Monday, November 29, 2010

South Florida's Legal Community Update for November 29, 2010

Hello Joshua and happy Cyber Monday! This newsletter began with two goals in mind. The first was to promote a more engaged and active Legal community. The second was to promote giving back to our community. As you seek out deals online today I encourage you to donate a small portion of those savings to charity. I have included a few links below. Have other suggestions send me the link for the next newsletter. Let's work together this holiday season to bring awareness to causes beyond the legal circles. If you are aware of ANY events throughout South Florida this holiday season that could benefit from the participation of our readers please send me the information to be included in our newsletters through the end of the year. Your feedback and contributions to this update are appreciated. If you notice anything missing or incorrect below email me at by noon Wednesday for inclusion in Thursday's update distributed throughout the South Florida Legal Community . Thank you, -Josh

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South Florida's Legal Community Update
November 29, 2010


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We do our best to provide accurate, updated information to you. Please understand that this information is collected from multiple sources and it is recommended that you contact the organizations listed for the most up-to-date event details.  Thank you to all who contribute to this calender.


Mon Nov 29, 2010

Lawyers to the Rescue is
Collecting blankets and hygiene products to donate to the Homeless
Where: Drop off at Aronfeld Law office, 3132 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables FL 33134 through Dec 17th

Tue Nov 30, 2010

TotalBank invites CABA & CACPA to a Holiday Kickoff Reception
Visit website for more info

Wed Dec 1, 2010

11:45am Palm Beach Solo & Small Firm Practitioner Luncheon
Where: Palm Beach Bar Assn. Office
Description: "Law Office Technology: Tired of going to the Post Office?"
Cost:$10.00 (register
before 11/29/10 to avoid a $5 late fee)

Thu Dec 2, 2010
NSU Law Alumni Holiday Party
Where: NSU Law Center
To RSVP visit:

12pm South Broward Bar Association monthly luncheon
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom) 6255 Stirling Rd. in Davie, Florida
Description: South Broward Bar Association will hold monthly luncheon meetings on the first Thursday of every month
Cost: $20.00 for members, $30.00 for non-members. Judges are complimentary.
Please RSVP to (954) 791-3939

6pm BBA Board Meeting
Where: Meland Russin & Budwick, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd. Suite 3000, Miami, FL 33131

6pm South Palm Beach County Bar Association Holiday Gala & 9th Annual "Toys for Tots" Toy Drive
Where: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 225 N.E. MIZNER BLVD., BOCA RATON
Description: Please join us for cocktails...Dinner...Dancing...Good Cheer Please bring a new, unwrapped, non-violent toy for a Tot! This event has SOLD OUT in the past!
opportunities are available, please contact, Stephanie Ginsburg, SBPCBA Executive Director at 561 482 3838.
For more information regarding the event, please contact Marc Barmat,Esq., at
(561) 395-00500, Holiday Party Chair

6:30pm DCBA/YLS Holiday Mixer
Where: 2701 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida 33133
Description: Mix and mingle with YLS members while learning more about our community's pro bono organizations. Free Beer, Wine, Hors D'oeuvres & Music!
**Please RSVP by Monday,
November 29, 2010 at  or by calling (305) 371-2220
Parking on Site off of Mary Street. Please bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need.

Fri Dec 3, 2010 8:30am Palm Beach Bar Leadership Academy - The Art of Leadership
Where: Bar Association Office
Description: Registration fee includes lunch and dessert reception. This course has been granted 3.5 CLER from the Florida Bar. Speaker: Nora Riva Bergman,Practice Advisor, Atticus, Inc. Panelists include Raoul G. Cantero,Former Supreme Court Justice of Florida; The Honorable Jonathan D.Gerber, 4th DCA; John M. Howe, President-Elect Palm Beach County Bar Association; Lisa S. Small, Board of Governors, Past President Palm Beach County Bar Association; John (Jay) G. White, III, Richman Greer, Past President The Florida Bar, Past Member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, Past President Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Cost: $85 Attorneys; $50
Government Attorneys. After 11/23/10 add $25 late fee.


