I am both honored to have been elected President of the South Broward Bar Association, and challenged to continue to provide a long history of education, networking, socializing and value to the members of our prominent long-standing institution during these unprecedented times. Perhaps more than ever, in the face of Covid-19, the attorneys of South Broward need a forum to share ideas, network, and have interaction with their fellow colleagues, judges, and legal dignitaries, in the face of quarantines and social distancing.
By way of history, the SBBA is a voluntary bar association formed in 2008 and concentrated in South Broward. While in the past the SBBA held monthly luncheon meetings at Tropical Acres Restaurant, times have changed, and until the current social climate changes, and we hope it does soon, meetings will be conducted via ZOOM. We will continue to offer our members value, affording all the opportunity to introduce yourself and discuss your area of practice, meet judges in an informal setting, and network with numerous local attorneys. As has been the past, we will have local judges or legal dignitaries speak at our luncheons, and hold a mediation conference with a panel of prominent mediators. And when judicial elections are upcoming, we offer a platform for the candidates to speak to our group. CLE credits can be earned by attendees at no additional cost.
It is our hope and prayers that very shortly we will all be able to be physically with one another, attending the many SBBA social events. Over the years, we have held several fun and high-profile events including: Installation Galas with keynotes from justices of the Florida Supreme Court, Opening Night with the Florida Panthers, Night at the Improv, Dolphin Football Game Day, Joint Bar Association Happy Hours, Painting Parties, and, of course, our Annual Holiday Party.
Being an active member of the SBBA provides a great opportunity to build and promote your practice by meeting with other attorneys, judges, and legal dignitaries and vendors, in both professional and social settings.
I invite you to become a member of our association, and to join us for our next luncheon or social event. Membership in the SBBA is open to judges, attorneys, law students, paralegals, and legal-related vendors and professionals.
I hope to see you, initially by ZOOM, and hopefully real soon, in person, at one of our future events.
Steven S Farbman , SBBA President