With Chief Judge Federico A. Moreno administering the oath, Trial Advocacy Adjunct Professor Bernardo (“Bernie”) Pastor was sworn in as the 53rd President of the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Consisting of more than 15,000 federal lawyers — including 1,200 federal judges — the Federal Bar Association works to strengthen the federal legal system by promoting the sound administration of justice and the integrity, quality, and independence of our judiciary on behalf of the public they serve.
Professor Pastor has taught Trial Advocacy at FIU Law since 2007 and recently received a five (5)-year teaching award. A graduate of Temple University School of Law, Professor Pastor is a former judicial clerk, federal prosecutor, and associate at Holland & Knight and White & Case. He currently serves as an Assistant County Attorney for the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office.
“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve as the president of the FBA’s South Florida Chapter, and feel especially privileged to carry on the tremendous work of our outgoing president, Brett Barfield, who has worked tirelessly for our organization over the past two years, leading us to incredible growth,” said Pastor.