Monday, March 14, 2011

South Florida Legal Events Update for March 14, 2011

Please review the events below as every update includes changes and additions based on feedback from members of our legal community.  Your feedback and contributions are always appreciated. If you notice anything missing or incorrect below contact me by noon Sunday for the Monday edition and 8 a.m. Wednesday for the mid week update.

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 contributed to this calendar.

Mon Mar 14, 2011
11:30am Broward County Bar Association Legislative Affairs Committee Presents a CLE Lunch & Learn "2011 Court Funding and Related Issues"
Speaker:Jesse H. Diner
Cost: $10 for members of the BCBA, $20 for non-members CLE Credits Pending
RegisterOnline or by calling Traci Lewis at (954)764-8040 ext. 2

Tue Mar 15, 2011
Stephen R. Booher Inn of Court Dinner Meeting with Judge Rosemary Barkett
Where: Renaissance Hotel, 1617 SE 17th StreetCauseway, Fort Lauderdale
Cost: No Charge to Inn of Court Members - $60- Non Members / $50 Students, Governmental and Judiciary
Contact: Traci Lewis, Administrator at

11:45am Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Where: Miami Beach Golf Club,
2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Contact: Call (305) 575-2400

5:30pm THE LAW - ITS POWER & ITS FRAILTY Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court presents United States Circuit Judge, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Rosemary Barkett Former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court
Where: Renaissance Hotel
1617 Southeast 17th Street Fort Lauderdale
Description: Professionalism Seminar Dinner and Presentation
5:30 pm – Cocktails 6:30 - Dinner and Presentation
CLE Credits Pending
Cost: $50 Per Person
RSVP please contact: Traci Lewis, Booher Inn of Court Administrator ·
Payment at the Door Accepted Cash or Check - payable to the Inn of Court

6pm Bankruptcy Bar Association Southern District of Florida Broward Happy
Where: Yolo Restaurant Las Olas Blvd

Wed Mar 16, 2011
11:45am American Immigration Lawyers Association General Membership Meeting and Luncheon

11:45am Coral Gables Bar Association Monthly CLE Luncheon Featuring Hector Lombana, Esq.
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse,  2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Cost: $20 students, $30 members, $35 nonmembers, free for judges.
RSVP to Gladys Vazquez at 305-446-1504 or

Cost: Free

6pm Broward County Bar Association Florida Bar President Candidate's Night
Where: Broward County Bar Association
1051 SE 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale
Cocktails and Reception - 6 PM Candidates Forum - 7 PM
Cost: No Charge to Attend
Register Online -  or by calling Traci Lewis at (954)832-3618

6pm Broward County Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Networking Dinner
Where: Dave & Busters Hollywood 3000 Oakwood Blvd.
Description: This event is exclusively for attorneys in law firms of four attorneys or less 6:00pm Cocktail Reception - 7:00pm Dinner
Cost: $35 Members, $50Non-Members
If you are interested in being a guest speaker, please e-mail
This event usually sells out, please make your reservations early.

Thu Mar 17, 2011
11:45am  Palm Beach County chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers: ‘Bringin’ In the Rain: Successful Strategies from Women Rainmakers”
Where: Marriott West Palm Beach,
1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Cost: $22 members, $35 nonmembers, $10 more after March 14.
5:15pm  Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami: Workshop and dinner on“Converting to a Roth: Is It Right for Your Client?”
Where: Bankers Club,
200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Cost: Free for members, $65 nonmembers.

Fri Mar 18, 2011
9am From Miami With Love Project
Where: Florida Christian School /
4200 SW 89th Avenue
Miami, Florida, 33165
Description: From Miami With Love Project: Is organized by a group of people serious about improving the lives of impoverished children in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the
Email Melissa at

12pm DCBA Judicial Luncheon and Seminar
Where: The Bankers Club, 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL

Sat Mar 19, 2011
9am Florida Registered Paralegals Seminar
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL

10am Lawyers to the Rescue Legal Clinic
Where: Camillus House, 726 NE 1st Avenue in downtown Miami , FL
Description: Legal Clinic for the Homeless at Camillus House Criminal Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, PI & Med Mal Law, Disability Law, Human Rights Law
Contact:  or call 347-450-LTTR (5887)

Sun Mar 20, 2011
9:30am The 31st Annual Installation Brunch of the Officers and Directors of The B'nai B'rith Justice Unit #5207 Celebrating the Installation of The Honorable Alan Marks as President
Cost: $50 Per Person
Contact: Michael Fischler, Esq. for additional info at (954) 763-5778

