Caribbean Bar Association elects new officers for 2015-2016

New Board Members taking the oath of office; pictured L-R: Michelle T. Bell, President; Devona Reynolds Perez, President-Elect; Annika Ashton, Immediate Past President; Niyala A. Harrison, Vice President; Nikeisha Pryor, Secretary; Sharaine Sibblies, Treasurer; Serena Witter, Board Member; Kimare Dyer, Board Member.

The Caribbean Bar Association has two newly installed leaders, announcing Merchant Litigation lawyer Michelle T Bell as the new president and commercial litigation attorney Devona Reynolds Perez as president elect.

Both attorneys, who also previously served as officers, will oversee an all-female board.

The CBA also recognized three law student scholarship recipients, and honored Babacar M’Bow, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art; Lisa Narcisse, Vice President, Branch Manager of PNC Bank; Embrace Music Foundation; and the Haitian Lawyers Association, for their contributions to the community.

The Caribbean Bar Association held its 19th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. The theme of the Banquet was “Celebrating Unity: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers.”  

The Keynote speaker,  Eugene Pettis, Esq., the first Black President of the Florida Bar, called upon the legal community to work together to address the lack of diversity in leadership in law firms and on the bench.  
Judges, lawyers and community leaders from across the state attended the event which featured music by steel pan artist Steel Away, Saxophonist Randy Corinthian, and a display of carnival costumes designed by Dru Chuck of Designs by Dru.

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