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May 2020

16 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Women Lawyers AssociationA League of Our Own: Sharks Game: May 16th, 2020 -at Vystar Veteran's Memorial Arena - (300 A Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202)  
14 15th CIRCUIT_ South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Monthly Membership Luncheon, 11:30 AM, Morton's The Steakhouse, Boca Raton For more info: [email protected] 561-237-6858  
13 13th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach Chapter of ABOTA meeting and Trial College at the PBC Courthouse/Cafe, 7:30 am  
12 SIXTH CIRCUIT_Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Annual Celebration and Scholarship Banquet, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Stetson University College of Law, Great Hall, Gulfport. Tickets available at minnis2020banquet.eventbrite.com  
12 13th CIRCUIT_Hillsborough County Bar Assn. Law Day Membership Luncheon Armature Works1910 N. Ola Tampa,Angie Harris [email protected] 813.221.7777  

April 2020

25 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach Chapter of ABOTA meeting/Italian Night at Admiral's Cove in Jupiter, FL, 7pm  
16 15th CIRCUIT_ South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Monthly Membership Luncheon, 11:30 AM, Morton's The Steakhouse, Boca Raton For more info: [email protected] 561-237-6858  
02-03 CANCELED_13th CIRCUIT_Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Criminal Law Review and Board Certification, Tips Seminar for State and Federal Law, HIlton AIrport Weshore Tampa. https://www.facdl.org/page/certification-review-2020  

March 2020

26 POSTPONED_4th CIRCUIT_Historic Reenactment of the Trial of Susan B. Anthony & Luncheon High schoolers from around the county will enjoy watching real actors and actresses perform a historic reenactment of the trial of Susan B. Anthony, who was prosecuted and found guilty of illegal voting on June 17, 1873. Following the reenactment, the high schoolers will join lawyers from the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court and the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates for lunch and a roundtable discussion about the trial and voting rights. Duval County Courthouse (Courtroom 407)Thursday, March 26, 10:00 to 1:00 p.m.This event is reserved for high schoolers, chaperones, and participating lawyers.  
24 POSTPONED_4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Federal Bar Assn. Reception for All, Join us for a kick-off reception at the Duval County Courthouse! The U.S. Navy Band will entertain us, historic voting buttons will be distributed, patriotic food will be served, Dean Laura Rosenbury of UF Law will provide remarks, the 19th Amendment Traveling Exhibit will be unveiled, and student-art-contest entries will be displayed for viewing and voting. Attendees are encouraged to bring children and teens to this fun and informative celebration.Duval County Courthouse (Atrium)Tuesday, March 24, 5:19 to 6:30 p.m.Please register your attendance here: Jaxbar.org/19th  
24 ·POSTPONED_4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Opening Reception for 19th Amendment at Duval County Courthouse  
23-03 POSTPONED_4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Federal Bar Association Traveling Exhibit and Poster-Contest EntriesPlease visit the atrium area of the Duval County Courthouse to view the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress’s 19th Amendment traveling exhibit titled, “100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future.” The six-banner free-standing exhibit features historic photos and details the story of the battle for ratification and outlines the challenges that remain. The exhibit was recently awarded a 2019 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award. While there, check out and vote on student entries to the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Law Day Poster Contest.Duval County Courthouse (Atrium)  
21 11th Circuit: The Chinese Exclusion Act – public airing of PBS documentary. Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida (APABA). Miami Dade Main Library Auditorium, 101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130 March 21, 2020 at 9:30 AM  
11 10th CIRCUIT_Polk Association for Women Lawyers 1.Hosting Second DCA Oral Arguments Historic Polk County Courthouse 100 E main St. Bartow  
05 4th CIRCUIT_D.W. Perkins Bar Association, Luncheon - FSCJ Urban Resource Center, 601 W. State Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202 - Our special guest speaker will be Florida Bar President John M. Stewart.  
04 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association ·March After 5: Special Screening of "Harriet" - March 4, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Sun-Ray sponsored by Fletcher and Phillips - members only (1028 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204)  
04 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Association Yoga on the Lawy, Duval County Courthouse, Noon to 1 p.m.  
03 2nd CIRCUIT_Tallahassee Bar Assn. Centennial Gala, 6 -8:30 p.m. Bricks and Brass, Tallahassee. Celebrating 100 years of the Tallahassee Bar Association. To purchase event tickets please visit www.tallahasseebar.org .  
03 15th CIRCUIT_ South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Monthly Membership Luncheon, 11:30 AM, Morton's The Steakhouse, Boca Raton For more info: [email protected] 561-237-6858  

February 2020

29 12th CIRCUIT_Manatee Association for Women Lawyers, Lip Sync Battle, Benefit for Take Stock in Children, 6 p.m., Music Compound, Sarasota.EMAIL [email protected]  
29 9th CIRCUIT_Orange County Bar Association's 6th Annual Law Day 5k and Inaugural Block Party, https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=13133&eventId=342708  
29 13th CIRCUIT_Hillsborough County Bar Assn. 5k Pro Bono River Run & Pig Roast/Food Festival, Ferguson Law Center/Tampa Riverwalk, 1616 N. Tampa St., Tampa, Angie Harris 813-221-7777; [email protected]  
26 2nd CIRCUIT_The Florida Government Bar Association Luncheon, Gift Bans in the Sunshine State, Noon at the Capital City Country Club, located at 1601 Golf Terrace Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32301.  
26 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Association Bench & Bar Conference, Jury Assembly Room, Duval County Courthouse. lunch and a presentation on proposals for settlement. Once the lunch presentation ends, attendees will select breakout sessions from three featured tracks: Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Issues for Civil Practitioners. The conference concludes with a networking social.  
23 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach County Bar Association Multi-Bar Family Picnic, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, Okeeheelee Park, West Palm Beach https://apps.palmbeachbar.org/calendar/register/?eventno=3131  
21-22 CIRCUIT 20_Lee County Bar Association Circuit Mock Trial Competition Volunteers NeededLocation: Lee County Justice Center 1700 Monroe Street, Various Courtrooms, Fort Myers, FL. 33901  
21 20th CIRCUIT_Lee County Bar Association is presenting a open-to-the-public luncheon on “Hemp: The legal and economic ramifications.” The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers.  
21 20th CIRCUIT_Lee County Bar Association Hemp Panel Luncheon FREE to Members/ $25 NON MembersPUBLIC is welcome When: 11:30am to 1pm; Location: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers, FL. 33901Please register at: www.leebar.org  
20 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Luncheon Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion. Register https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1267500&group=  
20 15th CIRCUIT_ South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Monthly Membership Luncheon, 11:30 AM, Morton's The Steakhouse, Boca Raton For more info: [email protected] 561-237-6858  
19 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Association -19th - Java with the Judges. 19th - Java with the Judges. South County Courthouse - First Floor Atrium 200 W Atlantic AvenueDelray Beach, Florida  33444Contact: Seema Patel, Executive Director [email protected] 561-237-6858  
19 4th CIRCUIT_Federal Bar Association Jacksonville Members' Luncheon, A Radical Approach to Witness Preparation, Noon to 1:15 p.m. Please RSVP by emailing Maria Daniels, [email protected], or by visiting the event page on our website. https://www.jaxfedbar.org/index.php/events/members-luncheon-a-radical-approach-to-witness-preparation/  
15 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Chili Cook-Off. Riverside Market.  
13 11th CIRCUIT_The Caribbean Bar Association 9th Annual Diversity Symposium, Status of Voting Rights 2020, White and Case LLP, Miami  
13 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Association's YLS Joint Happy Hour with PBCBA and BCBA YLD.  
08 15th CIRCUIT_ South Palm Beach County Bar Association YLS Habitat by Humanity Build Joint with SPBC FAWL. eremy Dicker, YLS [email protected] (561) 994-6273 https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1302950  
07-08 20th CIRCUIT_Lee County Bar Association County Mock Trial Competition VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Lee County Justice Center1700 Monroe Street, Various Courtrooms, Fort Myers, FL. 33901  
06 20th CIRCUIT_Lee County Bar Association Health and Wellness Committee presents: New Year, New You: Cooking with Carey! Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm; Hope Clubhouse, 3602 Broadway, Fort Myers, FL. 33901  
06 9th CIRCUIT_Florida Hispanic Bar Association at Florida Bar Winter Meeting, Hyatt Regency Orlando, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Room Bay Hill 19  
06 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Association YLS Miami Nights La Estacion American Brasserie, 600 NW 1st Ave, Miami, Florida 33136To register: DadeCountyBarAssociation.org/events  
01 15th CIRCUIT_South Florida Legal Mentoring Picnic, 11:00 a.m. CB Smith Park, Pavillion19, Pembrooke Pines, BrowardBar.org  

January 2020

31 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Association, Brown Bagging with the Bench, 11:45 a.m. at Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room. Judge Jon Morgan and Judge Hal Epperson will be presenting on Motion to Supress.  
30 4th CIRCUIT_The Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association invite you to a reception on Thursday, January 30, 2020, beginning at 4 p.m. at The River Club where the Portrait of the Honorable Jerry A. Funk will be unveiled, and United States Bankruptcy Judge, the Honorable Cynthia C. Jackson, will be welcomed back to Jacksonville. Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to [email protected] if you plan to attend.  
30 9th CIRCUIT_Orange County Bar Association, OCBA's Got Talent! The Abbey @ 5:30 p.m. To register: https://www.orangecountybar.org/store/ocba-social-events/  
28 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Association YLS Happy Hour, Valeen Arena, Jacksonville  
25 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Association CommUNITY Day, Feeding Northeast Florida, 1116 Edgewood Ave, North, Jacksonville 12:30-3:30 p.m. Help inspect, sort and package food for distribution at their facility.  
24 20th Circuit_Lee County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee Lunch Meeting, Lee County Justice Center, Fort Myers, Please register at www.leebar.org  
24 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Association's Drive for Diversity at 6:30 pm; Drive Shack - 7285 Corner Drive; Orlando, Florida Join the Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association and the Osceola County Bar Association for our first Drive for Diversity!  
23 9th CIRCUIT_Orange County Bar Association Luncheon, Embassy Suites Hotel, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 10 Valuable Lessons from Serving 25 Combined Years on the State, Appellate and Federal Bench with the HOn. John Antoon, II District Judge, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. To register: https://www.orangecountybar.org/store/ocba-luncheons/ocba-luncheon-january-23-2020/  
22 4th CIRCUIT_Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter Chambers Lunch with Judge Toomey, noon to 1:00 p.m.The Chambers Lunch Program provides opportunities for our members to enjoy informal lunches with our local federal judges. Space is limited so please RSVP by emailing Maria Daniels, [email protected], or by visiting the event page on our website.  
22 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Association Member Luncheon, DoubleTree Hotel, Jacksonville, https://www.jaxbar.org/Login.aspx?optional=1&store=1&returl=%2fstore%2fRenewMembership.aspx  
22 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Assn. 22nd Probate and Guardianship: You Be The Judge 12 p.m. Lawson Thomas Courthouse, 175 NW 1st Ave. 11th Floor, Miami, 33128. To register: DadeCountyBarAssociation.org/events  
17 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Lakes Bar Assn._Installation Celebration at Shula's Steakhouse; Time- TBD.  
15 15th CIRCUIT_Caribbean Bar Association Joint General Body and CLE Meeting, 5:30 p.m. at Main Courthouse, First Floor Cafeteria, West Palm Beach  
15 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Association, A League of Our Own, Icemen Game, VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.  
14 15th CIRCUIT_ South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Annual Joint lunch with SPBC FAWL, Speaker: Florida Bar’s President John Stewart 11:30 AM, Morton's The Steakhouse, Boca Raton For more info: [email protected] 561-237-6858  
09 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Assn. New Year Happy Hour, ASTRA, 2121 NW 2nd Ave. Miami. 6 p.m. To register DadeCountyBarAssociation.org/events  
08 13th CIRCUIT_Hillsborough County Bar Assn. Diversity & Inclusion Membership Luncheon, Hiton Tampa Downtown, 211 N. Tampa St., Tampa Noon -1 PM  

December 2019

19 20th CIRCUIT_Lee County Bar Assn. Member Holiday Party, Sponsored by The Kelleher Firm and CopyLady, Inc.Location: The Edison Restaurant, 3585 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL. 33901 Free to all Members!Please register at www.leebar.org  
19 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach Bar Association Annual Holiday Party, Bocaire Country Club  
13 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Lakes Bar Assn. Holiday Party and 2020 Elections, Location TBD  
06 CIRCUIT 6_Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association and Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Holiday Party, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Breakroom Bar & Grill, 13575 58th Street North, Clearwater. Admission is free with an unwrapped toy or a $10 donation. Food and beverages provided  
05 13th CIRCUIT_Hillsborough County Bar Assn. Holiday Open House, Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 N. Tampa St.Tampa,  
04 2nd CIRCUIT - Florida Government Bar Assn. Annual Judges Appreciation Banquet and Charity Silent Auction, 5:30 -7:30 PM, Captial City Country Club, Tallahassee. For sponsorship opportunities or to donate items, please email [email protected]  

November 2019

21 15th CIRCUIT_ South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Monthly Membership Luncheon, 11:30 AM, Morton's The Steakhouse, Boca Raton For more info: [email protected] 561-237-6858  
21 9th CIRCUIT_Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society Breakfast of Champions, 7:30 AM, Amway Center. More info:https://files.constantcontact.com/56b71907001/6a184996-4958-4b4a-b9be-944068228a5c.pdf  
15 9th CIRCUIT_NOVEMBER OSCEOLA COUNTY BAR MEETING at 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
13 11th CIRCUIT_Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Assn. - An Evening with Black Judges, 6 - 8 p.m., Antiock Missionary Baptist Church, 21311 NW 34 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33056  
13 CIRCUIT 11_Dade County Bar Association’s Art of Law Luncheon at 11:30am-1:00pm located at Ampersand Studios: 31 NE 17th St, Miami, FL 33132. ·1 General CLE credit pending. Contact Shay Garcia, Events Director 305-371-2220 x304  
12 6th CIRCUIT - Pinellas Association for Women Lawyers Financial Planning Lunch Speaker Series #2, The Breakroom Bar and Grill, 13575 58th St. N.,Clearwater  
07 15th CIRCUIT_Diversity & Inclusion Committee's Annual Cocktail Reception and Networking Event with Minority Bar Association: November 7 – at Woodfield Country Club  
07 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates - ABOTA's Annual Judicial Roast, Sailfish Club, 6:00-8:00 p.m  
06 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Assn. Veterans Day Luncheon  
05 6th CIRCUIT_Pinellas County Chapter of Florida Association of Women Lawyers - Social, Room 901, 901 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg  
02 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach Bar Assn. 11th Annual Bench and Barristers Tennis Bash, Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, Florida  33444. For more info: Linda Oroz, Executive [email protected] 561-237-6858  
02 13th CIRCUIT_Tampa Hispanic Bar Association will have their 13th Annual Scholarship Gala at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. at 6:00 p.m  

October 2019

25 9th CIRCUIT_OCTOBER OSCEOLA COUNTY BAR MEETING at 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
25 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Assn. General Membership Luncheon, Miami 11:30 a.m. Hilton (Downtown)1601 Biscayne Blvd. Events Director - [email protected] 305-371-2220  
24 9th CIRCUIT - Central Florida Gay & Lesbian Law Association and the Osceola County Bar Association for our first Drive for Diversity! The event will be held at Drive Shack in Orlando from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. The point of the event is to have a laid-back atmosphere, where everyone can mingle and have fun. This will be a great networking event that you won't want to miss! GET YOUR FREE TICKET ON EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cfgalla-and-osceola-county-bar-association-drive-for-diversity-tickets-63333725879?aff=efbeventtix  
24-26 FLABOTA - Florida Chapters American Board of Trial Advocates Southeastern Chapters Retreat and Board Meeting, The Country Club of Sapphire Valley, 120 Handicap Drive, Sapphire NC All ABOTA members welcome. Register at www.flabota.org.  
24 17th CIRCUIT_Honorable Thomas J. Reddick Jr. Commissioned Courthouse Portrait Unveiling, 12:00 p.m. Networking from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Broward County Courthouse, 201 Southeast 6th Street WW 15150, Fort Lauderdale  
23 Legal Services of North Florida Pro Bono Celebration, 7:30 p.m. on the Gulf, 2996 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin. To purchase tickets visit https://probono.lsnf.org  
23 2nd CIRCUIT - Florida Government Bar Assn - October CLE and Membership Meeting Featuring Tiffany Cruz, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Capital City Country Club, Tallahassee  
17 15th CIRCUIT_ South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Monthly Membership Luncheon, 11:30 AM, Morton's The Steakhouse, Boca Raton For more info: [email protected] 561-237-6858  
12 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Lakes Bar Association Susan G Komen 5k at Bayside Park  
12 9th CIRCUIT - Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Assn. and members of other local voluntary bar associations Come Out With Pride Orlando, 11 N. Summerlin Ave. Suite 100, Orlando. Registration is free for all members of local voluntary bar associations, law students, and members of the judiciary. Please contact Christian C. Walters, at [email protected] if you have any questions.  
11 13th CIRCUIT_Hillsborough County Bar Association YLD Annual Golf Tournament,Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club. For More Info: Jeff Wilcox [email protected]; 813-221-3900  
08 6th CIRCUIT - Pinellas Association for Women Lawyers Financial Planning Lunch Speaker Series #1, The Breakroom Bar and Grill, 13575 58th St. N.,Clearwater  
05 11th CIRCUIT - Caribbean Bar Assn. 23rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gale, "Le J'ouvert: A caribbean Diaspora Celebration" Miami Biscayne Bay Marriott, 7 p.m.  
04 2nd CIRCUIT_Florida Govt. Bar Association - “Administrative Practice for Young Lawyers” 8:00 a.m. First District Court of Appealhttps://flagovbar.org/products/practiceseminar. Registration is limited to 80 attendees to ensure that we don’t exceed the capacity of the room. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]* 7 CLE Credits Pending Approval from the Florida Bar  
03 13th CIRCUIT_23rd Annual Hillsborough County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, Luncheon and Judicial Reception: To the Moon and Back: Explorations in Law and Advocacy, Hilton Tampa Downtown, 211 N Tampa St. Tampa. For more info: Monique Lawson - [email protected]; 813-221-7786  

September 2019

27 9th CIRCUIT_SEPTEMBER OSCEOLA COUNTY BAR MEETING at 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
26 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates - 09/26 ABOTA Chapter Meeting – TBD in Stuart 6:00-8:00 p.m.  
25 2nd CIRCUIT - Florida Government Bar Assn. - CLE and Membership Meeting, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Capital City Country Club, Tallahassee featuring Reggie Garcia to present on Executive Clemency and Voting Rights!  
25 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. YLS Happy Hour with Palm Beach County Bar Assn. YLD Copperpoint Brewery in Boyton Beach, Linda Oroz, Executive [email protected] 5612376858  
20 6th CIRCUIT- Fred G. Minnis Sr. Bar Association-Judicial Roundtable at noon at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center, Judicial Conference Room.  
19 17th CIRCUIT_TJ Reddick Bar Association Morning Tour of the Broward County Courthouse, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM 201 Southeast 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale  
19 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Assn. Coffee at the Courthouse, 8:30 AM, Duval County Courthouse Chief Judges Chamber, Jacksonville. For more info: LaTesha M. Campbell - [email protected]  
19 9th CIRCUIT_Orange County Bar Assn joint luncheon with Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida,11:30 AM, Embassy Suites Hotel Guest speaker Luz Maria Doria, Executive Producer, Despierta America, who will speak about overcoming fear in the face of adversity. Register: https://www.orangecountybar.org/store/ocba-luncheons/ocba-luncheon-september-19-2019/  
19 15th CIRCUIT_ South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Monthly Membership Luncheon, 11:30 AM, Morton's The Steakhouse, Boca Raton For more info: [email protected] 561-237-6858  
19 11th CIRCUIT - Tri County Bar Association Networking Happy Hour5:30 p.m. - La Estacion American Brasserie600 NW 1ST AVE. CENTRAL FOOD HALL MIAMI Contact Events [email protected] 305-371-2220  
18 1st CIRCUIT_ Walton County Bar Association: A Conversation with The Florida Bar President John Stewart, 5 pm, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, Destin. A reception will follow with The Florida Bar Board of Governors. Registration is open until Sept. 11. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reception-with-the-florida-bar-board-of-governors-tickets-68486838979  
18 17th CIRCUIT_Federal Bar Assn. (Broward County Ch.) Installation Luncheon for 2019-20 Officers and Directors;U.S. District Court Judge William P. Dimitrouleas as guest speaker; 12 noon at the Tower Club, 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394. $45 for members; $50 for nonmembers; $30 for government employees; $20 for judiciary, law clerks, and student members; $60 for non-government attorneys after 2-day RSVP deadline (including walk-ins) RSVP to Trevor Jones at [email protected] Karlson at [email protected]*  
17 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Assn. Consititution Day Lunch, Noon, Lunch will be catered by Black Sheep. Please RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected],  
17 2nd CIRCUIT - Tallahassee Bar Association, the TBA Young Lawyers Section, and the Florida Government Bar Association 7th Annual Table for 8, 5:30 - 8:00 PM, Hotel Duval. RSVP to [email protected] by September 11, 2019, to reserve your seat.  
13 11th CIRCUIT - Asian Pacific American Bar Assn. - South Florida 15th Anniversary Celebration and Installation Banquet -6:30 p.m. Conrad, Miami More information: https://www.apabasfla.org/events/#!event/2019/9/13/apaba-15th-anniversary-dinner-and-board-installation  
13 2nd CIRCUIT - Florida Government Bar Assn./YLD Happy Hour & Networking, 5:30-7:30 PM, Brass Tap Midtown  
13 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates - 09/13 ABOTA's James Otis Lecture Series, Palm Beach County School Board, 9-11:30 a.m.  
12 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Assn - Annual Judicial Reception, Miami Sky Tower, 6-8 pm  
12 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Membership Reception, 5:30 PM IPIC Delray Beach25 SE 4th Avenue, Delray Beach. For more info: [email protected] 561-237-6858  
11 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Java with the Judges of South County - Joint with PBC Hispanic Bar! Attend a joint Breakfast to celebrate the National Hispanic Heritage Month. 8:00 AM South County Courthouse - The First Floor Atrium200 W Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. Contact [email protected]  
07 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Lakes Bar Assn. Marlins Night, 6 PM Purchase tickets at https://groupmatics.events/event/miamilakesnight  
07 4th CIRCUIT - Jacksonville Bar Assn. First Annual Inshore Fishing Tournament, 8 AM - 12 NOON, Clapboard Creek Boat Ramp, Craig Shoup, [email protected] (904) 399-4486  
05-07 13th CIRCUIT - National Federal Bar Assn. Annual Meeting, Hilton Tampa Downtown. Visit www.fedbar.org  
05 11th CIRCUIT - Dade County Bar Assn. Luncheon with President John Stewart, Noon, Truluck's777 Brickell Ave., Miami, Information and tickets - https://www.mdfawl.org/events-1/luncheon-with-john-stewart-incoming-president-of-the-florida-bar  
05 17th CIRCUIT - Caribbean Bar Association General Body Meeting, Broward County Bar Assn.5:30 p.m.  

August 2019

28 4th CIRCUIT - Jacksonville Bar Assn. Member Appreciation with the Omni, Starting at 9:30 AM, Duval County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Attorney Center, Jacksonville  
28 2nd CIRUIT - Florida Government Bar Assn. CLE and Membership Meeting featuring John Sawicki, President, Forensic Data Corp.11:45 AM  1:00 PM Capital City Country Club, Tickets here: https://flagovbar.org/products  
22 9th CIRCUIT - Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, 2019 Membership Celebration,  
21 4th CIRCUIT - Jacksonville Bar Assn. All Star Celebration, 5:30-7:30 PM, Wells Fargo CenterRegister - https://www.jaxbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1201530&group=  
21 11th CIRCUIT - VBA Joint Summer Social - 6-9 p.m. Ivan's Cookhouse, 14815 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, FL 33181  
16-17 9th CIRCUIT - Orange County Bar Association New Lawyer Training Program, “Jump Start Your Career” Orange County Bar Association, 880 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando. Register - https://www.orangecountybar.org/?s=New+Lawyer+Training+Program August 16, 2019 – Navigating the Courts in the Ninth Judicial CircuitAugust 17, 2019 – The Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Own Firm  
14 1st CIRCUIT - Walton County Bar Association Lunch & Learn at Cantina Laredo in Grand Boulevard. Speaker is Annette Boyd Pitts, Director of the Justice Teaching Center for Civics Learning. 1 free hour of CLE credit is available and the cost to attend is to help with food and facility charges. To register please click the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-lunch-and-learn-raising-the-bar-on-civics-education-tickets-68202065213  

July 2019

26 9th CIRCUIT_JULY OSCEOLA COUNTY BAR MEETING at 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  

June 2019

26-29 15th CIRCUIT_Florida Association for Women Lawyers Annual Awards & Installation GalaBoca Raton Resort & Club  
21 9th CIRCUIT_JUNE OSCEOLA COUNTY BAR MEETING at 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
15 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Assn. 2019-20 Installation of Officers and Directors  
14 17th CIRCUIT_Federal Bar Association (Broward County Ch.) Summer Associates and Law Clerks Day at the Federal Courthouse. 8:30 a.m. - after lunch. RSVP to Michelle Casares at [email protected]  
14 17th CIRCUIT_Caribbean Bar Assn/Broward County Bar Association Taste of the Caribbean happy hour, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ Broward County Bar Association, Fort Lauderdale  
08 15th CIRCUIT_Florida Supreme Court Historical Society Sponsored event - Justice Barbara Pariente Retirement CelebrationPalm Beach County Convention Center, W. Palm Beach. Sit-down dinner event will be held in conjunction with the 70th Anniversary of the Palm Beach Legal Aid Society. Additional details including event sponsorship opportunities will be available soon, please check FlCourtHistory.org for updates  
06 4th CIRCUIT_Young Lawyers Section Jacksonville Bar Assn. Annual Meeting, UNF Center for Entrepreneurship at The Barnett National Bank Building, 5:15 PM. Register at https://www.jaxbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1232772&group=  
05 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Annual Judicial Reception “Celebrating Civility” at TIAA Bank Field. Sponsorship opportunities available. More information at www.JWLA.org.  

May 2019

24 9th CIRCUIT_MAY OSCEOLA COUNTY BAR MEETING at 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
23 11th CIRCUIT_Caribbean Bar Assn General Body Meeting, 6-8 p.m. Akerman Miami  
23 1st CIRCUIT_The First Judicial Circuit Bench & Bar Professionalism Committee would like to invite you to join Circuit Judge William F. Stone for a “Dutch Treat” lunch.The lunch with Judge Stone will take place on Thursday, May 23 from noon until 1 p.m. at Two Trees, 1955 Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. There is no topic for the lunch, just an open forum. Seating for the luncheon is limited to the first five respondents.If you would like to attend the luncheon, please respond to Jeff Nall, executive director of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, by email at [email protected]  
22 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Assn - Past Presidents CLE program, University of Miami, 9 am - 4 pm  
18 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Assn 58th Annual Installation Gala. Woodfield Country Club3650 Club Place, Boca Raton, Florida  33496 Contact: Linda Oroz, Executive Director [email protected]  
17 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Assn. Bench & Bar Conference, Duval County Courthouse, kicks off with lunch and a cybersecurity primer for law firms. Register - https://www.jaxbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1151019&group=  
17 13th CIRCUIT_Florida Supreme Court Historical Society Sponsored event - Justice Peggy Quince Retirement Celebration Reception, Floridan Palace Hotel, Downtown Tampa. Additional details including event sponsorship opportunities will be available soon, please check FlCourtHistory.org for updates  
16 17th CIRCUIT_Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter Annual Judicial Reception,4:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Honoring the Judges of the Southern District of Florida Tower Club - Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394  
15 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. 8 a.m. -South County Courthouse - The Atrium200 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, Florida  33444 Linda Oroz, Executive [email protected]  
15 17th CIRCUIT_Caribbean Bar Association - Judicial Diversity Initiative (JDI) Judicial Reception 6-8PM @ Greenspoon Marder, Fort Lauderdale  
14 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Monthly Membership Luncheon. Featured Speaker: Sheriff Bradshaw, PBSO. Click HERE for more information and registration. - Last Monthly Luncheon of the 2018 - 2019 Bar Year! Morton's The Steakhouse5050 Town Center Circle, Suite 219, Boca Raton, Florida  33486 Contact Linda Oroz, Executive [email protected]  
09 Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Luncheon at The River Club. 11:45 am - 1:00 pm. More information at www.JWLA.org.  
09 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Luncheon at The River Club. More information at www.JWLA.org.  
09 1st CIRCUIT_The First Judicial Circuit Bench & Bar Professionalism Committee would like to invite you to join Circuit Judge Kelvin C. Wells for a “Dutch Treat” lunch.The lunch with Judge Wells will take place on Thursday, May 9 from noon until 1 p.m. at Bogey's, 660 Baldwin Avenue, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433. RSVP to [email protected]  
07 6th CIRCUIT_The Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women LawyersNouvelle Beauty Bar. Come out and get your choice of a mani or pedi for $25.00 for PFAWL members who attend alone or $15.00 each for PFAWL member and their guests.  
01 15h CIRCUIT_Palm Beach Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates ABOTA's Law Day/4th DCA at Oxbridge Academy, 10:00 a.m.  

April 2019

29 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Federal Bar Assn. Nimmons Federal Practice Seminar,  
26 9th CIRCUIT_ APRIL OSCEOLA COUNTY BAR MEETING at 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
25 9th CIRCUIT_Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association, Annual Judicial Reception 5:30 pm - 8 pm; World of Beer, Orlando https://www.facebook.com/events/1055383551321176/  
22 13th CIRCUIT_Geroge Edgecomb Bar Association 36th Annual Scholarship Banquet, 5:30 Reception; 6:30 Dinner; Hilton Tampa Downtoen, 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa FL 33602  
18 2nd CIRCUIT_William H. Stafford American Inn of Court regular meetting at 5 p.m., Capital City Country Club. Presenation by Circuit Judge J. Lee Marsh;  
18 11th CIRCUIT_Florida Supreme Court Historical Society Sponsored event - Justice R. Fred Lewis Retirement Celebration Dinner, Coral Gables Country Club, Coral Gables; Event: Sit-down dinner. Additional details including event sponsorship opportunities will be available soon, please check FlCourtHistory.org for updates  
16 1st CIRCUIT_Walton County Bar Association April Evening Social, The Wine Bar, Grand Boulevard, Miramar beach, at 5:30 p.m.RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcba-april-social-at-the-wine-bar-tickets-59174140447  
16 1st CIRCUIT_ Walton County Bar Association April Social at The Wine Bar - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT) The Wine Bar - Grand Boulevard 655 Grand Boulevard ##101 Miramar Beach, FL 32550  
12 6th CIRCUIT_The Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Professional Best Practices for Lawyers from the Professionals” class 1-4 pm; Collaborative Labs at the EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College Campus, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater, FL 33765  
11 Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Luncheon at The River Club. 11:45 am - 1:00 pmMore information at www.JWLA.org.  
05 13th CIRCUIT_Tampa Hispanic Bar Association presents the Second Annual Latina Leaders Summit at the Tampa Club at 11:30 a.m.  
05 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Association, Annual Bench & Bar. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.- Hyatt Regency, 400 SE 2nd Ave.Miami  
04 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County FAWL Woman Lawyer of the Year Award Event at Woodfield Country Club, Boca Raton, 6-8  
03 17th CIRCUIT_B'nai B'rith Justice Unit 1.Cooking School- “Aprons” at Publix, Apron’s Kitchen 1181 S University Dr., Plantation, Florida 33324 (Members only event) 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  

March 2019

29 13th and 6th CIRCUIT_Voluntary Bar Leaders Summit, hosted by Tampa Hispanic Bar Assn. , Feather Sound Country Club,Clearwater; 8:30 a.m.  
29 Tampa Bay Voluntary Bar Leaders Summit, hosted by Tampa Hispanic Bar Assn.; Feather Sound Country Club, Clearwater. 8:30 a.m.  
27 9th CIRCUIT_Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida Path to the Bench, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; Orange County History Center, Orlando  
27 9th CIRCUIT_ Oscola County Bar Assn. March Coffee with Judges at 7:30 a.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Courtroom 4B. Hosted by Judge Gabrielle Sanders  
23 6th CIRCUIT_Clearwater Bar Association 80th Annual Oyster Roast 5:00 PM - Florin Roebig, Palm Harbor  
22 9th CIRCUIT_ Osceola County Bar Assn. March Meeting 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
14 17th CIRCUIT_Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter Monthly Luncheon, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, featuring U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan of Southern District of Florida Tower Club - Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394  
14 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Luncheon at The River Club. 11:45 am -1:00 pm. More information at www.JWLA.org.  
12 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Members’ Luncheon with Michael Huyghue: A Legal Insider’s View of the NFL, Tuesday, March 12, noon to 1:00 p.m.  
10-12 2nd CIRCUIT_Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Lobby Days, Tallahassee  
08 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Assn. Mock Trial, UM School of Law, 8 am.  
08 6th CIRCUIT_St. Petersburg Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Seminar “Tips for Mediators and Advocates.” 12:00-4:30 p.m. – St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg  
06 17th CIRCUIT_Broward County Bar Association, The T.J. Reddick Bar Association, Inc., The Broward County Women Lawyers Association present Jill of All Trades: the Changing Role of General Counsels, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Greenspoon Marder LLP, 200 East Broward Boulevard #1800, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jill-of-all-trades-the-changing-role-of-general-counsels-tickets-55971965656#tickets  
05 17th CIRCUIT_Broward County Trial Lawyers Assn. An evening to honor the life and career of Justice Barbara J. Pariente, Panorama Ballroom at Pier Sixty-Six, 5:30 Cocktail Hour, 6:45 p.m. Dinner and Program. Individual Dinner Tickets: Members: $65.00 per person; Guests & Non Members: $75.00 per person Complimentary attendance for members of the Judiciary.(Please RSVP so we have your name tag) Registration Deadline: March 1, 2019  
03 17th CIRCUIT_B'nai B'rith Justice -Annual Installation Brunch (Installing Judge Michael Rothschild as the new incoming president) at the Renaissance Hotel 1230 South Pine Island Road Plantation, FL 9:30 a.m.  
02 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates -ABOTA'S Annual Judicial Appreciation Picnic, Ramsey’s Home, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  
02 10th CIRCUIT_Highlands County Bar Association_Annual Barbecue at Rafter T Ranch, 7400 Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring, Florida 33870, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
01 6th CIRCUIT_St. Petersburg Bar Association March Membership Meeting, Featured Speaker: Actor Quinton Aaron, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Bridgepoint Church, 737 3rd Avenue North, St. Petersburg  

February 2019

27 9th CIRCUIT_ Oscola County Bar Assn. FEBRUARY Coffee with Judges at 7:30 a.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Courtroom 4E. Hosted by Judge Christine Arendas  
23 6th CIRCUIT_Pinellas Florida Association for Women Lawyers Family & Friends day at Bush Gardens Day on February 23. Come join us for a wonderful day at the park with your favorite lawyer while paying a discounted price. Already have a pass? Come spend the day with us anyway! Contact [email protected] to RSVP!  
22 17th CIRCUIT_Broward County Bar Assn. Black History Celebration, 11:00 a.m., Broward Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 3320 (East Wing) Fort Lauderdale  
22 9th CIRCUIT_ Osceola County Bar Assn. February Meeting 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
22 6th CIRCUIT_St. Petersburg Bar Association Networking Referral Luncheon, 12:00–1:00 p.m. – Acropolis, 515 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg  
21 17th CIRCUIT_Caribbean Bar Assn. 8th Annual Diversity Symposium, 5:30 p.m., White & Case, LLP, Southeast Financial Center, Ste. 4900, Miami.  
21 6th CIRCUIT_St. Petersburg Bar Association 2019 Annual Judicial Reception. 6:00-8:00 p.m. – The James Museum, 150 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg  
21 6th CIRCUIT_St. Petersburg Bar Association Appellate Practice Section Seminar “Practice in the Second District: A Seminar for Trial and Appellate Lawyers.” 2:00-5:00 p.m. – St. Pete College Downtown Community Room, 244 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg  
21 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County FAWL Annual Judicial Reception, Cornell Museum at Old School Square, Delray Beach, 5:30-8:00 pm  
20 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Assn. Professionalism Luncheon featuring Chief Judge Bertila Soto; 11:30am  
20 17th CIRCUIT_B'nai B'rith Justice -Up Close and Personal with our Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer” Luncheon at Morton’s Steakhouse (Downtown Fort Lauderdale location) 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.  
20 15h CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Assn., Special Monthly Membership Luncheon in conjunction with Diversity and Inclusion Committee; Morton's the Steakhouse, Boca Raton; https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1133254&group=  
20 10th CIRCUIT_Highlands County Bar Association - Bench-Bar Conference, February 20 at Highlands County Courthouse Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring FL 33870 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.; reserve here: https://highlandsbar.com/event-3233295  
16 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Chili Cook Off, Riverside Arts Markethttps://www.jaxbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1165881&group=  
14 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Luncheon at The River Club.11:45 - 1:00 pm More information at www.JWLA.org.  
13 17th CIRCUIT_Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter Monthly Luncheon, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, featuring U.S. District Judge Kathleen WilliamsTower Club - Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394  
09 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County YLS Habitat for Humanity Event, Jointly hosted with South Palm Beach County FAWL, https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1191586&group=  
09 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association Annual Installation of Officers and Gala, Jungle Island, 7 p.m.  
09 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association Annual Installation of Officers & Gala, Jungle Island, 7:00 p.m.  
08 6th CIRCUIT_St. Petersburg Bar Association Criminal Law Section Seminar “The Anatomy of a Criminal Trial.” 12:00–4:00 p.m. – St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg  
07 2md CIRCUIT_The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society's Annual Dinner, University Center Club - Tallahassee; 5:30 pm. - 9:15 p.m. Keynote speaker is the former United States Solicitor General Theodore "Ted" Olson . Register here:https://flcourthistory.org/event-3066068  
04 17th CIRCUIT_B'nai B'rith Justice Unit Senior Board Meeting at Broward County Bar Assn. 5:30 p.m.  
03 17th CIRCUIT_B'nai B'rith Justice Unit Senior Winter Party 11 am-1 pm: Located at Federation Landings Borger Building 5020 Nob Hill Road, Sunrise, Florida 33351  
01 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Assn. YLS PULSE White Out, 7:00 PM New World Symphony, Only opened to YLS Members  
01 6th CIRCUIT_St. Petersburg Bar Association Real Property Section Seminar “Son of a Beach, My Airbnb was Shut Down by the City!” 12:00-1:00 p.m. – St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg  
01 4th CIRCUIT_ Jacksonville Bar Association Sporting Clays Shoot, Jacksonville Clay Targe Sports. 12125 New Berlin RoadJacksonville, Florida  32226 Space is limited. Register: https://www.jaxbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1148916&group=  

