• If you read Sunday’s Los Angeles Times article about the Jan. 15 crash of US Air Flight 1549, you might have read the name Don Maciejewski, who is a board certified aviation attorney here in Jacksonville. Maciejewski was interviewed for the story and he also talked about the crash with radio talk show host Sean Hannity the day of the crash.
• U.S. Bankruptcy Court isn’t the only court on which U.S. Chief Bankruptcy Judge Paul Mitchell Glenn went to work. He played for the Florida State Seminoles basketball team from 1964-67, but Paul Glenn won’t be found on the record books. “I’m a junior and my parents didn’t want to have two Paul’s in the house and they didn’t want to call me Mitch or junior,” said Glenn. “So for no particular reason, I was nicknamed Bill. All of my official documents say Paul Glenn, but when I played basketball, I was Bill.”
• McGuireWoods recently elected 15 attorneys nationwide partners. One of them, Adrienne Conrad, is here in Jacksonville. Most of them are in Richmond.
• The law firm of Akerman Senterfitt also recently elected 13 new shareholders. Attorney Timothy Gillis is the only new shareholder in the firm’s Jacksonville office.
• The Jacksonville Port Authority is looking to replace the two big cranes damaged by high winds last fall. The Authority is taking bids on the cranes until March 6.
• Hanna & Her Sister at the Landing is relocating. By today, the store should be open in the renovated space across from Body Shop. In addition to high-end jewelry, the store now carries bridal accessories and can order invitations.
• To get ready for the April 1 Legal ArtWalk Show, local artist Reet London is offering a series of classes Tuesday evenings at European Art Garage on Hendricks Avenue. The classes start Feb. 17 and the cost is $135. For more, call 399-2773.
• The Northeast Florida Paralegal Association is holding its annual membership mixer Feb. 19 at River City Brewing Company from 6-8 p.m. It’s $15 for members at the door and free for guests who qualify for membership.
• Shannon Hewett has left the mayor’s office for a lobbying position with Southern Strategy Group, which is headed by former Speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives John Thrasher. Sherry Hall and Lisa Rowe will take over Hewett’s duties of working with City Council members on legislation.
• Speaking of the mayor’s office, Mayor John Peyton has nominated attorney Steve Busey for a position on the Jacksonville Port Authority’s board of director. Busey will replace Andrew Fogarty and his term will expire Sept. 30, 2011.
• Former Jacksonville Bar Association President Mike Prendergast was recently elected to his third term chair of the United Way of Northeast Florida’s Early Childhood Success Team. Prendergast is a shareholder with GrayRobinson.