first_imgBriefs April 15, 2006 Regular News WITH LIVE STATUES OF LADY JUSTICEadorning the stage, Judge Roger Colton installed President Walter “Casey” Jones IV and other members of the 2006 Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors at the recent “Celebration of the Civil Justice System” party. Guest of honor Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, and State Attorney Barry Krischer paid special tribute to outgoing president, David C. Prather, for his leadership of the organization. The officers also include President-elect Richard M. Benrubi, Treasurer Harry Shevin, Secretary Fred Cunningham, and David C. Prather will serve as immediate past president. New board members Spencer Kuvin and Jack Hill were sworn in with fellow board members Eric Romano, Mickey Smith, Jonathan Levy, John Carroll, Maureen Martinez-Schwab, Art Cavataro , and Emilio Diamantis.GEORGE H. FREEMAN, assistant general counsel for The New York Times, was keynote speaker for “Media Law — Privacy, Publicity and Privilege” presented by the Media & Communications Law Committee of The Florida Bar. Pictured from the left are Freeman; conference Chair Rachel Fugate; conference Vice Chair Susan Tillotson Bunch; and Media & Communications Law Committee Chair D. Patricia Wallace.center_img Briefs A STUDENT TEAM FROM STETSON UNIVERSITY College of Law won the Second Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Pre-competition in March in Orlando. Stetson’s team competed against three other teams from Florida, winning each round of the pre-competition. Stetson student Kathryn Christian also won the award for best oralist. Students Garett Raines and Marina Braginskaya won the first round against Nova Southeastern University. Kathryn Christian and Jared Dolan then argued and won the round against the University of Miami. Hugh Higgins and Adam Williams beat the University of Florida team in the final round. The team will now compete in the international competition in Vienna, where this year more than 150 law school teams will compete from more than 45 countries. Arbitrators from many Florida firms judged and helped underwrite expenses. The competition was organized and hosted by the Vis Competition Subcommittee of the International Litigation and Arbitration Committee of the International Law Section of The Florida Bar. Last year, Stetson became the first American law school since 1996 to win the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition. Pictured from the left is the Stetson team of Higgins, Raines, Williams, Thomas Yaegers (who did not compete this year, but was a member of last year’s world championship team), Braginskaya, Dolan, Christian, and C. Ryan Jones, a student coach and member of last year’s team.last_img read more