The Legislative Liaison Committee is responsible for monitoring legislation of interest that affects the legal profession and Cuban-American community. The Legislative Committee is responsible for advocacy before local and state governmental bodies on issues of interest to our membership. Special emphasis is given to the need to promote greater diversity in the judicial profession and state court judiciary. The Committee is also responsible for maintaining strong ties to local legislators and political leaders and keeping them informed of CABA’s activities and viewpoints.
For more information on, or to join this, committee, please contact the Committee Co-Chairs directly.
Maria D. Garcia
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
Marcus Neiman & Rashbaum, LLP
Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain
Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L
CABA’s Judicial Committee is responsible for conducting the Judicial Performance Poll, promoting voter education (both within and outside of our profession) and hosting the Annual Judicial Luncheon, wherein CABA provides a forum to educate its members about important judicial issues.
In particular, every other year CABA releases its Judicial Performance Poll of sitting judges and prospective candidates seeking judicial election. The poll was developed by CABA in an effort to help maintain the high quality of our judiciary and to educate voters during an election year. In particular, the poll rates the qualifications and sensitivity of the judges and candidates toward practitioners and litigants.
Additionally, CABA takes an active roll in informing the community about the qualifications of judicial candidates running for judicial positions. To that end, CABA publishes a document informing the public about all judicial candidates running for office. CABA does not, however, endorse any candidates.
OFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE CABA 2016 JUDICIAL POLL
The Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) would like to thank all members who took the time to take this year’s Judicial Poll. As you know, CABA is dedicated to ensuring a well-qualified, and diverse judiciary, as well as to the fair treatment of Hispanics and other minorities in the legal system. The poll allows our members to express their views on the present and future judiciary, and is also designed to educate the electorate about the qualifications of judicial candidates. We believe that the results of this election cycle’s poll reflect those goals.
CABA also extends its gratitude to the certified public accounting firm of Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, especially Carlos F. Garcia and Brian Quintana who tabulated the confidential and anonymous ballots.
To view the results of the 2016 Judicial Poll, please click on the below link.
Javier A. Ley-Soto
Office of Legal Affairs, Miami Dade College
City of Coral Gables