Boyd & Jenerette Associate Appointed to Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee of the Florida Bar
The Florida Bar has appointed Boyd & Jenerette Senior Associate Olesia Belchenko, to the 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee for a three-year term.
The grievance committee reviews complaints with much the same purpose as a grand jury. That is, the committee decides, after a case is submitted to them by bar counsel, whether there is probable cause to believe a lawyer violated the professional conduct rules imposed by the Supreme Court of Florida and whether discipline against the lawyer appears to be warranted.
Belchenko’s practice focuses on resolution of commercial disputes, including banking, construction and real estate. Belchenko has broad appellate experience, representing local and national banks, financial institutions, the aviation industry, as well as automotive finance companies before Florida’s appellate courts. She often advises clients on Florida's lien laws, including foreclosure procedures for construction liens and aircraft liens.
Ms. Belchenko has extensive experience with matters involving foreign parties and international law, particularly, with questions related to service of process abroad, and enforcement of judgments obtained in the United States in foreign countries.
Congratulations to our very own Allison Smith, Construction paralegal, who was awarded a 2012 Affiliates Award by NALA,the National Association of Legal Assistants/Paralegals, at their annual meeting in Omaha.
NALA is the leading paralegal association in the US. Its mission is to provide continuing education and professional development programs to all paralegals. NALA provides current information about the profession, continuing education materials and seminars, networking opportunities, professional certification programs, occupational survey findings and manuals to help paralegals excel in the workplace.
NALA is a non-profit organization, representing over 18,000 paralegals, who are individual members or members of NALA affiliated associations.