Tuesday, October 4, 2011

South Florida Legal Events - October 5 - November 6, 2011 CLE, Networking & Charity

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Broward - Miami-Dade - Palm Beach
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Wed Oct 5, 2011
Palm Beach Bar Assoc: "Tips from the Pros: The Finer Points of Bankruptcy Practice" (aka the Blue Collar Bankruptcy Tour) http://goo.gl/4bDHp
eDiscovery Technical and Ethical Issues with Data Intensive Cases http://goo.gl/wnCDh
Where: Terremark,
2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 2800, Miami, FL 33131
12pm DCBA - FRP Committee Planning Meeting
Where: Arnstein & Lehr
200 S. Biscayne Blvd.
, Ste: 3600, Miami, Fl
Description: Attend in person or telephonically. Any FRP can attend
Cost: free and lunch provided

Thu Oct 6, 2011
12pm Domestic Violence Awareness featuring representatives from Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, Miami-Dade County Public Defender's Office, Miami-Dade Police Department and Safe Space, with special guest Judge Rodney Smith
Where: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse, 11th Fl Conference Rm, 175 N.W. 1st Ave, Miami, Fl 33128
Cost: $15 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Assoc members, $20 non-members, which includes lunch.
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 SouthBrowardBarAssoc@gmail.com
Broward YLS Tee-Off Happy Hour
Where: Vibe Las Olas
Description: This Happy Hour is to "tee off" the 24th Annual YLS Charity Golf Tournament. 100% of the proceeds of this tournament will benefit Florida's Children First, a tribute to the Tracey McPharlin Initiative. Please join us for raffle prizes, drink tickets and appetizers!
Contact: Meghan Clary, Esq. at 954-525-6566 or meghan@cmfamilylaw.com

Fri Oct 7, 2011
Advanced Principles in Consumer Bankruptcy — How to Take your Practice to the Next Level http://goo.gl/DcfYr
Where: Claude Pepper Federal Building, U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse,
51 SW 1st Ave, 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: $110 -Breakfast and seminar (waved for Legal-aid volunteers)
Investiture of Thomas J. Rebull
Where: Dade County Courthouse
73 West Flagler Street
, Courtroom 6-1 Miami,Florida 33130

Sat Oct 8, 2011
Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section 4th Annual Co-ed Kickball Tournament http://goo.gl/byJY4
Where: Tropical Park
7900 SW 40th Street, Miami, FL 33155
Description: Kick off starts at Space is limited - Double elimination
ENTRYFEE: $350 PER TEAM includes food and drinks All proceeds benefit Homeless Outreach

Tue Oct 11, 2011
Where: 450 E. Las
Olas Blvd
, Community Room, Lobby Floor Fort Lauderdale 33301
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
South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Lunch
Monthly Luncheon, North Broward Bar Association: The Honorable Spencer Levine Judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal “Tips for the Appellate Practitioner at Oral Argument”
Where: The Grill
2101 W. Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cost: Members $17, nonmember Attorneys $20
RSVP: Wilma Stevenson, President at stevenson2@bellsouth.net
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 lnottestad@sfpa.info

Wed Oct 12, 2011
Meet Attorney General Pam Bondi - Stroock Breakfast Forum
Where: The Bankers Club of Miami One Biscayne Tower Miami, FL
Contact: Brenda Freedman at 305.789.9338 or bfreedman@stroock.com
11:30am GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Assocition) Luncheon w/ Richard Gomez, Law Offices of Richard Gomez.
Where: Truluck's Restaurant,
777 Brickell Ave. Miami, FL 33131
Description: GALLA presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals with networking and a full sit-down lunch. MDGLCC, GALLA members (Miami-
Dade & Broward Chapters) and guests welcomed.
RSVP: 305-673-4440 or mdglcc@bellsouth.net
5:30pm Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section BENCH & BAR MIX & MINGLE http://goo.gl/BPj53
Where: Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. Museum Tower 150 West
Flagler St
, 3rd Floor 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 ss@lydeckerdiaz.com
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 tstorch@shb.com or Rebecca Ocariz at rocariz@shb.com by October 7, 2011
Palm Beach County Bar Lawyer Variety Show Auditions http://goo.gl/ZxJ0j
Where: Eissey Theatre, PBG
South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Membership Appreciation Mixer
Where: Shula's 347 Grill 6901 SW 57 Ave. Miami, FL 33143

