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September 2016

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Bar Bulletin Enhancing the Profession • Promoting Fellowship • Serving the Community

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In This Edition Member News

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TBA Member Profile

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Aug. 19 CLE Photos

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Announcements

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Upcoming events

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YLS News

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Legal Aid Corner/ LAF News

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President’s Message Richard B. Collins, 2016-17 TBA President Perry & Young Attorneys at Law [email protected] By the time you receive this message, the hurricane has passed and hopefully you have had time to get your homes and offices back in order. I was touched by the level of compassion that our community showed in helping those who experienced power outages and other challenges. The Tallahassee Bar Association has some exciting Fall events coming up and hopefully you will plan to be involved. Our Table for 8 event was cancelled due to the storm, and will be rescheduled. We will keep you posted on those details. Our Oct. 4 meeting – our annual fish fry – is at the FSU College of Law, and the law students are invited to participate. This is always a fun, well-attended event. On Nov. 8, we will be part of a special,

At end the year, our Holiday Party event is Dec. 6 at the Governors Club. If we are lucky, maybe Santa Claus will make an appearance. Of course we will limit his drinking! We’ll start the new year on Jan. 18, 2017, with our traditional Chili Cook-Off at Goodwood Museum. This event is scheduled in conjunction with the January meeting of The Florida Bar Board of Governors. We look forward to many of the BOGs and their guests attending. Multiple teams will compete for the coveted chili and margarita awards. This is a great event for fellowship and networking with your fellow attorneys. Finally, remember that TBA will be hosting monthly CLE programs that are free for TBA members and reasonably priced for other local bar members, paralegals and non-local bar members. The monthly CLE series is a valuable member benefit and we intend to continue to promote it on a regular basis and make it available to our members and others who may be interested. We look forward to your active participation and hope that the following year will continue to build and grow the programs that have been started this year.

Akerman LLP partner Katherine Giddings ranked for the fifth consecutive year among Benchmark Litigation's Top 250 U.S. Women in Litigation list. Giddings was one of only five women from Florida who made the list. Giddings also was named to the 2017 Lawyer of the Year list in the Appellate Practice category, an honor given to only one lawyer per practice area in every major market in the United States. Giddings was recently named among Benchmark Litigation's local litigation stars in the General Commercial and Appellate categories. In recent weeks, Giddings was listed among the Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers and Top 50 Florida Women Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Akerman partner Joseph W. Hatchett was named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Practice. Hatchett serves as co-chair of Akerman's Appellate Practice and co-chair of the firm's Diversity & Inclusion Committee. He is the former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Akerman partner Martin R. Dix also was named to 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law. Dix is Florida Bar board certified in health law and practices healthcare law with a primary focus on pharmacy law.

Legal Aid Foundation Executive Director Darby Kerrigan Scott was one of 65 Florida Government/Non-Profit Attorneys and one of eight staff or grantees of The Florida Bar Foundation to be named among the 2016 Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine. Also, the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency Chapter 2 (Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla Counties), presented Scott with the 2016 Judicial Distinguished Service Award. She is pictured here with FCCD Chapter 2 Joshua Johnson.

The National Bar Association honored Jami A. Coleman of Viera Williams P.A. as the 2016-2017 Nation’s Best Advocate. National Bar Association President Benjamin L. Crump (pictured here with Coleman) and the selection committee inducted Coleman as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Advocates in the Nation, and among the Top 40, she received the highest recognition as the Nation’s Best Advocate. Coleman serves as a TBA board member and as president of the Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association.

Jasmyne Henderson of Pittman Law Group was honored by the National Bar Association as an inductee of the 2016-17 Class of Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40. This honor is awarded to the nation's top lawyers under 40 who exemplify a broad range of high achievement, including innovation, leadership, and community involvement. Jasmyne is Pittman Law Group's director of government law practice and is a general campaign consultant for local, state and federal candidates. She is pictured here with Sean Pittman.

