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• The Daily Record Bad News Beers team fell 2-1 to the Jacksonville Business Journal and 2-0 to Folio Weekly in the first News Room Street Fight double-elimination charity dodgeball tournament Feb. 25. The nine news teams combined to raise $6,354 for the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville and the money will be used to help the Eastside PAL Tackle & Cheer programs. WOKV was the top fundraiser with $1,830, followed by the Beers with $1,395. We’d like to thank The Jacksonville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, the law firm of Spohrer & Dodd, Michael Freed of Brennan, Manna & Diamond, Jake Schickel of Coker Schickel, Dan Bean of Holland & Knight, the law firm of Alexander DeGance Barnett, Lindsay West of Moseley Prichard, James Cummings of Smith Gambrell, Nancy Chapman, the Mathis family and the company and staff of Bailey Publishing & Communications Inc. for their support.

• Holland & Knight partner Dan Bean, former president of The Jacksonville Bar Association, was appointed executive partner for the Jacksonville office Feb. 24 succeeding Missy Turra. It is Holland & Knight’s practice to rotate the position on a five-year schedule, but Turra served as the leader for the Jacksonville office for six years. “She served with dedication and distinction for an extended period of time,” said Buddy Schulz, partner at Holland & Knight. “Dan will follow her good example and continue to provide leadership in the Jacksonville office in the manner he has led the profession and community in similar roles.”

• Florida State University College of Law Professor Adam Hirsch has been appointed to the Florida Historical Commission by Gov. Rick Scott. Hirsch’s term began Feb. 16 and ends Dec. 31, 2014. He is the William & Catherine VanDercreek Professor at the law school and a courtesy professor at FSU’s history department.

• The Florida State University College of Law Moot Court Team won its third first place national victory of the month when it won the 2012 Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Competition. The competition was Feb. 23-25 at Albany Law School in New York. Winning team members are third-year law students Whitney Brummett, from Eureka, Mo., and Chelsea England, from Tallahassee. They were coached by law professor Steve Johnson.

• The FSU College of Law Moot Court Team also won the 2012 George Washington Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition Feb. 10-11 at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Winning team members are third-year law students Amanda Gibson, from Merritt Island, and Sara Huff from Tallahassee. They were coached by Tallahassee attorney Arthur Stern III.

• The Jacksonville Public Education Fund announced two new members joined the board of directors — Audrey McKibbin Moran, senior vice president for Social Responsibility and Community Advocacy for Baptist Health, and Matthew Rapp, executive director of The Players Championship.

• Mayor Alvin Brown received the Jacksonville University Beta Gamma Sigma Honoree Award, given to those who have furthered the ideals of the BGS through outstanding business and managerial leadership. JU’s Davis College of Business is establishing a chapter of BGS.

• The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar announced a $75,000 charitable gift to The Florida Bar Foundation to support Children’s Legal Services grants to Florida’s local legal aid organizations.



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