On Saturday, July 25, 2009, at the FLABOTA convention at the Longboat Key Club and Resort in Sarasota, Florida, Bob Cole was sworn in as President-Elect of the Florida Chapters of ABOTA (FLABOTA). Mr. Cole will serve as President-Elect during 2009-2010 and will be sworn in as President of FLABOTA in July of 2010. He has been an ABOTA member since 1990 and has served as President and FLABOTA Board representative for the Jacksonville Chapter. Mr. Cole was the recipient of the FLABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2008. Bill Stone and Kristen Van der Linde of our firm are also members of ABOTA and the Jacksonville Chapter.