Monday, August 8, 2011

South Florida Legal Events - August 8, 2011: CLE, Networking & Charity

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Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach

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Tue Aug 9, 2011
12pm Broward Bar Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Olive Garden 807 South University Drive Plantation (954) 424-7201
RSVP: John Rizvi at (954) 452-0033 or

Wed Aug 10, 2011
11:30am MDGLCC/GALLA networking for attorneys, judges and legal professionals
Where: Truluck's Restaurant at 777 Brickell Avenue, 305-579-0035.
Parking $6 on adjacent structure
Cost: members $35, Potential Members $45 Includes seated style lunch
limited to 20 persons.
RSVP requested: 305-673-4440
5:30pm IP & the Arts: Legal Forum & Happy Hour
Where: New Theatre, 4120 Laguna Street, Coral Gables
Tickets: $20
Register at  
For more information call 305-326-1021
5:30pm Palm Beach County chapter of the Paralegal Association of Florida: Dinner meeting and happy hour
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
Cost: $27 members, $32 nonmembers

Thu Aug 11, 2011
11:45am Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Luncheon Featuring: Commissioner Angelo Castillo discussing the redistricting process
Where: Tower Club, 100 SE 3rd Ave Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Cost: $20 Members and Judges; $25 Non-members
12pm Palm Beach Probate/Guardianship Practice Committee Lunch with Judiciary w/ Stephen R. Alexander, Psy.D.
Where: NPB County Courthouse, 3188 PGA Blvd., Ctroom #3
Contact: David M. Garten
5:30pm Broward YLS & Emerge Broward Meet & Greet Happy Hour
Where: The Tower Club
Cost: free to YLS and Emerge Broward members ($10 for nonmembers)
Contact: Jennifer Hirschberg at
6:30pm Christian Legal Society Women’s Gathering
Where: Panera Bread Café, 771 Village Boulevard, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Contact: Betty at

Fri Aug 12, 2011
12pm Broward Bar Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: The Ark 6233 Stirling Road Hollywood (954) 584-3075
RSVP: David Silverstone at (954) 367-0770 or

Tue Aug 16, 2011
11:45am Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Call (305) 575-2400

Wed Aug 17, 2011
8:15am Broward County chapter of the Federal Bar Association: Breakfast with the federal bench
Where: U.S. District Court, 299 E. Broward Blvd., Courtroom 110, Ft Lauderdale
Cost: Free for members, $10 nonmembers
2pm Focus on Profitability: Advanced Budgeting and Ratio Analysis 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 at

Thu Aug 18, 2011
8:30am “Cracking the Code: Business Technology”
Where: VK Dance 3363 NE 163 Street North Miami Beach, Florida 33160
Cost: Members FREE, Non Members $10 (cash or check at door)
MUST RSVP by August16 to  or Lisandra at 305.812.0842
5:30pm South Florida Business Journal 2011 Key Partners Awards
Where: DCOTA 1855 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004
Description: To honor the area's top attorneys and accountants, based on demonstrated success over the past year to 18months.
Cost: $115.00
Register: or Rossie Ruiz at (954) 949-7522
5:30pm Palm Beach YLS/Federal Bar Happy Hour
Where: Ruth's Chris at City Place, 700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach
Cost: $15 if registered before August 3; ($20 after that date); Judges Complimentary Includes two drinks and hors d'oeuvres
Pre-registrationrequired by visiting:
7pm Wine tasting party to benefit Safespace Foundation, Inc
Where: Global Liquors, 2947 Coral Way, Miami Florida 33145
Description: Join Miami-Dade Legal Support Association for a wine tasting party to benefit Safespace Foundation, Inc
Cost: $20 per person - (includes free snacks & $5 credit towards purchases made)
Contact: Annette Mann, FRP(305) 358-2800
11:30am Cuban American Bar Association, 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society, History Miami: Judicial luncheon
Where: JW Marriott, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami
Cost: $45 members, $55 nonmembers, Judges complimentary
12pm Broward Bar Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Bru's Room 5460 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Coconut Creek
RSVP: Evan Ostfeld at (954) 227-7529 or

