The Caribbean Bar Association recently elected new officers for the 2013-2014 calendar year. The new officers were officially installed at the 17th Annual Caribbean Bar Association “ASPIRE TO INSPIRE” Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida.
The new officers are:
Alison F. Smith, President, Labor and Employment Attorney at Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, P.L., in Ft. Lauderdale. Ms. Smith previously served as Secretary of the Caribbean Bar Association.
Annika E. Ashton, President-Elect, Labor and Employment Attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP in Miami.
Kimare S. Dyer, Vice President, Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney at Lydecker Diaz, LLP in Miami.
Erica B. Astbury, Secretary, Property Insurance Litigation Attorney at Munio & Astbury Law, P.A. in Miami.
Sharaine A. Sibblies, Treasurer, Probate & Trusts Attorney at JM Family Enterprises, Inc. in Deerfield Beach.
Nicholas C. Johnson, Member-at-Large, Commercial Litigation Attorney at Bernstein Chackman Liss & Rose in Hollywood.
Stefan E. McHardy, Member-at-Large, General Practice Attorney at DSA Legal Group in Miami.
Schuyler A. Smith, Immediate Past President, Commercial Litigation Attorney at Hamilton Miller & Birthisel in Miami.
“This year’s banquet was a rousing success. Everything, including the emcees, honorees, attendees, sponsors, supporters, food, and entertainment contributed to the wonderful ambiance. The CBA proudly recognized outstanding advocates in the Caribbean-American community, who fight injustice and educate the public about pressing issues facing them, and generated much needed funding for our scholarship program. We are very appreciative of our new and long-standing sponsors who generously contributed to underwrite the banquet as well as our other guests. It is our desire for the banquet to continue to grow so that the mission of the CBA to inform, educate and empower the public will continue successfully,” said President Alison Smith.