Although it may not seem like it here in South Florida, fall is upon us. Even though we do not experience the leaves changing as other parts of as do other parts of the country, November is the beginning of the holiday season. Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is a time to reflect what you are thankful for. I personally am thankful for my family and friends that they are in good health. I am fortunate and thankful to have my immediate family close by and see them on a regular basis including working with my sister, Paula. Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you and your family.
As I sit here contemplating what to write for my President’s message, hurricane Michael has just devastated Mexico Beach, Panama City and surrounding cities in the panhandle. The first pictures of the aftermath of the destruction and devastation are heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers go out to those in the Panhandle.
Every October is the month the BCBA volunteers Legal Aid Advice & Counsel Hotline. On Tuesdays, volunteers call to provide legal advice to Legal Aid clients who want to know their legal rights. If you have never volunteered, I suggest that you do so. As a civil defense litigator, most of the clients at Legal are not seeking representation in my areas of practice. Legal Aid provides the volunteers all the law and forms to provide to the clients. I would like to thank The BCBA Board members and section chairs that participated this year.
November 12 is Veterans Day. The BCBA has many members who are veterans. I salute each and every one of our member veterans on this upcoming Veterans Day and thank you and your families for your service.
November is a busy month for the BCBA. On November 1st, we will be co-sponsoring a Jury Improvement Lunch with the 17th Circuit and ABOTA. November 2, is The Big Lunch: Connected to Goodness, Manifest Everything You Desire in Business and Life with author, David Meltzer. Mr. Meltzer is currently the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies. The lunch and presentation will be from 12:00 to 1:30 with book signings after. The BCBA Annual Holiday Party is November 29th at the NSU Art Museum from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. To learn more about these events and other events at the BCBA this month, please look at the last page of the Barrister or go to: browardbar.org/calendar
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