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Be on the lookout for Attorney at Law Magazine Miami Edition beginning this March and featuring my "Talk of the Town"
If your firm or association is based in Miami please send us your announcements and schedule of events for April by Friday, February 11th. The criteria are here -> http://lnkd.in/6mDZsi . 
Due to popular demand Attorney at Law Broward / Palm Beach is coming soon!

Please review the events below as every update includes changes and additions based on feedback from members of our legal community.  Your feedback and contributions are always appreciated. If you notice anything missing or incorrect below contact me by noon Sunday for the Monday edition and 8 a.m. Wednesday for the mid week update.  Thank you, -Josh
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Mon Jan 31, 2011

Broward County Bar Association Premier Talent Show Participant Deadline
Description: Can you sing? Can you dance? Are you willing to take a chance on the stage to win our praise, gain accolades? Recite Poetry? Joke Around? Juggle or Mime? Just interested in having a good time? You can be a star of BCBA TALENT SHOW at the Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale
Contact Art Goldberg atartg@browardbar.org or Carey Fischer at fischlaw1@aol.com  or Anita Paoliat apaolilaw@comcast.net prior to January 31, 2011 ,

6pm DCBA IN CONNECTION WITH THE DADE COUNTY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO THE JD - MD HAPPY HOUR
Where: NOVECENTO – CORAL GABLES 121 ALHAMBRA PLAZA CORAL GABLES, FL 33134
Description: Complimentary Appetizers and 2 for 1 Drinks
To register please complete
form below
https://www.dadecountybar.org/013111jdmdhh.php 

Tue Feb 1, 2011

5:30pm Broward County Justice Association: Dinner and program on “Accident Reconstruction and Evidence Preservation"
Where: Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $55 members, $65 nonmembers, $25 students
contact: bcja@att.net


6pm University of Miami Alumni Reception and Tour of the Newman Alumni Center
Where: 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables FL
Description: RSVP to the UM Alumni Association at 305-284-2872

6:30pm DCBA Young Lawyers Section Meeting
Where: Dade County Bar Association, 123 NW 1st Avenue, #220, Miami FL 33128

Wed Feb 2, 2011

11:30am South Palm Beach County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law: Seminar “Making Sense of Social Media at Work: What do “friends, comments ad posts,” Say About An Applicant or Employee – and Do they Really Have the Right to Know?”
Where: Boca Raton Country Club, 17751 Boca Club Blvd., Boca Raton
Cost: Free for judges, $35 members, $45 nonmembers
Contact: (561)477-7800


5pm Wine Down Wednesday
Where: HistoryMIami: 101C West Flagler Street, Miami FL 33130
Description: Free general admission, history Miami members get a Complimentary glass of wine
Happy Hour wine prices- Glass $5 open wine bar $15
Free parking at 50 NW 2nd Ave.
RSVP
at rsvp@historymiami.org

5:30pm Florida Association for Women Lawyers Palm Beach County chapter: Judicial reception
Where: Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach
Cost: $55 members, $65 nonmembers, Free for judges and judicial assistants.
Contact: pbcfawl@att.net


6pm DCBA Legal Line, a free legal advice monthly call-in program
Where: Residents of South Florida are invited to call the DCBA at 305-371-2220 Inside Dade County or 888 596-0399 Outside Dade County
Description: Continues on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 p.m to 9:00p.m.
Volunteer attorneys will answer simple legal questions, give brieflegal advice or refer the call to the appropriate social service agency for further assistance.
Interested in volunteering? Please
call the DCBA, 305 371-2220

6pm the PAF, Inc., Broward Chapter : guest speaker George Castrataro, MPH, JD “The Ethics of Foreclosure Defense” appropriate fees, effective loan modification procedures, and the role of loan auditors.
Where: Coral Ridge Yacht Club, 2800 Yacht Club Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL33305. (954) 566-7886
Cost: $25 for members and $29 for guests.
Contact: Susan Sabra at ssabra@kahaneandassociates.com 

