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.
Happy June, BCBA Members. School is out, vacations are planned, and many of you have been busy attending graduations for family members and friends.
We, too, have been busy at the Bar the last couple of months. It is with great pleasure that I announce WE HAVE MOVED. The Brevard County Bar Association is now the owner of an office condominium unit located at 5430 Village Drive, Unit 101 in Rockledge. Please stop in and say ‘hello’ to Terrie if you are in the neighborhood. We love our new location and are proud to call many BCBA members “neighbor.” Remember, this is your Bar and therefore this new office is to be used for the benefit of you….our members.
Although we have officially moved in, and the office is up and running, the Board has plans to customize the space with an ultimate goal of offering office space and conference room space for use by our members. We are all very excited about this new venture and look forward to using this space to offer additional member benefits.
Our Law Day Luncheon was a tremendous success. I congratulate all of the winners and a special thank you to Board Member Kelly Swartz for planning a successful event. I would also like to say a very special ‘thank you’ to Judge Davidson, Judge McKibben, Judge Harris, Judge Ingram, Judge Naberhaus, Judge Taylor, Judge Garagozlo, Judge Serrano, Judge Koenig, Judge Atkin, Judge Lemonidis, and Judge Rainwater for taking time out of their very busy schedules to determine the winners. And of course, last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank Judge Antoon, our Law Day guest speaker. Having had the opportunity to speak with many Bar Presidents over the years, we are extremely fortunate to have such overwhelming support from our bench.
I also want to say a huge thank you to Board Members Geoff Golub and Guna Ose for planning this year’s BCBA softball game/picnic. Please see Geoff’s article in this edition of the Ex Parte for more information on this event.
I know many of you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new directory. It is in its final stages and should be mailed out in the very near future. We are also finalizing our new, more user friendly website. We are expecting to launch the new website within the next month, just in time for membership renewals.
As I close out my year, Andrew is busy planning his year as President. If you haven’t already done so, please mark your calendars for the BCBA Installation Banquet which will be held on Thursday, July 19th at the Space Coast Heath Foundation Center for Collaboration. Look forward to seeing you all there.