Monday, January 30, 2012

South Florida Legal Events - January 30th, 2012 CLE, Networking & Charity

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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
Cost: $40 per PBCBA Member (no guest tickets available at this time);Judges

Wed Feb 1, 2012
3pm Hispanic National Bar Association State of the Union Conference Call
Where: Call-In Info: Dial: (641) 715-3200 - access code: 811836#
Description: Please join Senior White House and Agency Officials and the Executive Committee of the Hispanic National Bar Association for a conference call to discuss policy areas outlined in the President’s State of the Union address. This meeting is off the record and not for press purposes.
6pm B'nai B'rith Justice Unit Cooking Event
Where: Publix (Upstairs) 1181 S. University Dr., Plantation, FL 33324
Description: At the event a full Italian menu will be prepared and wine will be provided.
Cost: $40 by check made payable to "B'nai B'rith Justice Unit5207"
RSVP: Holly Krulik at
6pm Broward Paralegal Assoc: Practicing Law in England - Similarities / Differences with Florida - With a Focus on Medical Malpractice w/ TAMARA L. KLOPENSTEIN, ESQUIRE
Where: Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305
Cost: $30members, $35 non-member, $30 students (with proof of student ID
RSVP: Susan Sabra at

Thu Feb 2, 2012
12pm How to Pick a Winning Jury: CLE Seminar - Lunch and Learn
Where: BCBA Offices 1051 SE 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Speakers: Judge Thomas Lynch, IV and Robert W. Kelley, Esq.
Cost: Free to BCBA Members - Lunch Included
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
12pm South Broward Bar Association Luncheon w/ Hon. Cynthia Imperato
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom) 6255 Stirling Rd. in Davie, Florida
Cost: $20 members, $30 non-members. Judges complimentary.
RSVP: (954) 924-8441 or
1pm PBCBA Employment Law CLE Committee Presents: Third Annual Martinis And Migraines
5:30pm Palm Beach North County Section presents a BBQ & Casino Party
Where: Bonnette Hunt Club

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Fri Feb 3, 2012
11:30am Hispanic National Bar Association: PATH TO THE FEDERAL BENCH &
Where: Shook Hardy & Bacon, Miami
Description: Join the Hispanic National Bar Association at the Path to the Federal Bench & Presidential Appointments Luncheon. Learn more about federal judicial and presidential appointments. The Luncheon will assemble learned minds and accomplished individuals in order to provide their own unique perspective and opinions on the subject.
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Contact: Lawrence Pedrosa
12pm Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Luncheon
Where: Bru's Room 5460 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Coconut Creek FL,
Contact: Evan Ostfeld (954)227-7529 or
6pm Palm Beach Legal Aid Gift Gathering Gala
Where: Woodfield Country Club, Boca Raton
Contact: Harreen Bertisch for more info

Sat Feb 4, 2012
All day Listen to Lawrence Pedrosa, Marketing Director of the Hispanic National
Bar Association - Florida region, discuss the 2012 HNBA Tennis & Golf Tournaments taking place on February 4, 2012 in Key Biscayne, FL
10am Free Disability Workshop for Families of Special Needs Students /Adults
Where: The Fountainebleau, 4441 COLLINS AVENUE Miami Beach
Cost: $185 per person Contact: Dianna Powell 786/210-5984

Mon Feb 6, 2012
9am 2012 Miami Diversity Leadership Summit
Where: Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay 1633 N. Bayshore Drive Miami, Florida 33132

Tue Feb 7, 2012
8:30am Medical School 101 for Lawyers: PI Wrongful Death CLE
Where: Palm Beach Bar Assn. Office
Description: 8.0 CLER from the Florida Bar. "Hot" Breakfast is included in registration fee
12pm A View from the Trench - A Receiver's Perspective: South Palm Beach
County Bar Association Real Estate Committee "Pizza" Lunch
Where: Offices of Sachs Sax Caplan 6111 Broken Sound Parkway, NW, Suite 200,Boca Raton
Speaker: Scott Brenner, President Brenner Real Estate Group
RSVP by February 3,2012 :
Contact: Dan Kaskel, Esq., at 561-237-6822
12pm Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Olive Garden 807 S. University Drive Plantation FL,
Chuck Eiss (954)812-9513 or
5:30pm Broward Justice Association: Andrew Colton, Speaker "Don't Speak Like A Lawyer: How Conversational Story Telling Increases the Value of Your Case"
Where: Riverside Hotel 620 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $55 members, $65 Non-Members, Complimentary to Judiciary
RSVP: or 954-522-1662

