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Roger Slade ’88 Named President of Miami-Dade Bar Association

11/18/2022

Roger Slade ’88 was named president of the Miami-Dade (Fla.) Bar Association for the 2022–23 term.  

Slade, who was installed at a gala ceremony in October, said in an interview that he is already hard at work.

“My goals are to increase membership and mentorship,” Slade said. “We’re very active when it comes to events, and we’ve offered a lot of online CLEs since the pandemic. Connecting is important to get people to commiserate in what can be a very difficult business.”

Slade, a shareholder at Haber Law in Miami, has practiced a wide variety of litigation, including business fraud, class action lawsuits for both plaintiffs and defendants, real estate litigation, commercial collection matters, shareholder disputes, and probate litigation. He has litigated cases all over the country and has defended several appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court. Slade is a member of the bar in the states of Florida, New York, and Connecticut. He publishes regularly on legal issues and was formerly an editor of the International Litigation Quarterly, a publication of the American Bar Association.

At Brooklyn Law School, Roger Slade served as the managing editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, received the Brooklyn Law School Student Ethics Award, and graduated at the top of his class. He earned his B.A. from Binghamton University State University of New York in 1983.

“I’m very thankful for my Brooklyn Law School education,” Slade said. “I learned things there that people who went to school elsewhere didn’t necessarily learn. Being a Law Review editor gave me exposure to a lot of different areas of the law. I am really just a kid from Brooklyn with a pretty humble background. If not for Brooklyn Law School, I wouldn’t have gotten where I am. I use my Brooklyn Law School education every single day.”

The Miami-Dade Bar Association is the voice for the county’s diverse legal community. Its programs help citizens find qualified lawyers, receive free legal assistance, and learn about their legal rights and responsibilities. The Miami-Dade Bar, with its 33 sections, committees, and divisions, provides its members with education and tools to expand and enrich their practices.

“Younger lawyers need to connect,” says Slade. “The bar [association] can give them access to the wisdom of people with gray hair. We want to bring in younger people because they are the future.”

When he moved to Florida 30 years ago, Slade had hoped more of his friends and colleagues would follow. Since the pandemic, many have.

“I would like to say that I welcome my colleagues from New York to relocate here to open businesses, to open practices, or just to enjoy the lifestyle down here.”

See photos honoring Slade from the Miami-Dade Bar’s 106th Installation Gala.