On behalf of the Martin County Bar Association (MCBA), we welcome and encourage you to explore our website, our upcoming events, The SideBar monthly newsletter, and our thirty plus committees.  The MCBA is a voluntary bar association founded in 1955, serving Martin County’s legal community, as well as the legal needs of the Treasure Coast residents.  Our membership includes nearly 500 attorneys, judges, paralegals, and legal professionals residing in Martin, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach Counties.  Our active membership truly makes this an excellent organization! 

The scope of the mission of the Martin County Bar Association is to serve Martin County's legal community and its needs, by providing high quality continuing legal education, information about our members to the general public, collegial social events and networking opportunities, and community pro bono outreach. To that end, MCBA hosts monthly luncheons providing members an opportunity to network, socialize, and obtain CLE credits, at no additional charge.  At our luncheons, attendees have had the chance to meet and speak with Florida Supreme Court Justices, Federal and State District Court Judges, Florida Bar Presidents, along with state and local community leaders.

In addition to the monthly CLE luncheons, members may join any of our committees and attend committee luncheons, where members can interact with guest speakers in a more intimate setting.  There are also many social events throughout the year, such as our Fall Judicial Reception, Softball Tournament, Sebastian Inlet State Park Primitive Camp & Kayak Event, University of Florida football game and tailgate, Happy Hour gatherings, 5K Race to the Courthouse, Tennis Tournament, and our Annual Installation Banquet (which traditionally sells out very quickly). 

On our website, you will find our list of committees both substantive and social, as well as copies of our monthly Sidebar magazine, which provides valuable legal information and marketing opportunities.  Please explore our website, I am confident that you will quickly see the many advantages of MCBA membership.  I hope you will join me, and our nearly 500 members, and enjoy all the benefits the MCBA has to offer.  You will be glad you did! 

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions and/or want to get involved with the MCBA.

Respectfully submitted,

Jason Berger 

Jason Berger

President 2019-2020