Thursday, August 1, 2013

Is Your Firm "Family-Friendly"?

I don't know about yours, but at my firm we have gone to extreme lengths to ensure a safe family-friendly environment.

For example we have installed the very safest of firm bounce houses, we transport our young ones only on official firm school buses, the beverage of choice for the little tikes is chilled Red Bull, we take firm vacations only on cruise ships, and of course family-friendly lunches are always held at one very special sushi restaurant!

Despite the extensive precautions we have taken to create a loving and safe family working environment, someone apparently has us beat:
Wender, Hedler and Hessen, P.A. of West Palm Beach was named the Family Friendly Law Firm of the Year at the Palm Beach County’s chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers’ annual Justice Barbara Pariente Luncheon that was held at the West Palm Beach Marriott.
Wait -- they held this event at a hotel?

Don't they know what can happen in that kind of death trap???


Anonymous said...


CAPTAIN said...


Former Supreme Court Justice Arthur England Dies

Arthur England, a former Florida Supreme Court justice and longtime Greenberg Traurig shareholder, died today after a yearlong lung ailment.

England, 80, was working at home in Coral Gables until late Wednesday, according to Barry Richard, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, where England had worked until last year when he was diagnosed with a serious lung disease.

"He had to reduce his practice, he wanted to be closer to home, and he was unable to do oral arguments," Richard said. "I was doing his oral arguments for him."

England served on the Florida Supreme Court from 1975 to 1981 and as chief justice from 1978 to 1980. He then moved to private practice, founding Greenberg's national appellate practice and serving as its co-chair for 20 years.

According to England's law firm website, he served in the U.S. Army's Counter-Intelligence Corps after graduating from college.

After he obtained his law degree, he practiced in New York and Miami and served as special tax counsel to the Florida House, where he authored the Florida Corporate Income Tax Code. He later served as special counsel to the governor and wrote Florida's Little FTC Act.
While a state Supreme Court justice, he authored the nation's first program for the generation of interest on lawyer's trust accounts, known as IOLTA.

In 1990, England formed the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and served as its charter president. In 2008, he was named a Legal Legend by the Miami-Dade Circuit Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah, and six children.

Cap Out ...

South Florida Lawyers said...

Thanks Cap.

Anonymous said...

Nice post. It's great that this blog recognizes Mr. Aronfeld (as do tens of thousands in the South Florida community) for his consumer safety advocacy. I applaud his unrelenting pursuit of justice and commitment to keeping the public safe. He is a shining ray of light in our community.

Anonymous said...

Hey Captain: what is Aronfeld's obsession with gay marriage all about? Doesn't he have anything better to do? Just asking?