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Welcome to the Martin County Bar Association (“MCBA”) website. We want the MCBA website to be your online resource to stay connected to everything related to the MCBA. So, thanks for coming to our webpage and we hope you enjoy what we have to offer here.
The MCBA is a voluntary bar association dedicated to serving Marin County’s legal community and legal needs. We now have 450 members that include both attorneys and legal industry professionals in Martin, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Palm Beach Counties. The MCBA strives to provide high quality legal education, information about our members to the general public, networking events and social events for our members.
To that end, we will continue to have monthly lunch meetings at the Kane Center in Stuart. Importantly, our members will continue to receive continuing learning education (“CLE”) credits for attending our meetings. We have already lined up some very interesting speakers this year. To name a few, Chief Justice Jorge Labarga from the Florida Supreme Court, Forth District Court of Appeal, Judge Alan Forst, and Ramon Abadin, President Elect of the Florida Bar, will visit us and address the MCBA this year. Aside from CLE opportunities provided in our monthly luncheon meetings, we also have committees dedicated to just about every practice area. Our committees frequently host CLE meetings where our members learn about their specialized areas of the law. At the MCBA we make it our priority to keep our members up to date on their CLE credits. Accordingly, if you cannot attend our meetings, we have free CLE tapes and videos that you can check out from our law library.
This is going to be an exciting year for the MCBA. If you are a member, be excited! We have some great events lined up for you. If you’re not a member, this is a great time to join. Amongst many other events, this year we will host a membership kick-off reception, a judicial reception, a football tailgate gathering, our annual Canoe Trip, our annual Tennis Tournament, our annual Softball Challenge and a themed year end Installation Banquet. Each year the president chooses the theme for the Installation Banquet held in the spring. I have put a great deal of thought into the theme for my presidency and as the year commences, I will reveal my plans…I think you are going to like it so don't miss the Installation Banquet this year!
On this website, you can click the Calendar tab and you’ll find everything we have planned for the 2015-16 bar year as once the events are confirmed. Please add our events to your calendar as we would really like to see you at each of them. On the right side of this page, you will see our Sidebar publication. Every month, we do a nice color publication that has photos, news about our members, interesting law related articles and information about upcoming events. Each member receives the MCBA monthly Sidebar delivered to their office or home. While on this site, take a look at the “Photo Gallery.” We have photographers at almost every event. Our photographers provide our members free headshots as a service included their membership. Importantly, if you attend our events, chances are you will be in a photo or two. We provide free access to our Photo Gallery so that you can utilize the images for your own marketing or social media.
Speaking of social media, we are on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. This year we plan to step our efforts on social media. We are currently working on a way to streamline our posting on those forums so that we are getting more information out to our members with less work. After leaving this website please look us up on social media.
Thank you again for visiting our site. We always strive to better serve our membership and to make sure that all the attorneys in our community can be part of this great organization. If you are not a member, I urge you to please join our 450 members so you can take advantage of the many benefits the MCBA has to offer.
Very truly yours,
Chad Hastings, Attorney
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