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Collins Elected ABPLA President At the May 19 – 21 Annual Conference of the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys in San Francisco, Richard B. (Dick) Collins was elected to serve as ABPLA president for a two-year term. Collins had been an officer and active board member of the organization. Collins is from Tallahassee, and has been a member in good standing of The Florida Bar since 1973. He has served the Bar and other organizations in many leadership roles, and currently is president of the Tallahassee Bar Association. Dick is a member of the Perry & Young law firm, with offices in Panama City, Tallahassee and Marianna. Collins has focused his practice primarily on medical malpractice claims and has tried cases throughout the state of Florida. Collins looks forward to serving the legal community as president of the ABPLA. He plans to grow the organization’s membership and to make it known throughout the United States that lawyers serving the community as professional liability attorneys should be board certified just as the public expects doctors to be board certified in their practice areas. Board certification by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys demonstrates that an attorney is competent in medical malpractice or legal malpractice by providing information to the consumer of legal services that is verifiable and objective. Board certification allows consumers to know that they are choosing attorneys who are ethical, knowledgeable, well respected among their colleagues and the Courts, and who have clear, proven levels of proficiency. ABPLA-certified attorneys have demonstrated skill and expertise in medical malpractice or legal malpractice, and have proved it through rigorous examination and testing by an American Bar Association-accredited organization. He and his wife Connie have four children.

Imhof is Florida Bar General Counsel Patrick “Booter” Imhof, with decades of experience in the Legislature as staff director of various committees in both chambers, has rejoined The Florida Bar as general counsel. He replaces longtime Bar General Counsel Paul Hill, who has transitioned to policy advisor until his retirement. Imhof was an attorney in the Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Department from 1980-1983. In 1983, Imhof went to work for the House Governmental Operations Committee, where the staff director was Jack Overstreet, one of his high-school teachers. In his 19 years in the House, Imhof worked on the Corrections Committee, as well as the Regulatory Reform Committee, which dealt with the former Department of Professional Regulation before it was combined into the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and before medical doctors’ regulation was transferred to the Department of Health. Imhof finished his legislative career in the Senate in the Regulated Industries Committee, where he was staff director. At the Bar, Imhof chaired the Administrative Law Section, the Government Lawyer Section, and is the immediate past chair of the CLE Committee. He serves as the at-large representative on the Government Lawyer Section Executive Council. For fun, Imhof plays racquetball at the downtown fitness center connected to the First Baptist Church, where several judges and justices also play basketball at noon. Imhof said his racquetball group has been playing for 20 years, and he rates himself a “C-plus” player. Currently, the only wall adornment in his new Bar office is a Gator poster, and his Bar ID is hung around his neck by a Gator lanyard. A 1978 graduate of the South Texas College of Law, Imhof is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Texas. His practice areas are administrative, constitutional, government, government and administrative, government and public policy, government administration and regulation, and state and federal government and administrative practice. He is married to Lynn Imhof, and he has three stepchildren: Erin, Shelley, and Seth.

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TBA’s Fall CLE Series features one-hour CLE courses that are FREE for Tallahassee Bar Association members and Reduced Price for Non-Members.

TBA Member Profile: Joe Bodiford TBA’s Monthly CLE Series continued on Aug. 19 with “The Three Rules of Cross-Examination,” a onehour seminar by TBA member Joe Bodiford. To show our appreciation to Joe for his excellent presentation, we are featuring him in our first member profile. Each upcoming issue of the TBA Bulletin will spotlight a Tallahassee Bar Association member, and will include interesting background about his or her legal practice. Nominate a member to be featured by emailing [email protected]

Joe Bodiford is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, and is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He obtained his J.D. and LL.M. in Advocacy (with distinction) from Stetson University College of Law. He is a former Florida state prosecutor, and has been in private practice since 1999. Bodiford is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Florida State University College of Law (Cross Examination, trial skills classes) and is Co-Director for the Trial Team. He also served as an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law, where he taught Trial Advocacy, Florida Criminal Procedure, and Legal Drafting. Bodiford has authored the chapters “Cross Examination in DUI Trial Advocacy” in Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings and “DUI Discovery and DUI Trial Advocacy” in Trends in DUI Discovery (both Aspatore/West), and “White Collar Crimes” in Business Litigation in Florida (The Florida Bar/LEXIS), as well as many journal articles and op-ed pieces.

