For decades, Leesfield Scolaro has sponsored and organized the Monroe County Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education luncheon. Having a long and cherished history in Key West dating back to 1976, the firm has always looked to collaborate with the MCBA and contribute to the legal community. This past Thursday, October 7th, the first post-pandemic luncheon at First Flight Restaurant and Brewery was an absolute success, with record attendance from the legal community and the Monroe County judiciary. The panel discussion, moderated by Ira Leesfield and Thomas Scolaro, focused on the judiciary’s perception of the practice of law, and particularly, virtual proceedings made possible by videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Questions were posed to a number of Circuit Court and County Court Judges, who shared their insight and experience with the legal community over a delicious seafood lunch. The event also included a moment of silence to honor the recent passing of our longtime friends and colleagues with strong ties to Monroe County. The event was enjoyed by lawyers from all over the State of Florida.
Later that evening, Leesfield Scolaro opened the doors of its Key West office on Whitehead Street for its annual conch-fritter party. The evening reception, open to both the legal community and the public, also saw record attendance. Judges, lawyers, and friends throughout the community mingled over fresh conch fritters, sliders, and cocktails. This was a wonderful opportunity for the community to reconnect after so many difficult months brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. As always, the reception was a hit, and the feedback we’ve received is a powerful reminder of why we take such pride in hosting this event. We hope to see you in Key West for our luncheon and reception next year!