Position Opening: MCBA Executive Director – click here for more info.

As a result of the resignation of Circuit Judge Paul B. Kanarek, the 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has received applications from the following individuals: Jeffrey P. Battista, Jeffrey Walton Hendriks, Erin D. Kirkwood, Michael J. Linn, Usha Maharajh, Crystal J. Marsh, Kathryn L. McHale, Leatha D. Mullins, Keri S. Norbraten and Carlos L. Wells.  Members of the bench, the Bar, and the public are encouraged to contact the members of the Commission (see the full list on the Florida Bar website at www.flabar.org) concerning these applicants. Interviews are open to the public and will take place on May 29, 2018 at the Martin County Courthouse (4th Floor, 100 SE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart) from 8:30am to 12:30pm.



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On behalf of the Martin County Bar Association (MCBA), I thank you for visiting our website and I encourage you to take a few minutes to look at our upcoming events, The SideBar monthly newsletter, and list of committees to get a better idea of all that the MCBA has to offer.  The MCBA is a voluntary bar association founded in 1955, serving not only Martin County’s legal community, but also the legal needs of Treasure Coast residents.  Our membership includes more than 500 attorneys, judges, paralegals, and legal professionals residing in Martin, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach Counties.  We are thrilled to have so many active members that truly make this an excellent organization!

The MCBA hosts monthly luncheons which give members an opportunity to network, socialize, and obtain CLE credits, at no additional charge.  We are happy to announce that at the luncheons attendees had an opportunity to meet U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Maynard, who repalced retired U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank J. Lynch, Jr. in Fort Pierce; and University of Florida Law Professor Mary Adkins, who has conducted extensive research regarding the history of the 1968 Florida Constitution and its revisions.  We also had an opportunity to hear from our very own John Stewart, who represents the 19th Judicial Circuit on The Florida Bar Board of Governors and  presented a technology CLE program at our October 20th luncheon meeting.  Upcoming speakers, inlcuding Florida Bar President Michael J. Higer can be found under EVENTS.

In addition to the monthly CLE luncheons, members may join one or more of our 30+ committees and attend committee luncheons, where members have the opportunity to meet guest speakers in a more intimate setting and enjoy roundtable discussions.  There are also many social opportunities throughout the year, such as our Fall Judicial Reception, Softball Tournament, Canoe Trip, Happy Hour gatherings, 5K Race to the Courthouse, Tennis Tournament, and Annual Installation Banquet (which sold out very quickly last year).  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions regarding these events or how you can get involved today.

You will find a list of our committees, both substantive and social, on our website, as well as copies of our monthly newsletter, The SideBar, which provides valuable legal information and marketing opportunities.  Please take a look, as I am confident that you will quickly see many of the advantages of MCBA membership.  I hope you will join me, and our more than 500 members, and enjoy all of the benefits the MCBA has to offer.  You will be glad you did!


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Elizabeth R. Hunter
President 2017-18