January 2019

31 13th CIRCUIT_Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Board of Directors Meeting & Hillsborough Chapter Judicial Reception Tampa, FL  
30 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Association Member Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. Omni Jacksonville. Brian Cuban speaker. Health and Wellness Seminar to follow.https://www.jaxbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1184368&group=  
30 17th CIRCUIT_Caribbean Bar Assn. General Body Meeting and Legal Ethics CLE Event, 6 p.m. Willis Holcombe Center at Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale  
25 9th CIRCUIT_JANUARY OSCEOLA COUNTY BAR MEETING 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Osceola County Courthouse - Jury RoomInstallation of the 2019 officers and guest speaker is: SILVIA S. IBANEZ, ESQ.  
24 6th CIRCUIT_St. Petersburg Bar Association Law Practice Management Section Seminar “So You Wanna Open Your Own Firm? Mapping Out a Plan of Attack.” 12:00–4:00 p.m. – St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg  
24 17th CIRCUIT_FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION, Broward County Chapter Luncheon, Tower Club location, 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394. Luncheon speaker is U.S. Circuit Court Judge Jill Pryor  
24 17th CIRCUIT_Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter Monthly Luncheon, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, featuring U.S. Circuit Judge Jill Pryor Tower Club - Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394  
22 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County FAWL Viewing of On the Basis of Sex – Movie about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cinemark 20, Boca Raton, 6:15 pm  
18 6th CIRCUIT_St. Petersburg Bar Association Networking Referral Luncheon, 12:00–1:00 p.m. – Acropolis, 515 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg  
16 6th CIRCUIT_Pinellas Florida Assoiation for Women Lawyers social at Hamburger Mary’s Clearwater Contact [email protected] to RSVP!  
11 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Lakes Bar Association, Installation Gala at Shula's Steakhouse  
10 9th CIRCUIT_The Federal Bar Association - Orlando Chapter Chambers Lunch, Noon, Federal Courthouse, 401 West Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32901. Featuring the Hon. Daniel Irick.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chambers-lunch-series-the-honorable-daniel-irick-tickets-53104833988  
10 4th CIRCUIT:Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Luncheon at The River Club. 11:45am-1:00pm More information at www.JWLA.org.  
09 Dade County Bar Assn. New Year Happy Hour, ASTRA, 2121 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, 6 PM. To register DadeCountyBarAssociation.org/events  
09 13th CIRCUIT_Hillsborough County Bar Association’s “Diversity” Membership Luncheon, Noon-1 pm, Hilton Downtown Tampa  

December 2018

19 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Bar Assn. Bench & Bar Holiday Party, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Center Lobby, 1 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Carla Ortiz-Ramos; [email protected]; (904)399-4486  
19 The Hispanic National Bar Association Region VIII (Florida) will be hosting its Annual Holiday Party on December 19, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Atton Hotel in Miami, Florida  
13 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Association Holiday Party at Bocaire Country Club. 6:30 PM; 4989 Bocaire Blvd Boca Raton, Florida  33487 [email protected]  
13 17th CIRCUIT_T.J.Reddick Bar Association Annual Adopt a Family Holiday Event, 6-8 p.m. at Broward County Bar Assn. Fort Lauderdale  
13 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Beach Bar Association Annual Installation Luncheon featuring U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo; 11:30 a.m. Registration12:00 p.m. Lunch; Faena Hotel, 3201 Collins Ave. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mbbas-annual-installation-luncheon-registration-52245786554  
13 11th CIRCUIT_Joint Holiday Party Honoring Tamara Lawson, Dean of St. Thomas Law School, 6-8 p.m. Yuca Lounge, Miami Beach. Hosted by Asian Pacific American Bar Association; Black Professionals Network; Caribbean Bar Association;Dade County Bar Association;Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association; Haitian Lawyers Association  
12 11th CIRCUIT_Florida Association for Women Layers Miami-Dade Chapter, 36th ANnual Judicial Reception, 11:30 a.m. -2 p.m. JW Marriott Marquis, Miami RSVP to mdfawl.org by Dec. 1  
07 17th CIRCUIT_The Broward County Bar Association along with the Young Lawyer Section Presents Law-LaPalooza. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Networking 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Join us for a day of getting to know the young lawyers from all over the county, learning from the pros in your field, and learning how to navigate your way to making the most of the Broward County Bar Association for your practice. Broward County Courthouse | The DownTowner Register: https://www.browardbar.org/yls/yls-calendar/#!event/register/2018/12/7/young-lawyers-apos-law-lapalooza  
06 4th CIRCUIT_The Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association Portrait/25th Anniversary Ceremony for the Honorable Jerry A. Funk and the Honorable Paul M. Glenn (not a retirement party) at 4:00 p.m. at the Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse. Please RSVP by email to Kayla Gothier at [email protected]  
06 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Federal Bar Association Spirit of Giving luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m., at The River Club. We do hope you will join us. Registration will open closer to the event.  
06 11h CIRCUIT_Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association Holiday Party and Elections, The Ferraro Law Firm, Miami https://mdtla.com/event-3070065/Registration  
06 13th CIRCUIT_Hillsborough County Bar Association Holiday Open House, 5-7 pm, Chester H. Ferguson Law Center  
05 4th CIRCUIT_Judicial Relations Committee of the Jacksonville Bar Association Holiday Break with the Bench, 5 p.m. at Morton's Steakhuose, 225 E Coastline Dr Jacksonville, Florida  32202  

November 2018

30 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Lakes Bar Association, Elections and Lunch with Judges, Italy Today, 12:00 NOON, 6473 Main St. Miami Lakes FL https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evidence-family-relocation-cle-lunch-with-judges-mlba-elections-tickets-50427948351  
30 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Association General Membership Luncheon, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 400 SE 2nd Ave. The speaker will be Ariana Fajardo Orshan, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida  
28 Broward County Bar Association Annual Holiday Party - Jingle and Mingle at NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, 5:30-8 p.m.  
28 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Assn. Coffee with Judges 7:30 a.m. Osceola Courthouse, Hosted by Judge Morgan & Epperson, location: Courtroom 4-D  
15 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach County Justice Assn. Jurist of the Year Dinner honoring Justice Barbara Pariente   
13 17th CIRCUIT_Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter Monthly Luncheon, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, featuring U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams; Tower Club - Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394  
13 17th CIRCUIT_FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION, Broward County Chapter Luncheon, Tower Club location, 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394. Luncheon speaker is U.S. Magistrate Judge Lauren Louis  
13 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Luncheon. Topic: Protecting Your Valuable Assets: The Wild, Wild World of Payments & Cyber Fraud. Attendees will receive 1.0 Technology CLE. For more info & registration https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1133251&group=.  
10 7th CIRCUIT_Volusia County Bar Association Fall Fun at the Zoo, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spend the day with kids or grandkids and support a fellow VCBA member! Ticket price includes admission, food, music, face painting and games! Purchase tickets in advance: matthewsgift.org  
09 13th CIRCUIT_Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Golf Tournament, Noon-6 pm, Temple Terrace Golf Club  
08 11th CIRCUIT - Caribbean Bar Assn. and Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Assn.- Professionalism Roundtable Discussion and Reception, 6 -9 p.m. St. Thomas University School of Law, Center for Professinal Development Bldg. Miami Gardens. RSVP by Nov. 5 to [email protected]  
08 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Luncheon at The River Club. More information at www.JWLA.org.  
07 11th CIRCUIT - Haitian Lawers Association,Tete a Tete featuring Judge Renatha Francis, 6:30 p.m. at Holland & Knight LLP, Miami  
02 13th CIRCUIT_Tampa Hispanic Bar Association 12th Annual Scholarship Gala, Hilton Downtown Tampa at 5:00 p.m.  
02 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Association, County Bar Meeting 11:45 - 1:00 p.m. at Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
02 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Association Meeting, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Osceola County Courthouse Jury Room  
01 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Federal Bar Association Veterans Day Luncheon, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Rear Admiral Matthew O’Keefe, Reserve Deputy Commander, Navy Installations Command, who also serves as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Jury Assembly Room of the Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse. The event is free for members, veterans, and attorneys serving in the reserves or on active duty. Please RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected]  

October 2018

31 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Assn. Coffee with Judges 7:30 a.m. Osceola Courthouse,Hosted by Judge Barbour & Tynan, location: Courtroom 5-A  
29 17th CIRCUIT_Broward County Women Lawyers' Association Pink Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Lactation Room at the Broward County Courthouse at 3:00 p.m. in Room WW 12-106, Broward County Courthouse, 201 SE 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.  
27 17th CIRCUIT_Broward County Bar Association, South Florida Legal Mentoring Picnic 12:00 p.m. | C.B. Smith Park. An afternoon for South Florida Judiciary,Attorneys, Law Students & Legal Community to have the opportunity to find a mentor or mentee in a fun & informal setting! https://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2018/10/27/south-florida-legal-mentoring-picnic  
26 11th CIRCUIT_South Asian Bar Association Diversity and Bias in the Race for Offiec: A Panel Discussion, 2 p.m. Kimpton Epic Hotel, Miami. A panel discussion on the effects of diversity and cultural bias while campaigning and beyond. PLEASE RSVP BY OCTOBER 25TH TO [email protected] ATTENDEES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE WELCOME RECEPTION FOR SABA NORTH AMERICA FOLLOWING THE CLE AT 6:00 PM FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT HTTPS://WWW.SABANORTHAMERICA.COM/PAGE/RETREAT2018  
25 19th CIRCUIT_Martin County Bar Association Annual Fall Reception, Mariner Sands Country Club, Stuart, 5:30 pm.Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 15.  
25 10th CIRCUIT_Highlands County Bar Foundation will have their 3rd Annual Gala at 5:30 p.m. at Island View Restaurant in Sebring. TIckets and sponsorship info HIGHLANDSBAR>COM/EVENT-3014987  
25 7th CIRCUIT_Volusia County Bar Association CLE: Eldercaring Coordination as a Dispute Resolution Process CLE APROVED: 1.0 General, 1.0 Elder Law Certification 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - DeLand Courthouse (meeting room TBD) $10.00 boxed lunch available https://www.volusiabar.org/event-registration/index?event=1460  
25 15th CIRCUIT New Attorney Welcome Breakfast, 7:45 a.m. Hurley Courthouse - West Palm Beach. Pre-registration required by email to [email protected]  
25 15th CIRCUIT_One Giant Pink Party, 5:30 p.m. Yard House, Palm Beach Gardens, RSVP online @ palmbeachbar.orgF. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association; Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Palm Beach County Justice Association; Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers one giant networking party to benefit Smiley Wiley Breast Cancer Foundation.  
25 7th CIRCUIT_Volusia County Bar Association YLD Social, 5-7 pm Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery at One Daytona, 1864 Victory Circle, Building K, Daytona Beach No charge to attend, RSVP appreciated https://www.volusiabar.org/event-registration/index?event=1460  
24 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Association, YLS Ethics Lunch, 11:45 a.m. https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1140854  
19 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Association, County Bar Meeting 11:45 - 1:00 p.m. at Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
19 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Association Meeting, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Osceola County Courthouse Jury Room  
18 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Luncehon, Featured Speaker: Scott Singer, Mayor of Boca Raton.https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1133256&group=  
17 17th CIRCUIT_Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter Annual Luncheon, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM, Honoring Pro Bono WorkTower Club - Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394  
17 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach County Justice Assoc.American Association For Justice and Florida Justice Association Joint Happy Hour: at 5:30pm, Blue Martini in CityPlace, West Palm Beach  
13 17th CIRCUIT_Caribbean Bar Associaiton, 22nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort @7:00pm  
13 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Association 10th Annual Bench & Barristers Tennis Bash. Registration - https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1135861&group=  
13 17th CIRCUIT_The Caribbean Bar Foundation presents: The 22nd Annual Caribbean Bar Association Scholarship & Awards Gala on at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. "For Such a Time as This: A Call to Action" .For sponsorship and promotion packages, please send an email to [email protected] Tickets are available for purchase.www.caribbeanbar.org  
12 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach Association Criminal Defense Lawyers Candidate Forum. Get to know the candidates for Circuit Court Seats 13, 18 and 25 and Cuonty Court Group 5. 12 PM, Courhouse Cafeteria, 2015 N. Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach  
12 4th CIRCUIT_The Florida Association for Women Lawyers hosts special dinner honoring Florida Supreme Court Justices Barbara J. Pariente and Peggy A. Quince. In conjunction with the FAWL Annual Summit at the One Ocean Resort & Spa, Jacksonville.  
11-13 4th CIRCUIT_The Florida Association for Women Lawyers Annual Summit at the One Ocean Resort & Spa, Jacksonville.  
11 7tj CIRCUIT_Join Volusia Florida Association for Women Lawyers and Volusia Young Professionals Group on Thursday, October 11th for our Joint Networking Social at The Elusive Grape! Cost is FREE for VFAWL and VYPG Members with pre-registration (ends at midnight on October 10th) https://vfawl.starchapter.com/meet-reg1.php?mi=24336&id=53  
10 4th CIRCUIT_Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association Luncheon at The River Club. 11:45am-1:00pm: Speaker: The Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer. More information at www.JWLA.org.  
10 CIRCUIT 15_South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Happy Hour at the Coconut Creek Casino. For more info & registration-.https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1135989&group=  
08 11th CIRCUIT_Caribbean Bar Association, Disparities in Justice Training, Miiami Dade College North Campus Conference Center, 11380 NW 27th Aven. Miami  
05 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach County Justice Assoc.The Business of Law FULL DAY SEMINAR at 9 am  
03 13th CIRCUIT_Hillsborough County Bar Association’s 22nd Annual Bench Bar Conference, Membership Luncheon, Judicial Reception, Hilton Downtown Tampa, go to www.hillsbar.com for more information  

September 2018

28 15th CIRCUIT_South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. 3:00 P.M. Induction Ceremony at the South County Courthouse. For more info & registration- https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1150710&group=  
28 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Association, Bar Luncheon Meeting “Women Leaders in the Legal Field Panel” 11:45 - 1:00 p.m. at Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room  
28 7th CIRCUIT_Volusia County Bar Association Technology CLE: Cyber Security - a seminar for attorneys and firm staff; sponsored by DPC Technology - CLE credit 1.0 general, 1.0 technology (approved) 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (buffet lunch included) Daytona Beach Airport 2nd floor meeting room No charge for VCBA members, $20 for non-member attorneys and office staff. https://fs8.formsite.com/zgraph/volusia-bar-events/fill?3=1  
27 17th CIRCUIT_Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida 9th Annual CLE Conference, Marriott Harbor Beach Resoert & Spa, Fort Lauderdale. E-mail [email protected] or go to https://ACCA-SFL.cvent.com/d/bgqz0k/​ to register.  
27 15th CIRCUIT_ Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Fall Membership Happy Hour, 5 to 8 PM at the Butcher Shop (4 blocks north and 2 blocks east of the Main Courthouse, just east of Olive Ave). Free for members, judges, and new Public Defenders. $10 for non-members.  
27 11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Open House: Joing us after the Professionalism Summit for a drink & chat to learn about the DCBA’s Young Lawyer’s Section. 6:00 – 8:00 PM FADO Irish Pub 900 South Miami Ave Miami, FL 33130 FREE!  
27 ·11th CIRCUIT_Dade County Bar Association Professionalism & Civility Summit: Young lawyers, be part of this unique event. A summit – “round table” interactive discussion about the state of the law, the state of the legal profession and what is right, wrong and needs change. Your voice matters.1:00 – 5:00 PM Miami- Dade College Wolfson Campus Room 2106 ·FREE!  
27 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Lakes Bar Association, Thursday Night Lights, A kickball networking game for members of the MLBA and the legal and business community, Mikami Lakes Optimist Park, followed by a post game wind-down at Sports Grill Miami Lakes. HTTPS://MLBAKICKBALL.EVENTBRITE.COM  
27 7th CIRCUIT_Volusia County Bar Association SOCIAL Sponsored by David F. Vedder, PA celebrating 40 years of practicing law Join us for cocktails & appetizers! 5:00 - 7:00 Chart House, 1100 Marina Point Dr., Daytona Beach Free for VCBA members  
26 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Association "Coffee with Judges" start time 7:30 am: Hosted by Judge Murphy & Schreiber, location: Courtroom 4-D  
26 11th CIRCUIT_Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association Luncheon Seminar, Hotel Intercontinental Miami 11:30 a.m.  
25 11th CIRCUIT _ Miami Beach Bar Association CLE Luncheon, 12:00 p.m. Miami Beach Golf Club2301 Alton Road Miami Beach, FL 33140 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sept-2018-cle-luncheon-registration-50352265983  
23 15th CIRCUIT_ South Palm Beach County Bar Association -Miami Dolphins vs. Oakland Raiders. Join the SPBCBA for a day of football & fun! Registration - https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1135991&group=  
21 9th CIRCUIT_Osceola County Bar Association Meeting, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Osceola County Courthouse Jury Room  
21 17th CIRCUIT_Broward County Bar Association, 2018 Roger H. Staley Real Property Seminar Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: BCBA Conference Center – 1051 SE 3rd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 https://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2017/9/15/2017-roger-staley-memorial-seminar  
20 South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Luncheon. Featured Speaker: George Bennett, Chief Political Reporter for the Palm Beach Post. Registration - https://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1133249&group=  
17 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Constitution Day Luncheon: Insight into the Judicial Confirmation Process,Noon to 1 p.m. Each Jax Fed Bar member is welcome to invite one non-member to attend the lunch as a guest. The Constitution Day Luncheon will be held in the jury assembly room of the Bryan J. Simpson U.S. Courthouse from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected], or by visiting the “Events” tab on our website, www.jaxfedbar.org.  
15 Palm Beach County Justice Assoc.5th Annual High Roller Night, Benefiting Legal Aid & 30th Anniversary Celebration: at 6pm  
13 South Palm Beach County FAWL's Membership Reception. Registration - https://www.spbcfawl.org/events/#!event/2018/9/13/membership-reception.  
13 Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association Annual Judicial Reception, History-Museum Miami 6:00 p.m.  
12 Federal Bar Association Broward County Chapter Annual Installation Luncheon,12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT, featuring U.S. District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas Tower Club - Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE Third Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394  
12 Miami Lakes Bar Association, Advanced Asset Protection Strategies and Cashing in on the New Tax Cuts CLE at Italy Today, 12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.  
06 Hillsborough County Bar Association “Welcome Back” Membership Luncheon, Noon – 1 pm, Hilton Downtown Tampa; go to www.hillsbar.com for more information  

August 2018

23 Broward County Women Lawyer's Association 2018 Officer & Board of Directors Installation DinnerFeaturing Keynote Speaker Juliet Murphy Roulhac, Esq. from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm 221 SW 3rd Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  
17 Osceola County Bar Association Meeting, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Osceola County Courthouse Jury Room  
16 Puerto Rican Bar Association Third Annual Political Salsa Mixer, 5:30-9:30 pm at Acacia / Centro Borinqueño – 1865 N Econlockhatchee Trail in east Orlando.The forum will feature candidate panels moderated by prominent local journalists from a wide spectrum of mainstream and Spanish language media outlets. Christian Lloyd Suarez, Event Manager 407-340-0809  
11 Osceola County Bar Association Family Day, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Kissimmee Lakefront - Boar Pavilion *Near Marina*Bring the family out for a day of fun & food!Please RSVP with the number in attendance to [email protected] for food planning purposes.  
07 Tallahassee Bar Association 2018 Judicial Forum Dinner at 6:00 pm at Hotel Duval. The event will begin with a networking social (cash bar) with the forum starting at 6:45 p.m. Cost is $30 for TBA members and $40 for non-TBA members. Valet parking will be available for $5 at the Hotel. RSVP to [email protected] by Thursday, July 26, 2018. Hotel Duval is located at 415 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 3230. Payment for event confirms RSVP.  
07 Palm Beach Assocition Criminal Defense Lawyers, the F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association, the HIspanic Bar Association, Caribbean Bar Association Judicial Candidates Forum, 6 PM at Palm Beach Governmental Center, 301 N. Olive Ave., 6th Floor, West Palm Beach. To register http://www.cunninghambar.org/event-2990788  
02 Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) Young Lawyers Section (YLS) and the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL) will join forces to raise funds for Rock Lake Elementary and A Gift for Teaching. The event will be held at The Brass Tap – Mills Park (1632 Mills Ave. N. Orlando, FL 32803). Tickets are $25.00 at the door ($20.00 through to OCBA members via the OCBA events website) and the cost of admission comes with one drink ticket and appetizers. All proceeds will support backpacks and supplies for Rock Lake Elementary and A Gift for Teaching. Those unable to attend may still donate by contacting [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected]  

July 2018

25 The Osceola County Bar Association in conjunction with the Judiciary will host a "Coffee with Judges". start time 7:30 am: Hosted by Judge Calderon, location: Courtroom 4-D  
13-14 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa, Jensen Beach  

June 2018

15 2018 Social Justice Awards Luncheon, Public Interest Law Section, 12 noon Location: Union Meeting Room Keynote Speaker: Chief Justice Labarga. Limited Seating RSVP Required on or before May 24th Please RSVP via the following link Lunch registration is $20 for members and $40 for non-members https://member.floridabar.org/EventApi__simple_event?id=a1R36000002l9NwEAI Contact our Program Administrator, Calbrail L. Banner if you have any questions [email protected]  
13 The Florida Association for Women Lawyers Annual Awards and Installation Gala, 5:30 – 7:30. Details at www.fawl.org./2018-gala.  
08 Broward County Bar Association, Haitian Lawyers Association, Caribbean Bar Association A Taste of the Caribbean, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. BCBA Conference Center, $25 General Admission, No charge for Judiciary. 1051 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316  
06 Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association 2018 Annual Judicial Reception Celebrating Civility, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The US Assure Club West at Everbank Field, Tickets $50, purchase at www.jwla.org  
06 Annual Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) Judicial Reception at EverBank Field US Assure Club West, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  
02 South Palm Beach County Bar Association57th Annual Installation Gala 6:30 PM, Woodfield Country Club3650 Club Place, Boca Raton, Florida  33496 Contact: Linda Oroz, Executive Director, [email protected] 561-237-6858  
02 THE SOUTH PALM BEACH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION'S 57th Annual Installation Galaat Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton, Honoring Judge Jeffrey Dana Gillen, 2018 Distinguished Jurist of the Year. Please join us as we celebrate together the installation of Andrew M. Dector as President and the 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors.Agenda - 6:30 PM Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres; 8:00 PM Program, Dinner and Dancing / Open Bar All EveningBlack Tie PreferredCost - $175 per person for Members, their Guests and the Judiciary's Guests; $195 per person for Non-Members$2,000 per table of 12; Judiciary ComplimentaryPlease register by May 22. We cannot guarantee entry through the guard gate if you do not pre-register.More info and tickets here: http://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/event/2018gala  
02 Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Gala, Reception 6:30; Dinner 7:30; Hyatt Pier Sixty SIx, Fort Lauderdale  

May 2018

24 South Palm Beach County Bar Association Solo/Small Law Firm Practicioners Dinner, 6:00 PM Maggiano's Little Italy21090 St. Andrews Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida  33433, Contact: Linda Oroz, Executive Director,[email protected], 561-237-6858  
22 South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Java with the Judges.8:00 AM South County Courthouse - First Floor Atrium, 200 W Atlantic AvenueDelray Beach, Florida  33444 Contact Linda Oroz, Executive Director, [email protected], 561-237-6858  
17 The Probate & Guardianship Committee of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association Presents:Seventh Annual Probate Code Trivia Night, 6:00 PM at Bocaire Country Club in Boca Raton, FloridaJoin the South Palm Beach County Judges for a fun and educational night of trivia and networking covering probate and general trivia topics.Cost - $50 for Members; $55 for Non-members; Judiciary is ComplimentaryIncludes heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cocktailRegistration closes at 9 am on May 16, 2018. We cannot guarantee entry through the guard gate if you do not pre-register. Tickets and event details here: https://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1060645  
11 Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Judge Barry M. Cohen “Champion of Justice” Reception, at the Center for Philanthropy in West Palm Beach.  
11 Palm Beach Association of CDL 2018 Annual Judge Barry M. Cohen "Champion of Justice" Award reception and cocktail hours honoring Richard G. Lubin, Esq. for a career diedicated to seeking justice for the crmilinally accused. 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave. Palm Beach 33480. Members and Judges complimentary, Non-members $25. Please RSVP to [email protected] by May 4, 2018.  
07 15th CIRCUIT_Palm Beach Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates -ABOTA Chapter Meeting – Richman's home, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  
04 South Palm Beach County Bar Association's 14th Annual Golf Classic at Westchester Country Club in Boynton Beach, Florida only 4 miles from the Turnpike (Boynton Beach Boulevard Exit)Schedule -11:30 am - 12:30 pm Registration, Box Lunch & Pre-Tournament Happy Hour12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Tee Times off (2) 9 Hole Courses4:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cocktail Reception & BBQ Dinner BuffetCost -Individual Golfer - $150; Foursome - $550Cocktail Reception & BBQ Dinner Buffet Only (no golf) - $60; Judiciary is ComplimentaryTickets: https://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1083025&group=  
02 Law Day Celebration for 2nd Judicial CIrcuit, Turnbull Conference Center, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Former Florida Governor Bob Martinez. Register now at LawDay.LSNF.org  
01 Miami Beach Bar Association 2018 Law Day Awards Luncheon Featuring Keynote Speaker State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, 11:30 a.m. Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Avenue 33139; Members $52.50 | Non-Members $67.50 | Judges $42.50. To purchase tickets:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-law-day-awards-luncheon-tickets-44304945284  
01 The Port St. Lucie Bar Association and St. Lucie County Bar Association invite you to Law Day 2018. Island Club, 9200 One Putt Place, Port St. Lucie, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker is The Hon. Justice Ricky Polston, Florida Supreme Court. Seated lunch provided $35; No cost for all PSLBA or SLCBA members, Judges, Judicial Assistants and Government Employees. RSVP by April 16 to [email protected]  

April 2018

30 Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee – Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota  
27 Tallahassee Bar Association Fourth Annual Legal Community Conference, First District Court of Appeals, 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.Early Bird Registration Special: $99.00 for TBA members; $129 for non-TBA membersAfter April 9, 2018: $119 for TBA members; $159 for non-TBA members To register, email [email protected] or call Joann Gore, 850-702-5008. Payment by credit/debit card or check will confirm your registration. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.  
24 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Fifteenth Annual Honorable Ralph W. “Buddy” Nimmons, Jr., Federal Practice Seminar, Bryan Simpson U.S. Courthouse, from noon until approximately 5:00 p.m., with a reception immediately following. Registration will open in the coming weeks.  
23-24 The Florida Bar’s Government Lawyer Section invites you to its Federal Seminar 2018. Please register EARLY and JOIN us for an EXCITING and DYNAMIC two-day seminar in WASHINGTON, D.C., April 23-24, 2018. Enrollment is limited! Receive 7.5 hours of CLE credits. Topics include federal and administrative law and general government practice. In addition, you will have an opportunity to hear oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States followed by a TOUR of the U.S. Capitol Building. Please register today. https://member.floridabar.org/s/lt-event?site=a0a36000003SDujAAG&id=a1R36000002kLs6EAE  
23-24 Government Lawyer Section, Spring Retreat to Washington DC. The Florida Bar’s Government Lawyer Section invites you to its Federal Seminar 2018. Please register EARLY and JOIN us for an EXCITING and DYNAMIC two-day seminar in WASHINGTON, D.C., April 23-24, 2018. Enrollment is limited! Receive 7.5 hours of CLE credits. Topics include federal and administrative law and general government practice. In addition, you will have an opportunity to hear oral arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States followed by a TOUR of the U.S. Capitol Building. Please register today. https://member.floridabar.org/s/lt-event?site=a0a36000003SDujAAG&id=a1R36000002kLs6EAE  
20 Martin County Bar Association Meeting – 11:30 a.m.900 S.E. Salerno Rd., Stuart  
19 Manatee County Bar Association YLD and the Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Assn. Trivia Night 5:45 Networking and Trivia at 6:15 pm. Eat, Drink and Tease Your Brain, Hanger Lounge, 540 First Street SE, Downtown St. Pete$5 in advance by 4/10 or $10 at the door.Sign up: www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0o45a82aa5ff2-diversity  
18 Port St. Lucie Bar Association April CLE Luncheon "Rule 1.280(d) Isn't a Paper Tiger, Yet" presented by Gregory Weiss, Esq. Location is Carrabba's Italian Grill, 1900 SW Fountainview Blvd., the event is from noon-1:00, and guests can make payment via this link: http://pslba.org/calendar/april-membership-luncheon/  
14 GLLN’s 7th Annual Charity Gala from 4-7pm at The Flagship, a historic venue located in Downtown Fort Lauderdale 221 SW 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. Register:https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/OurFund/gllngen.html  
11 Broward County Hispanic Bar Assn. April Luncheon, 12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m., Kelley Uustal, 500 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale; Members $10; Nonmembers -$20. CLE Topic is "Understanding Referral Fees in Florida: Ethical Considerations. Register here: https://www.blacktie-southflorida.com/calendar/event-details.cfm?id=15384  
11 Joint Tallahassee Women Lawyers/Tallahassee Bar Assn. Meeting  6:00 p.m.,Capital City Country Club. Florida Bar President Michael Higer will be the featured speaker - “State of The Florida Bar 2018: Reconnecting With Why It Matters.” Approved for 1 hour CLE Credit by The Florida Bar. RSVP and pay using link below: https://squareup.com/store/tallahassee-women-lawyers-inc  

March 2018

29 Palm Beach County Chapter of Florida Association for Women Lawyers - Securing the Nomination: Getting the Governor's Appointment to the Bench or Judicial Nominating Commission, 5 p.m. program followed by Wine & Cheese Reception. West Palm Beach Marriott, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33401Register: PBCFAWL.org; Cost-$35 for members; $45 for nonmembers.  
28 Manatee County Bar Association Luncheon – Bradenton  
24 Haitian Lawyers Association, 20th Annual Scholarship Gala, 7 PM Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Bidcayne, www.haitianlawyersassociation.org  
21 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Chambers Lunch with Eleventh Circuit Panel, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Several Circuit Judges from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, following that morning’s oral arguments. Our Chambers Lunch Program offers members the opportunity to enjoy an informal lunch with members of our federal judiciary. Space is limited to the first 32 members who respond. Lunch will be provided, so please let us know if you have any special dietary needs. Please RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected], or by visiting the “Events” tab on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  
21 Pinellas County Florida Association for Women Lawyers CLE. Board Certification and Other Helpful Recognitions for Florida Attorneys. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Legacy Protection Lawyers, City Center St. Pete, 100 2nd Avenue South, Conference Room 202, St. Petersburg, 33701. *Approved for 2.0 General Continuing Legal Education Credits. $25 for members of PFAWL/$50 for non-membersRegister: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/board-certification-and-other-helpful-recognitions-for-florida-attorneys-tickets-42875993250  
17 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, Jazz in the Gardens Fundraiser, Hard Rock Stadiumhttp://www.gscbwla.org/event-2750809/Registration  
16 8th Judicial Circuit Bar Association Mental Health & Wellness of Florida Lawyers Town Hall lunchtime; 11:45 a.m. The Wooly, 20 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601,   
15 Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association – NoonPensacola  
14 Bay County Bar Association luncheon -- Noon  
13 The Walton County Bar Association Lunch & Learn. An Immigration Law Primer for Non-Immigration Attorneys (With emphasis on Need-to-Know Info for Criminal Attorneys) presented by Stanley Walker, Esq. of Southern Star Immigration. Approved for 1 hour CLE credit. Lunch at 11:45 a.m. and presentation will begin by 12:10 p.m. AFD Boardroom, Walton County Courthouse, 57, Higway 90 East, Defuniak Springs, FL 32433Register: https://wcba33.wildapricot.org/event-2810860. Contact Amelia Beard at 850.266.7044 or [email protected]  
08 Walton County Bar Association, Ethics for Real Estate Attorneys in Florida - Part II, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunset Bay Cafe, 158 Sandestin Blvd. N, Miramar Beach, FL 32550. Lunch provided.2.0 hours general, technology, and real estate certification credit.  Register: https://wcba33.wildapricot.org/event-2745504  
08 Chester Bedell American Inn of Court – 5:30 p.m.The River Club, Jacksonville  
08 Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association – 11:30 a.m.The River Club, Jacksonville  
01 GLLN Luncheon -- 11;45 a.m.Timpano, 450 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale  

February 2018

27 Joint Voluntary Bar Reception Welcoming New FLBAR ED Josh Doyle – February 27th hosted by Greenspoon Marder. Dade County Bar Association, Caribbean Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association. Haitian Lawyers Association, Miami Dade FAWL, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association  
23 F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association 2018 Holland Scholarship Luncheon, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PMKravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401  
23-24 Florida Association of LGBT Lawyers & Allies, Inc. (“FALLA”) will be presenting its 6th Annual LGBT Legal Update continuing legal education conference at FAMU College of Law in Orlando (with a happy hour on Feb 22). We have a full schedule for this day and a half seminar geared toward serving LGBT clients. Please visit http://www.fallalaw.org/ for more information and to register.  
17 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Rainmakers Academy, tips on how to properly start your law practice.  
15 Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association Happy Hour and Mixer, World of Beer, Orlando. 451 E. Central Blvd. 6-8:30 pm. A large contingency of the local judiciary will be attending including Judges Lauten, LeBlanc, Carsten, Blechman, Allen, Marques, and Tennis. Register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cfgalla-february-mixer-tickets-42237989965  
10 Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Lake Mary Marriott, 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary  
08 Caribbean Bar Association Diversity Symposium, 6 pm White & Case LLP, 200 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 4900, Miami, FL 33131-2352  
03 Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Picnic, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St. Miami, FL 33177. Register before Jan. 19 - https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eemtpw67972dfc62&oseq=&c=&ch  
01 Dade County Bar Association Black History Month Dinner Celebration, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE 2nd. Ave. 33131  

January 2018

30 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Dine and Dish, 6;30 p.m.III Forks, 501 Silks Run, Ste. 1130, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 Register at http://www.gscbwla.org/event-2771602/Registration  
27 Central Florida Diversity Picnic, Orlando, Barry Law School  
25 Caribbean Bar Association General Body Meeting and Legal Ethics and Tech CLE, 6 pm, Orange Legal, 900 SE 3rd Ave #210, Fort Lauderdale, RSVP to [email protected]  
25 Florida Supreme Court Historical Society - A Supreme Evening, University Center Club, Tallalhassee. Cocktail reception commencing at 5:30 pm. Individual Dinner Tickets are $95 on or before January 15, 2018After January 15, 2018, are $115 and $135 at the door, if still available. Dinner reservations at FLCourtHistory.org  
25 The Florida Bar Special Committee on Mental Health and Wellness of Florida Lawyers will present ALL RISE - A practical guide to lawyer hope, health and wellness in Miami. 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Hosted by Akerman, 98 SE 7th Street. Free CLE has been been approved for 1.0 hour of General or Mental Illness Awareness credit. RSVP to [email protected] by Jan. 19. Lunch and beverage provided.  
24 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association General Membership Meeting, NOON. Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse, 175 NW 1st Ave, 11th FL Conference Room, Miami, FL 33218. Register at http://www.gscbwla.org/event-2761619/Registration  
24 Tallahassee Bar Association/LAF Chili Cook Off – 5:30 a.m.Tallahassee  
20 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Living and Lawyering, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM St. Thomas University School of Law, 16401 NW 37th Ave., Miami Gardens, FL 33054http://www.gscbwla.org/event-2759571/Registration  
16 Miami Beach Bar Association monthly CLE Luncheon: Digital Evidence: Problems in the Law of Search and Seizure, 12:00 p.m., Miami Beach Golf Club 2301 Alton Road Miami Beach, FL 33140 Members $30 | Non-Members $50 | Judges $20  
12 Miami Lakes Bar Association, 2018 Installation Celebration,from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. atDon Shula's Steakhouse - the Original 7601 Miami Lakes Drive Miami Lakes, Florida 33014; $60 per person https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlba-2018-installation-celebration-tickets-41537178820  
10 Hernando County Bar Association Meeting – Noon Hernando County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 20 N. Main St.,Brooksville  
09 South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Lunch joint with SPBC FAWL. Speaker: Florida Bar President-Elect Designee, John M. Stewart. Mortons The Steak House5050 Town Center Circle Suite #219Boca Raton, Florida  33486 http://www.southpalmbeachbar.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=994779&group=  
09 South Palm Beach Bar Association/SPBC FAWL Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. Morton’s the Steakhouse, 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton  
04 Jacksonville Bar Association, Jacksonvilee Women Lawyers Association, Jacksonville Asian American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter, D.W. Perkins Bar Association Unity Day Luncheon. Event starts at 12:00 NOON at River City Brewing Company. Guest speaker is Florida Bar President, Michael Higer.  

December 2017

15 Eighth Judicial Bar Association Luncheon – NoonThe Wooly, 20 North Main Street, Gainesville  
08 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Spirit of Giving Luncheon and Awards, 1:30 p.m.at The River Club. The speaker will be Dr. Nathaniel Glover, President of Edward Waters College, and previously served two terms as Sheriff of the City of Jacksonville. This luncheon is free for members and $30 for non-members. Please RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected], or by visiting the “Events” tab on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  
01 Third Circuit Bar Association Holiday Meeting/Dinner - 5:00 pm Lake City  

November 2017

17 Martin County Bar Association, CLE Lunch Meeting, NOON, Speaker: US District Court - Southern District of Florida Magistrate Judge Shaniek Maynard. EMAIL: [email protected] See website www.martincountybar.org under EVENTS dropdown for menu and more information.  
17 St. Petersburg Bar Association/Clearwater Bar Association 2017 AnnualBench and Bar Seminar -- NoonSt. Petersburg Stetson University College of Law  
15 Highlands County Bar Association Luncheon – NoonInn on the Lakes, 3101 Golfview Road, Sebring  
14 Marion County Bar Association – NoonJury Assembly Room, Marion County Courthouse, 110 N.W. First Avenue,Ocala  
09 American Board of Trial Advocates, Palm Beach Chapter Chapter Meeting - Judicial Roast, Location TBD, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  
09 American Board of Trial Advocates, Palm Beach Chapter Chapter Meeting – Judicial Roast, Location TBD, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  
03 St. Lucie County Bar Association – NoonFt. Pierce  
02 Tampa Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship Gala – 5:30 p.m.The Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club, 1601 S. MacDill Avenue, Tampa  
02 Legal Aid Society, Orange County Bar Association’s 10th Annual Breakfastof Champions - 7:00 a.m. - Presidential Ballroom at Church Street Station, 227 Garland Avenue,Orlando  

October 2017

26 Walton-Okaloosa County Bar Association Pro Bono Celebration – 5:00 p.m.A Compass Rose, Valparaiso  
25 Florida Government Bar Association Luncheon -- NOONCapital City Country Club, Tallahassee  
24 Dade County Bar Association-Ervin A. Gonzalez Memorial Lunch - 11:30 a.m.Hyatt Regency Miami, Marquis Theatre Ballroom, 400 S.E. SecondAvenue, Miami  
10 Volusia County Bar Association/VFAWL Meeting, 11:30 a.m. - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Bill France Room  
03 Palm Beach County Bar Association – Luncheon - NOON - Marriott West Palm Beach, 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard, West PalmBeach  

September 2017

28 Joint Meeting Caribbean Bar Association-Haitian Lawyers Association - Noon, Bast Amron, LLP, One S.E. Third Avenue, Floor 10, Miami  
28 Brevard Chapter of the Florida Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers Judicial Reception. 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.; Duran Golf Club. Please REVP via email to [email protected] by Sept. 22.  
28 American Board of Trial Advocates, Palm Beach Chapter, Chapter Meeting – 32 East, Delray Beach 6:00-8:00 p.m.  
21 Pinellas Association for Women Lawyers - Shrimp Boil! A fantastic members-only event. 6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
15 American Board of Trial Advocates, Palm Beach Chapter Education - James Otis Lecture Series, Palm Beach County School Board, 9-11:30 a.m.  

