Monday, April 30, 2012


Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach
Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach

Mon May 14, 2012
11:45am Construction Law CLE Seminar, "An Overview of Public Procurement in Florida - from Advertisement through Bid Protests"
Where: Bar Assn. Office, 1507 Belvedere Rd., WPB, FL 33406
Cost: $50 PBCBA Members/paralegals; $90 Non-PBCBA Members/paralegals; after 5/7/12 add $10 late fee

Tue May 15, 2012
May 15 - Aug. 7 6:30pm Broward County Bar Association: Summer bowling league
Where: Manor Lanes, 1517 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors
Cost: $15 per week. Contact: (954) 832-3618
11:45am Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon  Contact: Call (305) 575-2400
12pm South Florida chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators: HR manager lunch and roundtable discussion on “Legal Management Issues”
Where: Bilzin Sumberg, 1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 2300, Miami
Cost: $15 Contact:
6pm The Federalist Society Miami Lawyers Division: Spring reception with Professor Nelson Lund, George Mason University School of Law, “Twenty-five years after Florida’s concealed carry reform: The emerging jurisprudence of the Second Amendment”
Where: Coral Gables Country Club, 990 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables
Cost: Free Contact:

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Wed May 16, 2012
8:25am The Palm Beach Estate and Probate Law Continuing legal Education Committee presents: "The 29th Annual Estate and Probate Seminar-Part 2"
Where: Embassy Suites, 1601 Belvedere Rd., WPB, FL 33406
Description: This course has been granted 4.5 CLER including 1.0 Ethics; 3.5 Elder Law/ 3.5 Wills, Trusts, & Estates Certification credits from the Florida Bar.
Cost: $125 PBCBA Members/paralegals; $165 Non-Members/paralegals; after 5/9/12 add $25 late fee.
Coral Gables Bar Association Monthly Luncheon: Arbitrations in Florida w/ Retired Third District Court of Appeal Judge Juan Ramirez, Jr.
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables
Cost: $25 students, $35 members, $45 nonmembers, free for judges.
RSVP by May 14th at 305-777-9338 or  or
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 May 17, 2012
8am The Speaker Series Presented by: The Attorneys’ Division “April Showers Bring May Flowers: Benefits and Advice from the Rainmakers”
Where: Greater Miami Jewish Federation 4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Description: Featuring Panelists: Alan J. Kluger, Esq., Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen &
Levine, P.L.
Michael T. Moore, Esq,, Moore & Company
Mark S.Meland, Esq., Meland Russin & Budwick, P.A
Speaker Series Chair: Michael N. Kreitzer
Attorneys’ Division Chair: Sidney Pertnoy, Esq.
The Network Attorneys’ Co-Chairs: Melissa Groisman Steinfeld, Esq. & Justin B. Kaplan Esq. There will be no solicitation of funds
Couvert: $18 (not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution) Kosher breakfast buffet included
RSVP online:
Contact:  or call 786.866.8625
11:45am Insights on the EEOC and employment law, including litigation filed in Miami
Where: Don Shula's Hotel 6842 Main Street Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
Description: EEOC Deputy Regional Counsel and Supervisory Trial Attorney, Kimberly McCoy Cruz, will share insights on the EEOC and employment law, including litigation filed in the Miami Office of the EEOC and recent issues discussed by the EEOC. CLE approval will be applied for Cost: $30 members; $35 non-members RSVP: Online, at 305-827-0084 or
12pm Broward Young Lawyers' "Pro Bono" Luncheon
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 Mediation/ADR & Family Law Committees Annual Joint Role Play Lunch
Cost: $35 members of South Palm Beach County Bar , $50 non-members, $0 Judiciary
Contact: Jeffrey Grubman at 561-367-0777
12pm Broward County Bar Association: "DRUG COURT UPDATE"
Where: Broward County Bar Association, 1051 S.E. 3rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale
Description: CLE Luncheon featuring Gary Hilko from Drug Court 2 CLE Credits
Cost: Free to BCBA Members
5:30pm Defending justice ... preserving & promoting an impartial judiciary W/ Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and Fourth District Court of Appeal Judge Martha C. Warner
Where: The Harriet Himmel Theatre, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach
Contact: (561) 515-1400
5:30pm Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami: Legislative Update Workshop and Probate Judges Panel Dinner Presentation
Where: Bankers Clib, 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, FL 14 Miami,FL 33131
Description: Workshop on "Legislative Update," by Brian Felcoski, J.D., Shareholder, Goldman,
Felcoski, & Stone, P.A; and Dinner Presentation on “Probate Judges Panel,” by Judges Maria Korvick, Celeste Muir, Arthur Rothenberg, and Lawrence Schwartz, the Judges for the Probate and Guardianship Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida (serving Miami-Dade County); Meeting includes Workshop from 5:30 - 6:30PM and Dinner & Presentation from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Cost:: Members: Free; Non-Members: $65.
Contact: 305-310-2127  
5:30pm JURORS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS: A CLE discussion about how jurors reach their decisions
Where: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel in Dania, Florida
Description: Hosted by the Association of Litigation Support Professionals, South Florida Chapter Guests are invited to come for networking and cocktails at 5:30. Dinner will begin at 6:15pm.
Cost: Dinner is $30 for ALSP Members and $40 for Non-Members (Group Discounts Available).
RSVP: online at  or to Robert Friedman, at  with your name and dinner preference by May 15th, 2012.
6pm Legal Services of Greater Miami's Heart of Giving Celebration and Judicial Reception
Where: The Rubell Family Collection - 95 NW 29th Street 33127
Description: Presentation of the Equal Justice Leadership Award Remarks by Steven Zack
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $100 per person ($75 for Government and Public Interest). The Judiciary is complimentary. Contact  (305-438-2531) for more information on sponsorship opportunities.
6pm Dade YLS Happy Hour
Where: Fado's Irish Pub, Mary Brickell Village
Description: 1 Hour Open Bar & Passed Appetizers $12 Bottomless Wine for Ladies
Happy Hour Extended Until 10pm Space is limited
RSVP online or to Schuyler Smith at