Wed Feb 8, 2012
12am Jewish Federation PAC Lunch and Learn: Raising the Philanthropic Option in Estate Planning w/ Norman Lipoff, Greenberg Traurig
Where: BNY MELLON 1450 Brickell Ave., 27th floor, Miami, FL
Cost: $18 RSVP:  
Contact: Pam 786-866-8627
11:45am Real Property Committee Seminar: TIPS ON BUYING DEBT AND JUDGMENTS
Where: Banker's Club One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor Miami, Florida 33131
12pm BCWLA Luncheon: Family Law Case Update with General Magistrate Barbara Beilly
Where: Riverside Hotel 620 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL,
Cost: $35 BCWLA members, $40 non-members, $30 Judiciary **Please RSVPearly
as this event sells out** Contact:
12pm Demystifying the Securities Laws A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done - Part 9-B
Where: Akerman Senterfitt One SE Third Avenue, 26th Floor Miami, Florida 33131
5:30pm FAWL Palm Beach County Chapter's Annual Judicial Reception
Where: Norton Museum of Art 1451 South Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Cost: $55 for members $65 for non-members. RSVP:
5:30pm PBC Paralegal Association Dinner Meeting: Planning and Probate for Same-Sex and Unmarried Partners
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach
Speaker: George D. Karibjanian,Esq
Contact: Sue Ellen Hurley at  or 561-585-5000
6pm North Dade / Miami Shores Bar Association Networking Reception
Where: AiZiA (The Weston Diplomat) 3660 S. Ocean Dr., Hollywood, FL 33019

Thu Feb 9, 2012
11:45am Broward County Hispanic Bar Association: Lunch with Chief Judge Peter Weinstein
Where: The Tower Club 100 Southeast 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Cost: $20 BCHBA members/judges, $25 non-BCHBA members Please pay at the
door, cash or check only (check made to Broward County Hispanic Bar Association)
RSVP: Carmen Cuetos  by Monday Feb 6,2012
Where: Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center 175 NW 1st Avenue Miami, Florida 33128
12pm Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Bimini Boat Yard 1555 SE 17th Street Fort Lauderdale Fl,
Contact: Beth Lindie (954)764-5400 or
12pm South Palm Beach County FAWL Luncheon: Business Tips for Your Law Practice w/ Penny Morey
Where: Seasons 52
Contact: Mindy Stein  (561)447-7644
5:30pm The Federal Bar Association South Florida Chapter 31st Annual Federal Judicial Reception
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel 400 S.E. 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33131
Description: Reception honoring The Federal Judiciary for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
Cost: $50 for nongovernment lawyers, $25 for public sector/public interest lawyers and academics
Contact:  or 305.789.7614
6pm Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida: ONLINE TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT ISSUES w/ Former USPTO Assistant Commissioner Philip Hampton
Where: Law Offices of Christopher & Weisberg 200 East Las Olas Blvd, Suite 2040 Ft
Lauderdale, Fl 33301
RSVP: Dr. Katherine Dover
7:30pm Palm Beach Young Lawyers V.I.P. Night with the FL Panthers
Where: Bank Atlantic Center
Description: Come watch the Florida Panthers vs. LA Kings
Cost: $50 per ticket, which includes:
*seat in Duffy's Section *access to Duffy'sLounge *free food and drinks (beer, wine, and soda)
*free parking Open to your colleagues, friends, and family! The Palm Beach County Bar
Association YLS will be paying for a charter bus for the first 50 registrants
Contact: Julia Wydaat

