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9.6Calling all mentors! The Dade County Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Section is seeking mentors for the Bar Passage Program for the February Florida Bar Exam. Mentors will be responsible for providing feedback on mock essays written by one test taker. Mentors and mentees will coordinate their own meetings to discuss essay answers. The program runs for test-taking participants every Wednesday from
Jan. 9 - Feb. 6, 2013. Applications for test-taking participants are available at www.dadecountybar.org. For more information, please contact
DCBA YLS Bar Passage Program Chairs Lacey Hofmeyer at hofmeyerL@gtlaw.com or Daniela Gordon at daniela@hoffmanpa.com.
11The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) 2013 Leadership Law class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (once monthly January through May) at the OCBA Center in Downtown Orlando. Leadership Law, a learning experience developed specifically for business managers and leaders of community-based organization by some of Central Florida's most highly regarded judges and attorneys, gives you opportunities to network with and learn from the best legal leaders in our local and state judicial system! In addition to interactive, seminar-style classes at the OCBA center in downtown Orlando, the program includes exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours of the Orange County Courthouse, the Federal Courthouse, the Juvenile Justice Center, and (by special invitation) the Medical Examiner's office. Seminar topics include various civil and criminal issues, the judiciary, contract negotiation, protection of intellectual property, legal ramifications of crimes involving businesses and/or their employees, current issues in employment and bankruptcy law, resolving matters within the judicial system, the impact of jury trials on business decisions and operations, etc. For details, see the OCBA website at www.orangecountybar.org or contact Sheyla Asencios, Marketing Manager, at (407) 422-4551, ext. 244.
11The Labor & Employment Committee of the Dade County Bar Association will present "Recent Developments at the EEOC," from 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Room of the Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center in Miami. The speakers will be Robert E. Weisberg, Regional Attorney for the EEOC and Sherril M. Colombo, Partner, Wilson Elser. Registration will begin at 12 noon and the cost to attend is $25 for members; $35 for non-members, including lunch & 1.5 CLE and CJE hours. For more information, go to www.dadecountybar.org or call (305) 371-2220.
15The Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section will host Lunch with the Family Court Judges: Justices Bernstein, Blake and Davis of the 11th Circuit (A Members-Only Event) to promote communication among the legal community and the judges. The luncheon will be held from 12-1:15 p.m. at the Bankers Club, Two Biscayne Blvd., 14th Floor in Miami. This luncheon is open to DCBA/YLS members and is limited to the first 30 members whose payment and reservation form are received. Parking is available at surrounding public parking garages located on S.E. 1st Street, S.E. 2nd Street, Flagler Street and at various parking lots on Biscayne Blvd. Guests are responsible for their own parking. The Bankers Club cannot validate any parking tickets for the
surrounding parking garages. For more information, visit www.dadecountybar.org or call (305) 371-2220.
15The Dade County Bar Association's Business Law Committee will present "A Practical Guide to the Securities Laws" Part 3 (telephonic or live), with Alan H. Aronson speaking. The event will be held 12 noon at Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. Those who plan to attend are welcome to bring their own lunch. This is the next segment of the seminar series; each future segment will be related, but independent of the other segments. This seminar series will be a continuation of the "Demystifying the Securities Laws Seminar Series" One CLE credit will be awarded for each part attended. You can attend in person or telephonically (Telephone Conferencing - Dial in instructions will be emailed to all participants one day prior to course. Please mute your line for the duration of the call, unless you wish to speak or are asking a question. For more information, go to www.dadecountybar.org or call (305) 371-2220.
16.21Save the Date! Florida Defense Lawyers Association's 2013 Winter Meeting in Big Sky, Montana.
18The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association will host a CLE on Pre-Trial Matters - Pre-Trial Motion Practice, Electronic Discovery and Practice with Professionalism & Civility (2 hours CLE anticipated), from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Dade County Law Library Meeting Room. The seminar is free to members of the FMCSBA. On-line registration required by Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. For more information, visit www.cunninghambar.org.
