Sunday, October 30, 2011

South Florida Legal Events - October 31 - December 2, 2011 CLE, Networking & Charity

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Mon Oct 31 – Nov 4, 2011
Union Internationale des Advocates — International Association of Lawyers: International Congress for Lawyers with experts from all areas of law in business law and human rights
Where: Loews Miami Beach Hotel, 1610 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Cost: Free  Contact:

Tue Nov 1, 2011
OWIT South Florida presents the 10th Annual IBWOY
Where: The Intercontinental Doral
Cost: Guests $65 Member $50 Register:
3:30pm Broward County Bar Association Probate & Trust and Elder Law Section: Probate and Guardianship e-filing seminar
Where: Bar office, 1051 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Calendar: Broward Legal Community
Cost: $10 members, $20 nonmembers. Contact:
5:30pm Broward County Justice Association Cocktails and Case Evaluation
Where: Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Description: Info-
Cost: $55 members, $65 nonmembers RSVP:  or 954-522-1662
5:30pm Reception Honoring of John Howe President Palm Beach County Bar
Where: Shutts & Bowen, LLP 525 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL. 33401
RSVP: Amanda Arce (561) 835-8500
6:30pm Attorney & CPA Goodwill Gathering
Where: Coral Gables
6:30pm A Discussion with Former Florida Supreme Court Justices
Where: University of Miami School of Business

Wed Nov 2, 2011
Where: Riviera Country Club, 1155 Blue Rd, Coral Gables 33146
Description: FLORIDA BAR COURSE # 80641- ADVANCED LEVEL 3 Live Presentations. Earn 7.5 General CLER credits, 3 Ethics Credits 7.5 Trial Law & Elder Law Certification Credits
Seating is Limited. Reserve Early. RSVP: 954-382-1997
11:45am LAWYER BEWARE: Ethical Issues With For-Profit Referral and Legal-
Support Services
Where: Palm Beach Bar Office
Calendar: Palm Beach Legal Calendar
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Description: Learn about referrals from private, third party, web-based sources including paying for recommending services, fee sharing, advertising and solicitation. Find out about fee shairing with non-lawyers, conflicts of interest and charges to clients. Also to be discussed, billing for services actually rendered and not as a percentage of fees.
Cost: $10.00 includes lunch & CLE Credit from The Florida Bar –register by 5 pm on 10/31 to avoid a $5.00 late fee
5:30pm Broward County Justice Association and the Palm Beach County Justice
Association: Cocktail buffet
Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 21090 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton
Cost: $50 members, $65 nonmembers
6pm Honorable William W. Haury, Jr. / Circuit Criminal Division (17thCircuit) “A Judicial View of the Drug and Mental Health Court
Where: Coral Ridge Yacht Club / Ft. Lauderdale
Description: PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA - BROWARD COUNTY Monthly Dinner Meeting (1 CLE Hour) Contact:
6:15pm American Cases Through the Eyes of the Talmud - Defamation: Libel and Slander
Where: Greenberg Traurig, 333 SE 2nd St, Suite 4400, Miami, Fl 33131