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
For info contact Susie Belanger 305 789 8925 or susie.belanger@bakermckenzie.com
11:45am The Do's and Don'ts of Mediation w/ Diana Santa Maria, Esq.
Where: The Tower Club,
100 Southeast 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Cost:: $20 BCHBA members/judges, $25 non-BCHBA members
RSVP: Karin Kennedy kkennedy@cwiplaw.com  by Oct. 11
Baker Act Essentials - What You Need To Know and Why w/ General Magistrate Lewis S. Kimler Probate Matters, 11th Judicial Circuit http://goo.gl/DxcwS
Where: Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Avenue
, 11th Floor Conference Room
Description: presented by Dade County Bar Association Probate & Guardianship Committee
Federal Bar Association Broward County chapter: Luncheon with U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams
Where: Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las
Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $40 members, $45 nonmembers, $25 government attorneys, $20 judiciary
Contact: Kimberly Gilmour at gilmourlaw@aol.com
Business Leader Movers & Shakers 2011 http://goo.gl/rKNyt
Where: The Bankers Club One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor Miami, FL 33131
Description: Keynote speaker: Spencer Aronfeld
Friends of the Dade Law Library Fundraiser & Silent Auction
Where: Law Library,
73 W. Flagler St.
, Room 321, Miami
Cost: $75 donation, free for judges. To Donate contact: Lyle E.Shapiro, Esquire
Event info: 305-349-7548
Tips, Tricks and Tools for Using PDFs in the Courtroom and in the Cloud
Where: Buca di Beppo 3355
South University Drive Davie, FL 33328
Cost: SFPA Members: $25, Non-Members: $35 Includes salad, entree, dessert & beverage. Special Notice: One hour CLE approval from NALA. Lawyers and litigation support staff
PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE BY Monday, October 10, 2011!
Contact: Debra Byrne-Mathews at: dbmathews@sfpa.info  or admin@sfpa.info

Fri Oct 14, 2011
Florida Association of Legal Support Specialists 2ND QUARTER
Where: Sheraton Airport & Cruise Port Hotel 1825
Griffin Road, Dania Beach, FL 33004
10am Palm Beach Bar Diversity Lunch and Seminar http://goo.gl/NbWpj
Where: Marriott West Palm Beach
Investiture of Rosa Figarola
Where: Dade County Courthouse
73 W Flagler St
, Courtroom 6-1 Miami, Fl 33130
Legal Aid Service of Broward County & Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South
Florida 10th Annual for the Public Good http://goo.gl/CC2es
Where: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
Contact: Kathy Thomsen at kthomsen@legalaid.org  or 954-736-2429

Sat Oct 15, 2011
Benefit: A Tribute to the Tracey McPharlin Initiative to fight for at-risk
Contact: Meghan M. Clary, Esq. at 954-525-6566 or meghan@cmfamilylaw.com
8am South Palm Beach Co. Bar Assn.(SPBCBA) Bench Barrister Tennis Bash http://goo.gl/OYKpC
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, SPBCBA Executive Director at stephanie@southpalmbeachbar.org
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 & MedMal Law, Disability Law, Human Rights Law
Contact: dinaaronfeld@lawyerstotherescue.org  or call 347-450-LTTR (5887)
South Broward Bar Association 2nd Annual Night with the Florida Panthers
Where: BankAtlantic Center
Contact:  shauna@bplawfl.com  or call (954)921-2001 (ask for Shauna)

Tue Oct 18, 2011
Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Where: Miami Beach Golf Club,
2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Contact: Call (305) 575-2400
Dade County Bar Association Legal Aid/Public Service Committee Meeting
Where: Dade County Bar Association
123 NW 1st Ave, Suite 220 Miami, Florida 33128
Description: Lunch will be provided
Contact: Timothy M. Ravich, Chair, at travich@wsh-law.com
UM Law Alumni Association's Annual Judicial Reception http://goo.gl/HR5vS
Where: Sabadell United Bank 1111
Brickell Avenue Miami, FL
RSVP: (305) 384-4945 Fax:(305) 284-3968

Wed Oct 19, 2011
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 http://www.coralgablesbar.org/
Where: The Lawson Center 175 NW First Avenue Miami, Florida 33128
Contact: DCBA YLS Chair Adilia Hedges at ach@kubickidraper.com or
DCBA YLS President Sorraya Solages at ssolages@berklawfirm.com
ALA Webinar: Your Firm's Risk Insurance Needs: Professional Liability
Where: BCBA,
1051 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale
Guardianship Fraud & Ethics seminar with Sharon R. Bock, clerk and comptroller of Palm Beach County
Where: West Palm Beach Library, Second floor auditorium,
411 Clematis St.,West Palm Beach

