The Brevard County Bar Association (BCBA) is a voluntary professional association with more than 650 attorneys practicing in the 18th Judicial Circuit of Florida. BCBA members work to improve the legal profession, the community in which they live and the administration of justice in society.
The 2018-2019 BCBA Membership Year has now come to a close. Our final event of the year served as a great send-off for the hardworking board of the BCBA. On June 19th, the BCBA partnered with the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Brevard Chapter to present an evening CLE dinner, featuring guest speaker Darryl Burton, who spoke about his experience being wrongfully incarcerated for 24 years. Special thanks to Sara Goodin for helping to organize this event. Over 100 BCBA members attended the event, thanks to our generous sponsors, including INFINITI of Melbourne; Eisenmenger, Robinson, Blaue, and Peters; Douglas R. Beam; Harris Appellate Law Office; Jessica Travis; Brynn Brito; Blaise Trettis; Ernie Chang; Gretchen Klayman; Sanders-Randall; and Jay Thakkar.
The BCBA has had a very productive year, which was made possible by our hardworking board members: President-Elect, Philip Zies; Treasurer, Guna Ose; Secretary, David Alpizar; and Directors, Valeta Cameron, Steve Casanova, Geoff Golub, Tino Gonzalez, Greg Hansen, Elizabeth Harris, Scott Robinson, and Jay Thakkar. Through the hard work of our board, the BCBA was able to host 14 events this year (including 6 CLE events): the BCBA Softball Game, the Law Day Dinner with the 5th DCA Judges, the Mental Health CLE, the Spring Professionalism CLE, the Professionalism Awards Dinner, the High School Mock Trial Competition, Korematsu v. United States CLE, the Retirement Party for Law Librarian Annette Melnicove, the Annual Holiday Party, the Fall CLE: Technology Roadshow, the Marketing CLE sponsored by Seacoast Bank, the Civility Matters Luncheon joint event with ABOTA, the August Dinner Meeting with Florida Bar President-Elect Dori Foster-Morales, and the Board Installation Dinner.
Our goal this year has been to provide more value for our members, and we hope that we have met that expectation with our programming. The renovations to the new Brevard County Bar Association office are now completed, and we are looking forward to making this space available to our members to rent for mediations and client meetings. The new board of directors will be organizing a grand opening event in the near future.
As we approach our new membership year for 2019-2020, we have opened up registration for memberships. Please renew your membership by visiting:
It has been an honor to serve the BCBA as President this year. I am excited to see the new heights that our 2019-2020 BCBA Board can take this organization.