When I first took office as President of this great organization last December, my primary concern was finding interesting speakers to attend our monthly dinner meetings. I quickly realized that would be the easiest of my duties. Late last year I attended an FJA telephone conference call which included the leaders of local “trial lawyer” organizations across the State. Initially, many of the issues discussed seemed to be remote and of little interest to me, sitting as I was in my office in Broward.
However, as I listened, my concern grew. It was apparent that the other county Justice Associations around the State were much more involved in the fight to protect our clients and practices than we were.…