Message From the President
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 452 members (and still growing) 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.
Included with your dues, we provide monthly lunch meetings at the Kane Center in Stuart (August - May). Importantly, our members receive continuing learning education (“CLE”) credits for attending our lunch meetings. We have already lined up some very interesting speakers this year. In December, 2015 we hosted Chief Justice Jorge Labarga from the Florida Supreme Court. 2016 speakers through May can be found under the INFORMATION drop down (see CLE Lunches). 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 has been an exciting year for the MCBA so far and we have some great events lined up for you for 2016-2017. If you’re not a member, this is a great time to join. Amongst many other events, we had our annual Spring events: Canoe Trip, Tennis Tournament, Softball Challenge and a themed year end Installation Banquet. Each year the president chooses the theme for the Installation Banquet.
On this website, you can click the Calendar tab and you’ll find everything we have planned for the rest of teh 2015-16 bar year. 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 most recent Sidebar publication. We do a 4 color publication that has photos, news about our members, interesting law related articles and information about upcoming events. Each member receives the MCBA 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 for use on our website and Direcotry. Importantly, if you attend our events, chances are you will be in a photo or two. We provide free access to our Photo Gallery for your viewing pleasure and/or purchasing at an extrmely reasonable cost for you to use for your persona, marketing or social media purposes (email us for more details).
Speaking of social media, we are on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. We have great content on our social media site and we welcome your comments, likes and stories.
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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