Thank you everyone for your trust. It is a privilege to serve as a president of this wonderful group of lawyers and judges. As I start this year, I understand the unique challenges that it brings and promise to make the most out of this year. In addition to our stellar board of directors, I could not imagine serving in this position without my supportive husband and daughter. They know how much time I have put into getting to this point and how much it means to me. I would also like to thank my employer, Mr. Archer, State Attorney, who has always fostered community service and has allowed me to pursue this goal and to become the first Assistant State Attorney to hold the position of BCBA president.
With the goal of making membership in the Brevard County Bar Association a valuable and meaningful investment of its members’ time and money, I have already begun planning CLEs and other events. On June 9th, 2020, BCBA held a Free Online CLE led by Christina Magee “Making the most out of your Zoom Mediation.“ A second Free Online CLE – “Procedures and practices for remote hearings via Microsoft TEAMS” will be held for BCBA members only on July 9th, 2020 with a panel of judges that include Judge Robert Segal, Judge Lisa Davidson and Judge Tesha Ballou, this CLE will be very informative as we navigate the impact COVID-19 has had on the judicial process. We will continue to hold Free Online CLEs throughout the 2020-2021 year, so stay tuned.
Once we understand the situation a little bit better and can gather in bigger groups, I plan on starting live events that will include the BCBA Installation Dinner (September) , BCBA Past Presidents Dinner (October), and the BCBA annual Holiday Party (December). Please be patient with us during these times; your safety is our main concern.
I have minimized the number of Constant Contact emails. Constant Contact will be used sparingly to advertise upcoming events and provide useful Court updates or other information helpful to our membership. If you are not receiving the Constant Contact emails, please contact BCBA so that the issue can be remedied. I also invite all of you to share your expertise with our legal community by submitting an article to the ExParte. If you are interested in submitting an article, please email BCBA for further details. This year, the ExParte will be published bi-monthly and will be a source of important information and updates on the latest happenings in the BCBA community. All lawyers who have renewed their membership should expect a copy of the ExParte by the second week of July 2020.
If you have not already done so, please renew your BCBA membership and encourage other lawyers to become a BCBA member. Despite these unprecedented times and the difficulties it has presented, my goal is to offer much needed resources and support to our membership so please stay in touch. You can always reach me or any of the board members with your ideas or suggestions. You can email me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 1-321-720-9997.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity in 2020-2021.
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