Mike Tanner

At a July 23 meeting on Miami Beach, the Board of Governors, among other things, learned that negotiations are underway for a permanent tech support helpline, approved new member benefits, and decided that Bar advertising rules shouldn’t grant celebrity status to UF mascots “Albert” and “Alberta” alligator.

President Michael Tanner began the meeting with a moment of silence for the victims of the June 24 Surfside condominium tower collapse, then introduced Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. A veteran Florida Bar member and social worker, Levine Cava vowed to find the cause of the disaster.