7:30pm The North Broward Bar Association 2010 Christmas/ Holiday Party
Where: Galuppi's Restaurant, 1103 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL33062
Description: Cocktail Hour: 7:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. on the patio followed by a special program and Dinner All judges and general magistrates are honored guests; All paid members may attend with a guest at no charge - Seating is limited
Early RSVP is encouraged to Wilma
Stevenson by electing to attend on your application, call 954-525-6767 or email 

Tue Dec 7, 2010

11am Broward Association of South florida Mediators and Arbitrators Christmas Party
Where: 2104 East Oakland Park Blvd., JIB Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
Email: or log in to:  for more information

11:30am Miami Beach Bar Assoc- Installation of Officers & Directors Luncheon
Where: China Grill South Beach, 404 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Cost: $25 Judges, $50 guests
Contact: (305) 534-4757

3pm PI Wrongful Death CLE and Happy Hour
Where: Ruth's Chris, Okeechobee Rd., West Palm Beach
Description: Come join the PI Wrongful Death CLE Committee for a 2-hour CLE followed by Happy Hour.
Speaker: John C. Hopkins, Paralegal, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.
John Hopkins currently handles all digital marketing for the Searcy Denney law firm. Topics
include: Using the Web to Locate Social Information; Law Firm Marketing in the Digital Age;  Ethical Dilemmas of Lawyer Social Networking and Ethical Dilemmasof Investigating Juror Background. This seminar is expected to receive 2.5 CLER including 1.0 Ethics credit. Register now, as registration is limited to 50
Cost: $70 PBCBA Members/paralegals; $110 Non-PBCBA
Members/paralegals. After 11/30/10 add $10 late fee.

5:30pm Accountants & Attorneys Networking Group
Where: BRIO Tuscan Grille at The New Gulfstream Village in Hallandale Beach
Description: Accountants and Attorneys South Florida Tri-County Region network kickoff ADMIX Reception. The ADMIX Inaugural Reception will provide a conducive relaxed setting with gourmet food and drinks for the gathering of these two professions to embark on many long lasting and thriving bilateral relationships. The ADMÍX Reception will feature an array of products, premier services and luxury items geared towards both professions. There will also be numerous giveaways to area Spas, Restaurants, Golf and Tennis Clubs, Tickets and Memorabilia from local Professional Sports Teams, Tassimo Coffee Systems as well as an extensive list of gourmet products. You may also have your Golf Swing analyzed by a PGA Professional and have a relaxing Cigar in the exclusive smoking area, rolled by the ADMIX Reception Personal Cigar Roller. There will be several dignitaries, high profile personalities and sports figures in attendance to round out the evening. You may RSVP for the upcoming ADMIX Reception by going to the AANGFL Web Site.

6pm Christian Legal Society Women’s Gathering
Where: Panera Bread Café, 771 Village Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 334
Description: Christian Legal Society Women’s Gathering (meeting at a group of tables; we will NOT be in the private room) Please join us for a Christian Legal Society women’s gathering. This is not a formal reception, just a time to relax, have meaningful conversation, and get to know one another better. Casual or business dress is fine. All women attorneys are welcome. You do not have to be a Christian Legal Society member to attend. You are welcome to order something on your own from Panera Bread. The staff can bring your order to your table. We will be meeting at a group of tables in the café; just look for us. The phone number at the café is (561) 689-9200. Please come and bring your friends.
Cost: There is no charge for this event.
Food and beverage will not be provided.
Contact: Betty at

Wed Dec 8, 2010

6pm Florida Lawyers Network - Tentative
Where: Chimas in Fort Lauderdale
Holiday Event (No CLE’s, speeches, or talks – just pure socializing)

Thu Dec 9, 2010 Broward County Women Lawyers Association Annual Holiday Judicial Reception
For more information log on to:

11:45am Broward County Hispanic Bar Association: Luncheon and CLE seminar
Where: Tower Club, 100 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale

11:45am South Palm Beach Co. Bar Assn. Membership Luncheon
Where: Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
Description: Speaker: Chief Judge Peter D. Blanc, 15th Judicial Circuit.
To register contact the
South Palm Beach County Bar Association.

