Monday, May 30, 2011

South Florida's Legal Community - May 31, 2011

Every update includes changes and additions based on feedback from members of our legal community.  We do our best to provide accurate, updated information to you. Your feedback and contributions are always appreciated. If you notice anything missing or incorrect below contact me directly at  It is recommended that you contact the organizations listed before attending an event for the most up-to-date details.  Thank you to all who contributed to this calendar.

Wed Jun 1, 2011
6pm FLN - Boca Raton Launch Party -
Where: Ruth's Chris Steak House Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL
Description: All Florida Lawyers are welcome to attend Non Lawyers by Invitation Only Cocktails, Networking & Socializing
Cost: $10.00 for the 1st 20 Lawyers that register All Others -$20.00/Person (Reservations strongly recommended) Register Here-

Thu Jun 2, 2011
8am Legal Aid of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida: NEXT “Meet and Greet”
Cost: Free
The Investiture of Lisa S. Walsh
Where: North Dade Justice Center 15555 N. Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 100 North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Towards Being a More Professional Lawyer: Ten Things Attorneys Should Do, But Don't w/ Judge Robert W. Lee
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom)  6255 Stirling Rd., Davie, Florida
Cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Judges complimentary
RSVP: (954) 924-8441 or
South Palm Beach County chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County chapter for Florida Association for Women Lawyers: Summer reception
Where:Vic and Angelo’s, 290 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
Cost: Free
Educate Tomorrow Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Where: Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 NW 32nd St, Wynwood District, Miami, FL
Cost: $75 per person
Contact: Shawn Joost 305.374.3751
Miami Beach Bar Association Annual Judicial Cocktail Reception
Where: Meat Market - 915 Lincoln Road Miami Beach
Description: Complimentary Hors D'oevres and cocktails
For more information call Jaime Segal Davis - 305- 858-0220
Raise the Bar 7th Annual Networking & Cocktails Reception to benefit The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade
Where: Southeast Financial Center Lobby, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33131
Cost: $35/per person

Fri Jun 3, 2011
8am 21st Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop
Where: University of Miami School of Law, 1311 Miller Drive, Room E-352 Coral Gables, Florida 33134
8am Blogger’s Breakfast - What Should I Say on my Blog?
Where: Broward County Bar Association, 1051 SE 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: FREE for members, $25 for Non-members
Broward Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: El Mariachi 1203 N. University Drive, Ramblewood Square, Coral Springs
Dade County Bar 95th Annual Installation Dinner
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami 400 SE Second Avenue

Sat Jun 4, 2011
Broward County Hispanic Bar Association 22nd Annual Installation & Scholarship Gala
Where: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel 1881 SE 17th St. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Description: Keynote Speaker - Dean R. Alex Acosta, Dean of the Florida International University College of Law and Former United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Cost: $160 per person Black Tie optional
RSVP to Karin Kennedy
Palm Beach Bar Assoc Annual Installation Banquet
Where: The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach

Mon Jun 6, 2011
Palm Beach Hispanic Bar Assn. Meeting
Where: Judicial Conference Room, Main Courthouse, Palm Beach
For info contact

Tue Jun 7, 2011
Mediating the Construction Dispute
Where: Bar Association office, 1601 Belvedere Road #302E, West Palm Beach
Cost: $85 members, $125 nonmembers, $25 more after May 31
Call (561) 687-2800
Miami-Dade FAWL CLE "Lunch & Learn" Series: How to Advance Your Career with a Professional Coach
Where: Carlton Fields 100 SE 2nd Street Suite 4200 Miami, FL
RSVP to Kristy Johnson, Miami-Dade FAWL President
Broward County Justice Association: Cocktail hour and dinner with Fred Cunningham of Slawson Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari speaking about “Legislative Recap and Insurance Bad Faith Update”
Where: Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $55 members, $65 nonmembers

