We are proud to announce that SBCF Partner Caroline Black Sikorske is among the lawyers who have been named to the 2020 list of “Lawdragon 500 Leading Family Lawyers.” The Lawdragon editorial team selected lawyers in its “Family 500” through submissions, journalistic research and editorial vetting from a board of the lawyers’ peers. Congratulations to Caroline on being included among these lawyers of distinction.
SBCF attorney Andrew D. Reder has been selected to speak on Ethics in Family Law: Allegations of Domestic Abuse at the “Florida Family Law & Ethics for Paralegals” seminar on March 31 at the Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Westshore/Airport. His presentation will address the duties of attorneys who represent the accuser or the accused in divorce cases that include domestic violence allegations. The seminar is hosted by HalfMoon Education Inc. and is approved for 7.0 CLE hours (3.0 Ethics) for Florida Registered Paralegals. Information and registration are available at this link.
Andrew gained substantial experience in the courtroom as a successful prosecutor for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. As a prosecutor in Hillsborough County, Andrew successfully litigated numerous jury trials, non-jury trials, and motions, including prosecuting domestic violence offenses. Prior to that, Andrew was a staff attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas County) where he clerked for four circuit court judges. Andrew is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Marital and Family Law Sections of The Florida Bar and the HCBA, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Tampa Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society and the J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court. Andrew was recently elected by his peers to the Executive Council of the Marital and Family Law Section of the HCBA for the 2019-2022 term.
Did you know? Bay Area Legal Services is dedicated to providing free civil legal services to low-income residents and nonprofits throughout the Tampa Bay area. The organization helps foster children find permanency in stable, loving homes; protects families from domestic violence and child abuse; and helps veterans and seniors fight foreclosure and retain their homes. Every year, BALS attorneys, paralegals and support staff assist thousands of individuals, families and community groups. Support for Bay Area Legal Services promotes access to justice—and SBCF is proud to be a BALS Sustaining Law Firm for the ninth consecutive year. Law firm support helps give BALS the ability to sustain and grow their programs and continue the important work they do in our communities.
SBCF is proud to be a law firm sponsor for the Clearwater Bar Association’s 81st Oyster Roast, a preeminent Bar social event in the Tampa Bay area since 1939. More than 600 attorneys, judges, sponsors and guests attend this great legal-community event. This year’s Oyster Roast will be at Florin Roebig in Palm Harbor on Saturday, March 28, 5 – 9 PM. Registration and details are available at this link. We hope to see you there.
Here are some great photos of SBCF Managing Partner Alex Caballero presenting on “Practice & Procedure” at the 2020 Marital & Family Law Review Course on Friday, Jan. 31. Attorneys Steve Sessums, Caroline Black Sikorske, Jennifer Ficarrotta, Andrew D. Reder and Sterling Lovelady and paralegals Michele Tawzer and Lorri Rowell attended the sold-out event at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando. The review course is one of the largest CLE events in the Southeast and more than 1,700 were in the audience. Congratulations to Alex on being among the faculty members for this prestigious event.
Photo credit: AAML – Florida