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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

Five Ways for Law Firms to Support Health and Wellness

We all know the practice of law is high stress. Law firms can be challenging places: client demands mean working beyond business hours, issues are real, stakes are high and tight deadlines abound. “Lawyers, similar to those who work in the mental health or medical field, work with clients who are suffering,” says lawyer Jeena Cho, co-author of “The Anxious Lawyer.” “Let’s face it, rarely do clients come to visit a lawyer with happy news.” Unfortunately,... Read More

How do we end the escalating conflict between police and community?

How do we end the escalating conflict between police and community? One way is Insight Policing The police shootings and shootings of police that have become all too common on the daily newsreel underscore the crisis we face in police legitimacy. This crisis is not new, of course. Gallup polls show that over the past 20 years only a very slight majority of Americans have had trust in the police (http://www.gallup.com/poll/1597/confidence-institutions.aspx). When disaggregated by race,... Read More

Fourth DCA Judicial Nominating Commission

FOURTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION – NOTICE OF ACCEPTING JUDICIAL APPLICATIONS The Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission announces that it is accepting applications to fill the vacancy on the Fourth District Court of Appeal created by the retirement of Judge W. Matthew Stevenson. The application deadline for this vacancy is Monday August 15, 2016. Qualifications of Applicants: Applicants must have been members of The Florida Bar for the preceding ten (10)... Read More