Thu Oct 20, 2011
Miami Lakes Bar Assoc: Family Law Update w/ Kira Willig
Where: Don Shula's Hotel,
6842 Main St
, Ballrooms Miami Lakes, Fl 33014
Cost: $30 members; $35 non-members Cash or check only
RSVP by 10-18: Gabriela Gamboa 305-556-5209 or ggamboa@raricklaw.com
Bar at the Bar Networking Happy Hour
Where: Blue Martini - Galleria 2432 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale
No RSVP Necessary
Accountant / Attorney Networking Group of Florida Annual FT. Lauderdale / Broward A B C ADMIX Cocktail Reception www.AANGFL.com
Where: Hyatt Regency Pier 66 ( PELICAN ROOM )2301 S.E. 17th St., FT. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Contact: Burt Glick 954-806-7777 or Coordinator@AANGFL.com  Web Site:
Dade County Bar Association Criminal Court Committee Bench and Bar Mixer http://goo.gl/2hxa9
Where: Tobacco Road
626 South Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 33130
Description: Drink Specials along with Complimentary Appetizers will be served
Federal Bar Association - South Florida Chapter Installation and Awards Dinner http://www.fedbar.org/Chapters/South-Florida-Chapter
Where: The Biltmore Hotel Granada Ballroom
Contact: 305-349-2235 or FBA@hklaw.com
Kick off stone crab season with the
Flagler Street
Society http://conta.cc/roSVPD
Where: Joe's Stone Crab,
11 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

Fri Oct 21, 2011
Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter Luncheon
Where: The Colony Hotel
7:30am Broward Attorney Breakfast Club New Chapter Opening
Palm Beach Bar Assoc Family Law CLE seminar, "Collaborative Practice:
The What, Why and How" http://goo.gl/FcCBF
Where: Bar Assn. Office
11:30am Diversity Forum: A discussion among Dade and Broward Attorneys
Where: Renaissance Hotel 1617 SE 17th Causeway, Fort Lauderdale
Description: Complimentary admission - Lunch will be served Keynote: Florida Supreme Court
Justice Labarga – RSVP by October14, 2011
Dade RSVPs contact: Diana Powell atdiana@cabaonline.com  or 786-210-1984
Broward RSVPs contact: Tracy lewis at 954·764·8040, ext 2 or traci@browardbar.org  
"Litigating Premises Liability Case in FL: A Negligent Security Primer" presented by Bryan Boysaw, Esq.
Where: Law Library- Main Courthouse, Palm Beach
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

Sat Oct 22, 2011
10am Palm Beach County Bar Assoc Family Picnic http://goo.gl/aOFi4
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 Adults $5 children 3-13, Free for 2 and under, Judges are complimentary
Contact: (561) 687-2800
The Caribbean Bar Association's 15th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet
Where: The Conrad Miami 1395
Brickell Avenue Miami, FL 33131
Cost: Advance Tickets $100 per person
Contact: Sheldon Philp at sphilp@whitecase.com  or Schuyler Smith at ss@lydeckerdiaz.com

Mon Oct 24, 2011
Broward County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section: “Preferences and
Fraudulent Transfer Litigation in Bankruptcy,” seminar http://goo.gl/mHXar
Where: Bar office,
1051 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $15 members, $25 nonmembers.
Contact: (954) 832-3618.

Wed Oct 26, 2011
5:30pm Shutts and Bowen's Focus on Women Group Workshop on Business Development
Where: Shutts & Bowen
201 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1500
Description: Susan Letterman White, JD, Co-Chair of the ABA Women Rainmakers and Author of "Power and Influence for Lawyers: How to Use it to Develop Business and Advance Your Career"

Thu Oct 27, 2011
The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center at Miami Law annual HOPE Auction http://www.law.miami.edu/hope/hope_auction_2011.php?op=6
Where: the Lowe Art Museum located on the University of Miami Coral GablesCampus
Description: The auction is HOPE's primary fundraising event, with all proceeds benefiting the HOPE Fellowship Program and other legal advocacy projects. The online auction launched
September 26th. All are welcome to attend the live event on October 27th. Tickets are $25
8am International Law Section of the Florida Bar: Seminar on “International Income Tax and Estate Planning 2011, Course NO. 1299R” http://goo.gl/G49NA
Where: The Conrad Miami,
1395 Brickell Ave., Miami
Cost: $195 members, $245 non members.
Contact: Margarita Muina (850) 561-5831
Cost: $25 prior, $30 at the door
Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Section Law Day http://goo.gl/LZTeP
Where: City Municipal Building 780
Fisherman Street Opa Locka, Florida 33054
Contact: Jacqueline C. Ledon at jledon@lsgmi.org  or DCBA/YLS President Sorraya Solages at ssolages@berklawfirm.com
Broward Criminal Law Section Happy Hour
Where: Yolo's O-Lounge
Description: Free Drink to first 50 people at the door
"Bowling for the Cure" to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure http://events.linkedin.com/Bowling-Cure/pub/785392
Where: Lucky Strike Miami Beach
1691 Michigan Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cost: $25 ALA chapter members $35 nonmembers and business partners (Includes Bowling, Shoes, Two Beverages & Food).
  Palm Beach County Justice Assoc Meeting
Where: The Colony Hotel
Contact: Kate Baloga at kathyb@pbctla.org

