Monday, August 29, 2011

South Florida Legal Events - August 29, 2011 CLE, Networking & Charity

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Broward - Miami-Dade - Palm Beach
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Wed Aug 31, 2011
8:15am U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Technical Assistance seminar
Where: Ronald W. Shane Center, 6500 Indian Creek Drive, Miami Beach
Cost: $349
12pm Broward Bar Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Macaroni Grill 2004 N.W. Executive Center Circle Boca Raton (561)997-5492
RSVP: Michael Degan at (561) 353-1631 or

Thu Sep 1, 2011
The Nuts and Bolts of Chinese Drywall Cases Construction Law Seminar
Where: Broward County Bar Association
Contact: Lenny Ortiz at  or (954)525-6110
11:45am FAWL Luncheon Panel discussion titled “Florida Legislative Issues Impacting the Independent Judiciary”
Where: West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Cost: $22 members, $35 nonmembers, free for judges
Contact: Kim Danielat
12pm South Broward Bar Association luncheon w/ 17th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Martin J. Bidwill
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom) 6255 Stirling Rd. in Davie, Florida
Cost: $20 members, $30 non-members. Judges complimentary
RSVP: (954) 924-8441 or
5:30pm Palm Beach County Bar Membership Reception & Spelling Bee
Where: Bear Lakes Country Club, West Palm Beach
Cost: $25 PBCBA Members; $40 PBCBA Member Spouse; Judges complimentary
5:30pm Tracy McPharlin Initiative Gift Gathering Party And The Fight for At-Risk Children
Where: Quarterdeck 1541 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Cost: $25 at the door or bring a gift item, gift card or make a donation and receive 1 free drink and appetizers

Wed Sep 7, 2011
3:45pm "Florida's New Power of Attorney Act" CLE Seminar
Where: Broward County Bar Association 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
6:30pm Florida Muslim Bar Association Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday Reception - Dade
Where: Garcia's Seafood Grill, 398 NW North River Drive, Miami, FL 33128
Description: No cost to judiciary and members of the bar. Complimentary appetizers and soft drinks

Thu Sep 8, 2011
11:45am Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Lunch with US District Judge Adalberto Jordan
Where: The Tower Club, 100 Southeast 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Cost: $20 BCHBA members/students, $25 non-members
RSVP:  by September 3, 2011
12pm New Power of Attorney Statute Guest Speaker David R. Carlisle, Esq. Partner Duane Morris LLP
Where: Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center 175 NW 1st Avenue, 11th FloorConference Room
Cost: $10 Members $20 Non-Members
5:30pm Palm Beach Young Lawyers Sept Happy Hour
6:30pm Florida Muslim Bar Association Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday Reception - Broward
Where: YOLO, 333 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Description: No cost to judiciary and members of the bar. Complimentary appetizers and soft

Fri Sep 9, 2011
DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW: A View from the Bench
Where: The Bankers Club Miami One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131
Description: Morning and Afternoon Programs for details
Contact: Joanne Beaudry at  or 305-347-6643
11:30am The Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association’s Annual Installation of Officers and Board of Directors
RSVP by September 2, 2011 to
12pm Investiture of Dawn V. Denaro
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 West Flagler Street, Courtroom 6-1 Miami,Florida 33130

Mon Sep 12, 2011
11:45am Judicial Luncheon "Voir Dire" (PBBA members only)

Tue Sep 13, 2011
Broward County Justice Association Annual Meet and Greet
Where: Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
rsvp:  or 954-522-1662
8:30am Significant Attorney's Fees Issues 2009-2011 Speaker James C. Hauser, Esq.
Where: Bankers Club Two South Biscayne Blvd., 14th Fl, Miami, Florida
11:45am South Palm Beach Bar Membership Lunch
Where: Boca Raton Marriot
Contact: Stephanie Ginsburg (561) 482-3838 or
6pm War Zone or Crime Scene? Walking the Tightrope of Justice: A Look Back 10 Years After September 11, 2001
Where: The Bankers Club of Miami One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor Miami, Florida
Description: Speakers: Hon. Wilfredo Ferrer, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida
Jeffrey Henry Sloman, Former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, 2009-2010 
Dean R. Alexander Acosta, Former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, 2005-2009 
Marcos Daniel Jimenez, Former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, 2002-2005 
Guy A. Lewis ,Former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, 2000-2002 
Michael Caruso, Chief Assistant Public Defender Neal R. Sonnett, Esq.(moderator)
RSVP by September 9, 2011 to  or 305-858-0220.
Admission complimentary. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available.