6pm UM Law Alumni Relations discussion about how to navigate Today’s and Tomorrow’s Changing Legal Environment
Where: Robert and Judi Prokop Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, CoralGables, FL 33146
Register at www.dadecountybar.org/020211umlro.php

Thu Feb 3, 2011

11:30am DCBA Civil Litigation Committee Present Impact of Technology: What Are Jurors Thinking?
Where: Banker’s Club One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor
Description: Speakers: Lee M. Diamondstein, Esq, VP Resident in DecisionQuest’s Philadelphia Office, Honorable Gill Freeman Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Joseph Serota, Weiss 
Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske, P.L.
Registration includes lunch and CLE Credit
Cost: 
$35 Members $40 Non-Members
Reservations are required as seating is limited
https:
//www.dadecountybar.org/020311clcs.php

11:30am Unveiling Ceremony "Milestones: A Legal Odyssey" A Black History Exhibit
Where: Courtroom 13-3 Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse 400 N.Miami Ave, Miami, FL
Description: If you are aware of notable "first" African-Americans, trailblazersand/or significant historical events that have taken place in the Southern District of Florida, please share that information with Tammy Blakely at tammy-blakely@flsd.uscourts.gov  or Detra Shaw-Wilder at dps@kttlaw.com  
RSVP: mc@kttlaw.com

12pm South Broward Bar Association monthly luncheon Honorable Joel T. Lazarus" The good old days - How things have changed in the criminal justice system."
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 SouthBrowardBarAssoc@gmail.com


1:30pm 4th DCA ORAL ARGUMENT SCHEDULED; JUDICIAL RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Where: 201 SE 6th Street, Courtroom 416, Fort Lauderdale
Description: A panel of judges from The 4th District Court of Appeal has scheduled an Oral Argument to be heard in the Broward County Main Courthouse
No Reservation required to
attend Oral Argument

4:30pm The BCBA is pleased to honor Judge Gary Farmer at its Annual 4th DCA Reception, in recognition of his service to the legal community and the citizens of South Florida.
Where: 110 SE Sixth Street, 7th Floor (Across Sixth Street from Broward CountyCourthouse.)
Description: Immediately following conclusion of Oral Argument.
COST: $25 for BCBA
members/ $40 for non-members
Reservation is required to attend Judicial Reception RSVP for
Reception to Traci Lewis (954) 764-8040 x 2
or Register on line at www.browardbar.org/events


Fri Feb 4, 2011

FIU College of Law Symposium: a discussion on "Quality Education as a Constitutional Right" by Attorney John Doar and Dr. Robert P. Moses
For additional information visit http://law.lawnet.fiu.edu/images/stories/supplementalinfo/miami-save%20the%20date_v6.pdf

8am Blogger’s Breakfast
Where: Broward County Bar Association, 1051 SE 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Cost:
FREE for members, $25 for Non-members
RSVP at: www.browardbar.org/events

12pm Broward SOLO SMALL / LAW FIRM NETWORKING LUNCH
Where: Champps, 6401 N. Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale (954) 491-9335,
RSVP to: John O’Brien (954) 782-9066 and or johnobrienlaw@gmail.com

12:15pm Judicial Investiture Ceremony of Samantha Ruiz Cohen
Where: Courtroom 6-1 of the Dade County Courthouse, located at 73 West Flagler Street, Miami FL

Sat Feb 5, 2011

Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Assoc Annual Law Graduates Breakfast
Where: Boies Schiller & Flexner, LLP, 100 S.E. Second Street, Suite 2800, Miami, Florida 33131
Description: This is a really great event they do each year to reach out the minority law students. They have guest speakers, and it’s a great opportunity for the students to meet with experienced members of thebar, to make connections for jobs and internships and to learn about the bar associations

Contact: info@gscbwla.org

7:30am Hispanic National Bar Association: Tennis Tournament
Where: Crandon Park Tennis Center, 7300 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne
Description: For attorneys, judges and law students
Cost: $100 members, $150 nonmembers

