Monday, March 28, 2011

South Florida's Legal Community Update for March 28, 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.

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

11:45am Palm Beach County Bar Association: Solo & small firm practitioners luncheon
Where: Bar office, 1601 Belvedere Road, #302E, West Palm Beach.
Cost: $10
Call (561) 687-2800

12pm Florida Lawyers Network Luncheon Meeting

5pm Sushi, Sake and Sashimi-Lawyers to the Rescue for Japan!!!
Where: Sakura Gables Japanese Restaurant, 440 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL33146
Description: Silent auction of gifts, dinners, luxury items and more. Special sushi,sashimi and sake for sale. Proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society. If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute money or items to the silent auction, please email

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 / Justice Association 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 Cuban American Bar Association: 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.

6-9pm LegalArt is hosting its Free Legal Clinic Night for Artists & Arts Organizations at Morgan Lewis. Any artists or attorneys interested in participating or learning more about LegalArt's pro bono services should contact Jared Kalmanson, LegalLink Coordinator at

Fri Apr 1, 2011
Florida Bar: General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section - Extraordinary Lawyer: Creating a Dream Practice in a Challenging Economy
Where: Hyatt Regency Bonaventure, 250 Racquet Club Rd, Weston, FL 33326

8am Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Criminal Law Mock Trial with Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch
Where: Richard E. Gerstein building, Courtroom 4-1, 1351 NW 12th St., Miami.
Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door
Call (305) 392-2774

11:30am CABA's Court Funding Issues Forum
Where: Hurricane 100 Room - BankUnited Center
Description: Panel Discussion featuring Florida Bar Board of Governors Member Ray Abadin, Chief Judge Joel Brown, Barney T. Bishop. III, President of TheAssociated Industries of Florida, State Senator Anitere Flores, State Representative Jose Felix Diaz
RSVP to Diana Powell at  by March 29

12pm Broward Bar Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Champps, 6401 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 491-9335
RSVP to: John O'brien (954) 782-9066 and or

Sat Apr 2, 2011
3pm Third District Court of Appeal Annual Spring Seminar "The Use of Persuasive Authority in Florida's Appellate Courts" -

Mon Apr 4, 2011
12pm Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association Meeting -

Tue Apr 5, 2011
11:45am Palm Beach County Bar Association Lunch with the North County Judges-

5:30pm Broward County Justice Association
Where: Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $55 members, $65 nonmembers
rsvp: or 954-522-1662

Weds, April 6, 2011
3pm Dade County Bar Association Appellate Court Committee: Third District Court of Appeal Spring seminar, “The Use of Persuasive Authority in Florida’s Appellate Courts,”

Where: Thomas Barkdull Third District Court of Appeal, 2001 SW 117th Ave., Miami.
Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers, $20 law students, government attorneys
Call (305) 371-2220.

6pm the PAF, Inc., Broward Chapter Presents Honorable Peter M. Weinstein - The future of the court system in Broward County
Where: Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305. (954) 566-7886
RSVP to Susan Sabra at  with your name and dinner preference “Chicken” Or “Fish” by April 1st

Thu Apr 7, 2011

11:45am Palm Beach County Bar Association Practicing Tips from the Federal Bench -

12pm Dade County Bar Association Probate & Guardianship Committee -
12pm Cuban American Bar Association: Mentor/Mentee Spring luncheon
Where: Sabadell Financial Center, 30th floor, 1111 Brickell Ave., Miami.
Cost: Free for student members, $25 attorneys

12pm South Broward Bar Association monthly luncheon
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom) 6255 Stirling Rd. in Davie, Florida
RSVP: (954) 924-8441 or via email to

5:30pm Legal Aid's NEXT Event- National Popcorn Day
Where: YOLO’s O Lounge 333 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft Lauderdale 33301
Cost: $5 (members, Judiciary and law students) $10 (non members) $25 (new membership + event admission) Admission includes 1 FREE drink ticketand appetizers

5:30pm Palm Beach Bar Assoc Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament -

6pm Bankruptcy Bar “TOUSA: Does It Really Matter?"

6pm DCBA UM Law Student Chapter - 2nd Annual Spring Social -
Where: Fado Irish Pub, Mary Brickell Village, 900 South Miami AvenueContact:  Jill Schmidt at

7-11pm LegalArt invites the Miami arts and legal community to "LegalArt Presents Private Eye, LegalArt's Inaugural Fundraiser Benefiting its Residency Program". Please contact Jared Kalmanson, LegalLink Coordinator at for further information regarding ticketing, firm participation and sponsorship opportunities.