What person or event influenced you to practice law and select your specific practice area(s)? I was lucky to have many role models growing up here in Tallahassee. (The late) First DCA and (later) Federal District Court Judge Ralph Nimmons and attorney Ron Meyer were the main influences on my decision to go to law school. I am sure that my music performance background naturally led me to trial work. When I signed up for Trial Advocacy class, I was fortunate enough to meet Colonel William Eleazer, the legendary trial advocacy professor at Stetson Law. He became my trial team coach, life-long mentor and friend, and is the reason I am a trial lawyer today. I practice criminal law because I believe in doing one thing and doing it well. Since it is what I have always done, why change? Plus, there's always a chance to help people, and there's never a dull moment! What is the most significant, moving or memorable case you’ve handled? As a career criminal trial lawyer, I have seen just about everything. I'd have to say the most memorable experience was a particular day - the day I was sworn in as an attorney. I tried two jury trials that day, as a prosecutor. The first was a guilty verdict, but my heart was beating so hard in my ears that I could not hear the verdict! The second was a not guilty verdict, is a case a repeat but recanting domestic violence victim. I remember the entire day, 20 years ago, like it was yesterday. If you could have dinner with any lawyer from the past or the present, who would it be and why? Clarence Darrow and/or Gerry Spence. Both were great trial lawyers, but also dedicated themselves to bringing attention and understanding to the human condition. Philosophers . . . sociologists . . . raconteurs. Attorneys who devoted themselves to their clients and practice, all while having time and presence of mind to observe and try to make sense of the world around them. I hope to attend Spence's Trial Lawyer College next summer. What motivates you? It's a combination of wanting to get my clients the best resolution possible, and wanting to be the best at what I do. So, part selfless and part selfish. I think one begets the other: wanting to do the best for my clients requires me to have the sharpest skills, be highly organized, follow up, and the like. Striving to be the best at my craft in turn gives my clients the best advantage. If you could recommend any restaurant in the world, which one would it be and why? Bob Heilman's Beachcomber on Clearwater Beach. Food is world class. But it's the intangibles that make it my favorite: heavy white tablecloths, the little plate of pickles, olives, and onions brought before the meal, a live pianist, the little crumb scooper the waiters use on the table between courses... It's old school. And I like old school because it makes me think of what it must have been like in my parents' time . . . simpler, more elegant, more proper.

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TBA’s Fall CLE Series features one-hour CLE courses that are FREE for Tallahassee Bar Association members and reduced price for non-members. These photos are from the Aug. 19 CLE “The Three Rules of Cross-Examination,” a one-hour seminar by TBA member Joe Bodiford. See his full profile on page 4.

SPECIAL THANKS to TBA’s Aug. 19 CLE Sponsor

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News and Announcements RESCHEDULED: TBA’s free CLE series will continue on Friday, Nov. 4 with Neil Mooney presenting “Making an Airport Truly International.” The one-hour CLE is free to TBA members, $20 for other local bar members/paralegals and $25 non-local bar members. The event will be at the Leon County Courthouse Annex, First Floor Courtroom, 1920 Thomasville Road in Tallahassee, (850) 577-4100. This event was scheduled for Sept. 9 and was cancelled due to effects of the hurricane. Please rsvp by Nov. 2 to Joann Gore at [email protected] Neil B. Mooney started out in business loading cargo aircrafts at Kennedy Airport in 1972. He is one of an uninterrupted line of Customs Brokers, Customs Attorneys, or Customs Officials in his family since the 1840s. He worked in Air Cargo, Ocean Freight Forwarding, and Customs Brokerage continuously until 1997. He has served at various times as an officer or director of numerous foreign trade associations. In 1984, Mooney founded a successful family of Air Cargo, International Ocean Freight Forwarding, NVOCC, Customs Brokerage (including Drawback), and Bonded Warehousing companies which he later sold to a publicly traded entity, staying on to oversee the merger of the several companies and the acquirer. While exclusively practicing law today, Mooney has been a licensed Customs Broker for 39 years. Mooney earned his J.D. Cum Laude from Florida State University College of Law in 1999. To broaden his international expertise, he studied law at the Universidad San Pablo in Madrid, Spain as well. In addition to his knowledge of Customs and International Trade law, he has extensive experience in commercial and business law with regard to importers and exporters; Customs Brokers; freight forwarders; NVOCCs; vessel, truck, and aircraft operators; and others in the international shipping, transportation and trade industries and intellectual property.