Fri May 18, 2012
8:30am 27th Annual View from the Bench Family Law Seminar Presented by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Family Division & Dade Legal Aid/Put
Something Back
FL 33130
Description: CHAIR: GERALD KORNREICH, ESQ. 4.0 CLE applied for incl. 1.0 ethics 2.5 marital /family law certification Highlights: View from the Bench, Judge’s Roundtable, Legislative Update, Case Law Update, Ray H. Pearson Pro Bono GAL Award Ceremony and many other fantastic topics.
CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE & TO BE A SPONSOR 305-579-5733 Ext. 2252 or email
11:30am Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association General Membership Meeting: BUILDING YOUR BOOK OF BUSINESS w/ Yolanda Cash Jackson, Esq
Where: Becker & Poliakoff, 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Fl, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Cost: $30 members, $35 non-members; $25 students and FREE for Judges
RSVP by May 16 to
12pm Cunningham Bar Association General Member Meeting & Elections for Executive Board Positions
Where: Law Library at the Main Courthouse, West Palm Beach
Contact: Lynn Solomon, Esq. at 561-820-4872.
5:30pm Raising the Bar for Art Education- South Palm Beach County Bar Association & The Boca Raton Museum of Art Cocktail Reception
Where: Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton
Description: South Palm Beach Bar Members + 1 guest only
RSVP by May 15th to Bari Martz

Sat May 19, 2012
All day National Lawyers Guild Southern Regional Conference
Where: University of Miami
8am Dive Bar — Underwater Bar Association: Diving with the Moon (Dog) local dive to benefit Diveheart
Where: American Dream Dive Charters, Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Dock Slip D- 99,2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $55 Contact: (954) 522-6601
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)

Sun May 20, 2012
All day National Lawyers Guild Southern Regional Conference
Where: University of Miami