Tue Mar 22, 2011
11:45am Palm Beach Bar Assoc Annual Joint Luncheon with South Palm Beach County Bar Featuring President of Florida Bar
Where: Benvenuto Restaurant, 1730 N Federal Highway, Boynton Beach
Description: Guest speaker Mayanne Downs
Cost: $35 for members of either Bar Association if registered before March 17; After that date, cost is $45; $45 for non-members

6pm Greater Miami Jewish Federation 27th Annual Judicial Reception
Where: The Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: $85
Contact: Pam DiGiacomo (786) 866-8627

6pm THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY, Miami Lawyers Division, 2011 Lecture Series,“Foreign Policy Challenges for the Obama Administration”
Where: The Bankers Club of Miami, One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor
RSVP to Ariana Fajardo

Wed Mar 23, 2011
Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) E-discovery Conference
Where: Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL.
Description: 28 of the leading e-discovery experts lead hands-on, demonstration based sessions AND participants can stay an extra day to take the Live CEDS exam preparation
seminar. March 23rd - 25th
Complete information is online at

11:30am Broward County Bar Association's ADR Section Presents Mediation Lunch &Learn
Where: Broward County Bar Association Norma B. Howard Center
1051 SE 3rd Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Description: CLE credits applied for 11:30 -12:00 registration 12:00-1:30 lunch and program
Cost: $15 for members of Broward Bar, $25 for non-members

12pm  DCBA “Avoiding Snags in the Social Network, Intellectual Property Issues in Launching a Social Media Presence”
Where: The Banker’s Club, One Biscayne Tower, 2 South Biscayne Blvd. 14th Floor

6pm ObamaCare Medical-Legal Program and Reception
Where: National Croquet Center

6pm  Bullied – Broward County Sheriff’s Office Anti-Bullying Initiative
Where: Cinema Paradiso 503 SE 6th Street• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Description: Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment today.
Cocktail reception prior to the film at the Courtyard of Cinema at 6:00PM Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti will discuss the office’s Anti-Bullying initiative. Commander Richard Wierzbicki, of the Sheriff’s Hate Crimes and Anti-Bias Task Force, and Paul Hyman, Executive Director of the Pride Center at Equality Park, will also be in attendance.
For admission please use this link http://t.coma/x24oe  
Admission is a $100 donation which include film and cocktail reception

Thu Mar 24, 2011
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami 400 SE 2nd Ave
Description: Earn 7 FREE CLE credits* while learning about the latest trends and legal issues facing Corporate Counsels. Planned Topics include: Labor & Employment Intellectual Property and Litigation International Business Litigation Whistle Blower & Qui Tam E-Discovery Insurance Law *Up to 7.0 General CLE Credits pending approval by The Florida Bar Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO INHOUSE COUNSEL REGISTRATIONS ONLY
Cost: Free.
For more information contact Joanne Beaudry at 305-347-6643 or  or for sponsorship information contact Stephanie Hemmerich at 305-347-6623 or

11:45am Palm Beach Young Lawyers Section Judicial Lunch

11:45am West Broward Section Luncheon
Where: Plantation Preserve Golf Course 7050 W. Broward Boulevard Plantation (954)585-5020
Cost: $25.00 If registered prior to 3/23, $30.00 At the door Judiciary: Complimentary

12pm Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter Luncheon
Where: Riverside Hotel, Fort Lauderdale
Description: The Honorable John K. Olson, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
RSVP: Terri Katler at Tripp  
Cost: FBA Members $40; Non-Members $45;Government attorneys $25; After (March 17th add $5) Judiciary & Judicial Law Clerks always $20.
Please make checks payable to "FBA Broward Chapter" and mail to Mark Levy, Esq. at Brinkley Morgan 200 ELas Olas Blvd., Ste 1900 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
Contact: Paul O.Lopez with any questions.

