Monday, September 12, 2011

South Florida Legal Events - Sept 12 - Oct 15, 2011 CLE, Networking & Charity

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Mon Sep 12, 2011
11:45am Attorney general’s office special prosecutor Dave Aronberg: “Florida’s Prescription Drug Crisis”
Where: The Grill, 2101 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale
Description: North Broward Bar Association: Monthly luncheon
Cost: :Members $17, nonmembers: $20
11:45am Judicial Luncheon "Voir Dire" (PBBA members only)
Where: Palm Beach Main Courthouse, North end of cafeteria
Cost: $40

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 2009-11 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
Description: For more information, please 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)
Contact:  or 305-858-0220.

Wed Sep 14, 2011
12pm David S. Weinstein, Esq. of Clarke Silverglate, P.A. "Representation of the Corporate Client: Protecting the Individual as Well as the Corporation"
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2 Ave., Miami, FL 33131
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members:$50 * $5 at door
RSVP: Joyce Dooley-Rodriguez  305-789-7598 or

Thu Sep 15, 2011
NEXT Felt Hat Day Party
Where: Vibe Lounge
11:45am How to Tell if Your Mediator is Acting Neutral & Why You Should Care
Where: Don Shula's Hotel on Main Street 6842 Main Street, Ballrooms, Miami Lakes 33014
Cost: $30 members; $35 non-members Cash or check only
RSVP by 9-13-11: Gabriela Gamboa 305-556-5209 or
12pm Federal Bar Association Broward County chapter: Installation luncheon with U.S. District Chief Judge Federico Moreno
Where: Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $45 members, $50 nonmembers, $30 government attorneys, $25 judges
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: $15members, $25 non-members, Judiciary are free
5pm Broward County Bar Association: Bar at the Bar happy hour
Where: Duffy’s Sports Grill Lauderdale, 1804 Harbor Shops Drive East, FortLauderdale
Call (954) 832-3618
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/OpenBar/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
Info:  or 305-377-9922 x 203
5:30pm Accountant / Attorney Networking Group of Florida: Cocktail Reception
Where: SCALINA Ristorante, 315 S. Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131
Description: The Miami-Dade Annual ABC ADMIX Cocktail Reception brings together South
Florida’s most respected Attorney’s, Banker’s and CPA’s for an elaborate evening of establishing quality relationships, creating referral sources while enhancing your contacts to Grow your Practice, Strengthen your Banking Connections and Help your Clients
Cost: Non Members - $75 Members - Free
Contast: Burt Glick  954-806-7777 or  
Web Site:
5:30pm Palm Beach North County Section Happy Hour
Where: Brios Restaurant, Palm Beach Gardens
Cost: Complimentary for NCS Members & Judiciary. Spouses -$25
5:30pm TJ Reddick Bar Association Installation Reception
Where: Himarshee Sidebar Terrace Bar 201 SW 2nd Street Fort Lauderdale FL
Cost: $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
6pm Joint Bar Association Networking Social
Where: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 1201 Brickell Avenue Miami, Florida33131
Description: The Miami Lakes Bar Association (MLBA), South Asian Bar Association (SABA),
Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association (WDFJBA), and the Florida Muslim Bar Association (FMBA) have come together for a joint networking social.
Cost: Free appetizers and drinks!
6:30pm 14th Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation Sunset Over Miami
Where: Apollo Bank, 1150 South Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130
Cost RSVP early! Couvert (not tax-deductible) $55 until September 14/$65 at the door
Contact: Stefanie Brown 786-866-8448S  

Fri Sep 16, 2011
F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association General Member Meeting
Where: Law Library Main Courthouse Palm Beach
RSVP: Lynn Solomon, Esq. 561-820-4872 or
11:45am South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Lunch
Speaker: Howard Simon, Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida
Cost: $45 members, $55 nonmembers members free for Judiciary
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
Contact Sharon Azoulay at
12pm Investiture of Michael Hanzman
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 West Flagler Street, Courtroom 6-1 Miami,Florida 33130
12pm Miami-Dade FAWL Lunch and Learn Ethics Training: When Lawyers Get Caught in the Ethical "Web"
Where: White and Case, LLP 200 South Biscayne Boulevard Suite 4900
Description: The Ethics of Facebook "Friendships", Blogging and LinkedIn & Cut Rate Legality: The Ethics of Groupon, Sharing Office Space and Requiring Legal Work as Part of the Selection Process. Jan Jacobowitz, Esq. Center for Ethics and Public Service, University of Miami School of Law.  Light Lunch Will Be Provided .
Cost: FREE to members of Miami-Dade FAWL
4pm Legal Services of Greater Miami 45th Anniversary Awards Ceremony
Where: Blue Martini. Mary Brickell Village, 900 S. Miami Ave
Cost: $30, Judges Complimentary
6pm BCHBA's Second Annual Domino Tournament to benefit Autism Speaks
Where: 350 Las Olas Place, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301
Description: Whether you play dominoes or not, come and join us for great food, drinks, and wonderful company. All proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks.
ADMISSION $50.00 per non playing guest/ $75.00per playing guest (Admission includes food and alcoholic beverages)
Tournament Rules Space is limited to 15teams of 2 members. The first 15 teams to reserve will be registered in the single elimination, double-nine domino tournament. There will be limited space for 30 guest not participating in the tournament. The winning team will be awarded a hand-made, custom wooden domino table.