Fri Apr 8, 2011
9:15am Public Defender Pro Bono Project “Defending a County Court Case”
Where: 1320 NW 14th St, Room 110, Miami FL 33125
For more information or to register, please contact Sarah Borak, AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, at

11:30am Broward County Bar Association's Bankruptcy Section Presents "Everything You Wanted to Know About The Means Test But WereAfraid to Ask"
Where: Broward County Bar Association Norma B. Howard Center 1051 SE 3rd Ave Ft.Lauderdale, FL 33316

12pm Broward Bar Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch

12pm CABA’s Annual Mentor/Mentee Spring Luncheon
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, FL 33134

12pm Dade County Bar Association announces Investiture of Darrin P. Gayles -

5:30pm Palm Beach County Chapter Florida Association for Women Lawyers: Spring Working Parents Night of Bowling
Where: Palm Beach Strike Zone, 6591 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth

Sat Apr 9, 2011
7:30am The Ingram Legacy Committee: Dr. Robert B. Ingram scholarship and golf tournament and luncheon
Where: Country Club of Miami, 6801 Miami Gardens Drive, Miami.
Cost: $80 per golfer, $90 per golfer after March 26, $50 adults for luncheon, $40 children for luncheon.

5pm Broward YLS Annual Charity Bowl-A-Thon
Where: Wilton Manors Lanes, in Fort Lauderdale
For sponsorship information contact YLS President David L. Hirschberg at 954-761-9994
University of Miami Center for Ethics and Public Service, Steve E. Chaykin Fellowship Trust: Reception and private concert by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band, 6:30 p.m., Gusman Hall, University of Miami, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Cost: $75 general admission, $195 VIP tickets. E-mail:

Mon Apr 11, 2011
11:30am South Palm Beach County Bar Association: Monthly membership lunch with Congressman Allen West -
Where: Boca Raton Marriott, 5150 Town Center Drive, Boca Raton
Contact: (561)482-3838 or
Tue Apr 12, 2011
11:30am Florida Registered Paralegal Committee E-Filing Procedures
Where: Bankers Club One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131

11:45am North Broward Bar present Hon. Mayanne Downs, Florida Bar President
Where: Galuppi's Restaurant, Pompano Municipal airport & golf course, 1103 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, Fl 33062
RSVP to Andrew Daire, NBBA President, by email 

12pm Broward Bar Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: East City Grill, 1800 Bell Tower Lane, Weston (954) 659-3339
RSVP to: Rick Woolf (954) 252-0043 and or

Wed Apr 13, 2011
11:15am The American Bar Association Section of Litigation and Section of Criminal Justice: CLE Conference on “Updates in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Event runs Weds - Fri
Where: Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.
Call (800) 285-2221

11:45am South Florida Chapter of Federal Bar Luncheon with U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn
Where: Bankers Club, 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Cost: $35 members, $50 nonmembers, $25 government and public interest lawyers.

12pm Broward Bar Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Olive Garden, 807 South Universiy Drive, Plantation (954) 424-7201
RSVP to: John Rizvi (954) 452-0033 and or

12pm DCBA Business Law Committee "Demystifying the Securities Laws: A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done"

6pm Stephen R. Booher Inn of Court Dinner Meeting
Where: Renaissance Hotel, 1617 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale
Cost: No Charge to Inn of Court Members - $55- Non Members / $45 Students, Governmental and Judiciary
Contact: Traci Lewis, Administrator

Thu Apr 14, 2011
11:30am Broward County Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Presents "How to Avoid an Impasse - What Attorneys and Mediators Should Know
Where: Broward County Bar Association Norma B. Howard Center 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

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

12pm Broward Bar Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Bimini Boat Yard, 1555 SE 17th Street, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 525-7400
RSVP to: Beth Lindie (954) 764-5400 and or

12pm Bankruptcy Bar Assoc Brown Bag: Ethics
Where: 51 S.W. 1st Ave, Room 1406
The University of Miami’s Center for Ethics and Public Service presents this CLE Ethics Training

12pm Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section LUNCH WITH THE JUDGES - A Members-Only Event -

12pm   South Palm Beach chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers: Luncheon with Angelina Namira, solo practitioner speaking on topic:“Identity Theft and Credit Fraud”
Where: Seasons 52, 2300 NW Executive Center Drive, Boca Raton

5:30pm Dade County Bar Association presents YWCA COURT CARE COCKTAIL PARTY -
Where: Sabadell Financial Center, 30th Floor 1111 Brickell Ave
RSVP to Gerald I. Kornreich at: GIKORNREICH@AOL.COM
Judiciary complimentary $60 Donation to the YWCA accepted at the door or online

7pm Miracle Makers 2011 Kickoff Cocktail Reception - Big Brothers and Big Sisters Women's Committee
Where: Neiman Marcus Coral Gables Level 2 - 390 San Lorenzo Ave
RSVP to Karina Alvarez at

Fri Apr 15, 2011
12pm  DCBA Environmental & Land Use Law Committee Seminar “The Future of Land Use and Environmental Regulation in Florida” -

12pm South Palm Beach County Bar Association: Golf Classic
Where: Boca Country Club, 17751 Boca Club Blvd., Boca Raton
Cost: $150 per player, $550 four players.
Contact: 561-477-7800.