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SPECIAL THANKS to TBA’s CLE Sponsor

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The Tallahassee Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Presents

September 29, 2016 5:30-8:00 p.m. FSU College of Law Rotunda Law students: Come meet Tallahassee-area attorneys from a variety of backgrounds and practice areas through “speed-dating” style networking. A reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres will follow.

For more information, please visit www.tallyyls.com

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Tallahassee firm seeking detail-oriented, motivated and talented 3- to 5-year associate with civil litigation experience Preferred candidate will possess strong oral advocacy and legal writing and research skills, with demonstrated experience drafting pleadings, discovery, brief writing, and efficient management and review of complex documents produced in discovery. Competitive salary, great benefits and work environment. Email cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected]

September General Body Meeting. September 15, 2016 | 6:15 PM FSU College of Law. Intro to Legal Profession. September 17, 2016 | 9:30 AM FSU College of Law. Join our annual panel discussion to welcome and introduce FSU First-Year Law Students to the Tallahassee Legal Community. The 2016 Annual Barristers Crab Boil. (MEMBERSHIP DRIVE - Pay Your Dues) September 17, 2016 | 11:30 AM Governor's Square Clubhouse. 501 S. Blairstone Rd. As the official kick-off event for the year, the Crab Boil brings together attorneys, judges and law students to enjoy steamed crabs, barbecue and other dishes prepared by Barristers members. Bring your family and friends to this free event. If you'd like to contribute to this year's Crab Boil, please contact C. Erica White. We will be collecting dues. Know Your Rights Seminar. September 29, 2016 | 6:00 PM, Location TBD. Past President and local attorney Mutaqee Akbar will lead a panel discussion on citizens rights during police encounters.

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TBA members have access to discounts and incentives from local vendors for services such as accounting, clothing, hotel reservations and fitness. Learn more at TallahasseeBar.org/benefits. 12 • Tallahassee Bar Bulletin • Sept. 2016

Legal Aid Corner

Thunderdome Tallahassee Continues to Flourish with Class 3 LAF Tallahassee Celebrates a Diverse Group of Leaders The Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee is thrilled to announce Thunderdome Tallahassee Class 3, made up of a diverse and accomplished group of leaders in the local legal community. Thunderdome Tallahassee is an innovative, hands-on leadership and pro bono family law training program that equips both fresh and seasoned attorneys with the tools necessary to effectively handle pro bono family law cases.

Darby Kerrigan Scott, Executive Director (850) 702-5010 [email protected] www.legalaidtallahassee.org

The program is a novel means of providing equal access to justice, a critical human services need in our community. It is estimated that thousands of low-income residents in Leon County lack legal representation, despite a dire need. Legal representation in a family law context often equates to very basic needs including safety, stability and health for families and children. One class at a time, Thunderdome Tallahassee aims to greatly enhance the pool of competent serviceoriented attorneys who can give their time and talent to help families in need.

