Monday, September 19, 2011

South Florida Legal Events - Sept 20 - Oct 22, 2011 CLE, Networking & Charity

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Broward - Miami-Dade - Palm Beach

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Tue Sep 20, 2011
11:45am Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Contact: Call (305) 575-2400
5:30pm MIAMI-DADE LEGAL SUPPORT ASSOCIATION: What Do Law Firms Look for When Hiring?
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown- Royal 2 Room 200 SE 2nd 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
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
11:30am Economic Forum: Meet and Mingle luncheon with William N. Shepherd, former Florida Statewide Prosecutor
Where: The Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Cost: $40 members and guests, $55 nonmembers Contact: (561) 373-5488
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 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 - Credits and Lunch included
1:30pm Underwater Bar Association: Local dive
Where: Sea Experience, Bahia Mar, 801 Seabreeze Way, Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $65
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.
Contact: (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 Fl
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 with your choice of either "chicken" or "fish"
6pm WOMEN IN E-DISCOVERY THE CLOUDY CRYSTAL BALL: The future of Cloud Computing and E-Discovery
Where: Terremark Worldwide, Inc. 50 NE 9th Street Miami, Florida
Description: Cloud computing has increased in popularity due to the low costs and minimal time associated with its implementation and ongoing use. Cloud providers offer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platforms-as-a-Service (PaaS) at an increasing rate, requiring detailed diligence in the area of e-discovery planning. Please join us in this highly interactive probe regarding the potential evolution and future movement of electronic discovery.
1. Name of attendees including yourself
2.Current Employer
3. How many will be touring (including yourself)
Please note that, for security purposes, this information MUST be provided in advance.

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 City Group Advertising
Meeting: Planning an advertising campaign on a limited budget
Where: Becker & Poliakoff, 3111 Stirling Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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 Restaurant, 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-
5:30pm Palm Beach Justice Assoc Meeting
Where: The Colony Hotel
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
Contact: Loren Krongold 305.416.7911 or
6pm SOLO/Small Law Firm Networking Group
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:cPresented 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
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
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 the General Membership Luncheon
Cost: $45 Member, $55 Non-Members -$60 at the door - if space permits.
11:45am Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter Luncheon
Where: The Colony Hotel 525 E Atlantic Ave Delray Beach, FL
Description: “Stetson Professor Michael P. Allen will discuss the Supreme Court’s 2011
October Term, which will concern, among other matters, GPS tracking devices and the 4th
Amendment, fleeting expletives and the 1st Amendment, union dues and employment discrimination.” Check-in at11:45, with program beginning at noon through 1:30
Cost: $35 FBAMembers advance registration; walk-ins/non-members $40
RSVP: Peggy Stumhofer at

Sat Sep 24, 2011
4:30pm Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida: Mentoring social for attorneys and law students
Where: Lucky Strike Lanes, 1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach
Cost: Free
Contact: (972) 890-6799
6pm CGBA Annual Gala and Installation Dinner
Where: Coral Gables Country Club
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
Contact: (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
11am International Business Forum: Networking to Grow Your Business
Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Doral, FL 33172
Description: Organization of Women in International Trade-South Florida invites you to kick your business up a notch by joining us at our networking luncheon!
Cost: OWIT- SFL Members $35, non-members $45
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 LLPCo-Chairmen, Lawyers Have Heart 5K Run
Questions?  Email:
6pm Bankruptcy Bar Association Installation
Where: Four Seasons, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami
Description: Cocktails at 6:00 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $65 members, $75 nonmembers, $55 government employees

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; $85 Non-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 Assoc 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

Sat Oct 1, 2011
11am Underwater Bar Association: Destination Dive
Where: Simonton Court, 320 Simonton St., Key West
Cost: varies Contact:
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
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
Where: Sabadell United Bank 1111 Brickell Avenue, 30th Floor Miami, Florida
12pm DCBA - FRP Committee Planning Meeting
Where: Arnstein & Lehr 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Ste: 3600, Miami, Fl
Description: Can be attended in person or telephonically. Any FRP can attend, even if they are not a member.
Cost: free and lunch provided

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

Fri Oct 7, 2011
8:30am Advanced Principles in Consumer Bankruptcy — How to Take your Practice to the Next Level
Where: Claude Pepper Federal Building, U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse, 51 SW 1st Ave., 1st fl, Miami
Description: Presented by the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida,
Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back, The American College of Bankruptcy and American College
of Bankruptcy Foundation
Cost: $90 -Breakfast and seminar (Free with legal aid case)
12pm Investiture of Thomas J. Rebull
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 West Flagler Street, Courtroom 6-1 Miami,Florida 33130

Sat Oct 8, 2011
8:30am Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section 4th Annual Co-ed
Kickball Tournament
Where: Tropical Park 7900 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155
Description: Kick off starts at 9:00am Space is limited - Double elimination
ENTRY FEE: $350 PER TEAM includes food and drinks All proceeds benefit Homeless Outreach