Sat Aug 20, 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
6pm Message From Marli Foundation Birthday Gala & Fundraiser
Where: Smith & Wollensky, 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Description: The event is expected to attract a host of leading medical professionals, business executives, and civic-minded individuals.
Cost:$300 per couple $1000/Table of six
Contact: Claudia Rey 305-905-1997

Tue Aug 23, 2011
12pm Broward Bar Solo/ Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Bimini Boat Yard 1555 S.E. 17th St. Ft. Lauderdale (954) 525-7400
RSVP: Beth Lindie at (954) 764-5400 or
12pm Demystifying the Securities Laws A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done-Part 7-B
Where: Akerman Senterfitt, 1 SE 3rd Avenue 26th Floor Miami, Florida 33131
Contact: Alan Aronson
6pm Bankruptcy Bar Palm Beach Happy Hour
Where: Lola's, 16950 Jog Road Delray Beach, FL 33446-2353 (561) 496-5652

Wed Aug 24, 2011
5pm Broward Bar at the Bar Happy Hour: Meatballs & Martinis
Where: Anthony's Runway 84 330 State Road 84 Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33315
Description: $6 Martinis Complimentary Meatballs Complimentary Valet Parking No RSVP Necessary
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618

Thu Aug 25, 2011
7am The Accountant / Attorney Networking Group of Florida: Two CPE & CLE Credit Courses & Collaborative Networking Event
Where: the Miami Shores Country Club, 10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores, FL
11:45am West Broward Luncheon: Judge Michelle Towbin Singer
Where: Plantation Preserve Golf Course 7050 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation
Cost: $25 prior $30 at the door
12pm Judges Diaz, Imperato, Levenson and Rothschild will present the topic "Common Mistakes and Helpful Hints for Young Lawyers"
Where: Tower Club, 100 S.E. 3rd Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida33394
5:30pm Palm Beach Justice Assoc Annual Barrister's Bash
Where: TBD
Contact: Kate Baloga at 561.790.5833 or kathyb@pbctla.org

Fri Aug 26, 2011
Coral Gables Bar Assoc Golf Tournament
Where: The Biltmore Hotel Golf Course Coral Gables, FL
Contact: Domingo Gonzalez at
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld
11:45am South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
Cost: $25 Members with Reservation $30 Non-Members or at the door
12pm Broward Bar Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: East City Grill 1800 Bell Tower Lane Weston (954) 252-0043
RSVP: Rick Woolf at (954) 764-5400 or
12pm E-Discovery Protect yourself, your clients and your budget
Where: Broward County Bar Association 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Ft Lauderdale
Description: In this free CLE seminar, you'll learn: What e-discovery is; How to prepare your clients for e-discovery requests; and How to respond to or craft a request of production. Speakers include: Jorge Rey, CISA, CISM,CGEIT and Luciano Humberto, CCE, ACE
Cost: Free & Includes Lunch

Wed Aug 31, 2011
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: Marriott West Palm Beach
Contact: Kim Daniel at
12pm South Broward Bar Association luncheon w/ 17th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Imperato
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom) 6255 Stirling Rd. in Davie, Florida
Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Judges are 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

Wed Sep 7, 2011
3:45pm "Florida's New Power of Attorney Act" CLE Seminar w/ Howard S. Krooks, J.D. CELA, CAP
Where: Broward County Bar Association 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
Cost:$10 BCBA Members, $20 Non-Members
RSVP: Traci Lewis at 954-832-3618 or

Thu Sep 8, 2011
12pm New Power of Attorney Statute Guest Speaker David R. Carlisle, Esq., Partner at Duane Morris LLP
Where: Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center 175 NW 1st Avenue, 11th Floor Conference Room
Cost: $10 Members $20 Non-Members

Fri Sep 9, 2011
Where: The Bankers Club Miami One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131
Description: Morning and Afternoon Programs
Contact: Joanne Beaudry at  or 305-347-6643
12pm Investiture of Dawn V. Denaro
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 West Flagler Street, Courtroom 6-1 Miami, Florida 33130

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