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February 2015 Newsletter


Thanks to the many members who attended and made our January CLE successful. We enjoyed excellent attendance for the presentation from John Lindner and Jay Dixon on Restriction of Services in our Public Defender program.

Our February lunch and CLE is on Friday, February 20th at Keith Young’s Restaurant. Our speaker this month will be Jeffrey D. Schoen, from Jones Fussell, LLP, who will be speaking on ” Regulatory Law on the Local Level.” Jeff has shared some of his thoughts with me, and I am looking forward to an interesting and timely presentation.

There were not many extra seats last month, and I am expecting a healthy turnout again this month to listen to Jeff. If you want to be assured of a seat at the table, please rsvp Our CLE lunch begins at noon, and Keith generally starts serving the meal around 12:15. The CLE itself will begin at 12:30.

I am open to any ideas for CLE programs, and if you have any thoughts on timely or creative topics or speakers, please let me know. I can be reached directly at

Best regards,
Alex Peragine, President


It is time to renew your membership for 2015, if you have not already done so! This year the membership cards will be “yellow” and your “purple” membership cards have expired. The membership card allows you to enter the courthouse without removing your belt or turning on your computer. Once your membership form and payment are received, you will be mailed a 2015 membership card. Attached is the registration form.

The first Family Law CLE will be on February 11th, in the Courthouse library at 9:00 a.m. Jill Leber will speak on “Hearing Officer Conference Rules and Procedures”. The cost is $15 for members. Please rsvp at

The All Day Family Law CLE will be on May 8th at the Clarion Inn. The speaker lineup and registration form will be emailed soon.

The Young Lawyer Section will be hosting a docket call at the Seiler bar on Thursday, February 26th at 5:30 p.m. The first drink is on the Bar Association and all members are encouraged to attend to socialize and network.

A schedule of CLE and Judges luncheons will be emailed soon


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