Welcome! It’s a great day to be a lawyer in Martin County!
On behalf of the Martin County Bar Association (MCBA) I welcome you to our website, the online home for the MCBA. A voluntary bar association founded in 1955, we serve both Martin County’s legal community and the legal needs of the public in the Treasure Coast. Our membership of more than 500 attorneys, paralegals, and legal industry professionals includes residents of Martin, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach Counties. We deliver camaraderie, high quality continuing legal education, information about our members to the general public, public education on the law, collegial social events, and networking opportunities for all our members.
We are perhaps best known for our wonderful luncheon events. We offer our members free monthly luncheons featuring local, state, and national leaders, and we arrange for CLE credit for each of these lunches—at no extra charge. Our speakers this year have included Eve Samples of the Stuart News, our Chief Judge Elizabeth Metzger, Clerk of Court Carolyn Timmann, Supervisor of Elections Vicki Davis, and University of Florida College of Law Dean Laura Rosenbury. During the holidays we heard from nationally-renowned attorney Willie Gary, and in February NFL/MLB attorney Mark Rodgers, an agent for many pro athletes including Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, shared stories from his career at the highest levels of the sports world. In March, former U.S. Senator and current Gunster Law Chairman George LeMieux spoke about the changes the practice of law has seen and will continue to see. President of the Florida Bar Bill Schifino, and long time community leader Larry Crary, will wrap up lineup of great speakers for the bar year.
Our free luncheons present just the beginning of all we do. The MCBA monthly newsletter, The SideBar, provides valuable legal information, and the opportunity to publish your articles, as well as advertise your services. Our annual Judicial Reception, Golf Tournament, Canoe Trip, Tennis Tournament, Softball Tournament, and Spring Installation Banquet will afford you the chance to build better social relationships with your peers. In April, we hosted our first annual MCBA Race to the Courthouse 5K, an event that delivered fun for our members and their families and served as a fundraiser for our local Martin County Legal Aid Society. Our 35+ committees, both substantive and social, offer more opportunities to improve your practice, earn additional CLE credits, and network with other MCBA members. We offer free CLE CDs that you can check out from the Clerk of Court’s office. Further, we have built a significant social media presence online, via Facebook and Twitter; we regularly share photos of our members and interact with both local and state leaders in the Bar and business community. These connections can further your practice in intangible ways that will redound to your benefit. When you say you are a member of the Martin County Bar Association, attorneys from the rest of the state know you hail from the best voluntary bar association in the State (if I do say so myself).
Please take a look around the site, and make sure to visit our calendar tab to see all the events we have planned. Upon doing so, I suggest you join me, and the 500 MCBA members whom I count as friends, and take advantage of all of the benefits the Martin County Bar Association offers its members. You won’t regret it.
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