Monday, January 2, 2012

South Florida Legal Events - January 2nd, 2012 CLE, Networking & Charity

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Broward - Miami-Dade - Palm Beach
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Wed Jan 4, 2012
6pm PAF Broward Chapter dinner meeting: Current Trends in Workers' Compensation Law w/ ALBERT P. MASSEY, III, ESQUIRE
Where: Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Description: 1 General CLE approved by NALA, and all NALA approved CLE's are recognized by The Florida Bar.
Cost: members / students $30 non-members$35
RSVP: Susan Sabra at

Thu Jan 5, 2012
12pm South Broward Bar Association Luncheon w/ Hon. Marina Garcia-Wood
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom) 6255 Stirling Rd. in Davie, Florida
Cost: $20 members, $30 non-members. Judges are complimentary.
RSVP: (954) 924-8441 or via email to

Fri Jan 6, 2012
12pm Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyer Association General Meeting w/ special Guest Scott Hawkins, Florida Bar President.
Where: Capital Grill, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL, United States, 33131
Description: Cost: $50/$55

Tue Jan 10, 2012
12pm South Palm Beach County Bar Association Luncheon with Jilliane Hoffman, former Miami felony prosecutor and author
Where: Boca Renaissance Hotel, 2000 NW 19th Street, Boca Raton
Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers
5:30pm Dade, Broward & Palm Beach Justice Associations: Advocacy in the Courtroom
Where: Riverside Hotel 620 E. Las Olas Blvd Ft. Laud. FL 33301
Description: Lobbying Techniques to Protect Your Practice and Effectively Represent Your Clients in Tallahassee
Contact: Laura Silverman 954-522-1662 or

Wed Jan 11, 2012
Where: Truluck's Restaurant, 777 Brickell Avenue, Miami
Description: MDGLCC/GALLA presents its monthly 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 welcome.
Guest speaker -David P. Draigh, White & Case, L.L.P.
Cost: MDGLCC members $35, Potential members $50
RSVP: 305-673-4440 or
12pm Dade County Bar Association Business Law Committee: Demystifying the Securities Laws - A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done -Part 9-A
Where: Akerman Senterfitt 1 SE 3rd Ave, 26th Floor Miami, FL 33131
12pm Dade County Bar Association Criminal & Appellate Court Committees Lunchtime seminar
Where: Gerstein Justice Building 1351 NW 12 St, Courtroom 4-1 Miami, FL 33125
Topics: Belated Criminal Appeals, Ineffective Assistance of Appellate, Counsel Duties of Trial Lawyer before Withdrawing Where Appeal Planned
5:30pm Broward Young Lawyers Section Happy Hour
Where: Details to Come

Thu Jan 12, 2012
8:30am Young Lawyers Breakfast Roundtable
Where: Boca Country Club 17751 Boca Club Blvd., Boca Raton
Contact: Sam Troy at 561-910-4570, Kenyetta Alexander at 954-763-
1200, or Chris Sajdera at 561-999-9925
12pm Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section: LUNCH WITH THE JUDGES A Members-Only Event
Where: The Law Office of the Public Defender 1320 NW 14th Street Miami, Florida
Contact: DCBA offices at 305.371.2220
12pm Monthly Luncheon, North Broward Bar Association: Scott Hawkins, President of the Florida Bar
Where: The Grill 2101 W. Cypress Creek Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cost: Members $17, nonmember Attorneys $20
RSVP: Wilma Stevenson, President at
12pm South Palm Beach FAWL Luncheon
Where: Abe and Louies's 2200 Glades Rd Boca Raton, FL 33431
Description: Speaker and Sponsor: Nancy Weingard-Financial Investment for Women
Contact: Mindy Stein,  (561)447-7644
5:30pm Palm Beach Justice Assoc: 2012 Elections and Installation Dinner
Where: The Marriott CityPlace 1001 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach , FL 33401
Description: Please join us for our annual elections dinner to elect our new PBCJA Board of Directors and welcome in new President Michael Pike.
Contact: Kathy Baloga at or 561.790.5833
5:30pm Palm Beach Young Lawyers Section: Past President's Happy Hour
Where: Roxy's Rooftop Pub, 309 Clematis Street, Downtown West Palm Beach
6:15pm (Guns N' Moses) Jewish Ethics CLE on Gun Control With Judge David Gersten
Where: Bilzin Sumberg 1450 Brickell Avenue, 23rd Floor Miami, FL 33131
Contact: Yitzchak Winkler

