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South Florida's Legal Events - June 20, 2011

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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 “Unlicensed Practice of Law” - MIAMI-DADE LEGAL SUPPORT ASSOCIATION
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown 200 SE Second Avenue Miami, FL 33131
Description: Cocktails 5:30 p.m. Meeting 6:00 p.m. SPEAKER: Jacquelyn P. Needelman, Esq.,
Cost: $25 Members, $30 Non-members PARKING: $5.00 Valet Parking
RSVP: Annette at 305-789-5916 or at
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. 
6:30pm Florida Muslim Bar Assoc Election & General Body Meeting
Where: Faruqui Law Firm, 633 SE 3rd Avenue Suite 4R, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301
For more information on the Florida Muslim Bar Association or to become a member, please visit our website at

Wed Jun 22, 2011
Florida Bar Annual Meeting
Where: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center - Kissimmee, Florida
5pm Miami-Dade County Mayoral Debate
Where: Gusman Center for Performing Arts, Miami
Description: Carlos Gimenez and Julio Robaina, candidates for mayor of Miami-Dade County, square off in a public debate. 
Cost: Free and open to the public.
6pm Educate Tomorrow Cocktail Party
Where: Blue Martini Lounge (Brickell) 900 South Miami Ave. #250 Miami, FL 33130
Description: Educate Tomorrow's mission is to create independence for disadvantaged and foster youth through education, mentoring, and life skills training. Get to know our team over martinis. Educate Tomorrow supporters will enjoy live entertainment in the VIP lounge and will each receive one complimentary drink. Don't forget to bring your business cards for our raffle!
RSVP: 305-374-3751, , or facebook at

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, the Head Football Coach of Florida Atlantic University(FAU)
Where: Boca Point Country Club, Boca Raton, FL
11:30am Landlord Tenant Issues Seminar
11:45am West Broward Section Luncheon. Speaker: Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler
Where: Plantation Golf Preserve, 7050 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation
Description: $25 prior to 5/25/2011, $30 at the door.
7pm Bowling for Buddies Tournament
Where: Lucky Strike Lanes 1691 Michigan Avenue Miami Beach, FL
Description: The Collection & Audi presents the Second Annual Bowling for Buddies Tournament. Join us for an evening of fabulous bites, cocktails, and fun! Business Buddies of Miami invites you to a night of bowling, networking, and cocktails.
Contact: Martha Lagarde,
Best Buddies is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization devoted to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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
11:45am South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon
Info at:
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 and or
Mon Jun 27, 2011
8am Dade County Bar Association: Panel discussion on “Prosecuting and Defending a Foreclosure Case in the 11th Judicial Circuit,” with judges of the circuit civil division of the 11th Judicial Circuit
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami
Cost: $150 members, $185 nonmembers, $200 at the door
Call (305)371-2220
12pm The Miami Lighthouse Legislative Lunch
Where: Miami Lighthouse, 601 SW 8th Ave, Miami, Fl
Description: To help raise awareness about the amazing services and programs the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides, 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 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 to Cameron Sisser at

Tue Jun 28, 2011
11:30am The Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section present RECENT DEVELOPMENTAT THE EEOC, LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY
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 CABA & Coral Gables Bar Association Happy Hour
Where: Novecento 121 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 100 Coral Gables, FL. 33134
Description: Two for one cocktails and complimentary hor d'oeuvres will be served.
RSVP to Jane Muir at 305-802-5959, by email at
Wed Jun 29, 2011
11:30am Condominium Associations in Financial Distress (Collections, Assessments, Reserves, Receivership)
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 Getting the Deal Done-Part 6-B
Where: Akerman Senterfitt 1 SE 3rd Avenue 26th Floor Miami, Florida 33131
12pm ROUNDTABLE: The Implications of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on
Social Media Sites
Where: Lipscomb Eisenberg & Baker PL, 2 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 3800, Miami, Florida 33131
Description: hosted by Keith Lipscomb, Steven Eisenberg, and Deborah Baker.
RSVP to Ms. Alejandra Albuerne, (786) 431-2228

Thu Jun 30, 2011
3pm Third DCA Retirement Program and Reception for the Honorable David M. Gersten
Where: 3rd District Court of Appeal, 2001 SW 117th Avenue Miami, FL33175
Description: We invite you to a Retirement Program and Reception for the Honorable David M.
Gersten. Judge Gersten will retire from the Court and will join the Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelroad LLP law firm Miami office on July 5, 2011. Judge Gersten has served as a member of the Court for more than 22 years, including as its Chief Judge from 2007-2009
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

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. in Davie, Florida
Cost: $20 members, $30 non-members. Judges are 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

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.


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