Class 3 is represented by attorneys hailing from private practice, government, non-profit and corporate sectors, and bringing a wide array of legal experience. The class includes Tiffany Baker, Legendary Sports & Entertainment Law, L.L.C.; Kristin Bigham, Florida Department of Financial Services; Michael Blank, The Florida Bar; Matthew Bryant, Pennington, P.A.; Austin Cattani, Pennington, P.A.; Erica Dlubala, Waters & Associates, P.A.; Debi Galler, Berger Singerman LLP; Tabitha Harnage, Florida Department of Financial Services; Jasmyne Henderson, Pittman Law Group, P.L.; Kelly Kibbey, Law Office of Fred E. Pearson; Luke Lanasa, Law Offices of Don Pumphrey, Jr.; Carrie McNamara, Florida Department of Health; Eric Neiberger, Florida Department of Elder Affairs; William Pafford, Office of the Public Defender; Brittany Rhodaback, Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities; Rashida Rose; Matthew Sirmans; and Chancey Smith, Disability Rights Florida. The class boasts countless accolades including two attorneys recently recognized as 2016 Florida Trend Legal Elite—Kristin Bigham and Eric Neiberger—as well as an attorney recently recognized as one of the 2016-17 National Bar Association’s 40 under 40 Nation’s Best Advocates, Jasmyne Henderson. Jonathan Sjostrom, Chief Judge of Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit and a Thunderdome Trainer, has remarked about the program: “Thunderdome is a tremendous resource for the community and the court, providing excellent training in leadership and public service. Lawyers learn valuable skills, network with their peers and bar leaders, and help provide access to justice to unrepresented litigants.” The program combines trainings and events throughout the year with hands-on learning through a pro bono family law case assigned by the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee with the close supervision and assistance of an experienced family law mentor. The Mentors for Class 3 include Rachel Borntreger, Carolyn Cummings, Dina Foster, Christi Gray, Hunter Hendrix, Tom Powell, Trudy Innes Richardson, Tom Schulte and John Williams. Trainers for Class 3 include Kristin Adamson, Linda Bailey, Thomas Duggar, Judge Charles Francis, Judge Karen Gievers, Magistrate Ace Pedroso, Jerry Rumph, Chief Judge Jonathan Sjostrom, Ruth Stone, Magistrate Amanda Wall, and JoLen Wolf. The Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee is deeply grateful for the service and dedication of the Class 3 Participants, Mentors and Trainers, as well as the Sponsors who make this incredible program possible: Tallahassee Bar Association, Florida Bar Family Law Section, and the Young Lawyers Section of the Tallahassee Bar Association. Information about additional sponsorship opportunities can be found at this link.

The Legal Aid Foundation provides civil legal representation and assistance in Leon County to people in need through volunteers and supporters. Established 45 years ago by the Tallahassee Bar Association, LAF helps lawyers with a passion for equal justice serve our community. The Legal Aid Foundation is a United Way agency, a member of the United Partners in Human Services, and appreciates the long-time mission support of the Florida Bar Foundation and Leon County.

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LAF is excited to open the family law education series for Thunderdome Tallahassee Class 3 to all interested attorneys. Prepayment by check or credit card required. Credit card payments may be given by calling 850-222-3292. To RSVP, contact Darby Kerrigan Scott at [email protected] or 850-702-5010. A casual meal will be provided to those who RSVP. Basics of Family Law Institute Friday, September 16, 2016 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, FSU Law, BK Roberts Building 331 Speakers include JoLen Wolf, Ruth Stone, Kristin Adamson, Chris DelMarco, Linda Ann Bailey, Judge Jonathan Sjostrom and others Approved for 9 (8 General, 1 Ethics) Hours $195 for TBA, TWL, Barristers, and other local bar members $225 for non-bar members $10 for law students Free to Thunderdome Tallahassee participants, mentors, and Alumni Chapter members Each session listed below approved for 2.0 CLE Hours (General) $45 for TBA, TWL, Barristers, and other local bar members $65 for non-bar members $10 for law students Free to Thunderdome Tallahassee participants, mentors, and Alumni Chapter members Children’s Issues, Child Support Establishment and Enforcement Monday, September 26, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm, FSU Law, BK Roberts Building 310 Speakers include Magistrate Ace Pedroso and Magistrate Amanda Wall Continuation of Family Law Process: Ethical Mandatory Disclosure & Financial Affidavit; Running Support Guidelines Monday, October 24, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm, FSU Law, BK Roberts Building 310 Speakers include Jerry Rumph and others Shared Parental Responsibility, Timesharing and Parenting Plans, Paternity Monday, November 28, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm, FSU Law, BK Roberts Building 310 Speakers include Linda Ann Bailey, Thomas Duggar and Tom Powell Post Dissolution Judgements/Modification (includes Unified Family Court) Monday, January 23, 2017 5:30-7:30 pm, FSU Law, BK Roberts Building 310 Judges Panel with Moderator Tom Schulte Equitable Distribution/Alimony; Family Law Case Review Monday, February 27, 2017 5:30-7:30 pm, FSU Law, BK Roberts Building 310 Speakers include Kristin Adamson and others Please visit our Volunteer Resource and Hospitality Center Thanks to sponsorship from the Tallahassee Bar, LAF invites volunteers and supporters to join us anytime for a cup of coffee. The Volunteer Resource and Hospitality Center is a great place to relax, meet your colleagues, and see what’s going on with LAF. Location: Robert M. Ervin Lawyers’ Commons, 301 S. Monroe St., Suite 108, just inside the Monroe St. entrance to the Leon County Courthouse. 14 • Tallahassee Bar Bulletin • Sept. 2016