August 2017

16 Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, Human Trafficking Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; Orange County Bar Association, 880 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801  

July 2017

14-15 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, Boardwalk Inn, Walt Disney World Resort. For more information visit www.floridabar/voluntarybars  

June 2017

21-24 The Florida Bar - 2017 Convention, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton.  
07 JWLA Annual Judicial Reception _More than 400 members of the Jacksonville legal community will join the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) in "Celebrating Civility" at its annual Judicial Reception honoring Judges, Magistrates, Hearing Officers, and Judicial Assistants. The event is at EverBank Field from 5:30-7:30pm.. Attorney tickets still available at www.JWLA.org.  

May 2017

19 The South Asian Bar Association of Florida is hosting a Naturalization Day Event. It is free and open to the public. The Hindu Temple of Central Florida, 1994 Casselberry, FL 32707, Noon - 3 p.m. Attorneys and trained volunteers will be on hand to help with citizenship applications. For more information contact Madhurima Paturi at [email protected] or 772-480-6883.  
16 Jacksonville Bar Association Law Day Luncheon & Annual Meeting; Hyatt Regency Riverfront; Speaker: The Honorable Susan Black; Doors Open: 11:30 a.m. ~ Luncheon: 12:00 p.m; Registration deadline: Thursday, May 11th.  
01 American Board of Trial Advocates, Palm Beach Chapter, Chapter Meeting - Richman’s home, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  

April 2017

13 Collier County Bar Association/Collier County Bar Foundation Meeting –11:30 a.m. - Naples  
11 Pinellas Florida Associaiton of Women Lawyers monthly Social at 6:00 pm. There will be a brief presentation on the Florida Bar Foundation by its President-Elect, Jewel White. Please website – www.pfawl.org – and Facebook for more details.  
06 Monroe County Bar Association – NoonKey West  
03-05 Florida Association for Women Lawyers, will be holding its annual Lobby Days at Hotel Duval, Tallahassee. Please check their website – www.fawl.org – for further details  
01 American Board of Trial Advocates, Palm Beach Chapter, Chapter Meeting - Judicial Appreciation BBQ, Ramsey’s home, 1:00-4:00 p.m.  

March 2017

30-02 Join Tampa Hispanic Bar Association members at Hillsborough County Bar Association's 8th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference & 22nd Annual Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition at the Intercontinental Miami. (Remember if you are a THBA member, you pay a discounted membership fee to join HNBA). Register here: http://thba.org/event-2450447?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=3%2F28%2F2017  
30 Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is hosting their Golden 50th Celebration at the Orlando Museum of Art on March 30, 2017 from 6 to 10 pm. Information about tickets, sponsorship and donations can be found at the events website: https://www.501auctions.com/clsmf50/?mobile=0  
13-16 The inaugural Women’s Week at Stetson will take place from March 13, 2017 through March 16, 2017. Events include one hour of pro bono, the Vagina Monologues, a panel discussion, and a networking mixer. For further information, please contact Chloe Wells at [email protected] and Natalie Yello at [email protected],  
11 Tampa Hispanic Bar Association and Hillsborough County Bar Association 14th Annual 5K Pro Bono River Run & Judicial Pig Roast/Food Festival, at the Stetson Tampa Law Campus. Register here: http://thba.org/event-2447397?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=2%2F28%2F2017  

February 2017

28-05 Tampa Hispanic Bar Association is proud sponsor of Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc's exhibit of "30 years of Hispanic Themed Art" on display at Tampa Bay History Center. Please visit the exhibit before March 5.  
28 BLACK HISTORY MONTH RECEPTION HONORING THE STATE AND FEDERAL AFRICAN AMERICAN JUDGES OF TAMPA BAY - FEBRUARY 28, 2017The George Edgecomb Bar Association and the Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association cordially request your presence at a reception honoring the state and federal African American judges of Tampa Bay. Please join us as we celebrate Black History Month while acknowledging the accomplishments of Tampa Bay's African American judges, many of whom broke barriers and made history themselves. Retired Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry will provide the keynote remarks. This event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library, located in north downtown Tampa at 1505 North Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33602. The Saunders Library provides a unique and timely setting for this occasion, as its namesake is a former civil rights activist and NAACP Field Director and its focus is black history. It is a special evening that you will not want to miss. Please RSVP at https://2ndblackhistorymonthreception.eventbrite.com no later than Friday, February 24, 2017. Limited sponsorship opportunities are available as well. If interested, please contact us at [email protected] with any inquiries.  
22 Tampa Hispanic Bar Association's Networking Happy Hour for President-elect Luis Viera, the newly elected member of the Tampa City Council. 5:00 pm. Members will receive an email reminder with time/location close to the event.  
21 American Board of Trial Advocates, Palm Beach Chapter Oral Arguments, 4th DCA at Oxbridge Academy, 10:00 a.m.  
18 Tampa Hispanic Bar Assoc. and Hillsborough County Bar Assoc.Diversity Newtworking Social, 1 p.m. Chester H. Ferguson Law Center, 1610 N Tampa St. Register at http://thba.org/event-2450440?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=2%2F28%2F2017  

October 2016

18 Miami Beach Bar Association October member meeting Ethics & Professionalism in Family Law. Meeting will include a CLE Presentation with Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judges Reemberto Diaz and George Sarduy. They will discuss ethics and professionalism in Family Law, including practices and procedures when seeking emergency relief from the court. TIME: 12:00 P.M. (NOON) – LUNCH. Board of Directors will meet prior at 11:00 a.m. Miami Beach Golf Club, 2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140. CLE: 1 hour of CLE credit applied for.COST: $20 For Judges, Lunch Included; $30 For Members, Lunch Included; $50 For Non-Members, Lunch IncludedPlease email Michael Gongora at [email protected] for more information.  
06 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Tom Spahn, will be presenting an entertaining and interactive ethics course on the morning of Thursday, October 6, in the 9th floor conference room at the U.S. Courthouse in Jacksonville. The course, “Confidentiality – Exceptions to the Duty” (approved for 1.5 hours Florida Bar Ethics CLE), will be an interactive program that uses hypotheticals to explore exceptions to a lawyer’s duty to maintain confidentiality. 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Check-in and breakfast begin at 8:30; program begins at 8:45. Space is limited to thirty (30) members. Please RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected] or by visiting the “Events” tab on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  

September 2016

20 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, U.S. Supreme Court - Preview of the Upcoming Term, Jury Assembly Room, United States Courthouse, Jacksonville. Mary Margaret Giannini, Professor of Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, will present an overview of significant cases that will be decided by the United States Supreme Court in the upcoming term. An application will be made for one (1.0) hour of CLE credit. As always, this luncheon and presentation are free for Federal Bar Association members. For this special event that occurs during our membership drive, guests accompanying members will be welcomed without charge ($20.00 for unaccompanied guests). Please RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected] or by visiting the “Events” tab on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  
20 Miami Beach Bar Association Sept. membership meeting. CLE Presentation with Assistant United States Attorneys James A. Weinkle and Susan Torres about the False Claims Act and recent federal developments for whistleblowers.James A. Weinkle, Assistant United States Attorney, Affirmative Civil Enforcement Coordinator and Susan Torres, Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Health Care Fraud Coordinator, United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida.12:00 P.M. (Noon) – Lunch. Miami Beach Golf Club located at 2301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140. COST: $20 For Judges, Lunch Included; $30 For Members, Lunch Included $50 For Non-Members, Lunch Included. Please email Michael Gongora at [email protected] for more information.  
07 The South Asian Bar Association of Florida, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida and Florida Muslim Bar Association invite you to the Law Student Mentoring Kickoff, 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at Greenberg Traurig, P.A., 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor, Miami FL 33131. RSVP Sandy Chiu at [email protected] by August 31.Guest speaker is the Honorable Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III, former Supreme Court Justice.  

August 2016

16 Puerto Rican Bar Assn. of Florida, in partnership with the Hispanic Federation and Libre Initiative, are hosting and producing “political salsa” 2016.Our attempt is to provide a platform from which the Hispanic community can see and hear the candidates and visa versa.Time 530 pm till 830 pm  
04 Asian Pacific American Bar Association's Meet the Candidates and Judiciary Event. History Miami, 101 W Flagler St. Miami, Fl 33130, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To RSVP: Political candidates: [email protected]; Members of the Judiciary and judicial candidates: [email protected]; APABA Members and Nonmembers: apabasfla.org  

June 2016

01 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Chambers Lunch with the Hon. Gerald Bard Tjoflat, United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, noon to 1:00 p.m., at the U.S. Courthouse.Space is limited to 10 members, and a few seats are still available. Please respond to Maria Daniels, [email protected] or by visiting the “Events” tab on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  

May 2016

19 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Federal Courthouse Summer Series for Summer Associates and Public Service Interns. Introduces summer associates and government and public service interns to federal practice. The first event is set for May 19, starting at 10:00 a.m. at the U.S. Courthouse, 9th Floor. Take a tour of the Clerk’s Office to learn about proper filing procedures, followed by a CM/ECF workshop. Then, get a behind-the-scenes look at the United States Marshals Service. A Deputy Marshal will be available for questions and an informal discussion.  
11 Jacksonville Bar Assn. [email protected]; The Technology Conference at The Players Championship, 9 AM - 12:30 PM at Sawgrass. The event combines a top-notch technology seminar with a fun networking event during The Players Championship. Attendees will receive quality presentations, 4 hours of CLE & Ethics credits, lunch, parking at TPC, and all-day access to The Champion's Club, located on the 16th fairway, which includes air conditioning, private restroom facilities, snacks, and drinks (including an open bar).Register online - https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=307  
09 Jacksonville Bar Assn. Annual Golf Tournament ~ San Jose Country Club - Shotgun Start at 1:00 p.m.Includes Boxed Lunch, Range Balls, Drinks, Greens Fees, Carts, Reception & Prizes. Individual $135;4-person Team $500. Please submit registration form to [email protected] to register your team. Registration Deadline: 5/5/16https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=315  
06 Broward County Bar Assn. Law Day Luncheon, 12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m. Bahia Mar, Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Register online at https://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2016/5/6/2016-law-day-luncheon  
04 Jacksonville Bar Assn. Jacksonville Armada FC vs. FC Edmonton May 4th Kickoff ~ 6:30 p.m. Community First ParkCome out and experience the excitement of the Jacksonville Armada FC with a special discount! Tickets - $20BENCHWATCHERS-Fans and their family will have the opportunity to enter the gates early and watch warm-ups from the bench!Register online at https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=314  

April 2016

29 Jacknsoville Bar Assn. Spring Yoga on the Courthouse Lawn -12 p.m. Duval County Courthouse  
27 Dade County Bar Assn. and The Spellman-Hoeveler Inns of Court Dinner with Gov. Rick Scott, Judicial Appointments and the JNC, Rusty Pelican, Broadway Theatre Ballroom. Networking at 6 pm and Bar and Reception at 6:30 pm. Register at: https://www.dadecountybar.org/dinner-gov-rick-scott/  
26 Broward County Bar Assn. Young Lawyers Boot Camp, Session 3 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. BCBA. Register online at https://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2016/4/26/young-lawyers-boot-camp-session-3  
21 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Assn. Thirteenth Annual Honorable Ralph W. “Buddy” Nimmons, Jr., Federal Practice Seminar, United States Courthouse, 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This year’s Seminar will feature several outstanding speakers, including Sarah Bolinder, Assistant Director of the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism, the Hon. Paul C. Huck, Senior United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida. The luncheon keynote speaker, A. Lee Bentley, III, is the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. Space is limited. Further details can be found in the at www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org. The price for all attendees includes breakfast, lunch, course materials, and all presentations. It is expected that the Seminar will provide 5 hours of Florida CLE credit, including 1.5 hours of credit in Ethics/Professionalism.  
19 Broward County Bar Assn. Women Leaders in Law Series, 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. BCBA Conference Center. Register online at https://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2016/4/19/second-annual-women-leaders-in-the-law-series-session-4  
15 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Assn. General Membership Meeting and CLE on Public Speaking, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, :awspm E/ Thomas Courthouse Center, 11th Floor Conference room. RSVP Here: http://gscbwla.org/event-2206474  
13 Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida and Florida Access to Justice project, Reforming Our State Courts, 6-8 pm, Barry Law School, Room LAC 111, 6441 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando. RSVP to [email protected] or call to RSVP 407.901.6380 by April 8.  
13 Tallahassee Bar Assn. joint meeting with Tallahassee Women Lawyers featuring The Florida Bar President, Ramon Abadin. Capital City Country Club, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. $25 for TWL and TBA members and $30 for non-members. RSVP to [email protected]  
12 Brownard County Bar Association, North Broward Luncheon. 12:00 NOON - 1:30 p.m. Isabellas' in Pompano Beach. Cost is $20 BCBA Members; $25 Non-Member.Register online at https://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2016/4/12/bcba-north-broward-section-luncheon  
08 Broward County Bar Association, Raising the Bar Seminar, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Bajhia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach, Cost $125 BCBA Member; $150 Non-Member. Register online at https://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/register/2016/4/8/2016-raising-the-bar  
06 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Assn.Luncheon with Florida Bar President Ramón A. Abadin. The Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL. Ticket price is $65 and student price is $35. RSVP to [email protected]  
05 Jacksonville Bar Assn. Walk and Talk. Lawyers, support staff, and friends are all welcome. Meet outside the Wells Fargo Building, Water Street entrance, to walk the bridges and Riverwalk, talk, network and socialize while getting exercize.  
02 Osceola County Bar Assn. 5th Annual Gala, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Kissimmee Bay Country Club Join the Osceola Bar for an Evening of 1920's Speakeasy Revelry. The evening will feature a two hour open bar, casino tables, including Blackjack, Roulette, and Craps, heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts, a silent auction benefiting the Osceola Bar's new initiative S.T.R.O.N.G., and the presentation of the Murray W. Overstreet, Jr. Award. Tickets are on sale now - to purchase tickets, please click the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fifth-annual-osceola-bar-gala-tickets-22542037842?aff=es2.  
01 Osceola Bar Assn. Brown Bag Lunch -Osceola County Courthouse - Jury Room. Judge Tennis and Judge Barbour will be resuming the Brown Bag Lunches. The next topic will include a case law update as well as paternity issues.  

March 2016

02 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Assn. - “Honoring the Legacy of the Hon. Howell W. Melton – Cases and Reflections,” the Jacksonville Main Public Library, noon To honor the legacy of the Hon. Howell W. Melton, we look forward to this program in which special guests will highlight and discuss key cases during Judge Melton’s tenure on the bench that reflect on his legacy and his rich contribution to the Court and our community. CLE credit will be awarded. Please save the date - more details to follow soon!  

February 2016

24 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association - Chambers Lunch with the Hon. Gerald Bard Tjoflat, United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, from noon to 1:00 p.m., at the U.S. Courthouse. This is a special opportunity to meet informally with a distinguished member of the judiciary who has served the Court and the community on the federal bench for over 40 years. Space is limited to the first 10 members who respond. Please RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected] or by visiting the “Events” tab on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  
24 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association - Chambers Lunch with the Hon. Gerald Bard Tjoflat,We are pleased to announce that our next Chambers Lunch is with the Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat, United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, from noon to 1:00 p.m., at the U.S. Courthouse. This is a special opportunity to meet informally with a distinguished member of the judiciary who has served the Court and the community on the federal bench for over 40 years. Space is limited to the first 10 members who respond. Please RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected] or by visiting the “Events” tab on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  

January 2016

28 South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. SOLO/Small Law Firm Networking Dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Maggiano's Little Italy, 2190 St. Andrews Boulevard, Boca RatonContact:Michael Degnan, Chair of SOLO Committee [email protected] Phone: 561-353-1631 or register online https://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=750116&itemid=77f4fff6-be07-42e0-bbca-756bbdc1e546  
22 Miami Lakes Bar Assn. Installation Celebration at The Dolfan Room at Don Shula's Steakhouse, 7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes, FL 33014. Open Bar & Hors D'Oeuvres$40/per person.Judiciary Complimentary. Cash or Check Only.Payable to: Miami Lakes Bar Association RSVP: 305-818-9993 or [email protected]  
12 South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Monthly Membership Lunch joint with SPBC FAWL, Speaker, Florida Bar President, Ramon A. Abadin. 11:45 AM until 1:15 P.M. Morton's Steakouse, 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. Contact Lisa Hurley, Executive Director, [email protected] Phone: 561-482-3838 or register online until 1/12/16 at https://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=744979&itemid=5c9c4c75-e852-40a0-8cfc-a1ea7126d59b  
11 South Palm Beach County Bar Association Mentorship Breafast & Goal Setting Workshop at Proskauer, 2255 Glades Road, Suite #421 Atrium Boca Raton. Contact Tammy Saltzman, Committee Co-Chair, [email protected], Phone: 561-221-0577 or register online at https://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=748167&itemid=1e78436c-cd86-4e83-8b69-75d2406379e5  

December 2015

12 Brevard County Bar Assn., Holiday Celebration, 6:00 – 11:00 p.m., Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront  
11 Jacksonville Federal Bar Assn. Ninth Annual Spirit of Giving Luncheon,1:30 p.m., at the River Club. Please save the date  
10 The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Annual Membership Luncheon. Noon to 2 pm at the University Club of Tampa. Reflections on the State of the District by: Chief Judge Steven D. Merryday; Chief Judge Michael G. Williamson; United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III; Federal Defender Donna Lee Elm. $35.00 for Members, $45.00 for Guests Information and registration at http://www.federalbartampa.org/event/annual-membership-luncheon/ Inquiries: Andrea Wilson @ [email protected]  
09 Miami Lakes Bar Association - Holiday Happy Hour and Elections, 6-8 pm at US Century Bank, 15503 NW 67th Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33014. Kindly RSVP to [email protected]  
09 Jacksonville Bar Assn. Bench & Bar Holiday Party, 5:30 -7:30 P.M. Wells Fargo Center Lobby, 1 Independence Dr., Jacksonville, FL  
08 Miami Beach Bar Association Annual Installation Luncheon, 11:30 AM, at Smith & Wollensky,1 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. he early bird cost is $45 for current Judges and past-presidents of the MBBA; $55 for members of the MBBA; and $65 for non-members. Early reservations are encouraged as prices will increase on the day of the event. In addition, tables of 10 may be purchased with preferred seating for $500. For media information about the event, or to reserve a seat or table, please contact Incoming President Michael C. Góngora, or his assistant Margarita Aguilar, at 305-260-1014 or by email at [email protected]  
03 South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Holiday Party & Toys-for-Tots Toy Drive, The Addison, 2 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida  33432. Admission is $95 for members and $110 for nonmembers, plus a new, unwrapped, non-violent toy for a tot. Cost: $95 per person for members of SPBCBA and their guests (you must login with your username in order to register and pay this amount) $110 per person for non-members of SPBCBA Pre-registration and prepayment is required for this event.http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=698076&group=  
03 The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association presents Staying In the Game: Women, Leadership and the Law, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The University Club of Tampa; Lunch $25.00; Judges and Judicial Clerks-Free. Featuring Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Gudenfauf, VP Concept HR and Ledership Development Bloomin' Brands. Register online athttp://www.federalbartampa.org/?p=1528 For questions, please contact Erin G. Jackson at [email protected] or 813-273-0050 or Katherine Yanes at [email protected] or 229-1118  
02 Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida Attorney Mixer at The University of Tampa's Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, 6:00 p.m.Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided, and there will also be a tour of the new facility. For more info http://www.ut.edu/entrepreneurcenter/  

November 2015

30 Jacksonville Bar Association, Cuba: Then and Now Panel Discussion. 1:15 - 2 PM immediately following the monthly luncheon . Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville Riverfront; Hosted by the Governmental Relations Committee and the Hispanic & Latino Interest Committee, Contact Carla Ortiz-Ramos Phone: 904-399-4486 E-mail: [email protected] .  
20 St. Petersburg & Clearwater Bar Assn. present the 2015 Bench & Bar Conference, High Noon to 6:00 p.m. Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport FL.Register on line at www.clearwaterbar.org Deadline for registrations is Monday, November 16th!  
20 Jacksonville Bar Assn. Yoga for Legal Warriors on the Lawn, Duval County Courthouse Lawn, open to all members of the Fourth Judicial Circuit and support staff. To register-https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=264  
20 Jacksonville Federal Bar Assn. - "State of the District" Lunceheon with Chief United States District Judge Steven D. Merryday, November 20, 12:00 p.m., Jury Assembly Room, United States Courthouse. This event is free to Federal Bar Association members ($20.00 for guests). Please RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected] or by visiting the “Events” tab on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  
19 Miami Lakes Bar Assn. Luncheon -Same-Sex Marriage & Divorce: What Litigators and Transactional Attorneys Need to Know in a Post-Obergefell World. Presented by: Kira Willig, Esq. & Phil Rarick, Esq.RSVP to Deni Fernandez: Call: 305-821-7760 E-Mail: [email protected]  
17 Miami Beach Bar Association CLE lunch with Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judges Barbara Areces and Rosa Rodriguez speaking together on “Ethics Issues in Electronic Communication  
17 The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Invites You to A Three Judge Panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is scheduled to hear Oral Argument in Tampa, Florida at 10:30 a.m.The Oral Argument will be followed by a A Luncheon and Panel Discussion with the Three Eleventh Circuit Judges at Le Méridien  
12 Jacksonville Bar Association, Vintage Lawyers Luncheon,12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Golden Corral - Southside Blvd. To register - https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=129  
11 Tampa Hispanic Bar Assn.n - 2015 GALA - 5:30 p.m., The Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club,1601 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, Florida 33629. Speaker is Mel Martinez is Chairman of the Southeast U.S. and Latin America for JPMorgan Chase & Co.  
10 South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Monthly Membership Lunch, Morton's the Steakhouse, 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, Florida  33486. Lunch & Speaker will begin promptly at 12 noon, Speaker:  U.S. Congressman, Ted Deutch. To register http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=698746&group=#  
10 Jacksonville Bar Assn. Afternoon at the Courthouse, 12:00 Noon -5:00 PM, Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202, Jury Assembly Room.Hosted by the Young Lawyers Section of The Jacksonville Bar Association  
05 ­ Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida, Inc. 6th Annual Patently Impossible Project to be held on Thursday, November 5, from 6 – 8 pm at Bakehouse Art Complex, 561 N.W. 32 Street, Wynwood!  Join 250+ guests including judges, intellectual property counsel, brand owners, corporate counsel, engineers and others in the top ranked networking event of the year.  Gain access to an elite group of attorneys in the field of intellectual property law as well as other professionals in the legal and business communities. 100% of proceeds will support an attorney position at Dade Legal Aid.  
05 Brevard County Bar Assn., Mix & Mingle with the Judges 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Matt’s Casbah,Downtown Melbourne  

October 2015

31 The Puerto Rica Bar Associatio of Florida National Moot Court PRBA Gala and Moot Court Competition Award Ceremony, 7:00 PM; Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, 1850 Hotel Plaza Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, FL.  
29 The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is proud to present the 8TH ANNUAL CIVIL PRACTICE SEMINAR AND FEDERAL JUDICIAL ROUNDTABLE FOLLOWED BY A MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION RECEPTION; 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Federal Judicial Roundtable Session ; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. -- Membership Reception . The University Club, One Tampa City Center, Suite 3800. Judicial Roundtable, CLE & Reception: $70 (FBA members) $85 (non-members)* Judicial Roundtable + Reception Only: $40 (FBA members) $55 (non-members)* Federal Judges and Judicial Law Clerks are invited to attend at no cost. 2 hours CLE pending for early afternoon session/1 hour CLE pending for the judicial roundtable. Registration closes on October 20, 2015; Online registration and payment is preferred at http://www.federalbartampa.org/events/annual-civil-seminar/  
29 The Federal Bar Association of Jacksonville Chambers Lunch Program, Noon - 1 p.m. Get to know the Honorable Paul M. Glenn, United States Bankruptcy Judge. Space is limited to first 10 members who respond. RSVP to Maria Daniels, [email protected] or by visiting the “Events” tab on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  
29 Lee County Bar Assn. - Land Use & Governmental Law Practice Section Lunch Meeting; Noon - Lee County Public Works, 1500 Monroe Street, 1st FL Conf Room.  
28 The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Brown Bag Luncheon Series. TOPIC:Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse Tour; Open Only to FBA MembersHOSTED BY: The Honorable Elizabeth A. Kovachevich, U.S. District Court Judge. Noon - 1:00 p.m. Attendees will meet in the Jury Assembly Room On the Third Floor of the Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse. If you are planning to attend, or if you have any questions, please email the Tampa Bay Chapter at [email protected] any non-members who may be interested in joining the FBA to attend this event and more, you can join online at the Tampa Bay Chapter’s website www.federalbartampa.org.  
28 Lee County Bar Assn. - Executive Council Meeting, 5:15p. – 6:15p - Conference Room, Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, PA.  
27 South Palm Beach County Bar Association YLS 1st Annual Trivia Night at Saltwater Brewery, 1701 W Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida  Food trucks on site - Free for members of SPBCBA; $15 (or the typical cost) for non-members Registration in advance. Lisa Hurley, Executive Director [email protected]  
27 Hillsborough County Bar Association - Bench Bar Conference and Judicial Reception, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 jp.m. at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.  
23 Broward County Bar Association - Bench and Bar Convention, taking place at the Broward County Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Time: 8-8:30 a.m. check-in, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Convention; 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception.  
22 Jacksonville Chapter of The Federal Bar Association Luncheon event and Panel Presentation; Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Public Library. The event is to celebrate the publication of Fifty Years of Justice, A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The event will feature a panel discussion about the historic Jacksonville Division case of United States v.Karl Waldon with the Judges and lawyers who participated in the case: The Honorable Henry Lee Adams, Jr., Presiding Trial Judge; The Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan, Presiding Magistrate Judge; The Honorable James R. Klindt, Assistant U.S. Attorney; and A. Russell Smith, Defense Counsel; followed by a discussion about the book with the author, History Professor James M. Denham Compliments of the lawyers of the Bar of the Middle District of Florida through its Bench Bar Fund RSVP by October 15, 2015 at [email protected] SEATING  
20 Miami Beach Bar Association CLE lunch with Third District Court of Appeals Chief Judge Richard Suarez “Appellate Law”  
17 Martin County Bar Association, UF vs. LSU Tailgate: October 17, 2015 (2:30 - 4:30 p.m.). Join us for some food and drink at Hurricane Grill & Wings (Palm City). MCBA Members, families and guests are welcome! Cost: 2+ non-perishable food items for the Treasure Coast Food Bank per person. So we have tickets for you and your guests, please RSVP to Michelle (288-6245) by October 12th.  
17 South Palm Beach County Bar Association 7th Annual Bench & Barristers Tennis Bash, 8:00 AM, Delray Tennis Center, Contact: Lisa Hurley, Executive Director [email protected] Phone: 561-482-3838  
16 Lee County Bar Assn. General Membership Meeting – Pro Bono Awards Program. Charity: Animal Rescue Center. Lunch without CLE $15 members, $25 non-members.  
16 Jacksonville Bar Association, Legal Services Appreciation Day, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, US Assure West Club EverBank Field. The Jacksonville Jaguars and The Jacksonville Bar Association have partnered for this private event! On Friday, October 16th starting at 5pm this event will begin in the upper US Assure West Club with a cash bar followed by a tour of EverBank Field including: Team Locker Room,Team Weight Room, On Field for Group Photo. Join us for this private tour and the game against the Houston Texans on Sunday, October 18th at 1:00pm! Season ticket holders may email Murphy O'Brien at [email protected] to be added to the tour list without purchasing a ticket. Others must purchase a ticket here at this link-https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/jaguars/EN/promotion/home  
16 Brevard County Bar Assn. Fall CLE,10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p .m.. Hilton Melbourne Beach Ocean Front. Speakers: Barry Richard, Mayanne downs, Mark Geragos, Mark Nation.Happy Hour Reception 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  
16 Lee County Bar Assn. - Tort Law Practice Section & Criminal Law Practice Section Team CLE; Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (1 Hr. Ethics application pending). $35 members, $60 non-members. Includes membership lunch following the CLE program  
16 Martin County Bar Association Luncheon Meeting, 11:45 a.m. at the Kane Center in Stuart. President Chad Hastings will provide an update on topics covered in the Town Hall meeting (reciprocity and Vision 2016) as well as upcoming issues as it relates to the practice of law in Martin County. To RSVP and/or provide topic suggestions please call 772-220-8018 or email [email protected]  
16 Hillsborough County Bar Assn. - YLD Golf Tournament at Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club  
15-17 Central Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association - Annual Conference in Orlando.  
15 Lee County Bar Assn. - Family Law Practice Section Brown Bag;Noon - Lee County Justice Center; Courtroom 5C;  
14 Palm Beach Association of CDL Judicial Meet and Greet, Noon, Judicial Dining Room, 205 N. Dixie Hwy.Join us as we sit down with two of our newer circuit criminal judges: the Honorable Samantha Schosberg Feuer, Circuit Judge presiding over division X and Honorable Jack S. Cox, Circuit Judge presiding over division U. Participants will enjoy a light lunch followed by a moderator-led discussion expected to run approximately one and a half hours. This event is free to members courtesy of our sponsors, Brooke Williams McKernan of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Square D Marketing, and Burning Tree Rehab and Long Term Recovery. Non-member fee, $10.  
13 South Palm Beach County Bar Association Monthly Membership Lunch at Morton's. Speaker:  John W. Kelly, Ph.D, President of FAU. Registration will start at 11:45 a.m. and lunch will begin promptly at noon. 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton, Florida  33486. Lisa Hurley, Executive Director, [email protected] Phone: 561-482-3838  
09 Association of Corporate Counsel South Florida Chapter - 6th Annual CLE Conference - SHARK TANK: Surviving as In-House Counsel. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida COST: Members: Early Bird (sign-up by Aug 21) - $65 Add a guest for just $34. Non-members: Early Bird (sign-up by Aug 21) - $99 CONTACT: Christina Kim at [email protected]  
08 Lee County Bar Assn. - RPPTL Practice Section Brown Bag; Noon -Judge McHugh’s Hearing Room, 4R, Lee County Justice Center. Topic: “The Three Horsemen of the Appellate Court: Preservation, Jurisdiction and Proper Argument.” Speakers: Margaret H. White-Small, Esq., Stacy Sherman, Esq. and Lisa Worthington, Esq.  
03 Lee County Bar Assn. - Veterans and First Responders Legal Clinic hosted by the Pro Bono Committee. 10AM – 2PM. FREE to veterans and first responders with ID and/or DD-214. Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library; 4820 Leonard Street, Cape Coral, FL 33904.  
03 Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Habitat for Humanity will paint a home for a family in need here in West Palm Beach. This event is first come, first served, and limited to only 20 people. If you're interested, please contact us at [email protected] to be added to the mailing list for the event. 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM  
02 Lee County Bar Assn. - Young Lawyers Division Meeting, Noon -Prime de Leon; 33 Patio De Leon, Fort Myers, FL 33901.  

September 2015

30 Lee County Bar Assn. - LCBA Executive Council Meeting, Noon - Conference Room, Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, PA.  
30 South Palm Beach County Bar Assn.- Labor & Employment Practice Committee - Breakfast Seminar. More info - http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=674161&group=  
29 South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. - Third Annual Membership Reception at Tanzy. Register at http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=680253&group=  
29 South Palm Beach County Bar Association - Special Movie Event for Members before the Membership Reception. For more info.http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=680265&group=  
29 South Palm Beach County Bar Association -Exclusive event for SPBCBA Members Only. iPic move and tour before our Membership Reception. Space is limited. More info here -http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=671653&group=  
29 South Palm Beach County Bar Association-Third Annual Membership Reception. For more info.http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=680253&group=  
25 Lee County Bar Assn. - Solo & Small Firm Practice Section Breakfast Meeting; 7:30 a.m. First Watch, 2059 Altamont Ave., Fort Myers, 33901. Topic: “Creative Fee Agreements for Solos and Small Firms.” FREE to LCBA members, $15 non-members.  
25 Osceola County Bar Association-BROWN BAG LUNCH-12 PM to 1 PM. Osceola County Courthouse Jury Room. Please join Judges Tennis and Barbour as they discuss: “Advanced Pleading and Trial Practice: How to Get the Most out of Your Court Time in Divisions 30 and 40”  
25 Osceola County Bar Assn. - 12 PM to 1 PM. Osceola County Courthouse Jury Room Please join Judges Tennis and Barbour as they discuss: “Advanced Pleading and Trial Practice: How to Get the Most out of Your Court Time in Divisions 30 and 40”  
24 South Palm Beach County Bar Association -SOLO/Small Firm Networking Dinner. For more info.http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=654886&group=  
24 South Palm Beach County Bar Assn. -SOLO/Small Firm Networking Dinner. More info -http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=654886.  
24 Lee County Bar Assn. - Land Use & Governmental Law Practice Section Lunch Meeting; Noon - Lee County Public Works, 1500 Monroe Street, 1st FL Conf Room.  
24-26 FAWL’s 2015 Leadership Retreat -Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. For inspiring educational and teambuilding activities featuring the exotic blends of the rich and colorful history of “Cigar City Nights.” Hosted by FAWL’s President Kristin Norse. To register today, visit: www.fawl.org. Download the flyer at http://www.fawl.org/assets/docs/flyer3.pdf  
22 Jacksonville Bar Assn. - September Members Luncheon - 12:00 p.m. Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront 225 E. Coastline Drive. Speaker The Honorable Jorge Labarga Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court. RSVP Today! https://www.jaxbar.org/member-home/  
22 Jacksonville Bar Association - Member Luncheon - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront 225 E Coastline Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202Speaker William Schifino, Jr.President-Elect, The Florida Bar  
22 Palm Beach County Bar Assn. Membership Meeting Luncheon - Vision 2016 Town Hall Meeting featuring the president of The Florida Bar, Ray Abadin and immediate past president, Greg Coleman.  Together they will discuss this issue in addition to others being studied by Vision 2016 that include legal education, technology -- how it is and will affect YOUR practice and access to legal services.  Pre-registration is required by 9/18; Walk-ins may not be accommodated. Register online - https://apps.palmbeachbar.org/calendar/register/?eventno=1946  
19 Jacksonville Bar Assn - Ask A Lawyer -9:00 am to 12:00 pm - FSCJ Downtown Campus, Rooms T140 and T141, 401 West State Street Jacksonville, FL  
18 Lee County Bar Assn. - Appellate Law Practice Section CLE; 11 to 11:50AM -Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (1 Hr. Ethics application pending). $35 members, $60 non-members. Includes membership lunch following the CLE program. .  
18 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Assn. and Nova Law Review Present: Shutting Down the School to Prison Pipeline featuring a keynote address by Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince. Academics, practitioners, policy-makers, educators, community activists, and thought leaders are invited to exchange ideas, form effective strategies, and engage in meaningful dialogue about systemic change for educational reform and new approaches to school discipline. RSVP: https://www.law.nova.edu/alumni/shutting-down-the-school-to-prison-pipeline.html.  
18 The Florida Bar Vision 2016 Open Forum - Tampa Airport Marriott, 1:00 p.m. This forum will coincide with The Florida Bar Fall Meeting of Rules & Other Select Committees, Sept. 16-19, at the Tampa Airport Marriott, and is part of the broader effort to discuss Vision 2016, a comprehensive study addressing the future practice of law across four key areas: Legal Education, Technology, Bar Admissions, and Access to Legal Services. More info - http://tinyurl.com/918meeting  
18 Lee County Bar Assn. General Membership Meeting – Noon – 1PM: Constitution Week Program. Charity: Special Equestrians. Presentation of Golf Tournament Proceeds to Alliance for the Arts. Lunch without CLE $15 members, $25 non-members.  
18 Free CLE on Civics Education in Tampa - The Florida Bar is offering a free CLE seminar that prepares lawyers to present engaging and fun civics education programs for adult civic and community groups. The seminar will be at The Florida Bar mid-year meeting in Tampa. For more information contact Susannah Lyle at [email protected]  
18 Osceola County Bar Association-Monthly Luncheon,11:45 am to 1pm, Osceola County Courthouse Jury Room. September Speaker is Gustavo Abarca who is presenting a CLE in International Law on Cross Border Taxation. The lunch is sponsored by the Llabona Law Group, P.A., with special guest from Monroe Haas, P.A.  
17 Jacksonville Bar Association -YLS Judicial Breakfast, 8:30 am to 9:30 am, Chief Judge Chambers, Duval County Courthouse RSVP to Alexandria Hill at [email protected] or Adam Edgecombe at [email protected]  
17 South Palm Beach County Bar Assn.- SOLO/Small Firm Networking Dinner. More info - http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=654886  
17 Collier County Bar Assn. - Happy Hour and welcome new members. The Club at Naples Bay Resort - 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This is a free event for our members  
17 Puerto Rican Bar Association - Law & Disorder – Doing Hard Time as a Latino Attorney in America-An evening with Comdian Elizardi Castroat Miami Senior High SchoolFree Admission, For more info contact Dr. Emma Carillo, Miami Dade Schools Police Department [email protected] or call 305-321-4362  
17 Miami Lakes Bar Assn. - Five Systems to Help You Build Your Law Firm, Make More Money, and Get Home On Time for Dinner Every Night, David V. Lorenzo Valtimax Consulting. 1 CLE Credit has been applied for. Registration and networking begin at 11:45 a.m.Luncheon will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. ITALY TODAY RESTAURANT & BAR BANQUET ROOM, 6743 Main Street Miami Lakes, FL 33014 RSVP to Deni Fernandez: Call: 305-821-7760 E-Mail: [email protected]  
17 Miami Lakes Bar Assn. - Member Luncheon - Five Systems to Help You Build Your Law Firm, Make More Money, and Get Home On Time for Dinner Every Night presented by David V. Lorenzo. 1 CLE Credit has been applied for.Registration and networking begin at 11:45 a.m. Luncheon will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m.ITALY TODAY RESTAURANT & BAR BANQUET ROOM, 6743 Main Street Miami Lakes, FL 33014,RSVP to Deni Fernandez: Call: 305-821-7760 E-Mail: [email protected]  
17 Lee County Bar Assn. - Quarterly After Hours Social; 5:30 to 7:30 PM. -Ter-Tini’s, 7050 Crystal Drive; Fort Myers 33907. Sponsored by Investors’ Security Trust. .  
17 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association - Members’ Constitution Day Luncheon, at noon, U.S. Courthouse in Jacksonville. United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan will present “Madison’s Avenue: The Rough Road to the Bill of Rights.” Application pending for 1 hour Florida Bar CLE, free to members, lunch included.  
17 Lee County Bar Assn. - Family Law Practice Section Brown Bag; Noon - Lee County Justice Center; Courtroom 5C.  
16 Jacksonville Bar Assn. - Environmental & Real Property Law CLE ~ 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wells Fargo Center, 2nd Floor Conference Rm B1, One Independent Drive 4.0 CLER Credits pending approval from The Florida Bar. Complete details and registration at https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=207  
16 Hillsborough County Bar Assn. - Welcome Back Membership Luncheon, featuring guest speaker, Ramon Abadin, President of the Florida Bar. Tampa Marriott Waterside at Noon. Free for members, $40 for non-members.To register - https://hillsbar.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=656930&itemid=97c95a03-2cde-4e1d-ae92-077492fceb69  
16 Lee County Bar Assn. - Noon. ADR Practice Section Brown Bag; Lee County Justice Center, Hearing Room 4-O; Anne Dalton and Bill Merchant, Co-Chairs  
16 Hillsborough County Bar Association General Membership Luncheon featuing Florida Bar President Ramon Abadin at the Tampa Marriott Waterside.To register for the HCBA's September Membership Luncheon, https://hillsbar.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=656930&itemid=97c95a03-2cde-4e1d-ae92-077492fceb69.  
15 Tampa Hispanic Bar Assn.- Lunch and Learn on the Legislative & Political Process in Florida. Guest panelist include: Julie Holt, Public Defender for the 13 Judicial Circuit & Justin Day, Director of The Advocacy Group’s (TAG) Tampa , FL. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professionalism-roundtable-cle-tickets-18077114135  
15 Miami Beach Bar Association CLE lunch with Miami Beach Judge Donald Cannava on “Policies and Procedures at the Miami Beach Courthouse”  
15 Vision 2016 Town Hall Meeting with Florida Bar President Ramon Abadin at the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center. This town hall meeting, from 5-7 p.m. is hosted by the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa Hispanic Bar Association, Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, George Edgecomb Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association's Tampa Bay Chapter. To register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vision-2016-town-hall-meeting-with-florida-bar-president-ramon-abadin-tickets-18135925040  
14-17 Lee County Bar Assn. - Constitution Week in Lee County Schools – Volunteers needed.  
11 South Palm Beach County Bar Assn.- YLS FAU Football Tailgate and Game. Save the date!  
11 Tampa Hispanic Bar Assn. - Professionalism CLE and a tour of the Courthouse. “Resolving Professionalism Complaints” presented by Mr. Thomas Hyde followed by a round table discussion with Judge Moody, Judge Perrone, and Judge Stoddard. Guest Speaker: Thomas Hyde, Esq. Panel of Judges: Judge Moody, Judge Perrone and Judge Stoddard. Lunch will be provided. Register at:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professionalism-roundtable-cle-tickets-18077114135  
10 Lee County Bar Assn. – RPPTL Practice Section Brown Bag -Noon - Judge McHugh’s Hearing Room, 4R, Lee County Justice Center. Topic: “Guardianship Legislative Changes and Unintended Consequences” Speaker: Kenneth Edward Kemp, II, Esquire.  
09 Lee County Bar Assn. - Noon: General Civil & Business Litigation Practice Section Lunch Meeting. Location: Courtroom 5E, Lee County Justice Center. Topic: Business Court for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. Panelists include: Honorable Elizabeth V. Krier, Honorable Michael T. McHugh, Kevin F. Jursinski, Esquire, Doug Szabo, Esquire, and Kelly Geraghty Price, Esquire. Moderated by George H. Knott, Esquire. .  
09 Collier County Bar Assn. - Trial Law Board Meeting, Sushi Thai - 12:00 p.m.  
08 South Palm Beach County Bar Assn.- Monthly Membership Lunch. Speaker - PD, Carey Haughwout. Register at http://southpalmbeachbar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=671653&group=  
08 Collier County Bar Assn. - Young Lawyers Board Meeting - Mr. Tequila’s - 12:00 p.m.  
04 Lee County Bar Assn. - Noon: Young Lawyers Division Meeting, Sasse’s at 3651 Evans Ave, #1, Fort Myers 33901.  
03 The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Invites You to Join us at a Reception Honoring Lee Bentley, U.S. Attorney,5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. The Tampa Club, 101 E Kennedy Blvd #4200, Tampa, FL 33602 Please RSVP by Thursday, August 28th, directly to Rich Miller at [email protected],  
03 Collier County Bar Assn. - Trusts & Estates Luncheon; Representative Kathleen Passidomo Guardianship Reform Package. Northern Trust -12:00 p.m. This is a free event, please bring your own lunch http://colliercountybar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=670754&group=  
02 Collier County Bar Assn. - Foundation FUNdraiser Vino’s Picasso - 6:30 p.m.Tickets are $46 each. More info - https://sites.cimplebox.com/events/registration.aspx?s=4270&c=2436&eid=140751&r=0.6772957  
01 Miami Beach Bar Assn. -"Meet The Candidates Networking Luncheon" Hear the issues and meet the local candidates for Miami Beach Commission. National Hotel located at 1677 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. RSVP by August 27, 2015. $35 advance tickets / $40 at the door. Check payments may be issued and mailed to: Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce, 1620 Drexel Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 For credit card payments call: 305-674-1414 Contact [email protected] for more information.  
01 Collier County Bar Assn. - Trial Law Luncheon, Florida’s New Right to Try Act, Bonefish Grill, 12:00 p.m.TL Members - $25; Non-members - $30http://colliercountybar.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=670731&group=  