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
5pm ACLU Greater Miami Chapter: Civil Liberties and Good Government
Where: Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134
Description: Panelists: Nan Rich, State Senator, Democrat (Minority) Leader
Kendall Coffey, Attorney
Philip Hubbart, Judge
Rosemary Barkett, Judge, former Chief Justice Florida Supreme Court
Moderator: Howard Simon, Executive Director, ACLU of Florida
Cost:: Free
Contact: Alexandra Bassil 305-389-3313 or  
Web Site:

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 Membership Meeting: “What Do Law Firms Look for When Hiring”
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown- Royal 2 Room 200 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Description: 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
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

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.
Call (305)446-1504
12pm The Miami Jewish Legal Society presents: Divorce and the "Get" Law
Where: Shutts & Bowen 201 S Biscayne Blvd 15th Floor
Cost $25 and $18 For Members – CLE Credits and Lunch included
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 Allen at
5:30pm Palm Beach County Bar Association Membership Committee: Cocktail reception
Where: B.B. Kings, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach
Cost: Free for new members, $20 members, free for judges. Call (561)687-2800
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
Where: Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Description: Jonathan S. Robbins, Esquire of Akerman Senterfitt
Cost:Members $30 Non-Members $35
RSVP: Susan Sabra at  w/ choice of "chicken"or "fish"

Thu Sep 22, 2011
Stephen R. Booher Inn of Court Meeting
Where: Renaissance Hotel 1617 SE 17th Street Causeway Fort Lauderdale, FL
11:30am Legal Marketing Association South Florida: Planning an advertising campaign on a limited budget
Where: Becker & Poliakoff, 3111 Stirling Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Description:. Edith Nardo, Executive Vice President at VSBrooks Advertising in Miami, will discuss developing and implementing an advertising campaign, including: · The process of planning for a maximum-impact marketing plan · The research elements you need to consider in obtaining to-the-point intelligence of the market, the target group, and your competition · Sorting out your specialties and the segments ofthe population or target groups you want to approach · Cost-effective low budget marketing plans · Tracking your media investment and return on investment · Overview of media vehicles and their efficiencies ·Digital and social media
Cost: $20 for members, $40 for non-members
11:30am YLS Luncheon: Paula Black will present the topic "A Book of Business is...Power"
Where: Tower Club located at 100 S.E. 3rd Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale,Florida 33394
Cost: $25
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 – or Sheryl A. Moore – 954-760-
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 Sept 16th online at
Contact: Loren Krongold 305.416.7911 or
6pm SOLO/Small Law Firm Networking Group
Calendar: Palm Beach Legal Calendar
contact: Michael J.C. Degnan at 561-353-1631 or
6pm The South Florida Association of Litigation Support Professionals: CLE Dinner "To Native Review or Not"
Where: Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale, 1825 Griffin Road, Dania Beach
Description: Presented by Clayton Morehead, Senior Project Manager of Ikon Office Solutions.
Cost: $30 members, $40 nonmembers
6pm Wilie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association Fall Networking Mixer
Where: Mai Tardi 163 NE 39TH ST MIAMI, FL 33137
Description: Reduced annual membership dues Drink specials Complimentary Tapas
Cost: Free admission ***Street Parking available. Valet $3.******

Fri Sep 23, 2011
Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter Luncheon
Where: The Colony Hotel 525 E Atlantic Ave Delray Beach, FL
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
Presented by the DCBA Professionalism Committee - The program willfeature a
variety of presenters and programs, 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 CGBA Annual Gala and Installation Dinner
Where: Coral Gables Country Club
Description: Join us for a anevening of celebration as the gavel is passed from John Herrera to Bruce Bounds.
Contact: Kayla Riera-Gomez at

Mon Sep 26, 2011
3:30pm Broward County Bar Association Elder Law & Probate Law Sections: CLE Seminar on “Florida’s New Power of Attorney Act”
Where: Bar Association office, 1052 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $10 members, $20 nonmembers Call (954) 832-3618

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
5pm Lawyers Have Heart 5K Run Pre-Party
Where: Cabana 533 Clematis Street · West Palm Beach
Description: Presented by Palm Beach County Bar Association & Shutts & Bowen LLP
Cost: $20 Donation Includes 2 drink tickets, hors d'oeuvres and access to prix fixe dinner menu 75% of the proceeds go to the American Heart Association 2011 Lawyers Have Heart 5K Run/Heart Walk is October 1,2011 · 7 am Meyer Amphitheatre · Flagler Drive · West Palm Beach If you haven't yet registered for the Run, click here to do so.  Al LaSorte and Matt Chait Shutts & Bowen LLP Co-Chairmen, Lawyers Have Heart 5K Run Questions? Email:
6pm Bankruptcy Bar Association Installation
Where: Four Seasons Miami
Description: Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m.

