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Jax Daily Record Thursday, Jan. 24, 201905:10 AM EST

The Marbut Report: Lawyers drawing a bead on sporting clays

Jacksonville Bar Association’s inaugural tournament is Feb. 1.
by: Max Marbut Associate Editor

The inaugural Jacksonville Bar Association Sporting Clays Shoot is Feb. 1 at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports.

A portion of proceeds from the event, sponsored by the Milam, Howard, Nicandri, Gillam & Renner law firm, will benefit Three Rivers Legal Services.

Members of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will be entering the competition. To familiarize themselves with the shooting experience, potential entrants met at the competition venue for an afternoon of instruction from David Dobson, director and head coach of the varsity shooting team at Jacksonville University.

“I had never picked up a gun and I had a blast – pun totally intended,” said Jennifer Mansfield, a partner at Holland & Knight.

“I always thought skeet-shooting would be an interesting thing to do, but I never had the opportunity. I like the challenge of hitting a moving target,” she said.

Visit for details about the tournament.

Funeral for Lansing Roy is Saturday

Lansing Roy, 78, founder of the bankruptcy law firm Lansing Roy PA, died Monday.

He was a fixture of the Northeast Florida legal community who devoted his nearly 50-year career to bankruptcy law representing debtors. He served as a trustee, former president and board member of the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association.

A funeral mass is 9 a.m. Saturday at San Sebastian Catholic Church, 1112 Florida 16 in St. Augustine.

The viewing is 5:30 p.m. Friday at Craig Funeral Home, 1475 Old Dixie Highway in St. Augustine.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Promise to Kate, a nonprofit established to fund research for myotonic dystrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy.

For more information or to make a donation, visit

Rep. Rutherford to speak to the Federalist Society

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Jacksonville, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Feb. 15 meeting of the Jacksonville Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society.

The program begins at noon in The Lounge near the Laura Street entrance of the Main Library Downtown.

Rutherford’s topic will be border security, said Adam Brandon, chapter president.

The public is welcome. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, including lunch.

FCSL alumni gathering Feb. 7

More than 6,000 students have attended Florida Coastal School of Law and about 2,100 alumni are in Northeast Florida.

They are invited to a happy hour cash bar gathering at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Bellwether restaurant Downtown on Forsyth Street in the CenterState Bank building.

The contact for the event is Smith Hulsey & Busey attorney Kayla Haines at [email protected].

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