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.
Following a successful Board Installation Dinner in July, the BCBA held its first dinner meeting and membership kickoff drive on August 30, 2018, at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa. We were honored to have as our guest speaker, Dori Foster-Morales, a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors and a candidate for President-Elect of the Florida Bar. She spoke on the topic of mental health in the legal profession and gave some great insight into many issues affecting lawyers throughout the state.
We are also working to plan another dinner meeting at which we will honor the Past Presidents of the Brevard County Bar Association.
I want to take a moment to thank our hardworking volunteer Board of Directors for their efforts in helping to coordinate these programs. We are in the midst of finalizing our 2018-2019 Membership Directory, which we plan to release in the next few weeks. If you have not renewed your membership for the 2018-2019 membership year, please renew online at: https://www.brevardbar.org/attorney-resources/membership-information/
We are looking forward to the spring when we plan on bringing our members the Professionalism Luncheon, a Spring CLE with a focus on Mental Health, the Judicial Poll, the Softball Game, and more dinner meetings and social events.
I welcome feedback from the members, as well as any ideas for future programming.
Please feel free to contact me at: email@example.com or 321-503-4014.
October 5, 2018: Justice Teaching Training (3 CLE Credits)
Justice Teaching is an initiative of Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis who will conduct a training on the Justice Teaching program. This event will be held at the County Commission Boardroom, Brevard County Government Complex (Building C) 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera. The ultimate goal of this program is to pair a legal professional with every elementary, middle and high school in the State of Florida.
October 25, 2018: CLE Luncheon: Blocking & Tackling Your Way to Increased Business Development (1 CLE Credit)
This CLE will take place at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club and will focus on business development from business development from beginning to end that will turn networking and business development efforts into a predictable revenue model. It will include tips and tricks on how to stay connected with prospects and clients to generate more revenue. The program will also teach the importance of having a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool. Special thanks to Seacoast Bank for their sponsorship of this event.
November 16, 2018: Fall CLE: Technology Roadshow (4 Technology CLE Credits, 2 Ethics CLE Credits)
The Florida Bar now requires that its members complete 3 hours of Technology CLEs in each reporting cycle. To assist BCBA members in meeting this requirement, we have coordinated with The Florida Bar to present a technology-themed CLE. This event will take place at the Space Coast Health Foundation Center for Collaboration in Rockledge. Lunch will be provided prior to the event and the CLE will run from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception to follow. Topics include Understanding Metadata and your Ethical Responsibilities with your Legal Documents; How a Practice Management Program Can Prevent Malpractice Claims in Your Law Office; Securing Mobile Devices; and Recognizing and Addressing Common Security Threats in Your Law Firm.
December 14, 2018: BCBA Annual Holiday Party