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2018-2019 BCBA Membership Renewal

2018-2019 BCBA Membership Renewal
    If you currently have a BCBA courthouse access card that allows you into the courthouse via the card reader, the courthouse access card fee will assure that your card remains active. Your current courthouse access card becomes inactive on 8/31/2018. For security reasons, you will NOT be allowed to bypass security with an expired BCBA courthouse access card. Don't get stuck waiting in line at the courthouse. Keep your courthouse access card active! If you have an old BCBA courthouse access card or if this is your first BCBA courthouse access card, you will need to have your photo taken and your new courthouse access card printed at the Viera courthouse. Remember! A valid BCBA courthouse access card must be read by the card reader at the courthouse.
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    I certify that I am currently a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and the Brevard County Bar Association (BCBA). I further certify that, as a condition of issuance of a courthouse access card: I will not allow anyone else to utilize my courthouse access card to gain access to any Brevard County courthouse or for any other purpose; and I will not bring articles prohibited by any statute, ordinance, administrative regulation or policy of the State of Florida or Brevard County, its officers, employees or agents, into a ny Brevard County courthouse or cause anyone else to do so; and I will not bring a weapon or firearm into any Brevard County courthouse or cause anyone else to do so, and I consent to a weapons search of my person or possessions by security or court personnel as requested. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BCBA, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all liability, claims, actions, causes of action and and attorney's fees and costs through appeal arising out of (or in connection with( the issuance, use, misuse or loss of my CAB. I further agree that, in the event any claim is brought against the BCBA, its officers, directors, employees or agents (individually or collectively, as a result of my violation of the terms and conditions of this application, I will accept the tender of the defense of this claim or action or be responsible for the defense of such claim or action until its final conclusion, including an appeal. I understand and agree that any violation of the foregoing conditions will result in the automatic loss of all courthouse card access privileges, and I will immediately surrender my courthouse access to the BCBA and may not reapply for another courthouse access card for one (1) year from the date of surrender. I understand that courthouse cards are issued under the authority and control of the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard County, Florida, and (unless revoked) are valid for one (1) year expiring on August 31st annually.
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Member Benefits

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Every year BCBA sponsors or co-sponsors accredited seminars on Professionalism, Legal Ethics, Family Law or some other area of interest, often featuring local judges and attorneys. Our goal is to provide ten (10) hours per year here in Brevard for a very modest fee to our members. Visit our CLE Archive (link to the CLE archive). You are REQUIRED be a member to access BCBA materials, videos, and content.

Courthouse Access Cards

BCBA members are eligible to obtain photographic identification cards allowing admission to all our courthouses without being searched by security.

Membership Directory

Every year, BCBA members receive our pictorial membership directory at no cost. The directory includes each member’s name, firm affiliation, address, and telephone and facsimile numbers, plus listings for all judges and court personnel, the State Attorney’s offices, the Public Defender’s offices, Law Library, and many other agencies and services. Specialty listings are also available. A quick reference telephone list of our members is conveniently placed in the back of the directory.

The Monthly Newsletter

BCBA members receive the Ex Parte with news and announcements of interest to our members plus directory updates, law library news, local administrative orders, and classified ads.

Quiet Room

The Quiet Room is located in the A. Max Brewer Memorial Law Library at the Viera Courthouse and can be used by the BCBA Association Members. Phone and fax are available for making local calls, as well as a modem outlet for laptop computers.The Quiet Room allows attorneys a private place to make a phone call, receive and return faxes, or prepare for court.

Advancing Professionalism

BCBA members become involved by participation on one of our standing committees, such as the Judicial Liaison Committee, or by signing up to work on the Directory or the Ex Parte, or by getting involved in such community projects as Law Week and the High School Mock Trial Competition.

 

 

 

 

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