CABA has contributed greatly to the attorney I am today, and I am truly grateful. I want to lead CABA in a direction that does not cross party lines and that promotes CABA’s mission: equality and diversity for all of its members, on all fronts; more community outreach (educational and need-based); and a commitment to be the primary source of information and guidance for a free Cuba. I will focus on the mentoring needs of our young attorneys, while meeting the legislative and educational needs of the whole membership. It is my hope to start a CABA Leadership Fellows Group that will focus and creating tomorrow’s leaders today. I plan to focus more on CABA’s rich history and more involvement with the Past Presidents, with a clear eye to CABA’s future. I will make sure that CABA reaches those who need us most, especially outside of Miami-Dade County.
I have worked tirelessly for CABA. I served on the CABA Executive Board. I chaired or co-chaired every committee in this organization, with the exception of two (2), which I am intimately involved in. I am presently the co-chair of the Mentoring and Scholarship Committee, the Legislative Committee, the Rapid Response Committee, and the Judicial Performance and Diversity Committee. I have brought you every Judicial Poll since 2004 and oversaw the past Law Firm Diversity Poll. I have chaired and co-chaired the Mentoring and Scholarship committee for two (2) years now. I chaired the Events Committee for three (3) years, and I have organized, assisted, or served as advisor for all the significant events of the past six (6) years. I was the co-chair for CABA Briefs. I also co-chaired the Website and Newsletter Committee, wherein we began the process of revamping the website and initiated the Que Pasa CABA newsletter. I founded CABA’s Annual Toy Drive four (4) years ago and continue to work on various community outreach events. I was first elected as a CABA Director at the end of 2003, when my oldest son was just five (5) weeks old. I had my youngest son while on the Board, not skipping a beat! I have never lost sight of my commitment to CABA.