Monday, November 28, 2011

South Florida Legal Events - December 5 - December 17, 2011 CLE, Networking & Charity

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Broward - Miami-Dade - Palm Beach
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Mon Dec 5, 2011
12pm Bankruptcy Lunch and Learn "Everything you Wanted to Know about the Means Test but were Afraid to Ask"
Where: BCBA Offices, 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $10 Members $20 Non-Members
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
12pm Palm Beach Hispanic Bar Assn. Meeting
Where: Judicial Conference Room, Main Courthouse

Tue Dec 6, 2011
11:30am Miami Beach Bar Association: Installation luncheon with former U.S. Senator George LeMieux, Miami-Dade Circuit Chief Judge Joel Brown and 3rd DCA Judge Kevin Emas
Where: Texas de Brazil, 300 Alton Road, Miami Beach
Cost: $50 members, $60 nonmembers, $10 more at the door.
Contact: (786) 462-6000
12pm The Keywords to Success: How to Generate More Business for Your Law Firm with Search Engine Optimization

Wed Dec 7, 2011
11:45am South Palm Beach County Bar Association: Taxation Law seminar
Where: US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, 280 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton
Cost: $20 members, $30 nonmembers.
12pm Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section present SOCIAL MEDIA LAW & ORDER
Description: An interactive and entertaining multi-media CLE presentation analyzing the effect of social media and the law. Social media enthusiast, practicing attorney, and co-author of The Social Media Guide for Lawyers, Ethan Wall will introduce the major social media sites and explain how these new technologies are affecting the outcome of trials, discovery, ethics, and legal marketing.
Cost: $30 Admission Members/ $35 Non-Members | Lunch Included
Discounted Admission with Donation to DCBA YLS Homeless Outreach Toy Drive
Contact:  Adilia Hedges at  or Sorraya Solages at
5:30pm Coach & Connect Mixer
Where: Sabadell United Bank, 1111 Brickell Ave # 111, Miami
Description: Join us for a speed networking/ mentoring event! This event is an excellent opportunity to meet lawyers within and outside of your practice group and gain insight into legal issues which affect your daily practice!
Cost: ATTENDANCE IS FREE! Co-hosted by: Dade County Bar Association/ Young Lawyers Division & Caribbean Bar Association
Contact: Alison Smith at  or Schuyler Smith at
Where: TBA

Thu Dec 8, 2011
11am Palm Beach FAWL Holiday Party for PACE Center for Girls
Where: 1225 D South Military Trail, West Palm Beach
12pm Join the Miami Lakes Bar Association as we gather with friends and colleagues to celebrate the holidays!
Where: Italy Today Restaurant & Bar 6743 Main Street Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
RSVP by 12-6-11: Kathryn Marti 305-556-5209 or
Where: Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center 175 NW 1st Avenue, 13th Fl Conference Room Miami, Florida 33128
5:30pm Broward County Bar Assoc Holiday Party - OPEN TO MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY
Where: BCBA Offices 1051 SE 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
5:30pm Miami Lakes Bar Assoc: Holiday Happy Hour
Where: Save the Date!
RSVP by 12-6-11: Kathryn Marti at 305-556-5209 or
6pm OWIT South Florida Holiday Networking reception featuring NAWBO, FCBF, NAPW, WCC, and WBDC!
Where: Epic Hotel: Kyma Lounge 270 Biscayne BlvdMiami, FL 33131
Description: • Proceeds to benefit: Food for the Poor [Donations may be made at the door]
What to expect: • Network with 6 of top notch South Florida Organizations • Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, half-priced drink specials, preview the latest Mercedes Benz, free holiday makeovers by Bobbi Brown, and much more • Display your holiday gift ideas, limited tables still available
Contact Nicole Greenidge at 786-443-9043 for details
Cost: FREE for members. Future Members: $15 Valet: $13
6pm Palm Beach Hispanic Bar Holiday Party
Where: Hotel Biba, 320 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Description: Save the Date
6pm South Palm Beach County Bar Holiday Party & Toys for Tot's Toy Drive
Where: Ruth's Chris Steak House 225 N.E. Mizner Blvd, Suite 100 Boca Raton
Contact: Stephanie Ginsburg at  or 561 482-3838

Fri Dec 9, 2011
8:30am JUMP ON BOARD FOR THE ARTS: Special Board Governance Seminar for Attorneys Interested in Non-Profit Boards & Leadership
Where: Greenberg Traurig 333 SE 2nd Ave, Suite 4400 Downtown Miami
Where: James L. Knight Center Third Floor, Miami Conference Center 400 SE 2nd Ave Miami, Florida 33131
12pm Broward YLS Holiday Luncheon
Where: Tower Club, 100 S.E. 3rd Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida33394
Description: Featuring a performance from the talented students of the Dillard Center for the
Cost $25
12pm DBR's most effective lawyers event
Where: The Four Seasons Hotel Miami 1435 Brickell Avenue Miami, Florida 33131
Description: Registration is restricted to nominees, their law firms and sponsors.

