Haitian Lawyers Association Attorneys Selected to the Florida Bar Leadership Academy
Three members of the Haitian Lawyers Association were selected for the 2014-2015 Florida Bar Leadership Academy. Our members were selected to be among the 30 fellows chosen from hundreds of applicants to represent the South Branch, which encompasses the 3rd and 4th DCA areas of Florida. The three attorneys selected are Byrnes Guillaume, Patricia Elizee, and Sophia Lopez.
The program’s purpose is to enhance the leadership skills of a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers and enable them to become effective leaders in the legal field and in the greater community. During the one-year term, fellows of the Florida Bar Leadership Academy follow a curriculum tailored to increase their professional development, knowledge base, and experience. More information about the Academy is available at www.floridabar.org/leadershipacademy.
Mr. Guillaume is the Partner of Byrnes Guillaume, Attorney At Law, PLLC, a law firm established to provide legal solutions for individuals in need of legal representation. Legal services offered are for Criminal Offenses, Immigration, Wills, Personal Injury, Landlord/Tenant Dispute, Family Law and Ad Hoc Law services determined on a case by case basis.  Mr. Guillaume is currently the Immediate Past President of the Haitian Lawyers Association. Mr. Guillaume can be reached at bguillaume@byrnesglaw.com.
Ms. Elizee is a Partner of Elizee Hernandez Law Firm, where she practices Immigration and Family Law in South Florida. They defend immigrants facing the threat of deportation in federal Immigration Court, represent families and individuals applying for immigration benefits, and guide businesses that are investing and hiring in the United States. Ms. Elizee is the current Vice President of the Haitian Lawyers Association. Ms. Elizee can be reached at patricia@elizeehernandez.com.

Ms. Lopez is a Partner of FL TRUSTS AND ESTATES LAW FIRM, LLC, a law firm that specializes in LIFE PLANNING. By incorporating Estate Planning, Family Agreements Asset Protection, and Wealth Transfer; the firm helps clients create and maintain wealth, prepare for retirement, and ultimately transfer wealth to the next generation. In addition to Life Planning, the firm specializes in Probate and Trust Administration, Asset Protection, Guardianship, and other transactional services surrounding Agency, Partnership and Business Agreements. Ms. Lopez can be reached at Sophia@flplans.com.



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