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Bruce Blitman – Justice Teaching Volunteer of the Year Award

BRUCE A. BLITMAN of Palm Beach Gardens received the Justice Teaching Volunteer of the Year Award during the Judicial Luncheon at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention in Boca Raton. The award honors an attorney volunteer for dedication in teaching Florida students about their government and the courts. The award was presented by Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis, who founded Justice Teaching in 2006, with the ultimate goal of pairing a legal professional with... Read More

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