Next Meeting, Tuesday, Friday, June 25
at 12 Noon - via Zoom

Meetings are at 12:00 Noon, at Marina Jack Restaurant,  located at 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota — on the beautiful Sarasota bayfront, one traffic light south of the John Ringling Causeway just west of US 41 (Bayshore Drive).  We’re upstairs in the spectacular Bayfront Room.  Valet Parking is available ($1 per car plus gratuity if desired).  Our speaker topic will be:


June Speaker:

Michael Lang, J.D.


"Conflict resolution during the pandemic and mentoring colleagues"

For over 40 years Michael has mediated family, workplace and organizational disputes.


He has designed and presented introductory and advanced mediation and conflict management courses, workshops and webinars in the US and internationally. 


Michael created one of the first graduate programs in conflict resolution in the US at Antioch University in 1992 and served in a similar role at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.


He has authored The Practitioners Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution (2019), co-authored The Making of a Mediator: Developing Artistry in Practice, (2000).  He is the lead author for a series of ebooks, Divorce and Separation: A Practical Guide To Making Smart Decisions.  He is the co-creator and co-editor of Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic (2020) and Family Conflict During a Pandemic: Stories of Struggle and Hope (2021).


We welcome local or visiting retired attorneys who are interested in learning more about our organization. However, advance reservations are required.


You may contact us using the form below or email us at:

Call our President, Steve Sturm directly at 941-487-7176.  

We look forward to hearing from you!

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At our January 27 luncheon meeting at Marina Jack Restaurant, Gerald J. (Jack) Robinson and David E. Morrill presented a lively, enlightening debate exploring "Can Union Dues Be Unconstitutional Compelled Speech?" (revisiting U.S. Supreme Court case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association).  Their program was enjoyed by more than 65 members and their guests.
In the photo left to right: Jack Robinson, former
ARAS President Bernie Ehrlich, and David Morrill.


At our February 24 luncheon meeting at Marina Jack Restaurant, Chief 12th Circuit Judge Charles E. Williams spoke to a packed house on "A View from the Bench: Updates, Reflections and Observations."


At our March 31 luncheon meeting at Marina Jack Restaurant, Dr. Jan Schneider spoke to another packed house on
"Federal Benefits for the Aged
and Others in Need."

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At our October 27 luncheon meeting,
Dr. Robert Barylski spoke on "Vladimir Putin: Making Russia Great Again."