November and December went by fast, as the holidays typically do. But even then, David was busy. In November, David had the opportunity to be one of four panelists for the Criminal Law Breakout session of the annual Bench and Bar Conference, co-hosted by the St. Pete and Clearwater Bar Associations. He joined his boss, the Honorable Sara Mollo-Public Defender, Assistant State Attorney Doug Ellis, and the Honorable Nancy Moate Ley-Circuit Judge. It was moderated by Attorney Kali deVlaming. They advised attorneys on what they need to do when they suspect their client is incompetent to proceed. David got out and ran the St. Pete Run Fest Rollin’ Oats 10K. He joined some fellow PFAWL members and volunteered with Keep Pinellas Beautiful at the Upham Beach Cleanup in St. Pete and continued to mentor his Lunch Pal. The month ended with David attending the basketball court-naming ceremony for the legendary Boca Ciega High School Boys Basketball coach, Randy Shuman.
December started with another naming ceremony. David had the pleasure of attending the naming ceremony of the Old Historic Pinellas Courthouse Law Library to the Fred G. Minnis Law Library. The event was attended by family and friends of Mr. Minnis, members of the judiciary, Pinellas County Commissioners as they are the ones that voted in favor of the honor, and other voluntary bar leaders. David attended on behalf of himself and as the incoming President of the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also donated red blood cells,and ran the Chase the Dreidel 5K put on by Congregation B’nai Israel and Boley’s Jingle Bell Run. David again joined his PFAWL colleagues and Keep Pinellas Beautiful, this time cleaning up streets and alleys in the Campbell Park Neighborhood of St. Pete. And finally, as with every holiday season, David attended the Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Holiday Parties.
Posted on 08 Jan 2022, 17:00 - Category: News