Last week, Miami-Dade County hosted more than 1,200 lawyers and judges attending the annual Dade County Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference. In my welcome remarks, I touched on the importance of keeping pace with a society in a constant state of change. Just as the law has kept pace with new legal questions brought about by the digital era and other events, our halls of justice must keep pace with our growing population. The Dade County Courthouse was built during a time when the County's population was just 200,000. Today, it's 2.6 million. My goal continues to be making our courthouses worthy of a community of our stature and the fine work of our legal community.