5:30pm Palm Beach Bar Holiday Party and Silent Auction
Where: Frenchman's Reserve, 3370 Grande Corniche, Palm Beach Gardens
Cost: $35 PBCBA Members; Judges complimentary; $45 Non-PBCBA Members;$45 Spouses. After 12/6/10 add $10 late fee.

6pm AEPi Alumni Reception w/ Supreme Board of Governors, PSM's & You
Where: Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, 3030 Holiday Dr., Fort Lauderdale,FL
Description: The Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and the South Florida Alumni Club invite you to a reception honoring the newly elected President of the American Bar Association, Stephen Zack (University of Florida, PhiGamma Chapter, 1969). Please join us for an opportunity to reminisce on our past and to create new memories with alumni of all generations over hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Cost: free of charge and significant others are welcome.

RSVP: please contact Andrew Kaufman at (800) 223-2374 or

6pm Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida Chapter Annual Membership Meeting & Holiday Party
Where: Marriott Hotel North- Fort Lauderdale
Description: 6:00pm - 7:00pm: Annual Meeting 7:00pm - 9:00pm: Holiday Party
Rosen at 561-477-8100 or E-mail:

6pm The South Miami Kendall Bar Association and the Coral Gables Bar Association invite you to a holiday reception benefiting CHARLEE Homes for Children
Where: Coconut Grove Bank, 2701 South Bayshore Drive, 2nd Floor, Miami,Florida 33133
Description: Please bring an unwrapped gift for a boy or girl. Beverages & Horsd'oeuvres provided
Complimentary parking

Fri Dec 10, 2010 T.J. Reddick Bar Association Annual Holiday Party
Where: Avenue Executive, 405 NW 7th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
RSVP to:

11:45am South Miami/ Kendall Bar Family Law Legislative Update Luncheon
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill, 5829 SW 73rd St, Miami, FL 33143
Description: Speaker: General Magistrate Robert Jones
Cost: $25.00 Members with Reservation
$30.00 Non-Members or without Reservation
RSVP by emailing

12pm Bankruptcy Bar Association Southern District of Florida - Pro Se Clinic
Where: Judge Cristol's Courtroom

5pm ALSP Adopt A Bear holiday cocktail reception
Where: Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
Description: ALSP Invites you to a B'eary Enchanted Adoption Evening on December10th! We have had a wonderful inaugural year. Thanks for all of your help to make our local chapter the focal point of the South Floirda litigation support community. Now it is time to celebrate and give back. We are teaming up with Adopt A Bear to host a holiday cocktail reception. Please join us as our guests at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse on Friday, December 10, 2010, from 5-8pm. Cocktails and appetizers will be provided, and there will be give away prizes. Please join us to celebrate all the success of ALSP South Florida and to support this worthy charity. Let us know if you would like to attend.

Sat Dec 11, 2010

Asian Pacific American Bar Association Holiday Party
For more details log on to:

Sun Dec 12, 2010

12:30pm Sixth Annual Community-Wide Tikkun Olam Day
Where: Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, 1633 Poinciana Dr., Pembroke Pines
Description: Registration Hours: 12:00pm to 1:30pm Opening Ceremony: 12:30pm Activities & Projects: 1:00pm to 4:30pm • Volunteers must be age 10 or older and young adults under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. • Kids Craft Project – ages 10-12 -- 1:30pm to 4:30pm – limited space – must pre-register. • Walk-in’s and non-registered volunteers will be assigned to projects as needed at the time of registration. To ensure your volunteer request is met, please pre-register at: 
More info at , click under Tikkun Olam
Contact: Pepi Dunay at (954) 252-6949 or

Tue Dec 14, 2010

11:30am South Palm Beach County Bar Association: Monthly membership lunch
Where: Boca Raton Marriott, 5150 Town Center Drive, Boca Raton
Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers, free for judges.
Call (561)482-3838.