Thu Nov 3, 2011
4th DCA Tri-Bar Conference
Where: West Palm Beach Marriott
8am City Year Miami Legal Minds Power Breakfast
Where: Robert & Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center University of Miami
Description: Please join Co-Chairs Crystal Connor, Esq., Jaret Davis, Esq. andMarlene Quintana, Esq. for an inspiring morning to learn more about City Year's impact on student success in Miami-Dade County public schools and how you can partner with City Year to help make a difference.
Contact: Gina SantibaƱez at 786-406-7909 or
8:30am Resort Torts ...and the Courts
Where: The Bankers Club of Miami One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor
Description: Join us for a symposium on vacation, resort and recreational liability presented by John Elliott
Leighton. Speakers include Circuit Judge Victoria Platzer and defense trial lawyer Rolando Diaz
Cost: $50 registration fee- Breakfast included
Contact: Joanne Beaudry at  or 305-347-6643
9:30am Inside the Appellate Court: A Day with the Judges of the Fourth DCA
Where: West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard, WPB 33401
11:15am Anti-Defamation League: Jurisprudence Award luncheon
Where: Intercontinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami
Cost: $250 Contact:
12pm South Broward Bar Association Luncheon w/ Broward Circuit Court Judge Matthew Destry
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom) 6255 Stirling Rd. in Davie, Florida
Cost: $20 members, $30 non-members. Judges complimentary.
RSVP: (954) 924-8441 or
5pm 2011 Bankruptcy Law and Practice: View From the Bench Reception and Judge’s Dinner
Description: The Reception in honor of the judges will take place at 5:00 PM at Biscayne Bay Marriott. Immediately following the reception, we have 6:30 PM reservations for the Judge’s Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend this special dinner. As in the past, a donation of $250.00 per person is required to sponsor and attend the dinner. As a dinner attendee, you are welcome to join us at the 5:00 PM reception.
6pm United Way Young Leaders Happy Hour
Where: Sabadell Financial Center 1111 Brickell Avenue, 30th Floor Miami, FL33131
Contact: Ralph Perez
6pm 2nd Annual Patently Impossible Project
Where: Miami Science Museum 3280 S. Miami Avenue Miami, Florida
Description: To benefit the Legal Aid Society. South Florida intellectual property attorneys will be invited to compete in The Patently Impossible Project, a charity race to assemble a selected invention. Participants will be provided various parts, tools and only the instructions in a patent registration. Attendees will have the opportunity to "bet" on the winner by purchasing raffle tickets for door prizes to be donated for the event. A cocktail reception will follow.
Contact: Jamie Vining at

Fri Nov 4, 2011
7:30am Association of South Florida Mediators & Arbitrators: Seminar on “Mediation Then and Now,” “Diversity and Domestic Violence” and“ Updates in Family Law”
Where: Marriott North Fort Lauderdale, 6650 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $100 members, $115 nonmembers
8am 2011 ALSP E-Discovery Leadership Conference
Where: Hyatt, downtown Miami
8am THE ABC’S OF THE ADA – an examination of the recent amendments to the regulations, an update on the shift in case law and how these changes will impact your business
8am 2011 Bankruptcy Law and Practice: View From the Bench
Where: Marriott Biscayne Bay 1633 North Bayshore Dr., Miami
8:30am UM Law Alumni CLE "Putting Medicare's Moving Parts Back in Focus"
Where: Casa Bacardi
12pm Investiture for William Ira Altfield
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 W Flagler St, Courtroom 6-1 Miami, Fl 33130
3pm Investiture of Ivan F. Fernandez
Where: 3rd District Court of Appeal 2001 SW 117 Ave Miami, Fl 33175

Sat Nov 5, 2011
Where: Hyatt Place 8530 West Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL 33324
9am Paralegal Assoc of Fl - Broward Chapter 3-Hour Seminar
Where: Broward County Bar Association / Fort Lauderdale
Description: Shari Olefson, Esquire - Foreclosure Nation Loring Spolter, Esquire –Defending & Investigating Domestic Violence Cases Ethan Wall, Esquire –Web 2.0–The Effects of Social Networking & the Internet on the Law (3CLE Hours) Contact:
7pm CABA's Annual Art in the Tropics Pro Bono Fundraiser
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables33156
Cost: $75 per person - open bar & food - Attire: Guayaberas and Caribbean Chic
RSVP: Diana Powell 786-210-5984 or

Sun Nov 6, 2011
7am 5th Annual Downs Syndrome Miracle Walk

Mon Nov 7, 2011
11:30am Foster Care Review: Fundraising luncheon and raffle
Where: Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant, 11 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Cost: $185 Contact: (305) 573-6665 ext. 140
12pm Broward County Bar Association Presents Family Law E-Filing Training Seminar
Where: Broward County Bar Association 1051 SE 3rd Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Description: Lunch will be provided - CLE Credits Pending
Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members
Contact: Traci Lewis at 954-832-3618
12pm Palm Beach Hispanic Bar Assn. Meeting
Where: Judicial Conference Room, Main Courthouse

