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JBA Board Board of Governors Elections Now Open!

Monday, April 13, 2020  
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JBA Board of Governors Elections 2020

Online Voting Now Open!


A President-Elect and five (5) members of the Board of Governors are to be elected. Meet the candidates below, and then scroll to the bottom of page to cast your vote!



President-Elect Candidate

Michael Fox Orr


Jacksonville Bar Activities:


• Treasurer, Jacksonville Bar Association

• Secretary, Jacksonville Bar Association 
• Board of Governors, Jacksonville Bar Association 
• President, Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section 
• President-elect, Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section 
• Treasurer, Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section 
• Secretary, Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section 
• Board of Governors, Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section 
• Author, Daily Record Articles, Jacksonville Bar Association 
• In addition to these positions, I have chaired several committees for both the JBA and JBA YLS



Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:


• Florida Bar Board of Governors 
• Vice Chair, Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics, Florida Bar Board of Governors 
• Member, Disciplinary Review Committee, Florida Bar Board of Governors, 
• Member, Rules Committee, Florida Bar Board of Governors, 
• Member, Civil Rules of Procedure Committee 
• President, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division 
• President-elect, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division 
• Chair/Moderator, Florida Bar Practicing with Professionalism 
• Chair, Moot Court Committee, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division 
• Chair, Bylaws Committee, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division 
• Chair, Technology Committee, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division 
• Executive Committee, Chester Bedell Inn of Court 
• Board of Trustees, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society 
• Member, Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism 
• Author, Third Chapter, Florida Civil Trial Practice 
• In addition to these positions, I have served on several committees and attended several voluntary bar and ABA conferences as a representative.



Civic Activities:


• Volunteer, V for Victory Foundation 
• Board of Directors, Clara White Mission 
• President, Board of Directors, Family Nurturing Center of Florida 
• Management Team/Volunteer, Special Olympics of Florida, Duval County 
• Board of Directors, Cummer Museum Up & Cummers 
• Member, Blueprint for Leadership, HandsOn Jacksonville 


Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

Local bar associations like the JBA must continue evolving for the benefit of members. We have an outstanding Board of Governors and staff at the JBA. They are dedicated to giving our members first class services and programs. The opportunities are endless with the Bar and I hope to continue supporting our board, committees, and staff in their exploration of those opportunities. Our young lawyers have amazing energy and I will endeavor to assist the YLS as they continue to do heavy lifting for our association. Now is the time to increase our investment in each other. I look forward to hearing from each of you about your ideas for growth as we support our incoming leader, Michelle Barnett.


Board of Governors Candidates

Fraz Ahmed (incumbent)


Jacksonville Bar Activities:

• JBA Board of Governors, 2012 to present 
• Young Lawyers Section Board of Governors, 2008-12 
• Chair, Law Day Committee, 2010-12 
• Member, Law Day Committee, 2008 to 2019 
• Chair, Law Day High School Mock Trial Competition, 2008 -10 
• Chair and co-chair, YLS Afternoon at the Courthouse Seminar, 2008-09 
• Speaker at the Law Day Naturalization Ceremony, 2009 
• Chair, YLS Noon in June, 2012 
• Chair, YLS Sports League, 2011 
• Chair and co-chair, YLS Holiday in January Project to benefit foster children, 2009-11 



Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

• American Board of Trial Advocates - Presenter Bill of Rights Symposium for local middle schools, 2019 
• Participated and assisted with numerous activities, including the JBA Holiday Project to benefit senior citizens involved with Meals On Wheels, JBA YLS Run for Cover 5K to benefit the Florida Skin Cancer Foundation and JBA YLS Annual Golf Tournament. 
• Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Associate, 2009 
• Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Barrister, 2012-15 
• American Board of Trial Advocates



Civic Activities:

• Volunteer at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, 2008 to present 
• Dreams Come True Horizon Board Member, 2009-15 
• Florida Coastal School of Law Mock Trial Team Coach, 2006-12 


Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

I would like to continue to see a steady growth in membership and encourage greater involvement. Becoming involved with the JBA has been one of the most rewarding experiences. To encourage greater involvement, I would like to exceed the goals our membership sets for us including developing ways to better serve our membership, providing greater communication to serve the needs of our members, providing better member benefits, continuing to promote the highest degree of professionalism and fostering a stronger bond between the JBA and our community to promote public perception of the legal community.


