Boyd & Jenerette Partner Elizabeth B. Howard has been appointed to be a Barrister in The Chester Bedell Inn of Court, for a three year term 2012-2015. The Chester Bedell American Inn of Court was Florida’s first Inn and the fourteenth in the nation, founded in 1985 in Jacksonville.
American Inns of Court are designed to improve the skills, the professionalism, and the legal ethics with which the bench and the bar perform their functions. As a Barrister, Ms. Howard will assist the Inn of Court in helping lawyers become more effective advocates, with a keener ethical awareness, by providing them with opportunity to learn side-by-side with the most experienced judges and lawyers in their communities.
Ms. Howard is head of our firm’s construction practice group and is BV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for an attorney with less than 10 years of practice. She is active in the American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry; Associated Builders and Contractors; and is on the Board of Governors for the Jacksonville Bar Association. Ms. Howard was voted a Florida Trend Magazine “Up & Comer” in 2008 and 2010 and a Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Construction Litigation 2009-2012.
Boyd & Jenerette Associate, Kansas Gooden has been selected as Vice Chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association's Appellate Section for the 2012-2013 term. The appellate practice section routinely holds dinners and other events for visiting judges from the 1st DCA and the Eleventh Circuit, holds mock oral arguments, and coordinates other events for appellate lawyers and with the appellate courts.
Kansas R. Gooden is an Associate of Boyd & Jenerette practicing in the Jacksonville office. Her practice focuses primarily on civil appeals, insurance coverage and bad faith/extra-contractual liability litigation. Ms. Gooden was selected by Florida Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in 2011 and 2012. She also is active in First District Appellate Inn of Court which she became a member of in 2011. While in law school, Ms. Gooden interned for the Third District Court of Appeal Chief Judge David Gersten. Additionally, Ms. Gooden played nationally competitive golf and was the Virginia State Girls Golf Champion in 1997 and 1999.
Congratulations to our very own Bille Jo Taylor, who won the Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Volunteer of the Year award for her tireless service to the Bar and the community!
The Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section ("JBA/YLS") is composed of area young lawyers who are 35 years old or younger or who have been practicing less than five years. The JBA/YLS has a large and enthusiastic membership and a very active and committed Board of Governors. JBA/YLS is dedicated to providing a diverse array of programs and projects designed to benefit young lawyers, all members of the bar, and our community.
Congratulations to Boyd & Jenerette Partner Elizabeth Howard for being elected to a 2 year term on Board of Governors for the Jacksonville Bar Association!
Ms. Howard has been on the Board of Governors of the Young Lawyers Section since 2006 and has held several positions on the Board, serving as Treasurer, Secretary, President-Elect, and this past year as President. Along with her activities with the local Bar, she is active in the ABA Construction Forum, the Florida Bar Construction Law Committee, and the local chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.
The Jacksonville Bar Association plays an extremely important role in the legal community, as well as to the entire Jacksonville community. It offers many opportunities for its members, including Continuing Legal Education and networking. Serving on the Board of Governors, Elizabeth's goal is to continue to build on these aspects of The JBA, but to also work on making The JBA more user-friendly and encouraging all members to be actively involved.
Elizabeth B. Howard, a Partner with Boyd & Jenerette was recently inducted as the President of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section ("YLS"). Ms. Howard, who serves as the chair of the Firm's Construction Department, will use her leadership skills to oversee all activities of the YLS, including charitable projects, member events and a sports league for area attorneys. Congratulations, Elizabeth! See article here.