Tue Nov 8, 2011
Where: Tower Club 1 Financial Plaza 28th Floor Ft. Lauderdale
11:45am South Palm Beach County Bar Association: Mediation/ADR lunch and CLE on “Breaking Impasses in Mediation"
Where: Bogart’s, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton
Cost: $35 members, $50 nonmembers
12pm North Broward Bar Association: Luncheon with Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of the “Lincoln Lawyer”
Where: The Grill, 2101 W. Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $25 members, $30 non members

Wed Nov 9, 2011
Palm Beach County Securities Law CLE Seminar
11:30am Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association: Luncheon with Dana R. Quick of Bast Amron
Where: Truluck’s Restaurant, 777 Brickell Ave., Miami
Cost: $35 members, $45 potential members
11:45am Palm Beach County chapter of Florida Association for Women Lawyers: Discussion including Palm Beach Circuit Chief Judge Peter Blanc
Where: Marriott West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Cost: $22 members, $35 nonmembers, free for judges
12pm BCWLA Luncheon: Panel Presentation on Navigating Through Native
American Legal Issues
Where: Riverside Hotel 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Description: including: Tony Sanchez, President Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. and Vice Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Robert Saunooke, Legal and Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida
Cost: $35 BCWLA Members $40 non-members $30 Judiciary
12pm Dade County Defense Bar Association: Luncheon with Appellate Judge Juan Ramirez Jr., speaking on topic: “Why Procedure Matters”
Where: Hyatt Regency, 400 SE Second Ave., Miami
Cost: $45 members, $50 nonmembers, $5 more at the door
12pm YLS Estate Planning Seminar
Pre-Registration $30 Members/$35 Non-Members $35 at the door
5:30pm BCBA New Member Reception - RSVP Required
Where: BCBA Offices 1051 SE 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
5:30pm Inn of Court Dinner Meeting
Where: Renaissance Hotel, 1617 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Contact: Traci Lewis
6pm South Miami / Kendall Membership Mixer with Coral Gables Bar Assoc.
Where: TBD

Thu Nov 10, 2011
11:45am When Psychological Evaluations Go Wrong: Cultural, Language, and Ethical Issues Lunch with Dr. Brannon
Where: The Tower Club, 100 Southeast 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Cost: $20 BCHBA members/judges $25 non-BCHBA members
RSVP: Karin Kennedy
12pm Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section: Lunch with U.S. District Chief Judge Federico A. Moreno, U.S. District Judge Patricia A. Seitz and Adalberto Jordan
Where: The Bankers Club, 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 14th floor, Miami
Cost: $35
Contact: (305) 371-2220
12pm Federal Bar Assoc Broward Chapter Luncheon
Where: Riverside Hotel
Description: Guest Speaker: Honorable Marcia G. Cooke
Cost: FBA Members $40Non-Members $45 Gov\'t Attorneys $25 Judiciary $20
Contact: Kimberly Gilmour or 954-584-6460
5:30pm Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and The Federal Bar Association Broward County chapter: Happy hour
Where: VIBE, 301 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: Free
5:30pm Next's 2nd Birthday Celebration
Where: YOLO 301 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL
Contact: Melisa Malone (954)736-2426 or
6:30pm Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section FICPA's Young Certified Public Accountants Dade County Medical Association announce YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SOCIAL NETWORKING EVENT
Where: Epic Hotel - Kyma Lounge 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami, Florida
6:30pm Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida: Hot Topics in the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
Where: JW Marriott 1109 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Description: IPLAF is pleased to welcome John L. Welch, Founder and Publisher of the TTABlog®, as guest
Cost:$65 members / $75 non-members -after Nov 1 $95 for all
RSVP: Katherine Dover at  or (954) 828-1488

Sat Nov 12, 2011
12pm 2011 Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Picnic
Where: Amelia Earhart Park 401 East 65th Street Hialeah, FL 33013
Cost: 6 Contact: Detra Shaw-Wilder at 305-377-0668 or
7pm 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society LEGAL LEGENDS AWARDS DINNER
Where: J.W. Marriott, 109 Brickell Ave, Miami
Description: Join us as we honor the 2011 Legal Legends: Francisco Angones, Hon.Philip Bloom, Hon. A Jay Cristol, Ellen Freidin, Ed Moss, Sookie Williams, Hon. Wilkie Ferguson, Perry Nichol
Contact:  Amanda Israel at 305-375-1614 or