Fri Jan 13, 2012
8:30am Legal Aid - The 20th Annual Nuts & Bolts of Divorce Seminar
Where: Dade County Courthouse, 73 W. Flagler Street, Courtroom 6-2, Downtown Miami
Description: Start the new year earning 4.0 CLE credits, including 3.0 certification and .5 Ethics
The seminar is FREE for all attorneys who agree to accept one pro bono family case from Dade Legal Aid/PSB
9:15am The Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Family Law CLE Committee Presents: The Psychological Dimensions of a Family Law Case
Where: Bar Association Offices, 1601 Belvedere Road, #302E, WPB, FL
11:45am Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter Luncheon
Where: The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480
Cost: $35 FBA Members advance registration; walk-ins/non-members $40.
RSVP: Peggy Stumhofer at
6pm Legal Night with the Florida Panthers Hockey with CLE
Where: BankAtlantic Center
Description: Includes CLE with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Beer, Wine, Soda, Buffet, Parking and post-game slap-shot
Cost: $65 Per Person
Contact: Pat Malek 954-835-7239 or

Sat Jan 14, 2012
All day Miami Dade Legal Support Association’s (MDLSA) Annual Legal Education Seminar “Avoiding Litigation Pitfalls”
Description: SAVE THE DATE
7pm Educate Tomorrow I Love the 80’s Gala
Where: 17575 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, FL
Cost: Regular Tickets: $150. VIP Tickets: $250.
Contact: Shawn Joost at 305/374-3751 or 

Tue Jan 17, 2012
11:45am Great Expectations: Succeeding in Mediation and Avoiding the Grievance Committee
Where: Miami Beach Courthouse 1130 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, Florida 33139
11:45am Palm Beach Solo & Small Firm Luncheon: What You Need & Don’t Need to Run Your Office
Where: Palm Beach Bar Office
Description: Price includes 1 General CLER credit from the Florida Bar.
Cost:$10 PBCBA Member Attorneys; $20 Non-PBCBA Attorneys. Add $5.00 after1/13/12
11:45am Securities Committee CLE: The Secrets of Successfully Arbitrating a FINRA Case from the Masters
Where: Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, FL
Description: Panelists: Richard Martens, Wes Holsten, Scott Link, and Scott Silver
Contact: Jeffrey Grubman at 561-393-9733 or Kenn Pollock at 561-241-2323
5pm Legal Marketing Association South Florida City Group Announces 2012 Kickoff Program “Connecting Costs to Value: Your Role in Driving Revenue” presented by Silvia Coulter
Where: Berger Singerman; 1450 Brickell Avenue Suite 1900, Miami, FL 33131
Cost: Complimentary for attorneys, legal marketing professionals, and LMASE members, $25 for other professionals and non-members
RSVP: Jennifer Clarin,  (954)370-8999
6:15pm American Cases Through the Eyes of the Talmud
Where: Greenberg Traurig, 401 Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 2000, Fort Lauderdale,FL 33301
Cost: $36 Attorneys, $25 Non-Attorneys, $10.00 for Judiciary & LawStudents; 50% discount for members of B'nai B'rith Justice Unit.

Wed Jan 18, 2012
11:45am Coral Gables Bar Association 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
11:45am The Ethics of Lawyering As a Real Estate Lawyer in 2012 w/ Brian L. Tannebaum
Where: Banker's Club One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor Miami, Florida 33131
11:45am The Use of ADR in Business Litigation - Substantive Law and Practical Advice from the Masters in the Litigatin and Trial of Business Disputes
Where: Jucidial Conference Room, Main Courthouse, Palm Beach
5:30pm 28th Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation Judicial Reception
Where: Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Description: Members of the Attorneys’ Division will recognize Judge Gill S. Freeman with the 2012 Community Service Award, Judge Alan S. Gold with the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and attorney Robert C. Josefsberg with the Honorable Theodore "Ted" Klein Special Recognition Award.
Cost: $85 per person
Contact:  or 786.866.8625
6pm Solo/Small Section Networking Dinner
Where: Dave & Busters 3000 Oakwood Boulevard Hollywood FL
Description: Only for attorneys in firms of four or less
Cost: $35 BCBA Members $50Non-Members
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or

