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Carlos J. Canino Installed as President of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Board

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On October 15, 2013, the Honorable Judge John W. Thornton, Jr., of the Circuit Civil Division of Miami, installed new Board Officers and Board members of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI) at an event generously hosted by Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Carlos J. Canino, Esq., of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., was installed as Board President; Jeffrey B. Crockett, Esq., of Coffey Burlington, L.L.P., as First Vice President; Lionel Lightbourne, representing the Belafonte Tacolcy Center, as Second Vice-President, Jordi Guso, Esq., of Berger Singerman, as Treasurer and Tiffani G. Lee, Esq., of Holland & Knight as Secretary.

Mr. Canino previously served as First Vice-President and Mr. Crockett as Board Treasurer. “We recognize that our low income citizens, when faced with legal trouble, if given a helping hand, will bounce back and continue to be productive members of our society,” said Canino. Also installed were new Board members Enny Avila, representing Children’s Medical Services – South Region, A. Dax Bello, Esq., of Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A., representing CABA, Dolly Hernandez, Esq., of Rafool & Hernandez, L.L.C., and Barnaby L. Min, Esq.,of Jackson Health Systems, representing the DCBA, and Ja’na Smith,representing Greater Miami Service Corps.

The following outgoing Board officers were acknowledged for their dedicated service: Lance A. Harke, Esq., of Harke Clasby & Bushman, L.L.P., who served two-terms as Board President, Yanick J. Landess, representing Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc. (FANM), who served as Second Vice-President, and Nancy Ciampa, Esq., Carlton Fields, P.A., who served as Secretary. In a testament to their dedication, they will continue to serve on the Board. Outgoing board members Nicole E. Mestre, Esq., of Mestre Law and Cristina B. Rodriguez, Esq.,of Squire Sanders were also recognized for their service.

“It is a privilege to have such talented attorneys and community leaders volunteer their time and expertise to support our mission and vision of equal justice,” said LSGMI Executive Director Marcia K. Cypen. “We are deeply grateful for their leadership.”