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Mon May 21, 2012
8:30am Bankruptcy Law CLE Seminar- Practicing Bankruptcy at a Higher Level:
Where: Bar Assn. Office, 1507 Belvedere Rd., WPB, FL 33406
Description: This course has been granted 7.0 CLER from the Florida Bar.
Cost: $175 PBCBA Members/paralegals; $215 Non- PBCBA Members/paralegals. After 5/14/12 add $25 late fee.
Tue May 22, 2012
11:30am LMASE South Florida City Group: 11 Ways to Improve Business Development
Where: Hunton & Williams, 1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2500 Miami, FL
Description: William J. Flannery, J.D. with The WJF Institute will present a lunch seminar outlining 11 ways to improve business development in law firms. The presentation will cover topics ranging from face-to-face business development to the implementation of worldwide global client-focused teams. This presentation is unique as it takes the best of corporate sales, marketing and global account management to show what law firms can learn from their clients. Bill’s presentation is the collective knowledge of 40 years in business development, sales, marketing and global account management. This presentation is designed for all size firms, in all geographic locations and all practice areas. Bill has worked with 136 of the AMLAW 200 and firms of all sizes from all parts of the globe.
Cost: $20 for LMA members, $40 for non-members. Cash and checks only
RSVP to Jennifer Clarin, (954) 370-8999 or via SurveyMonkey,
5pm Financial Planning Association of Miami-Dade and Greater Fort Lauderdale CE Presentation and Baseball Game
Where: Marlins' Park, 501 Marlins Way Miami,FL 33125
Presentation on "20 Tax Traps and Other Trustee Selection Considerations” by Mark R. Parthemer, Esq., Managing Director, Fiduciary Counsel - Southeast Region, Bessemer Trust Meeting includes Registration, Networking, and Presentation from 5:00-6:30PM; Florida
Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies Baseball Game with Club Level Seats and $15 Food/Drink Voucher at 7:10 PM. One Hour of CE Pending for CFP, CPE/CPA, & FL Insurance
Cost:: Members: $60; Non-Members (Family &Friends Welcome): $65
Contact: Admin 786-390-7655
5:30pm MIAMI-DADE LEGAL SUPPORT ASSOCIATION: The Creation of a Trial Notebook w/ Robert J. Fiore, Esq.
Where: La Cofradia Restaurant, 160 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Cost: $30 members, $35 non-members
RSVP: Annette at 305-789-5916 or
Wed May 23, 2012
11:45am Judicial Luncheon, "Opening Statements & Improper Closing Arguments in Jury Trials"
Where: North end of cafeteria, Main Courthouse, WPB
Description: Judicial Panel includes Honorables Lucy Chernow Brown, John S. Kastrenakes, and Janis B. Keyser. Moderated by Matthew A. Fiorello, Esq., Peterson Bernard, Attorneys at
Law. This course has been granted 1.0 CLER from the Florida Bar. This event is limited to 50
registrants; pre-registration is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.
Cost:$30 PBCBA Members; Judges Complementary; add $10 late fee after 5/16/12.
6pm South Palm Beach County Bar Association SOLO/Small Law Firm Networking Group
Thu May 24, 2012
11:30am Solo & Small Firm Luncheon, plus CLE: Local Rules, Administrative Orders and Divisional Instructions: Civil, Criminal & Family Divisions H E L P ! What Do They All Mean? Presented by the Palm Beach Solo &Small Firm Practitioners Committee
Description: Program Speaker: Amy Borman, General Counsel, 15th Judicial Circuit
Program Agenda: Introduction to the local rules, Administrative Orders, and Divisional Instructions for Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions within the 15th Judicial Circuit. Proper Preparation for UMC and special set hearings: The "How To's" and "How Not To's" Professionalism in Palm Beach County, 15th Judicial Circuit: The "Should Do's" and the "Should Not Do's."
11:45am West Broward Section Luncheon: "The Bar's Role with Merit Retention of Supreme Court and Appellate Judges" with Eugene Pettis Florida Bar President-Elect Designate
Where: Plantation Preserve Golf Course 7050 W. Broward Blvd, Plantation FL
Cost: $25 If registered prior to 5/24/2012, $30 At the door, Judiciary Complimentary
Contact: Traci Lewis (954)832-3618 or traci@browardbar.rg
5:30pm Palm Beach Jurist of the Year - North County Section Dinner