Call (202) 223-4777

8:30am CasaBlanca Academy for Children with ASD - One Day Seminar
Where: Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, 400 North 35th Avenue, Hollywood, FL
Description: Presented by: Monica G. Osgood, Founder, Celebrate the Children DIR® Faculty, NJ Ricki Robinson, M.D., M.P.H., Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, DIR® Faculty, CA Lois Gold, O.T.R. Occupational Therapy, DIR® Faculty, FL
Cost:
$50 per person (limited scholarships available)
For a sign up form, contact
Rebecca Dinar at (954) 415-1149 orrebecca@casablancaacademy.org  
http:
//casablancaacademy.org/ 

Tue Feb 8, 2011

11:30am South Palm Beach County Bar Association: Monthly membership lunch
Where: Boca Raton Marriott, 5150 Town Center Drive, Boca Raton
Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers, free for judges.
Contact: (561)482-3838
or southcounty@southpalmbeachbar.org
http://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/

11:45am North Broward Bar Monthly Luncheon
Where: Galuppi's Restaurant, 1103 North Federal Highway Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Cost: $17
www.northbrowardbar.org

Wed Feb 9, 2011

7:45am The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Speaker Series 2010-2011 "Mortgage Fraud: The New White Collar Crime" How to Protect Yourself, Your Company and Your Deals
Where: Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Boulevard
Description: 7:45am: Breakfast & Registration (Kosher breakfast included) 8:15am: Program
PANELISTS: Philip R. Stein, Partner of the Litigation Group, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
Joaquin Urquiola, Partner,Goldstein, Schechter Koch
Cost: $18 in advance, $22 at the door
$15 in advance for donors who give a minimum of $365 to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign (Pre-registration only)
Click here to RSVP https://jewishmiami.org/resources/community_directory/events/rsvp/the_speaker_series_rsvp/

Donors who give a minimum of $365, click here to RSVP.
https://jewishmiami.org/resources/community_directory/events/rsvp/the_speaker_series_network365_members_rsvp/
For more information or to register by phone, contact The Network at TheNetwork@gmjf.org  or
call 786.866.8446

5:30pm South Broward Bar Assoc Second Annual Night at the Improv featuring headliner Jay Mohr
Where: the Improv at the Hard Rock.
Description: Cocktail hour at 5:30; VIP seating starts at 6:30
email:
SouthBrowardBarAssoc@gmail.com  for more information

6pm Palm Beach Legal Aid Brooks Bros Event
Where: Brooks Brothers at the Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens
visit Palm Beach Bar website for more information

6:30pm FMBA General Body Meeting and Networking Dinner
Where: Kabobji, 3055 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33160

Thu Feb 10, 2011

11:45am Broward County Hispanic Bar Association: Luncheon and CLE seminar
Where: Tower Club, 100 SE Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $30.
E-mail: kkennedy@cwiplaw.com
http://www.browardcountyhispanicbar.com/

12pm DCBA presents “Ethics and the Client under Disability”
Where: Lawson Thomas Courthouse center, 175 NW 1st Avenue, 11th Floor, Miami FL
Register: https://www.dadecountybar.org/021011pgm.php

12pm DCBA YLS Lunch with the Judges
Where: Banker’s Club, One Biscayne Tower, 2 South Biscayne Blvd, 14th Floor,Miami Fl

5:30pm The Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Installation Dinner Honoring this year’s Harry Gulkin Award Winners Michael L.Tenzer & Richard Rosenbaum
Where: The Tower Club One Financial Plaza, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Seating is limited RSVP by February 1, 2011 To Nadia 954-523-7774
Cost: $100 per
person / $120 at the door $50.00 P.D. and S.A.O. employees
Business Attire / Complimentary
Valet

5:30pm Federal Bar Association, South Florida chapter: 30th annual Judicial Reception
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 SE Second Ave., Miami
Cost: $45 per person, $25 government, public interest attorneys and state court judges, free for federal judges, $5 more at the door
Contact: (305) 789-7614


5:30pm Young Lawyers Section Host February Happy Hour
Where: McCarty's Restaurant, 50 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach
Cost: $10 for YLS Members; $25 to attorneys who are non- YLS Members; Judges Complimentary
Pre-registrations are required and can be made here https:
//ftppbbar.securesites.com/event_register.php?form=496

