Wednesday, September 7, 2011

South Florida Legal Events - Sept 7 - Oct 6, 2011 CLE, Networking & Charity

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Broward - Miami-Dade - Palm Beach

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Wed Sep 7, 2011
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
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
6pm Pre-Minority Mentoring Picnic Reception
Where: Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, 2525 Ponce de Leon, 9th Floor, Coral Gables, FL 33134
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 drinks
Please RSVP to

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
11:30amThe Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association’s Annual Installation of Officers and Board of Directors
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)
Where: Palm Beach Main Courthouse, North end of cafeteria

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
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 Districtof 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  or305-858-0220.
Admission complimentary. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar available.

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 theCorporation"
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2 Ave., Miami, FL 33131
Description: THE DADE COUNTY DEFENSE BAR ASSOCIATION Please join us for DCDBA's latest installment in its Masters of the Courtroom Series featuring David S. Weinstein of Clarke Silverglate, P.A. David leads the firm'swhite collar criminal defense practice. His presentation will include topics such as: grand jury and agency subpoena compliance, Department of Justice policies regarding corporate prosecutions; conflicts of interest, ethical considerations in assisting with the selection of counsel, joint defense agreements and non-prosecution/deferred prosecution agreements. As always, the lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. 1 General CLE hour
Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members:$50 *More than 24 hours in advance - add $5 at door
Active Judges: nocharge, but rsvp a must!
RSVP to: Joyce Dooley-Rodriguez 305-789-7598 or

Thu Sep 15, 2011
NEXT Felt Hat Day Party
Where: Vibe Lounge
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: $40 members, $45 nonmembers, $25 government attorneys, $20judges, $5 more after Sept. 8
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: $15members, $25 non-members, Judiciary are free 
5:30pm 3rd annual premier cocktail & charity executive networker WOMEN OF
Where: Jungle Island, Treetop Ballroom 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami
Calendar: Miami-Dade Legal Community
Created by:
Featuring Panelist: Jessie Abad, General Counsel, Estefan EnterprisesLea Black,
Entrepreneurial Powerhouse, Philanthropist, Author, &Television Personality Romaine Seguin,
President, UPS International,America’s Region Angie Valdes, Chief Accounting Officer, Equity
OneSpace for this exclusive event is limited. Silent Auction/OpenBar/Passed Hors d’ Oeuvres
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 
Need more information? or 305-377-9922 x 203
5:30pm Accountant / Attorney Networking Group of Florida: Cocktail Reception
(Attorney - Banker - C P A )
Where: SCALINA Ristorante, 315 S. Biscayne Blvd - The Center of Downtown Miami Miami,FL
Description: The Miami-Dade Annual ABC ADMIX Cocktail Reception brings together South Florida’s most respected Professionals that are Attorney’s,Banker’s and CPA’s for an elaborate evening of establishing quality relationships, creating referral sources while enhancing your contactsto Grow your Practice, Strengthen your Banking Connections and Help your Clients
Cost:: Non Members - $75 Members - Free 
Contact: 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 are welcomefor $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 
RSVP by 9/12 at
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) $45 until September 8/$55until
September 14/$65 at the door 
Contact: Stefanie Brown 786-866-8448

Fri Sep 16, 2011
F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association General Member
Where: Law Library Main Courthouse Palm Beach
Description: RSVP to: Lynn Solomon, Esq. 561-820-4872 or
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 9/9/2011 add $10
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
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 nonplaying guest/ $75.00 per playing guest (Admission includes food and alcoholic beverages)
Tournament Rules Space is limited to 15 teams of 2 members. The first 15 teams to reserve will be registered in the single elimination, double-nine domino tournament. There will be also 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 call 347-450-LTTR (5887)
5pm ACLU Greater Miami Chapter: Civil Liberties and Good Government
Where: Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables,FL 33134
Description: Constitution Day Celebration of Good Government The U. S. Constitution and the accompanying Bill of Rights form the foundation of our society. The principles embedded in these documents provide the guideposts for civil liberties, which the ACLU has sworn to protect since its founding in 1920. Our panelists, who represent the legislative and judicial branches of our government, act on our behalf to advance these principles and to protect the civil liberties contained within these documents. Good government is alive today because of the marriage between our representatives and the ACLU. Any separation of these partners could lead to the decline of the Republic for which we stand! Issues from freedom of assembly to voting rights will be open for discussion, particularly as they apply to the citizens of the State of Florida.
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” “Dress for Success”
Where: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown- Royal 2 Room 200 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL
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. HollywoodFL
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
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" w S. Robbins, Esquire of Akerman Senterfitt -Broward Chapter of the Paralegal Assn of Florida
Where: Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale
Cost: Members $30 Non-Members $35
RSVP: Susan Sabra at  with your choice of either "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 City Group Advertising Meeting
Where: Becker & Poliakoff, 3111 Stirling Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Description: Planning an advertising campaign on a limited budget. With many law firms and professional service firms looking to brand themselves in a crowded marketplace, and with a tight budget, it is imperative that firms go through all the steps to establish a successful advertising campaign. Edith Nardo, Executive Vice President at VS Brooks Advertising in Miami, will discuss developing and implementing an advertising campaign
Cost: $20 for members, $40 for non-members
11:30am YLS Luncheon: Paula Black will present the topic "A Book of Business
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
Hostesses: Elizabeth G. Daugherty, Esq. and Sheryl A. Moore, Esq. $25Minimum
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
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 - To register online visit us at
Contact: Loren Krongold 305.416.7911
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: Presented by Clayton Morehead, Senior Project Manager of Ikon Office Solutions.
Cost: $30 members, $40 nonmembers

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
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 atthe 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: The Coral Gables Bar Association will be hosting its Annual Gala and Installation Dinner at the Coral Gables Country Club. Join us for an evening of celebration as the gavel is passed from John Herrera to Bruce Bounds.
For more information about the event and available sponsorship opportunities, 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
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 b eavailable 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
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 $30Non-Members or without Reservation

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
6:10-7:00 PM: Case Evaluation 7: 00-8:30 PM: Dinner and Program
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
For more information contact Meghan Clary, Esq. at 954-525-6566 or

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