Thu Jan 19, 2012
12pm Broward Young Lawyers Luncheon w/ Chief Judge Peter Weinstein
Where: Tower Club 100 SE 3rd Ave, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cost: $25 Pay at the Door
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
12pm Family Law Committee Boxed CLE Lunch: Taxes, Taxes, Taxes-What Your Expert Has Not Told You (Tax Effecting, Carry forwards, Exemption Value, Fraud and some Tax Tips!)
Where: South County Courthouse, courtroom 7, 200 West Atlantic Ave, DelrayBeach, FL
Description: Speakers: Jim Gilbert & Cinnamin O'Shell, C.P.A.'s
Contact: Susan Greenberg at 561-393-0565 or Gary Weinerat 561-391-1333
12pm Probate E-Filing Training with CLE
Where: BCBA Offices 1051 SE 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Cost:$15 BCBA Members $25 Non-Members Includes Lunch
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
2pm Past President's Advisory Council Road to the Bench/ Road to the JNC Seminar
Where: Palm Beach Airport Hilton
Description: Palm Beach County FAWL through its Past Presidents Advisory Council, is presenting an afternoon program co-sponsored by the Palm Beach County Bar, the Cunningham Bar and the Hispanic Bar Associations. FAWL received a Diversity Grant from the Bar for this half day program in the afternoon from 2-5, beginning with keynote speaker, President-elect of the Florida Bar Gwynne Young and then two breakout sessions, one for those interested in the JNC and one for those interested in the Bench, both running for a judicial seat and being appointed, with panel discussions for each. Deputy General Counsel for Governor Rick Scott as well as members of our very own Board of Governors, members of the judiciary and members of the JNC have been confirmed. A reception will follow the program.
Contact:  or Samantha Schosberg Feuer
5pm Broward Bar at the Bar Networking Happy Hour
Where: Tap 42 - 1411 S Andrews Ave, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
Description: NO RSVP NECESSARY 1/2 Priced Drinks (excludes bourbon) Complimentary Happy Hour Food
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
5:30pm Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami: Workshop and dinner presentation on “Credit Management for the Affluent,” with Diane Peterson McNeal and Kristen Lynch, shareholder with Ruden McClosky, speaking on topic: “IRA Power and Pitfalls”
Where: Bankers Club, 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., 14th floor, Miami
Cost: Free for members, $65 nonmembers.
6:30pm Save the date - January 19th Party to Kick Start the New Year! Come celebrate with the ALSP as we ring in the new year with great events, cles, boot camps, conferences and more. Details to follow
6:30pm South Palm Beach Probate Code Trivia Night - Battle of the Wits!!!
Where: Bocaire Country Club 4989 Bocaire Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33487
Description: The Probate Committee is inviting you, your spouse and friends for a fun and educational night of trivia and networking. Join Judge Colin, Judge Martz & Judge Scher for a Probate Code Trivia Night covering probate and general trivia topics Prizes and Bragging Rights for the Winning Team Teams of 6-10… create your team or be assigned Tehera Smith-Granger will be the judge for the evening
Cost: $35 for members of SPBCBA, $45 for non-members of SPBCBA includes cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres
Contact: Yoshi Smith at 561 994- 4316 or Norman Fleisher at 561 998-7847

Fri Jan 20, 2012
Cunningham Bar Association General Member Meeting
Where: Law Library at the Main Courthouse, West Palm Beach
Contact: Lynn Solomon at 561-820-4872.
4pm Investiture Ceremony for Judge Robert Panse
Where: Palm Beach County Courthouse
5pm Dade County Bar Membership Keg Party
Where: Waxy O'Conner's Miami River 690 SW 1st Court, Miami, FL 33130

Sat Jan 21, 2012
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)
6:30pm Third Annual Palm Beach Lawyer Variety Show, cocktail reception and performance
Where: Eissey Campus Theatre 3160 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens
Cost: $35 orchestra, $25 balcony. Call (561) 687-2800

Tue Jan 24, 2012
All day Stephen R. Booher Inn of Court Meeting
Where: Renaissance Hotel 1617 SE 17th Street Causeway Fort Lauderdale, FL
Description: For more information contact:

Wed Jan 25, 2012
8am The 29th Annual Palm Beach Estate and Probate Seminar - Part 1
Where: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, West Palm Beach
Cost: $100 PBCBA Members/paralegals / $140 Non-PBCBA Members/paralegals; add $25 late fee after 1/18/12
6pm SOLO/Small Law Firm Networking Group
Where: Bogart's at Cinemark, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton

Thu Jan 26, 2012
12pm West Broward Section Luncheon w/ Chief Judge Peter Weinstein
Where: Plantation Preserve Golf Course 7050 W. Broward Boulevard Plantation FL
Cost: $25 if registered prior to 1/26/2012 $30 at the door
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
5:30pm Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Mixer / Food Truck
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood, FL, United States
5:30pm Jewish Museum of Florida: Annual Members Only JUDGES & LAWYERS EVENT w/ Keynote Speaker Chief Judge Joel H. Brown
Where: 301 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Description: Open to all current and new Museum members who are judges or lawyers or in related professions.
RSVP: 786-972-3180 or

Fri Jan 27, 2012
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld
Palm Beach CLE: Real Estate in Tough Times-The New Norm
Where: Bar Assn. Office
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 $30Non-Members or at door

Sat Jan 28, 2012

Tue Jan 31, 2012
11:30am Palm Beach Bar Joint Luncheon with the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches with guest speaker U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
Where: Palm Beach County Convention Center

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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