Fri Feb 10, 2012
11:30am Chapter 11 Bankruptcies for Individuals
Where: Broward County Bar Association 1051 SE 3rd Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Description: Presented by the Broward County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section
Cost: $15 members, $25 non-members
Contact: Traci Lewis at the BCBA 954- 832-3618
Where: The Banks Club One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor Miami, Florida 33131-1814
Cost: Members: $35.00 Non-Members: $45.00 At Door if Space Permits:$50.00
5pm Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association invites you to Party With A Purpose! (Kick off Happy Hour for Holiday in February)
Where: TBD
Description: Donations to Benefit the Annual Holiday in February event for 168 local foster children

Sun Feb 12, 2012
5pm Band Together for Legal Aid: Battle of the Bands featuring BLACKSTAR,
Where: The Stage 170 NE 38th St Miami Fl 33137

Mon Feb 13, 2012
8am ADR in 2012: The Solution to Resolution
Where: Bar Association Offices, 1507 Belvedere Road, WPB

Tue Feb 14, 2012
11:45am South Palm Beach County Bar Association Joint Lunch with South  County FAWL - Speaker: Scott Hawkins, Florida Bar President
Where: Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel 2000 NW 19th Street, Boca Raton
Cost: $0 for Judiciary and Prepays,$35 for members, $45 for non-members
RSVP After February 10, 2012 will see $10 increase
Contact: Stephanie Ginsburg at 561-482-3838
12pm Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Champps 6401 N. Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL,
Contact: John O'Brien (954)782-9066 or

Wed Feb 15, 2012
11:30am Coral Gables Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
RSVP: Kayla Riera-Gomez at 305-777-9338 or

Thu Feb 16, 2012
Federal Bar Association Palm Beach Chapter Cocktail Reception
Where: The Colony Hotel
12pm Broward Young Lawyers Luncheon with Florida Bar President-Elect Eugene Pettis
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
4pm Elder and Probate Law Section CLE Seminar: "Special Needs Planning for All Ages plus Medicare Overview"
Where: BCBA Offices 1051 SE 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL, 33316
Speakers: Arlene Lakin, Esq. & Carla Albano, Esq.
Cost: $20 Non-Members, Free to BCBA Members
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
5:30pm ALSP South Florida: “The Role of Public Relations in High Profile Trials”
Where: Sheraton Ft Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Hotel, 1825 Griffin Road, Dania Beach,
FL 33004
Description: Guests are invited to come for networking and cocktails. Dinner will begin at 6pm.
Dinner is $30.00 for ALSP Members and $40.00 for Non-Members.
RSVP to Robert Friedman at  with your name and dinner preference by February 9th, 2012. *There will be a cash bar for wine and alcoholic beverages. Cash only.
5:30pm Dade Criminal Court Committee Bench and Bar Mixer
Where: Tobacco Road 626 South Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 33130
Description: Drink Specials along with Complimentary Appetizers will be served.
5:30pm Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami Dinner:
Where: Banker's Club - One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor. 2 S. Biscayne Blvd,Miami, FL 33131
Description: Workshop on "Portability," by Christopher W. Boyett, Private Wealth Services
Chairperson, Holland & Knight; and Presentation on "Litigation," by Jack Falk, Shareholder,
Dunwoody White & Landon P.A.;
Cost:: Members: Free; Non-Members: $65.00.
Contact: EPC Administrator 305-310-2127
5:30pm Greater Miami Jewish Federation presents The Main Event 2012 Honoring Professor Alan M. Dershowitz
Where: Hilton Miami Downtown - 1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132
Description: The Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Dershowitz is one of America's most esteemed legal thinkers and a tremendous advocate for the State of Israel.
5:30pm Palm Beach Federal Bar Assoc Cocktail Reception
Where: The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
Cost: $25 FBA members/$30 non-members & walk-ins
RSVP: Peggy Stumhoferat
6pm B'nai B'rith Justice Big Smoke & Spirits Night
Where: Smoke on the Water 1630 Bell Tower Lane, Weston, FL 33326
Description: At the event, you will meet various cigar manufacturers and have an opportunity to receive complimentary premium cigars from: CAO Cohiba LaGloria Cubana Macanudo Patagas You will also be able to sample spirits from Avion Tequila, Chivas Regal Scotch & Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch(more spirits to come). Also, we expect top executives from the Cigar Industry to be present as well. Benji Menendez, Senior Vice President,Premium Cigars. Michael Giannini, Director of Marketing, La GloriaCubana. Rick Rodriguez, Product Development, CAO.
RSVP: (954) 523-2020
6pm Miami Law Women Networking Event
Where: Ann Taylor at Dadeland Mall 7415 Southwest 88th Street, Miami, FL 33156
Description: Enjoy hor d'oeuvres, and the opportunity to be styled by one of Ann Taylor's personal stylists, while networking with fellow professionals and UM Law Students Guests will
receive a substantial discount on any items purchased during the event.

