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8The Tallahassee Barristers Association will host its Annual Membership Drive and Low-Country Crab Boil, from 1-5 p.m. at the Piney-Z Clubhouse (950 Piney-Z Plantation Rd.) in Tallahassee. For more information, contact tallahassee.barristers@gmail.com or Tallahassee Barristers Association President, Mutaqee Akbar at (850) 383-0000 or m.akbaresq@gmail.com.
10The Law Office of McCabe Rabin, P.A. will host its Annual Constitution Day Celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach. This is a patriotic and family-friendly event that several hundred people attended last year, including judges, lawyers, community leaders, teachers, military officers, and school children. Light hors d'oeuvres and free drink tickets will be available. There will have a group of 40 elected officials and distinguished citizens read the text of the Constitution in a public forum. McCabe Rabin will also host its Annual Essay Contest for middle school students with cash prizes for the winners. For more information on the essay contest, go to http://www.mccaberabin.com/lawyer-attorney-1391379.html. The first place winner will also be invited to read the Preamble (the “We the people” part) at our event! For more information or to RSVP, e-mail wendy@McCabeRabin.com.
10The Dade County Bar Association, Weil Quaranta, P.A. and DLA Piper will host a networking event to promote the Miami Chapter of Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami is the premier mentoring organization of South Florida, helping thousands of children each year through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with caring adult volunteers. The networking event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Southeast Financial Center Lobby of Miami. For more information or to RSVP, send an e-mail to kristine@weillaw.net.
12The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a Meet the Judge Lunch with Judge Beatrice Butchko at La Loggia Restaurant at 12 noon. To attend, you must RSVP and pay $30 (includes lunch) in advance (make checks payable to Miami-Dade FAWL) to Elizabeth Vega Patino Epatino@patinolaw.com.
13The South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Awards Dinner & Installation of Officers at the JW Marriott Marquis, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way in Miami. Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. The Edward B. Davis Award for Service to the Federal Bench & Bar will be presented to the Honorable Kathleen M. Williams in honor of her long career of public service. To purchase tickets by credit card now go to: http://www.fedbar.org/Chapters/South-Florida-Chapter. For more information, contact federalbar.southflorida@gmail.com or leave a message at (305) 789-7614.
13The Cuban American Bar Association will host its Annual Mentoring Kick-Off Reception. The reception, sponsored by Bilzin Sumberg, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at 1450 Brickell Ave., 23rd Fl., Miami. To RSVP, contact Executive Director Diana Powell at diana@cabaonline.com. For more information on the event, contact Mentoring Chair, Nicole Mestre at nmestre@mestrelaw.com.
14The Dade County Bar Association and the Dade Legal Aid Society will host the South Florida Bankruptcy Bench & Bar Conference, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 14th floor of the Bankers Club in Miami. The cost for registration is $79 for members; $89 for nonmembers and will include five CLE credits (includes 3 ethics) and continental breakfast. If registering the ay of the program, the cost will be $100. For more information and to RSVP, visit the registration page at https://www.dadecountybar.org/091412bvftb.php or contact the DCBA at (305) 371-2220. (PARKING NOTICE: The Bankers Club will offer guests valet parking at a special day rate of $7 per car. The valet is located at Mia's across the street from the One Biscayne Tower on Flagler Street. Please bring the valet parking ticket with you to the Club and it will be stamped. You may also self park in the public parking garage across from the One Biscayne Tower on SE 1st Street. Parking at the Bankers Club will not be validated.)
17The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host an E-Discovery Management CLE presentation by Credence Corp. The Lunch & Learn will be held at Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell, 80 SW 8th St, Ste 3000 in Miami and will begin at 12 noon. Lunch to be provided along with one hour of CLE credit. Space is limited to 15 attendees so be sure to RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, contact Monica Segura Fernandez at msegura@rumberger.com.
19The Miami Lakes Bar Association will host a Wednesday Networking Happy Hour, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Original Shula's Steak House, 7601 Miami Lakes Drive. Those in attendance can enjoy complimentary appetizers and happy hour drink specials. For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail hsera@corvocalas.com or call (305) 827-0084.
19The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL and the Florida Muslim Bar Association will host a Diversity Panel from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Florida International University (FIU), College of Law, Rafael-Diaz Balart Hall, Room 1000 (Large Courtroom) in Miami. Panelists include: Alex Acosta, Dean of FIU Law School; Patricia White, Dean of University of Miami Law School; Jared Davis, Managing Partner of Greenberg Traurig and , Circuit Court Judge Scott Berstein, 11th Judicial Circuit. For more information, contact Mahira Khan at mkhan009@fiu.edu.
21The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association will host a lunch meeting at the Palm Beach County Courthouse Library at 12 noon. For more information, e-mail FMCBarAssoc@gmail.com.
21The Northwest Broward Section will host a luncheon at Mythos Greek Taverna in Coral Spring. Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. and lunch will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $25 for BCBA members; $30 for non-members and complimentary to judges that are members of the BCBA. For more information or to RSVP, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618 or traci@browardbar.org.
