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 theme of the BCBA events in March of 2019 was Professionalism, and we had the opportunity to honor the recipients of our annual Professionalism Awards on March 14th and to discuss the topic of professionalism extensively at our CLE on March 21st.
We were honored to have Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer as our guest speaker at the Professionalism Dinner, which was our first ever joint event with the Brevard County Association for Women Lawyers (BCAWL). Congratulations to the 2019 Brevard County Bar Association Professionalism Award Winners and BCAWL Founders Award Winners:
Judge T. Mitchell Barlow Young Lawyer Professionalism Award: Kerry Mawn
Private Lawyer Professionalism Award: Trizia Eavenson
Government Lawyer Professionalism Award: Sara Goodin
Judge Clarence T. Johnson, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award: Greg Eisenmenger
Non-Lawyer Professionalism Award: Laurie Rice
BCAWL Founders Award Recipients:
Judge John Harris and Kyle Lieneck
The BCBA and BCAWL had a great turnout at the Professionalism Dinner, and we look forward to a continued partnership in the future. Special thanks to President-Elect Philip Zies for running the event.
On March 21st, the BCBA hosted a free 4.5 hour CLE at the Space Coast Convention Center. The title of the CLE was UP YOUR GAME – Tips on Lawyer Professionalism: What to Avoid and How Not to be a ”Jerk”. Thanks to the efforts of Kim Torres, this event was a huge success. The event was very entertaining, thanks to an impressive lineup of speakers and panelists, including Judge Tonya Rainwater, Judge Rob Segal, Kim Torres, Doug Beam, Patti Savitz from the Florida Bar, Christina Magee, Scott Krasny, and his brother, Glenn Krasny, who presented on the topic of improv comedy and its application to improving communication.
We are looking forward to producing more great events in April and May and continuing to provide more value for our members.
April 22, 2019:Law Day Dinner with Judges from the 5th District Court of Appeal Space Coast Health Foundation Center for Collaboration 1100 Rockledge Blvd, Suite #100 Rockledge, FL 32955 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
May 10, 2019: Spring CLE on Mental Health Space Coast Health Foundation Center for Collaboration 1100 Rockledge Blvd, Suite #100 Rockledge, FL 32955 12:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.
Finally, the Brevard County Bar Association is assisting in gathering together members for the Professionalism Committee. If you are interested in joining and learning more about it, please contact me at email@example.com or 321-503-4014