Fri Feb 17, 2012
8am Nuts and Bolts Family Law Seminar
Where: BCBA Offices 1051 SE 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or
11:15am Cunningham Bar Association Holland Luncheon
Where: Kravis Center 701 Okeechobee Blvd.
Contact: Telsula Morgan at (561) 671-4009 or  or
Lynn Solomon @ (561) 820-4872 or
12pm Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: East City Grill 1800 Bell Tower Lane, Weston FL
Contact: Rick Woolf
6:30pm All are invited to support the Dade County Bar Association Young
Lawyers Section HAPPY HOUR
Where: Fado Irish Pub 900 South Miami Ave, Miami, Florida
Description: DCBA Softball Tournament brackets to be distributed at 8:00 pm!! Fado will be hosting "Great Guinness Toast" be sure to stick around for contests and prizes starting at 9:00 pm!
For more information on this event or the softball tournament, please contact Josh Wintle at

Sat Feb 18, 2012
9am Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section: 11th Annual Co-ed Softball Tournament
Where: Tropical Park 7900 SW 40th Street Miami, Florida 33155
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)

Tue Feb 21, 2012
11:45am Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon  Contact: Call (305) 575-2400

Wed Feb 22, 2012
11:45am PBCBA Bankruptcy Law CLE Committee "The View from the Local Bench"
6pm South Palm Beach County Bar Association Young Lawyers Bowling Madness
Where: Strikes @ Boca, 21046 Commercial Trail, Boca Raton
Description: The Young Lawyers Committee is inviting you to a fun night of networking & bowling Prizes and bragging rights for the winning team -Create your own team or be assigned
Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members, Judiciary is complimentary Includes 2 hours of bowling,
shoe rental, food and fun
Contact: Sam Troy, Esq. at 561-910-4570, Kenyetta Alexander, Esq. at 954-763-1200, or Chris Sajdera, Esq. at 561-999-9925

Thu Feb 23, 2012
All day 10th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference
Where: J.W. Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami
Description: If you are interested in joining helping with ILAC, please contact Committee Co-Chair Carlos F. Osorio at
For thoseinterested in helping with the Pre-Vis Moot Arbitration Completion, please contact Committee Co-Chair Omar Ibrahem at
All day National Bar Association Commercial Law Section 25th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference
Where: Doral Golf Resort & Spa a Marriott Resort 4400 NW 87th Ave, Miami,Florida 33178
8:30am FL Bar Practicing w/ Professionalism Seminar
Where: Marriott West Palm Beach
Contact The Florida Bar for more information
12pm West Broward Luncheon with Victor Tobin
Where: Plantation Preserve Golf Course 7050 W. Broward Boulevard Plantation FL
Contact: Traci lewis (954)832-3618 or
5:30pm Broward Bar at the Bar Networking Event
Where: Bierhaus 2861 E. Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL, 33308
No RSVP Necessary No charge to attend
Contact: Traci Lewis(954)832-3618 or
5:30pm Palm Beach Justice Assoc: Legislative Update Dinner
Where: McCormick & Schmick City Place 651 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Contact: 561.790.5833
5:30pm South County FAWL's Annual Judicial Reception
Contact: Mindy Stein  (561)447-7644
6pm The Miami Jewish Legal Society presents 3rd Annual Judicial Cocktail Reception
Where: the Espirito Santo Plaza 1395 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL 33131
Description: Honoring Judge William Turnoff - Shofet Tzedek Award
Judge Myriam Lehr - The Devorah Judge Award
Judge Joel Brown - "Rodef Sholem"
Purveyor of Justice Program begins at 6:30pm Followed by a Cocktail Reception
Spouses and guests are welcome.