August 2015

26 Puerto Rican Bar Assn. - Networking Event - 5:30 p.m. - Isla Verde by V, 171 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801 Members - FREE. Non-members $10. Register at [email protected]  
21 Osceola County Bar Assn. - Monthly Luncheon - 11:45 am to 1pm. Osceola County Courthouse Jury Room . Speakers are Judge Moler and attorney Brian Sizer. These speakers are presenting a one hour CLE on red light cameras. The Ticket Clinic is graciously providing a delicious bbq lunch from Jimmy Bears.  
21 Martin County Bar Assn. - Town Hall Meeting to discuss Vison 2016, the reciprocity issue and the issue of non-lawyers owning law firms. MCBA members can attend both the luncheon at Noon and the 1:30 town hall meeting at no cost. Non MCBA member cost is $25.00 for the lunch portion. Please RSVP to Michelle Katzman at 772-288-6245  
20 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Assn. Luncheon honoring Senior United States District Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger for Forty Years of Service to the Federal Judiciary, at noon. First Floor Jury Assembly Room of the U.S. Courthouse. Lunch (catered by Black Sheep), is free to members and $15 for non-members. Please RSVP to Maria Daniels at (904) 394-1627 or [email protected] or on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  
07-08 Orange County Bar Association - New Lawyer Training Program -The Fundamentals of Practice in Orange County Law school prepared you for the bar exam.The OCBA will prepare you to practice law! In this dynamic, intensive two-day training program designed especially for young lawyers, participants will learn from the experts how to navigate the court system and practice with professionalism - and success - in Orange County.Participants will meet key players in the offices of the Clerk of Courts, Public Defender, and State Attorney. In addition, they will get to meet the judgesbefore having to appear before them and ask questions of some of the most well-respected and successful lawyers in Central Florida.To register: .For more information: Contact Karen Fast, Strategic Marketing & Membership Manager, at 407-422-4551, ext. 225, or by email.  
03 Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission Accepting Applications for TWO Middle District VacanciesApplications for two vacancies for United States District Judges in the Middle District of Florida must be received by August 3, 2015. Visit the Court’s website for more information: www.flmd.uscourts.gov.  

July 2015

30 .Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Federal Courthouse Summer Series for Summer Associates and Public Service Interns closes with a naturalization ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 13A with United States District Judge Brian J. Davis presiding; advance registration is required by contacting Nicole Corring at [email protected]  
29 Palm Beach Associatino of Criminal Defense Lawyers Family Bowling Night from 5:30-8:00 PM. Bring the kids and join us for a night of great food and great fun at Revolutions in CityPlace. Due to the overwhelming success of last year's event, we have reserved additional lanes so no one gets left out (or has to wait too long for their turn!)Check-in and networking begins at 5:30, bowling around 6. Bowling, drinks and hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Eisenberg & Fouts PA, Bail Bond Release Center, Smart Start, Inc., Burning Tree, and Square D Marketing.Please RSVP on our Facebook event page or by email here (total headcount for your party is greatly appreciated). Hope to see you there!  
10-11 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan, FL  

June 2015

18 Broward County Bar Association - 2015 Annual Meeting & Installation Dinner; Cocktail Reception - 5:30 p.m.; Dinner - 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Panorama Ballroom,Cost: $85 BCBA Member; $95 Non-Member Register at www.browardbar.org/calendar  
11 Broward County Bar Association - CLE: Talk, Text, and Telephone - 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., BCBA Conference Center Cost: $10 BCBA Member; $20 Non-Member Register at www.browardbar.org/calendar  
10 Florida Justice Association - Diversity Reception - 6 PM -7:30 PM at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, FL. To RSVP - https://www.floridajusticeassociation.org/index.cfm?pg=FJADiversityReception  
09 Broward County Bar Association - North Broward Luncheon- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Champps AmericanaCost: $20 BCBA Member; $25 Non-Member; No Charge BCBA JudiciaryRegister at www.browardbar.org/calendar  
02 Broward County Bar Association - Young Lawyers' Boot Camp #4 - Trial Preparation/Mock Voir Dire - 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., BCBA Conference Center, Cost: $25 BCBA Member; $35 Non-Member Register at www.browardbar.org/calendar  

May 2015

28 Jacksonville Chapter of Federal Bar Association Members’ Luncheon Supreme Court Term in Review from noon to 1:00 p.m., when Constitutional Law Professor Tony Kolenc from Florida Coastal School of Law will present a review of the 2014-2015 term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Come hear the term’s highlights while enjoying a boxed lunch from Jimmy John’s. is [email protected] or you may register on our website, www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org. This event is free for members, $15 for non-members.  
21 The Miami Lakes Bar Association CLE luncheon - Accelerating Your Law Practice presented by Alan Gassman, Esq. of Gassman Law Associates, P.A.2 CLE Credits have been approved; the course number will be provided to those attending. Luncheon will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m.at ITALY TODAY RESTAURANT & BAR BANQUET ROOM, 6743 Main Street,Miami Lakes, FL 33014. Luncheon Rate: $30 Members  
19 Women Lawyers of Pasco Lunch Meeting - East. 12 pm -1pm, Kafe Kokopelli, Live Oak Avenue, Dade City.  
15 Martin County Bar Association monthly luncheon meeting, The Kane Center at 11:45 a.m. The guest speaker is the Honorable Robin L. Rosenberg.  
15 Jacksonville Bar Association -Happy Hour & Wiffle Golf on the Backyard Nine -Benefiting Jacksonville Area Legal Aid ~ 4:00 p.mAt the home of Steve & Ann Pajcic, 1917 Montgomery Place, 32205Register at www.jaxlegalaid.org/special-events  
14 South Palm Beach County FAW Monthly Luncheon – 11:45-1:00; La Cigale, Delray BeachAlexa Hartley Sponsoring Lunch. Speaker & topic: Chief Clinical Officer of Hospice of Palm Beach County, Jacqueline Lopez-Devine, The Mentoring Margin; Profit or Loss  
14 Jacksonville Bar Association -CME SEMINAR FOR MEDIATORS ~ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ~ Florida Coastal School of Law, Room 525Register Today! https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=178  
13 Jacksonville Bar Association 2015 Law Day Luncheon & Annual Meeting ~ Omni Hotel. Doors Open: 11:30 a.m. Program Begins: 12:00 p.m.Luncheon Speaker: William C. Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Columbia, S.C. where he practices in business litigation. He is the current President of the American Bar Association. Register online at https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=192  
11 BROWARD COUNTY CHRISTIAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION Presents - The Case for Christ:Was Jesus the Messiah?Jesus never defended Himself.  What if He had? See the evidence for Jesus as the Messiah from a far broader perspective than they would by reading the gospel accounts of Jesus’ trials. Lunch at 12:00 noon (Program: 12:15-1:00 p.m.)WHERE:  Broward County Bar Center, 1051 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 COST: $15 for CLA Members and their guests, $20 for non-members, judges are complementary.  Lunch included.  RESPONSE:  Please RSVP on-line at https://secure.lawpay.com/pages/bcla/trust and insert “May luncheon” as the event.  Judges please reply or email [email protected] to notify us of your intention to attend.For questions about the program, please contact Scott Golden at (954) 764-6766 or by e-mail at [email protected]    
06 Jacksonville Bar Association -The TPC at TPC ~ 8:30 - 12:30 ~ TPC SawgrassThe JBA is excited to present the first annual TPC at TPC, which combines a top-notch professionalism seminar with a fun networking event during The Players' Championship. 4.0 CLER including Ethics Hours Applied for with The Florida Bar.Complete details & Registration here -https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=184  
05-01 The Tallahassee Bar Association Law Day 2015 will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the University Center Club in the Osceola Grill. The guest speaker is Congresswoman Gwen Graham. This moving annual celebration recognizes the many contributions made by attorneys of the 2nd Judicial Circuit. The event is also hosted by Legal Services of North Florida, Inc., and The Legal Aid Foundation, Inc. of the Tallahassee Bar Association. Sponsorship options are available. Contact Mary Dekle, (850) 701-3313, [email protected] or Joann Capece, (850) 702-5008, [email protected] for questions.  
03 Martin County Bar Association -Law Day Program at St. Monica's Episcopal Church in Stuart, Florida starting promptly at 10:00 am. Attorney's were invited to be guest speakers hosted by Eula R Clarke, Esq.  
02 Fourth Annual Martin County Bar Association Tennis Tournament at Mariner Sands Country Club. Play starts at 10:15 a.m. with lunch served around 1:00 p.m. Families are invited, so if your kids or spouse play tennis, sign them up! We have room for 20 players, all free of charge, so please sign up quickly to save a spot. Email Scott Konopka at [email protected]  
01 Marion County Bar Association, May Law Day luncheon - Noon at the Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club. This years national Law Day theme is the Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law. Ralph V. Turner, Distinguished Research Professor, Emeritus from the Dept. of History at Florida State University, a nationwide scholar on the magna carta is the keynote speaker. .  

April 2015

29 Port St. Lucie Bar Association Law Day - Special Guest Speaker: 2015 florida bar president-elect RAY ABADIN 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. PSL Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd.,Port St. Lucie, FL 34984 There will be Exhibitors, Gift Bags,Raffle Prizes and a Silent Auction. All Judicial Assistants & Legal Assistants in Attendance Will be Acknowledged with a Special Gift. Buffet Lunch catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Cost: $35.00 Per Person - Free for PSLBA Members, Judges,Judicial Assistants and Government Employees.Please RSVP By April 22, 2015 to [email protected]  
28 Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Boot Camp #3 - Game Over: Dispositive MotionsTime: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Venue: BCBA Conference Center Cost: $25 BCBA Member; $35 Non-member www.browardbar.org/calendar  
27 George Edgecomb Bar Association - 32nd Annual Scholarship BanquetSignature event, a scholarship banquet to celebrate Law Week at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, 700 S. Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602. Cocktails begin at 5:30pm with dinner to follow at 6:30pm. Jeff Johnson, an award-winning journalist, a former host/producer on BET, and MSNBC contributor, will present the keynote address. During the banquet, GEBA will recognize Tampa Bay Area high school students who have exhibited excellence in the classroom and the community. Over the years, GEBA has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to college-bound students.Individual tickets to the banquet are available for purchase online at https://gebascholarshipbanquet.eventbrite.com. You may also visit www.gebaonline.com for more information about the banquet or to be considered as a sponsor.  
23 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association 12th Annual Honorable Ralph W. Nimmons Federal Practice Seminar April 23- U.S. Courthouse Additional details and registration information will follow soon.  
17 Broward County Bar Association Raising the Bar (Family Law) Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Venue: Renaissance Hotel, Fort LauderdaleCost: $125 BCBA Member; $150 Non-member www.browardbar.org/calendar  
16-18 American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law will hold its Annual Meeting in Boca Raton. The Forum is honored to have Fred Gray as its keynote speaker for a Diversity Luncheon on April 17, 2015. Fred Gray played a pivotal role in some of the Civil Rights movement’s seminal triumphs. He worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for voting rights and school integration, defended Rosa Parks after her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus, sued the Federal Government on behalf of the men exploited by the Tuskegee Syphilis experiment, and was elected the first African American President of the Alabama Bar Association. Mr. Gray will have copies of his book, Bus Ride to Justice, for sale and there will be an opportunity for autographs after his talk. All program registrants are welcome and there is no additional charge to attend. A copy of the brochure is attached and the link to registration is http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=169461063  
16 Jacksonville Bar Association's 7th Annual Rendezvous on the River - Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub Benefiting: Dreams Come True. Your ticket includes a free drink along with drink specials throughout the night, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a raffle ticket for prizes given away throughout the night. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit Dreams Come True! RSVP at www.dreamscometrue.org/rendezvous-river.  
16 South Palm Beach County FAWL - Monthly Luncheon – 11:45-1:00; Venue: La Cigale- Speaker: Members Miriam Richter and Rochelle Kerner: Fashion Law (CLE);  
11 Third Annual Legal Softball Challenge: Martin County Bar Association vs. The North County Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association on April 11th at 10 a.m. Halpatiokee Park in Stuart on Field 3). This is a free event for all MCBA members and their families. This will also be a family barbeque with food and drinks provided by the Martin County and Palm Beach County Bar Associations. To attend, please RSVP to [email protected] (put "Softball Lunch RSVP" in the Subject line) or call 772-283-6839 by April 6th.  
10 Join The Bar Associations of the 19th Circuit on April 10, 2015 for the Investiture of:Janet Carney Croom @ Indian River Courthouse (4:00 p.m.) RSVP to Rachel Leon at 772-569-0000 or email [email protected] by April 2nd. Reception to follow  
07 Jacksonville Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Sidebar Luncheon - 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. - 300 Hogan St. - Jury Assembly Room  
02 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run with Broward County Bar AssociationTime: 6:45 p.m. Venue: 32 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Cost: $40www.browardbar.org/calendar  

March 2015

31 Jacksonville Bar Association - March (Breakfast) Madness with County Court Judges and Judicial Assistants -8:30 a.m., Chief Judge's Chambers, Duval County Courthouse.A light breakfast spread will be available with coffee and juice. RSVP to Jessica Mathis at [email protected] Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section of The Jacksonville Bar Association.  
28 Jacksonville Bar Association -NE Florida Minority Mentoring Picnic, Diversity Committee, Noon – 4:00 pm  
28 The Jacksonville Bar Association's Diversity Committee announces the Inaugural N. E. Florida Minority Mentoring Picnic12 p.m. to 4 p.m.--Florida Coastal School of Law  
28 Clearwater Bar Oyster Roast - Celebrate the 76th Anniversary of this grand event! 5 - 9 p.m., The Grounds of Florin Roebig, P.A., 777 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor, Register online at ClearwaterBar.org  
28 Martin County Bar Association --Watch "March Madness" at Wahoo's March 28th. Join us for "March Madness Elite 8 Event" on Saturday, March 28th at Wahoo's in Stuart (tentative tip-off time is 6:00 p.m.). Admission is 2+ non-perishable food items per person to help replenish our local food bank. RSVP to Michelle at 772-288-6245 by March 20th.  
25 Jacksonville Bar Association YLS Happy Hour -5:30 p.m. Black Sheep Restaurant, 1534 Oak Street  
24 South Palm Beach County FAWL - Past President’s Committee inaugural event- Woodfield Country Club {Living Room}- more details to be announced  
21 South Palm Beach County FAWL FIT SERIES - Please join us for a stress release yoga & meditation workshop offered exclusively for SPBC FAWL by our sponsor Craig Richman! Yoga Journey at the Wyndham Hotel 1950 Glades Road, 5th Floor Boca Raton, Florida 33431 Saturday, March 21, 2015 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. Please RSVP directly on Yoga Journey’s website: www.yogajourney.com. Members $35 / Guests $40  
21 Hernando County Bar Association 5K - 8 am inside the Weeki Wachee Preserve. Proceeds fund College Scholarships.Register at:http://www.active.com/spring-hill-fl/running/distance-running-races/hernando-bar-5k-2015http://www.active.com/spring-hill-fl/running/distance-running-races/hernando-bar-5k-2015  
21 Jacksonville Bar Association - Ask-A-Lawyer, May Lena Gibbs Community Center, 6974 Wilson Blvd, 9:00-Noon  
18 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association - Members’ Luncheon Panel Discussion with U.S. Circuit Judges. This event will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Jacksonville Main Public Library (with a delicious lunch catered by Café Nola). Free for members, $25 non-members; application pending for I hour Florida Bar CLE. Please RSVP by March 11 to Maria Daniels at (904) 394- 1627 or [email protected] or visit our website: www.jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org.  
18 Broward County Bar Association Solo/Small Dinner Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Venue: Dave and Busters Cost: $35 BCBA Member; $50 Non-member (*$5 Additional at the Door)www.browardbar.org/calendar  
14 Broward County Bar Association Guardianship Class – 4 Hour Minor Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue: BCBA Conference Center Cost: $100www.browardbar.org/calendar  
12 South Palm Beach County FAWL -Monthly Luncheon – 11:45-1:00 - La Cigale, Delray Beach –Veritext Court Reporting sponsoring lunch- Speaker & topic: Lorna Owens, Stress and the Professional Women  
12 Broward County Bar Association North Broward Bar at the Bar Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Venue: TBA www.browardbar.org/calendar  
11 Broward County Bar Association -Women Leaders in the Law: A National Perspective -- 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Venue: Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel Cost: $99 BCBA Member; $125 Non-Member http://www.browardbar.org/events/#!event/2015/3/11/women-leaders-in-the-law-conference  
10 Broward County Bar Association North Broward Section Luncheon Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue: Champps Americana, 6401 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FLCost: $20 BCBA Member; $25 Non-Member; No Charge for BCBA Judiciary Contact: Peter T. Mavrick at [email protected]/calendar  
07 Broward County Bar Association Guardianship Class – 8 Hour Adult Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Venue: BCBA Conference Center Cost: $180.00 www.browardbar.org/calendar  
05 The Miami Lakes Bar Association invites you to attend an approved CLE luncheon Professionalism in Litigation presented by Marc Ginsberg, Esq. of Mandina & Ginsberg, LLP 1 CLE Credit has been approved; the course number will be provided to those attending. Registration and networking begin at 11:45 a.m.Luncheon will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. ITALY TODAY RESTAURANT & BAR BANQUET ROOM 6743 Main StreetMiami Lakes, FL 33014  
04 Broward County Bar Association Mentor Express Take 2 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Venue: BCBA Conference CenterCost: Free – BCBA Members Only www.browardbar.org/calendar  
04 Broward County Bar Association The Ethics of Local Appearance CounselTime: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Venue: BCBA Conference CenterCost: $15 BCBA Member; $25 Non-memberwww.browardbar.org/calendar  
03 The South Palm Beach County and Broward chapters of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Invite You to Join Us For a Special Networking and CLE Event! 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sorrisi Restaurant at Coconut Creek Seminole Casino 5550 NW 40th Street Coconut Creek, FL 33073. Join Cori Flam Meltzer, Esq. as we discuss the secrets about how gender affects your workplace and ways that both men and women can use verbal and non-verbal techniques to strengthen performance and make the most of your natural negotiation style. $40 Members $50 Non-Members Includes one glass of wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and program with CLE credit. R.S.V.P. at www.spbcfawl.org by February 27th  
03 Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Boot Camp #2 "I Thought My Argument/Deposition was Great; What Did the Judge Think?" Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Venue: Broward County Courthouse Cost: $25 BCBA Member; $35 Non-Memberwww.browardbar.org/calendar  

February 2015

27 Broward County Bar Association 2015 Workers Compensation Section Conference and ReceptionTime: 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Venue: Riverside Hotel Las OlasCost: $75 BCBA Member; $90 Non-Memberhttp://www.browardbar.org/calendar#!event/2015/2/27/workers-apos-compensation-2015  
26 Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is sponsoring a luncheon discussion with the Honorable Shira Scheindlin, U.S. District Judge, on Ethics, Technology, and Attorney Competence in e-discovery. Application pending for 1 hour of Florida Bar CLE. For additional details and to register, visit http://attorneycompetence.eventbrite.com.  
25 Jacksonville Bar Association's Judges, JA's & JAVA ~ 8 to 9 a.m-DCC Attorney Conference Center, 2nd FloorRegistration Deadline: Monday, February 23, 2015  
21 Jacksonville Bar Association, YLS Chili Cookoff, Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave.11:00 - 2:00 p.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 4, 2015. Contact [email protected]  
19 The Jacksonville Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, along with bestbet Jacksonville, will be hosting a charity poker tournament to benefit the HEAL (Healing Every Autistic Life) Foundation. Time: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.5:00-6:00 - Poker Lessons, Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres; 6:16-8:45 - Tournament Play; 8:45-9:00 - Awards/Prizes.To register online visit http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101051534576-583/DEAL+for+HEAL+Registration+Application.pdf  
19 The Florida Association for Women Lawyers South Palm Beach County Chapter Annual Judicial Reception honoring theSouth County Judiciary and Magistrates, February 19th , 2015 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday House, Delray Beach Florida 33444  
19 SPBC FAWL ANNUAL JUDICIAL RECEPTION (honoring South County Judges and Magistrates); 5:30-7:30 at The Sundy House;  
12 South Palm Beach County FAWL Monthly Luncheon 11:45-1:00 – Venue: La Cigale, Delray Beach –Richman Capital Management Sponsoring Lunch. Speaker: RENDON CENTER Doctor re: skin care/dermatology  
12 Broward County Bar Association Mentor Express--5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Venue: BCBA Conference CenterCost: No Charge – BCBA Members Onlyhttp://www.browardbar.org/calendar/ - !event/2015/2/12/bcba-mentor-express  
11 Jacksonville Bar Association, February Members Luncheon, 12 pm - Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront; Speaker: Carl Smallwood, President, National Conference of Bar Presidents. Deadline to register is Mon. Feb. 9th.  
11 Jacksonville Bar Association - 13th Annual Raymond Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Seminar -8:45 am to 5:30 pm - Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. 7.0 CLE Credits, 7.0 Business Litigation & Civil Trial Certification Pending Florida Bar Approval. Register online at https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=161  
10 Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial ReceptionTime: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Venue: Riverside Hotel on Las OlasCost: $25 BCBA Member; $35 Non-Member; No Charge for BCBA and 4th DCA Judiciary Sponsorships Available!http://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/2/10/fourth-dca-reception  
10 Broward County Bar Association -North Broward Bar Section Luncheon with Judge --12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Venue: Champps Americana, 6401 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FLCost: $20 BCBA Member; $25 Non-Member; No Charge for BCBA Judiciary Contact: Tom Oates at [email protected] http://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/2/10/north-broward-bar-section-luncheon  
10 Broward County Bar Association, Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Reception -- 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Venue: Riverside Hotel on Las OlasCost: $25 BCBA Member; $35 Non-Member; No Charge for BCBA and 4th DCA Judiciary Sponsorships Available!http://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/2/10/fourth-dca-reception  
04 Broward County Bar Association Lawyers' Open Music Jam/Networking Event - 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Venue: BCBA Conference Center; Cost: $20 BCBA Member; $30 Non-Memberhttp://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/2/4/bcba-lawyers-apos-open-music-jam  
01 Jacksonville Bar Association - Ehrlich Trial Advocacy Seminar, Hyatt, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.  

January 2015

30 Broward County Bar AssociationCLE: Cloud Computing for Legal Professionals: Keep your Feet on the Ground but your Head in the CloudsTime: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Venue: BCBA Conference CenterCost: $10 BCBA Member; $20 Non-Member  
29 Broward County Bar AssociationLegislative Affairs Reception Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Venue: 15th Street Fisheries Cost: $20 BCBA Member; $30 Non-MemberSponsorships Available!http://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/1/29/legislative-affairs-reception  
28 Broward County Bar AssociationCLE: Estate Planning and Digital Assets Time: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.Venue: BCBA Conference CenterCost: $15 BCBA Member; $25 Non-Member; No Charge for BCBA Judiciary Membershttp://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/1/28/cle-estate-planning-and-digital-assets  
27 Broward County Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers' Boot Camp Series #1 - "I filed my first motion, now what?"Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pmVenue: BCBA Conference CenterCost: $90 BCBA Member Series ($25 per session); $130 Non-Member Series ($35 per session)http://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/1/27/young-lawyers-apos-boot-camp-series  
24 Collier County Bar Association, Annual Foundation Barbecue, Home of Joe & Louise Stewart, 6-9 PM, Benefits Voices for Kids,Tickets are $50 each.  
23 Join Miami Lakes Bar Association for the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration!The Dolfan Room, Don Shula's Steakhouse, 7601 Miami Lakes Drive Miami Lakes, Florida 33014Sponsorship opportunities are available! Click here for more information about the event and sponsorshipClick here for sponsorship levels and form For more information, please contact Lorenzo Cobiella at [email protected]  
22 Broward County Bar AssociationWest Broward Section CLE Luncheon: A Judge’s View of Expert TestimonyTime: 12:00 - 1:30 pm Venue: *NEW LOCATION* Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Road, Plantation Cost: $20 BCBA Member; $30 Non-Member; No Charge for Judiciary Members of BCBAhttp://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/1/22/west-broward-section-cle-luncheon-a-judge-8217-s-view-of-expert-testimony  
21 South Palm Beach County FAWL -The Florida Bar President- Joint Lunch with SPBC Bar Association, 11:45 – 1:00pm - Morton’s Steakhouse – RSVP on SPBC Bar Association website only  
21 JALA Equal Justice Event, Omni Downtown, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.Bryan Stevenson, Founder & ED of the Equal Justice Initiative  
21 Broward County Bar AssociationSolo/Small DinnerTime: 6:00 - 8:00 pm Venue: Dave and Busters, 3000 Oakwood Blvd., HollywoodCost: $35.00 BCBA Member *$5 Additional at the Door; $50.00 Non-Member *$5 Additional at the Doorhttp://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/1/21/solo-small-dinner  
16 Broward County Bar Association2015 Judicial Robing Ceremony Time: 1:00 p.m.Venue: Jury Assembly Room, 201 Southeast Sixth Street, Fort LauderdaleCost: No Cost Open to the Public (please register)Sponsorships Available!http://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/1/16/2015-judicial-robing-ceremony-sponsorships-available  
15 Jacksonville Bar Association -JWLA Luncheon, River Club, 11:45 – 1:00  
15 Jacksonville Bar Association - Vintage Lawyers Meeting, Golden Corral, Southside Blvd., Noon  
14 Jacksonville Bar Association - Judges, J.A.’s & Java, Breakfast, Judicial Relations, Courthouse Atty Conf Center, 8 am  
14 Broward County Bar Association -CLE: The Roles of Office of the United States TrusteeTime: 12:00 - 1:30pmVenue: BCBA Conference CenterCost: $15 BCBA Member; $25 Non-Member; No Charge for BCBA Judiciary Membershttp://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/1/14/cle-the-roles-of-office-of-the-united-states-trustee  
13 Broward County Bar AssociationNorth Broward Bar Section LuncheonTime: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Venue: Champps Americana, 6401 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort LauderdaleCost: $20 BCBA Members; $25 Non-Members; No Charge for BCBA Judiciary Contact: Tom Oates at [email protected] http://www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2015/1/13/north-broward-bar-section-luncheon  
10 The Jacksonville Bar Association - YLS Holidays in January, The Jacksonville Zoo  
10 Broward County Bar Association -Guardianship Class - 4 hour MinorTime: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue: BCBA Conference CenterCost: $100 Registration Fee Contact: Tish at [email protected] or 954-832-3617  
08 The JBA Human Rights Committee and the JWLA presents a Continuing Legal Education Program "Justice for Survivors of Human Trafficking" Civil Litigation in US Courts Training; Presenter: Martina Vandenberg, Founder & President of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center; A Rhodes and Truman Scholar, she has over twenty years of experience fighting human trafficking, forced labor, rape as a war crime, and violence against women ~ 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; 3.0 CLE Credits, 2.0 Civil Trial, 2.0 Criminal Appellate Law, and 2.0 Criminal Trial Law Certification Credits approved by The Florida Bar. Details & Registration -https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=153. Luncheon Reservations are not included.  
08 Jacksonville Bar Association Members Luncheon at Noon - Regency Hyatt Downtown; Speaker: Martina VandenbergFounder & President of The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center; A Rhodes and Truman Scholar, she has over twenty years of experience fighting human trafficking,forced labor, rape as a war crime, and violence against women. RSVP deadline is 12 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  
08 Jacksonville Bar Association - Governmental Relations Committee, Hyatt Hotel, 11:00 a.m.  

December 2014

19 North Dade Bar Association Holiday Party & Installation Dinner. 7:00PM – 10:00PM. FIU Kovens Center. Chief Judge Bertila Soto will swear in new officers and board-of-directors. Ticket: Before Thanksgiving: $55members/$65non-members; After Thanksgiving: $65members/$75non-members.  
17 The Bar Associations of the 19th Circuit cordially invite you to join us in thanking Honorable Dwight L. Geiger, Honorable Robert R. Makemson, Honorable Robert A. Hawley Honorable Larry Schack for their years of service in our Circuit and wishing them well in the days to come.5:30 p.m. - 7:00 pm -The Pelican Yacht Club, 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida. Light Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar. Please RSVP by December 10, 2014 to: [email protected]  
12 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Eighth Annual Spirit of Giving Luncheon - noon to 1:30 p.m., at the River Club. The speaker will be Joseph W. Hatchett, former Chief Judge of the Eleventh Circuit.. The Court will also present Spirit of Giving awards to lawyers who have gone above and beyond in providing service to those in need.  
11 Broward County Bar Association CLE: Forensic Engineering and Architecture Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Cost: No Charge for BCBA Member; $25.00 Non-member; Includes Lunch and 1 CLE CreditVenue: BCBA Conference Center Sponsored by: Thornton TomasettiRegister For Event: www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2014/12/11/cle-forensic-engineering-and-architecture  
10 Broward County Bar Association CLE: Medicaid Managed Care & Elder Law Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Cost: $15 BCBA Member; $25 Non-Member; Includes _ and 2 CLE Credits Venue: BCBA Conference Center Register For Event: www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2014/12/10/cle-medicaid-managed-care-elder-law  
04 Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section December LuncheonTime: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Cost: $25 Early Registration*$30.00 after November 28; $25 for JudiciaryVenue: Tower Club; 100 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort LauderdaleRegister For Event: www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2014/12/4/yls-luncheon  
04 Broward County Bar Association Annual BCBA Member Holiday Party Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Member only Event, Members may bring a guest for $25.00Venue: 110 Tower – 7th Floor; 110 SE 6th Street, Fort LauderdaleRegister For Event: www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2014/12/4/annual-bcba-member-holiday-party  
04 Jacksonville Bar Association - What Every Lawyer Should Know About IP - 9am-12pmWells Fargo Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room A; 3.5 General CLER Credits approved by The Florida BarRegister on line at https://www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=119  
02 Broward County Bar Association CLE in Weston: ABC’s of Bar GrievancesTime: 12:00p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost: $25 General Admission; $30 Walk-in; Includes lunch (choice of entrée) and 1 CLE CreditVenue: Tarantella Restaurant - 1755 Bell Tower Lane, WestonRegister For Event: www.browardbar.org/calendar/#!event/2014/12/2/cle-in-weston-abc-apos-s-of-bar-grievances  

November 2014

21 Martin County Bar Association's November Luncheon Meeting-11:45am Kane Center, 900 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL . Speaker: Gregory G. KatsasThere is no charge for MCBA members & Judges-GUESTS ARE WELCOME!($25.00 GUEST FEE MAY BE PAID AT LUNCH) 1 General CLE  
21 Miami-Dade FAWL - TABLE-FOR-EIGHT FEATURING EUGENE K. PETTIS, Immediate Past President of The Florida Bar, 12:00 NOON - 2:00 p.m. This event is for members only. Cost is $40 including a three course lunch menu. Register at http://go.gl/CR2xXW  
20 Sarasota County Bar Association - The Solo and Small Firm Section in conjunction with the Trial Section - Westlaw CLE program - Technology to Build Efficiency & Competitive Edge for Small Firms", 12 noon - 1:00 PM, Micael's on East, Sarasota, FL. For reservations email [email protected] by November 1.  
20 North Dade Bar Association CLE Luncheon. 12:00PM – 1:30 PM. Presentation by Judge Stan Black. Topic: “A View from the Bench”. Novecento Aventura, 18831 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, Florida 33180. $20 for members/$35 for non-members. www.northdadebar.com  
19 Jacksonville Bar Association CLE - Emerging Trends in E-Discovery, 12:00 NOON - 1:00 p.m.  
18 Jacksonville Bar Association, CLE Program - Estate Planning, Probate & Tax Law, 12:00 NOON - 1 p.m.  
15 Join the Asian Pacific American Bar Association as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary.Feast on a delicious Chinese banquet dinner, meet notable community and businessleaders and enjoy exciting entertainment! Tony Chan’s Water Club -6:30 - 9:30 PM. RSVP BY NOV. 1 PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT:HTTP://APABA-OF-SOUTH-FLORIDA.TICKETLEAP.COM/APABA-10-YEARANNIVERSARY-GALA/ TICKETS: $75; STUDENT DISCOUNTED TICKETS: $50  
14 Sarasota County Bar Association - Family Law Section - Evidence in Divorce: Part I "How to get it in & How to get it out" 12 Noon - 2 PMMichael's on East, Sarasota, FL. For reservations email [email protected] by November 1.  
11 The City of Jacksonville’s Annual Veterans Day Parade will be downtown on November 11. The parade route begins at EverBank Field and continues through downtown to the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Please join Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association at the corner of Hogan and Bay Streets (the northwest corner of the Landing) as we show our appreciation for our military veterans  
06 Miami Lakes Bar Association hosts' an Intimate Happy Hour for Lawyers & Law StudentsLocation: US Century Bank, 15503 NW 67 Avenue, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  
06 Palm Beach County FAWL's "Unsung Heroes: Defenders of the Constitution" Luncheon. The luncheon will feature speakers who have handled landmark Constitutional cases with nationwide publicity and impact. Both women and men are invited. Please RSVP today to [email protected]  
01 Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic --- Please join us for the 10th Annual Kozyak Foundation Minority Mentoring Picnic on Saturday, November 1 from noon to 4 p.m. The event is the largest annual legal event in South Florida with over 3,500 judges, attorneys, law students and guests attending. The purpose of the event is to match judicial and attorney mentors with minority law students. The picnic has amazing, free cuisine and is family-friendly with music, games, booths, and slides. The picnic is located at Amelia Earhart at 401 East 65 Street, Hialeah, FL 33013. For more information on the picnic, including directions and a park map, go to www.kmmfoundation.org.  