1:30pm Palm Beach Bar - The Ethics of Closing Argument

3pm  ABA Litigation and Criminal Justice Section “Trying Children as Adults: Are we doing it right?”
Where: Morton's Steakhouse, 4041 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

5:30pm CABA Bay of Pigs Commemoration Event
Where: Bay of Pigs Museum, 1821 SW 9th Street, Miami
Cost: Free

Sat Apr 16, 2011
8am Nonprofits Governance Seminar
Where: Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center, 3305 College Ave Davie, FL 33314
Description: This seminar will cover legal, financial and governance issues of interest to leaders and administrators of nonprofit organizations. The seminar is co-sponsored by FMBA and Muslim Advocates. Additional information and registration is available at

9am Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association: Spa retreat
Where: The Spa at Doral, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral.
Cost varies
Call (305) 717-6303

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)
Tue Apr 19, 2011
11:45am Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Where: Miami Beach Golf Club, 2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Contact: (305) 575-2400

Wed Apr 20, 2011
11:45am Coral Gables Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Call (305) 446-1504

5:30pm Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Presents 45th ANNUAL JUDICIAL RECEPTION -

5:30pm Marketing Your Mediation Practice: The Missing Component
Where: Tropical Acres Restaurant, 2500 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL

5:30pm Autism Awareness Month event to provide scholarships for the CasaBlanca Academy
Where: Dave & Busters, 300 Oakwood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL
FIRST PRIZE: Private dinner for 10 by James Beard Foundation Award Winner Chef Michelle
SECOND PRIZE: Two tickets for a 7-night Royal Caribbean Cruise
THIRD PRIZE: Luxury Day for 6 people at Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Spa
Join CasaBlanca Academy, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and Dave & Busters to celebrate Autism Awareness Month & announce the winners
Admission $10
To purchasea raffle ticket and RSVP, contact Rebecca Dinar at (954)415-1149 or
Contributions are tax-deductible
The purchase of a $100 Limited Edition Raffle ticket gives you the chance to win:

5:30pm Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators: Dinner and program on “Marketing your Mediation Practice: The Missing Component,”
Where: Tropical Acres Restaurant, 2500 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale.
Cost: $35 members, $40 nonmembers, $5 more after April 13 and at the door.

6:30pm Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida Luncheon Current Issues in Biotech & Life Science Practice
Where: The Tower Club in Ft. Lauderdale

April 21
12pm Palm Beach County chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers: Mentoring roundtable luncheon and program on “Women Solo Practitioners,”
Where: Carlton Fields, 525 Okeechobee Blvd., 12th floor, West Palm Beach.
Cost: Free for members, $10 nonmembers.

Fri Apr 22, 2011
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld

Wed Apr 27, 2011
From Hollywood to South Beach: 2nd Annual International Legal Symposiumon World of Music, Film, Television & Sports Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - Friday, April 29, 2011 -

Where: Plantation Preserve Golf Course 7050 W. Broward Boulevard Plantation

12pm Broward Bar Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Macaroni Grill, 2004 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton (561)997-5492
RSVP to: Michael Degnan (561) 353-1631 and or

5:30pm Foster Care Review: Award reception and silent auction
Where: Sabadell Financial Center, 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th floor, Miami.
Cost: $25 suggested donation

Where: Cinema Paradiso 503 S.E. 6th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fri Apr 29, 2011
The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Tax Section present Transfer Tax Idols Revisited
Where: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point • 5001 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 34134
8am Palm Beach - Practical Use of Damages Expert in Com'l Litigation
Where: Palm Beach Bar Assn. Office

8:30am Florida Lawyers Network - Golf Networking Event- Tentative
Where: Grand Palms, Pembroke Pines, FL 

11:45am South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon Featuring Judge Jerald Bagley Update on the Foreclosures in Dade County
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
RSVP by emailing

12pm Broward Bar Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: The Ark, 6233 Stirling Road, Hollywood, (954) 584-3075
RSVP to: David Silverstone (954) 367-0770 and or

The Online Bar Association Inaugural Meeting
Where: Westin Colonnade 180 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, Miami, FL
Contact: Mayra Col√≥n  (305) 814-6221

2pm Coconut Grove Book Store "Sara Rose Kid Lawyer" Book Reading and Signing
Where: 3399 Virginia Street #620, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Description: Family Fun Event: Meet the author and characters in the story at "Sara Rose; Kid Lawyer" book reading and signing. 


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