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
For information contact Kathy Baloga, Exec. Director @ 561-790-5833
11:45am South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon w/ Judge Stanford
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
Cost: $25 Members with Reservation $30 Non-Members or without Reservation

Sat Oct 1, 2011
7pm The League of Prosecutors: Justice Award Reception honoring Circuit Judge Scott Silverman and recognition of Circuit Judge Robert Pineiro
Where: Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
Cost: $100 members, $120 nonmembers

Mon Oct 3, 2011
12pm Palm Beach Hispanic Bar Assn. Meeting
Where: Judicial Conference Room, Main Courthouse

Tue Oct 4, 2011
5:30pm Broward County Justice Association Cocktails and Case Evaluation
Where: Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Description: Meeting Schedule 5:30-7:00 PM: Cocktails
Cost: $55 members, $65 nonmembers
rsvp:  or 954-522-1662

Wed Oct 5, 2011
8:45am Palm Beach Bar Assoc: "Tips from the Pros: The Finer Points of
Bankruptcy Practice" (aka the Blue Collar Bankruptcy Tour)
Where: Bar Assn. Office
Description: In a panel discussion setting, you will learn ways to improve your practice, how to avoid pitfalls, and while you’re at it, enjoy a little comedic relief! Panel includes Julianne R.
Frank, Esq., Frank, White-Boyd, P.A.; James E. Copeland, Esq., James Earl Copeland, P.A.; and
Norman L. Schroeder II, Esq.
Cost: $85 PBCBA Members/paralegals;$125 non-PBCBA Members/paralegals; after 9/28/11 add $10 late fee.
Schedule of topics and speakers for this seminar:

Thu Oct 6, 2011
12pm South Broward Bar Association: Luncheon with Broward County Court Judge John Hurley
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 Broward YLS Tee-Off Happy Hour
Where: Vibe/YOLO
Contact Meghan Clary, Esq. at 954-525-6566 or

Tue Oct 11, 2011
11:45am South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Lunch
Calendar: Palm Beach Legal Calendar
Description: Speaker: Robert Watson. B.S., M.P.A., Ph.D Political analyst for WPTV Channel 5
(NBC), WIOD 610 News Radio and WFTL 850 Talk Radio, and columnist for the South Florida
Cost: $45 members,$55 non-members free for Judiciary

Wed Oct 12, 2011
5:30pm Palm Beach County Bar Lawyer Variety Show Auditions
Where: Eissey Theatre, PBG

Thu Oct 13, 2011
12th Annual International Tax and Trust Training Program
Where: JW Marriott Hotel 1109 Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida 33131 (305) 329-3500
Contact: Susie Belanger 305 789 8925 or
12pm YLS Lunch with the Judges - A Members-Only Event
Where: The Bankers Club One Biscayne Tower Two S. Biscayne Boulevard, 14thFloor
Description: An informal gathering to promote communication among the legal community and the judges. Lunch with the United States District Court Judges of the Southern District of Florida JUDGE CECILIA M. ALTONOGAJUDGE DONALD L. GRAHAM and JUDGE JOSE E. MARTINEZ
Cost: $35 per person limited to the first 30 members

Fri Oct 14, 2011
12th Annual International Tax and Trust Training Program
Where: JW Marriott Hotel 1109 Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida 33131 (305) 329-3500
Contact: Susie Belanger 305 789 8925 or
Florida Association of Legal Support Specialists 2ND QUARTER MEETING
Where: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel 1825 Griffin Rd, Dania Beach, FL
Description: Hosted by: Miami-Dade Legal Support Association
Registration Deadline:September 12, 2011
10am Palm Beach Bar Diversity Lunch and Seminar
Where: Marriott West Palm Beach
6pm Legal Aid Service of Broward County & Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida 10th Annual For the Public Good
Where: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
Contact Kathy Thomsen at  or 954-736-2429

Sat Oct 15, 2011
Benefit: A Tribute to the Tracey McPharlin Initiative to fight for at-risk children
Contact Meghan M. Clary, Esq. at 954-525-6566 or
8am South Palm Beach Co. Bar Assn.(SPBCBA) Bench Barrister Tennis Bash
Where: Delray Beach Tennis Center
Description: The 3rd Annual Bench Barrister Tennis Bash is a wonderful opportunity for Palm Beach County Judges and attorneys to develop relationships and enjoy a great morning of tennis at a great facility! Sponsorship opportunities are available
For more information, please contact Stephanie Ginsburg, SPBCBA Executive Director at
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 call 347-450-LTTR (5887)

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