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 ( 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

Trials of the Century: a Decade-by-Decade Look at Ten of America’s Most Sensational Crimes

Click here to read a condensed excerpt from the upcoming: Trials of the Century: a Decade-by-Decade Look at Ten of America’s Most Sensational Crimes (Prometheus Books) Trials of the Century is the story of ten of the Twentieth century’s epic trials, one per decade, starting with Harry Thaw in 1906 and ending with O.J. Simpson in 1994.  Each is a tale of celebrity and sex, prejudice and heartbreak, and how the arc of American justice... Read More

Congratulations to Charles Morehead and Gary Singer

Congratulations to BCBA President Elect Charles Morehead and Board Member Gary Singer on receiving the 2016 Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification for the weekly radio show “Legal News and Review.” The Board of Legal Specialization & Education (BLSE) created the Excellence Award to further advance the vision of the Supreme Court of Florida that the Certification program serve as a means to assist consumers in identifying qualified legal specialists and to... Read More

Congratulations to Juliet Roulhac

Congratulations to former BCBA Board Member and Corporate Partner (FPL) Juliet Roulhac, who was selected as a 2016 Gertrude Rush Honoree. She received the award at the National Bar Association’s 36th Mid-Year Conference. This award recognizes legal pioneers and their commitment to civil rights.