October 2014

28 Jacksonville Bar Association -The Use of Experts in Employment Cases: Labor & Employment Law , 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Seasons 52, 5096 Big Island Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246. Registration deadline is Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Register Today! Approved by The Florida Bar for 2.0 General CLER plus 1.5 Labor & Employment Certification Hours. http://www.jaxbar.org/  
24 Dade County Bar Association Grand Lunch Legends of Arbitration. What every judge corporate, in-house & trial lawyer needs to know about arbitration.Time 11:30 AM-Networking; Noon - 1:20 PM - Lunch. Location: JW Marriott on Bricknell. CLE Credits Applied For. If you have a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please call Alice Ramirez to request an accommodation at 305-371-2220 or at [email protected]  
24 North Dade Bar Association CLE Luncheon. 12:00PM – 1:30 PM Presentation by Amy Singer, Jury Consultant. Topic: Leveraging Social Media for Trial Strategy. Novecento Aventura, 18831 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, Florida 33180. $20 for members/$35 for non-members. www.northdadebar.com  
22 Young Lawyers Section of The Jacksonville Bar 2014 Charity Golf Tournament benefit for "Sanctuary on 8thStreet" , 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.Ponte Vedra Inn & Club - Ocean Course; Contact: Shea Moser at [email protected]  
22 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Members’ Luncheon with the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. 12:00 pmJacksonville Main Public Library, 303 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please RSVP by contacting Maria Daniels [email protected] or (904) 372-4177.  
17 Miami Lakes Bar Association CLE* breakfast presentation on ethics by the Honorable Monica Gordo Circuit Court Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit Registration and networking begin at 7:45 a.m. Breakfast will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m.at DON SHULA'S HOTEL, 6842 Main StreetMiami Lakes, FL 33014. Complimentary breakfast for Members; $20 for Non-Members. Cash or check only, please RSVP now -- Call: 786-452-0704; E-Mail: [email protected] Space is Limited to 30 attendees  
17 F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association meeting. Legislative update featuring a panel consisting of public officials. Held at the Palm Beach County Bar Association office, 12-1 p.m.  
14 Miami-Dade FAWL, the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, and Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.Invite you to Join us in Honoring Judge Sandy Karlan - A Pioneer of Women and Children’s Rights. Event proceeds will fund the Judge Sandy Karlan Law Student Fellowship at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, 2550 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127. Please register online at https://mdfawl.org/events/upcoming  
10 Dade County Bar Association - Law and Technology Committee Webinar – iPads for Lawyershere is NO CLE credit available for this session. For more information visit www.dadecountybar.org/events/registration/  
09 Dade County Bar Association - Probate & Guardianship Seminar, Time: Noon - 1:00 PM. Location: 175 NW 1st Avenue, 11th Floor Conference Room, Miami, FL 33128.  Cost: $10 members $20 Non-Members;   For more information visit www.dadecountybar.org/events/registration. If you have a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please call Alice Ramirez to request an accommodation at 305-371-2220 or at [email protected]  
09 Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, FREE Ethics CLE Breakfast with Tom Spahn.  8:30 amU.S. Courthouse, 300 North Hogan Street, 9th floor Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please RSVP by contacting Maria Daniels at [email protected] or (904) 372-4177.  
09 Tallahassee Women Lawyers 32nd Annual Judicial Reception, taking place at Florida's Historic Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida. Time: 5:30-8:30pm.   
09 Dade County Bar Association YLS + MDJA Happy Hour; 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm ; Toscana Divino900 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33130. For more information visit www.dadecountybar.org/events/registration/  
07 Dade County Bar Association - Assisted Reproductive Technology Law Overview. Topics covered will include surrogacy, egg, sperm, and embryo donation for married and same sex couples, and how ART law impacts other practice areas such as family law, trust and estates and personal injury. Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm; Location: Lawson Thomas Courthouse 11th Floor Conference Room; 175 Northwest 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33128. Cost: - $35 for Members & Non-Members If you have a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please call Alice Ramirez to request an accommodation at 305-371-2220 or at [email protected] For more information visit www.dadecountybar.org/events/registration/  
02 Dade County Bar Association -Outlook Essentials for Legal Professionals: Managing Client, Case, Contact Information. Learn how the most powerful email and information manager can help you better organize emails, contacts, calendars and tasks avoid malpractice claims. Webinar Time: 12:00 NOON - 1:00 PM. Price: $25.00 - For more information visit www.dadecountybar.org/events/registration/  

September 2014

23 Dade County Bar Association -Labor & Employment Committee Seminar -The Affordable Care Act – How Does It Affect You? Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pmLocation: Hampton Inn & Suites Brickell, 50 SW 12th Street Miami FL. Sponsor: Global Legal Discovery; Cost-$45 Members $55 Non-member. Meeting Room IBIS. If you have a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please call Alice Ramirez to request an accommodation at 305-371-2220 or at [email protected]  
19 Dade County Bar Association - Family Courts Committee, Young Lawyers Section & Dade Legal Aid are presenting the 22d Annual “Nuts & Bolts of Family Law” Seminar at the Family Courthouse Center, Time: 9:00 t0 1:00 p.m., Location: 175 N.W.1st Avenue, 11th Floor Conference Room, registration from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. If you have a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please call Alice Ramirez to request an accommodation at 305-371-2220 or at [email protected]  
18 Dade County Bar Association & Dade Legal Aid - Over the Rainbow – Miami’s Largest Judicial, In-house, & Government Reception & Awards Celebration. Time -5:30 to 7:30 PM Location: The Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Miami; RSVP FOR EARLY REGISTRATION TICKETS -Early Registration Price: $59; limited number of discounted tickets remain.  RSVP today! VIP Sponsor Package (includes logo advertising & 10 Tickets): $950; Sitting Judiciary Complimentary. If you have a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please call Alice Ramirez to request an accommodation at 305-371-2220 or at [email protected]  
17 Dade County Bar Association -Intellectual Property Seminar - Model Behavior:  Right of Publicity Issues in the Entertainment Industry. Time – 12:00pm – 1:30pm; Location- Hampton Inn- Miami Brickell, 50 SW 12th Street Meeting Room IBIS. Fee: $40 Members  –  $50 Non-Members; . If you have a disability and may require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please call Alice Ramirez to request an accommodation at 305-371-2220 or at [email protected]  
16 Dade County Bar Association (DCBA) Law and Technology Committee Presents rMicrosoft Powerpoint for Lawyers - a Webinar delivered by Adriana Linares of LawTech PartnersTime – 12:00pm – 1:00pmFee: $25This class is eligible for one (1) General CLE Credit from the Florida Bar.  
10 Tallahassee Women Lawyers meeting, "Combating Human Trafficking: A Strategic Plan for Florida", taking place at Capital City Country Club, 1601 Golf Terrace Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Time: 6-8pm.  

August 2014

13 Tallahassee Women Lawyers meeting, "Shaping Our City's Future: Tallahassee Growth and Development", taking place at Capital City Country Club, 1601 Golf Terrace Drive, Tallahassee, Florida. Time: 6-8pm.  

July 2014

11-12 Voluntary Bar Leaders ConferenceThis two-day conference is designed for current voluntary bar presidents and executive directors. The event will take place in Bonita Springs at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa.  

June 2014

06 Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution / Lessons Learned and Lessons to be Learned seminar will be held on June 6, from 8:30-noon at the Hilton Gardens Hotel in Estero. Speakers include Judge Hardt, Judge McHugh, speakers Ken Oliver, Ted Tripp, Jeff Fridkin, Steve Koeppel, and mediators: Jim Nulman and Robin Doyle. RSVP to George Knott, (239)334-2722.  

May 2014

20 Tampa Hispanic Bar Association - Stand Up For Justice Lecture  
16 Clearwater Bar Association's Law Day Luncheon & Annual Meeting The Law Day Luncheon & Annual Meeting is set for Friday, May 16, at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa. Highlights of the event include the induction of the new association officers and directors, (elected in April) and presentation of annual awards including President’s Awards, John U. Bird Judicial Excellence Award, Ralph Richards Professionalism Award, Allen G. Moore Gold Badge Award, Liberty Bell Award and George Greer Judicial Independence Award. The coveted Oyster Roast Cup and Judge Harry Fogel Great Debate Trophy will also be awarded at the luncheon.  
13 Hillsborough County Bar Association The HCBA Law Day Luncheon is at noon on Tuesday, May 13, at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. The guest speaker is Joyce Hamilton Henry, director of the Mid-Florida Regional Office of the ACLU. At the luncheon, the HCBA will be recognizing local law enforcement officers of the year and will be giving out the Liberty Bell Award to an outstanding citizen (non-attorney) whose community service has strengthened the effectiveness of the American legal system. The HCBA has also been working with the public school system to promote democracy and the rule of law. At the Law Day Luncheon, the HCBA will recognize students who participated in the Law Day essay and art contests and the peer mediation program. Free for HCBA members, $40 for non-members. To register, call (813) 221-7777 or go to https://www.hillsbar.com/Events/Membership%20Luncheons/May%202014%20Law%20Day%20Luncheon.aspx  
09 St. Lucie County Bar AssociationLaw Day luncheon will be held on May 9 at the Pelican Yacht Club in Ft. Pierce. Justice Jorge Labarga will be speaking.  
08 Highlands County Bar AssociationLaw Day celebration will be held on May 8. Admission is $20 for non-members of the Highlands County Bar Association. The event starts at 12:00 pm and will be held at the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Avenue, Sebring, FL. R.S.V.P to Ray Hancock [email protected]  
08 Jacksonville Bar Association's Law Day Luncheon Law Week events include: Naturalization Ceremony, Law Week activity, Federal Courthouse, April 24 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.; Rendezvous on the River at McCool’s, The Landing, to benefit Dreams Come True April 24 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. $15 admission & raffle tickets sold for charity; Law Day Luncheon on May 8 with Justice Barbara J. Pariente presenting on the Informed Voters Project, Liberty Bell Award & Attorney of the Year Award presented, Omni Hotel, Noon – 1:30 p.m; and Edwards & Ragatz 3rd Annual Law Day celebration, Everbank Plaza, to benefit JALA on May 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact: [email protected] or visit the JBA website: www.jaxbar.org  
07 Clearwater Bar Association's The Three Bears vs. Gold E. LocksGold E. Locks will once again attempt to prove her innocence in this mock trial for grade school students on May 7th. All three bears (in full costume) and Gold E. Locks and their attorneys will attempt to see that justice is properly served at the Old Clearwater Courthouse in downtown Clearwater. Local grade school children will serve as the jury. Shelly Beach is organizing this event, which will be held in Courtroom One of the Old Historic Courthouse at 9 am & 10:30 am. For more details or to volunteer your acting skills, contact Shelly Beach by phone at (727)463-3433 or e-mail [email protected]  
06 Tallahassee Bar AssociationLaw Day celebration will take place on May 6 at the University Center Club in the Osceola Grill overlooking Doak Campbell Stadium. This annual celebration recognizes the many contributions made by attorneys of the 2nd Judicial Circuit. This year’s event will feature a joint reception presented by Tallahassee Bar Association, Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association and Legal Services of North Florida, Inc. with guest speaker Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and several special awards including: The Parks & Crump, Thurgood Marshall Award for Judicial Excellence; The Joy Aukema Taps Children’s Advocate of the Year Award; and The Richard W. Ervin Equal Justice Award presented by the Capital City Bar Presidents Council.  
02 Broward County Bar Association Law Day luncheon will take place on May 2, from noon-2 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale. Keynote speakers will be Eugene Pettis, President of The Florida Bar and Mary Riedel, CEO of Women in Distress. Contact www.browardbar.org for more information.  
02 Marion County Bar AssociationLaw Day luncheon will be held on May 2 at Golden Ocala Gold & Equestrian Club in Ocala. The speaker will be Hon. Thomas D. Hall, former Clerk of the Florida Supreme Court. His tenure included the Bush v. Gore election and ensuing litigation, which is sure to provide interesting commentary relevant to this year’s Law Day theme. Attorneys throughout the state are certainly encouraged to RSVP by April 11 and attend. For more information, visit http://www.marioncountybar.org/  
02 St. Petersburg Bar Association Law Day luncheon on May 2 at Mirror Lake Lyceum, 737 Third Avenue North, St. Petersburg - 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. This event is free for all St. Pete Bar members and special invited dignitaries. For more information, http://www.stpetebar.com/events/event_details.asp?id=337324&group=  
01 Lake County Bar Association“Law in the Mall” is an opportunity for citizens of Lee County to receive free legal advice. The event will be held on April 26, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. at the Edison Mall, 4125 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers. Individual consultations are given on a wide variety of topics. The public is encouraged to bring all relevant documents with them to "Law in the Mall." At the event, there are also several hourly seminars for general education on topics such as Bankruptcy & Foreclosure, Representing Yourself in Small Claims Court, Family Law, and Simple Wills & Powers of Attorney. This event is being coordinated by Attorney Ryan O’Halloran. Contact Ryan at (239) 334-7212 or [email protected] to volunteer for Law in the Mall. Law Week Blood Drive – Contact Krista Scott at (239) 344-1100, to make an appointment for your date with the Blood Mobile. The Blood Mobile will be parked at the SE corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Monroe Street on April 25, from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.  
01 Brevard County Bar AssociationLaw Day Luncheon on May 1 at Suntree Country Club in Melbourne from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Attorney Bruce B. Blackwell, Past President of the Florida Bar Foundation. The winners of the 2014 Law Week Essay and Poster Contest will be recognized and awarded for their entries based on the theme: Why Every Vote Matters. Also, there will be a Law Week Essay and Poster Contest for grades 3-12. For more information, visit https://brevardbar.org/events/2014-law-week-essay-and-poster-contest  
01 Indian River County Bar Association Breakfast with the Judges will be held on May 1 in the courthouse jury room. There is also a family friendly BBQ on Saturday, May 3 from noon until 4 at the large picnic pavilion in Riverside Park. All members of the bar are invited to both events, and encouraged to bring their families to the BBQ. The YLD, in conjunction with Florida Rural Legal, is once again hosting “ask-a-lawyer” on May 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the county library, which provides citizens of Indian River County an opportunity to receive free legal advice. Please contact Nick Bruce at (772) 231-4343 or [email protected] to volunteer for ask-a-lawyer or if you have any questions regarding other law week activities.  
01 West Pasco Bar AssociationLaw Day luncheon will be held on May 1st at the Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. The luncheon speaker will be Dr. Hudson Reynolds, Associate Professor of Political Science with Saint Leo University. During the luncheon recipients of the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and the Justice Awards will be honored for their service to justice and to Pasco County. Visit http://www.wpba.net/ for more information.  
01 Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women LawyersSecond Annual Law Day presentation with the Honorable Milton Hirsch will be held on May 1, from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, 400 SE 2nd Ave. The Honorable Milton Hirsch will deliver this presentation.  
01 Bay County Bar Association Law Day Luncheon at Bonefish on May 1. The speaker will be Mark Anderson, Bay County Supervisor of Elections. On May 2, Manuel & Thompson, P.A. will host their annual Law Day Picnic. On May 3, the annual Race Judicata 5k will be at the Bay County Courthouse.  

April 2014

30-01 Okaloosa Bar AssociationLaw Week activities include OBA YLD’s Afternoon at the Courthouse CLE program on April 30,from 1 -4:30 p.m. at the Fort Walton Beach Courthouse; OBA Judicial Reception on May 1, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Regatta Bay Clubhouse, 465 Regatta Bay in Destin; OBA Law Week luncheon on May 2, from 11:30-1:30 p.m. in the Emerald Grande ballroom, 10 Harbor Blvd., Destin; and OBA Law Week Religious Service for members of all denominations – location TBA.  
30 Port St. Lucie Bar AssociationLaw Day Celebration will take place on April 30, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., at the Port Saint Lucie Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd. Special Guest Speaker: Florida Bar President, Eugene Pettis. Cost: $35.00 Per Person - free for PSLBA members, judges, judicial assistants and government employees. Please RSVP By April 23 to [email protected]  
29 Clearwater Bar AssociationLaw week will be celebrated during the week of April 28. Local attorneys will go to Sarasota County schools and visit the 5th grade classrooms. The class will perform a mock trial, based on a script that is provided in advance. Following the presentation, attorneys will be asked to give feedback regarding the mock trial and take part in a brief question-and-answer session. For more information, please contact Erin IItts at [email protected]  
28 Sarasota County Bar Association Law week will be celebrated during the week of April 28. Local attorneys will go to Sarasota County schools and visit the 5th grade classrooms. The class will perform a mock trial, based on a script that is provided in advance. Following the presentation, attorneys will be asked to give feedback regarding the mock trial and take part in a brief question-and-answer session. For more information, please contact Erin IItts at [email protected]  
28 Broward County Christian Lawyers AssociationLaw Day luncheon will take place on April 28 at noon at the Broward County Bar Center. The luncheon speaker will be Cesar Sastre, General Counsel to Bass Underwriters. Inc., husband, father to teenagers and soccer coach. Cesar will speak on how his life was changed, in law school and in the practice of law, by the challenges he has faced and the solutions that he has found. Cost: $15 in advance (lunch included). For more information, contact Scott Golden at (954)764-6766 or [email protected]  
28 George Edgecomb Bar Association Law Week Scholarship Banquet will be held on April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The featured keynote speaker will be Gilbert King, Pulitzer prize winning author of "Devil in the Grove; Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America” For more Information or to purchase tickets, please contact Fentrice Driskell, Esq. at [email protected] or (813)223-7000.  
26 Lee County Bar Association  
25 South Palm Beach County Bar Association  
24 Orange County Bar Association - Law Week luncheon on April 24, at which time the Liberty Bell Award will be presented to an organization or member of the community outside the traditional legal profession that demonstrates a deep commitment to the rule of law, poster contest winners will be recognized for their work and receive ribbons, and the student whose speech has earned the highest accolades will present it to attorneys and judges during the celebratory Law Week luncheon. For details, please contact the OCBA at (407)422-4551, ext. 227.  
24 The Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association's Inaugural Cocktail Reception and Networking Event  
22 Palm Beach County Bar Association - Law Day luncheon will take place on April 22, with guest speaker former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Wells. For more information, visit http://www.palmbeachbar.org/  
16 Clearwater Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Judicial Reception - The Young Lawyers Division will honor the Judges of the US District Court, Second DCA, the Sixth Judicial Circuit, and Pinellas and Pasco Counties by sponsoring a Judicial Reception on April 16th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Margaret Heye Great Room at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Registration is available on-line through the CBA website. There is no charge for judges and judicial assistants, but advance reservations are requested. Lawyers and guests are $35 in advance ($40 at the door), except for sponsoring law firms who receive complimentary admission for four with a $300 sponsorship, as well as additional recognition. Non-CBA members who are not guests of CBA members can attend for $50. Contact Nicholas Grimaudo, Chairman at (727)461-1818, Rachael Wood at (727)786-5000 or the Clearwater Bar Association at (727)461-4869.  
15 Tampa Hispanic Bar Association - 40th Anniversary of the University of Florida's Cuban Lawyer Program  
11 Collier County Bar Association - Law Day event will take place on April 11 at the Tiburon Golf Club at noon. The speaker will be Mark Curriden. He is an award-winning legal journalist, bestselling author, and frequent lecturer at legal organizations across the country. Educated as a lawyer, Mark is a senior writer for the ABA Journal, which is the nation's largest legal publication, and a regular contributor to the New York Times DealBook on matters of corporate and business law. He also holds the position of Writer in Residence at the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas. Click here to register The CCBA will also present the Medal of Honor Award as part of the Law Week celebration. Members - $35; Non-members - $40  
08-16 Clearwater Bar Association's The Great Debate - Annually, the CBA Young Lawyers Division sponsors a contest for high school debate teams. The semi-finals will be held on April 8 at 2 p.m. in the Clearwater Courthouse. The Finals will take place on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Courtroom One of the County Justice Center. The resolution up for debate this year is “RESOLVED: Conviction of possession of marijuana should not preclude a student from receiving federal student financial aid.” Volunteers are needed to judge the competition and to mentor the students with their preparations. The winning team receives the traveling Harry Fogel Trophy to display at their school. Students on the winning and runner-up teams receive cash awards and will be guests at the Law Day Luncheon. Contact Tim Goodwin at (727)772-1941, [email protected]  

December 2013

13 North Dade Bar Association Annual Holiday Party and Installation Dinner: Novecento Aventura, 18831 N. Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, Florida. Friday, December 13, 2013 at 8 P.M. Early Registration before 11/25/13: $55 per member*/$65 non-members. After 11/25/2013: $60 per member*/$65 non-members. Judiciary – Complimentary/ $55 Guests of the Judiciary *Please Note: We are accepting membership dues for 2014. Payment of 2014 membership dues entitles you to membership rate for this event. Spouses of members pay the member rate. Deadline to RSVP: Monday, December 9, 2013 to [email protected] To purchase tickets online: http://northdadebar.wordpress.com/ndba-holiday-party-friday-december-13/ or please send check payable to “North Dade Bar Association” to NDBA c/o Jacky Marti, President, 45 E. Sheridan Street, Dania Beach, Florida 33004.  

November 2013

19 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a luncheon presentation featuring Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa in Miami. Mr. Pettis will discuss the importance of becoming involved in leadership and diversity among the Florida Bar Sections. The cost to attend is $50 for FAWL members and $55 for non-members. For more information, contact Sherril Colombo at [email protected] or (305) 341-2298 or register at http://conta.cc/1at41Ao.  
19 Save the date! The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a presentation from Florida Bar President Eugene Pettis. Location TBD. For more information, visit www.mdfawl.org.  
09 The 10th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic will be held from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah. For more information, please contact John Kozyak at [email protected] or www.kmmfoundation.org.  
08 The Cuban American Bar Association will host its 2013 Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the Americas Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be many sessions and CLE credit (6 hours) has been applied for. For registration information and other detailed information, go to www.cabaonline.com.  
08-09 The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association will host its Second Quarterly Meeting at the Residence Inn - Aventura Mall, in the Royal Palm II Meeting Room, in conjunction with the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic. The meeting will begin with a President's Reception on Friday, Nov. 8 and on Saturday, Nov. 9 with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the Business Meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Contact Hirlene Deke at (786) 528-1017 or [email protected], regarding the $185 group rate at the Residence Inn or for more information.  
05 The Tallahassee Bar Association, Tallahassee Barristers & the Tallahassee Women Lawyers will present the 2013 Legal Malpractice Summit, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Capital City Country Club. The Legal Malpractice Summit will be a two-hour panel discussion on several topics. Lunch buffet will open at 11:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $15 for law school students. One hour ethics and one hour general CLE is pending. For more information or to RSVP, contact Joann Capece at [email protected] or (850) 702-5008.  
01 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a Small Group/Members-Only Luncheon at the City Hall Restaurant in Miami, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Board Member Linda Leali, Esq. will hosts Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marcia Caballero for a small-group luncheon. RSVP's are required and space is limited. Register: visit http://conta.cc/17w4gZi or contact Linda Leali at [email protected] or (305) 341-0671.  

October 2013

26 The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida will host its 10th Anniversary Gala 2013. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The keynote speaker for the event will be United States Congressman Pedro Pierluisi. The Gala will feature a cocktail reception followed by a dinner and dance. For more information, please contact Richard R. Robles, Esq. at [email protected] or (305) 755-9200. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  
25 Save the Date! The Federal Bar Association will host its Annual Awards and Installation Dinner. For more information, contact Vanessa Snyder at [email protected]  

September 2013

30 The Orange County Bar Association will host Attorney’s Fees Issues, from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. at the OCBA Center in downtown Orlando. CLE: 4.5 General; 4.5 Ethics; 3.5 Board Certification in Business Litigation; 3.5 Board Certification in Civil; 3.5 Board Certification in Construction. The speakers will be attorneys James Hauser, Philip Calandrino, and Nicholas Shannin. Registration is $45 for OCBA members and $60 for non-members and lunch will be offered. For more information or to register, go to www.orangecountybar.org/store.  
27 The Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers and Thomas M. Cooley School of Law will co-host a seminar at the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, from 12 noon to 3 p.m., titled Professionalism in Action: Why Does Diversity Matter?. The panelists will be the Honorable Virginia M. Covington, Gregory W. Coleman, President Elect to The Florida Bar and Lansing Scriven, Shareholder at Trenam Kemker. CLE credit is pending. For more information, contact Victoria Cruz-Garcia at [email protected]  
27 Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis will be the keynote speaker at the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Annual Diversity Luncheon at 12 noon at the Marriott in West Palm Beach. The luncheon will be a forum to discuss the importance of getting involved in leadership, especially for minorities. Reservations are required and can be done on the Bar’s website at www.palmbeachbar.org.  
27 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host an event entitled, "We Can Dream," An Evening Celebrating Pro Bono Service, from 7-10 p.m. at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant on Key Biscayne. The keynote address will be delivered by Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Rosemary Barkett. A powerful, surprise musical performance will be provided by a well-known member of the South Florida legal community. Proceeds will benefit Americans for Immigrant Justice, The CABA Pro Bono Project, Dade Legal Aid, Educate Tomorrow, H.T. Smith Fellowship, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Put Something Back, & Southern District of Florida Volunteer Lawyers Project. The event is being co-sponsored by the Cuban American Bar Association, the Daily Business Review, Federal Bar Association, Florida Association for Women Lawyers - Miami Chapter, Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Association, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, Miami Beach Bar Association, Miami Dade Justice Association, Honorable Peter T. Fay Inns of Court, Rosemary Barkett Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Inns of Court and the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association. The cost to attend is $85 per person and includes an open bar and seated dinner. The event is complimentary to the judiciary. Premium tables of ten are available for $850. For more information, contact the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association at www.wdfjba.org.  
26 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will present a seminar discussing the myths and realities of pay disparity between men and women in the law. Topics include efforts underway to close the gap and steps women can take to protect themselves when treated unfairly. The cost to attend is $55 for FAWL members; $60 for government employees; and $65 for non-members. To RSVP, contact Sherril Colombo at (305) 341-2298, [email protected] or register online at www.mdfawl.org.  
21 The 2nd Annual Central Florida Diversity Mentoring Picnic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Florida A&M University, 201 Beggs Ave., Orlando, FL 32801. The event is a joint effort of The Florida Bar Equal Opportunity in Law Section, the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section and Diversity Committee, and members of Orlando’s minority bar associations. Join local bar associations and sponsoring law firms in welcoming students from Florida's 11 law schools. The event is free and open to the public. Sign up to be a mentor! For details on mentorship or sponsorship opportunities, contact Harley Herman at [email protected], Lindsay Oyewale at [email protected], or Jessica Hew at [email protected]  
20 The Orange County Bar Association Family Law Committee will host Family Law in the Current Economy, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the OCBA Center in downtown Orlando. 5 hours of CLE credit is pending. The speakers will be the Hon. Sally D.M. Kest and attorneys Samuel J. Weiss, John W. Foster, and Susan Savard; judicial panelists: Hon. Sally D.M. Kest, Hon. Heather Higbee, and Magistrate Howard Friedman. A light breakfast at 8 a.m. The cost to attend is $45 for OCBA members) and $55 for non-members. The cost will be an additional $10 after Sept. 10. For more information, register online at www.orangecountybar.org/store.  
18 The Florida Justice Association and the Miami-Dade Justice Association will host their inaugural Diversity Reception as a part of FJA’s annual “Masters of Justice” seminar. The reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Biltmore Coral Gables. FJA and MDJA are reaching out to diverse voluntary bar associations in South Florida to participate in this auspicious occasion; co-sponsoring so far are: Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association, F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Coral Gables Bar Association, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, and the Miami-Dade chapter of FAWL. In addition to FJA and MDJA members, we are inviting several Florida legislators, members of the judiciary, and local officials to the reception as well. All sponsorships of this event are tax deductible. The event is free for those who RSVP, please RSVP to G.C. Murray, Jr., Esq. ([email protected]). If you would like to become a sponsor (sponsor levels), fill out the sponsor form and submit it to G.C. Murray, Jr., Esq. For more info go to https://www.floridajusticeassociation.org/index.cfm?pg=FJADiversityReception.  
17 The Orange County Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Committee will host Outlook® for the Legal Profession: Managing Client, Case & Contact Information, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the OCBA Center in downtown Orlando. CLE credit is being offered, but is pending Florida Bar approval. The speaker will be Adriana Linares of LawTech Partners. For more information or to register, e-mail [email protected]  
16 The Orange County Bar Association will host Advanced Topics in eDiscovery, sponsored by Elijah, Ltd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the OCBA Center in downtown Orlando. CLE is offered, but is pending Florida Bar approval. Speakers will be Rick Weber, Elijah CSO, and attorneys Adam Losey and Josh Brown. The panel discussion will be moderated by Samir Mathur, IT-Lex. The event is free. For more information, contact [email protected]  
13 Save the Date! The Tallahassee Bar Association will host its First Annual Legal Community Conference to be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the newly remodeled FSU College of Law Advocacy Center. The Legal Community Conference will present a unique opportunity for lawyers, judges and law students to interact while earning CLE credits and learning about recent developments in the practice of law. For more information, visit www.tallahasseebar.org.  
12 The Orange County Bar Association Insurance Law Committee will host a seminar titled, Insurance, Medicare, and Mediation, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the OCBA center in downtown Orlando. CLE credit will be offered, but is pending Florida Bar approval. The speakers will be attorneys Francis Pierce III, Scott McMillen, Richard Lord and David Henry, and Dave Place of Synergy Settlements. A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $35 for OCBA members and $55 for non-members. For more information or to register, go to www.orangecountybar.org/store.  
10 The Orange County Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee will host a seminar titled, Can that Agency Own IP? An Overview of IP Ownership for Florida State Government, 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the OCBA Center in downtown Orlando. CLE credit will be offered, but pending Florida Bar approval. The speaker will be attorney Stephen Luther. Lunch will be provided by Elijah, Ltd. free. For more information, contact Cian O'Brien at [email protected]com.  
07 The Florida State University College of Law Placement Office invites you to run the "Happiest 5k on the Planet" with students, faculty, local attorneys, friends, and family at the Tallahassee Color Run! The run will begin at 9 a.m. Register by going to http://thecolorrun.com/tallahassee/ and join team – "FL State Law – ATHLITIGATION". Team shirts can be purchased through the Alumni Office for $5 by calling (850) 644-7260.  
04 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a Passing of the Gavel Luncheon with the Hon. Frank A. Shepherd, Third DCA, at 12 noon in the DB Bistro Moderne at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. This luncheon is limited to 20 attendees. A price fixed menu has been set at $30 per person, $5 valet parking. To RSVP or for more information, contact Sherril Colombo at (305) 341-2298, [email protected] or register online at www.mdfawl.org.  
03 The Tallahassee Bar Association will host its 2nd Annual Table for 8 at the Capital City Country Club, in conjunction with the TBA's September Membership Meeting. Table for 8 seats judges, senior attorneys, young lawyers, and law students together for a round table discussion of their experiences in the legal field. The first Table for 8 was an enormous success thanks to the strong turnout of local judges and attorneys, and YLS sincerely hopes that we can count on your participation! The event is $20 for TBA members and new members have the opportunity to join TBA for free for the remainder of 2013 by purchasing a ticket to this event. As with all TBA meetings, dinner is included in the price. Please RSVP to Joann Capece ([email protected]) by Friday, August 23. See the event flyer at http://tallahasseebar.org/resources/8.pdf.  

August 2013

27 Diversity and the Federal Bench: A Crisis in Florida. Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus. Room 3208-09, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Sponsored by the National Bar Association (according to the flyer).  
22-24 Save the Date! The 2013 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco, California. The National LGBT Bar Association’s Annual Lavender Law Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and corporate legal departments. Visit www.lgbtbar.org for registration information.  
09-12 The Florida Defense Lawyers Association will hold its Annual Meeting on a Bahamas Cruise. For more information, visit www.fdla.org.  

July 2013

27-01 The National Bar Association will hold its 88th Annual Convention & Exhibits at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The NBA has extended EARLY BIRD specials to its current members. The NBA is offering a special rate of $500 if registered before December 31, 2012. To register, visit www.nationalbar.org or download a registration form. Take advantage of EXCLUSIVE hotel room rates and airline discounts as an attendee of the 88th Annual Convention & Exhibits. The official convention meeting and hotel location will be the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami, FL 33140. The standard room rate is $179 + tax. To reserve your room, please call (305) 538-2000. American Airlines is the official airline for the convention. Registrants can access discounted airfare by calling 1 (800) 433-1790, utilizing the authorization code: 3973BS.  
19-20 Save the Date! The 2013 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference will be held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach. Make hotel reservations now by calling the hotel directly at (727) 595-1611 and mention the 2013 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference. CLE credit will be available. For more information, contact Maria Simmons Johnson at (850) 561-5648 or [email protected] or visit www.floridabar.org/voluntarybars.  

June 2013

29 Save the Date! The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association will host its fourth quarterly meeting at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, during The Florida Bar Annual Convention. For more information, visit www.vhfcnba.org for more information.  
20 The Broward County Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66. The event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Alan S. Fishman will be sworn in as the 88th President, along with other officers and directors. Also, Marissa Pullano will be sworn in as President of the Young Lawyers Division with officers and directors of the YLS. The BCBA invites you to celebrate with them as they honor attorneys and judges who have achieved the highest level of recognition bestowed by the BCBA. The following awards, among others, will be presented: 2013 Lynn Futch Professionalism in Practice Award; 2013 Joseph J. Carter Professionalism Award; 2013 Stephen R. Booher Award; BCBA President's Awards and The Young Lawyers' Paul May Professionalism Award. The cost to attend (includes one drink ticket, meal choice and complimentary self and valet parking) is $85 for BCBA members; $95 for non-members and complimentary to members of the judiciary who are current BCBA members. For more information, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618 or e-mail [email protected]  
13 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host its Board Installation Luncheon at the Intercontinental Hotel. To RSVP and to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sherril Colombo at [email protected]  
05-21 The Florida Defense Lawyers Association will host its 17th Annual Florida Liability Claims Conference at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. For more information, visit www.fdla.org.  
04-09 2013 Florida Liability Claims Conference will be held at Disney's Contemporary Resort. For more information, visit www.fdla.org.  

May 2013

30 Join the Miami-Dade FAWL as a co-sponsor of Educate Tomorrow's 10th Annual Wine Tasting ad Silent Auction, from 6-9 p.m. at Briza on the Bay. This event is held to benefit the foster youth in Miami-Dade County. For more information, contact Brett McNaught at (305) 374-3751 or [email protected]  
23 As part of the Tallahassee Women Lawyers’ 2013 LUNCHEON CLE SERIES, TWL will present, "Professional Communications and Practices," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee. This 2 hour seminar will discuss and explore professional disciplines and professional communications which will serve to develop and enhance your career. The seminar will review the Florida Ideals and Goals of Professionalism focused upon communications and image. The seminar will also provide actual suggestions for professional disciplines to adopt and communications to practice along with practical tips to enhance your career. The panelists will be Administrative Law Judge Lynne Quimby-Pennock, Assistant Dean Rosanna Catalano, F.S.U. Law School, Attorney Sean Desmond, Chair of The Florida Bar Committee on Professionalism, and Joseph Amanfu, Ph.D., Leadership Coach. The registration fee ($35 for TWL members/ $45 for non-members) includes lunch and 2 hours of Professionalism CLE credit. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tracy P. Moye, CLE Chair at (850) 224-6693 or [email protected]  
17 The Dade County Bar Association will host the 28th Annual View from the Bench presented by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Family Division and Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back. There will be many featured topics and a distinguished faculty discussing. The event will be held in Courtroom 6-1 of the Dade County Courthouse, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. This 3 hour CLE, which includes 1 hour Ethics and 2.5 hours of Marital & Family Law Certification, requires no registration fee for those who accept one pro bono family law case; otherwise the cost is $90 in advance or $100 at the door. Contact Karen J. Ladis at (305) 579-5733, ext. 2247 to confirm payment or pro bono case. For more information, visit http://www.dadecountybar.org/05171328thavfb.html.  
16 The Dade County Bar Association and the Family Court Committee will present a Lunch & Learn on "How to Handle Family Law Cases Involving the Department of Revenue," from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Room of the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center in Miami. The speakers will be Denise Kelly, Assistant State Attorney, Child Support Enforcement and Chantal Suttle, Managing Partner, DADvocacy, A Law Firm Just for Dads. The cost to attend will be $35 for members and $45 for non-members. CLE credit has been applied for and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit https://www.dadecountybar.org/051613flcltcle.php.  
16 Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. will host the Fourth Annual "Heart of Giving" Celebration at 5 p.m. at the Gary Nader Art Gallery. Event co-hosts include the Florida Supreme Court Justices. For more information contact [email protected]  
11 The Region 11 Regional Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major For Justice Competition will be held in Orlando. For more information, email [email protected] for registration and more details.  
09 The Cuban American Bar Association in conjunction with the Dade County Bar Association will host the 4-hour CLE "My Shingle - The Ins and Outs of Opening Your Own Practice" from 2-7 p.m. on the 30th floor of the Sabadell United Bank in Miami. The CLE will benefit the Miami-Dade County Legal Aid and CABA Pro Bono Project. The cost to attend is $25 for bar association members and $15 for government attorneys and law school students. For more information, contact Diana Powell at [email protected]  
09 The SPCA Tampa Bay will offer a free 4 hour (includes one hour ethics) CE Seminar for Professional Advisors, from 1:15 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. at the SPCA Tampa Bay’s Education & Training Center in Largo. For more information, contact Gretchen Gallagher at [email protected] or (727) 586-3591, ext. 141.  
08 The Legal Aid Foundation of the Tallahassee Bar Association will host its 11th Annual Law for All in the Courthouse, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Courtroom 1-C of the Leon County Courthouse in Tallahassee. For more information, contact the TBA Legal Aid Foundation at (850) 222-3292, ext. 2 or visit www.tallahasseebar.org/events.php.  
08 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host the CLE, "Total Impact: The Art of Closing Statements," presented by Ervin Gonzalez, partner in Colton Hicks Eidson. The CLE will be held from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Flemings. The cost to attend this 1-hour CLE is $45 for the CLE, lunch and materials. For more information or to RSVP, contact Marisol Gomez-Decena at [email protected]  
08 As part of the Tallahassee Women Lawyers’ 2013 LUNCHEON CLE SERIES, TWL will present, "Professional Conduct in the Real World," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee. This 2 hour interactive seminar will review the Florida Ideals and Goals of Professionalism and the Rules of Ethics focused upon advocacy. The seminar will provide practical suggestions for responding to difficult adversarial situations involving judges, counsel, clients, and firms. The panelists who will moderate the discussions are Mediator, Thomas H. Bateman, III (Retired Circuit Judge), and seasoned litigators Carrie M. Roane and Kimberly A. Driggers. The registration fee ($35 for TWL members/ $45 for non-members) includes lunch and 2 hours of Professionalism CLE credit. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tracy P. Moye, CLE Chair at (850) 224-6693 or [email protected]  
08 The Clearwater Bar Association will host Judge Patricia Muscarella’s Family Division Roundtable, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Clerk’s Conference Room, 4th Floor, 315 Court Street in Clearwater. One hour CLE credit has been applied for. This will be an interactive roundtable discussion with The Hon. Patricia Muscarella, Family Division, Sixth Judicial Circuit. Registration will be limited, so sign up now! Don’t miss this seminar! Fee includes lunch & CLE credit. Individuals who are invoiced for the meeting will be assessed an additional $5 administrative fee. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
07 The Broward County Justice Association will host its first joint networking event with Miami Dade Justice Association, from 6-8 p.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. The cost to attend is $50 per person; no charge for students; complimentary attendance for members of the judiciary (RSVP so that you have a name tag). For more information, contact Laura Silverman at [email protected] or (954) 522-1662.  
04 The Broward County Bar Association's West Area Section and South Broward Bar Association will host a joint golf tournament to benefit legal aid at Jacaranda County Club in Plantation. For more information, contact Ashley Lima at (954) 727-8211 or [email protected]  
03 The 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.  
01 The 2013 Law Day theme is "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All." The promise of equality under the law is what has made America a beacon to other nations. It is a pledge clearly set forth in the Declaration of Independence and in the opening words of the Preamble of the Constitution, “We the People.” It is, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, the proposition to which our nation is dedicated. The year 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 1963, during the Proclamation’s centennial, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial and called upon our nation to live up to the great promise, enshrined in its founding documents, of equality for all. Five decades later, the inspirational words of Rev. Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech continue to resonate and challenge us to live up to our national ideal of equality under the law. The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement can be seen in the strides that have been made against discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Law Day, May 1, 2013, will provide an opportunity to explore the movement for civil and human rights in America and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. It will provide a forum for reflecting on the work that remains to be done in rectifying injustice, eliminating all forms of discrimination, and putting an end to human trafficking and other violations of our basic human rights. Promote your 2013 Law Day events throughout the state! Be sure to include your bar association name, event title, dates, location, contact information, related links and a description of the event to Maria Simmons Johnson at [email protected] The Law Day activities will be published in a statewide press release sent out by The Florida Bar on Law Day, May 1, 2013. For more information, visit www.lawday.org.  

