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Jane for President-Elect

I believe that the Dade County Bar Association has the opportunity to speak for professionalism, to advance the Bench and Bar, and to support our members with meaningful services. I also believe that we owe our members a duty to use our resources wisely. Because of these beliefs, I have invested sustained effort for the last nine years to improve our services and operations, and I am seeking to continue my service to the Bar as President-Elect.

Before being elected to Vice President this year, I served on the Executive Committee five times, as Treasurer, and as Secretary. My contributions have included updating the procedures of the Lawyer Referral Service, developing financial controls, auditing three years of financial statements, investing our savings in a diverse portfolio, and overhauling the Bulletin. You can count on me to work to improve our organization’s service to our members and the community.

Thank you for your vote, and for entrusting me with the viability and success of our organization.

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HONORS AND AWARDS:

  • The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division 2015 Lynn Futch Most Productive Young Lawyer Award
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami 2015 Rising Star Award for the Together We Must Campaign
  • Coral Gables Bar Association, 2014 President’s Award
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association 2013 Alumni Leadership Award, 2011 President’s Spirit of Achievement Award
  • Dade County Bar Association 2012 Pro Bono Service Award for Innovative Projects

VOLUNTARY BAR SERVICE:

DADE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
  • Elected to the Board of Directors in 2010, served three consecutive terms as Group 1 Representative to the Executive Committee, drafted staff Policies and Procedures with past president Garrett Biondo;
  • Bylaws do not permit directors to serve consecutive terms, during year off (2013-14) served on the Budget Committee and Audit Subcommittee;
  • Re-elected to the Board of Directors in 2014, elected to two consecutive terms as Group 2 Representative to the Executive Committee for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 bar years, then ran for Treasurer;
  • Elected 2016-2017 Treasurer, authored financial controls and audited three preceding year financial statements;
  • 2017-2018 Secretary, led Lawyer Referral Service Committee, seeking to improve operations and marketing to enhance delivery of legal assistance to clients and referral of appropriate clients to private attorneys;
  • Remained on the Budget Committee since 2013, authored staff policy handbook;
  • Writer, past vice chair, and then chair of the Bulletin Committee, (appointed two times) spearheaded redesign of newspaper publication and website;
  • Co-founded the University of Miami School of Law Student Chapter in 2009, (as a student) served as liaison from 2010-2014.
CORAL GABLES BAR ASSOCIATION
  • Elected to the Board of Directors in 2010; (membership at fewer than 50)
  • Served as Treasurer in 2010-2011, initiated bookkeeping and accounting procedures to ensure accountability and transparency;
  • President-Elect, 2011-2012, redesigned website;
  • President 2012-2013;
  • Membership increased to more than 400.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LAW ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
  • Vice President for Alumni Outreach;
  • Vice President for Student Affairs;
  • Chair, Young Alumni Committee;
  • Vice Chair, Young Alumni Committee.
  • Elected to the Board of Directors in 2010; (membership at fewer than 50)
  • Served as Treasurer in 2010-2011, initiated bookkeeping and accounting procedures to ensure accountability and transparency;
  • President-Elect, 2011-2012, redesigned website;
  • President 2012-2013;
  • Membership increased to more than 400.
THE FLORIDA BAR
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee “11C”;
  • Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee, Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference Host Committee, 2012-2015; 2019
  • Panelist and moderator for seminars such as “Technology for Bar Associations,” “Tax Filings and More,” “Identifying, Recruiting and Training Leadership.”

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