Who Are We
The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida, Inc. began in 2003 with a small group of enthusiastic and determined attorneys from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties who envisioned a statewide organization that would serve as a voice for the concerns and opinions of, at that time, more than three quarters of a million Puerto Ricans living in the State of Florida. The number of persons of Puerto Rican heritage has since increased statewide totaling over 850,000 and is expected to increase even more. Linked by culture, heritage and a common interest in issues affecting the Puerto Rican community, our members created an association that would promote the advancement of Puerto Ricans in the legal profession and further integrate the Puerto Rican community into the professional and civic fabric of Florida.
Among our many objectives is the desire to increase awareness of and promote a stronger commitment to the civil and political rights and responsibilities of Puerto Ricans as U.S. citizens and residents of Florida. We plan to achieve this, in part by partnering with other organizations and by cultiviting and maintaining strong and lasting relationships that will open the channels of communication, promote the exchange of ideas and embark in common ventures.