Monday, June 13, 2011

South Florida's Legal Community - June 13, 2011

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Tue Jun 14, 2011
11:45am Attorney Alan Sakowitz, author of Miles Away . . . Worlds Apart, discusses his exposure of Scott Rothstein
Where: The Grill, 2101 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Cost: $17 members $20 nonmembers. Cash and checks only.
RSVP:Wilma Stevenson
For additional visit
5:30pm 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.
Email:  Website:
5:30pm Join the Dive Bar - South Florida's ONLY Underwater Bar Association
Where: Quarterdeck, located at 1541 Cordova Road in Fort Lauderdale, Florida33316.
For more information visit:

Wed Jun 15, 2011
FL Justice Assn. Annual Mtg
11:45am Coral Gables Bar Association Monthly Luncheon: Ten Top U.S. and Florida Supreme Court Cases from the October 2010 Term w/ Judge Milton Hirsch
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Cost: $20 students, $30 members,$40 nonmembers, free for judges.
RSVP: Jane Muirat 305-802-5959, by email at  or online at
12pm Women in eDiscovery- South Florida Chapter
Where: Astigarraga Davis et al701 Brickell Avenue, 16th Floor Miami, FL 33131
Description: This month's "Lunch & Learn" will feature speaker Marilyn Caldwell, Esq. Info & Rsvp:

Thu Jun 16, 2011
FL Justice Assn. Annual Mtg
11:45am FAWL Palm Beach Annual Awards Luncheon
Where: Marriott WPB, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
Cost: $22 for members; $35 for non-member attorneys, Free for members of the judiciary.
RSVP by June 14th to avoid a $10 late registration/walk in fee to
11:45am Miami Lakes Bar Assoc: Using an IPAD In Your Law Practice
Where: Don Shula's Hotel, 6842 Main Street, Ballrooms Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
Cost: $30 members; $35 non-members – Cash or check only
RSVP by June 14: Gabriela Gamboa at Rarick & Associates 305-556-5209 or
4:30pm FMCRC/CABA Corporate Counsel Reception
Where: Ft. Lauderdale Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday Drive, Ft Lauderdale33316
RSVP / more information contact Erica Cardenas
5pm ALSP: “From Columbia to Florida to the World - How Paralegal Roles and Responsibilities Remain the Glue of a Global In-House Legal Department” w/ Jason Buratti, General Counsel & VP Business Affairs, Zumba Fitness
Where: IL Lugano Hotel, 3333 NE 32nd Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
Description: No Cover Cocktails and networking happy hour from 5pm until 6pm. * cash bar for wine and alcoholic beverages. Cash only.
Dinner begins at 6.30pm. Dinner is $35 ALSP Members, $45 for Non-Members.
RSVP to Robert Friedman at  with name / dinner preference (Tilapia or Chicken)
6pm Dade County Bar Association Membership Mixer
Where: Le Provencal Restaurant 266 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL
Description: Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and Specials on Beer, Wine and Liquor Drinks Register Online
6pm The NAACP Miami-Dade Branch Mayoral Debate
Where: New Birth Baptist Cathedral of Faith International.

Fri Jun 17, 2011
FL Justice Assn. Annual Mtg
Lawyers Have Heart 5K Run/Walk: Scales of Justice Bootcamp
8:30am 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 $35 Members & $45 Non-Members
11:30am Miami FAWL's 31st Annual Installation and Awards Luncheon
Where: Four Seasons Hotel 1435 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL
Cost: $75 members, $85 nonmembers.
12pm Broward Solo Small Networking Lunch
RSVP to: Rick Woolf (954) 252-0043 and or
6:30pm Florida Justice Association Justice Ball
Where: The Breakers Palm Beach One South County Road Palm Beach
Cost: $250 per guest
Contact: McCartney, Justice Ball Coordinator, at (850) 224-9403 or via email to
7pm 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: MarilynFong 561-650-0684
10pm 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: The event benefits the law student fellowships at Legal Services of Greater Miami
Tickets $30, $20 for Law Students
For more information see the attached flyer