11:45am North Broward Bar Monthly Luncheon Galuppi's Restaurant
Where: Galuppi's Restaurant, Pompano Municipal airport and gold course, 1103 North Federal Highway Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Cost is $17.00 and checks should be made payable to the "North Broward Bar Association" The meeting room opens at 11:45 for meet and greet networking, so come on out and network with your fellow attorneys over lunch while earning a CLE credit.

Wed Dec 15, 2010

11:45am Coral Gables Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Description: Cost: $20 students, $30 members, $35 nonmembers, free for judges.
Call (305)

6pm Bankruptcy Bar Association Southern District of Florida Holiday Party
For more information contact:

6pm Florida Muslim Bar Association General Body Meeting (tentative)

7pm Come watch the Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Where: Bank Atlantic Center
Description: Join the Young Lawyers Sections of the Palm Beach County Bar Association & the Broward County Bar Association for a V.I.P. Night with the Florida Panthers - Open to your colleagues, friends, and family!
Cost: $50.00 per ticket, which includes: *seat in Coach's Club
Section *access to Coach's Club Lounge *free food and drinks (beer,wine, and soda) *free parking
The Palm Beach County Bar Association YLS will be paying for a charter bus for the first
50 registrants.
Register : Send a completed form with the following information, Name and phone #,
Address, Number of Tickets ______ @$50.00 per ticket = $_______ enclosed along with a check made payable to "Young Lawyers Section" to Julia Wyda at Sasser, Cestero & Sasser,P.A., P.O. Box 2907, West Palm Beach, FL 33402
Registration forms and checks must be received by December 1, 2010.

Contact: If you have Any questions, please e-mail Julia Wyda at

Thu Dec 16, 2010

Miami-Dade Justice Assoc Holiday Party & Annual Elections
Where: Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin - Miami

12pm Broward YLS Holiday Luncheon

2pm The Honorable Steven Shutter Retirement Party
Where: West Regional Courthouse, Courtroom 220, 100 Pine Island Road,Plantation, FL 33324


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 Join us for the Walk About Autism: Money Raised Here Stays Here!!!

Will You WalkAbout With Us on January 29, 2011?

WalkAbout: (wo-kÉ™-baut), noun, org. 1908, A “rite of passage” during which Australian Aborigines would undergo a journey during adolescence, live in the wilderness tracing paths that their ceremonial ancestors took, and imitate their heroic deeds.

The Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism was inspired by this concept of a “rite of passage.”  We envision this event as a “rite of passage” for our children and adults with autism and their families. It is a reflection of where we have been and where we are going – the pathway to a better future for all of our heroes living with autism.

This inaugural event was created to raise critical funds for programs and services benefiting people living with autism spectrum disorders right here in our community.  While we will continue to support the amazing and longstanding efforts to raise funds for research and advocacy, we have joined this particular venture because we hear every day from our families about limited service options, programmatic cuts to our schools and other government-funded services, poor access to available services because of lengthy waiting lists and/or insurance mandates that exclude far too many.  The systems meant to support those with autism and related disabilities are fragile and weakening every day in these economically devastating times. We must work together to strengthen them.  This effort represents just one important step along the way.  But we cannot succeed without you, so please join us, take this journey with us, and help make a difference for those living with autism today.



Dr. Michael Alessandri, Executive Director, UM-NSU CARD

The Patently Impossible Project to Benefit Legal Aid


The Intellectual Property Committee of the Dade County Bar Association proudly invites you to participate in "The Patently Impossible Project" to benefit the Legal Aid Society
on Friday, December 3 2010 from 6pm – 8pm at the Miami Science Museum.