22The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida will host its 9th Annual Gala 2012. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the EPIC Hotel in Miami. The keynote speaker for the event is United States Senator Bill Nelson. The Gala will feature a cocktail reception followed by dinner and dance. For more information, please contact Richard R. Robles, Esq. at rrobles@roblespa.com or (305) 755-9200. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
22The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a Saturday "Table for Eight" with Judge Abby Cynamon at 11:45 a.m. at Seasons 52. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail Kim Cannon at Kcannon@bogertrembold.com. Lunch is dutch treat.
22The Caribbean Bar Association will host its 16th Annual Scholarship Banquet at 7 p.m. (cocktail reception followed by dinner, entertainment and dancing) at the Hard Rock Cafe, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL, The cost to attend the banquet is $100 per ticket. To purchase a ticket or for more information, e-mail the CBA President Carol Green at cgreen@delancyhill.com.
24The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a reception honoring Judge Joseph Farina for his years of service to the judiciary. This complimentary event, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on the 14th Floor of the Bankers Club at One Biscayne Tower, will include appetizers and wine. A cash bar will also be available. You must RSVP and be a FAWL member (E-mail Kcannon@bogertrembold.com to check your status.). For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Annette Strauch at asegura54@yahoo.com.
24The Broward County Women Lawyers' Association will host its Annual Installation of Officers and Board of Directors at the Tower Club in Ft. Lauderdale. Registration for the event will be at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon will begin at 12 p.m. The Honorable Carol E. Higbee of Atlantic County, NJ will be administering the oath of office. The cost is $35 for BCWLA members, $40 for nonmembers, $30 for the Judiciary. To RSVP, send an e-mail to rsvp@bcwla.com. Send checks payable to BCWLA to: Jennifer C. Erdelyi, Esq. BCWLA Treasurer, Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb, P.A., One Financial Plaza, 23rd Floor, 100 Southeast Third Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33394.
25The Cuban American Bar Association will host a CLE presentation on "iPADS & THE PRACTICE OF LAW: How Lawyers Can Use iPads to Manage Client, Case, Contact, and Calendar Information," presented by Adriana Linares, Technology Trainer and Consultant. The presentation will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Broad & Cassel in Miami. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail Nicole Mestre at nmestre@mestrelaw.com.
27The West Broward Section of the Broward County Bar Association will host a CLE luncheon with Chief Judge Melanie G. May, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Plantation Preserve Golf Course in Plantation. The luncheon topic is titled, "Interpreting and Complying with Rule 2.420, Public Access to Judicial Branch Records." The cost to attend is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Attendance is complimentary for judges who are members of the BCBA. For more information or to RSVP to Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618.
28The Cuban American Bar Association and the Cuban American CPA Association will host their 11th Annual Golf Classic at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa beginning at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Richard Montes de Oca at rmontes@mdopartners.com. Make checks payable to the "CABA Foundation."
28The Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches will host a joint breakfast with Florida Supreme Court Justices Quince, Pariente and Lewis from 7:45 - 9 a.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Justice Peggy Quince will speak on The Courts Throughout History; Justice Barbara Pariente will speak on Understanding Merit Retention and Justice R. Fred Lewis will speak on Judges Outside the Courtroom. Individual seats are $30 for PBCBA members, Complimentary for the judiciary and non member attorneys are welcome to attend for $40. Reserved table of 10 are available for $300. All 10 names will need to be available to reserve firm tables. For more information, e-mail kclark@palmbeachbar.org or call the PBCBA at (561) 687-2800.
28The Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Young Lawyers Sections invite you to attend a Swearing In Ceremony & Reception for Candidates for Admission to The Florida Bar. The ceremony will be held at the Criminal Justice Center, Courtroom One, 4th Fl., 14250 49th St. N. The Oath of Admission to be administered by the Honorable J. Thomas McGrady, Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Attendance is encouraged to welcome the candidates for admission! A reception and refreshments will follow the ceremony in the cafeteria on the first floor. Friends and family are welcome. Stetson University College of Law is sponsoring this event and there is no charge to attend, but those planning to attend must RSVP by calling (727) 823-7474.
29The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association will host its First Annual Bowl-A-Thon – “Bowl for Books”, from 12pm to 2pm at Bird Bowl, 9275 SW 40th Street in Miami. The entry fees for teams of up to five individuals is $250, $150 for government teams and $100 for students. For more information or to register, email Williams.sherria@gmail.com.
29The Virgil Hawkins Chapter of the National Bar Association will host its first Quarterly Meeting and CLE the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort in Stuart, FL. The meeting day will begin with an 8:30 a.m. breakfast, followed by the 9 a.m. meeting, including be a brief presentation on Merit Retention Education by Lance Scriven. Members can also learn how to support Justice Peggy Quince in the General Election on Nov. 6 or visit www.voteyesjusticequince.com. The Trial Masters: Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts CLE will start promptly at 10:30 a.m. There is no cost for VHFCNBA members. The cost for nonmembers if $125. Hotel room rates for the Marriott Beach Resort start at $109. To make reservations, call (800) 775-5936 or log on to www.marriotthutchinsonisland.com. The will be a pre-meeting reception in the Presidential Suite at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Attorney Willie Gary will host a private party in his home for members of VHFCNBA on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to vhfcnba.events.rsvp@gmail.com by Sept. 24. For more information, visit the VHFCNBA website at www.vhfcnba.org.
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