cba-gala_web.jpgMIAMI – 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, Sept. 28 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida.

The new officers are:
President Alison F. Smith, Labor and Employment Attorney, Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, P.L.,Fort Lauderdale.

President-Elect Annika E. Ashton, Labor and Employment Attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Miami. Vice President Kimare S. Dyer, Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney, Lydecker | Diaz LLP, in Miami. Erica B. Astbury, Secretary, Property Insurance Litigation Attorney, Munio & Astbury Law, P.A., Miami. Sharaine A. Sibblies, Treasurer, In-House Counsel, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Deerfield Beach. Nicholas C. Johnson, Board Member, Insurance Defense Attorney, Bernstein Chackman Liss & Rose, Hollywood. Stefan E. McHardy, Board Member, General Practice Attorney, DSA Legal Group, Miami. Schuyler A. Smith, Immediate Past President, Admiralty and Maritime Law Attorney, Hamilton Miller & Birthisel LLP,  Miami.

“Everything, including the emcees, honorees, attendees, sponsors, supporters, food, and entertainment contributed to the wonderful ambiance,” said President Smith. “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.”

The Caribbean Bar Association, is based in Miami with more than 150 attorneys from the Caribbean-American community in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.

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New Officers: Stefan McHardy, Kimare Dyer, Schuyler Smith, Erica Astbury, Annika Ashton, Sharaine Sibblies, Alison Smith, Nicholas Johnson were installed at the Caribbean Bar Association gala.