Shareholder Robert A. Cole Nominated for ABOTA Foundation Trustee

Shareholder/mediator Robert A. "Bob" Cole has accepted a nomination to become a 2016 ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) Foundation Trustee.

Florida Mediator Robert A. Cole Shareholder Bob Cole

One of the current trustees will complete a three-year term at the end of the year, leaving a vacancy on the board. Two other candidates have been announced in the election to fill the vacancy: John Kim of ABOTA's Houston chapter and Peter W. Riley of the Minnesota chapter. "After ballots are sent to all Fellows, the candidate receiving the highest total of votes will fill the vacancy for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and ending Dec. 31, 2018," Brian W. Tyson, ABOTA's executive director, explained.

"I am truly honored to be nominated for this trustee position along with John and Peter," Bob wrote as part of his candidate statement. "I have been an active member of ABOTA for 25 years, serving as an MIT (Masters in Trial) chair for the Jacksonville chapter, FLABOTA president, FLABOTA board representative and national board representative for the Jacksonville chapter."

Most recently in his ABOTA involvement, Bob has worked with the Jacksonville chapter to present James Otis Lectures and a new ABOTA program -- The 7th Amendment Symposium -- which are components of the foundation's youth education initiative. More than 120 middle and high school students are scheduled to attend the symposium on Dec. 8 and 12.



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