Monday, February 13, 2012

South Florida Legal Events February 13th 2012 CLE, Networking & Charity

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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
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
8am Attorneys' Division and The Network Speaker Series: How to Make In-house Counsel Happy
Where: Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod, LLP 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rdfloor, Miami, Florida
11:30am Coral Gables Bar Association: Being a Better Advocate in the 11th Judicial Circuit w/ Honorable Scott J. Silverman
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Cost: $25 students, $35 members, $45 nonmembers, free for judges.
RSVP: Kayla Riera-Gomez at 305-777-9338 or

12pm E-Filing and Scan Workflow Efficiencies in today’s Law Office w/ Tami Cooper, Control Systems – Copitrak
Description: How are you managing your electronic documents? Attend our lunch to learn more about this trending topic - “E-Filing” - South Florida Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators
Cost: $25 members,$30 non-members
RSVP: Edna Rosen at

Thu Feb 16, 2012
12pm 6th Annual Raising the Bar: Pioneers in the Legal Profession w/ Eugene Pettis President Elect Designate of the Florida Bar
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 North Dade Bar Association: "Bringing Science into Juvenile Court" w/ Honorable Cindy S. Lederman Circuit Court Judge
Cost: $15 current members, $25 non-members
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
5pm Accountant / Attorney Networking Group of Florida FT. Lauderdale /
Broward Chapter ADMIX Cocktail Reception
Where: CORAL RIDGE Yacht Club 2800 Yacht Club Blvd., Ft Lauderdale, Fl 33304
Description: This will be a gathering of South Florida’s' most Elite and Prestigious Professionals. Join us for gourmet food, OPEN BAR and an opportunity to create many new and influential Bi-Lateral Professional Relationships. As always the AANGFL will forward the Business Cards of ALL Attendees the following day.
Cost: Non Members - $75 Members: FREE
Contact: 954-806-7777 or
5pm Palm Beach Federal Bar Assoc Cocktail Reception
Where: The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
Cost: $25 FBA members/$30 non-members & walk-ins
RSVP: Peggy Stumhofer at
5:30pm ALSP South Florida: “The Role of Public Relations in High Profile Trials”
Where: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel, 1825 Griffin Road, Dania Beach,
FL 33004
Description: Guests are invited to come for networking and cocktails. *There will be a cash bar for wine and alcoholic beverages. Cash only.
Dinner will begin at 6pm. Dinner is $30 for ALSP Members and $40 for Non-Members.
RSVP: Robert Friedman at
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.; Meeting includes Workshop from 5:30 - 6:30 PM and Dinner & Presentation from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Cost: Members: Free; Non-Members: $65
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
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 Gloria Cubana. Rick Rodriguez, Product Development, CAO. Of course, a light dinner will also be served (catered by David & Doug's Catering).
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
12am South Florida Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators HR Group Round Table Discussion
Cost: $15
RSVP: Mario Rumasuglia at
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Where: Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Blvd.
Description: Kevin Michael, founder of Invizio, an IT services firm specializing in the design, support and management of IT infrastructure for small businesses located in the Miami area, will share details regarding the changing landscape of IT as it relates to the legal profession. If you want to know how the cloud can make your firm not only more efficient but also more profitable you don't want to miss it!
Contact: Dina Aronfeld
8am Nuts and Bolts Family Law Seminar
Where: BCBA Offices 1051 SE 3rd Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Cost: $25 BCBA Members $40 Non-Members Includes Breakfast, Lunch andCLE
Credits 8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Breakfast 9:00 - 5:00 Lunchand Program
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  or Brad Kaplan 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" "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
MULTI DAY EVENT - 10th Annual International Litigation and Arbitration Conference
Where: J.W. Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami
Description: If you are interested in helping with ILAC, please contact Committee Co-
Chair Carlos F. Osorio at  or Committee Co-Chair Omar Ibrahem at
MULTI DAY EVENT -  National Bar Association Commercial Law Section 25th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference
Where: Doral Golf Resort & Spa  4400 NW 87th Ave, Miami, Florida 33178
8:30am FL Bar Practicing w/ Professionalism Seminar
Where: Marriott West Palm Beach
12pm West Broward Luncheon with 4th DCA Appellate Judge Dorian Damoorgian
Where: Plantation Preserve Golf Course 7050 W. Broward Boulevard Plantation FL
Cost: $25.00 If registered prior to 2/23 $30.00 At the door,Judiciary Complimentary
Contact: Traci lewis (954)832-3618 or
5pm Accountant / Attorney Networking Group Cocktail Reception - Miami /Dade
Where: CORAL REEF Yacht Club 2484 South Bayshore Dr. Coconut Grove, Fl 33133
Description: Create Bi-Lateral Referal Relationships with the Most EliteAccountants &
Attorneys in South Florida at The Most Scenic andHistoric Settings with Gourmet Food & OPEN BAR.  
Cost:: Non Members$75, Members FREE
Contact: 954-806-7777 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 CityPlace 651 Okeechobee Blvd, W. Palm Beach, 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
Where: the Espirito Santo Plaza 1395 Brickell Avenue Miami, FL 33131
Description: Honoring: Honorable Judge William Turnoff - Shofet Tzedek Award Honorable Judge Myriam Lehr - The Devorah Judge Award Honorable Judge Joel Brown - "Rodef Sholem" Purveyor of Justice

