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Edited By: WCC Communications Committee

Sage Hoffman and Shawna Cruz volunteer to pamper women at the Lotus House, a Miami Shelter for Homeless Women

The Lotus House is a Miami shelter for homeless women that allow over 100 women and children live in a holistic environment for up to a year to heal themselves with therapy, rehab, job training, yoga and dozens of classes such as money management, healthy cooking and job skills. Women’s Chamber of Commerce member, Sage Hoffman, a Mary Kay Independent Sales Director, and Shawna Cruz, Senior Independent Beauty Consultant, recently spent their Saturday pampering a dozen homeless women.

Sage and her organization regularly teach skin care classes at the Lotus House. These women, who have lived on the streets encountering multitudes of traumas, had a moment with Sage and Shawna to cherish and love themselves, while learning important skills for creating a professional appearance due in part to a generous gift from Sage’s mother, Dr. Carol Hoffman-Guzman, founding director of Arts at St Johns, $300 of Mary Kay products for the women at the Lotus House. The gift was a gift from mother to daughter to help support Sage and her interest in the Lotus House.

http://www.lotushouseshelter.org/
http://www.marykayfoundation.org/Pages/Home.aspx
http://www.marykay.com/sagehoffman

Gwynne A. Young Receives Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers’ Achievement Award
Carlton Fields’ Tampa Shareholder and President of The Florida Bar, Gwynne A. Young, received the Achievement Award from the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers (HAWL) on May 8, 2013. The HAWL Achievement Award is presented annually by HAWL to a person who has demonstrated a commitment to the purpose, goals, and mission of HAWL and who has: excelled in his or her career, overcome traditional stereotypes associated with women, promoted the status of women within the profession, and/or promoted the status of women in the state of Florida.

Carlton Fields Launches New Blog Focusing on Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance
Carlton Fields’ Real Property Litigation practice group launched a new blog: Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update. Eight Carlton Fields’ attorneys author the blog: Dana R. Blunt, Stefanie D. Lincoln, Jin Liu, Ilan A. Nieuchowicz, Lauren E. Sembler, Christopher Smart, Brian B. Vavra and Sara G. Witmeyer. This new resource will be of particular interest to real property, financial services, and title insurance litigators and practitioners. The blog, authored by Carlton Fields’ real property attorneys, summarizes select opinions of interest.

Survey Shows Continuation of Trends in Better Managing Risks and Costs in Class Action Litigation
Carlton Fields released its 2nd annual Class Action Survey. This annual survey presents important opinions of more than 360 general counsel, chief legal officers, and direct reports to general counsel at major corporations (including many Fortune 100-1000) with average annual revenues of $13.1 billion. To download a copy of the report, visit www.ClassActionSurvey.com.

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