Monday, June 6, 2011

South Florida's Legal Community - June 6, 2011

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Mon Jun 6, 2011
12pm Palm Beach Hispanic Bar Assn. Meeting
Where: Judicial Conference Room, Main Courthouse, Palm Beach
Description: For info contact

Tue Jun 7, 2011
8:20am Palm Beach County Bar Association Construction Law Committee:“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
12pm 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
*Space is Limited to 20 Miami-Dade FAWL Members. CLE approved.
RSVP to Kristy Johnson, Miami-Dade FAWL President at
5:30pm 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
11:45am 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
12pm 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 One Biscayne Tower 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, 14th Fl, Miami, Florida 33131
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
6pm Boys & Girls Club of Broward County - Network with a Cause
Where: The Riverside Hotel - Preston's Lounge 620 East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-467-0671
Description: Are you tired of the same old Networking events? Come join one of the fastest growing groups in South Florida. Some of the most influential Professionals in South Florida support the Boys & Girls are invited to join our TEAM!! Be a part of the success and it all supports a most worthwhile cause. Pass this invitation along to your Prospects, Clients and Friends. 
Contact: Melissa Hardy @ 954-537-1010
RSVP at click on "Programs"
and "Network with a Cause" 
6pm CABA's "Dia del Abogado" Cocktail Reception
Where: Total Bank – 800 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131

Thu Jun 9, 2011
11:45am Broward County Hispanic Bar Association: Luncheon
12pm Dade County Bar Association announces Investiture of Fleur J. Lobree
Where: Miami-Dade County Courthouse 73 West Flagler Street, Ctrm 6-1 Miami, FL
12pm 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
Contact: Traci at (954)832-3618 or
5:30pm South Miami/Kendall Bar Assoc Annual Installation Banquet
6 p.m. Welcome reception Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: Annual meeting
Where: Four Season Resort, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach.
6pm Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association and Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce: Cocktail reception
Where: Trump International Beach Resort, 18001 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach
Cost: Free 
Call (305) 673-4440.
6pm Palm Beach Bankruptcy Bar Happy Hour
Where: Lola's 16950 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446-2353
6:30pm Christian Legal Society Women’s Gathering
Where: Panera Bread Café, 771 Village Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Cost: No charge
7pm 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
Description: Program includes a mock trial presentation by some of Dade County's best litigators Learn how to give better Opening and Closing Arguments & Direct & Cross Examinations of Plaintiffs, Defendants, Witnesses, & Experts Featuring: Chief Judge Joel H. Brown - Presiding Judge Plaintiff & Defense Super Lawyers include: Jacqueline Arango, Kendall Coffey, William Geraghty, Ervin Gonzalez, Mark Heise, Ira Leesfield, Joy Lundeen, David Markus, Stuart Ratzan, Herman Russomanno, Marty Steinberg, Harley Tropin, and more! 
If you would like to nominate an attorney, expert, or other individual to act the part of Plaintiff, Defendant, or witness at this mock trial event, please contact Geri E. Fischman at 
Cost: $145 
24.0 Hours of CLER credit included Limited Seating - This seminar may sell out - Make your reservations online early!
8:55am Community Assoc. Law Seminar - Arising from the Ashes: Post Crash Communities Move Forward
12pm Broward Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: The Ark Restaurant 6233 Stirling Road, Hollywood, (954) 584-3075
RSVP: David Silverstone (954) 367-0770 or

Sat Jun 11, 2011
12:30pm Family Resource Center of South Florida’s 15 th Annual Lawyers Strike Against Child Abuse Bowling Tournament
Where: BIRD BOWL 9275 SW 40th St., Miami, Fl
Registration Fee $350 team/lane 4 bowlers per lane includes shoes & lunch!
Reserve your Lanes TODAY! Dorit Matthews 305.960.5536

Sun Jun 12, 2011
1:30pm 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 1:30 - 3:20).
cost: $5.00 for Children & Adults. Children under 12 months free.
Info and RSVP: Jon Stief at 954-525-6566 or

Mon Jun 13, 2011
8am CABA's Young Lawyers Breakfast
Where: Versailles Restaurant 3555 Southwest 8th Street Miami, FL 33135
Description:Enjoy complimentary breakfast.
RSVP to Diana Powell at by June 8, 2011.
Space is limited to the first 25 members who RSVP.

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
Description: Hosted by the North Broward Bar Association, Inc. (NBBA) The Florida Bar has approved Mr. Sakowitz’s presentation for one hour of CLE ethics credit. Copies of Mr. Sakowitz's book will be available for purchase. Additional information on Mr. Sakowitz can be found on his official website 
Cost: $17 members $20 non members. Cash and checks only. Seating is limited. Registration is strongly recommended. 
RSVP to Wilma Stevenson, 
For additional information on NBBA please 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:

Wed Jun 15, 2011
FL Justice Assn. Annual Mtg
11:45am 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
11:45am FAWL Palm Beach Annual Awards Luncheon
Where: Marriott WPB, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd.
Cost: $22 for members; $35 for non-member attorneys and members of the judiciary are complimentary. RSVP no later than June 14th to avoid a
$10 late registration/walk in fee to
4:30pm FMCRC/CABA Corporate Counsel Reception
Where: Ft. Lauderdale Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday Drive, Ft Lauderdale
Rsvp: Erica Cardenas at
5pm ALSP: “From Columbia to Florida to the World - How Paralegal Roles and Responsibilities Remain the Glue of a Global In-House Legal Department”
Where: IL Lugano Hotel, 3333 NE 32nd Avenue Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
Description: Speaker - Jason Buratti, General Counsel & Vice President - Business Affairs, Zumba Fitness, LLC. Guests are invited to come for cocktails and networking from 5pm until 6pm. *There will be a cash bar for wine and alcoholic beverages. Cash only. Dinner will begin at 6.30pm. 
Cost: Dinner $35 for ALSP Members and $45 Non-Members. 
Please RSVP to Robert Friedman at with your name and dinner preference (Tilapia or Chicken) by June 9th, 2010
6pm Dade County Bar Association MEMBERSHIP MIXER
Description: Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and Specials on Beer, Wine and Liquor Drinks
RSVP: Register Online
6pm The NAACP Miami-Dade Branch Mayoral Debate
Where: New Birth Baptist Cathedral of Faith International.

Fri Jun 17, 2011
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: Registration includes lunch 
Cost: $35 Members & $45 Non-Members 
This event usually sells out, please make your reservations online early
11:30am FAWL's 31st Annual Installation and Awards Luncheon
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami
Description: the installation of the 2011-12 Officers and Board of Directors, as well as the presentation of the 2011 Mattie Belle Davis award. 
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 - Tickets are Limited ($100 of the ticket price is tax deductible as a charitable contribution)
contact: Lynn McCartney, Justice Ball Coordinator, at (850) 224-9403 or
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: Marilyn Fong 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
Tickets $30, $20 for Law Students
The event benefits the law student fellowships at Legal Services of Greater Miami that these organizations sponsor. For more information see the attached flyer

Sat Jun 18, 2011
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 & MedMal Law, Disability Law, Human Rights Law
Contact: or call 347-450-LTTR (5887)

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