Sunday, April 10, 2011

South Florida's Legal Community Update - April 11, 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 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

5:30pm Broward Women Lawyers Networking & Mentoring Event
Where: 0 Lounge at YOLO, 333 E. Las Olas Blvd, Ft Lauderdale
Cost: Free for members of sponsoring orgs $20 non members

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
2011 Annual Conference of ABA Litigation & Criminal Justice Sections
Where: Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

11:30am Dade Federal Bar Lunch

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, 20112011 Annual Conference of ABA Litigation & Criminal Justice Sections
Where: Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

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 Brown Bag: CLE Ethics Training - Miami
Where: 51 S.W. 1st Ave, Room 1406, Miami , FL 33130
Description: The University of Miami Center for Ethics and Public Service and the Bankruptcy Judges of the Miami Division are pleased to present this year's Ethics and Professional Responsibility Program. This program is specifically geared to help bankruptcy professionals navigate today's ethical waters. CLE credit is available for attendees.

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:
Judiciary complimentary $60 Donation to the YWCA accepted at the door or online

Where: SKY309 (atop Roxy's), 319 Clematis Street, Downtown West Palm Beach
Cost: Free to YLS Members/Judges; $25 to attorneys who are non-YLS Members

Pre-registration must be made and can be done at

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
St. Thomas Symposium WHEN POLITICS AND LAW COLLIDE: A Symposium on the
Interplay of Ethical Standards in the Public Arena
Where: St. Thomas University School of Law 16401 N.W. 37th Ave, Miami Gardens, FL
Description: CLE Credits available Register and pay by credit card at
For additional information, call Cathy Hayes at 305-623-2324

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 & 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)

Sun Apr 17, 2011
The Gold-Diggers Present Everything Old is New Again
Where: The Gusman Theater
Description: Musical Pantomime to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Tickets for  Reserved Seats $25 General Admission $17
Call 305-281-8667

Tue Apr 19, 2011
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
Coral Gables Bar Association: E-discovery and ethical issues w Robert D. Moody, J.D.
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables 33134
Cost: $20 students, $30 members, $40 nonmembers, free for judges.
RSVP to Jane Muir at 305-802-5959, by email at or online at

12pm Women in Ediscovery-S.Fl Chapter's LUNCH & LEARN
Where: Astigarraga Davis 701 Brickell Avenue, 16th Floor Miami, FL 33131
Description: Guest speaker, attorney Kate Paslin, Associate General Counsel with Access Data Group. In addition to this  role, Ms. Paslin also writes and presents on the impact of electronic  information on discovery practices and the increasing sophistication of targeted and legally defensible technologies.
RSVP at 305-872-8282

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:

6:30pm 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
Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld

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

11:30am National Professional Assistant’s Day luncheon to honor legal &judicial
assistants of Broward County -
Where: Riverside Hotel, 8th Floor

5:30pm Broward County Bar Trial Practice Section Happy Hour
Where: Yolo, 333 E. Las Olas Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33301
Cost: Free
RSVP by April 25 to Gonzalo Perez at or  954-523-9922

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.

6pm AEPi South Florida Alumni Happy Hour
Where: Tarpon Bend Coral Gables 65 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL 33134

RSVP by Sunday, Apri 24 2011 to
The first 50 guests to arrive will get one free happy hour cocktail

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

12pm Young Lawyers Section Annual Meeting/Election Luncheon
Where: the Tower Club
Description: All active members of the Broward County Bar Association in good standing who either: (1) will not have attained the age of thirty-six(36) by July 1, 2011; or (2) have not begun their sixth year following the first date of admission to the highest court of any state, are
eligible to run for a position on the Board of Directors and/or to vote in the election. You must be present at this luncheon to vote and/or take part in the election. If you are interested in running for a position on the Board, or if you have questions regarding how you can
participate with or in the Young Lawyers Section, please feel free to contact David Hirschberg at Gladstone & Weissman,P.A. 954-761-9994 or
Cost: $25.00 per person - Pay at the Door

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 Colón  (305) 814-6221

Sat Apr 30, 2011
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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