Challenge your fellow attorneys as you race to assemble a patented invention at The Patently Impossible Project.  All participants will be provided various parts, tools, and a patent registration - your job is to complete the assembly of the invention before your competition.  Prizes include a library of intellectual property books from BNA books, a special first place trophy, and of course, bragging rights! If the competition intimidates you, come watch the action from the sidelines, cheer on your colleagues, and bet on the winner by purchasing raffle tickets for incredible door prizes.


The event is open to all South Florida attorneys, regardless of specialty, so grab your co-workers and join us for a great time raising money for a significant cause.  The Patently Impossible Project at the Miami Science Museum – Friday December 3 from 6pm to 8pm. RSVP to Committee Chair, Jaime Rich Vining at or (305) 448-7089.

   Dade County Bar Association Legal Aid Society - Put Something Back 
Celebrating 60 Years of Civil Legal Services to the Indigent of Dade County
If you are an attorney and would like to donate your time, please visit the Dade County Pro Bono Website at . Once you become a member of the website, you may view available pro bono opportunities.

There are many ways to support Legal Aid Society and Put Something Back. Individual, Law firm, Cypres, Corporate and other donations help sustain the critical work of Legal Aid and Put Something Back. Your financial contribution fulfills The Florida Supreme Court pro bono mandate. 
Visit  to help provide "Equal Access to Justice for All."


Children’s Book Written by Coral Children’s Book Written by Coral Gables Attorney to Benefit Lawyers to the Rescue/Miami Children's Hospital

Sara Rose, Kid Lawyer By Spencer M. Aronfeld

Spencer M. Aronfeld, founding partner of The Aronfeld Trial attorneys, has written a children’s book showing young readers what different kinds things lawyers do, and how the gift of debate on a passionate issue can lead to legal career.

"Sara Rose, Kid Lawyer," published by AuthorHouse™, tells the story of Sara Rose, a tenacious elementary school student who likes to argue. She constantly debates with her parents, her little brother and her friends. One day her fourth-grade teacher tells her that all her arguing would make her a good lawyer. After a chance encounter with a real attorney who introduces her to the legal profession, Sara Rose soon finds herself thrust into the middle of a real case, representing her class in front of the school board.

A portion of the proceeds from the book will benefit Lawyers to the Rescue, a non-denominational humanitarian organization created by lawyers committed to bringing legal assistance and humanitarian support to people around the world in times of crisis. Lawyers to the Rescue recently held a legal clinic for the homeless at the Camillus House in downtown Miami. The organization also assisted in the construction of a Habitat for Humanity home and held fundraisers for earthquake disaster relief efforts in Chile and Haiti. It also has a new student chapter at the Florida International University School of Law. For more information about the organization, visit:

Also, attorneys who buy the book have the option of having copies donated to the Miami Children's Hospital, with the goal that each child admitted this holiday season will receive a free copy.

You can buy book by contacting Mr. Aronfeld's office: 305.441.0440

Special thanks goes to Steve & Barry at Affiliated Healthcare Centers , The Key Biscayne Kiwanis and Neat Stuff for inviting me along to distribute school supplies and backpacks to hundreds of kids in need at the start of the school year. Seeing the smiling faces of those children and, as a parent, understanding the impact you have made in their lives is just amazing.

Neat Stuff gladly accepts monetary donations. They also need donations of new clothing, shoes, toys and school supplies for children ages infant to teenagers.
For corporate giving (manufacturers, stores and others)
Neat Stuff appreciates overruns, seconds, seasonal and any other merchandise that can be spared. They have corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact them for more details.
Neat Stuff is a 501(C)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
Help lift the spirits of children in need. Phone NEAT STUFF today at 305.638.5878

The Pro Bono & Community Service Committee coordinates public service projects and provides young lawyers with the opportunity to give back to our community through pro bono and community service. For more information about the Committee, please contact Ethan Wall at  or call 305-373-4050

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