I am honored to serve as this year’s President of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association and am very excited about what this year has in store.
This year will have a theme: “Hacia adelante y hacia arriba,” and will be focused on promoting and moving Hispanics “onward and upward” from every angle: within our community, schools, law firms, and court system. With that goal in mind, be on the lookout for some great events this year, starting with our free monthly luncheons (generally the first Monday of every month in the judicial conference room on the first floor of the main courthouse), with speakers who will present to our members about promoting ourselves and our firms through social media and online marketing, promoting Hispanic youth through mentoring and volunteer opportunities, promoting Hispanics within our law firms, and promoting Hispanics in their aspirations to serve our community from the bench. There will also be opportunities for our members to connect with other local attorneys and the Hispanic community at our annual pig roast in February; the Sixth Annual Chief Justice Labarga Luncheon in August; networking events throughout the year with FAWL (Florida Association for Women Lawyers), the F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association, the Guild of Catholic Lawyers of Palm Beach, and other voluntary bar associations; and a legal career fair with local Hispanic students later this year, just to name a few. Finally, we are working to expand our member benefits—including this monthly e-newsletter, which will provide updates on upcoming events as well as news relevant to the Hispanic community and its attorneys, and a newly redesigned website to be published this month (same web address – pbchispanicbar.com)—which will allow our members to stay involved and gain the most out of our Association.
I invite all of you to get involved with our Association and its members this year, and look forward to getting to know each of you at our events. I also invite you to take advantage of the services provided by our annual sponsors, without whom these events and member benefits wouldn’t be possible: Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin, LLP; Global Engineering; Esquire Bank; Lexis Nexis; Northwestern Mutual; Spotlight Branding Solutions; US Legal; Visual Evidence; and Vuze Marketing.
If you have any questions about our Association, membership, upcoming events, or how to get involved, or have suggestions on how we can do things better, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s to another fantastic year!
Christa L. McCann
President, Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association