6pm Coral Gables Bar Association Judicial Reception
Where: Douglas Entrance Historic Ballroom, "La Puerta Del Sol", 800 Douglas Road, Coral Gables, Fl
Cost: Members: $45, Non-members: $50, Judiciary: Complimentary
RSVP to
Gladys Vazquez at 305-446-1504 or gvazquez@johnherreralaw.com

6pm WPB Happy Hour - Roxy's SkyBar

Fri Feb 11, 2011

12pm Broward SOLO SMALL / LAW FIRM NETWORKING LUNCH
Where: El Mariachi, 1203 N. University Drive, Ramblewood Square, Coral Springs, (954) 753-3788
RSVP to: Evan Ostfeld at (954) 227-7529 or at Evan@Attorney4life.com .

12:15pm Judicial Investiture Ceremony of Milton Hirsch
Where: Courtroom 6-1 of the Dade County Courthouse, located at 73 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL

4pm investiture of The Honorable Marni Bryson
Where: Palm Beach- Courtroom 11A


Tue Feb 15, 2011

11:30am DCBA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON A MEMBERS ONLY EVENT WITH STEPHEN G. BREYER U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE and Special Guest STEPHEN N. ZACK President, American Bar Association
Where: Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel 400 SE 2nd Avenue Miami, Florida
Description: This is a Members Only event - Advanced Registration $50 Late Registration & at the door (if space permits) $60
https://www.dadecountybar.org/021511gml.php 

11:45am Miami Beach Bar Association Monthly Luncheon
Where: Miami Beach Golf Club, 2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida 33140
http://www.miamibeachbar.org/events.htm  
Cost: $20 judges, $30 members,$40 nonmembers.
Contact: Call (305) 575-
2400.

12pm Broward SOLO SMALL / LAW FIRM NETWORKING LUNCH
Where: East City Grill, 1800 Bell Tower Lane, Weston (954) 659-3339
RSVP to: Rick Woolf (954) 252-0043 and or rwoolf@woolffinancial.com .

5:30pm Diversity in the Judiciary Symposium
Where: Dade County Courthouse, 6-1


6pm American Jewish Committee Palm Beach County: Learned Hand Award honoring Gerald F. Richman
Where: Cohen Pavilion, Kravis Center for the Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., WestPalm Beach
Cost: $135
Contact: (561) 994-7286


Wed Feb 16, 2011

National Association of Women Lawyers presents 2011 Mid-Year Meeting February 16-17, 2011 8:30AM - 4:30PM
EPIC HOTEL 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL 33131
Event Website: www.nawl.org


8am Broward County Guardianship Association: Meeting

Where: Aston Gardens at Parkland Commons, 5999 University Drive, Parkland
Cost: $10
Contact: savvySRsolutions@aol.com


11:15am Palm Beach Bar Assoc Joint Luncheon with Forum Club
Where: Palm Beach County Convention Center
Description: The Palm Beach County Bar Association, along with the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, is proud to announce that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be the guest speaker at a joint luncheon
Registration will be by pre-paid reservations only and can be made
at www.palmbeachbar.org

11:45am Coral Gables Bar Assoc Monthly Luncheon- Overcoming the Fear of Cross-Examining Expert Witnesses Speaker: Michael A. Haggard, Esq.
Where: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 2525 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Cost: Members: $30, Non-members: $35, Students: $20, Judiciary: Complimentary
RSVP to Gladys Vazquez at 305-446-1504 or gvazquez@johnherreralaw.com .

5:30pm Miami Jewish Legal Society: Judicial cocktail reception
Where: Wachovia Center East Lobby, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami
Cost: $75
Contact: (305) 373-8303


Thu Feb 17, 2011

5:30pm Palm Beach North County Section's Annual BBQ & Casino Party
Where: Bonnette Hunt Club, Palm Beach Gardens
Cost: $45 NCS Members; $55 Spouses; Judiciary complimentary.

