Sunday, May 22, 2011

South Florida's Legal Community Update - May 23, 2011

Please review the events below as 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.

Tue May 24, 2011
8:45am "Tips from the Pros: The Finer Points of Bankruptcy Practice" (aka the Blue Collar Bankruptcy Tour)
11:45am Broward To Pay Or Not To Pay? A CLE Luncheon to Benefit Legal Aid
8pm Please join Miami-Dade FAWL member, Carol Cope, at a book signing for her new book Murder on High Seas, The True Story of the Joe Cool's Tragic Final Voyage
Where: Books & Books in Coral Gables
For more information, go to

Wed May 25, 2011
7pm St. Thomas More Society of South Florida: Reception & Dinner
Where: Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Description: Speaker is Donna E. Shalala, President UM Award recipient is Magistrate
Judge Lurana S. Snow, US District Court, Southern District of Florida
Cost: $65
Call (954) 785-3181

Thu May 26, 2011
8am Intellectual Property Breakfast Seminar: Coffee, Cake and Counterfeits
Where: Marriott Boca Raton at Boca Center 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33486
Cost: $25 members $35 non-members of the South Palm Beach County Bar
Contact: Robert Pershes, Esq., at 561-241-0414, Co-Chair of the IP Committee
11:30am Greater Miami Jewish Federation to Honor Outstanding Individuals at 73rd Annual Meeting -
Where: Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard
Cost: $45 couvert
Where: Plantation Preserve Golf Course 7050 W. Broward Boulevard Plantation
Cost: $25 prior to 5/25, $30 at the door
RSVP online:
12pm Demystifying the Securities Laws: A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done
Where: Akerman Senterfitt 1 SE 3rd Avenue 26th Floor Miami, Florida 33131
12pm Federal Bar Association Broward County chapter: Luncheon with U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry S. Seltzer
Where: Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $40 members, $45 nonmembers, $25 government attorneys, $20 judges, $5 more at door Email:
4pm Clerk of Court Harvey Ruvin, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition,South Florida Workforce, Homeless/Homeless Forum and the Miami-DadeState Attorney’s Office: ‘Second Chance — One Stop’ sealing and expungement program
Where: NE 79th Street Word Church, 2275 NW 79th St., Miami
Cost: Free. Call (305) 547-0724
5:30pm Accountant/Attorney Networking Group of Florida: Cocktail reception
Where: Ocean Prime Restaurant, Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura
Cost: Free for members, $50 nonmembers
Call (954) 806-7777
5:30pm Palm Beach Justice Assn. Mtg
Fore more information, contact Kate Baloga at
5:30pm Palm Beach YLS Happy Hour
6pm Bankruptcy Bar Assoc: WPB Happy Hour
Where: Maggiano's Little Italy, Boca Raton, 21090 St. Andrews Blvd.
6pm Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section invites you to WINE & TAPAS NIGHT
Where: Wolfe's Wine Shoppe 124 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL
Cost: Free
RSVP Required
6pm South Broward Bar Wine Tasting & Happy Hour
Where: Hollywood Vine Wine Bar, 2035 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
Description: Enjoy a wonderful evening of wine tasting, artisan cheeses, fine spirits, beers and gourmet food while meeting and mingling with members and friends of the South Broward Bar Association.
Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members, judges Free
RSVP: Anita Paoli at (954) 924-8441 or via email to
6pm South Florida Paralegal Association Inaugural Broward Chapter Meet & Greet
Where: Bokamper’s on Pine Island and Peters Roads, just north of I-595 in Plantation
Cost: Free for registered guests. Please invite any of your paralegal colleagues to attend; membership information will be available at the event for non-members of SFPA.
Register for the event online no later than May 19th at:
Contact: Debra Byrne-Mathews, SFPA Broward Chapter Chair at or 954-829-2912.

Fri May 27, 2011
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld

Wed Jun 1, 2011
6pm FLN - Boca Raton Launch Party-  Cocktails, Networking & Socializing -
Where: Ruth's Chris Steak House Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL
Description: All Florida Lawyers welcome - Non Lawyers by Invitation Only.
Cost: $10 for the 1st 20 Lawyers that register
All Others - $20/Person (Reservation strongly recommended)

Thu Jun 2, 2011
12pm South Broward Bar Association monthly
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom) 6255 Stirling Rd. in Davie, Florida
Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Judges are complimentary.
12pm The Investiture of Lisa S. Walsh
Where: North Dade Justice Center 15555 North Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 100 North Miami Beach, FL 33160
5:30pm 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
6pm 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
6pm 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
6:30pm 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


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