Fri Feb 24, 2012
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Where: Hotel Urbano located at 2500 Brickell Ave.
Description: Ray Kulzick will be presenting "Getting the Most Out of a Forensic Accountant."
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 with Reservation $35 Non-Members or at the door
12pm Investiture of Judge Norma Lindsey
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 West Flagler Street, Courtroom 6-1 Miami, Fl 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

Tue Feb 28, 2012
12pm SFPA CLE Luncheon: Paralegal to Perry Mason: Practice Tips & Ethical
Considerations for Paralegals Assisting with Jury Selection w/ Daniel Wolfe, J.
D., Ph.D
Cost: $15.00 Members $25.00 Non-Members and Walk-Ins Special Notice: 1hour
Ethics CLE approved by NALA contact: Linda Nottestad, CP, FRP at:
5:30pm Diversity Within Diversity Symposium
Where: White & Case, 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4900, Miami, FL 33131
Description: The Caribbean Bar Association is proud to celebrate Black History Month with White & Case’s Black Affinity Group. The program will feature guest speaker, Eugene Pettis, President-Elect of the Florida Bar, and food and musical performances.
Cost: FREE!
6:30pm Lawyers to the Rescue Public Service Award
Where: University of Miami Law School 1311 Miller Road, Coral Gables, FL 33146
·         Lifetime Achievement Award: Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer
·         Lawyer of the Year Award: State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle
·         Juris of the Year Award: Judge Scott Bernstein
·         Humanitarian of the Year Award: John Kozyak
·         Young Lawyer of the Year Award: Jessica Laleh
·         Law Student of the Year: Domenick Lazzara
Cocktail and Hors d'oeuvres will be served at the Award Ceremony. This is the link to the event

Wed Feb 29, 2012
11:45am Judicial Luncheon
Where: Main Courthouse, north end of cafeteria, West Palm Beach
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 PBCBA Members/paralegals; $0 Judiciary; Add $10 late fee after 2/22
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 NE 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 Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd
Tina Rourk, Chief Information Officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Lynn Woods, Chief Operating Officer of Community Bank & Company
Rhea Law, CEO of Fowler White Boggs P.A.
Penny Shafer, Market President of Blue Cross 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
Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or

Tue Mar 6, 2012
5:30pm Broward Justice Association Meeting
Where: Riverside Hotel 620 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale
Contact:  or 954-522-1662

Wed Mar 7, 2012
5pm Cocktails & Conversations - Miss Representation Pre-view
Where: History Miami, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130

Thu Mar 8, 2012
Where: Hilton Miami Downtown
8:30am Save the Date! Ethics and Professionalism in Federal Court Practice CLE, presented by the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Where: Hyatt Downtown Miami
12pm Investiture of Judge Angelica D. Zayas
Where: Dade County Courthouse 73 West Flagler Street, Courtroom 6-1 Miami,Florida 33130
3pm South Florida ALA 2012 Legal Expo
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami
Description: • Network • View New Products and Services • Great Prize Giveaways • FREE food and drinks
Contact: Victoria L. Allen, CLM (Administrator at Rogers Morris & Ziegler)
5:30pm Coral Gables Bar Association Judicial Reception
Where: Becker Poliakoff, PA 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Fl, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Cost: Members: $50 Non-Members: $75 Judiciary: Complimentary (limited to sitting judges)
This event is limited to the first 100 paid RSVPs.
RSVP online using the link above, at 305-476-8300 or

Fri Mar 9, 2012
All day Dade County Bar Association: BENCH BAR CONFERENCE - All day CLE
and CJE Seminar
Where: Hyatt Regency 400 SE 2nd Avenue Miami, Florida 33131
Description: Details to Follow
All day Palm Beach Bench Bar Conference - SAVE THE DATE
Where: Palm Beach Convention Center

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