Thu Sep 15, 2011
NEXT Felt Hat Day Party
Where: Vibe Lounge
12pm Miami lakes Bar Assoc Luncheon
12pm North Dade Bar Association: How to Avoid Procedural Pitfalls "From Pre-Filing Considerations to Preservation of Error in Trial"
Where: TBD
Description: Speaker: Judge Juan Ramirez, Jr., former Chief Judge and current District Court Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal
Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members, Judiciary free
5:30pm 3rd annual premier cocktail & charity executive networker WOMEN OF INFLUENCE
Where: Jungle Island, Treetop Ballroom 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
Description: Featuring Panelist: Jessie Abad, General Counsel, Estefan Enterprises 
Lea Black, Entrepreneurial Powerhouse, Philanthropist, Author, &Television Personality 
Romaine Seguin, President, UPS International, America’s Region 
Angie Valdes, Chief Accounting Officer, Equity One 
Space for this exclusive event is limited. Silent Auction/Open Bar/Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres
Cost: Early Registration: $50; $55 day of event; Register on-line  Proceeds of this event go towards programs and services offered by the YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade
Contact:  or 305-377-9922 x 203
5:30pm Palm Beach North County Section Happy Hour
Where: Brios Restaurant, Palm Beach Gardens
Cost: Complimentary for NCS Members & Judiciary. Spouses are welcome for $25
6:30pm 14th Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation Sunset Over Miami
Where: Apollo Bank, 1150 South Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Cost: $45 until Sept 8/ $55 until Sept 14/$65 at the door
Contact: Stefanie Brown 786-866-8448

Fri Sep 16, 2011
11:45am South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Lunch
Description: Speaker: Howard Simon, Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida
Cost: by 9/9$35 members, $45 non-members free for Judiciary & Prepays after 9/9 $45 members, $55 nonmembers
Where: Bar Assn. Office
12pm Diversity and inclusion in the legal profession
Where: Banker's Club 2 South Biscayne Blvd., #1400 Miami, FL 33131
Description: The South Miami Kendall Bar Association has invited David Tulin, one of the country's foremost speakers on the issue of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, to present a half day workshop to the South Florida legal community. This interactive workshop will provide participants with the tools to effectively overcome obstacles to diversity in order to advance client trust, attorney relationships, firm values, and business goals. 4 hours of CLE, including 2 ethics credits
Cost: $65 (includes lunch)
Register online at  
Contacts: Sharon Azoulay at
CalrieMarsh at
Michael Capiro at
12pm Investiture of Michael Hanzman
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 West Flagler Street, Courtroom 6-1 Miami,Florida 33130
4pm Legal Services of Greater Miami 45th Anniversary Awards Ceremony
Where: Blue Martini. Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave
Cost: $30, Judges Complimentary

Sat Sep 17, 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 & Med Mal Law, Disability Law, Human Rights Law
Contact:  or 347-450-5887

Tue Sep 20, 2011
11:45am Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Where: Miami Beach Golf Club, 2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Contact: Call (305) 575-2400
5:30pm MIAMI-DADE LEGAL SUPPORT ASSOCIATION Meeting: “What Do Law Firms Look for When Hiring”
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown- Royal 2 Room 200 SE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33131
Description: SPEAKER: Jackie Fleites, Esq., Director of Human Resources, Bilzin Sunberg TOPIC: “What Do Law Firms Look for When Hiring”
Sonya Jacobson, Director of Dress for Success Miami
TOPIC: “Dress for Success”
Cost:$25 Members, $30 Non-members
RSVP: Annette at 305-789-5916 or

Wed Sep 21, 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
2pm Ethics in the Wireless World ALA Webinar
Where: Broward County Bar Association, 1051 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Description: 1 Free Florida Bar CLE Credit for BCBA Members
Contact: Victoria Allenat
6pm "Nuts & Bolts of a Commercial Litigation Case and How this Area of Law has been affected by Today's Economy" -Broward Chapter of the Paralegal Assn of Florida
Where: Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Description: Speaker: Jonathan S. Robbins, Esquire of Akerman Senterfitt. 1 CLE credit
Cost: Members $30 Non-Members $35
6pm Solo/Small Networking Dinner
Where: Dave & Busters 3000 Oakwood Blvd. Hollywood, FL
Cost: $35 members of BCBA, $50 non-members, $5 Additional w/ no rsvp

