Monday, November 14, 2011

South Florida Legal Events - November 14 - December 15, 2011 CLE, Networking & Charity

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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
8:30am Palm Beach County Bar Association: Lawyers for Literacy
Where: Adult Education Center, 2161 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach
Cost: Free Contact: 561-939-4893
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
6pm VIP Cocktails for a Cause Kick Off The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation 25th Anniversary
Where: Farraddys Steakhouse Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park 777 Isle of Capri Circle Pompano Beach
Description: Join us for Complimentary Cocktails and Appetizers
Contact: Nathalie Sloane  954-776-6805

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
11:30am Dade County Bar Association Immigration Committee: “Non-Citizens in Criminal Court,” seminar with Mary Elizabeth Kramer of the South Florida AILA chapter liaison to ICE Detention and Removal
Where: Bankers Club, 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Cost: $25 members, $45 nonmembers, $50 at the door. Contact: 305-371-2220
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
5pm Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter Judicial Reception
Where: The Marriott, West Palm Beach
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
12pm Miami-Dade FAWL - The Secrets of Superstar Associates
Where: The Bankers Club of Miami 1 Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor
Description: Featuring Panelists: Sandra Ferrera, Partner at Meland, Russin, and Budwick
Kristy Johnson, Partner at Carlton Fields
Monica Segura, Associate at Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell
Lacey Hoffmeyer, Associate at Greenberg Traurig
Geri Fischman Satin, Associate at Stearns Weaver
Olga Vieira, Associate at Carlton Fields
Moderator: Alexandra Bach Lagos, Associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Cost: $40 per person, payable to Miami-Dade FAWL
12:45pm Dade County Bar Association Administrative Law & Government Services Relations Committee and City, County and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar: “Current Topics for Local Government Lawyers”
Where: SunTrust Tower, 1 SE Third Ave., Suite 1900, Miami
Description: Speakers include Craig H. Coller of the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office
and Alicia Valle of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida
Cost: $25 members, $50 nonmembers Contact:305-371-2220
2pm Black Women Lawyers Association Holiday Legal Clinic
Where: Gwen Cherry NFL Youth Education Town Center at Gwen Cherry Park,7090 N.W.
22nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33147
Description: the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, in partnership with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI), will host a Holiday Legal Clinic at . This legal clinic and a gift card giveaway will educate neighborhood residents about LSGMI and how LSGMI can provide legal representation to them and their families. The event is generously cosponsored by Miami- Dade County Parks Department, Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Department, the Caribbean Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, The Haitian Lawyers Association, the T.J. Reddick Bar Association and the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association. We appreciate your attendance and support. Additionally, if you would like to contribute to the purchase of gift cards (for grocery stores) to assist the families who attend this event to purchase food for the holidays, please send an email to
4pm Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (UM Law Chapter) Networking Event--
Town Kitchen & Bar, South Miami
Where: Town Kitchen & Bar, 7301 Southwest 57th Court, South Miami, FL 33143
7pm SFPA's Thanksgiving Charity Drive and Dinner for WINGS South Florida

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

Sun Nov 20, 2011
All day Sunday Brunch @ FIU College of Law
Where: FIU College of Law, Atrium
Description: Florida International University & Nova Southeastern University Florida Association of Women Lawyers Student Chapters Invite You to a Sunday Brunch @ FIU College of Law
Remarks by R. Alexander Acosta (Dean of FIULaw) Keynote Speaker: Susan Healy, FAWL

Mon Nov 21, 2011
12pm Free CLE Lunch Seminar "The Collaboration Between Attorneys and
Financial Experts"
Where: Broward County Bar Assoc 1051 SE 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Cost: Free. CLE credit and lunch will be provided

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

Tue Nov 29, 2011
11:45am North County Section Membership Lunch: Court Funding and the State Of YOUR Court
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens
Speaker: 15th Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Peter Blanc, Senators Ellyn Bogdanoff and Maria Sachs
5:30pm MIAMI-DADE LEGAL SUPPORT ASSOCIATION: Preparation of a Case from the Defense Perspective
Where: John Martin’s Irish Pub, 253 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Speaker: Richard Gomez, Esq., Law Offices of Roland & Richard Gomez
Cost: $30 Members, $35 Non-members
RSVP: Annette at 305-789-5916 or
6pm CABA Membership Appreciation Cocktail-- Brickell
Where: Truluck's Seafood, Steak, & Crab House, 777 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL33131
Calendar: Miami-Dade Legal Community
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Description: The Cuban American Bar Association invites you to attend our Fall Membership Appreciation Cocktail Promoting awareness of: Best Buddies. Complimentary Wine and Hors
d' Oeuvres will be served.
Cost: Free RSVP: Diana Powell at  by Nov. 21.

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 "Get Scrooged!" 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
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
5:30pm Palm Beach County Bar Annual Holiday Party & Silent Auction
Where: Frenchman's Reserve Country Club 3370 Grande Corniche, Palm Beach Gardens
Cost: $35 members, $45 for spouses & non-member attorneys, Judges are complimentary, Valet Parking Provided.

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

Sat Dec 3, 2011
2pm ACCOUNTANT / ATTORNEY Tailgate Networking Reception (FAU) vs (ULM)

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
For info contact

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

Wed Dec 7, 2011
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: Chair Adilia Hedges at  or  President Sorraya Solages at

Thu Dec 8, 2011
Where: Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center 175 NW 1st Avenue, 13th Fl  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 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,  or 561 482-3838

Fri Dec 9, 2011
12pm DBR's most effective lawyers event
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, downtown Miami
Registration is restricted to nominees, their law firms and sponsors.

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:

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: the Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Description: Save the Date
6pm BCJA’s Annual Judicial Holiday Reception/Dinner honoring former Chief Judge Victor Tobin – Save the Date
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