Where: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, North Palm Beach
Cost: NCS Members $60, Spouses & attorneys who are not NCS members $70, Judges are complimentary . Add $5.00 after 5/22/12.
6pm St. Thomas More Society of South Florida: Red Mass, reception and dinner with Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski and Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince
Where: St. Anthony Catholic Church, 901 NE Second St., Fort Lauderdale
Description: 7:30 reception, 8:30 p.m., dinner, Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, 3030 Holiday
Drive, Fort Lauderdale.
Cost: $65
Contact: (954) 565-6002
Fri May 25, 2012
7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
Contact: Dina Aronfeld
11:45am South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon w/ Ethan Wall
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
Cost: $25 Members with Reservation $35 Non-Members or without Reservation
12pm joint luncheon of the Palm Beach County Bar Association & Economic Council of Palm Beach County LUNCH WITH THE FLORIDA COMMISSIONER OFEDUCATION
Description: The Importance of education and businesses working together to engage students in civic awareness so they'll become better citizens and employees.
Speaker: Gerard Robinson, Florida Commissioner of Education
Cost: $25
RSVP before 5:00 pm on 5.22.12 to avoid a $5.00 late fee:
3pm Retirement Ceremony for Judge Juan Ramirez, Jr.
Where: Third District Court of Appeal 2001 Southwest 117th Avenue Miami, Florida 33175
6pm St. Thomas More Society Red Mass Dinner
Where: Marriott Harbor Beach Resort
Thu May 31, 2012
6pm South Miami Kendall Bar Association Annual Installation Banquet
Where: Coral Gables Country Club
Description: This year's annual Installation Banquet promises to be a spectacular affair, with a new venue and improved format. Our own Steven Paulson will provide live music with the help of his band, Crazy Talk. Invitations are going soon.
Fri Jun 1, 2012
8am Spring 2012 Real Estate Seminar "Real Estate Potpourri"
Where: Bar Assn. Office, 1507 Belvedere Rd.,WPB 33406
Description: This course has been granted 4.0 CLER including .5 Ethics credits /4.0 Real
Estate Certification credits by the Florida Bar. Lunch included with registration.
Cost:$100 PBCBA Members/paralegals; $140 Non-PBCBA Members/paralegals; after 5/25/12 add $25 late fee.
12pm PBC Chapter of ALA Community Connection Golf Tournament
Where: PGA National Golf Club
5:30pm Educate Tomorrow's 9th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Where: The Sky Lobby in The Miami Tower100 SE 2nd St. MiamiFL.
Description: What's better than a wine tasting for a good cause? Educate Tomorrow's Wine Tasting and Silent Auction is a charity event conducted to raise money to benefit the fostered youth in Miami-Dade County. Teenagers and young adults ages 15-23 are matched up with mentors who will guide them and inspire them to further their education to help create a better life for themselves. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Tony DeLerme.
Cost: Wine Tasting and Silent Auction $75.
Contact: or 305-374-3751
Sat Jun 2, 2012
7am Cuban American Bar Association: 5K Lawyers on the Run
Where: Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St., Miami
6:30pm Broward County Hispanic Bar Association 23rd Annual Gala & Installation
Where: Hilton Ft Lauderdale Marina Hotel, 1881 SE 17th St., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316
Cost: $160 Black tie optional)
RSVP: Liliana Jurado
7pm Palm Beach County Bar Assoc Annual Installation of Officers and Directors; dinner and dancing.
Where: The Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach
Description: 7-8 pm cocktails; 8-12 Dinner & Dancing
Cost: $150 per person; Judges Complimentary
Sun Jun 3, 2012
SAVE THE DATE: Broward Young Lawyers Family Day
Where: TY Park, Hollywood
5pm Caribbean MID-YEAR BOWL-A-RAMA
Where: SpareZ, 5325 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
Description: By popular demand, the CBA has planned a fun night of bowling for our members! COME SHARE LAUGHS, PIZZA, AND SODA! Feel free to bring your spouses/significant others!
Cost: $10 Contact: CBA Secretary Alison Smith at or CBA Vice President
Schuyler Smith

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