Jennifer Ficarrotta Appointed to BLSE

We are proud to announce that Florida Bar President Gary Lesser has appointed Jennifer Ficarrotta to serve as a member of the Board of Legal Specialization & Education, a 17-member standing committee of The Florida Bar. The BLSE administers the Bar’s board certification program, which identifies attorneys who have substantial experience and have demonstrated special knowledge, skills and proficiency in certified areas of practice and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.

Jennifer is Florida Bar board certified in Marital & Family Law and served as a member of the Marital & Family Law Certification Committee from 2019 to 2022. She chaired the committee in 2020.

The BLSE oversees the work of all the certification committees. The committees are responsible for proposing criteria for earning and renewing certification, reviewing applications, developing and grading examinations, and recommending to the BLSE certification for attorneys who have met both the minimum standards imposed by the certification plan and the particular standards in the practice area. The BLSE also has oversight responsibility for the evaluation of all continuing legal education accreditation applications, and member compliance with the Continuing Legal Education Requirement and Basic Skills Course Requirement.

Congratulations, Jennifer, on this prestigious appointment!
Jennifer A. Ficarrotta

Alex Caballero is HCBA Delegate to Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference

Sessums Black Managing Partner Alexander Caballero is part of the Hillsborough County Bar Association‘s delegation to this weekend’s Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference in St. Pete. Florida’s local and specialty bar leaders gather yearly to network and share the latest best practices and management techniques. The focuses are bar service, bar leadership, and mentoring. This year, the conference Boot Camp theme features “Special Forces” general sessions, basic training sessions for new voluntary bar leaders, advanced skills sessions for seasoned voluntary bar leaders, and front-line sessions for voluntary bar staff.

Pictured L-R are Squadron 20 and 21 members representing the HCBA, The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division and Gunster: Daniel Rosenhiem, Sean Bevil, Anisha Patel, Alexis DeVeaux, John Kynes, Alex Caballero, Mark Miller, and Sara Peacock.
Image of attorneys posing while attending a conference.