April 2013

29 Dade County Bar Association's Young Lawyer Section CLE Committee will present DEPO 101 Expert Witnesses from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Room of the Lawson Thomas Courthouse. The speakers will be Ervin Gonzalez and Patrick S. Montoya, with Colson, Hicks, Eidson. The cost (which includes coffee, bagels and danish) to attend the 2 hour CLE is $30 for DCBA members and $40 for non-members. For more information or to register, go to https://www.dadecountybar.org/042913ylscled.php.  
29 The Broward County Bar Association's Trial Law Section will present "Winning Your Case in Opening Statement" CLE Luncheon, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Broward County Bar Association Conference Center. Registration (including lunch and CLE) will begin at 11:45 a.m. The cost to attend is $15 for BCBA members and $25 for non-members. Limited seating is available. For more information or to RSVP, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618.  
26 The Broward County Bar Association's Family Law Section will present "Raising the Bar 2013," from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Registration is $125 for BCBA members; $150 for non-members and includes continental breakfast, lunch, a cocktail reception, self-parking and CLE credit. For more information or to RSVP, Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618 or [email protected]  
25 The West Broward Area Section will host a luncheon from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Plantation Preserve Golf Course. The luncheon speaker will be Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips. Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. The cost to attend is $25 ($30 at the door) and complimentary to members of the judiciary who are current members of the BCBA. For more information or to RSVP, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618.  
25 The Tallahassee Barristers will host its April General Body Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the FSU University Center Club. For more information, contact [email protected]  
24 The Broward County Bar Association's Probate Law Section will present the "Top Ten Takeaways from Heckerling 2013." The speaker will be Jeffrey A. Baskies of Katz Baskies, LLC. The luncheon presentation will be held from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Broward County Bar Association Conference Center. Registration (including lunch and one hour CLE) will begin at 11:45 a.m. The cost to attend is $15 for BCBA members and $25 for non-members. Seating is limited. For more information or to RSVP, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618.  
24 The Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a Judicial Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Margaret Heye Great Room of Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. For more information or to RSVP, contact the CBA office at (727) 461-4869 or [email protected]  
24 The Broward County Bar Association will a "Bar at the Bar" Networking Happy Hour at the American Social, from 5-7 p.m. RSVP is not required and there is no cover charge for this event. Attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers, one free drink and happy hour pricing. For more information, contact Traci Lewis at BCBA at (954) 832-3618.  
23-27 The American Bar Association Section of International Law will host its 2013 Spring Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. CABA members will receive discounted Spring Meeting registration rates offered to members of ABA International Law Section. For more information, contact Audrey Lamb at [email protected]  
21 The Gay & Lesbian Lawyer Network (GLLN) will host its Second Annual Fundraiser GALA, this year benefiting Gilda’s Club LGBT Programming and Sunserve. The GALA will be from 4-7 p.m. at Hugh’s Culinary in Oakland Park. Sponsors will be invited to come early from 3:15-4 p.m. for a lavish VIP Champagne & Caviar Reception, sponsored by New Moon Bar. For more information on the GALA and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.galla.mdglcc.com.  
20 The Cuban American Bar Association will host the 2nd Annual CABA 5K "Lawyers on the Run" benefiting CABA's Pro Bono Project at Tropical Park, 7900 S.W. 40th Street in Miami. Packet pickup begins at 5:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 7 a.m. The deadline to register for the race is Thursday, April 18. For information on sponsoring the run or to volunteer on the 5K committee, contact [email protected] or Yara Lorenzo at [email protected]  
20 Clearwater Bar Association: "Education Night With the Rays." Join Pinellas Education Foundation and fellow Clearwater Bar Association members for the Pinellas County Schools Education Night. Tropicana Field. 7:10 p.m. Tickets are $15.  
19 The Broward County Bar Association's Northwest Area will host a luncheon from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Mythos Greek Taverna in Coral Springs. The speaker will be the Honorable Jill K. Levy. Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. The cost to attend is $25 for BCBA members; $30 for non-members ($5 additional at the door) and complimentary to those members of the judiciary who are current members of the BCBA. For more information or to RSVP, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618.  
19 Broward County Bar Association's Northwest Area Luncheon with Hon. Jill K. Kelly. 12 noon-1:30 p.m. $25 for BCBA members.  
19 Cunningham Bar Association: "Road to the Bench" CLE. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  
19 Join the F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association and their distinguished panel of Supreme Court Justices & local judges for the luncheon CLE, the "Road to the Bench." Get personal insight and advice from members of the judiciary regarding their path to the bench. Also, hear from Judicial Nominating Commission member. The luncheon will be held in the 5th Floor Training Room of the Main Judicial Complex (Courthouse), from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This CLE course is expected to receive 1.5 hours of certification credit (pending Florida Bar approval). The cost to attend is $20 for FMCBA members; $30 for non-members and complimentary to judges who register online. For more information, contact Pamela Guerrier at [email protected] or (561) 512-6483, Salesia V. Smith-Gordon at [email protected]onlaw.com or (561) 655-9279 or visit www.CunninghamBar.com.  
19 The Clearwater Bar, St. Petersburg Bar and the Clerk of Court will present a joint CLE of Civil E-Filing Training, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The three hour CLE will be held in the Jury Assembly Room of the Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater. For more information, contact the CBA office at (727) 461-4869.  
18 The Clearwater Bar Association Probate Section will host a joint CLE with the Pinellas County Estate Planning Council at 12 noon at the Clarion Inn & Suites in Clearwater. The speaker will be M. Travis Hayes of Cummings & Lockwood, LLC. 1 hour general CLE credit has been applied for. For more information, contact the CBA office at (727) 461-4869 or [email protected]  
18 The Clearwater Bar Association's Civil Practice Section will host a CLE on the new administrative orders in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Clarion Inn & Suites. The one hour credit CLE will be presented by Chief Judge J. Thomas McGrady. For more information, contact the CBA office at (727) 461-4869 or [email protected]  
16 Miami-Dade FAWL: "Meet the Judge Lunch Series" with Judge Norma Lindsay. 12 noon. Morton's Steakhouse, downtown Miami.  
12 Dade County Bar Association Securities Litigation Committee: "Introduction to Federal Securities Law" with speaker Jacob Frohman. $20 members; $30 non-members. 1 hour CLE approved by The Florida Bar. [email protected]  
12 Clearwater Bar Association: "New Florida Bar Advertising Rules" St. Pete College, ES 104, Drew St. Campus, Clearwater. 3 CLE credits including 3 ethics and certification credit applied for. 8:30 a.m.-12 noon.  
06 SAVE THE DATE! The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association will host its quarterly meeting in Tallahassee during Lobby Days. For more information, visit www.vhfcnba.org.  
05 The 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.  

March 2013

23 The Clearwater Bar Association will host its 74th Annual Oyster Roast from 5-9 p.m. on The Grounds of Florin Roebig, P.A. in Palm Harbor. This event is open to members of the CBA and three adult (age 21 or older) guests. The cost to attend is $35 for CBA members and one guest. The cost for additional guests (up to three) is $65 per attendee. See the attached registration form or contact the Clearwater Bar at (727) 461-4869 for more information. Cancellations must be made by Noon on Tuesday, March 19 to receive refund.  
13-15 The 2013 ABA Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) will be held at Chicago's Downtown Marriott. BLI is the signature conference for bar leaders. More than 300 leaders are expected to attend the 2013 ABA BLI, which will prepare incoming bar leaders to lead their associations, with a focus on governance and communications skills. Five need-based scholarships are available for the meeting, consisting of a waiver of the registration fee and a $500 travel reimbursement. Scholarship applications are due Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. For more information, contact Maggie Bieniek, BLI Registrar, at [email protected] or (312) 988-5349 or visit http://www.americanbar.org/groups/bar_services/events/bli.html.  
01 The 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.  

February 2013

28 In honor of Black History Month, the Tallahassee Barristers Association will be hosting a reception honoring and celebrating African-American legal trailblazers and pioneers who have shaped the bar in the Tallahassee area, after the business meeting on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., at Florida State University College of Law's Advocacy Center. For information on this event, contact Carrol Y. Cherry, TBA Immediate Past President, at [email protected]  
23 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will holds its Annual Scholarships and Awards Gala. For more information, contact President-elect Yolanda Paschal at (305) 539-7332 or [email protected]  
14 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL will host its monthly luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at La Cigale. The guest speaker will be SPBC FAWL member and renowned criminal defense attorney, Guy Fronstin. CLE credit has been applied for. La Cigale is located at 253 S.E. 5th Avenue in Delray Beach. Register online at www.spbcfawl.org. For more information, contact L. Diana Hileman at (561) 265-2666 or at [email protected]  
08 The Dade County Bar Association will present its Annual Bench & Bar Conference from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Coral Gables Country Club. The seminar features 124 prominent and experienced judges, attorneys, and business leaders; 23 course offerings; and 8 CLE and 8 CJE hours. The cost to attend is $139 for members; $179 for nonmembers; $69 for full-time public interest & government attorneys; and complimentary to sitting judiciary. A breakfast snack, lunch, afternoon snack and cocktail reception are included at no additional charge. This program may sellout. For more information and to register, visit www.dadecountybar.org.  
02 SAVE THE DATE: 39TH ANNUAL INSTALLATION GALA: On behalf of the Cuban American Bar Association’s (CABA) Board of Directors and Sandra Ferrera, Incoming President, you are invited to attend CABA’s 39th Annual Installation Gala | “Una Noche De Gala” to be held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami. The gala, CABA’s largest fundraising event of the year, is CABA’s signature event. CABA has arranged reduced room rates at the JW Marriott Marquis through January 5th. Join CABA as they celebrate the achievements of 2012 and install the 2013 Board of Directors and incoming Officers. The gala will kick off with a cocktail reception and will be followed by dinner, installation of the 2013 Board and an awards presentation ceremony. CABA’s annual gala combines glamour, celebration, and accolades in one memorable evening. For more information or to RSVP, contact Executive Director Diana Powell at [email protected] or visit www.cabaonline.com.  
01 The 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.  

January 2013

31 2013 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 [email protected] 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.  
30 The 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 [email protected] or (850) 702-5010 or visit http://tallahasseebar.org/2013Chili.php.  
25 The 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.  
25 The 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 [email protected], or download a registration form from the OCBA website calendar: www.orangecountybar.org.  
19 The 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.  
18 The 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.  
16-21 Save the Date! Florida Defense Lawyers Association's 2013 Winter Meeting in Big Sky, Montana.  
15 The 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.  
15 The 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 thesurrounding parking garages. For more information, visit www.dadecountybar.org or call (305) 371-2220.  
11 The 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.  
11 The 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.  
09-06 Calling 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 [email protected] or Daniela Gordon at [email protected]  

December 2012

21 The Dade County Bar Association County Court Committee will present the 2012 PIP Reform - How It Will Impact All Of Us. The guest speakers will be Russell Lazega, Esq., Kevin W. Whitehead, Esq. and Rafael Katz, Esq. The seminar will be held from 12 noon - 2:30 p.m. at the North Dade Justice Center, 15555 Biscayne Boulevard, Courtroom 2-7, in Miami. The cost to attend is $25 for members; $35 for non-members and includes lunch & 2.5 General CLE hours, with 1 hour of Ethics credit (all pending Florida Bar approval). For more information, visit www.dadecountybar.org.  
21 The South/ West Broward Bar Associations will host their Second Annual South/ West Broward Bar Holiday Party at the Big Easy Bar & Grill in downtown Hollywood. beginning at 6 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers. Around 7:30 p.m., the party moves next door to Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub where a buffet style dinner will be served with Shepherd's Pie and Penne a la Vodka. Live music starts at both venues at 9 p.m. for anyone who wants to stay longer. Admission is $20 if registered prior to Dec. 21; $25 after that; and includes two drink tickets, appetizers and buffet-style dinner. Complimentary for judges. Additional drink tickets may be purchased for $5.00 each. Donations of unwrapped toys will be collected to benefit the Annual Adopt-A-Family Project created by Legal Aid Service of Broward County, in collaboration with their partner agency, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. Monetary donations will also be accepted before and during this event to benefit this worthwhile cause. For more information or to RSVP, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618 or [email protected]  
14 The Underwater Bar Association (“DiveBar”) is hosting its first annual holiday party, “Under The Sea,” from 5:30 - 10 p.m. at Quarterdeck Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. The honorary guest speaker will be Judge Carlos Rodriguez, 17th Judicial Circuit and our honoree is Dr. Neil Hammerschlag of the University of Miami R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program. Throughout the night guests will be able to place bids on a selection of silent auction items ranging from boat charters to performing arts tickets to destination vacations. Guests are encouraged to enter the featured drawing of the night for a chance to name DiveBar’s adopted shark and attend a shark research expedition in the Florida Keys. The shark expedition is part of Dr. Neil Hammerschlag’s Marine Conservation Program. Tickets for the drawing may be purchased in advance at www.thedivebar.org/party or on the night of the event. Free admission includes two drink tickets, appetizers and live music, however, attendance is limited to the first 250 guests. For more information or to RSVP, contact Keith Hernandez, [email protected], by December 7 or visit www.thedivebar.org/party.  
14 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, Caribbean Bar Association & Petit Cakes Bakery & Catering will host a Holiday Party & Fundraiser, 6 p.m. at the MOCA Cafe & Lounge in North Miami. The event will feature a complimentary Petit Cakes' Dessert Bar, a local artist showcase, cocktails & appetizer specials, live music and more. There is a $15 minimum donation or $10 (with the donation of a black doll or five (5) canned goods). All proceeds and donations collected will benefit the United Way & the Black Doll Affair, www.blackdollaffair.com. For more information, visit www.WDFJBA.org  
13 The Broward County Justice Association will salute the distinguished members of the judiciary at their Annual Judges' Night. There will be a special presentation in honor of our retiring judges as the BCJA recognizes their contributions. The event will be held in the Panorama Ballroom at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, from 6-9 p.m. The cost to attend is $90, which includes 6 p.m. cocktails and dinner. There is no separate ticket for the cocktail hour only. The cost is $25 for law student to attend and complimentary for members of the judiciary (Please RSVP so we have your name tag). For more information or to RSVP, contact Laura Silverman at [email protected] or (954) 522-1662.  
11 The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) and LawReview CLE will co-host the major seminar, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Litigating a Case in Probate Court," from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the OCBA Center in Orlando. The fee is $75 and will include a continental breakfast. CLE: 3.0 hours (pending). Speakers are Alexander S. Douglas, II, Esq.; Russell R. Winer, Esq.; Linda C. Hankins, Esq.; Carla DeLoach Bryant, Esq.; Jason S. Palmisano, Esq. Additional details are available on the OCBA website at www.orangecountybar.org. To register, contact Marie West at [email protected]  
06-07 The ABA Commission on Women and Young Lawyers Division will present the 2012 Women in Law Leadership Academy, that will be held at The Palace Hotel; 2 New Montgomery Street; San Francisco, CA. Leadership in business development, your organization, and your community are the keys to a successful career in the legal profession. This conference is designed to identify the skills that will allow you to be successful in each of these areas of leadership so that you can take your career to the next level. You will obtain concrete advice and guidance on what it takes to be a leader and learn best practices from prominent general counsel, judges, and practitioners. The WILL Academy features interactive and highly informative programs of importance to every woman lawyer and provides a great opportunity to network with leading lawyers and judges from around the country. Special room rates are available at the hotel. Reserve your room. Register today! The registration fee for ABA members is $445 through Sept. 20, $495 after that date. Group discounts and non-member rates also are available. The registration fee includes course materials and conference breakfasts, luncheons, and reception. For more information about the 2012 Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Academy, visit the Commission's website at www.ambar.org/will or contact the Commission at (312) 988-5715 or [email protected]  

November 2012

30 The Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will present an "Afternoon at the Courthouse" at 12:30 p.m. at the Clearwater Courthouse, 315 Court Street, 4th Floor. Lunch will be provided. This is a great opportunity for new lawyers to get a real idea of how the Clearwater Courthouse works. Get a behind the scene tour of the Clearwater Courthouse, including tours of the Clerk's Office, Probate Division, Official Records, Law Library, Small Claims Court, Self-Help Center as well as real-life practice pointers for young lawyers from sitting judges. This event is free for Clearwater Bar Association law student and young lawyer members. Register online at www.clearwaterbar.org. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association office at (727) 461-4869 or Stephanie Libbey at (727) 781-0000.  
30 The Dade County Bar Association will host "Legal Legends vs. Young Guns" Mock Trial Commercial Litigation Competition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, Miami in Courtroom 6-1. Twenty-one (21) hours of CLE credit has been applied for. For the first 50 registrants, $129 for members and $179 for nonmembers. For more information, call the Dade County Bar Association at (305) 371-2220 or go to www.dadecountybar.org.  
28-14 The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) is now enrolling participants for its 2013 Leadership Law class! The leadership program was developed last year to provide Central Florida business owners and managers an opportunity to learn about and experience the legal system in action. During Summer 2012, Leadership Law was awarded the NABE LexisNexis Community Educational and Outreach Award at the ABA conference in Chicago. 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. The 2013 Leadership Law classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (once monthly) Jan. 11, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5 and May 3, 2013. The enrollment/registration fee is $495; Continental breakfast and lunch will be served each meeting day and social networking receptions are planned. Enroll online on the Orange County Bar Association at http://www.leadershiplaworangecountybar.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. If you have questions about the Leadership Law curriculum or enrollment process, please contact Sheyla A. Asencios, Marketing Manager, at (407) 422-4551, ext. 224, or [email protected]  
17 Save the Date! The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association will host its quarterly meeting in Orlando, during the Florida Classic. For more information, visit www.vhfcnba.org.  
10 Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic, to be held at noon at Amelia Earhart Park. For more information, visit www.kmmfoundation.org.  
09-17 The Institute of Continuing Legal Education presents Advanced Urgent Legal Matters Seminar at Sea fro Florida and Georgia Attorneys. Departing from Ft. Lauderdale. Information on making your cruise reservations by May 15, 2012 with GalaxSea Cruises (800) 345-9407 and the full ICLE seminar brochure is available at www.iclega.org.  
01 Join Dade Legal Aid at the Third Annual Patently Impossible Project. Those attending this event will enjoy a cocktail reception sponsored by Grey Goose, silent auction, raffle, prizes, betting on your favorite contestant assembling a patented invention ...and much, much more! The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Miami Science Museum. Suggested minimum donation is $10 and all proceeds benefit Dade Legal Aid. For more information, contact Jaime Rich Vining: [email protected], Lori Markowitz Gerson: [email protected] or visit www.dadelegalaid.org.  

October 2012

31 The Dade County Bar Association will host its October General Membership Luncheon with Congressman Alcee Hastings as the guest speaker. The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the 14th Floor of the Bankers Club in Miami. For the first 75 registrants the cost will be $45 for members and $55 for non-members. If space permits, the cost will be $60 at the door, as this event may sell out! For more information, go to https://www.dadecountybar.org/103112ogml.php.  
30 The Clearwater Bar Association will host a Hispanic Legal Workshop from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Hispanic Outreach Center in Clearwater. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
27 Each year Miami's 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society recognizes South Florida lawyers, judges and legal professionals who have contributed to the legal system with the Legal Legends Awards. Honorees are selected from a prestigious group of nominees who have shaped the legal community for over 25 years and reflect the outstanding legal heritage of Miami and South Florida. 2012 Legal Legends Honorees are Cesar L. Alvarez, Irwin J. Block, Hon. Joe O. Eaton*, Hon. Phillip A. Hubbart, Cheryl Little, Tobias "Toby" Simon* and Eugene E. Stearns (*indicates posthumously awarded). The event will be held at InterContinental Miami Downtown Miami. For more information, contact Amanda Israel at (305) 375-1614 or via e-mail at [email protected]  
25 The Clearwater Bar Association will host its monthly webinar at 4 p.m. This show will be titled, Lawyer Ethics in a Digital World: Hot Topics & Important Tips on How to Survive! by Joseph A. Corsmeier of Joseph A. Corsmeier, P.A. and moderated by Alan S. Gassman of Gassman Law Associates, P.A. Join us for The 4-4-4 Show on the fourth day (Thursday) of the fourth week of every month at 4 p.m. for a monthly webinar offering 1 hour CLE credit. Each month will feature topics that are relevant, timely and accessible. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
25-28 The Cuban American Bar Association will host its 2012 Retreat in New York City at the Roger Hotel, 131 Madison Ave., New York, NY. For air and hotel reservations, please contact Patty Davidman with Jerry Allen Travel at (305) 937-1900. For more information, contact Javier Lopez at [email protected] The special airline rate expires Sept. 18, 2012.  
24 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host its Annual Speed Mentoring Event at Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Miami. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the event will held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. There is no cost to attend, but you must RSVP by Oct. 17. For more information or to RSVP, contact Mallory Gold at [email protected]  
23 The Clearwater Bar Association will host a Meet & Greet from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mugs on Missouri, 1250 S. Missouri Ave. in Clearwater. Come out and network with fellow legal professionals. No RSVP necessary. 10% of the proceeds from all food and beverages from 5 to 8 p.m. go to the Clearwater Bar Foundation in support of its projects. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
20 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL Team will take part in the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure at Bayfront Park in Miami. Registration will begin at 6 a.m. and the race/walk will start at 8 a.m. For more information, e-mail [email protected]  
19-21 The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida will be having a Moot Court Competition focusing on the federal constitutional law issues relating to the right to vote for United States citizens residing on the island of Puerto Rico. The competition will be held in St. Augustine. Universities participating are the University of Florida, Florida A&M University, Barry University and Fordham University (NYC). CLE certification has been applied for. For further information, contact Anthony Suarez, PRBA Vice President 5th DCA, at [email protected] or (407) 841-7373.  
19 The Clearwater bar Association will host its Annual Golf Classic at the Countryside Country Club, 525 N. Betty Lane in Clearwater, from 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. The entry fee is $100 and $75 for law student members. There will be a $5,000 Hole in One Contest. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
19 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Annual Diversity Luncheon on "Women In The Law" featuring keynote speaker Florida Bar President Gwynne Young. The luncheon will be held at the West Palm Beach Marriott from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Young will discuss gender and equity issues facing women in the legal profession. The luncheon will continue with an in-depth panel discussion on the support, retention and advancement of women lawyers; the promotion of women lawyers to leadership positions; work-life balance and flex-time initiatives; and the client's perspective on why supporting women lawyers makes good business sense. The distinguished group of panelists includes the Honorable Caroline Shepherd, 15th Judicial Circuit County Court; Sia Baker-Barnes, Attorney, Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley, P.A.; Elisa Garcia, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Office Depot; Tracy Gerber, Administrative Shareholder, Palm Beach North Office, Greenberg Traurig; Allison Kahn, Attorney, Carlton Fields; and Lou Mrachek, Manager Partner, Page, Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka & Dow. Palm Beach County Bar Association President Adam Rabin, Shareholder, McCabe Rabin, P.A. will serve as moderator. The cost to attend is $35 for all lawyers, complimentary for judges and includes 1.5 CLE credit. For more information or to register, go to https://ftppbbar.securesites.com/event_register.php?form=611 or contact the PBCBA at (561) 687-2800.  
19 The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association will host a Professionalism Seminar by Edrick Barnes Law Firm Liggio Benrubi. CLE has been applied for. For more information, e-mail FMCBar [email protected]  
18 The Dade County Bar Association Family Court Committee will present THE LEGENDS OF FAMILY LAW CLE seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Bankers Club in Miami. Speakers will be Cynthia Greene with Greene, Smith & Associates, P. A.; Andrew M. Leinoff with Leinoff & Lemos, P. A. and Maurice Jay Kutner with Kutner & Associates. Family Court Committee Chair Jeffrey A. Rynor Mitrani Rynor Adamsky & Toland, P. A. and Christina A. McKinnon with the Law Office of Christina A. McKinnon, P. A. will serve as moderators. The cost to attend is $49 for members and $59 for non-members. The first 50 registrants will receive 3 hours CLE credit and continental breakfast with their registration. For more information or to register, go to https://www.dadecountybar.org/101812fccllfl.php.  
18 The Clearwater Bar Association will host a Civil Practice CLE at 12 noon at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 20967 U.S. Hwy 19 N. 1.0 CLE credit has been applied for. Celene H. Humphries of Brannock & Humphries will present the Appellate Perspective of Trials. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
18 The Clearwater Bar Association will host a Probate CLE titled, Helping Your Elderly and Probate Clients Identify Civil Claims: Personal Injury, Employment & Medicare Fraud, presented by Ryan D. Barack and Joshua Chilson of Kwall, Showers & Barack, P.A. at 12 noon at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 20967 US Hwy 19 N. 1.0 CLE credit has been applied for. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
18 The Dade County Bar Association Family Court Committee will present THE LEGENDS OF FAMILY LAW seminar, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on the 14th floor of the Banker's Club in Miami. The speakers will be Cynthia Greene with Greene, Smith & Associates, P. A.; Andrew M. Leinoff with Leinoff & Lemos, P. A. and Maurice Jay Kutner with Kutner & Associates. The moderator will be Jeffrey A. Rynor with Mitrani Rynor Adamsky & Toland, P. A. The cost for the first 50 registrants to attend will be $49 for members and $59 for non-members and will include a continental breakfast and 3 hours CLE. Each legend will cover five minutes each on 12 family law topics. For more information, e-mail [email protected]  
17-19 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will present "Women in the Courtroom": Trial Skills for Women Lawyers. This event is open to all FAWL members as part of the two-day trial skills workshop featuring lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training. This 14 CLE credit event is open to only 25 participants. For more information, contact Miami-Dade FAWL representative, Marisol Gomez-Decena at [email protected]  
13 The Clearwater Bar Association will host a Lawfest Workshop & Community Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John Hopkins Middle School. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
13 The Cuban American Bar Association will host its Annual Art in the Tropics Pro Bono Fundraiser: Noche en el Tropicana, with Attorney General Pam Bondi as special guest. The event will be held at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. Checks should be made payable to "CABA Pro Bono Project, Inc." For more information, contact Jennifer J. Perez at [email protected]  
12 The Bankruptcy Section of the Clearwater Bar Association will meet at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 2375 Curlew Road, Dunedin at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
12 The Collaborative Law Institute will host a Domestic Violence and Collaborative Divorce training from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Beth David Congregation in Miami. Trainers will be Debra Carter, Ph.D., Expert in Forensic Psychology and High-Conflict Families and Nina Zollo, Esq., Vice President of Legal & Policy, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The cost to attend is $175 and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Continuing Education credits will be available for attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals. Continuing Education for mental health professionals will be provided by Dr. Carol L. Clark, Provider #50-550/BAP 585. This course is approved for 6.5 CEUs by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, expires 3/13; and the Florida Board of Psychology, expires 5/14. If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please email Sammi L. Siegel, Ph.D. at [email protected]  
12 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host "Lunch with Judge Laurel Isicoff," U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, 12 noon at Scalina Ristorante, 315 South Biscayne Boulevard. For more information or to RSVP, contact Linda Leali at [email protected]  
11 The Bankruptcy Law and Tax Law Sections of the Broward County Bar Association will present a Happy Hour/ CLE Presentation on "The Intersection of Tax and Bankruptcy Law," at the BCBA Conference Center, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The happy hour will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Topics will include dischargeability of taxes, payment of IRS claims in bankruptcy, surrender/sale of property and forgiveness of debt income and bankruptcy overview for tax attorneys. The speakers will be Frances D. Sheehy, Locksley A. Rhoden (with bankruptcy section chair Julie Elizabeth Hough and former chair Jeffrey Solomon). The cost to attend is $15 for BCBA members and $25 for nonmembers. CLE credit is pending approval. For more information or to RSVP, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618.  
11 The Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will meet at Flannagan's Irish Pub in Dunedin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
11 South Palm Beach County FAWL is hosting it's annual Thinks Pink Event. It will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. The fee for the event is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. $10 of all proceeds will be donated to The Lynn Cancer Institute. The event will be held at the Boca Grove Country Club in Boca Raton. The speaker will be Marie Morande, R.D., C.S.O., L.D. For more information on this event, e-mail L. Diana Hileman at [email protected]  
11 The Clearwater Bar Association will host its Membership Luncheon at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa at 12 noon. The guest speaker will be George N. Cretekos, Clearwater Mayor. Immediately following the luncheon at the same location, there will be a CLE titled, Working With the Clerk & the Courts in Clearwater: 3-2-1 Get Ready for E-Filing! at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
10 The Clearwater Bar Association will host lunch with Judge George M. Jirotka's Roundtable CLE at 12 noon on the 4th Floor of the Clerk's Conference Room in Clearwater. Earn 1 hour CLE credit for this interactive roundtable discussion. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
06 The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force will host its 16th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner. The Miami Recognition Dinner is an important South Florida tradition. It not only allows the LGBT community and its supporters to celebrate our heroes, it also provides a vital source of funding for the community on the local and national levels. The event is produced by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the oldest national organization dedicated to achieving equality for LGBT people and also benefits many organizations serving the Miami-Dade LGBT community. Attorney Elizabeth Schwartz with the Gay and Lesbian Law Association will receive the Eddie McIntyre Community Service Award. For more information, contact the MDGLCC at (305) 673-4440 or RSVP by e-mail at [email protected]  
05 The Broward County Bar Association's ADR Section and JAMS will present "How to Effectively Represent your Client in Mediation" Interactive Panel Discussion / CLE Seminar in the Pampero Meeting Room at the Renaissance Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $79, includes 4.5 CLE Credits (including 1 hour Ethics) and continental breakfast. For more information or to RSVP, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618.  
03 The Cuban American Bar Association will host a Luncheon/CLE presentation titled, "Make it Rain: A Guide to Building Your Practice," featuring Dori Foster-Morales, Ervin Gonzalez, Emil Infante, George Knox, Jr. and Corali Lopez-Castro and will be moderated by Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz. The luncheon, sponsored by SunTrust Bank, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove. For more information, contact Gina Beovides via e-mail at [email protected]  
02 The Pinellas County Law Library Board of Trustees will host an Open House & Reception, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Law Library in the Old Historic Courthouse, 324 S. Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater. The Pinellas County Law Library is committed to providing cost effective and timely access to significant print and non-print legal resources at the local, state, and federal level useful to the Courts of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, the practicing Bar, Pinellas County Agencies, and the public in their search for law-related information and their pursuit of justice. Continental breakfast and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by October 1. For more information, call (727) 464-4470.  

September 2012

29 The 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 [email protected] by Sept. 24. For more information, visit the VHFCNBA website at www.vhfcnba.org.  
29 The 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 [email protected]  
28 The 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.  
28 The 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 [email protected] Make checks payable to the "CABA Foundation."  
28 The 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 [email protected] or call the PBCBA at (561) 687-2800.  
27 The 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.  
25 The 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 [email protected]  
24 The 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 [email protected] to check your status.). For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Annette Strauch at [email protected]  
24 The 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 [email protected] 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.  
22 The 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 [email protected] or (305) 755-9200. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  
22 The 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 [email protected] Lunch is dutch treat.  
22 The 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 [email protected]  
21 The 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 [email protected]  
21 The 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 [email protected]  
19 The 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 [email protected] or call (305) 827-0084.  
19 The 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 [email protected]  
17 The 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 [email protected]  
14 The 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.)  
13 The 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 [email protected] or leave a message at (305) 789-7614.  
13 The 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 [email protected] For more information on the event, contact Mentoring Chair, Nicole Mestre at [email protected]  
12 The 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 [email protected]  
10 The 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 [email protected]  
10 The 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 [email protected]  
08 The 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 [email protected] or Tallahassee Barristers Association President, Mutaqee Akbar at (850) 383-0000 or [email protected]  

August 2012

23-25 Mark your calendars for the 2012 Annual Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair! The conference will take place at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington D.C. Stay tuned to www.lgbtbar.org for updates on registration, workshop proposals and nominations for awardees.  

July 2012

19-20 MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 2012 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference to be held at the ONE Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach. Check back periodically for more information at www.floridabar.org/voluntarybars.  
13 Save the Date! The St. Petersburg Bar Foundation presents "Evening with the Rays," Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Socks. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. The game will begin at 7:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field. For more information, contact Greg Hoag at (727) 896-3641 or e-mail [email protected]  
12-13 Please mark your calendars for the 2012 Section Leadership Conference to be held at The Florida Bar Headquarters in Tallahassee. More information will be distributed when it becomes available in early 2012.  

June 2012

23 Mark your calendars. Out of the Closet and Into Your Office: Representing LGBT Clients will be presented by the Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Law Association, the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Law Association and the Gay and Lesbian Network. Visit cfgalla.org for more information.  
23 Save the Date!! The Miami-Dade GALLA will host its Annual Gala Awards dinner, Orange Gala, at the Hilton Miami/Downtown Hotel.  
07-09 The Cuban American Bar Association will host the 2012 Corporate Counsel Conference at the San Carlos Institute in Key West. For more information, contact Jennifer J. Perez at (305) 275-1416 or [email protected]  
06-10 2012 Florida Liability Claims Conference at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  
02 The Cuban American Bar Association will host a family friendly 5K Run/Walk Lawyers on the Run, open to everyone in the community (lawyers and non-lawyers alike) with a dual purpose: to raise awareness of the importance of health and well-being in the legal profession and to raise funds to ensure that access to justice remains a reality for all in South Florida. Through this event, we hope to raise money for the Pro Bono Project, which offers free bilingual legal services to our local indigent community. The Pro Bono Project was formed by CABA in 1984 to provide needy minorities with access to our court system and adequate voluntary legal representation. The Project was nationally recognized as a Point of Light by President George H.W. Bush in 1992. In order to sustain and expand this worthwhile cause, we need your support. Register today! The run will be held at Tropical Park in Miami. Packet pickup: 7:00 a.m. and race start-time: 8:00 a.m. For information on sponsoring the run or to volunteer on the 5K committee, contact Isabel Diaz at [email protected] or Yara Lorenzo at [email protected] Registration closing date is May 31 @ 11:59 PM US/Eastern.  

May 2012

15-07 Join the Broward County Bar Association, as they host their Summer Bowling League on Tuesday nights at Manor Lanes in Wilton Manors. The cost is $15.00 per week, per person, which includes 3 games, shoes and a prize fund. $5.00 of the weekly charge goes toward the prize fund to be awarded at the end of summer party. There are 5 team spots available. The scoring is handicapped. No professional bowlers please. Get your teams together - 4 people per team. Substitutions are allowed. Individual bowlers welcome. Don't delay - the first to respond are in! For more information, call Traci Lewis at the BCBA (954) 832-3618 or reply by e-mail to [email protected]  
10 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host the YWCA Court Care Cocktail Party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. To register online and purchase tickets, please click here. For sponsorship information, please contact Gerald Kornreich at [email protected] For more information, contact Alexandra Lagos at [email protected]  
10 The Volusia County Bar Association and the Seventh Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee will host the 2012 Professionalism Symposium. The keynote speaker will be Federal District Court Judge John Antoon from 1-5 p.m. at the Willie Miller Center, ERAU Campus. The Symposium will include breakout sessions for Civil, Family, Criminal & Appellate Law. The cost to attend is $25-$45 and 4 hours Professionalism/Ethics CLE & CJE has been applied for. For more information, go to www.volusiabar.org.  
03 SPCA Tampa will host a free seminar on Practical Estate & Charitable Planning from 1:15-4:45 p.m. at SPCA Tampa Bay in Largo. Free CE credits will be offered to professional advisors. Join them for lunch & a SPCA Tampa Bay tour from 11:50 a.m.-12:55 p.m. Seating will be limited and registration is required. For more information or to RSVP, contact Gretchen Gallagher at (727) 581-3249 or via email at [email protected]  
01 The Broward County Justice Association will host a Legislative Update, "This Can't be What Our Founding Fathers Meant!?" from 6:10 to 7 p.m., dinner and program 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Riverside Hotel. For more information, contact Laura Silverman at the BCJA, (954) 522-1662 or [email protected]  
01 The Tallahassee Barristers Association, along with the FSU ACLU, and FSU BLSA will co-sponsor workshops in which trained volunteers that will assist with the application to seal/expunge the criminal record for those who qualify, as part of their Community Law Day Redemption Program. For those who do not qualify to have their criminal records sealed or expunged, the volunteers can help them in restoring their civil rights. The workshops will be held at Jack McLean Park in Tallahassee, from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, please email Carrol Cherry at [email protected] - 8:00 p.m.  