Wed Jun 8, 2011
Palm Beach County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section: Lunch with the Appellate Judges
Where: Fourth District Court of Appeal, 1525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach
Cost: $10
Call (561) 687-2800
Dade County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee: IP for Non- IP Lawyers: What You Need to Know About Intellectual Property Law
Where: Banker's Club 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, 14th Fl., Miami, Fl 33131
Description: Speakers: Mark E. Stein, Esq. Higer, Lichter & Givner, LLP Terri Doud Senior Corporate Counsel at Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. William R. Trueba,Jr., Esq. Espinosa Trueba, PL

Thu Jun 9, 2011
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Annual meeting
Where: Four Season Resort, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach
Description: (welcome reception) June 10, (seminars begin),
Cost varies.
Call (800) 369-9503.
11:45am Broward County Hispanic Bar Association: Luncheon
Dade County Bar Association announces Investiture of Fleur J. Lobree
Where: Miami-Dade County Courthouse 73 West Flagler Street, Ctrm 6-1 Miami, FL33130
DCBA Probate & Guardianship Annual Awards Lunch
5:30pm Broward Bar Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner
Where: Marriott Harbor Beach Resort 3030 Holiday Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL
If you have any questions, please call Traci at (954)832-3618 or
South Miami/Kendall Bar Assoc Annual Installation Banquet
Palm Beach Bankruptcy Bar Happy Hour
Where: Lola's 16950 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2353
Christian Legal Society Women’s Gathering
Where: Panera Bread Café, 771 Village Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Cost: Free
Summer Shorts Law Firm Night
Description: Dade County Bar Members Save $10 off tickets, plus arrive early for a complimentary cocktail and networking!

Fri Jun 10, 2011
8am SUPERLAWYERS CLE What every lawyer should know about trial practice
8:55am Community Assoc. Law Seminar - Arising from the Ashes: Post Crash Communities Move Forward
Broward Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: The Ark Restaurant 6233 Stirling Road, Hollywood, (954) 584-3075
RSVP to David Silverstone (954) 367-0770 and or

Sat Jun 11, 2011
15th Annual Lawyers Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament
Where: Bird Bowl Bowling Center 9275 SW 40th Street Miami FL
Fee: $350 team/lane. All proceeds benefit the Family Resource Center of South Florida. (4 bowlers per lane includes shoes & lunch!) Reserve your lanes today! Dorit Matthews (305) 960-5536

Sun Jun 12, 2011
Broward YLS 8th Annual Family Day
Where: TY Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood, Florida, Pavilion #5
Description: Bring your friends and family to enjoy delicious food, refreshments, ice cream, snow cones, outdoor games, bounce house and access to Castaway Island Water Park (water park access from ).
Cost $5 for Children & Adults. Children under 12 months are free.
For more information and to RSVP please contact, Jon Stief, Esq. at 954-525-6566 or

Tue Jun 14, 2011
Association of South Florida Mediators & Arbitrators: Installation dinner and program on “Navigating the Mediator’s Ethical Minefield”
Where: Tropical Acres Restaurant, 2500 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $35 members, $40 nonmembers, $5 more at the door.

Wed Jun 15, 2011
FL Justice Assn. Annual Mtg
Coral Gables Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Cost: $20 students, $30 members, $40 nonmembers, free for judges.
Call (305) 446-1504

Thu Jun 16, 2011
FAWL Palm Beach Annual Awards Luncheon
Where: Marriott WPB, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
Cost: $22 for members; $35 for non-member attorneys; judiciary are complimentary.
RSVP no later than June 14th to avoid a$10 late registration/walk in fee to
FMCRC/CABA Corporate Counsel Reception
Where: Ft. Lauderdale Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday Drive, Ft Lauderdale 33316
RSVP & Info contact Erica Cardenas at
Dade County Bar Association Membership Mixer
Where: Le Provencal Restaurant 266 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL
The NAACP Miami-Dade Branch Mayoral Debate
Where: New Birth Baptist Cathedral of Faith International.

