CLEARWATER - Jewel White Cole, Managing Assistant County Attorney, will be inducted as Clearwater Bar Association president May 19 at the association's 45th annual Law Day Luncheon at the Harborview Center, Clearwater, at noon. The theme of the luncheon is "Liberty Under Law: Separate Branches, Balanced Powers."
Other officers and directors to be inducted by 6th Circuit Judge Shawn Crane, include the following north Pinellas County lawyers: President-elect - Gregory K. Showers; secretary - Kimberly A. Campbell; treasurer - Peter J. Rivellini; and directors Stephanie R. Bolton, Joseph A. Corsmeier, John Davis Fernandez and Cheryl Smith-Khan. Continuing to serve on the board are: Jeffrey A. Albinson (Tampa), Thomas J. Donnelly, L. Keith Meyer, Kinnear K. Smith and Susan S. Demers, immediate past president. Connie R. Stephens, newsletter editor, will also join the board. Stephanie Bolton was also elected president of the Young Lawyers Division.
Keynote speaker is Charles Rose, assistant professor at Stetson College of Law. Other highlights will include presentation of prestigious annual awards including the George W. Greer Judicial Independence Award, John L. Bird Judicial Excellence Award, Ralph Richards Award, Liberty Bell Award to a community leader, Allen G. Moore Gold Badge Award to a member of law enforcement, Oyster Roast Cup and President's Awards. Recipients will be announced at the luncheon.
Teams from Pinellas Park High School and Lakewood High School will learn which team receives $150 cash awards, plaques and the Harry Fogel Traveling Trophy for their school for winning the annual Great Debate coordinated by the Clearwater Bar's Young Lawyers Division. The second place team receives $50 cash awards and plaques. Nine debate teams from high schools throughout the county participated. Participants from Pinellas Park were Tommy Stoner and Alysha Phelps, coached by Helene Adler. Lakewood participants were Ted Riquelme and Pierce Tibma coached by Jean Flegiel.
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