Mon Nov 14, 2011
12pm Family Law E-Filing Seminar
Where: BCBA Offices, 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $15 Members $25 Non-Members Lunch included
Contact: Traci Lewis (954) 832-3618 or 
12pm YLS Probate 101: "Life After Death: A Practical Approach to What to do
After Someone Passes Away"
Where: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center 175 NW 1st Avenue 11th Floor Conference Room, Miami FL 33128
Description: Main speaker: Richard C. Milstein of Akerman Senterfitt Introduction by: Judge Korvick

Tue Nov 15, 2011
4pm Broward County Bar Association Elder Law Section: “Basic Tax Issues for Elder Law Attorneys”
Where: Bar office, 1051 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $10 members, $20 nonmembers
Contact: (954) 764-8040

Wed Nov 16, 2011
11:30am Coral Gables Bar Association: Luncheon with Jan Jacobwitz of the University of Miami School of Law, Center for Ethics and Public Service speaking on topic: “Hot Topics in Legal Ethics”
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Cost: $20 students, $30 members, $40 nonmembers, free for judges
11:45am Palm Beach County Bar Association & Federal Bar Association, Palm
Beach Chapter presents: Practicing Tips from the Federal Bench
Where: Cafeteria, Main Courthouse, WPB
6pm Solo/Small Networking Dinner
Where: Dave & Busters 3000 Oakwood Boulevard Hollywood FL
Cost: $35 BCBA Members; $50 non-BCBA members $5 additional at the door
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or

Thu Nov 17, 2011
Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter Judicial Reception
Where: The Marriott
11:30am FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENT SCOTT HAWKINS: The Courts, Court Funding And Merit Retention
Where: Marriott West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach
Cost: $35 for PBCBA members; $40 for non-members, Judges Complimentary $45 for all after November 14. . RSVP's required
11:30am LMASE South Florida City Group - Crisis Communications Seminar at Greenberg Traurig: “Your Crisis—My Crisis—Our Crisis”
Where: Greenberg Traurig, P.A., 333 Avenue of the Americas (formerly SE 2nd Ave), 44th Floor
Description: Has your firm or one of its clients been faced with a serious assault on its reputation or health? It’s not about if – but when a true crisis will present itself – typically at the most inopportune time. Our program will include a brief discussion from prominent local reporters Julie Kay from the Daily Business Review and Paul Brinkmann from the South Florida Business Journal on the fundamentals of preparing for and managing a crisis followed by a case study that each of you will have the opportunity to tackle in a simulation that includes assigned roles for four teams. Once the situation is explained, each team/table will evaluate the facts and present their findings to the group. The session promises to create a room full of adrenaline and an exchange of great ideas and commentary. Crisis communications consultant Don Silver of Boardroom Communications will moderate the session along with some of the local reporters who typically cover many of the law firm-centric disputes and news. This professional development program will help better equip marketing directors on how to advise and counsel their firms in crisis situations.
Cost: LMA members $20 Non-members: $40
RSVP: Jennifer Clarin,  (954) 370-8999 or via SurveyMonkey,
11:45am Miami Lakes Bar Assoc: The Florida Power of Attorney Act – More Durable Than Ever
Where: Don Shula's Hotel, 6842 Main Street, Ballrooms Miami Lakes, Florida33014
Description: Eric Virgil (Probate and Guardianship attorney; chairman of the Probate and Guardianship Committee of the Dade County Bar Association) discusses the revised Florida Power of Attorney Act, including legislative history, execution requirements, duties of agents, and acceptance by third parties, among other things. 1.0 CLE Credit Applied For
Cost: $30 members; $35 non-members Cash or check only
RSVP by11-15-11: Kathryn Marti at 305-556-5209 or
12pm Broward YLS Luncheon w/ Judges Schiff, DeLuca. Levy & Levey-Cohen
Where: North Regional Courthouse
Cost: $20 pay at the door - cash or check
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
3:30pm Probate and Guardianship E-Filing Seminar
Where: BCBA Offices 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Cost: $10 BCBA Members $20 Non-Members
Contact: Traci Lewis(954)832-3618 or
5:30pm Accountant/Attorney Networking Group of Florida: Palm Beach / Martin County ABC ADMIX cocktail reception
Where: Palm Beach Yacht Club, 800 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach
Cost: Free for members, $75 nonmembers Contact:
5:30pm Palm Beach Justice Assoc End of the Year Reception
Where: Cafe Sapori
Contact Kate Baloga at
Where: TBA
Description: Featuring Vegas Casino Games, Hors D'oeuvres, Open Bar SAVE THE DATE
6pm An Evening Of Honoring B'nai B'rith Justice Unit #5207 's Past Non-Judicial
Where: Blue Moon Fish Co., 4405 West Tradewinds Avenue, Lauderdale by the Sea,FL 33308
Description: (Includes 4 Course Family Style Gourmet Meal, Appetizers, Wine and Beer)
Contact:  or (954) 523-2020. Checks payable to "B'nai B'rith Justice Unit #5207" should be sent to: Michael Leader, Esq. Leader & Leader, P.L. 633 South Andrews Ave, Suite 201 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
6pm South Broward Wine & Bar Happy Hour
Where: Seventh Street Wine Company

