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

  • Congratulations to Jennifer Alcorta Waters, newly appointed Martin County Court Judge!
  • 19th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission has forwarded the following nominees to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration to fill the Circuit Court Judicial vacancy: Jeffrey P. Battista, Jeffrey Walton Hendriks, Erin D. Kirkwood, Michael J. Linn, Kathryn L. McHale, and Leatha D. Mullins.  



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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 (from August – May) which give members an opportunity to network, socialize, and obtain CLE credits, at no additional charge.  We enjoyed wonderful speakers in 2017-18, including U.S. Magistrate Judge Shaniek Maynard; University of Florida Law Professor Mary Adkins; incoming President-Elect of The Florida Bar, John Stewart; Florida Bar President Michael J. Higer; Nineteenth Circuit Chief Judge Elizabeth Metzger; and Professor Charles Wolfram. If you are an existing member, you should receive your renewal application in the mail mid-June. If you are not a member but you are interested in joining the MCBA, please contact us. I look forward to seeing you at our next luncheon on August 17, 2018!

There are several benefits to joining the MCBA. 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.  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 if you are not currently a member, 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