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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.

Diana Santa Maria presented FJA Award

Congratulations to Diana Santa Maria, BCBA member and Florida Board of Governors representative upon being presented with the Florida Justice Association 2016 Compassionate Gladiatrix Award. The award is presented to an individual who exemplifies “strength, skill, drive, and heart” and who can be described as an “unwavering advocate, a master of the trial, and a champion for victims.” In her acceptance address, Diana dedicated the award to all the Gladiators and Gladiatrixes who everyday go... Read More

Simple Tech Tips

Happy 2016!  It’s that time of year when many of us set new year’s resolutions both for personal and professional growth.  The below content gives your members informative guidance on how new technology, like Windows 10 Pro and Office 365, can give businesses greater flexibility, more productivity and greater value to help meet their 2016 goals.  Find out more and pass along these helpful tips! What’s New in Windows 10 Pro? Windows 10 Pro gives... Read More

FBI Alert Warns of Criminals Seeking Access to Law Firm Networks

Earlier this month, the FBI’s cyber division issued an alert that it has information that hackers are specifically targeting international law firms as part of an insider trading scheme. “In a recent cyber criminal forum post, a criminal actor posted an advertisement to hire a technically proficient hacker for the purposes of gaining sustained access to the networks of multiple international law firms,” the alert from March 3rd stated. The FBI alert — 160304-001 — didn’t share any other information, such as... Read More

Congratulations to BCBA Member Arlene Lakin

Congratulations to BCBA Member Arlene Lakin who has been elected to Broward County’s Agency & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) “Senior Hall of Fame!”  There will be a breakfast for Arlene and the other inductees on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.  The breakfast will take place at the Woodlands Country Club, 4600 Woodlands Blvd. in Tamarac.  If anyone is interested in attending the event, please contact Cheryl Morrow at (954)745-9567, ext.10206.

Broward County Judge Seat Finalist

Congratulations to the Six Finalist Named for Broward County Judge Seat! We are very proud of our BCBA members: Michael Davis, Jose Izquierdo, Michele Ricca, and Michelle Zeiger. Click here to read the article from Sun-Sentinel

New Courthouse Opening Mid 2016

Broward County’s new courthouse, the latest addition to the downtown Fort Lauderdale skyline, will be opening in mid 2016. The 714,000 square foot facility features 77 courtrooms, state-of-the-art security features, and Broward-themed artwork.

Technology & the Law, or Lack Thereof

On February 16, 2016, tech giant, Apple Inc., released a public statement in response to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s request that Apple create a “backdoor” to its iOS. As we all know, Apple is one of the most innovative companies when it comes to modern technology, specifically iPhone, Apple’s most sought after device. Apple uses encryption to protect users’ personal information stored on their iPhones. Using encryption to protect data within an iPhone means... Read More