To promote professionalism, ethics and competence within the legal community;
- To advance improvements in the law and in the methods of its administration and practice;
- To educate its members and the general public in matters pertaining to the law and the profession;
- To assist in the delivery of competent and affordable legal services throughout Brevard County; and
- To encourage fellowship and collegiality among the members of the Association.
Become A Member
You may pay your dues online using a credit card HERE. Areas of Interest are now included with the online credit card renewal statement. This information is used for the Lawyer to Lawyer Referral Index in the Membership Directory and is an invaluable tool for Member networking.
Membership in the BCBA is about having the support of your colleagues, avenues for service to the community, and direct participation in improving the profession of law in Brevard County. Your membership offers many opportunities to network with others in the legal profession. Through structured activities and informal gatherings, you can interact with attorneys, judges and business leaders, building powerful and valuable professional contacts. Invitations to attend monthly dinner meetings and special events. Our monthly dinner meetings feature a variety of speakers on diverse topics. Special events include the Holiday Party, Spring and Fall CLEs, Professionalism and Law Day Luncheons and other fun and informative events. These and other social events, such as the Young Lawyers Division Happy Hour, give lawyers and judges an opportunity to meet regularly in a relaxed and friendly setting.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Every year BCBA sponsors or co-sponsors accredited seminars on Professionalism, Legal Ethics, Family Law or some other area of interest, often featuring local judges and attorneys. Our goal is to provide ten (10) hours per year here in Brevard for a very modest fee to our members. Visit our BCBA Video Library & Educational Resources. You are REQUIRED be a member to access BCBA materials, videos, and content.
Courthouse Access Badges
BCBA members are eligible to obtain photographic identification cards allowing admission to all our courthouses without being searched by security.
Every year, BCBA members receive our pictorial membership directory at no cost. The directory includes each member’s name, firm affiliation, address, and telephone and facsimile numbers, plus listings for all judges and court personnel, the State Attorney’s offices, the Public Defender’s offices, Law Library, and many other agencies and services. Specialty listings are also available. A quick reference telephone list of our members is conveniently placed in the back of the directory.
The Monthly Newsletter
BCBA members receive the Ex Parte with news and announcements of interest to our members plus directory updates, law library news, local administrative orders, and classified ads.
The BCBA website is a useful tool where members can access the latest information on BCBA programs, events and various communications.
The Quiet Room is located in the A. Max Brewer Memorial Law Library at the Viera Courthouse and can be used by the BCBA Association Members. Phone and fax are available for making local calls, as well as a modem outlet for laptop computers.The Quiet Room allows attorneys a private place to make a phone call, receive and return faxes, or prepare for court.
BCBA members become involved by participation on one of our standing committees, such as the Judicial Liaison Committee, or by signing up to work on the Directory or the Ex Parte, or by getting involved in such community projects as Law Week and the High School Mock Trial Competition