19The National Bar Association will host its Inaugural Legacy Ball at 7 p.m. Location TBD. Since 2009, the Ball has been presented as a celebration centered on preservation of heritage, democracy and the democratic process. Entertainment will include live music, celebrity guests, open bar, refreshments, light hors d'oeuvres, and exquisite food will be served to guests. Approximately 400-500 attendees are expected for the event. The U.S. President, elected and administration officials will be invited to the event. This black tie/formal event will sell out and tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, visit www.nationalbar.org.
25The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) Professionalism Committee will present the seminar, "Lessons from the Field: A Case Study of The Florida Bar v. Roland Raymond St. Louis," from 9 a.m. to - 5 p.m. at the OCBA Center. CLE: 6.0 (including 6.0 ethics; 1.0 mediation) pending. Speakers are former Supreme Court Justice  Charles T. Wells, Esq.; Patricia Savitz, Esq.; William H. Robinson, Jr., Esq.; David B. King, Esq.; Carrie A. Wozniak, Esq.; Marc P. Ossinsky, Esq.; James G. Feiber, Jr., Esq; William B. Custer, Esq.; James A. Edwards, Esq.; Robert L. Dietz, Esq.; David C. Schwartz, Esq.; David A. Paul, Esq.; Michael V. Elsberry, Esq.; Kristopher J. Kest, Esq. Fee: $35 (OCBA members); $50 (non-members). Continental breakfast sponsored by: HMS Certified Public Accountants. Lunch sponsored by: Marsh U.S. Consumer, a Service of Seabury & Smith, Inc. The registration deadline is January 18. To register, contact: Marie West at mariew@ocbanet.org, or download a registration form from the OCBA website calendar: www.orangecountybar.org.
25The Dade County Bar Association will host the seminar "Using Your J.D. - Limitless Opportunities," at its January General Membership Luncheon. The speakers will be Robert G. Beatty, Beatty Media, LLC and Publisher/CEO, South Florida Times;
Carlos de la Cruz, Sr., Chairman of the Board of CC1 Companies, Inc.; Hon. Alex E. Ferrer of Judge Alex; Hon. Marilyn Milian, The People's Court; and Laurie Silvers, President, Hollywood Media Corp and Founder of Sci-Fi Channel. The seminar will be held from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Bankers Club, One Biscayne Tower, 2 South Biscayne Blvd., 14th Floor in Miami. The cost to attend is $45 for members; $55 for nonmembers; and $60 on-site if space permits. Parking is available at surrounding public parking garages located on S.E. 1st Street, S.E. 2nd Street, Flagler Street and at various parking lots on Biscayne Blvd. Guests are responsible for their own parking. The Bankers Club cannot validate any parking tickets for the surrounding parking garages. For more information, go to www.dadecountybar.org or call (305) 371-2220.
30The Tallahassee Bar Association/ Legal Aid Foundation will host its 17th Annual Chili Cook-Off at 6 p.m. at the Carriage House at Goodwood Museum, www.goodwoodmuseum.org. There will be chili, beer, wine, cokes & margaritas! Come to cook or just eat and drink. Dress casual. The cost for cooking teams (up to 10 members) is $25 per person. The cost for all other attendees is $28 per person. The registration deadline is Jan. 23. For more information or to RSVP, contact Joann Capece at capecej@tallahasseebar.org or (850) 702-5010 or visit http://tallahasseebar.org/2013Chili.php.
312013 Pro Bono Service Awards Ceremony - Each year, the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar give special recognition to lawyers, groups and a member of the judiciary who have freely given their time and expertise in making legal services available to the poor. Among the awards presented is The Chief Justice's Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award, which recognizes a voluntary bar association that has demonstrated a significant contribution in the delivery of legal services on a pro bono basis to individuals or groups that cannot otherwise afford the services. This award recognizes an extraordinary commitment to provide access to the courts for all Floridians. The 2013 Pro Bono Service Awards Ceremony will be held at the Florida Supreme Court at 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dorohn A. Frazier at dfrazier@flabar.org or (850) 561-5764. Visit the Professional Practice section of The Florida Bar's website for information on Pro Bono Service Awards in Florida and past award recipients.
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