Thu Sep 22, 2011
Stephen R. Booher Inn of Court Meeting
Where: Renaissance Hotel 1617 SE 17th Street Causeway Fort Lauderdale, FL
11:30am YLS Luncheon
12:30pm "Heart/Lung Presumptions in Workers Compensation Cases Involving Firefighters, Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers."
5:30pm Association of South Florida Mediators & Arbitrators: Dinner with Judge Linda Vitale
Where: Tropical Acres Restauarnt, 2500 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $35 members, $40 nonmembers
5:30pm Legal Aid Gift Gathering Party
Cost: $25 Minimum Contribution or gift valued at $25 for Silent Auction for the10th Annual FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD
RSVP: Elizabeth G. Daugherty -954-767-6300 –  
Sheryl A. Moore – 954-760-5636 –
5:30pm Palm Beach Justice Assoc Meeting
Where: The Colony Hotel
Fore more information, contact Kate Baloga at
6pm Greater Miami Region of ORT America 2011 Jurisprudence Awards
Where: Jungle Island • Treetop Ballroom
Description: A Tribute To: The Honorable Rosemary Barkett, United States Circuit Judge The
Honorable Robert A. Mark, United States Bankruptcy Judge The Honorable Joan A. Lenard, United States District Judge
RSVP by September 16th - online
Contact: Loren Krongold 305.416.7911
6pm SOLO/Small Law Firm Networking Group
Contact: Michael J.C. Degnan at 561-353-1631 or

Fri Sep 23, 2011
Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter Luncheon
Where: The Colony Hotel
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld
8:30am Advertising, Metadata & Ethics: Your Professional Practice in the Electronic Age
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami 400 SE Second Avenue Miami, Florida
Description: Presented by the DCBA Professionalism Committee - The program will feature a variety of presenters and programs, culminating in the Association's General Membership Luncheon. Professionalism, Ethics and Diversity are essential elements of the practice of law in all areas of business and the justice system. Attorneys today must be sensitive to and aware of ethnic, cultural and gender differences to be an effective counselor. Speakers Jan Jacobowitz, Esq. and Steven W. Teppler Five (5)Hours of Professionalism / Ethics CLE credit applied for
Advanced Registration Required and Includes Continental Breakfast, General Membership
Luncheon and 5 Hours of Ethic/Professionalism CLE Credit
Cost: $100 Members $130 Non-Members
11:30am Dade County Bar Association General Membership Luncheon In Conjunction with the Professionalism, Ethics and Diversity Seminar
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami 400 SE Second Avenue Miami, Florida
Description: Guest Speaker Chief Judge Charles Canady *If you are not attending the
Professionalism Seminar, you are still welcome to join us for the General Membership Luncheon
Cost: $45 Member, $55 Non-Members -$60 at the door - if space permits.
12pm BCBA Past President's Luncheon
Where: Bimini Boat Yard
Contact Traci Lewis (954)832-361

Sat Sep 24, 2011
6pm Coral Gables Bar Association Annual Gala and Installation Dinner
Where: Coral Gables Country Club
Description: Join us for a an evening of celebration as the gavel is passed from John Herrera to Bruce Bounds. More details will be announced as the event approaches,
Contact: Kayla Riera-Gomez at

Tue Sep 27, 2011
8am South Florida Paralegal Association: CLAE seminar - Social Media and the Paralegal
Where: The Bankers Club of Miami, One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor, Miami, FL33131
Cost: $150 members, $175 nonmembers
Contact: Linda Nottestad at
6pm Bankruptcy Bar Association Installation
Where: Four Seasons Miami
Description: Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Online registration will be available soon, details to follow

Wed Sep 28, 2011
11:45am Intellectual Property Issues that Affect Your Client, "Ethical Considerations to Avoid Common Pitfalls".
Where: Bar Assn. Office, 1601 Belvedere Road #302, West Palm Beach
Description: 1.5 CLER including 1.5 Ethics credits / 1.5 Intellectual Property Certification credits from the Florida Bar. Lunch is included in registration fee
Cost: $45 PBCBA Members/paralegals; $85Non-Members/paralegals; add $15 after 9/21
Contact: (561) 687-2800.

Fri Sep 30, 2011
Palm Beach County Justice Assoc Golf Tournament
Calendar: Palm Beach Legal Calendar
For information contact Kathy Baloga, Exec. Director @ 561-790-5833
11:45am South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon w/ Judge Stanford Blake
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
Cost: $25 Members with Reservation $30 Non-Members or without Reservation

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