April 2012

30 A merit retention fundraiser will be held for Florida Supreme Court Justices Peggy Quince, Fred Lewis and Barbara Pariente, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in West Palm Beach. For more information, contact Beth Matuga at [email protected]  
27 The Volusia County Law Library will host a free Lexis Seminar from 12 to 2 p.m. in the DeLand Law Library Room B318 in the Volusia County Courthouse. Seminar attendees can brush up on their Lexis research skills, network with colleagues and earn CLE credit(s). For more information, call (386) 257-6041.  
27 The Workers Compensation Section of the Broward County Bar Association will host a CLE Lunch Seminar entitled, Heart/Lung Presumptions in Workers Compensation Cases Involving Firefighters, Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers. The panel will include the Honorable Gerardo Castiello, Geoff Bichler, Esq., George Helm III, Esq. and Alan Kalinoski, Esq. The event will be held at the Broward County Bar Association Norma B. Howard Center. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The program and lunch will commence at 12 noon. The cost to attend is $25 for members of the Broward County Bar Association and $35 for non-members. 3.5 CLE credits available. For more information, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618 or [email protected]  
27 The St. Petersburg Bar Association Marital & Family Law Section will host Sanity in Family Law: A Mental Health Perspective. The speaker will be Lela I. Bloodsworth, LMHC. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The program will be held in the Downtown Community Room at St. Pete College. It will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12 :00 noon. The cost to attend is $75-$135. For more information, contact the St. Pete Bar by phone at (727) 823-7474.  
27 The Broward County Bar Association will host Raising the Bar: Family Law Seminar, from 8-4:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. There are 7.0 CLE credits available. The cost to attend is $125 for members of the BCBA, $150 for non-members and complimentary to the judiciary that are members of the BCBA. Self parking is free and valet parking is $5.00. For more information, go to https://www.browardbar.org/event04272012raisingthebar.php.  
26 Join the West Broward Section for a CLE Luncheon with Judge Ilona Holmes speaking on "Objecting Without Being Objectionable". The luncheon will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Plantation Preserve Golf Course. Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. The cost to attend is $25 if registered prior to April 26; $30 at the door: Judiciary: complimentary to those that are members of the BCBA. For more information, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618.  
24 The Tallahassee Barristers Association will be presenting a two-hour course entitled "Polish Your Practice: Integrating Technology, Quality of Life, Professionalism and Board Certification" on Tuesday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. The location is to be announced. This course has been approved for a maximum of 2.0 CLE credits (2.0 general credits including 2.0 professionalism), explores quality of life principles that can enhance your life, legal career and professionalism; reviews Florida professionalism codes and creeds, and addresses potential professionalism conflicts raised by new trends in legal practice such as Internet practices and blogs. Presenters will also discuss the merits of and professionalism aspects of board certification. For more information, contact Carol Cherry at [email protected]  
24 The Clearwater Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will host a Judicial Reception at the Ruth Eckerd Hall, Margaret Heye Great Room in Clearwater, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. All judges and judicial assistants are no cost but must RSVP. Firm sponsorships $300 (includes 4 attendees). If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the CBA office at (727) 461-4869 or [email protected]  
24 The Broward County Bar Association will host a "Bar at the Bar" Networking Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Tap 42 in Fort Lauderdale. There will be 1/2 priced drinks (excluding bourbon) and complimentary happy hour food. No RSVP necessary. For more information, call Traci Lewis at the BCBA (954) 832-3618.  
23 The National LGBT Bar Association will host a very informative and influential call-in concerning an ardent issue in both the LGBT community and the global community. Muslim and LGBT communities are often portrayed as holding incompatible world views, distinct and non-overlapping cultural identities and mutually exclusive political values and goals. But what is the reality in North America? Does this narrative of irreconcilable conflict depict the day-to-day reality of these communities? To what extent is this narrative used to obscure and deny the existence of shared world views, overlapping identities and common political goals? And does this narrative really serve Muslim or LGBT communities in North America or does it divide and conquer oppressed communities and help maintain the status quo? From 3 to 4 p.m. EST, The National LGBT Bar Association will have a national call in discussing LGBT issues and the Muslim Community. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.lgbtbar.org.  
20 Volusia County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida invite you to play their 17th Annual Barristers' Scramble to benefit the Veterans Legal Advocacy Project offering free legal services to veterans of Volusia County. The event will be held at the LPGA International, Daytona Beach. 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start. $75 for individual/ $275 for foursome. For more information, call (386) 253-9471 or e-mail [email protected]  
19 The Employment Law Section of the Broward County Bar Association will host a luncheon seminar entitled, "RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AT THE EEOC." The speaker will be Robert E. Weisberg. CLE credit is pending. For more information or to register, contact Traci Lewis at (954) 832-3618 or [email protected]  
19 The Cuban American Bar Association will host a one hour panel discussion with Professor Jan Jacobowitz on Remaining Legally Ethical in a Digital World. The event will be held at GreenStreetCafe in Coconut Grove from 8-9 a.m. This event is free. For more information, contact Nicole Mestre at [email protected]  
19 The Dade County Bar Association Family Court Committee will presents Collaborative Family Law: Divorce without Litigation. The speakers will be Enid Miller Ponn, Esq., Lissette Beraja, Family Therapist, Edward Sachs, Director, Litigation Service Department of Appelrouth Farah & Co. The seminar will be held on the 14th Floor of the Bankers Club. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the seminar will begins at 12:00 noon. Registration includes lunch and CLE credit. $35.00 members and $45.00 non-members. For more information, go to www.dadecountybar.org.  
19 The Law Related Education Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association will present Together, WE Can Make a Difference, a Benchmarks: Raising the Bar on Civics Education seminar. The seminar will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the new Palm Beach County Bar Association office. $35.00 for PBCBA Members/Paralegals, $45 for Non-PBCBA Members. Price includes lunch, plus CLE credit from The Florida Bar (register no later than 5pm on 4.17.12 to avoid a $5.00 late fee). Attorneys who undergo this training will be eligible to earn one ethics hour for each presentation that they give to adults in civic and community organizations for up to three presentations in a three year reporting period. For more information, contact the PBCBA at (561) 687-2800.  
16 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a Membership Mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Miami Chophouse Bistro & Lounge. Want to learn more about how to get involved with the organization? There will be complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drink specials for all guests. For more information, contact Alexandra Bach Lagos, President, Miami-Dade FAWL at [email protected]  
15-17 The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr Bar Association will host a 50th Anniversary Service in honor of the memory of F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. on being the first black man who triumph over a white incumbent in the State of Florida since reconstruction. A service will be held April 15 at Tabernacle Baptist Church in West Palm Beach at 10 a.m. A luncheon will be held on April 17 at Carrabba's Italian Grill in West Palm Beach. For more information or to register for the luncheon, contact Karran Cunningham at (678) 763-4163 or Malcolm Cunningham, Jr. at (561) 596-1357.  
14 Come walk with the Broward County Justice Association Team at John U. Lloyd State Park on the ocean in Dania Beach. Donations to walk are $35. The proceeds of the run/walk benefit Kids in Distress. For more information, contact Laura Silverman at (954) 522-1662.  
13 St. Petersburg Bar Association April Membership Luncheon Meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. The buffet line opens at noon. The featured speaker will be City of St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster. For more information, call (727) 823-7474 or e-mail [email protected]  
12 The Clearwater Bar Association will host a Joint Membership Luncheon with the West Pasco Bar at noon in the Edinburgh Ballroom at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor. The Speaker will be 2nd DCA Chief Judge, Hon. Morris Silberman. CBA Regular members: FREE, Judges, WPBA members, FRP member and member staff: $25; Non-members: $35. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the CBA office at (727) 461-4869 or [email protected]  
11 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will feature a panel on Careers in Public Service at Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. The panel will feature an array of local attorneys and judges. The event will be complimentary for FAWL members. A complimentary lunch will be provided through the generosity of the Akerman Senterfitt law firm. For more information or to attend, RSVP to [email protected] or [email protected]  

March 2012

19 The Marion County Chapter of FAWL will meet at Latinos y Mas at noon to host Alan Mong from Person Freedom Development on "Memory Training, Goal Setting, Attitude, and Time Management." All are invited and reserved seating is necessary. RSVP to Elizabeth Alt at [email protected]  
08-09 The Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will hold its March monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Pete & Shorty's. For more information, contact the CBA office at (727) 461-4869 or [email protected]  
08 The Young Lawyers Division of the Clearwater Bar Association will host its March meeting at Pete & Shorty's. Fore more information, contact the CBA office at (727) 461-4869 or [email protected]  

February 2012

25 Save the Date the for Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association 34th Annual Awards Gala. The main event of the year for the WDFJBA at which many prominent lawyers, judges and government officials are present. Various awards are presented at the gala to individuals and/or entities for the work they have done for the Association and the community. The event also raises money to fund scholarships for minority law students. Time and location to be announced. For more information contact Nicole M. Ellis at (305) 582-4640 or at kubickidraper.com.  
24-28 The Jacksonville Bar Association will host its CLE @ SEA aboard the Carnival Fascination. Optional CLE credit seminar presented by the Jacksonville Bar Association. For more information on the cruise, contact Judy at Millennium Travel at (727) 944-2000.  
24 Save the Date! The Broward County Bar Association will host its Annual Worker's Compensation Seminar and Cocktail Reception from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Cocktail Reception to follow.  
20 The Marion County Chapter of FAWL will meet at Latinos y Mas at noon to honor its members. Priority seating and service are provided. All are incited and reserved seats are necessary. RSVP to Elizabeth Alt at [email protected]  
17 Mark your calendars! The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association will host a Holland Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Kravis Center.  
09 Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association hosts a Fundraiser for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. "Carpe Circa, Seize the Date!!" Come bid on your favorite bachelor/bachelorette and win a great date and wonderful prizes. All proceeds benefit Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available through JALA and in Room 503 of the Duval County Courthouse. Cost is $30 per person, 2 for $50 in advance and $35 on the day of the event and at the door. For more information on this event, contact Stephanie Harriett at (904) 630-2404.  
07 The Pinellas County Chapter of FAWL will host its February membership meeting at 6 p.m. at Mythos Greek Restaurant in Clearwater. Tish Wold, a former officer in the Navy and graduate of the eighth class of the United States Naval Academy to graduate women, will speak to PFAWL members about the challenges female veterans face, how to support women in the military during active duty as well as how to help women in the military transition back to civilian life later on. It is at this that PFAWL will kick off its "Valentines for Veterans" drive where it will be collecting needed items to be sent overseas to deployed soldiers.  
04 Save the date for the Cuban American Bar Association's 2012 Installation Gala to be held at the Fountainbleau on Miami Beach. For more information, contact Diana Powell at [email protected]  
04 Mark your calendars! The Osceola County Bar Association will host its "Premier" Annual Gala Ball and Banquet. The event will be held at the Berlinsky Community House in Kissimmee. The cocktail reception and silent auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. There will be live entertainment, a charitable silent auction, art displays and more.  
02 The National LGBT Bar Association will honor John Myung, Chief Legal Officer, International Insurance, and the Legal Department of Prudential at the Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award Reception at the Terrace Club in New York City from 6-8 p.m. This is a ticketed event. For sponsorship opportunities and general admission tickets, contact Kelly Simon at (202) 637-7661 or [email protected]  

January 2012

26 The Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar will host the 2012 Pro Bono Awards Ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court at 3:30 p.m. For additional information, contact public information coordinator Dorohn Frazier at The Florida Bar, (850) 561-5764 or [email protected]  
25 The 16th Annual Tallahassee Bar Association/Legal Aid Foundation Chili Cook-off will be held at the Carriage House at Goodwood Museum. Come to cook or eat and drink. Musical Entertainment! For more information, contact Joann Capece at [email protected] or (850) 702-5010.  
21 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Third Annual Lawyer Variety Show - Talent Search. Auditions will be held on Oct. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eissey Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. If interested in auditioning, contact Lynne Poirier at the Bar Office at (561) 687-2800 or e-mail [email protected]  
16 David Henry of Henry/Potter Civil Mediation in Orlando will present an engaging and thought provoking program titled "Gender Issues in Mediation" at Latinos y Mas at 2030 S. Pine Ave. David Henry is a frequent speaker to state and national bar organizations and has previously presented to FAWL chapters in Orlando and Brevard County. This topic provides attendees with some humorous and interesting insight that lead to strategies for creating successful mediations. Regardless of the type of clients you have or cases you handle, you will walk away with useful information for achieving success at mediation and avoiding impasse. For more information, contact Elizabeth Alt with the Marion County Chapter of FAWL at [email protected]  
03 The Pinellas County Chapter of FAWL will host its first membership meeting of 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Red Mesa Cantina in St. Petersburg.  

December 2011

20 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a Table for 8 Luncheon featuring Judge Jose Rodriguez. The luncheon will begin at 12 noon at LaLoggia Ristorante & Lounge in Miami. For more information, contact Miami-Dade FAWL President Alexandra Bach Lagos at [email protected]  
16 The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Law Association will host the Intellectual Property Forum "For Protecting Your Ideas," presented by Leslie Lott and Carol Green. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig. For more information, go to www.gscbwla.org.  
15 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host its 29th Annual Judicial Reception and Scholarship Award Presentation and will present Steven W. Davis with the Theodore Klein Award at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami. The cost to attend is $75; $60 for government; and complimentary to the judiciary. For more information, contact Alexandra Bach Lagos at [email protected]  
08 Mark your calendar! The Jacksonville Bar Association will host it's Annual Bench and Bar Party at 5:30 p.m. This will be a members only event. Registration will open Wednesday, November 9, 2011. For more information, go to www.jaxbar.org or call (904) 399-4486.  

November 2011

12 The 8th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic will be held at the Corporate Pavilion at Amelia Earhart's Park in Hialeah. The annual picnic is the ultimate networking event for minority law students, lawyers and judges. For more information or to register, visit http://www.kmmfoundation.org/picnic/. You don't want to miss it!  

October 2011

22 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will hold its Second Annual Family Picnic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach. The cost to attend is $20 for adults and $5 for children 13 and younger. For more information, go to www.palmbeachbar.org.  
14 Save the Date! The Palm Beach County Bar Association's Committee for Diversity and inclusion will hold its Second Biennial Diversity Summit. The purpose of the summit is to promote dialogue between managing the hiring partners, government and agency heads, associates and Judges on ways to improve the diversity in our legal community.The event will be a 1/2 day program, featuring a luncheon with a prominent speaker , followed immediately by roundtable discussions over dessert and coffee. For more information, contact the Palm Beach County Bar Association at (561) 687-2800 or go to www.palmbeachbar.org.  
12 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association and the Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association will host a panel discussion of prominent minority lawyers and judges to share their experiences in the area of insolvency law during the 85th Annual National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges Oct. 12-15. Time TBA. The joint project is to reach out to students at Florida A&M University's College of Law to promote student attendance at the Panel Discussion; and to bring minority student, lawyers and judges together. For more information, contact Elena Ketchum at (813) 229-0144 or [email protected]  

September 2011

24 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Central Florida Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association, Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association of South Florida and the Broward County Gay and Lesbian Lawyers' Network will host a CLE titled, "What Lawyers Should Know About Representing LGBT Clients." The CLE will offer an opportunity for education about the cultural, factual, and legal hurdles lawyers face when representing LGBT clients in a system that is not designed for them. The location and time are still to be determined. For more information, contact Michael E. Morris at [email protected]  
23 The Dade County Bar Association will host its September General Membership Luncheon in Conjunction with the Professionalism, Ethics and Diversity Seminar, featuring the Honorable Chief Justice Charles T. Canady. The luncheon and seminar will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Advance registration is $45 for members and $55 for nonmembers; $60 at the door (space is limited). For more information, contact the Dade County Bar Association at (305) 371-2220 or online at www.DadeCountyBar.org.  
13 The Dade County Bar Association will present Significant Attorney's Fees Issues 2009-11. The speaker will be James C. Hauser, Esq. The seminar will be held at the Bankers Club in Miami. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes a continental breakfast and CLE credit. For more information, contact the Dade County Bar Association at (305) 371-2220 or online at www.DadeCountyBar.org.  

August 2011

04-07 Florida Defense Lawyers Association will host its 2011 Annual Meeting at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin.  

July 2011

21 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host its Officer Installation and Cocktail Reception.  
15-16 Save the Date! The 2011 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference will be held at the Sarasota Hyatt Regency. Contact Maria Simmons Johnson for more information.  
07 The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association will host it's Annual Installation Ceremony 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the 30th Floor of the Sabadell Financial Center in Miami. For more information, contact Cheryl Linton Robinson at (305) 381-6002.  

June 2011

23 The 2011 Federal Court Practice Committees Annual Judicial Round Table will be held on the afternoon of Thursday, June 23 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, during the Annual Florida Bar Convention.  
17 The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association and the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host Love at the Louis Club at the Gansevoort Mix and Mingle Mindfully to benefit the Gwen S. Cherry and Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Law Student Fellowships and Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. The Distinguished Guest Speaker will be Commissioner Betty Ferguson. For more information, contact Olanike Adebayo at (305) 547-0100 or Jennifer Ellis at (305) 536-2732.  
17 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its 31st Annual Installation and Awards Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel, Miami. M-D FAWL will present its 31st Annual Installation of Officers and Directors and the Presentation of the 2011 Mattie Belle Davis Award to Katherine Fernandez Rundle. FAWL members, $75; Government and Judiciary $60; all others $85. For more information or to RSVP by June 7, contact [email protected]  
17 The Tallahassee Barrister's Association will host its End of the year Reception & Installation, 5:30 p.m. at Parks & Crump Law Firm. For more information contact [email protected]  
16 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host its Annual Elections Meeting at 12 p.m.  
16 The National LGBT Bar Association will honor Christian Dowell at its Out and Proud Corporate Counsel Award Reception, from 6-8 p.m. at the Slide Lounge In San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.lgbtbar.org  
10 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  
10 The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators will present its 2011 Summer Symposium, A Mediation Seminar, at Jungle Island in Miami. The Symposium is a program for mediators, attorneys, neutrals and mental health professionals. More information will be available soon at www.tfapm.org or contact Kathy Gayle at telephone/fax (800) 808-8494.  
09 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its Annual Judicial Reception in recognition and honor of the members of their local judiciary. The reception will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the 35th Floor of the River Club. Tickets are $25. For more information, contact Tiffiny Safi at [email protected]  
09 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL will host its Annual Elections/Installation luncheon. Stay tuned for more information TBA.  
09-12 The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will host its 24th Annual Meeting at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, June 9 -12, 2011. For more information, contact FACDL President Elect Nellie King at [email protected] or FACDL Executive Director Kathryn Bradley at 800.369.9503.  
07 The Broward County Justice Association will host its June 7 Dinner meeting with Fred Cunningham at the Riverside Hotel at 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., in Fort Lauderdale. Valet parking is included. 5:30 - 7:00 PM: Cocktail Hour Sponsored by SABADELL UNITED BANK; 6:10 – 7:00 PM: Case Evaluation, Current issues in law, civil evidence and procedure; 7:00 – 8:30 PM: Dinner and Program Fred Cunningham, Esquire, FJA, President-Elect, Slawson Cunningham Whalen & Gaspari, P.L., "Legislative Recap and Insurance Bad Faith Update". The cost to attend is $55.00 for Members, $65.00 Non-Members and no charge for students. Complimentary attendance for members of the Judiciary. RSVP by June 2 to [email protected] or fax to 954-726-3492. *Or complete and return with your check to: BCJA, 7154 N. University Dr., #261, Tamarac, FL 33321Phone: 954-522-1662.  
02 SAVE THE DATE: From from 5:30-7:30, there will be a JOINT EVENT with PBC FAWL and the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches at Vic & Angelo’s in Delray. Don’t miss this opportunity to mix, mingle and network with our sister chapter and others! The venue is offering half-priced drinks and appetizers. We will be inside in the high-top tables area. More details on the SPBC FAWL website: http://www.fawl.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=23 ;please RSVP to Leorah Greeman at: [email protected]  
01-04 The 2011 Florida Liability Claims Conference will be held at Disney's Contemporary Resort.  

May 2011

21 Mark your Calendar!! The 11th Judicial Circuit Court will be hosting its Centennial Gala (1911-2011). For more information, visit http://www.circuit100.com/.JW Marriott Marquis Miami  
20 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL, the Cuban American Bar Association and the Dade County Bar Association will host a Diversity and Inclusion Consortium Project. The project will identify the unique challenges facing diverse lawyers in Miami-Dade legal community, as well as establish goals and objectives for the stakeholders in that community to increase the number of diverse lawyers in law firms and other areas of private practice. For more information, contact Kristy Johnson at (305) 539-7208 or by e-mail at [email protected]rltonfields.com.  
12 Ginny Goldman will speak to the South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL about hypnosis and the practice of law at Season 52 in Boca Raton. For more information, contact Tanya E. McConnell at [email protected]  
11 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will hold its monthly meeting at the River Club. Speaker TBA.  
11 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host its Birthday Celebration.  
06 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  
05 Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. will host the 2nd Annual Heart of Giving Celebration and Judicial Reception. The event is from 6:30-9 p.m. More details coming soon!  

April 2011

28 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will present its People's Law School Course on Identity Theft, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
27-30 The Federal Court Practice Committee will host the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference. The Conference will be held April 27 to 30 at the Imperial Swan Hotel & Suites in Orlando. The theme is “Sea, Space, and Science: Exploring the Legal Implications.” On Saturday, the Eleventh Circuit is having a special “Young Lawyers Roundtable with the Judiciary.”  
21 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host a CLE Presentation/General Membership Meeting at 12 p.m.  
21 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will present its People's Law School Course on Contracts & Construction Law, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
14 Angelina Namia will speak to the South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL about identity theft and credit fraud at Season 52 in Boca Raton. For more information, contact Tanya E. McConnell at [email protected]  
14 The YWCA Court Care Cocktail Party will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Sabadell United Bank, Miami-Dade FAWL and Gerald I. Kornreich. It is held annually to maintain the day care centers at the Criminal and Family Law Courthouse. For more information, contact Gerald I. Kornreich.  
14 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will present its People's Law School Course on Consumer Protection and Mediation, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
14 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Diversity Committee of the Sarasota County Bar Association and the South County Division is partnering with the Sarasota Film Festival to host a Symposium and reception following the screening of the film Through the Tunnel, which chronicles a predominantly African-American school, Lincoln Memorial High School, during the last days prior to desegregation, and how it is impacted by Brown vs. Board of Education. Time and venue TBD. For more information, contact Scott Westheimer at (941) 365-7171 or [email protected]  
14 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association (3JCBA), in collaboration with the Third Circuit Association for Women Lawyers (TCAWL), the Josiah T. Walls Bar Association (JTWBA), and the Young Lawyers Section of the 3JBCA, will present "Workable Unity: A Diversity Initiative," a two hour "lunch and learn", from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CLE presentation to increase knowledge and awareness of diversity and cultural competency and increase participation, retention and representation in local and specialty voluntary bars serving in the Third Circuit. For more information, contact Najah Adams at (386) 752-5960 or by e-mail at [email protected]  
13-15 Miami-Dade FAWL is pleased to be a participating organization in the 2011 Joint Annual Conference of the ABA Section of Litigation and Criminal Justice Section. There will be over 55 CLE programs offered, and many nationally known trial attorneys and judges will be speaking. For more information, click on the webpage http://www2.americanbar.org/calendar/aba-sections-of-litigation-and-criminal-justice-2011-joint-annual-conference/Pages/default.aspx  
13 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will hold its monthly meeting at the River Club. Speaker TBA.  
08-10 The Florida State University College of Law Delores Poindexter Auzenne Chapter of the Black Law Students Association invites past and present BLSA members during the Reunion Weekend. On Friday, April 8 the Reunion Networking Reception at Parks & Crump, LLC at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 will begin with a Pro Bono Service Project at 9 a.m., a CLE and panel discussion, ending with a Reunion Banquet at 7 p.m. On Sunday, April 10 there will be a Worship Service at Bethel A.M.E.C., 11:00 a.m. For more information, e-mail [email protected]  
07 The University of Miami Student Chapter & DCBA Young Lawyers Section will host the 2nd Annual Spring Social from 6-9 p.m. at Mary Brickell Village. For more information, contact Jill Schmidt at [email protected]  
07 The Dade County Bar Association Probate & Guardianship Committee will host its Committee Meeting from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center. For more information, visit http://www.dadecountybar.org/  
07 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Kennel Club. For more information or to register, go to http://www.palmbeachbar.org/register.php.  
07 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will present its People's Law School Course on Immigration Law, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
06 The Dade County Bar Association Appellate Court Committee will host the Third DCA Annual Spring Seminar, "The Use of Persuasive Authority in Florida's Appellate Courts." Third District Court of Appeal - Chief Judge Juan Ramirez, Jr., Judge Leslie B. Rothenberg, Judge Kevin M. Emas andJonathan D. Colan, Esq. and Daniel Samson, Esq. The seminar will began at 3:00 p.m. sharp. Reception immediately following seminar at Thomas Barkdull Third District Court of Appeal Building. For more information, visit https://www.dadecountybar.org/040611tdcoass.php.  
06 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the Josiah T. Walls Bar Association along with other sponsoring bar associations will host the North Central Florida Diversity Forum. The Forum is an opportunity to bring together all segments of the legal community to discuss how they can work to improve diversity within the profession. The theme of the event is lawyers working together on community service projects to promote diversity within the profession. The benefits of this approach are twofold 1) it brings together diverse members of the legal community to unite behind a common goal of engaging in legally related community service projects and 2) will provide positive attorney role models to diverse segments of the community and encourage them to pursue legal careers. The event will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Room 285. The event is designed to coincide with the UF Law Multicultural Fair which celebrates that diverse cultural fabric of the UF Law community. For more information or to register, visit http://www.law.ufl.edu/news/events/2011/ncfdf/.  
05 The Young Lawyers Section of the Dade County Bar Association will hold its Board Meeting at Hogan Lovells. Dinner will be provided. For more information, visit http://www.dadecountybar.org/.  
05 The Broward County Justice Association will host its April Dinner Meeting at the Riverside Hotel. From 5:30 - 7 p.m. there will be a Cocktail Hour sponsored by Sabadell United Bank. From 6:10 - 7 p.m. there will be a case evaluation on current issues in law, civil evidence and procedure. From 7 - 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be served and the program. The cost to attend is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. To attend, RSVP by April 1 to [email protected] or call (954) 522-1662.  
03 The Dade County Bar Association Professionalism Committee will present Marlins vs. Mets from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Speaker and details TBA.  
01 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  

March 2011

31 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will present its People's Law School Course on Family Law, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
30 The Dade County Bar Association will host its March General Membership Luncheon presented by the Honorable Rosemary Barkett, with the 11th Circuit Appeals Court. Special guest will be Chief Judge Joel Brown with the 11th Circuit. The Membership Luncheon will be held at the InterContinental Hotel. For more information visit www.dadecountybar.org/033011gml.php.  
29 Miami-Dade FAWL is pleased to present its "Lunch & Learn" Series -- from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the law offices of Lipscomb Eisenberg, PL. One Biscayne Tower, 2 Biscayne Blvd., PH 3800 for a complimentary luncheon and learn about DEMYSTIFYING THE INVESTMENT PROCESS: FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR ATTORNEYS. *Limit 20 Miami-Dade FAWL Members and CLE pending. To RSVP by email to Miami-Dade FAWL board member Deborah Baker. Or, call Deborah Baker at (786) 431-2236. You will be notified if you are one of the first 20 members to RSVP.  
26 The T.J. Reddick Bar Association will host their 20th Annual Awards and Scholarship Gala from 6-9 p.m. at the Design Center of the Americas in Dania Beach. The theme will be "United We Stand: Building on a Legacy of Service." For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call (954) 804-3280.  
26 PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO ATTEND A COMMUNITY FORUM, "UNDERSTANDING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM." THE FORUM WILL BE HELD FROM 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM AT THE WEST PALM BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM. THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE F. MALCOLM CUNNINGHAM SR. BAR ASSOCIATION. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC HOWEVER, SEATING IS LIMITED. (REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED) TO RSVP AND SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR THE PANELISTS, CONTACT [email protected] or fax (561) 383-8977  
25 The Dade County Bar Association will be hosting a seminar on the Who What How Why & Where of Bankruptcy presented by Legal Aid/ Put Something Back, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, American College of Bankruptcy, the American College of Bankruptcy and the DCBA/Young Lawyers Section CLE Committee. Featuring a Distinguished Faculty of Bankruptcy Judges, Trustees and experienced practitioners. Registration for this seminar is 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. The seminar will be held 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Claude Pepper Federal Courthouse. For more information at [email protected]  
25 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association will host a Townhall Meeting in Tallahassee during the Black Caucus Week on Diversifying Florida's Judiciary. The location and time of the event is TBA. The Townhall meeting will highlight the importance of having a more diverse judiciary in Florida and explore ways to increase the number of minorities on the county, circuit and federal bench. For more information, contact Deana Holiday Ingraham at [email protected] or C. Sha'Ron James at [email protected]  
24-27 The Quarterly Meeting of the Virgil Hawkins Chapter of the National Bar Association will be held in Tallahassee. Further details to follow.  
24 Miami-Dade FAWL will celebrate Women's History Month by bestowing their Women Making History Award to Commissioner Sally Heyman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and Professor Minnette Massey of the University of Miami School of Law. This complimentary celebration will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Gibralter Private Bank & Trust. Hors d'oevres and drinks will be served.  
24 The F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association is one of the participating sponsors for Raise The Bar - Support Future Leaders that will be held at the Historic Palm Beach County Courthouse, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. Admission is $25. For more information, contact Lynn D. Solomon at [email protected]  
24 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will present its People's Law School Criminal Law Course on Bankruptcy, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
22 The Orange County Bar Association will present Financial and Time Management Issue: The Know-How for Attorneys. Solo & Small Firm Committee. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. OCBA Center, 880 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32801. CLE pending. Lunch will be provided.  Speakers: Christopher Dale, M&I Bank; Jennifer M. Reitzer, M&I Bank; Ashia Karve, Atticus, Inc. RSVP by Mar. 18.  Contact: [email protected] Seminar sponsored by M&I Bank.  
19 The Florida Registered Paralegals will host a seminar at the Hyatt Regency Miami, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to www.dadecountybar.org.  
18-25 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Escambia/ Santa Rosa Bar Association and the Okaloosa/Walton Bar Association will host the First Judicial Circuit Diversity Summit. The two separate one-day Summits will provide interactive training for lawyers, judges and court personnel. The first Diversity Summit will be held on March 18 at the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Center in Pensacola from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the second Diversity Summit will be held on March 25 at the Okaloosa County Courthouse Annex in Shalimar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Mike Doubek at (850) 434-8135 or via e-mail at [email protected]  
18 The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association will hold a CLE meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. titled, "Road to the Bench/Road to JNC." The CLE will be held on the 5th Floor in the Clerk's Training Room of the Palm Beach County Courthouse. Lunch will be served. The event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information, contact Lynn D. Solomon at [email protected]  
17 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will be present its People's Law School Class on the State of our Circuit and automobile Insurance, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
17 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host a CLE Presentation/General Membership Meeting at 12 p.m.  
16-20 Save the Date! The Young Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association will host a retreat in Puerto Plata, D.R.  
16-17 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the Tallahassee Women Lawyers are cosponsoring a Women's Leadership Summit bringing together women leaders from the Bar, private practice, the judiciary, government practice and the legislature dedicated to advancing women in the legal profession, The Bar, and their communities. The Summit will be a forum for these women leaders to pass on their knowledge, insight, and momentum to the newest generation of women lawyers looking for advice on how to succeed in their careers. The Summit will include a series or organized discussions and workshops led by successful women from the legal field and other professions, as well as planned networking opportunities. For more information, contact Twyla Sketchley at (850) 894-0152 or [email protected]  
10 Mayor Susan Welchel will speak to the South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL at Season 52 in Boca Raton. For more information, contact Tanya E. McConnell at [email protected]  
09 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will hold its monthly meeting at the River Club. Speaker TBA.  
04 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Bench Bar Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. For more information or to register, go to http://www.palmbeachbar.org/register.php.  
04 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  
03 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will present its People's Law School Class on Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
01 The Broward County Justice Association will host its monthly dinner meeting and program, Maximizing Voir Dire, by Melissa Pigott, Ph.D. The cost to attend is $55 for members, $65 for non-members and $25 for students. For more information. e-mail [email protected]  

February 2011

26 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host its Annual Awards Gala at the Conrad Miami at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Nicole M. Ellis at [email protected] or at (305) 982-6610.  
24 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will present its People's Law School Class on Residential Landlord, Tenant & Condominium Law, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
24 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Clearwater Bar Association will host its 2011 Diversity Symposium, from 1:20 - 3:45 p.m. at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa. The symposium will offer 2 hours General CLE Credits including 2 Professionalism Credits (Applied for). The symposium is free to CBA members and judges. The cost for non-members & non-members' staff to attend is $50. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869.  
18 The F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association will host its 10th Annual William M. Holland Scholarship Luncheon at the National Croquet Center with a reception starting at 11:30 a.m. and a luncheon from 12-1:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $55. For more information, contact Farah Lolagne at (305) 820-8902.  
17 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will be present its People's Law School Class on Mortgages, Casualty Loss - Residence, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
16 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its Professional Women's Exchange at the Crowne Plaza in Downtown Orlando.  
16 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host a joint luncheon with Forum Club, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. To attend, preregister at http://www.palmbeachbar.org/register.php.  
10 The National LGBT Bar Association will host its Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception in New York.  
10 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will be presenting its People's Law School Criminal Law Panel, from 7-9 p.m. For more information or to attend, visit www.clearwaterbar.org.  
09 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will hold its monthly meeting at the River Club. Speaker TBA.  
04 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  
04-24 The Space Coast Community Law School offers free legal seminars to the public. The seminars meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through March 24 in the Viera Government Center, Building C, in the Atlantic Room. The nonprofit Brevard County Association for Women Lawyers organizes the seminars and invites local judges and attorneys to speak. Registration is required. For more information, call (321) 269-6833 or e-mailing [email protected]  
02 The Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL will host its Annual Judicial Reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. The event will feature "Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation" and "Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait on loan from the National Gallery." For more information, contact Kate Kadyszewski at [email protected]  

January 2011

27 The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society's Annual Dinner featuring ABA President and Past Florida Bar President Steve Zack will be held at the University Center Club in Tallahassee. The reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the dinner will follow at 7:15 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Arrant at (850) 222-3703 or [email protected]  
27 The Clearwater Bar Association and St. Petersburg College will host its People's Law School from 7 to 9 p.m. "Leading up to Trial " will be held in the Arts Auditorium at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater.  
26-30 DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP GRANTEE: The Collier County Women's Bar Association is hosting its Leadership Initiative, a year-long program to develop members' leadership potential. The initiative will begin with a panel discussion on career development , followed by small group mentoring sessions. Time and venue TBA. For more information, contact Susan Healy at (239) 649-5390 or [email protected]  
17 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host its Martin Luther King Day Event.  
12-17 Florida Defense Lawyers Association Winter Meeting will be held in Big Sky Montana.  
12 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will hold its monthly meeting at the River Club. Speaker TBA.  
07 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  

December 2010

16 The Broward County Justice Association will host Judges Night at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six. For more information, call (954) 522-1662 or e-mail [email protected]  
16 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host its Annual Holiday Party.  
07 Carolyn Weber, ECF Manager with the office of Lydia Gardner, Orange County Clerk of Court will present two sessions on Electronic Case Filing. The sessions will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the OCBA Center. The fee is $10. For more information or to register, call (407) 422-4551, ext. 233.  
03 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  
01 Mediating the Construction Dispute - keys to Success (or Failure) will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the Orange County Bar Association Center. The seminar will offer 3.5 free CLE hours. The speaker is Greg Martin of Gregory S. Martin & Associates, P.A. For more information, contact Pat Kirk at (407) 660-4488.  

November 2010

30 FindLaw will present "Beyond law Firm Marketing Basics: Leveraging Online Legal Marketing Trends," from 12 -1 p.m. at the OCBA Center. One hour free CLE credit is pending. The speaker will be Joe Rodriguez with FindLaw. For more information, call (407) 422-4551, ext. 233.  
19 Save the Date! The Dade County Bar Association Family Court Committee & Put Something Back will present Fundamentals of Family Law. There is no registration fee if a pro bono divorce case is accepted through the Put Something Back Program. There is a $80 registration fee for all other attendees. For more information or to RSVP, call (305) 371-2220.  
18 The Orange County Bar Association in Conjunction with the UCF Alumni Chapter will host, "Professionalism & Ethics: Abstaining from Offensive Personality and the Oath of Admission," from 4-6 p.m. at the Fairwinds Alumni Center on the UCF Orlando Campus. The speaker will be the Honorable Jose R. Rodriguez. Proceeds benefit scholarships for students pursuing careers in the legal field. For registration fees and to attend, call Katie Korkosz at (407) 823-1600.  
18 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host a CLE Presentation/ General Membership Meeting at 12 p.m.  
17 The Insurance Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association will host a free CLE titled, Business Interruption Coverage, Claims Handling, and Prominent Issues for Both in Catastrophe Claims ...like the Gulf Oil Well Destruction, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the OCBA Center. The speaker will be Dennis J. Wall. For more information, call (407) 422-4551, ext. 233.  
13 The 7th Minority Mentoring Picnic will take place on Saturday, November 13th at noon at Amelia Earhart Park. Please spread the word and put the date down on your calendar. Sponsorship information regarding the picnic is now available at our new link http://mentoringpicnic.org. I really hope you and your organization will participate again this year. Sponsors are needed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call John Kozyak at (305) 377-0654 or e-mail me at [email protected] You can also contact his assistant, Marta Cristobol at 305-728-2902 or email her at [email protected]  
11 Leighton Law, P.A. is sponsoring a free 3.5 hour CLE on Sex, Drugs and Violence: Negligent Premises Security Litigation, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Orange County Bar Association Center. For more information, call (407) 422-4551, ext. 233.  
10 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its monthly membership luncheon at the River Club. The speaker will be Donna Deegan, author, breast cancer awareness advocate, and First Coast News Anchor. For more information about the JWLA, visit their website at www.jwla.org.  
09 The Broward County Justice Association will host its monthly dinner meeting and program. The speaker will be Stuart Z. Grossman. Grossman will review the loss of influence of decent lawyers and judges in society. The cost to attend is $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers and $25 for students. For more information, call (954) 522-1662 or e-mail [email protected]  
09 The National LGBT Bar Association will host its Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception in New York, NY honoring Lawrence N. Chanen with JP Morgan Chase.  
08 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL and White Case, LLP are honored to host Carolyn Lamm, Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association, who will speak on the Impact of Globalization and Technology on the Profession. Ms. Lamm will discuss recent efforts of the ABA to address the impact of the technology and globalization on lawyer governance, regulation and best practices in the profession. The presentation will be held at White & Case in Miami, from 5 - 6 p.m. with networking reception immediately following presentation. Space is limited so please RSVP by clicking this link to Linda Leali or by emailing [email protected] You can also call Linda at (305) 995-5285. *CLE application pending.  
05 The Paralegal Section of the Orange County Bar Association will host a "Fresh Take on Ethical Conduct," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the OCBA Center. The program offers 2.0 hours CLE credit and the cost to attend is $20-25. For more information or to attend, visit the OCBA website at www.orangecountybar.org.  
05 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  
05 FDLA-FAPM Mediation Seminar will be held at the Sonesta Hotel in Downtown Orlando.  
04 The Anti-Defamation League is hosting its 2010 Jurisprudence Award Luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the InterContinental Miami. The honorees are Dean C. Colson and John W. Kozyak. For more information, contact Jennifer Ellis at (305) 536-2732. Tickets are $250 per person.  
03 Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. in partnership with Florida International University School of Music and College of Law invite you to “Performing with Passion” at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at Kovens Conference Center. Tickets are $175 per person. All proceeds from this performance will help support Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. in providing free legal services to the neediest individuals in our South Florida community, Florida International University School of Music in providing scholarships to talented musicians and Florida International University College of Law in providing fellowships for FIU law students at LSGMI. RSVP call Marcia Rabinowitz at 305-438-2531 or email [email protected]  
02 Save the Date!! The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its Community Outreach Fair at the Shakespheare Center.  