Sat Jun 18, 2011
FL Justice Assn. Annual Mtg
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 Jun 21, 2011
11:45am Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Contact: Call (305) 575-2400
12pm Broward Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
RSVP: John Rizvi, (954) 452-0033 and or
5:30pm Miami-Dade Legal Support Assoc presents “Unlicensed Practice of Law” w/ Jacquelyn P. Needelman, Esq., The Florida Bar
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown 200 SE Second Avenue Miami, FL 33131
Description: Cocktails 5:30 p.m. Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-members PARKING: $5.00Valet Parking
RSVP: Annette at 305-789-5916 or
6:15pm “Truth in Advertising in American and Jewish Law”
Where: Bilzin Sumberg at 1450 Brickell Avenue, 23rd Floor in Miami
Cost: $36 attorneys, $15 law students, $10 judiciary members. A light dinner will be served.
Info / RSVP

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

Thu Jun 23, 2011
Florida Bar Annual Meeting
Where: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center - Kissimmee, Florida
8am Accountant / Attorney Breakfast Speaker Series: Coach Howard Schnellenberger, FAU Football Coach
Where: Boca Point Country Club, Boca Raton, FL
11:30am Landlord Tenant Issues Seminar
Cost: $20 DCBA Members $30 Non-Members Lunch included -2 Hours CLE 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
Florida Bar Annual Meeting
Where: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center - Kissimmee, Florida
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld
11:30am Intermediate Facebook: Ethical Issues for Researching Jurors / Witnesses and Marketing
11:45am South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-Members
12pm 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 or

Mon Jun 27, 2011
12pm The Miami Lighthouse Legislative Lunch
Where: Miami Lighthouse, 601 SW 8th Ave, Miami, Fl
Description: State Legislators from the Miami-Dade and Broward Delegations have been invited to join a lunch and tour which will include viewing of the summer camp for children, visiting one of the three mobile Heiken Program eye care units and you will be able to witness firsthand how technology levels the playing field for the blind and visually impaired. The Miami Lighthouse Heiken Children’s Vision Program recently was awarded a contract by the Florida Department of Health to provide low-income school children throughout the State, who failed their state-mandated vision screening, receive an eye examination and prescription glasses at no cost. The Young Professionals group is hosting the lunch to not only raise awareness about Miami Lighthouse but also spark interest in young professionals to get involved in State government by meeting their elected officials.
RSVP: Cameron Sisser

Tue Jun 28, 2011
11:30am The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section present RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AT THE EEOC, LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY
Cost: $35 Members $45 Non-Members At the Door - Members $45/ $50 Non- Members if space permits - includes lunch and CLE Credit
Deadline for early registration is June 24, 2011
12pm 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
6pm Coral Gables Bar Association & Cuban American Bar Association 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
Condominium Associations in Financial Distress (Collections, Assessments, Reserves, Receivership)
Cost: $35 Members $45 Non-Members At the Door - Members $45/$50 Non-Members if space permits Deadline for early registration is June 27, 2011
12pm 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
12pm Demystifying the Securities Laws A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done-Part 6-B
Where: Akerman Senterfitt 1 SE 3rd Avenue 26th Floor Miami, Florida 33131

Thu Jun 30, 2011
5:30pm Palm Beach County Bar Association Committee for Diversity and Inclusion and Young Lawyers Section: Membership happy hour
Where: BB King’s Blue Club, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach
Cost: $15 Call (561) 687-2800

Fri Jul 1, 2011
8am Blogger’s Breakfast (Tentative)
Where: Broward County Bar Association, 1051 SE 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: FREE for members, $25 for Non-members

Thu Jul 7, 2011
12pm South Broward Bar Association monthly with 4th District Court of Appeal Judge Melanie May.
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom) 6255 Stirling Rd., Davie, Florida
Cost: $20 members, $30 non-members. Judges complimentary.
RSVP: (954) 924-8441 or
5:30pm Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association: Installation ceremony
Where: Sabadell Financial Center, 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th floor, Miami
Cost: $45 members, $50 nonmembers Discount Advance Pay by June 24th :$40 members - $45 non-members
RSVP online:  E-mail:

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