6pm BBA Dinner Meeting (MIAMI)
Where: TBD
Description: Guest Speaker US Trustee Donald Walton

Fri Feb 18, 2011

11am F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association: William M. Holland scholarship luncheon
Where: National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach
Cost: $55
Contact: (561) 820-8902


12pm Broward SOLO SMALL / LAW FIRM NETWORKING LUNCH
Where: Olive Garden, 807 South University Drive, Plantation (954) 424- 7201
R
SVP to: John Rizvi (954) 452-0033 and or johnrizvi@ideaattorneys.com .

3pm Dade County Bar Association presents Third DCA Investiture of Judge Kevin M. Emas Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Where: Third District Court of Appeal 2001 SW 117 Ave. Miami, Florida 33175
Reception immediately following https://www.dadecountybar.org/021811ijke.php 

4pm investiture of The Honorable Lisa Small
Where: Palm Beach - Courtroom 11A


6:30pm ALSP- South Florida Bill Clayton, Co-Chair, Real Estate Litigation Practice Group of Greenberg Traurig presenting "The Evolution of Tryinga Case in Court" -SAVE THE DATE-

Sat Feb 19, 2011

Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators Annual Seminar
Where: Fort Lauderdale Marriott North 6650 N. Andrews Ave.
Description: Continental Breakfast, Snacks and Lunch Included Minimum of at least 8 hours of CLE and CME- including Diversity, Domestic Violence, Ethics, and other required issues. For more information contact Jerome R. Siegle, P.A. at 954-229-2226 or E-mail at: FLALAW2001@aol.com

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, FamilyLaw, Immigration Law, PI & MedMal Law, Disability Law, Human Rights Law
Contact
dinaaronfeld@lawyerstotherescue.org  or call 347-450-LTTR (5887)  

Mon Feb 21, 2011

6:30pm Legal Services of Greater Miami: Cocktail reception and up close and personal performance by Michael Feinstein
Where: Vanderbilt Mansion, Fisher Island
Cost: $175
Contact: (305) 438-2531


Tue Feb 22, 2011

6pm Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center: Immigrant Voices Awards Dinner
Where: Hotel InterContinental, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami
Cost: $175 Contact: (305) 573-1106 ext. 1107

Wed Feb 23, 2011

11:30am Florida Lawyers Network Members Lunch Event
Where: Tower Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Details to be announced. (Members and Prospective Members are welcome to attend)

12pm Broward SOLO SMALL / LAW FIRM NETWORKING LUNCH
Where: The Ark, 6233 Stirling Road, Hollywood, (954) 584-3075
RSVP to: David Silverstone (954) 367-0770 or at david@dsilverstone.com

4pm US District Court for the Souther District of Florida's Black History Month Committee Panel Discussion
Where: Jury Room at the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Courthouse

5:30pm Palm Beach Bar Assoc Wine Tasting Event
Where: The Phillip's Point Club

6pm DCBA Launch of Attorney At Law Magazine
Where: Sabadell Financial Center, 1111 Brickell Avenue, 30th Floor, Miami FL 33131

Thu Feb 24, 2011

2011 Dade County High School Mock Trial Competition
Where: Hyatt Regency Downtown: 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami Fl
If you are interested in judging the competition contact Joanna Thomsonat jthomson@wsh-law.com

11:30am Bankruptcy CLE Lunch & Learn "Chapter 7, 11 or an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors: How to Best Advise Your Clients"
Where: Broward County Bar Association 1051 SE 3rd Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
Description: Moderator: Chad Pugatch Panelists: John D. Eaton, Jay Gamberg, Philip J. von Kahle, from Michael Moecker & Assoc. Join us for a discussion of how to best advise your commercial clients. Your input will also be appreciated. 2 CLE Credits Available 11:30 -12:00 registration12:00-1:30 lunch and program
Cost: $10 for members of the BCBA $20 for nonmembers
Register on Broward Bar Website

5:30pm Palm Beach Bar Association February cocktail reception
Where: the Colony Hotel.