Fri Jun 17, 2011
Broward County chapter of the Federal Bar Association: Summer Associates/Law Clerks Day
Where: Federal Courthouse, 299 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: Free for members, $40 nonmembers
11:30am Effective Ways to Practice and Present a Case in the Complex Business Litigation Section
Description: Presented by the Dade County Bar Association Construction Law Committee Registration includes lunch
Cost: $35 Members & $45 Non-Members
MIAMI-DADE FAWL's 31st Annual Installation and Awards Luncheon
Where: Four Seasons Hotel 1435 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL
Cost: $75 members, $85 non-members
Broward Solo Small Networking Lunch
RSVP to: Rick Woolf (954) 252-0043 and or
FJA Justice Ball
Where: The Breakers Palm Beach One South County Road Palm Beach
Cost: $250 per guest Tickets
Contact: Lynn McCartney, Justice Ball Coordinator, at (850) 224-9403 or
Come Rock the night away! w/ the Palm Beach & South Florida Chapters of the Association of Legal Administrators
Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way Hollywood, FL
Cost: ALA Members: Free!! Guests: $50/pp Business Partners: $50/pp
Each ticket includes buffet and two drink tickets per person!
RSVP: Marilyn Fong 561-650-0684
Gwen S. Cherry Bar Association and Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association\ Present Love at Louis
Where: Louis at the Gansevoort Hotel, Miami Beach
Description: Tickets $30, $20 for Law Students

Sat Jun 18, 2011
10am Lawyers to the Rescue Legal Clinic
Where: Camillus House, 726 NE 1st Ave, 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 Jun 21, 2011
Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Broward Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
RSVP: John Rizvi, (954) 452-0033 and or

Wed Jun 22, 2011
Florida Bar Annual Meeting
Where: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center - Kissimmee, Florida

Thu Jun 23, 2011
11:30am Landlord Tenant Issues Seminar
Cost: $20 for DCBA Members $30 for Non-Members includes Registration and Lunch
(2) Hours of CLE has been applied for
11:45am West Broward Section Luncheon. Speaker: Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler
Where: Plantation Golf Preserve, 7050 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation
Cost $30 at the door.

Fri Jun 24, 2011
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld
11:30am Intermediate Facebook: Ethical Issues for Researching Jurors/ Witnesses and Marketing
South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
Cost: $25 Members with Reservation $30 Non-Members or without Reservation
RSVP by emailing
Broward Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Champps 6401 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale (954) 491-9335
RSVP: John O'Brien (954) 782-9066 and or

Tue Jun 28, 2011
The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section present RECENT DEVELOPMENT AT THE EEOC, LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY
Description: Registration includes lunch and CLE Credit
Cost: $35 Members $45 Non-Members At the Door - Members $45/ $50 Non-Members if space permits - Deadline for early registration is June 24, 2011
Broward Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Bimini Boat Yard 1555 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, (954) 525-7400
RSVP: Beth Lindie (954) 764-5400 and/or
Coral Gables & Cuban American Bar Associations Networking Happy Hour
Where: Novecento Coral Gables - 121 Alhambra Plaza, #100, Coral Gables
Description: Two for One Cocktails and Complimentary Hors D'Oevres will be served

Wed Jun 29, 2011
11:30am Condominium Associations in Financial Distress (Collections, Assessments, Reserves, Receivership)
Registration includes lunch and CLE Credit
Cost: $35 Members $45 Non-MembersAt the Door - Members $45/$50 Non-Members if space permits Deadline for early registration is June 27, 2011
Broward Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Macaroni Grill, 2004 NW Executive Center Circle, Boca Raton, (561)997-5492
RSVP: Michael Degnan (561) 353-1631 and or
Demystifying the Securities Laws A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done-Part 6-B
Where: Akerman Senterfitt 1 SE 3rd Ave., 26th Fl, Miami, Florida 33131


Post a Comment