Mon Dec 12, 2011
12pm Family Law E-Filing Training with 2 CLE credits
Where: Broward County Bar Association 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
Description: Lunch will be provided
Cost: $15 Members, $25 Non-Members
Contact: Traci Lewis at (954)832-3618

Wed Dec 14, 2011
11:30am Coral Gables Bar Association: Holiday party
Where: Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Cost: $70 Contact:
11:30am GALLA (Gay & Lesbian Lawyer’s Assn.) Luncheon
Where: Truluck's Restaurant at 777 Brickell Avenue
Description: MDGLCC/GALLA presents its monthly networking program tailored for attorneys, judges and legal professionals held on the middle Wednesday of each month.
Cost: MDGLCC members ($35), Potential Members ($50). Includes seated style lunch limited to 20 persons.
RSVP requested: 305-673-4440 or
11:30am THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION PALM BEACH COUNTY CHAPTER Welcomes Newly Admitted Attorneys To the Southern District of Florida by Hosting its Third Annual FREE FEDERAL COURT ORIENTATION PROGRAM AND LUNCHEON*
Where: Paul G. Rogers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse 701 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
· Participants will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Paul G. Rogers Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in West Palm Beach by touring the facilities. ·
Question and answer sessions will enable participants to interact with District Judges, Magistrate Judges, court security personnel, and also representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the
Federal Public Defender’s Office, and the Clerk’s office. · Planned topics include Federal Court practice pointers, courtroom technology and electronic filing tips. · There is no cost to register, and the session will include a complimentary lunch. To register, please contact the
Legal Assistant to Jason Lazarus, Maryann Volturara, at  , or call
(561) 650-8396. Space for this event is limited. All participants must register on or before Friday,
December 9, 2011
12pm IP and Business Law CLE Lunch and Learn "Proper Use of Trademarks in Advertising and Product Packaging"
Where: BCBA Offices, 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Description: Speaker: Catherine Hoffman
Cost: $15 BCBA Members $25 Non-Members includes lunch
Contact: Traci Lewis or (954)832-3618

Thu Dec 15, 2011
12pm Miami-Dade FAWL Judicial Reception Luncheon and Scholarship Awards Presentation
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Miami 1435 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL
Description: MD FAWL is pleased to present Steven W. Davis with the THEODORE KLEIN
Cost: $75, Government $60, Complimentary to Judiciary Payment and RSVP are due by December 9, 2011.
5pm Florida Bar International Law Section Holiday Happy Hour
Where: Blue Martini located in the Mary Brickell Village in Miami
Description: Be sure to invite your colleagues, associates and law clerks to celebrate with us. The invitation is open to all prospective and current members of ILS.
RSVP to: Clarissa Rodriguez at  or Chris Kokoruda at
6pm BCJA’s Annual Judicial Holiday Reception/Dinner honoring former Chief Judge Victor Tobin
Where: Duffy's Sports Grill, 811 South University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324
6:30pm Dade Bar Young Lawyers Holidat Party
Where: Coconut Grove Bank 2701 S. Bayshore Dr, Miami

Fri Dec 16, 2011
8am Broward County Jewish Community Elected Officials Breakfast
Where: Federation Katz Building, 5890 S Pine Island Rd, Davie, FL, 33328
Contact: Elana Ostroff 954-252-6962 or
11:30am Leslie Lott and Carol Green Present Protecting Your Ideas: Intellectual Property Forum
Where: Greenberg Traurig 333 Ave of the Americas, Ste. 4400, Miami, FL 33131
12pm Dade County Bar Association announces Investiture of Michael A. Hanzman
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 W. Flagler St, Courtroom 6-1 Miami, FL 33130
6pm The First Annual South Broward and West Broward Bar Associations' Holiday Party
Where: Big Easy Bar & Grill / Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub, Downtown Hollywood

Sat Dec 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)

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