5:30pm South Palm Beach County chapter - Florida Association for Women Lawyers: Judicial reception
Where: Old Calypso House, 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach
Cost: $45 members, $55 guests
Contact: lgreenman@fwblaw.net

5:30pm The Broward County Bar Association presents Premier Talent Show
Where: Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale
Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers
Contact: (954) 832-3618

6pm The FRP Committee of the DCBA: David Heffernan, Esq., "The Paralegal's Guide to the Ethics of a Modern Law Office"
Where: DCBA Conference Room
Description: There will be one CLE offered.
For cost please contact the DCBA


Fri Feb 25, 2011

7:30am Attorney Breakfast Club Meeting
www.abcfornetworking.com
Contact: Dina Aronfeld dina@aronfeld.com

11:30am Palm Beach County Bar Association Business Law Practice Committee:Seminar on “Ethics and Professionalism: A Cut above the Ordinary"
Where: Bar office, 1601 Belvedere Road, Suite 302E, West Palm Beach
Cost: $60 members, $100 nonmembers Call (561) 687-2800

11:45am South Miami / Kendall Bar Association Luncheon Featuring William Mulligan Bar Counsel for the Florida Bar , the Florida Bar Grievance Process
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill 5829 SW 73rd St., Miami, Florida 33143
Cost:
$25.00 Members with Reservation $30.00 Non-Members or without Reservation
RSVP by emailing info@smkba.com

12pm Broward SOLO SMALL / LAW FIRM NETWORKING LUNCH
Where: Bimini Boat Yard, 1555 S.E. 17th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, (954) 525- 7400
RSVP to: Beth Lindie (954) 764-5400 and or blindie@lawyers.com

3pm Third DCA Ceremonial Session in Honor of Judge John. G. Fletcher
Where: Third District Court of Appeal, 2001 SW 117th Ave, Miami Fl 33175

Sat Feb 26, 2011

9am Miami Law Inter-American Law Review Symposium
Where: University of Miami’s Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center
For more information visit www.law.miami.edu/interamericanreview

7pm Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association Annual Awards Gala
Where: the Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Fl
Contact: nme@kubickidraper.com

Sign up for event email blasts  http://eepurl.com/YSBw



The 22nd Annual African American Read-In, will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Volunteers are needed. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Marva Wiley at attywiley@gmail.com.

the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) will be hosting an e-discovery conference with 28 of the leading e-discovery experts doing hands-on, demonstration based sessions AND participants can stay an extra day to take the Live CEDS exam preparation seminar. This is on March 23rd - 25th at the beautiful, beachfront Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL. Complete information is online at www.ACEDS.org/conference 

The South Broward Bar Association’s Third Annual Installation Dinner with Keynote by Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga is being held at 6:00 p.m. on March 24, 2011, at the Signature Grand in Davie, Florida.  Contact Anita Paoli (SBBA President) for tickets or information regarding sponsorship opportunities: (954) 924-8441 or apaolilaw@comcast.net  

 Miami’s Finest Legal Minds, Philanthropists, Social Icons, Celebrities and Business Leaders gather to support
 
“The Blacks’ Annual Gala” – Saturday, April 2nd
 
 
Featuring Grammy winning entertainment by Dionne Warwick, Pharrell Williams and Cristian Castro 
 
On Saturday, April 2nd, acclaimed attorney Roy Black and his wife host The Black’s Annual Gala benefiting The Consequences Charity and Foundation will take place at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach featuring world-class entertainment, a five-star dining experience, shopping, auctions and more to benefit at-risk youth.
 
Founded by one of the nation’s premier trial lawyer and his wife Lea, this annual event has amassed a group of supporters that are unparalleled in their generosity, accomplishment and celebrity all committed to reducing juvenile crime and incarceration.
 
This year’s gala will benefit the Juvenile Services Department of Miami-Dade County through its program with The Consequences Foundation. The JSD serves over 7,500 at-risk kids annually by providing educational options, services and resources.
 
