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September 1, 2011
Minority Mentoring Picnic set for November 12 in Hialeah

Years ago, Miami lawyer John Kozyak organized a small gathering at a bookstore courtyard for University of Miami students.

Now, fueled by his passion to expand the practice of law to include everybody, Kozyak is the proud papa of a huge celebration of diversity that attracts busloads of minority law students from all over Florida, converging at the Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 12, from noon to 4 p.m., for the Eighth Annual Picnic, billed by the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation as “the ultimate networking event for minority law school students, lawyers, and judges.”

Lawyers and judges willing to be mentors will share real-life experiences and link up with students looking for advice and inspiration, forging mentoring relationships that may be carried out in person, over the phone, or via email.

Expect to find huge pots of paella laden with calamari and shrimp, grilled lamb, sausage dogs, jerk chicken, barbecue ribs, soul food, and roasting pigs. Besides a fantastic selection of diverse food, there will be great music, a volleyball tournament, and a children’s play center.

Law firms and bar associations will set up tents to distribute information at the picnic, held at the Corporate Pavilion at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 East 65th Street, Hialeah 33013. For more information, to RSVP, and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, go to

[Revised: 04-04-2017]