Sunday, April 3, 2011

South Florida's Legal Community Update - April 4, 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 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

Wed, April 6, 2011
Where: University of Miami School of Law - Law Campus F109

5:30pm Westside Networking BAR AT THE BAR HAPPY HOUR
Where: GATSBY'S 1805 South University Drive, Davie, (954)476-0063
Description: Semi-Private Room with use of two pool tables Half-Priced Cocktails,
Complimentary Appetizer, $4 Pizzas Available
No RSVP Necessary – No Charge
Call Traci Lewis at BCBA (954)764-8040 ext. 2 if you have any questions

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

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 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

12pm Westlaw: High-Powered Tools for High-Powered Litigators
Where: Flemings Prime Steakhouse 2525 Ponce De Leon Boulevard Coral Gables, FL 33134
Description: Come and see how these tools help law firms with their organization of case files and E-discovery. About this event: We will be showcasing our newest product CaseLogistix, a robust document-review and production platform. Along with our Case Analysis Premier suite; featuring Case Notebook which assists in organizing all of your essential case information. Case Notebook can easily search, share, and annotate across all your case documents and much more.
Contact or Questions: Samuel E. Jonas, Senior Law Firm Sales Consultant, Westlaw & West Publishing, (954) 680-2590

2pm 2 free seminars during the South Florida Condo & HOA Expo(
Where: the Miami Beach Convention Center
► LEGAL UPDATE – THE BOTTOM LINE ON THE 2010 LEGISLATIVE CHANGES & PREVIEW OF 2011 LEGISLATION, 2pm - 4pm: Presented by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Managing Partner of Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, this course will deliver an overview from the State Capital of pending 2011 legislation and address the “pros” and “cons” of 2010 legislative changes, how they affect community associations, their impact on collection of rents from tenants in delinquent units, suspension of use rights, fire-sprinkler retrofit extensions and foreclosure practices.
►CREATIVE COLLECTION STRATEGIES IN TRYING TIMES, 5pm - 6pm: Presented by Leigh C. Katzman, Founding Partner of Katzman Garfinkel & Berger, this fast-paced course will discuss advanced collection practices and techniques to allow associations the best opportunity to collect past due assessments from unit owners AND the banks, as well as how to take advantage of the new laws granting associations additional tools in the collection process. Full details:

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 ticket and 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 Avenue
Contact:  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 -

Sat Apr 9, 2011
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

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

12pm Financial Investigations Lunch and Learn

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

6pm Federalist Society Spring Reception
Where: The Banker's Club, 1 Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor
Description: Guest Speaker Hon. William H. Pryor, US Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Marbury vs. Madison: Real Lessons and Myths
RSVP by April 8 to Ariana Fajardo at or 305.858-0220

Wed Apr 13, 2011
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: Lunch with Chief Branch Discipline Counsel for the Florida Bar
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
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

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

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

Where: The Bookstore in the Grove 3399 Virginia Street Miami, FL 33133

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:

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

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

5:30pm Foster Care Review's Award Reception, Friendraiser and Silent Auction -
Where: Sabadell Financial Center 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th Floor Miami, FL 33131
Description: Cocktails & Hors d'ouvres Complimentary valet parking at the adjacent JW Marriott Hotel or self parking at the Sabadell Financial Center Garage All guests must register for this event no later than Tuesday, April 19th Although there is no cost to attend this event, your donation of $25 at the door to benefit Foster Care Review will be greatly appreciated.

Thu Apr 28, 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

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


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