President's Message

Dear Members,

I hope all is well with everyone as we continue to emerge from the Covid-19 experience! 

The South Palm Beach County Bar Association had a virtual swearing in ceremony of its executive officers and board directors on May 15, 2021 that was presided over by the Honorable Circuit Court Judge Lou Delgado.  I was honored to be sworn in as the 61st President of the SPBCBA along with our new President-Elect, Ellen Leibovitch, our new Treasurer, Christopher Sajdera, and our new Treasurer, Wilnar Julmiste. LA Perkins was sworn as our Past President. Judge Delgado administered the oath and swore in the directors of SPBCBA along with the officers and board members of the Young Lawyers Section.  Over 45 people viewed the on-line ceremony – which I believe will be the final time a swearing in occurs in this manner.   

I want to thank L.A. Perkins for the outstanding job she did as President under the most difficult circumstances that our association has had to experience in its 60 year existence.  I look forward to L.A.’s continued involvement as Past President.  I also want to thank our immediate Past President, Holly Gershon, for her many years of faithful service as she now comes off the board.  I also want to welcome Ian Berkowitz and Stacey Mullins as the two newest members of the board of directors and look forward to their participation.

I want to announce that Mary Kinirons has been hired as the new Executive Director of the SPBCBA and will be taking over this position shortly. We are very excited about the contributions that Mary will make as the new Executive Director.  We want to thank Seema Patel for her faithful service as Executive Director.  We wish Seema all the best with her upcoming wedding and married life!

We plan on having an extremely busy year.  We expect all our events to occur in person, including resuming our monthly lunches at Morton’s along with putting on committee events that will come with CLE credit.  We anticipate holding the tennis tournament in October and having our amazing holiday party at the Bocaire Country Club in December.  It will be wonderful to see our members in person at our events again starting this fall!    

It is such a privilege to be your President for the next year! I will devote my best efforts to making this coming year an impactful one for the benefit of our members and the South Palm Beach County legal community.  I can assure all of you that the officers, board members and committee co-chairs will invest significant effort in making this year an extremely successful one.  We are here to serve you!      

Our summer retreat to plan for this year is scheduled for July 17-18.  We will provide more details on events and other relevant announcements in early August.  If any of you have any ideas or suggestions to improve our association, or are interested in getting further involved, please do not hesitate to email me at or call me at 561-734-5552.  I look forward to hearing from you! 

In the interim, please have an enjoyable and safe summer wherever your travel plans may take you.

Thank you for your continued membership in and support of the SPBCBA.

All the best,

Gordon Dieterle

6111 Broken Sound Parkway NW

Suite 200

Boca Raton, FL 33487

Phone: 561-489-5890


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