Fri Nov 18, 2011
8:30am Understanding Unique Issues in Family Law: Representing Families with
Children on the Autism Spectrum
Where: Courtroom 6-2, 73 West Flagler Street
11:30am Is Your Website in Compliance with Florida's Advertising Regulations
11:45am Landlord and Tenant: HOA evictions w/ Judge Gladys Perez
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
Cost: $25 South Miami / Kendall Bar Members with Reservation, $30 Non-Members
11:45am South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Lunch: Membership lunch with Robert Watson, professor and community activist speaking on “2012 Campaign Elections”
Where: Marriott at Boca Center 5150 Town Center Dr, Boca RatonFL 33486
Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers

Sat Nov 19, 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)
11:30am CABA Judicial Luncheon
Where: 1109 Brickell Ave - JW Mariott
4:30pm Legal Professionals Night with the Florida Panthers
Where: Bank Atlantic Center
Cost: $55 Members & Judges, $65 Families of Members & Judges $75 Non-Members
Contact: Traci Lewis  or (954)832-3618

Fri Nov 25, 2011
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

Wed Nov 30, 2011
6pm South Palm Beach Bar Association: Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Group
Where: Bogart’s, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton
Cost: $42.50 members, $57.50 nonmembers
7pm HistoryMiami Holiday Bash with Young Professionals
Where: Kyma Lounge, 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami
Description: Get in the holiday spirit and network with other young professionals. Enjoy an exclusive rum and tequila tasting as you nibble on tasty hors d'oeuvres hosted by the Flagler Street Society.
To join or for reservations, call 305-375-5356 or

Thu Dec 1, 2011
Palm Beach County Bar Holiday Party
Where: Frenchman's Reserve, Palm Beach Gardens
12pm South Broward Bar Association: Luncheon with 17th Circuit Court Judge Susan Greenhawt
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

Fri Dec 2, 2011
12pm Bankruptcy Lunch and Learn
Where: BCBA Offices 1051 SE 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
12pm Broward YLS Holiday Luncheon
Where: Tower Club
6:30pm Annual Holiday Party, North Broward Bar Association
Where: Cap’s Place Island Restaurant, Lighthouse Point
Cost: Included with annual membership of $75 for member and guest
Deadline: November 18. Limited seating.
RSVP: Karen Faulkner, Vice President at
6:30pm Paralegal Assoc of Fl - Broward Chapter Holiday Party / Membership
Drive / Toy Drive
Where: Save the Date
Every update includes changes and additions based on feedback from members of our legal community. We do our best to provide accurate, updated information to you. Your feedback and contributions are always appreciated. If you notice anything missing or incorrect below contact me directly at It is recommended that you contact the organizations listed before attending an event for the most up-to-date details. Thank you to all who contributed to this calendar



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