|Message From The PresidentSeveral of our members have asked me why I sought election to the Executive Board of the Brevard County Bar Association, which has culminated in my term as President this year. In response I have said that i wanted to increase the average of our recent Presidents by more than a decade.My real reason for participating on the Board and serving as President is not complicated. I wanted to meet and get to know some of my fellow attorneys in a non-adversarial setting. My plan worked and I have made several new friends while serving on the Board.
This year, the Brevard County Bar Association Board plans to continue our goal of improving member services and benefits. We will focus on CLE and social events for the benefit of our members. I would encourage attendance by our members as a means to meet your fellow attorneys and judges. We have several judicial inductions and retirement parties in the immediate future. We are always in search of sponsors for these events among our members and the community at large. Please consider sponsoring or co-sponsoring an event, CLE or social gathering.
My personal quest is to provide any assistance I can to help Judge Harris get our Courthouse cleaned up, painted and re-floored. If you missed my prior message in the Ex Parte, may of our members have vocally announced their support for this quest. I hope our membership will work with and support Judge Harris’ efforts. If you doubt the need, wander the pubic hallways for a few minutes or look around the courtrooms. One of my favorites is Courtroom 2D. I spent a summer at Sea Camp in the 1960s in a tent full of 13-year-old boys that was cleaner and better kept than some of our courtrooms.
I look forward to working for the Brevard County Bar Association members and Board this year. We invite your ideas for CLE events or social gatherings. I hope to see you all soon.