Michelle Broyles


Jacksonville Bar Activities:

• 1/30/19 JBA CLE @ the Omni 
• 10/23/19 Judges, JAs, and Java 
• 10/24/19 JBA Member Appreciation at the courthouse 
• 11/6/19 Yoga on the lawn 
• 11/20/19 JBA Meeting/Luncheon 
• 12/4/19 JBA Yoga on the lawn 
• 12/11/19 Bench & Bar Holiday Party 
• 1/8/20 JBA Yoga on the lawn 
• 1/10/20 Health Strategies for the Busy Professional 
• 1/22/20 JBA Meeting 
• 2/27/20 JBA Member Appreciation at the courthouse 
• 3/25/20 Registers for the JBA Meeting/Luncheon



Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

• JWLA member, 2017 to the present, Judicial Reception Committee 2018 to present 
• Florida Family Law Inns of Court, August 2015 to the present, Executive Board 2015/2016 term



Civic Activities:

• Jacksonville Humane Society, Foster for underaged and/or medically needy kittens, cats, and puppies, 2015 to present 
• Family Nurturing Center of Northeast Florida, Board of Directors, Secretary, 2018 to present 
• Volunteer at the annual Taste of Chocolate Challenge Fundraiser, 2019 to present 
• Volunteer supervisor at the inaugural Father/Daughter Dance 2020 
• Mentors Making a Difference, Neptune Beach Elementary, mentor to at risk youth, 2017/2018 school year 
• Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Immigration Day, 2016 -2018 
• North Florida Wildlife Coalition, Foster Volunteer, December 2017 to present 
• Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Freed to Run, 2018 and 2019 
• Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, JALAween, 2018 and 2019 


Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

Since I have been a member, the JBA has provided a great forum to meet attorneys in other practice areas, where we have been able to help and educate one another.   I hope to promote diversity and inclusion.  The JBA offers a variety of educational programs and networking events that are underutilized by many attorneys who may feel intimidated by an organization with such a large membership.  It is important to reach these potential members and make them feel welcome, teach them the networking skills needed to thrive in the profession, and maintain the tradition of professionalism and support of one another in our legal community. 


Adina L. Pollan (incumbent)


Jacksonville Bar Activities:

• Board Member, Jacksonville Bar Association, 2019-present 
• Founder of the Judicial Relations Committee Bench & Bar Conference 
• Judicial Relations Committee, 2014-present (Chair, 2018-2019; Vice-Chair, 2017-2018) 
• Commercial Litigation Committee, 2014-present (Vice-Chair, 2015-2016) 
• Bar Bulletin Committee, 2015-2019 
• Senior Holiday Project Committee, 2014-2019 
• Chili Cook Off Committee, 2009-2018



Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

• The Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions—Contract and Business Cases, Appointed Member, 2016-present 
• The Florida Bar 

• Business Law Section, Member, 2009-present 
• Executive Council, 2016-present 
• Retreat and Sponsorship Committee, 2014-present (Chair, 2017-2018; Vice-Chair, 2016-2017) 
• Communications, Vice-Chair, 2018-present 
• Chapter 48 Task Force Member, 2018-present 
•  Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Committee Task Force Member, 2016-present (was just approved into law)

• Professional Ethics Committee, Appointed Member, 2016-2019 

• American Inns of Court, Chester Bedell Chapter 

o Executive Council Committee Member, 2016-2019 
o Barrister, 2015-2019 
o Associate, 2008-2009

• U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, Student Loan Portal Committee, Appointed Member, 2018-present (implemented October 2019) 
• Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Member, 2015-present 
• Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Member, 2015-present 
• International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Member, 2015-present



Civic Activities:

• Rethreaded's Circle of Sisters, Secretary, 2019-present
• Girls Inc.'s Rising Leader Society, 2012-2016 (President 2014-2015; President-Elect, 2013-2014)
• University of Florida Law Alumni Council, Member, 2012-present
• Jacksonville Humane Society Pawfessionals, Special Events Committee, Co-Chair, 2013-2014
• Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (Advance Directives for Seniors, Pro Se Clinic for Bankruptcy)
• Emory Alumni Association, Member 


Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

I have been a passionate member of the JBA since 2009. Last year, as chair of the Judicial Relations Committee, we created the inaugural Bench & Bar Conference. This year, in working again with the Judicial Relations Committee, the second conference was an even greater success, with over 120 participants and 50 speakers. My goal has been to think creatively to provide value to the current members, as well as find ways to grow membership.

If re-elected to the Board of Governors, I want to continue finding ways to improve benefits to the membership: whether via increased substantive content, more networking events, or opportunities for virtual events.

Shannon Schott


Jacksonville Bar Activities:

• Solo and Small Law Committee Co-Chair 2018-2020

• YLS Board 2019-2020

• Criminal Law Committee Chair and Vice-Chair 2016-2018



Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

• Juvenile Law Certification Committee 2019-2021

• JacksonvilleJustice Association, Board 2019-2021

• Women's Caucus Chair 2020

• Jacksonville Women Layers Association Board 2016-2017



Civic Activities:

• Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi House Corporation President 2018-President 
• The Women's Board Art and Antique Show Committee Chair (Young Collectors) Vice-Chair (Lectures, Magazine, Blog) 2016-Present 
• the March of Dimes


Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

During my time as the Solo and Small Law Committee Co-Chair, I have seen the need to give special time and attention to those of us who are solo and small. I want to continue to support solo and small law firms with special solo/small law elements to all programming and events. I would like to see The Jacksonville Bar develop long-term resources for solo/small law firms through the use of technology. 
I would also like to support working parents with additional support, programming, advocacy and mentoring. As we are currently seeing the special challenges that our entire profession faces when school and/or childcare is unavailable. Learning from this moment in history is paramount.


