know my way around the “big Bar,” having served on several statewide committees, including the initial Family Law Rules Committee, the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, and the Executive Council of the Family Law Section. I know and work with lawyers throughout the state on professional issues.I am an able leader (just ask the lawyers who have offices in the same office park as mine, and who keep electing me as their owners’ association president year after year). I am also a dedicated communicator and information sharer (just ask the many lawyers who call me up to ask how to handle an adoption case or what calendaring and case management software I use). I will put my skills as a successful practitioner, leader, and communicator to work as the Eighth Circuit representative to the Board of Governors.Because few members are able to attend the meetings of The Florida Bar, communication of their opinions is critical. To receive member input requires your representative to be actively involved with the local bar associations and to talk with and solicit opinions of colleagues on a regular basis. Similarly, the work of the Board of Governors should be communicated back to the Eighth Circuit lawyers promptly and regularly. I pledge to make communication to you and from you my number one priority. I would really appreciate your vote when The Florida Bar sends out ballots in March.13th Circuit, Seat 2 William Kalish I am running for Seat 2 for the 13th Judicial Circuit and I am asking for your vote. I have previously served on the Board of Governors. In that role, I served as a member of many committees of The Florida Bar. I continue to serve the Bar and the community as a member or leader in many and diverse boards and committees.During my nearly 35 years of practice as a lawyer, I have had experience in large and small firms in Tampa with an early start in Washington, D.C., as a trial and appellate attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice – Tax Division. As such, I have experienced diverse types of practice and how various types of lawyers and judges function.These experiences will allow me effectively to serve you as your representative to the Board of Governors. Our Bar is regarded as a leader across the United States and I pledge to continue that vanguard.I look forward to serving you; and again, I ask for your vote. Education and Honors : University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1967); George Washington University (J.D., with honors, 1970); Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Delta Phi. Named to the Best Lawyers in America and to Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend. Activities : Member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors from 1998 to 2002. Current emeritus member and former chair of The Florida Board of Bar Examiners. Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Peer Review Committee. Current member and former chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation. President-elect, treasurer and master of Justice William Glenn Terrell American Inn of Court. Current member and former chair of the Board of Trustees of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation. Frequent lecturer on law-related subjects as well as Bible classes. Practice : Akerman Senterfitt, Tampa. Board certified tax lawyer and certified circuit mediator and a member of The Florida and District of Columbia Bars. Corporate and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, health care, and tax controversies. Jeffrey W. Warren I seek election to the Board of Governors to represent the interests of the over 4,000 attorneys who practice with me in the 13th Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County). My focus as their representative will be to support projects and activities that (a) encourage collegiality, (b) advance the highest levels of professionalism, and (c) challenge attorneys to “give something back.”For those who do not already know me, Susan and I have been married for 35 years and together we have raised three grown children. I received my undergraduate degree (1969) and my law degree (1972) from the University of Florida. I was admitted to The Florida Bar and began my practice in Tampa with Macfarlane, Ferguson, Allison & Kelly in 1972. I left to become one of the five founding partners of Bush Ross Gardner Warren & Rudy, P.A., in 1981, and currently serve as its president. I am admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern, Northern, and Middle Districts of Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, 10th, and 11th Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court.My primary fields of practice are bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and business problem solving. I have been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America and was certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification. I have published numerous articles and other works including several book chapters for The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee. Since 1992, I have also served as a contributing editor for the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal. In 2000, I was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy in honor and recognition of my contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.As a young attorney, I benefitted greatly from the example provided by the many strong leaders of The Florida Bar who practiced in Hillsborough County. I will support efforts and programs that mentor new and young attorneys. I have been very supportive of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and its members and our state and federal judiciary. I have served as president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, president of the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, and chair of the Consumer Protection Committee of The Florida Bar.In 2001, I was present at an induction ceremony of the American College of Bankruptcy in the Great Hall of the United States Supreme Court when Professor Lawrence P. King, a preeminent bankruptcy scholar, issued a remarkable challenge to attorneys to be involved. Professor King ended his comments by stating, “You will get a lot of satisfaction in helping people. In whatever form you wish to express yourself, remember, give something back.” It was personally a moving experience and a memorable occasion. Professor King was in the last days of his battle with cancer and died less than 48 hours after his speech. I share his final thought because I sincerely feel this challenge to our profession is so timely and appropriate. February 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more