12pm North Dade Bar Association Luncheon
Where: THAI HOUSE II 2250 NE 163rd Street North Miami Beach, FL
Speaker: Lawyer and Legal TV Commentator Mark Eiglarsh
Topic: Everything You Want to Know About Criminal Law
Cost: $15 members, Complimentary judiciary. $25 nonmembers
RSVP no later than March 22 by replying to

5:30pm Palm Beach FAWL "Raise the Bar" Event
Where: Historic 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse
Cost: $25 per person includes wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres
RSVP's required by email to Kim Daniel  or by sending a $25 check to Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County,
P.O. Box 7576, West Palm Beach, FL 33405

6pm FAWL Women Making History Award Ceremony
Where: Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust 220 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables,Florida
RSVP to Marisol Gomez-Decena at

6pm The South Broward Bar Association’s Third Annual Installation Dinner
Where: Signature Grand in Davie, Florida
Description: Guest speaker is Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge LaBarga.
Contact: Anita Paoli for tickets or sponsorship opportunities: (954) 924-8441

Cost for Museum members is $15; nonmembers $20
For reservations, call 305-672-5044, ext. 3175 or  by March 17
Additional info at

Fri Mar 25, 2011
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld

8:30am DCBA Put Something Back Seminar “Who What How Why & Where of Bankruptcy”
Where: Claude Pepper Federal Courthouse U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse, 51 SW 1stAve, 1st Floor, Miami, Florida 33130

8:30am Symposium: Ripped From The Headlines
Where: Dade Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street
Description: Learn about the media's role in Miami courtrooms today by stepping inside the historic courthouse where famous trials where held.
RSVP: 305-375-1614 or email

11am Saving & Making Your Firm Money with New Technology
Where: Mortons Steakhouse - 1200 Brickell Avenue- Miami, FL 33131

11:45am South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon Featuring Judge A.J. Cristol Update on Bankruptcy in the Federal Courts
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
$25.00 Members with Reservation $30.00 Non-Members or without Reservation
RSVP by emailing

Where: The Colony Hotel Palm Beach
Description: Honoring 2011 Recipient LINNEA R. JOHNSON, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Florida
Cost: $35 - Federal Bar Association Members $40 - Non-Members and walk-ins, Judges and their staff-Complimentary
RSVP by March 21, 2011, and send any event sponsorships to Chapter Treasurer, Peggy McGovern Stumhofer, Page, Mrachek, Fitzgerald & Rose, P.A.,
505 South Flagler Drive, Suite 600, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
or at
Reservations are guaranteed and non-refundable.

12:15pm Investiture of Charles K. Johnson
Where: Miami-Dade County Court

Sat Mar 26, 2011
Palm Beach Bar Ski & CLE
Where: Vail, Colorado
Description: SKI & CLE: The North County Section returns to Vail, March 26 - April2, 2011 for its Second Annual SKI & CLE week. Stay at the beautiful Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa for $199.00 per night. You'll receive a complimentary breakfast each morning, plus discounted lift tickets, discounted transportation and free CLE! Cost: $199.00 per night Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa
If you would like to go, or need further details, please contact Mitch Beers right away by phone or by email: (561) 622-8100 or

8am The Young Lawyers Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association is partnering with Habitat for Humanity for a service project

9am 8 Hour Adult Guardianship Class
Where: Norma B. Howard Bar Center, 1051 SE 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $180.00 Guardian for anyone over the age of 18 Attorneys welcome, approved by the Florida Bar for CLE Credits
Contact: Tish at 954-832-3617

6pm  The T.J. Reddick Bar Association 20th Annual Awards & Scholarship Banquet – United We Stand: Building on a Legacy of Service
Where:  the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA), 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Contribution: $125.00 ($100.00: judges, government & public interest attorneys).
Purchase tickets now by mailing your contribution to T.J.Reddick Bar Association, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302
P.O. Box 1500 ,
Email  or call (954) 804-3280 for more information & for sponsorship opportunities.

Wed Mar 30, 2011
11:30am DCBA March General Membership Luncheon
Where: InterContinental Hotel. 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami FL

Thu Mar 31, 2011
5:30pm Palm Beach Justice Assn. Meeting
Where: The Colony Hotel
Fore more information, contact Kate Baloga at

5:30pm Palm Beach North County Section Happy Hour
Where: Yard House, Palm Beach Gardens
Cost: $15.00 NCS Members; $20 Non-NCS Section Members; judges complimentary.
After 3/29/11 add $5 late fee.

6pm CABA's Young Lawyers Happy Hour
Where: Fado Irish Pub - Mary Brickell Village
RSVP to Maria Garcia at

6pm The 11th Annual Palm Beach Elder Law View From the Bench
Where: The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach
Description: This course has been granted 2.0 CLER / 1.5 Elder Law; 1.5 Wills, Trusts, & Estates Certification credits from the Florida Bar. Guest speakers include Honorable Martin H. Colin and Honorable Jack H. Cook.
Cost: $60 PBCBA members/paralegals; $100 Non-PBCBA members/paralegals; after 3/24/11 add $25 late fee


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