Cyndy Trimmer (incumbent)


Jacksonville Bar Activities:

• Jacksonville Bar Association

• Board of Governors 2018-present 
• Bar Bulletin Editor-in-Chief 2014-2018 
• Senior Holiday Project Committee 2013-present (Chair 2014, Co-chair 2013) 
• Law Day Committee 2014-2019 (Co-chair 2017, Citizenship Day subcommittee and volunteer attorney, Poster Contest subcommittee and classroom teacher, Rendezvous on the River subcommittee) 

• YLS Board of Governors 2014-2018

• Secretary 2016-2017 
• Chili Cook-Off Committee 2014-2018 (Co-chair 2015) 
• Poker Tournament Committee 2015-2018 (Chair 2015, 2016) 
• Social Committee Chair 2016-2017 
• Website committee Chair 2016-2017 
• Afternoon at the Courthouse Committee 2013-2016 (Co-chair 2015, Chair 2014)



Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

• The Florida Bar

• Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith Jr. Leadership Academy Class IV Fellow 
• Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Section 
• Florida Bar City, County and Local Government Law Section 
• Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section 
• RPPTL Condominium and Planned Development Committee 

• Florida Association for Women Lawyers 
• Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association

• President Elect 2019 
• Treasurer 2018 
• Membership Chair 2017 
• Golf Academy Founder and Chair 2018 
• Judicial Nominating Commission Oversight Committee 2017 
• Judicial Reception Committee 2015-present (Co-chair 2017) 
• Date Auction Committee 2014



Civic Activities:

• Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2020 
• Winston YMCA Advisory Board 
• Build, Putt, Give Board of Directors 
• Junior League of Jacksonville 
• Urban Land Institute North Florida Council

• 2018-2019 Center for Leadership 
• Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee 

• NAIOP of Northeast Florida Commercial Real Estate Development Association 
• Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

• Citizenship Day 
• Ask A Lawyer 
• Advance Directives for Seniors 
• Pro Bono Attorney 

Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition Judge 2014 


Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

I have been honored to serve as a member of the JBA board for the last several years and am proud of the work that has been done to make membership meaningful for all of those involved. I believe it is our job to continually strive to improve the value of membership through re-evaluation of our committees, programming, and opportunities for engagement, and to serve as ambassadors within the legal community and community at large. As incoming President-Elect of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, I have the unique opportunity to foster partnership between our various voluntary bar organizations and look forward to strengthening those bonds if elected. 


Lindsay L. Tygart (incumbent)


Jacksonville Bar Activities:

• Jacksonville Bar Association Board of Governors, 2015 - present 
• JBA Young Lawyers Section Board of Governors, 2008 - 2016

• President, 2015-2016 
• President Elect, 2014-2015 
• Treasurer, 2013-2014 
• Secretary, 2012-2013

• JBA Young Lawyers Section "Most Valuable Member" Award - 2008 
• Law Week Committee Chairperson, 2010 and 2011 
• Recipient of JBA Chairperson of the Year Award, 2011 
• 4th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, 2017 - present 
• 4th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, 2014 - 2016 
• 4th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee, 2014 - 2016



Florida Bar/Other Bar Association Activities:

 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 2012 - 2019 
• Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Member, 2006 - present

• President, 2010 - 2011 
•  Executive Board, 2006 - 2011

• Chester Bedell Inn of Courts

• Student Member, 2006 
• Associate Member, 2008 
• Barrister, 2013 - 2016

• Jacksonville Justice Association Member, 2012 - present

• President Elect, 2016 - 2019 
• Treasurer, 2013 - 2016 and 2019 - present

• Florida Justice Association Member, 2012 - present 
 Florida Justice Association Womens Caucus Co-Chair, 2013 - 2015 
• American Association of Justice Member, 2012 - present 
• American Bar Association Member, 2008 - present



Civic Activities:

• American Cancer Society's ResearcHERS Initiative Co-Chair, 2020 
• Florida Coastal School of Law Alumni Board of Directors, 2007 - 2017 
• The Bolles School Alumni Board of Directors, 2007 - 2011 
• Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, 2006 - present 
• Certified Attorney Ad Litem, 2012 - present 
• Labrador Rescue of North Florida, 2009 - present 

Goals for the Jacksonville Bar Association:

I have been incredibly blessed to have had the opportunity to serve the members of the Jacksonville Bar Association for the past 12 years. One of my goals for the JBA is to ensure that our Bar association remains relevant to our membership. The practice of law is constantly changing and evolving, which brings challenges, but also brings opportunities to develop new and inventive programs and initiatives to support those changes.

Jacksonville is the absolute best city in which to practice law. Our local practitioners have an inspiring sense of camaraderie that can be rare in this field. It is vitally important that the Jacksonville Bar continue to foster that sense of professionalism. 


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