Fri Feb 24, 2012
All day 10th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference
See Above
All day National Bar Association Commercial Law Section 25th Annual Corporate
Counsel Conference
See Above
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld
11:45am South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon w/ Hon. Raoul
Cantero Florida Supreme Court
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
Cost: $25 Members, $35 Non-Members or without Reservation
12pm Investiture of Judge Norma Lindsey
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 West Flagler Street, Courtroom 6-1 Miami,Florida 33130
12pm Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: The Ark 6233 Stirling Road Hollywood FL,
Contact: David Silverstone (954)367-0770 or
12pm Workers' Compensation Annual Seminar & Reception
Where: Renaissance Hotel 1617 SE 17th Street Causeway Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Cost: $75 BCBA Members $90 Non-Members Includes Hotel Parking and Lunch
Contact: Traci Lewis  or (954)832-3618
7pm Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Foundation Annual Awards Gala
Where: Weston Colonnade 180 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Sat Feb 25, 2012
All day National Bar Association Commercial Law Section 25th Annual Corporate
Counsel Conference
See Above

Wed Feb 29, 2012
11:45am Judicial Luncheon
Where: Main Courthouse, north end of cafeteria, WPB
Description: Judicial Luncheon entitled, "Expert Witnesses", moderated by William T.Abel,
Esq., Adams, Adams & Baca. Judicial Panel includes Honorables David F. Crow, Janis B. Keyser
and Jack S. Cox. This course has been granted 1.0 CLER from the Florida Bar.
Cost: $30 PBCBAMembers/paralegals; $0 Judiciary; Add $10 late fee after 2/22/12.
12pm Solo/Small Law Firm Networking Lunch
Where: Macaroni Grill 2004 NW Executive Center Circle Boca Raton FL,
Contact: Michael Degnan (561)353-1631 or

Thu Mar 1, 2012
12pm Construction Section CLE Luncheon w/ Paul Del Vecchio speaking on licensing
Where: BCBA Offices 1051 SE 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL, 33316
Contact: Lenny Ortiz
12pm South Broward Bar Association monthly
Where: The Ark Restaurant, (Ballroom) 6255 Stirling Rd. in Davie, Florida
Cost: $20  members, $30 non-members. Judges complimentary.
RSVP: (954) 924-8441 or
6:15pm Jewish Ethics CLE For Lawyers: The Ethics of War
Where: Stearns Weaver 150 West Flager Street Suite 2200 Miami, FL 33130
Contact: Yitzchak Winkler

Fri Mar 2, 2012
8am 2nd Annual Florida Women's Conference
Where: FIU North Miami Campus - Kovens Conference Center 3000 Northeast 151st St, North Miami, FL 33181
Description: Speakers include: Eurica Sadler, CFO of Molina Healthcare of Florida Maria del
Busto, Global Chief HR Officer of Roayl Caribbean Cruise Ltd Tina Rourk, Chief Information
Officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership Lynn Woods, Chief Operating Officer of Community
Bank & Company RheaLaw, CEO of Fowler White Boggs P.A. Penny Shafer, Market President of
BlueCross BlueShield of Florida Sheila Sagear, CFO of Sodexo Mary Cheddie, SVP, HR at Interval International Marlene Gordon, VP &Assistant General Counsel at Burger King Corporation Francia Baex, Head of Regional HR for Visa Linda Quick, President of South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association
12pm Broward North West Area Section Luncheon
Where: TBD
Description: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or

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