Fri Oct 28, 2011
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld dina@aronfeld.com
8:30am View From the Bench: Bankruptcy & Foreclosure http://goo.gl/tifPf
Where: Broward Center for the Performing Arts Abdo New River Room
201 S.W. 5th Avenue
Lauderdale, FL 33312
Contact: Joanne Beaudry at 305-347-6643 or jbeaudry@alm.com
11:30am Dade Bar General Membership Luncheon w/ Scott G. Hawkins, President of The Florida Bar http://goo.gl/nswPk
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Ave Miami
, Fl
Do's and Don'ts of Family Court w/ Judge Stanford Blake
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill
5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
Cost: $25 South Miami / Kendall Bar Members with Reservation, $30 Non-Members or
without Reservation

Sat Oct 29, 2011
9am Miami-Dade Heart Walk http://www.miamidadeheartwalk.org/
Where: Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Description: The Heart Walk is free and open to all ages, so bring your family along for a healthy, fun day of full activities. Get Involved:

Tue Nov 1, 2011
OWIT South Florida presents the 10th Annual IBWOY http://goo.gl/WZ3Cl
Where: The Intercontinental Doral
Cost: Guests $65 Member $50
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
Cost: $10 members, $20 nonmembers
Broward County Justice Association Cocktails and Case Evaluation http://www.browardjustice.net/
Where: Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las
Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $55 members, $65 nonmembers
RSVP: BCJA@att.net  or 954-522-1662
Reception Honoring of John Howe President Palm Beach County Bar
Where: Shutts & Bowen, LLP
200 East Broward Blvd, Ste 2100
, Ft. Lauderdale,FL. 33401
RSVP: Amanda Arce (561) 835-8500 aarce@shutts.com

Wed Nov 2, 2011
Where: Riviera Country Club,
1155 Blue Rd, Coral Gables 33146
Description: FLORIDA BAR COURSE # 80641- ADVANCED LEVEL 3 Live Presentations. Earn7.5 General CLER credits, 3 Ethics Credits 7.5 Trial Law & Elder Law Certification Credits Seating is Limited.
RSVP: 954-382-1997

Thu Nov 3, 2011
4th DCA Tri-Bar Conference
Where: West Palm Beach Marriott
Resort Torts ...and the Courts http://goo.gl/4924b
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 - Breakfast included
Contact: Joanne Beaudry at jbeaudry@alm.com  or 305-347-6643
Inside the Appellate Court: A Day with the Judges of the Fourth DCA
Where: West Palm Beach Marriott,
1001 Okeechobee Boulevard, WPB 33401
Anti-Defamation League: Jurisprudence Award luncheon
Where: Intercontinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami
Cost: $250
South Broward Bar Association monthly
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom)
6255 Stirling Rd.
in Davie, Florida
RSVP: (954) 924-8441 or SouthBrowardBarAssoc@gmail.com
2nd Annual Patently Impossible Project http://goo.gl/MiZDz
Where: Miami Science Museum 3280
S. Miami Avenue Miami, Florida
Description: To benefit the Legal Aid Society. South Florida intellectual property attorneys will compete in 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 jaime.vining@friedlandvining.com
Bankruptcy Bar Assoc View from the Bench 2011 Judges' Dinner
Where: TBD

Fri Nov 4, 2011
Bankruptcy Bar Assoc View from the Bench 2011
Where: TBD
8am 2011 ALSP E-Discovery Leadership Conference
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 http://goo.gl/nDZny
Investiture for William Ira Altfield
Where: Dade County Courthouse
73 W Flagler St
, Courtroom 6-1 Miami, Fl 33130
Investiture of Ivan F. Fernandez
Where: 3rd District Court of Appeal 2001 SW 117 Ave Miami, Fl 33175

Sat Nov 5, 2011
CABA's Annual Art in the Tropics Pro Bono Fundraiser http://goo.gl/uOvVB
Where: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden,
10901 Old Cutler Rd.
, Coral Gables 33156
Cost: $75 per person - open bar & food - Attire: Guayaberas and Caribbean Chic
RSVP: Diana Powell 786-210-5984 or diana@cabaonline.com

Sun Nov 6, 2011
7am Annual Down Syndrome Miracle Walk https://viewer.zoho.com/docs/jdcbdcdd

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 joshua.coller@legalcommunityupdate.com 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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