Monday, July 18, 2011

South Florida's Legal Events - July 18th, 2011

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Mon Jul 18, 2011
12pm American Israel Public Affairs Committee: Intern luncheon with Dr. Shlomi Dinar, professor of international relations and director of the Middle East Society for Florida International University
Where: Hilton Miami Downtown, Symphony Ballroom, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Cost: $25 per person, $10 students, $10 legislative staff and interns
Call (954) 382-6110
12pm Dade County Bar Association Business Law Committee and Real Property Law Committee and the Business Law Section of The Florida Bar: “Five Simple Systems to Boost your Productivity, Improve your Client Relationships and Save at Least an Hour a Day”
Where: Sabadell United Bank, 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th floor, Miami
Description: Presented by David V. Lorenzo, chairman and founder of Rainmaker Lawyer Consulting,
Cost: Free
Contact: (305) 371-2220

Tue Jul 19, 2011
5:30pm MDLSA "What Every Paralegal and Legal Assistant Should Know About Domestic Violence" w/ Jude Victoria del Pino
Where: Courtyard Marriott Downtown- Jazmine Room 200 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Cost:$25 Members, $30 Non-members
RSVP: Annette 305-789-5916 or

Wed Jul 20, 2011
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.
Contact: (305) 446-1504
12pm Lunch & Learn: Historic Miami City Cemetery Tour with Circuit Court Judge Scott Silverman
Where: 1800 N.E. 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
Description: Voted by Miami New Times in 2008 as the "BEST PLACE TO EAT IN PEACE"
Cost: This lunch and learn is free of charge and there is limited capacity. First come, first serve. Once we're full, that's it. Ghosts are free.
RSVP: Joyce Dooley-Rodriguez. (305) 789-7598. Tour time is approximately 1.25 hour
**Disclaimer: Not an official courthouse tour--Judge Silverman has offered to do this of his own free will**
12pm Women in e-Discovery Lunch and Learn
Where: Astigarraga Davis, 701 Brickell Ave, 16th floor Miami, FL 33131
Description: July's lunch and learn will address: Key Strategies for Successful Legal Project Management. This sponsored lunch event is open to Women only.
2pm Finance for the Non-Financial Administrator ALA Webinar
Where: Broward County Bar Association, 1051 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Cost: Free Florida Bar 1 CLE General Credit for BCBA Members
Contact: Victoria Allen to RSVP at
6pm Broward County Bar Association Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Dinner
Where: Dave & Busters 3000 Oakwood Blvd. Hollywood, FL
Cost: $35 members, $50 for non-members
RSVP:  $5 Additional Charge if not rsvp'd in advance
6pm Miami-Dade Courts: Educational Town Hall meeting
Where: Orange Bowl Committee Building, 14360 NW 77th Court, Miami Lakes
Cost: Free

Thu Jul 21, 2011
7:30am Accountant / Attorney Networking Group Breakfast
Where: Weston Hills Country Club 2000 Country Club Way Weston, FL 33332
Description: Ken Roberts is the founder of WorldCity Inc., a Coral Gables-based media company focused on the impact of globalization on local economies.
Cost: Free for members, $40 nonmembers
12pm North Dade Bar Association
Where: THAI HOUSE II 2250 NE 163rd Street North Miami Beach, FL
Cost: $15 members, judiciary Complimentary, $25 non-members.
6pm OWIT-South Florida International Business Networking and Summer Cocktail Reception
Where: Montica Jewelers, 75 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Description: Enjoy champagne, hors d'oeuvres, networking and more...
Cost FREE -OWIT- SFL, MCIV, NAWBO, and WBDC Members $15 Non-Members

Fri Jul 22, 2011
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld
8am How to make networking pay off & build business
Where: The Tower Club, 100 S.E. Third Ave, 28th floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL33394

Tue Jul 26, 2011
12pm South Florida Paralegal Association: Luncheon
Where: 160 SE Second St., 13th floor, Miami
Cost: $15 members, $25 nonmembers

Wed Jul 27, 2011
CGBA's Fundraiser to Benefit UM/NSU CARD
Where: California Pizza Kitchen Coral Gables, FL
Description: University of Miami/Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism &Related Disabilities. We're having a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen. Just bring in this flyer on the date listed below, present it to your server when ordering, and 20% of your check will be
donated to our organization. Please come in for lunch, dinner or take-out:
Print attached flyer and bring it in on day of event.
12pm Demystifying the Securities Laws A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done-Part 7-A
Where: Akerman Senterfitt, 1 SE 3rd Avenue 26th Floor Miami, Florida 33131
Description: Speaker: Alan Aronson, Shareholder, Akerman Senterfitt This seminar can also be attended via conference call
Contact: Alan Aronson, DCBA Business Law Committee Chair at  for call in number

Thu Jul 28, 2011
11:45am West Broward Section Luncheon with Judge Jane Fishman & Judge Louis Schiff Small Claims Court Issues
Where: Plantation Preserve Golf Course 7050 W. Broward Boulevard Plantation (954)585-5020
Cost: $25 pre-registered, $30 At the door, Judiciary Complimentary 1 CLE Credit Available
RSVP to Traci at 954-832-3618 or
6pm South Palm Beach Bar SOLO/Small Law Firm Networking Group
Where: Bogart's at Cinemark 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton
Description: Participation is limited to attorneys in firms with four or fewer attorneys
Contact: Michael J.C. Degnan at 561-353-1631 or

Fri Jul 29, 2011
12pm Dade County Bar Association Construction Law Committee presents Commercial General Liability ("CGL") Guest Speaker Christine Gudaitis Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin, P.A.
Where: Gordon Biersch 1201 Brickell Avenue, #1 Miami, Florida
Description: Registration includes lunch and CLE Credit
Cost: $35 Members, $45 Non-Members
Reservations are required

Mon Aug 1, 2011
11:30am Palm Beach County Bar Association & Hispanic Bar Assn. Luncheon w/ FL Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga
Where: Kravitz Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd,, West Palm Beach
Cost: $20 members, $30 nonmembers

Tue Aug 2, 2011
5:30pm Underwater Bar Association
Where: Quarterdeck, located at 1541 Cordova Road in Fort Lauderdale, Florida33316.
Cost: Free  

Thu Aug 4, 2011
12pm South Broward Bar Association monthly with 17th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Michael L. Gates
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

Fri Aug 5, 2011
12pm Broward Bar Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Champps 6401 N. Andrews Ave Ft. Lauderdale (954) 491-9335
RSVP: John O'brien at (954) 782-9066 or

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