Thunderdome Tallahassee is a Legal Aid Foundation Initiative

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For over 45 years, the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee (LAF) has matched volunteer lawyers to low-income families needing legal solutions to desperate situations threatening home, family, and livelihood. We estimate over 2,300 low income families in Leon County need help in family law each year, and those seeking pro bono legal assistance previously faced a 3-4 month wait for a volunteer lawyer. Though finding pro bono volunteer lawyers is always a challenge, finding a family law volunteer is particularly difficult. These cases may involve protracted litigation and/or a high intensity of client emotion. But the impact of volunteer service is immeasurable, as expressed by Karen Walker, Executive Partner at Holland & Knight and an LAF volunteer: “Civil legal aid seems so distant. But when you set a fair child support amount, a child has food on the table, a decent roof over their head, school clothes... you name it, these basic needs are what is at stake in a family law case.” “Thunderdome Tallahassee,” a hands-on group training and leadership development program for volunteer lawyers, was created to solve this unmet need for pro bono service to low-income families. Each year, 15-20 participants are selected and commit to taking one carefully screened pro bono case at a time over 9 months of education, mentorship, and leadership development. Invest in the community and it will invest in you. Sponsors of Thunderdome Tallahassee, Class 3, will establish a legacy of volunteer lawyers and community leaders offering low-income families help and hope for a more stable home. Your contribution will provide the needed funds to make this program a legacy in Tallahassee and a model for all Florida Legal Aid programs. Your firm or company will be recognized alongside our participants, their mentors, our partners and community leaders who support and follow this groundbreaking program. Your financial gift supports program operations, legal costs, events, and the work of our Curriculum Partners: Florida's Second Judicial Circuit Family Law Judges, Florida State University College of Law and Public Interest Law Center, Leadership Tallahassee, Tallahassee Bar Association & Young Lawyers Section, Tallahassee Women Lawyers, Tallahassee Barristers Association and the Virgil Hawkins Bar Association. Please visit http://www.legalaidtallahassee.org/thunderdome-tallahassee/ to learn more.

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Thunderdome Tallahassee is a Legal Aid Foundation Initiative

Thunderdome Class 3 Sponsorship Opportunities Benefactor $10,000 Only 1 Benefactor Sponsorship Available  Sole recognition as Class 3 events sponsor, including standalone banner/signage  Sponsorship of awards given to top participant and mentor as nominated by the class  Presenting role at Launch Reception (December 2016) and Class 3 Celebration (Spring 2017)  Table sponsor (2 with signage) at Awards Luncheon  Logo branding on all press releases, promotional/curriculum materials, and event signage/

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invitations/program Sponsor name badges for all sponsor staff attending the events Sponsor logo linked from monthly e-communications to over 3,500 attorneys in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Sponsor logo linked from LAF website: legalaidtallahassee.org

