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Jax Daily Record Monday, Nov. 24, 200812:00 PM EST

City Notes


• Smith Hulsey & Busey attorney Jeanne Helton was chosen to chair The Florida Bar’s Health Law Section earlier this year, but now she can add another title to her resume: member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Academy of Health Care Attorneys. Helton was recently appointed and is the only North Florida attorney on the board, which advocates for hospitals at state and federal levels.

• Attorney Michael Tanner of Tanner Bishop has been elected to the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national organization dedicated to the preservation of civil jury trials. The organization seeks attorneys who display skill, civility and integrity. In addition, Tanner recently was appointed as one of three directors of YCC Properties Inc., which owns the property where the Youth Crisis Center in Jacksonville is constructing its New Life Village. The village is a facility to provide foster children with the skills to transition from foster living into independent adult living.

• Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge-Elect Adrian Soud will start off the investiture schedule for the four new judges that will join the bench. His ceremony is scheduled for January 15.

• “Civil Remedies for the Victims of Crime” was the topic of a seminar held on Nov. 14 at the Florida Coastal School of Law. The seminar was hosted by Primerus member firm Milton, Leach, Whitman, D’Andrea & Milton and the National Crime Victims Bar Association. Partners Joseph Milton and Joshua Whitman served as panel members. Over 60 participants, representatives of various agencies engaged in counseling crime victims, were in attendance.

• VyStar Credit Union’s Downtown branch has a new manager. Vice President James Urban, who opened the Hogan Street branch, has been transferred to VyStar’s Dunn Avenue office and Gene Moore, who has worked at the Downtown branch since before it moved from Forsyth Street, is the new branch manager. (MM)

• The law office of Elizabeth Ondriezek has moved closer to the beach. It may have been a small move from 3333 Atlantic Blvd. to 3829 Atlantic Blvd., but the move has resulted in the business owning the building in which it practices rather then leasing.

• The next Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Lecture Series is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 2. The next lecture, “Contemporary Photography: The Seaside Series,” features discussion between artist Jay Shoots and Cummer Museum Director Maarten van de Guchte, with topics yet to be decided. Tickets for the event are $5 and for more information, call 355-0630.

• The Navy is in the process of the disestablishment of Sea Control Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. The Wing — which has been in service for over 35 years — is based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and the official ceremony is set for Jan. 30.

• Lt. Erik Hunter of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was recently praised for something he did off the clock. On his own time, Hunter did the tile work in the bathroom and kitchen for Ocean Beaches American Legion Post 129 in Jacksonville Beach. According to Post Commander Mark Dorsey, the tile work was a project “many of our members are no longer physically able to do.”

• The annual Springfield Home Tour hosted by the Springfield Woman’s Club on Dec. 5-6 will have a few changes this year. It will feature a romantic “Holiday by Candlelight” theme throughout the 11-home tour. Wine will be served alongside the standard Christmas cookies, prepared by the community. Two of this year’s stops will feature carolers and a fire pit. Tickets are on sale for $12.50 in advance and $15 on days of the tour. For more information, contact Sharlene Dano at 354-1530.

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