Tue Oct 11, 2011
11:45am South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Lunch
Description: Speaker: Robert Watson. B.S., M.P.A., Ph.D Political analyst for WPTVChannel 5
(NBC), WIOD 610 News Radio and WFTL 850 Talk Radio, andcolumnist for the South Florida
Cost: $45 members,$55 non-members
12pm Monthly Luncheon, North Broward Bar Association: The Honorable Spencer Levine Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal “Tips for the Appellate Practitioner at Oral
Where: The Grill 2101 W. Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cost: Members $17, nonmember Attorneys $20
RSVP: Wilma Stevenson,President at
12pm SFPA CLE Luncheon: Criminal and Civil Appeals - What's the Difference?
Where: Holland and Knight 701 Brickell Ave, 30th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
Contact: Linda Nottestad

Wed Oct 12, 2011
5:30pm Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section BENCH & BAR MIX
Where: Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., 150 W Flagler St, 3rd Fl Miami, Florida 33130
Description: Two Hours of Open Bar for DCBA YLS Members and Judiciary
Cost: $10 per person, Judiciary Complimentary
Contact: Schuyler Smith at
5:30pm Miami-Dade FAWL'S Speed Mentoring Event
Where: Shook, Hardy, & Bacon in Miami
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email Talia Storch at  or Rebecca Ocariz at  by October 7, 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 Baker Act Essentials - What You Need To Know and Why w/ General Magistrate Lewis S. Kimler Probate Matters, Eleventh Judicial Circuit
Where: Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center 175 NW 1st Avenue, 11th FloorConference Room
Description: presented by Dade County Bar Association Probate & Guardianship Committee
12pm YLS Lunch with the Judges - SOLD OUT

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
For more information contact Susie Belanger 305 789 8925 or
Florida Association of Legal Support Specialists 2ND QUARTER MEETING
Where: Sheraton Airport & Cruise Port Hotel 1825 Griffin Rd, Dania Beach, FL 33004
10am Palm Beach Bar Diversity Lunch and Seminar
Where: Marriott West Palm Beach
12pm Investiture of Rosa Figarola
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 W Flagler St, Courtroom 6-1 Miami, Fl 33130
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
6:30am ANNUAL YOUNG LAWYERS CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT to Benefit: A Tribute to the Tracey McPharlin Initiative to fight for at-risk children
Contact: Meghan M. Clary at 954-525-6566 or
8am South Palm Beach Co. Bar Assn 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!
Contact: Stephanie Ginsburg 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)

Tue Oct 18, 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
12pm Dade County Bar Association Legal Aid/ Public Service Committee Meeting
Where: Dade County Bar Association 123 NW 1st Avenue, Suite 220 Miami, Florida33128
Description: Lunch will be provided
Contact: Timothy M. Ravich, Chair, at
5:30pm UM Law Alumni Association's Annual Judicial Reception
Where: Sabadell United Bank 1111 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL
Award Recipient: The Honorable Kathleen M. Williams, J.D. '82 Alumni Leadership -- Stephanie L. Carman, J.D. '01 Hogan & Lovells; Past President, Young Lawyers Dade County Bar --
Steven W. Davis,J.D. '82 Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP: Past President, Dade County Bar
RSVP by October 3, 2011  (305) 384-4945 Fax:(305) 284-3968

Wed Oct 19, 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
Where: The Lawson Center 175 NW First Avenue Miami, Florida 33128
Cost: Pre-Register $30 Members/$35 Non-Members, $35 at the Door -Space is limited.
Contact: DCBA YLS Chair Adilia Hedges at or DCBA YLS President Sorraya Solages at
2pm ALA Webinar: Your Firm's Risk Insurance Needs: Professional Liability Coverage
Where: BCBA, 1051 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Description: 1 Free CLE Credit for BCBA Members

Thu Oct 20, 2011
11:45am Miami Lakes Bar Assoc: Family Law Update
Where: Don Shula's Hotel, 6842 Main Street, Ballrooms, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
Cost: $30 members; $35 non-members Cash or check only
RSVP by 10-18-11: Gabriela Gamboa 305-556-5209 or
5pm Bar at the Bar Networking Happy Hour
Where: Blue Martini - Galleria 2432 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale
No RSVP Necessary
5:30pm Dade County Bar Association Criminal Court Committee Bench and Bar Mixer
Where: Tabacco Road 626 South Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 33130
Description: Drink Specials along with Complimentary Appetizers will be served
6pm Annual FBA Installation Dinner
Where: Biltmore Hotel
Description: Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for a terrific evening among friends. We will be awarding the Edward B. Davis Award for Service to the Federal Bench and Bar .

Fri Oct 21, 2011
Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter Luncheon
Where: The Colony Hotel
8:30am Palm Beach Bar Assoc Family Law CLE seminar, "Collaborative Practice: The What, Why and How"
Where: Bar Assn. Office
Cost: $75 (includes lunch) for PBCBA members/paralegals; $115 Non-members/paralegals; after 10/14/11 add $25 late fee.
Where: Gordon Biersch 1201 Brickell Ave., #1 Miami, Florida
Description: Guest Speaker: Deborah Bovarnick Mastin, Esq., Assistant County Attorney Registration includes lunch and CLE Credit Cost:
$35 Members $45 Non-Members Reservations are required as seating is limited

Sat Oct 22, 2011
10am Palm Beach County Bar Assoc Family Picnic
Where: Dreher Park, West Palm Beach
Description: Bungee Jump, Bounce House, Rock Wall, Face Painting, Bake-Off Challenge, Music, BBQ, Ice Cream and more!
Cost: $20 for Adults $5 children 13 and younger Free for Judges as well as ages 2 and under
Contact: (561) 687-2800

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