Letter From The President – Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness
As we watch the firework shows this Fourth of July surrounded by our family and friends, let us pause for a moment to count our blessings, and remember all those who have fought to protect the constitution of The United States of America.
Thanks to the bravery and foresight of the revolutionaries who signed the Declaration of Independence, we as attorneys can continue the work of our forefathers, to protect the unalienable rights of all humans.
As President of the Broward County Bar Association, I would like to recognize, and thank our BCBA members who are veterans, and those whose family members have served in the armed forces to defend our nation.
This year, with the assistance of the board of directors and the BCBA staff led by Executive Director Braulio Rosa, we will work to continue to bring value to your membership. Please take the opportunity to review our member benefits and discounts offered by our sponsors and utilize their services to show them your appreciation of their support of the BCBA.
We will continue to be a voice for our members, advocating against proposals like reciprocity and for-profit lawyer referral service expansion. It is also my goal to develop an online catalog of CLE courses, stream a live webinar broadcast, and implement a long-term redevelopment plan for the Bar Center. As a BCBA member you too are welcome to get involved, and use your talents to benefit this worthwhile organization.
I consider it an honor to serve as President. Since my beginnings in the North Broward Bar I have enjoyed meeting our members. One of the many advantages to being a BCBA member is the relationships you will create, and I am proud to consider the more than 3,300 BCBA members, part of my work family. I encourage you to continue to recruit your colleagues to join this valuable organization, and do not forget to save-the-date for the 2017 Bench-Bar Convention.
The 2017 Bench-Bar Convention on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Broward County Convention Center will feature a judiciary panel plenary, keynote lunch speakers, and an afternoon plenary session, sure to appeal to attorneys and judges from Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. This year we will welcome recently appointed Florida Supreme Court Justice C. Alan Lawson.
For additional information regarding the 2017 Bench-Bar Convention, sponsorship levels, and tickets, available at $0 for Judiciary BCBA members, $195 for BCBA members, and $235 for non-members, please call 954-832-3618 or visit https://www.browardbenchandbar.org/.
Thank you again for the warm welcome I have received as your president. May God continue to bless each of you, your families, and this Great Country.