Visionary $5,000  Presenting role at Thunderdome Launch Reception (December 2016) and Awards Luncheon     

(Spring 2017) Table sponsor (1 with signage) at Awards Luncheon Logo branding on all press releases, promotional/curriculum materials, and event signage/ invitations/program Sponsor name badges for all sponsor staff attending the events Sponsor logo linked from monthly e-communications to over 3,500 attorneys in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Sponsor logo linked from LAF website: legalaidtallahassee.org

Champion $2,500  Invitation to Launch Reception (December 2016)  Table sponsor (1 with signage) at Awards Luncheon  Logo branding on all press releases, promotional/curriculum materials, and event signage/   

invitations/program Sponsor name badges for all sponsor staff attending the events Sponsor logo linked from monthly e-communications to over 3,500 attorneys in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Sponsor logo linked from LAF website: legalaidtallahassee.org

Guardian $1,000  Invitation to Launch Reception (December 2016)  Recognition of your support as part of event programs for Launch Reception   

(December 2016) and Awards Luncheon (Spring 2017) Logo branding on all promotional/curriculum materials, and event signage/printed program Sponsor name badges for all sponsor staff attending the events Recognition on the Legal Aid Foundation website: legalaidtallahassee.org

Protector $500  Invitation to Launch Reception (December 2016)  Recognition of your support as part of event programs for Launch Reception  

(December 2016) and Awards Luncheon (Spring 2017) Sponsor name badges for all sponsor staff attending the events Recognition on the Legal Aid Foundation website: legalaidtallahassee.org

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Thunderdome Tallahassee is a Legal Aid Foundation Initiative

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$750 Monthly 2-Hour Class (6 available) / $1,000 Full Day Family Law Institute (1 available) Attendance at the class and opportunity to address the class participants, mentors and CLE attendees Opportunity to provide company materials or promotional items Acknowledgement at the class and monthly e-communications to over 3,500 attorneys in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Recognition on the Legal Aid Foundation website: legalaidtallahassee.org

$500 Monthly 2-Hour Class (6 available) / $750 Full Day Family Law Institute (1 available) Attendance at the class and opportunity to address the class participants, mentors and CLE attendees Acknowledgement at the class and monthly e-communications to over 3,500 attorneys in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Recognition on the Legal Aid Foundation website: legalaidtallahassee.org

$250 Monthly 2-Hour Class (6 available) / $500 Full Day Family Law Institute (1 available) Acknowledgement at the class and monthly e-communications to over 3,500 attorneys in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Recognition on the Legal Aid Foundation website: legalaidtallahassee.org

Awards Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities Sustainer $2,500  Prime seating  Table sponsor signage  Logo branding on event press releases, promotional materials, and event signage/invitations/   

program Sponsor name badges for all sponsor staff attending the event Sponsor logo linked from event recap e-communication to over 3,500 attorneys in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Sponsor logo linked from Legal Aid Foundation website: legalaidtallahassee.org

Supporter $1,000  Select seating  Recognition of your support as part of event program  Logo branding on event signage/printed program  Sponsor name badges for all sponsor staff attending the event  Recognition on the Legal Aid Foundation website: legalaidtallahassee.org Friend $500  Reserved seating  Recognition on event signage/printed program  Sponsor name badges for all sponsor staff attending the event  Recognition on the Legal Aid Foundation website: legalaidtallahassee.org

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Thunderdome Tallahassee also seeks in-kind partners in various operational areas such as media (digital documentation of experiences on video (with client and volunteer consent) to illustrate the impact of civil legal aid on local families and the personal leadership development of participants) and legal assistance (court reporting, property assessors, parenting evaluators, mediators etc.). Contact LAF Executive Director Darby Kerrigan Scott, (850) 702-5010, [email protected] with questions. Payment may be made by credit card over the phone at (850) 222-3292, ext. 2, by check mailed to LAF at 301 S. Monroe St., Suite 108, Tallahassee, FL 32301, or online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/legalaidtallahassee. 17 • Tallahassee Bar Bulletin • Sept. 2016

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