Administrative Committee Conducts administrative functions of the organization, write business correspondence, produce and disseminate Association publications, newletters, updates and maintain records.
Education & Training Committee Plan and coordinate annual seminar; responsible for planning CME, CLE and CEU credits for membership; arrange for accreditation of programs for CLE’s; present a plan of activities to enhance the understanding and practice of ADR for the membership and public; arrange for roundtable mediation discussions and case reviews; develop and maintain a list of reference articles, books and papers for posting on the website; establish and maintain a lending library at the Broward Bar Association office containing relevant material; develop, implement and oversee the Mediator Referral Service; provide training opportunities for the website.
Finance Committee Present an annual financial plan optimizing Association Funds; create a budgetary process to assist all committees, assist the Treasurer with the items to be reported at each meeting; present an annual budget for funding requests for all planned activities 30 calendar days before the end of the year; submit an annual report of activities and expenditures to the President and Board of Directors 30 days before the end of the year.
Membership Committee Presents an annual plan of activities to enhance membership; presents honors and awards to members; maintains updated membership records; communicate regarding the membership application; coordinate with the webmaster/website; develop policies and incentives to promote and expand membership; provide up-to-date membership lists for events; provide orientation packets to new members; encourage new members to join a committee; develop and conduct surveys; assist any member with membership issues; present an annual budget and annual report.
Program Committee Present an annual plan of activities to ensure both the Association’s purpose and its responsibility to serve its membership; plan all Association meetings and events, co-plan and co-implement an annual Community Forum event with the Education and Training and Public Relations committees; arrange for presenters and speakers, establish and maintain a contact list of vendors; coordinate publicity; present an annual budget and annual report.
Public Relations Committee Works in conjunction with the Education and Training Committee to develop a Mediator Referral Service; displaying ASFMA logo and banner at events and activities; maintain ASFMA brochure and dissemination; promote Association at events, local, statewide and national conferences, forums and trainings; co-implement the annual Community Forum event; organize fundraising; develop and maintain good relations with media contacts and within the print and broadcast industries; publicize Association sponsored events through press releases, PSA’s and paid an unpaid advertising; establish and maintain a Speakers Bureau; present an annual budget and annual report.