Space is limited, tickets start at $550 per person, for RSVP, sponsorship opportunities contact Jason Clarke at 305.443-8980 or jasonfclarke@theblacksannualgala.com
 
For further information visit the website www.theblacksannualgala.com
 
The Blacks’ Annual Gala and The Consequences Foundation are 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations dedicated to serving at-risk youth. 



COMMUNITY EVENTS
 


Keymorada Invitational Fly-Spin Tournament
To Benefit The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
May 10-13, 2011 - Cheeca Lodge & Spa - Islamorada, Florida

 

Law Firm Challenge
Law firms from all over the country will be competing to become the "Keymorada LexisNexis Law Firm Challenge Champion" by making tax deductible cash contributions. Law firms have been at the forefront of assisting worthwhile charities such as the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. The Keymorada Tournament Committee looks forward to presenting a special trophy that will be held for one year by the law firm that makes the largest cash donation (similar to the Stanley Cup). Click here to participate in the challenge.


   Dade County Bar Association Legal Aid Society - Put Something Back 

Celebrating 60 Years of Civil Legal Services to the Indigent of Dade County
If you are an attorney and would like to donate your time, please visit the Dade County Pro Bono Website at DadeCountyProBono.org . Once you become a member of the website, you may view available pro bono opportunities.

There are many ways to support Legal Aid Society and Put Something Back. Individual, Law firm, Cypres, Corporate and other donations help sustain the critical work of Legal Aid and Put Something Back. Your financial contribution fulfills The Florida Supreme Court pro bono mandate. 
Visit http://www.dadelegalaid.org/legal_aid_donate-now.php  to help provide "Equal Access to Justice for All."


CasaBlanca Academy is the only certified DIR®/Floor time ™  School for children with Autism in the state of Florida.  Opened in 2008, The Academy was founded by Baker & McKenzie Partner, Jim Barrett and his wife Stacey Coulter.  Their son has benefited greatly from the DIR®/Floortime ™ method. 

Raffle tickets and event to provide scholarships for the CasaBlanca Academy

The purchase of a $100 Limited Edition Raffle ticket gives you the chance to win:
FIRST PRIZE: Private dinner for 10 by James Beard Foundation Award Winner Chef Michelle Bernstein
SECOND PRIZE: Two tickets for a 7-night Royal Caribbean Cruise
THIRD PRIZE: Luxury Day for 6 people at Elizabeth Arden's Red Door Spa

Join CasaBlanca Academy, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and Dave & Busters to celebrate Autism Awareness Month & announce the winners April 20th, 2011 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Dave & Busters, 300 Oakwood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL Admission $10
To purchase a raffle ticket and RSVP, contact Rebecca Dinar at (954) 415-1149 or rebecca@casablancaacademy.org Contributions are tax-deductible
http://casablancaacademy.org/

 


  

The Online Bar will host its Inaugural Meeting
on Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1
st, 2011
at the Westin Colonnade, 180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida. 

This will be our first opportunity to meet each other in person. You will participate in thought-provoking, forward-thinking conversations, panels, alternative legal business modeling sessions and making connections with your new OBA friends! 

A special feature is our much anticipated alternative business model design session(s). We will be designing new and creative legal practice business models. ...And getting to know one another/build trust/have fun in the process. 
 

The structure of the meeting will be consistent with our vision and culture.  Plan to participate in hands-on business modeling team activities in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  
 
All participants will be assigned roles based on the information provided in their membership registration, meeting registration, as well as additional information requests prior to the conference. Because assignments are not completed until just before the event, the Final Program is only available at Registration. (However, a Tentative Draft Program will be sent to all registered lead participants in late March.) 
Contact: Mayra Colón mcolon@theonlinebar.com  (305) 814-6221


Neat Stuff needs donations of new clothing, shoes, toys and school supplies for children ages infant to teenagers.
For corporate giving (manufacturers, stores and others) Neat Stuff appreciates overruns, seconds, seasonal and any other merchandise that can be spared.
They have corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact them for more details.
Neat Stuff is a 501(C)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
Help lift the spirits of children in need. Phone NEAT STUFF today at 305.638.5878
 


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