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Statement in Reference to Proposed Federal Defunding of Legal Services Corporation

Statement by the Executive Committee of the Broward County Bar Association Re: Proposed Federal Defunding of Legal Services Corporation Also Known as Legal Aid. The Broward County Bar Association, and its more than 3300 members and 10,000 lawyers living in Broward County Florida, fully support adequate funding for Legal Services Corporation I.e. Legal Aid and its sister organizations. Previous funding cuts have already cut the organization to its core. Further cuts would be unjust and... Read More

Evidence Changes For Civil Cases

            “Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the center of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer Last month when the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion, In re: Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code, rejecting the... Read More

BCBA Member Authors Book: The Hedgecock Friasko

A runner escapes death but collides with chaos in this thrilling mystery Deerfield Beach, FL – Jan. 9 – It was just a run across a bridge in Fort Lauderdale. Then it became a sprint for his life. The runner, Stephen Foerster, who luckily avoids death from an assassin’s bullet while crossing a bridge in Fort Lauderdale, now must untangle himself from a net of deception, treachery and South Florida drug deals gone bad in... Read More

Pro Bono Spotlight: Lindsay Massillion

Lindsay Massillon is a champion for pro bono legal services in Broward County. Despite her busy schedule as a practicing attorney, for the past several years, Ms. Massillon led efforts in Broward County to connect pro bono clients to legal services. Each year, Ms. Massillon leads an initiative challenging other Broward lawyers to volunteer for the Broward Lawyers Care Advice and Counsel Hotline, which is managed by the LegalAid Service of Broward County. LegalAid serves... Read More

Update from the Broward County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section

On Friday, December 16, 2016, the Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section held its quarterly Breakfast with the Judiciary at the Broward County Courthouse Law Library. Nearly 70 people attended the breakfast including approximately 30 members of the Broward County Judiciary. With a near 2:1 ratio of attorneys to judges, the breakfast once again showed why it is one of the best events for young attorneys to meet members of the judiciary in an... Read More

Congratulations to Bonnie Navan at the law firm of Kelley/Uustal

Congratulations to Bonnie Navan at the law firm of Kelley/Uustal, one of South Florida’s preeminent personal injury, products liability and medical malpractice legal practices, who named Bonnie partner. Navin focuses her practice in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Complex Case Litigation, Nursing Home Litigation, Business Litigation, Products Liability, Equine Law and Personal Injury & Commercial Business. She is a member of the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee and provides legal assistance to the American... Read More

Bruce Blitman Celebrates 25 Years at the Pembroke Pines Professional Center

Longtime BCBA member and veteran mediator, Bruce A. Blitman, has been a tenant at the Pembroke Pines Professional Center for 25 years. To celebrate this milestone, Adler Realty Services, the property manager, recently hosted an all-day Collection Drive to support the Humane Society of Broward County, where Blitman has volunteered for the past three years. The building’s tenants and guests were invited to drop off much needed supplies from the organization’s Wish List. The event... Read More

BCBA Hispanic Lawyers Committee Chairperson Named Legal Aid Lawyer of the Month

The Legal Aid September Attorney of the Month is an associate at the firm of Velasquez Dolan Arias, P.A. Alejandro Larrazabal has been involved in pro bono work for most of his career and has provided life changing assistance to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Recently, Larrazabal helped a client with the reinstatement of her rent assistance subsidy. The client was receiving rent assistance from the local Housing Authority for herself and... Read More