October 2010

30 The Young Lawyers Section of the Dade County Bar Association will host its 3rd Annual Co-ed Kickball Tournament 9 a.m. at Tropical Park. All proceeds benefit our Homeless Outreach Committee. For more information, contact Adam Shapiro at [email protected] or Mike Trauben at [email protected]  
29 The Dade County Bar Association announces When One Size Does Not Fit All, "An Introduction to the Representation of Clients/Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The seminar is being presented by Legal Aid/ Put Something Back, the Disability Independence Group and Veritext. The speakers will be Dr. Diane Adreon, UM-NSU Card, Matthew Dietz, Esq. and Stephanie L. Fechter, Esq. The seminar will be held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the 11th Floor Conference Room of the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse in Miami. The seminar will offer 3.5 CLE hours including 2.0 Ethics. For more information, call Put Something Back at (305) 579-5733 or via e-mail at [email protected]  
29 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host a Halloween Party for its members.  
28 The Dade County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section and the FICPA's Young Certified Public Accountants will host a Networking Social at Tarpon Bend in Coral Gables from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information. contact [email protected]  
26 The Business Law Section of the Dade County Bar Association will host a seminar titled, "Demystifying the Securities Laws - A Practitioners Approach to getting the Deal Done-Part 3-B." The speaker will be Akerman Senterfitt Shareholder Alan Aronson. The seminar will be held from 12-15 - 1:15 p.m. at Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. This seminar can also be attended via conference call. For more information or to attend, contact Alan Aronson at [email protected]  
26 The Appellate Court Committee of the Dade County Bar Association will host "Lunch with Judge Gerald B. Cope, Jr.", from 12 -1 p.m. at Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. Lunch is at no cost. Attendees must RSVP to confirm attendance. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.dadecountybar.org.  
23 The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida will host its Eighth Annual Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables. The cocktail reception will begin at 7 p.m. and the dinner and awards will take place at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Marisol Gomez-Decena at [email protected]  
21 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host its Annual Black Judicial Forum at 12 p.m.  
20 The Tallahassee Women Lawyers will host its Annual Judicial Reception at the Old Capitol from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Advance purchase tickets are $20 for TWL members and $25 for nonmembers. Prices go up by $5 at the door. For more information, contact Jennifer Sullivan Davis at [email protected]  
14 The Palm Beach County Bar Association is holding auditions for its Second Annual Lawyers Variety Show. The auditions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. a the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. To audition and for further details, contact Lynne at [email protected] or call (561) 687-2800, ext. 104.  
14 The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association will host its 25th Anniversary Celebration. For more information, contact Marva Wiley at (305) 793-0701.  
14 The Volusia County Bar Association and the Volusia County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host a joint meeting sponsored by the Volusia Reporting Company. The guest speaker will be William Sansone of Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. The meeting will be held from 11:45 to 1 p.m. at the Halifax River Yacht Club. For more information, contact the Volusia County Bar Association at (386) 253-9471 or via e-mail at [email protected]  
13 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its October Luncheon at 12 noon at the River Club. The guest speaker will be, Seven-time Olympic Medalist, Health and Wellness Advocate and Television Host, Shannon Miller. To RSVP, e-mail [email protected] For more information, contact Megan R. Harper at (904) 854-3908 or e-mail [email protected]  
12 The Broward County Justice Association will host its monthly meeting at the Riverside Hotel beginning with a cocktail hour from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Case Evaluation from 6:10 - 7 p.m. The dinner and program will be held from 7 - 8:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers and $25 for students. The judiciary can attend complimentary. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail [email protected] or call (954) 522-1662.  
08 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  
08-09 The American Immigration Lawyers Association Central Florida Chapter will be holding its 24th Annual Fall Conference at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach. For more information, contact Conference Chair Matt T. Farr, Esq. at (407) 822-4222 or [email protected]  
07-08 The Orange County Bar Association will hold its Second Annual Bench Bar Conference at the OCBA Center, 880 North Orange Ave. The conference will bring judges and practitioners together in an informal setting to discuss issues of importance to both judges and the attorneys who practice before them, giving attorneys the opportunity to ask questions they would otherwise not have a chance to ask, and providing judges a forum for discussing their preferred courtroom procedures. Conference sessions will be held from 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Oct. 8. The Florida Bar has approved CLE credit for all sessions. For a detailed agenda and registration form, go to the OCBA website at www.orangecountybar.org, or contact, seminar and events manager, Marie Bacazehuatl at [email protected] or (407) 422-4551, ext. 233.  
07 The National LGBT Bar Association will host its Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Reception in Washington, DC honoring Charles Berardesco with Constellation Energy Group.  
06 The Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation will host a Pre-Minority Mentoring Picnic Reception for UM, FIU & St. Thomas University BLSA members, mentors and supporters of diversity at 6 p.m. at the Law office of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in Coral Gables. For more information and to RSVP, contact Nerline at [email protected] or (305) 372-1800.  
06 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host its Annual Speed Mentoring event at 6 p.m. at the Law Office of Carlton Fields in Miami, where current law students and legal professionals will mix and mingle. The event is open to all attorneys and judges, and law students from the University of Miami, Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas University and Florida International University. Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. There is no cost to attend this event, but RSVP is required. For more information, contact Madelin D'Arce at [email protected] or (305) 579-0000.  
05 The Volusia County Bar Association will host a Membership Social at BJ's Brewhouse, from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $10 ($15 for nonmembers) for pizza and appetizers. Cash bar for discounted beer, wine and cocktails. For more information, contact the Volusia County Bar Association at (386) 253-9471 or via e-mail at [email protected]  
02 The Caribbean Bar Association will host its 14th Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. This year, the CBA will be honoring Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder and President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, Broward County Libraries, and Project Medishare. For more information, contact Cherine Smith Valbrun at (954) 527-1115 or via e-mail at [email protected]  
01 The Volusia County Bar Association will host a Lunch & Learn CLE from 11:45 a.m to 1 p.m. on How Attorneys Kill their Experts, presented by Doug Gaskins. The one hour approved CLE will be $10 for VCBA members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information, contact the Volusia County Bar Association at (386) 253-9471 or via e-mail at [email protected]  

September 2010

15 The Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Associations Marital & Family Law Sections will present a Family Law Legislative Update at Raymond James, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Guest Speakers will be Judge John Lenderman and Judge Linda Allan. Due to security requirements, all attendees must register by 4:00 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 14. No registration will be accepted on Sept. 15. For more information and to register, go to www.stpetebar.com.  
14 The Broward County Justice Association and the Florida Justice Association will host a Meet & Greet/Sponsor Showcase from 6-8 p.m. on the 8th Floor of the Riverside Hotel. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required. For more information and to RSVP by Sept. 9, contact the Broward County Justice Center at (954) 522-1662 or via e-mail at [email protected]  
13 The Real Property Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association will host its luncheon meeting and preview the revised FAR/BAR contracts. The meeting will be held at the Sarasota Hyatt.  
03 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  
03 The St. Petersburg Bar Association will host its September Membership Meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Mirror Lake Lyceum. The featured speaker will be Bill Foster, Mayor of the City of St. Petersburg. For more information, e-mail [email protected]  

August 2010

28 The Tallahassee Barristers Association will host its Annual Crab Boil from noon to 5 p.m. Location TBA.  
27 The Family Law Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association will host its luncheon meeting, "Public Benefits, marital Settlements and Child Support: What to do when Disability is Involved," at 12 noon at Marina Jack in Sarasota.  
26-28 Mark Your Calendars! 2010 Lavender Law Conference to be held at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.  
06 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the Citrus Club.  
05-10 The American Bar Association will host its Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. For more information or to register, visit www.abanet.org/annual/2010.  

July 2010

24 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will celebrate its 30th Anniversary of their Chapter at the Pearl Anniversary Gala, along with the annual installation of officers and directors. The 2010 Mattie Belle Davis Award will be presented. The Gala will be held at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami. The cocktail reception is at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost of attendance is $150 for Members/$200 Non-Members/$100 Government & Judiciary. Prepaid advance registration is REQUIRED and space is limited. Please RSVP by e-mail to [email protected] and send and make checks payable to Miami-Dade FAWL for receipt no later than July 6, 2010, to Kristy Johnson, Esq., 100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 4200, Miami, FL 33131.  
23-25 The Institute of Conflict Resolution & Communication will expand to Northwest Florida. ICRC will provide mediation training programs in the Okaloosa/Walton county area. Registration is now open (SEE WEBSITE: www.ICRCtraining.com).  
16-17 The 2010 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference will be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort. Visit www.floridabar.org/voluntarybar.org for more information.  
02 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at the University Club.  

June 2010

30 The Florida Bar LOMAS Practice Management Advisor Jerry Sullenberger will speak to the Dade County Bar Association on a seminar entitled, "Trust Me: It's Not Your Money!" The seminar will be from 12 - 2 p.m. $25 for members; $35 for non-members and $40 at the door if space permits.  
24-26 Join the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the Equal Opportunities Law Section for a Diversity Luncheon on Thursday, June 24 at 12 noon. Contact Kenneth Pratt for more information at [email protected] On Friday, June 25 at 7 p.m., VHFCNBA will host its President's Reception at the President's Suite in the Boca Raton Resort & Club. On Saturday, June 26 at 9 a.m., the VHFCNBA will host its quarterly meeting at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.  
24-25 Register Now! FAWL Annual Meeting in Conjunction with The Florida Bar's Annual Convention. (Thursday, June 24) 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.: 2011 Board Orientation and Strategic Planning; 6 - 7:30 p.m.: Reception, FAWL Annual Meeting, Installation of Officers, Awards - Leaders in the Law, Chapter Awards, Board Appreciation. (Friday, June 25) 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.: Breakfast; 8:45 - 11:45 a.m.: FAWL Board of Directors Meeting; 12 - 2:30 p.m.: Joint Awards Luncheon, Rosemary Barkett Award Presentation and Friend of FAWL Award Presentation. For more information, visit www.fawl.org.  
24 The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society will host its 28th Annual Meeting at 10 a.m. in the Galleria Room South at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in conjunction with The Florida Bar Annual Convention. For more information, contact Park Trammell at [email protected]  
23-26 The Florida Bar will host its Annual Convention at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Visit www.floridabar.org for more details.  
22 The Business Law Committee of the Dade County Bar Association will host, "Demystifying the Securities Laws - A Practitioners Approach to Getting the Deal Done - Part 1." The speaker is Alan Aronson. The seminar will be from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. at Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. There are a total of 8 hours CLE.  
17 The Sarasota County Bar Association will host its General Membership Meeting at 12 noon at Michael's on East. The meeting will focus on the new SCBA Website. The deadline for reservations is June 14.  
17 The National LGBT Bar Association will host the Out & Proud In-House Counsel reception from 6-8 p.m. at the Slide Lounge honoring Wayne Sobon, Associate General Counsel & Director of Intellectual Property Legal Group Accenture and Dawn Smith, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at VMWare, Inc. This is a ticketed event. All LGBT and straight allied corporate counsel are welcome to attend as guests of the National LGBT Bar Association. For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelly Simon at (202) 637-7661.  
17 The Membership Committee of the Dade County Bar Association will Membership Mixer from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. Location TBA.  
17 Save the Date San Francisco!! The National LGBT Bar Association's Out & Proud In-House Counsel Reception is returning to San Francisco. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Kelly Simon at (202) 637-7661 or [email protected]  
15 The 17H Greivance Committee Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the Norma B. Howard Bar Center, 1051 SE 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale.  
15 The Bench and Bar Committee of the Broward County Bar Association will host its Meeting at noon at the Norma B. Howard Bar Center, 1051 SE 3rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale.  
12 The Broward County Bar Association will host a 4 hour Minor Guardianship Class from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Norma B. Howard Bar Center, 1051 SE 3rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. The cost is $100. CLE has been approved by The Florida Bar for CLE credits. For more information, contact Tish at (954) 764-8040. ext. 200.  
12 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Annual Installation Banquet at 7 p.m. at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach.  
12 Please join the Cunningham Bar Association and members of the Palm Beach community for a great panel discussion and Q & A on criminal law issues. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City of Riviera Beach Council Chambers. More details to be provided soon.  
11 The Young Lawyers Section Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Dade County Bar Association presents Super Lawyers CLE, What Every Lawyer Should Know About Trial Practices. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Dade County Courthouse and the program is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reception to follows Details TBA. Programs includes a mock trial presentation by some of Dade County's best litigators, featuring Chief Judge Joel H. Brown. Limiting Seating - This seminar may sell out. Make reservations early. 24 hours of CLER credit has been applied for. $75 early registration by June 1 and $100 after June 1 or at the door.  
11 The Tallahassee Barristers will host its Annual Banquet "Celebrating 35 Years", beginning at 6 p.m. in the East Ball Room at the University Center Club in Tallahassee. Tickets are $50. For more information, e-mail [email protected]  
10 The Broward County Bar Association will hold its Installation Dinner at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Ft. Lauderdale. Cocktails will be from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. $85 for BCBA members; $95 for non-members. Sponsorships are available. Contact Traci at (954) 764-8040, ext. 202 for more information.  
10 The Probate and Guardianship Committee will be meeting at the Dade County Bar Association at 12 noon at the Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center. $25 for members; $35 non-members and $40 at the door including lunch and CLE credit.  
10 The Sarasota County Bar Association and the County Civil Trial Section will present a CLE on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act & Enforcement of Judgments, from 12 to 3 p.m. The guest speaker was Attorney Thomas L. Avrutis of Hodges, Avrutis & Foeller. The Honorable Phyllis Galen will provide a judicial perspective.  
10 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its Annual Judicial Reception at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP by June 4 to Tiffiny Douglas Safi at [email protected] or (904) 353-6555.  
10 Joint Happy Hour with the F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association, the Palm Beach County Bar Association, the HBA and PB-FAWL at 5:30 p.m.  
09 The Dade County bar Association will host its Board of Directors Meeting at 4 p.m. at the Dade County Bar Association.  
09 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers' Professional Development Committee will present "Road to Partnership," a seminar designed to assist new attorneys understand what it takes to become a partner in a law firm, learn ways to begin networking and building relationships for client referrals, better understand what law firms look for from potential partners, and once made partner, what to expect in terms of additional responsibilities, differing compensation packages, and more. Visit cfawl.org for more information.  
09 The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida will host its first of a three part Lifetime Planning Series. The 2 credit CLE titled, "Basic Estate Planning Principles" will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Broward County Bar Association Building, 1051 SE 3rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The cost to attend is $25 per person. Light hors d'ouevres and drinks will be provided. RSVP by June 7 to [email protected] and make checks payable to the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida.  
09 The Tallahassee Women Lawyers will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with special guest, Judge Rosemary Barkett to honor past recipients of the Rosemary Barkett Award. The meeting will take place at the Hotel Duval from 6-8 p.m. RSVP to [email protected]  
08 The Dade County Bar Association will host its Website Compliance, Mandated by The Florida Bar. The speakers will be Jan Jacobowitz, Esq. and David B.Rothman. Check-in will be at 11:30 a.m. The seminar will be held from 12 - 2 p.m. at the Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center 175 NW 1st Ave., 11th Floor Conference Room. $25 for members; $35 for non-members; and $40 at the door including lunch and CLE credit.  
08 The Dade County Bar Association Professionalism Committee will meet at 12 noon at the Dade County Bar Association.  
07 The Broward County Bar Association Board of Directors will hold its meeting at 2 p.m. at Norma B. Howard Bar Center, 1051 SE 3rd Ave.  
06 The Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association will host its 7th Annual Family Day 12:30-3:30 p.m. at TY Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood. Pavilion No. 5. Children and Adults $5. Contact Meghan C. Clary, Esq. to RSVP and for more information at [email protected]  
04 The Dade County Bar Association will celebrate 94th Annual Installation Dinner Celebration with a reception at 7 p.m. and dinner at 8 p.m. The attire will be business elegant.  
04 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will hold it s Annual Past Presidents' Luncheon.  
02 The St. Thomas More Society of South Florida will host its 21st Annual Red Mass, Reception and Dinner. Celebrated by Archbishop John C. Favalora.  
01 The Young Lawyers Section of the Dade County Bar Association will hold its Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Location TBA.  
01 Jay Cohen, Esq., will be speaking to the Broward County Justice Association at the Riverside Hotel. Cocktail hour will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be a Case Evaluation from 6:10 to 7 p.m. and the dinner program, delivered by Cohen, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $55 for members, $65 for nonmembers and $25 for students. For more information and to RSVP by May 28, contact [email protected]  

May 2010

28 The St. Petersburg Bar Foundation presents "Evening With The Rays." Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the game begins at 7:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. A night of fun at the ballpark with fellow colleagues, family & friends & support a worthy cause. The Tampa Bay Rays take on the Chicago White Sox in a rematch of the 2008 American League Division Series. Exclusive group seating in the Corona Beach Bar area will allow for an up-close, personal experience at the field level. Unlimited food & soft drinks provided. Rays autographed memorabilia to be awarded as prizes in random drawings throughout the evening. Ticket price is $100 with all proceeds going to benefit the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation. For more information, contact Chip Collins at (727) 823-7474.  
27 The Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida will be hosting their first of a series of CLE's on various topics of law. The first CLE, "Overview of Disciplinary Process and Recent Rule Amendments" will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Gray Robinson Law Office locations in Broward, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. The live presentation by guest speaker Adria Quintela, Chief Branch Discipline Counsel of Lawyer Regulation with The Florida Bar will be at the Broward location of Gray Robinson and the presentation will be fed via live video cast to all locations. This CLE provides two (2) ethics credits. The cost is $35, which includes lunch. Seating is limited at each location. For more information, contact Nydia Menendez at 2699 Sirling Rd., B200 in Ft. Lauderdale to confirm your seat.  
22 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers (CFAWL) is co-hosting a tea with the Seminole County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division at Hart Sisters Tea Room (in Sanford) beginning at noon. The event is open to all CFAWL members and all Seminole County Women attorneys. The Hart Sisters Tea Room is located at 1301 South Park Ave. The cost is $17, excluding tip, and will include tea, scones, tea sandwiches and more. To RSVP, please e-mil Allison McMillan at [email protected]  
22 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers is co-hosting a Tea with the Seminole County bar Young Lawyers Section at the Hart Sister's tea Room in Sanford. This event is open to all CFAWL members and all Seminole County Women attorneys, so come make the most of a great opportunity to interact with our friends in Seminole County! The Hart Sisters Tea Room in Sanford. The cost is expected to be $17 per person, excluding tips, and will include tea, scones, tea sandwiches, and more. To RSVP your attendance, please e-mail Allison McMillan at [email protected] on or before Monday, May 10.  
20 Mark Your Calendar!! The Jacksonville Bar Association will host its 113th Annual Meeting at Deerwood.  
14 Put Something Back and the Bankruptcy Bar Association are offering free bankruptcy clinics at the Bankruptcy Courthouse in Downtown Miami, 51 SW 1st Ave., Courtroom 1410 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. At the clinic, there will be a half-hour presentation outlining procedures for filing bankruptcy. Next, there will be a question and answer session. Then, you may meet with an attorney to discuss your case and get advice on general bankruptcy matters. Please note that the project/volunteers do not represent individuals and take no responsibility for cases. For more information, contact [email protected]  
13 The National LGBT Bar Association will host the 2010 Lavender Law Career Fair & Conference Summer Kickoff Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Miami Chop House, 300 Biscayne Blvd. For more information contact [email protected]  
13 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL will host its monthly luncheon at a location TBD. The guest speaker will be Tammy Saltzman. For more information, contact Angelina Namia at [email protected]  
13 Save the Date!! The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a Diversity Mixer at La Loggia Ristorante.  
12 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its monthly membership meeting at the River Club from noon to 1 p.m. Guest Speaker TBA. RSVP by May 7 to Elizabeth Oakes at [email protected]  
07 Mark Brewer, President and CEO of the Community Foundation, will speak to the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers on "The State of Philanthropy: A New Marketplace Emerges in Central Florida." This session will focus on the emerging marketplace and some of the new strategies being used by philanthropists across the region.  
07 The Dade County Bar Association along with its Office of Public Service will host its 19th Annual Recognition Luncheon, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Miami. For more information, contact the Dade County Bar Association at (305) 371-2220.  
07 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host it Annual Law Day Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Marriott West Palm Beach.  
06 The Miami Lakes Bar Association will host a Happy Hour at "The Original Shula's Steak House Miami Lakes at the Don Shula's Golf Club, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There is no charge for attending. Appetizers will be served and drinks will be half price for members/guests at the event. Please RSVP by May 4 via e-mail to Becky Horner at [email protected] or by calling The Elias Law Firm, PLLC at (305) 823-2300.  
06 The Miami Lakes Bar Association will host a Happy Hour at the "The Original" Shula's Steak House Miami Lakes at the Don Shula's Golf Club, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There is no charge for attending and drinks will be half price for members/guests at this event. This will be one of the premier business networking events for the legal/business community. Please RSVP no later than May 4 by calling The Elias Law Firm, PLLC at (305) 823-2300 or reply by e-mail to [email protected]  
06 Clearwater Bar to Provide Free Legal Advice for the Public - In conjunction with Law Week, the Clearwater Bar Association is providing free legal advice as a community service through its annual Law Line program, from 6 to 8 p.m. Individuals can call the Law Lines during the designated hours to speak with an attorney concerning a basic legal question. This is a free public service provided by members of the Clearwater Bar. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar at (727) 461-4869.  
05 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Annual Judicial Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Harriett at City Place.  
01 Law Day 2010 - Law in the 21st Century: Emerging Challenges and Enduring Traditions. Please be sure to visit www.lawday.org in the coming months for more details on the theme.  

April 2010

29 Identity Theft & Closing Ceremonies - The Clearwater Bar Association presents FREE People's Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points good for trade days. All classes are in the Arts Auditorium except 2/18, 4/15, and 4/22 which are in the Teaching Auditorium. Visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling 727-791-2628 V/TTY.  
28 The Sarasota County Bar Association will host Coffe with the Court.  
22 The Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host a luncheon at the Grand Bohemian Hotel at noon. The guest speaker will be Joseph Hatchett, former Chief Judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and former Florida Supreme Court Justice. Judge Hatchett will speak on professionalism in appellate practice. This event is sponsored by Westlaw. RSVP by April 12 to Dianna Bichard at [email protected] or 407-649-8779.  
22 Contracts & Construction Law - The Clearwater Bar Association presents FREE People's Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points good for trade days. All classes are in the Arts Auditorium except 2/18, 4/15, and 4/22 which are in the Teaching Auditorium. Visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling 727-791-2628 V/TTY.  
21 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its Annual Administrative Assistant's Luncheon for attorney's and their assistants at the Citrus Restaurant , from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The cost of the luncheon will be $27/ person and includes a three-course pre-fix meal and presents for all assistants. Space is limited, so act now and RSVP to CFAWL's Director of Programs, Melanie Griffin, on or before Friday, April 16 at (407) 428-5106 or [email protected]  
17 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association Foundation's 32nd Annual Awards Gala will be held in the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island in Miami, from 7-11 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Ellis at [email protected]  
16 Put Something Back and the Bankruptcy Bar Association are offering free bankruptcy clinics at the Bankruptcy Courthouse in Downtown Miami, 51 SW 1st Ave., Courtroom 1410 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. At the clinic, there will be a half-hour presentation outlining procedures for filing bankruptcy. Next, there will be a question and answer session. Then, you may meet with an attorney to discuss your case and get advice on general bankruptcy matters. Please note that the project/volunteers do not represent individuals and take no responsibility for cases. For more information, contact [email protected]  
15 The Real CSI & Medical Malpractice - The Clearwater Bar Association presents FREE People's Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points good for trade days. All classes are in the Arts Auditorium except 2/18, 4/15, and 4/22 which are in the Teaching Auditorium. Visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling 727-791-2628 V/TTY.  
15 Sabadell United Bank will host the YWCA Court Care Cocktail Party at the BNY Mellon Financial Center, 30th Floor, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Cocktail Party is complimentary to the judiciary and will feature a Silent Auction ($60 donations to the YWCA accepted at the door). For more information, contact Gerald Kornreich at gikornreich aol.com.  
14 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its monthly membership meeting at the River Club from noon to 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be George "Bob" Dekle, Sr., who prosecuted Ted Bundy. RSVP to Elizabeth Oakes at [email protected]  
09 The Volusia County Bar Association (VCBA) will host a Bankruptcy CLE Seminar presented by Stacey A. Eckert, Esq. and Walter J. Snell, Esq. The seminar will be held at the Daytona Beach Airport Banquet Room, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. The cost for VCBA members to attend is $45 (includes light breakfast). CLE Credit Approved: 3.0 General, 2.5 Business Litigation Certification hours. For more information, contact the VCBA at (386) 253-9471.  
09 The Florida Bar President-elect Mayanne Downs, Attorney for the City of Orlando, will be speaking from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. to the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers on 'Women in the Legal Profession" and how women build their practices. RSVP to [email protected]  
08 Family Law - The Clearwater Bar Association presents FREE People's Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points good for trade days. All classes are in the Arts Auditorium except 2/18, 4/15, and 4/22 which are in the Teaching Auditorium. Visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling 727-791-2628 V/TTY.  
08 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL will hold its monthly luncheon at Seasons 52 in Boca Raton. The speaker will be Debbie Wasserman Schultz. For more information, contact Angelina Namia at [email protected]  
01 Immigration Law - The Clearwater Bar Association presents FREE People's Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points good for trade days. All classes are in the Arts Auditorium except 2/18, 4/15, and 4/22 which are in the Teaching Auditorium. Visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling 727-791-2628 V/TTY.  
01 Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and NEXT invite you to the Happy April Fool's Day Party sponsored by KELLEY/UUSTAL 5:30-7:30 p.m. at YOLO's O-Lounge on 333 East Las Olas Blvd. Admission is $10 (non-members) and $5 (members, judiciary & law students). For more information, or to RSVP visit: www.legalaid.org/next/events.  

March 2010

30-31 The Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers and its Young Lawyers' Committee will host a getaway night at Cookie Cousins bakery in College Park.  
25 Bankruptcy - The Clearwater Bar Association presents FREE People's Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points good for trade days. All classes are in the Arts Auditorium except 2/18, 4/15, and 4/22 which are in the Teaching Auditorium. Visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling 727-791-2628 V/TTY.  
25 Save the date to honor Janet Reno with our Woman Making History Award, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served and event is complimentary. Miami-Dade FAWL celebrates Women's History Month by presenting this year's Woman Making History Award to Janet Reno. Proudly sponsored by Gibraltar Private Trust in Coral Gables, who will also host this lovely event. Please RSVP to Marisol Gomez-Decena, Esq. at [email protected] For more information or to sponsor this incredible event, please contact Marisol Gomez-Decena at (305) 448-4010.  
19 Put Something Back and the Bankruptcy Bar Association are offering free bankruptcy clinics at the Bankruptcy Courthouse in Downtown Miami, 51 SW 1st Ave., Courtroom 1410, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. At the clinic, there will be a half-hour presentation outlining procedures for filing bankruptcy. Next, there will be a question and answer session. Then, you may meet with an attorney to discuss your case and get advice on general bankruptcy matters. Please note that the project/volunteers do not represent individuals and take no responsibility for cases. For more information, contact [email protected]  
18-19 The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association (VHFCNBA) will host Virgil Hawkins Days on the Hill at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee. Registration for VHFCNBA members is $50; for nonmembers, it is $75. Contact Letisha Bivins at [email protected] to register. No onsite registration will be available. Hotel accommodations can be made at the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee at 850-224-6000. Use the code “FL Black Caucus” when making hotel reservations.  
18 State of our Circuit & Automobile Insurance - The Clearwater Bar Association presents FREE People's Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points good for trade days. All classes are in the Arts Auditorium except 2/18, 4/15, and 4/22 which are in the Teaching Auditorium. Visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling 727-791-2628 V/TTY.  
16 The Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host an Intellectual Property Panel at Barry Law School from 3 to 5 p.m., with a cocktail reception following. The moderator of the panel will be John Musone, in-house counsel for Siemens Energy, Inc. and adjunct professor at Barry Law School. The panelists will include U.S. Magistrate Judge David Baker and other esteemed practitioners in the IP field. RSVP by March 10 to Dianna Bichard at [email protected] or 407-649-8779.  
16 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host a joint luncheon at the Boca Raton Marriott with the South County Bar Association, from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Florida Bar President Jesse Diner and Florida Bar Foundation President Adele Stone.  
12 Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court will host its Leadership in the Law Professionalism Seminar Luncheon and Presentation, noon at the Riverside Hotel. The Guest speaker will be Florida Supreme Court Justice Ricky Polston. The cost to attend the event is $55 per person; $45 per person for lawyers practicing less than five years, governmental attorneys, educators and members of the judiciary. Free to Stephen R. Booher Inn of Court members. Sponsorship opportunities available. CLE credits available. For more information, contact Traci Lewis, Administrator, Booher Inn of Court [email protected]  
11 Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., GSCBWLA, CABA, WDFJBA, FAWL and HLA will host "The Heart of Giving" celebration event to benefit the "Together, We Must" Campaign for Justice, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The distinguished guest speakers will be Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince, and Senior Political Reporter, Michael Putney. Admission is $75 per person ($40 is tax-deductible) and includes a cocktail and hors d'oeurves reception. To RSVP for this event, please e-mail Legal Services of Greater Miami Director of Development, Marcia Rabinowitz at [email protected] or call (305) 438-2531.  
11 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL will host its monthly luncheon at Bogart's in Boca Raton. The speaker will be Robin Bresky. For more information, contact Angelina Namia at [email protected]  
11 Legal Services of Greater Miami & MDFAWL Host Heart of Giving Event - Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., GSCBWLA, CABA, WDFJBA, MDFAWL and HLA will host "The Heart of Giving" celebration event to benefit the "Together, We Must" Campaign for Justice on Thursday, March 11, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The distinguished guest speakers will be Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Peggy A. Quince, and Senior Political Reporter, Michael Putney. Admission is $75.00 per person ($40.00 is tax-deductible) and includes a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception. To RSVP for this event please email Legal Services of Greater Miami Director of Development, Marcia Rabinowitz at [email protected] or call (305) 438-2531. For further information, please click on the following link: http://www.lsgmi.org/newsletters/index.html.  
10 Miami-Dade FAWL will celebrate Women's History Month by presenting this year's Woman Making History Award to Janet Reno. The event will be sponsored by Gibraltar Bank in Coral Gables. For more information, e-mail [email protected]  
10 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its monthly membership luncheon at the River Club, from noon to 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Self-Defense Expert, Andrew Wooten. RSVP by March 5 to Elizabeth Oakes at [email protected]  
09 Investor Solutions proudly sponsors another Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys and Certified Public Accountants from 6-8 p.m. at the Miami Science Museum. An RSVP by Feb. 26 is mandatory. Admittance to the reception is limited to 150 attendees and is restricted to Attorneys and CPA's only. To RSVP you may contact either Frances or Aleida at (305) 444-7662 or visit online at www.AristaLaw.com.  
04 The Young Lawyers Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association will present the 2010 Judicial Reception at The Palladium in St. Petersburg. The Reception, which features cocktails & hors d'oeurves from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is attended by many of the local appellate and federal judges. It's free to all St. Pete Bar members. For more information, contact the St. Pete Bar at (727) 823-7474 or by E-mail: [email protected]  
04 Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning - The Clearwater Bar Association presents FREE People's Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points good for trade days. All classes are in the Arts Auditorium except 2/18, 4/15, and 4/22 which are in the Teaching Auditorium. Visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling 727-791-2628 V/TTY.  
02 The Broward County Justice Association will host its monthly dinner meeting at the Riverside Hotel, 620 E. Las Olas Blvd. The event will begin with a Cocktail hour from at 5:30-7 p.m.; from 6:10-7 p.m. there will be a Case Evaluation from 6:10-8 p.m and the dinner and program will be from 7-8:30 p.m. The program, titled, "Lawyers Under Fire: Regulating the Practice of Law in an Economic Meltdown," will be presented by Juan C. Arias, Esq. For more information or to RSVP, call (954) 522-1662 or [email protected]  

February 2010

25 Lunch and Learn CLE Ethics Seminar with Jan L. Jacobowitz - Please join Miami-Dade FAWL for a luncheon and a fascinating CLE seminar sponsored by Cynthia Barnett Hibnick, Esq. and presented by Jan L. Jacobowitz, Program Director of UM's Center for Ethics & Public Service. Ms. Jacobowitz has previously presented Ethics CLE seminars on a wide range of issues to audiences who main practice areas vary from bankruptcy and commercial litigation to real estate and immigration law. This seminar's focus is on the "Ethical implications behind unbundled legal services; ghostwriting; duty to report, and conflicts between lawyers and judges," and will be held at the law offices of Lipscomb, Brady & Bobadilla, PL, One Biscayne Tower, 2 Biscayne Blvd, PH 3800. For more information or to register please contact Carrie Feit, Esq. at her email.  
25 The Clearwater Bar Association, Probate and Real Property Section and the St. Petersburg Bar Association and Probate & Guardianship Section will host the 2010 Probate Update from 12-5 p.m. at the Feathersound Country Club. Registration and lunch will be from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, call (727) 823-7474 or E-mail: [email protected]  
25 Residential Landlord/Tenant & Condominium Law - The Clearwater Bar Association presents FREE People's Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few or as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points good for trade days. All classes are in the Arts Auditorium except 2/18, 4/15, and 4/22 which are in the Teaching Auditorium. Visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling 727-791-2628 V/TTY.  
24 February Table for 8 - Hostess Carly Hammond of Lott & Friedland invites FAWL members to join her at Bin 18 Miami at 6:30 p.m to experience the renowned "roadside Mediterranean cuisine." Located in the Miami-Design District at 1800 Biscayne Blvd., Bin 18 Miami is a popular spot for pre-and-post Arsht Center shows so please RSVP by Monday, February 22 to [email protected] We hope to see YOU there!  
23-17 CENTRAL FLORIDA LEGAL COMMUNITY OFFERS HAITIAN TPS LEGAL CLINICS – In response to the devastation in Haiti caused by the recent earthquakes and the Department of Homeland Security’s extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to eligible Haitian nationals, the Haitian TPS Project of Central Florida, is now offering bi-monthly legal clinics so that applicants will be able to receive free legal assistance with the preparation of their TPS application and also obtain a free consultation with an immigration attorney regarding their eligibility for this immigration benefit. All consultations are confidential. This is a non-profit collaboration not connected with any U.S. government agency. Volunteer translators will also be available to provide free/low cost services for applicants needing assistance with their Haitian legal documents. Haitian nationals may now schedule individual appointments to attend one of the bi-monthly legal clinics being held over a six month period beginning, February 13, 2010 and ending on July 17, 2010, by calling (407) 841-8310 and asking for a Haitian TPS clinic appointment. The legal clinics are being sponsored by the Consulate of Haiti in Orlando and a first time collaboration between the following non-profit private organizations and individuals:Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar AssociationVolunteer attorneys from the Orange County Bar AssociationThe Immigration Clinic of the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law of Barry UniversityThe American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), andThe Center for Multicultural Wellness and PreventionFor more information, please contact the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association at [email protected] or Kira Romero-Craft at (407) 841-8310 extension 3124.  
19 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Annual Bench Bar Conference at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. For more information, visit the Bar's web site palmbeachbar.org.  
19 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Bench Bar Conference at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. For more information, visit the Bar's web site at www.palmbeachbar.org.  
10 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its monthly membership luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. at The River Club. The guest speaker will be Milanie Hatfield, Life Coach. RSVP by Feb. 5 to Stephanie Harriett at [email protected]  

January 2010

30 Mark Your Calendars!! The Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) will host its 2010 annual Installation Gala at the Fountainebleau Miami Beach, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, contact Manuel A. Garcia-Linares at (305) 373-4000.  
23 Save the Date!! The St. Petersburg Bar Association will host "Heroes Among Us 2010," at 6:00 p.m. at Stetson University College of Law. For more information contact event chair, Carin M. Constantine at (727) 456-0032.  
23 The St. Petersburg Bar Association Foundation will host its annual Heroes Among Us Dinner to honor the 2010 Heroes Among Us Anthony S. Battaglia and Lisa L. Brody. The dinner will be held at Stetson University College of Law. The dinner and program will begin at 7 p.m.  
22 The Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its Annual Midyear Luncheon from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando during The Florida Bar Midyear Meeting.  
13-18 The Florida-Georgia-Alabama Defense Lawyers Associations will host its 2010 Winter Seminar at Big Sky in Montana. For more information, go to the Florida Defense Lawyers Association web site at www.fdla.org.  
13 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host a Wine Tasting Event from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at Phillips Point Club.  
13 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its monthly membership meeting at The River Club from noon to 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Judith Equels with The Florida Bar Law Office Management Assistance Service. RSVP to Stephanie Harriett at [email protected] by Jan. 8.  
09 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Inaugural Variety Show to Benefit the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach Community College. For more information, contact the Palm Beach County Bar Association at (561) 687-2800 or [email protected]  

December 2009

19 The Lee County Bar Association will host a "Giving Back" Recognition Dinner in the Osprey Room at Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or by calling (239) 334-0047.  
18 The Volusia County YLD will host its Annual Luncheon & Membership Drive at the Halifax River Yacht Club at 11:45 a.m. The Guest Speaker will be Florida Bar YLD President R.J. Haughey. For more information or to participate, visit www.volusiabar.org.  
18 The Tallahassee Barristers will host their Holiday Party at the Aloft Hotel in Tallahassee from 6-10 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact [email protected]  
17 The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association will host its Annual Holiday Event, from 6:00 until 8:30 p.m., which is being jointly hosted by The Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association and The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association. The Annual Holiday Event will take place at the Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort, 3700 North Ocean Drive, Singer Island, Florida 33404, (561) 848-3888. This year's charitable organization is Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches. The price of the event is free to paid members who bring an unwrapped holiday toy as a donation. If you choose not to donate an unwrapped holiday toy, the entry fee will be $20.00 for members. The entry fee for all non-members or non-renewed members is $20.00 and, in addition, they are asked to bring an unwrapped holiday toy. You will be able to join/re-new your membership at the event.  
16 Register Today for Session 3 of "That Sweet Taste of Success" Series - What Do We Do to Really Make This Happen." The Webinar will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. For more information or to register, contact [email protected]  
16 The Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association will host its Annual Holiday Party at MIA at Biscayne, 20 S. Biscayne Blvd. Free admission to the holiday party will be given to anyone who donates a black doll (for the Black Doll Affair Charity). Other wise, admission will cost $15 for non-members, $10 for members and judges.  
10 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Annual Holiday Party & Silent Auction, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Frenchman's Reserve in Palm Beach Gardens.  
10 The St. Pete Bar will host its Annual Holiday Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mirror Lake Lyceum. For more information, contact the St. Pete Bar at (727) 823-7474 or [email protected]  
10 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will be hosting their 27th Annual Judicial and Scholarship Luncheon at the Four Seasons in Miami. For more information, contact Julie Braman Kane at (305) 476-7400.  
09 The Florida Association for Women Lawyers recently began its webinar series. Session Three of the webinar series, What Do We Do to Really Make This Happen, will give women lawyers the tools to transform their practice into making money and achieving job satisfaction; to know where to go for further information. This series is being offered at no charge to FAWL members and at a low cost of $50 for nonmembers (per webinar). For more information or to sign-up, visit www.fawl.org.  
08 The Wills Project of the F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in West Palm Beach. For more information, contact Tequisha Myles at [email protected]  
07 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will meet at 6 p.m. at Colson Hicks and Hicks.  
02 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) will present a members-only Lunch & Learn. One hour CLE credit will be offered by the University of Miami librarian Sally Wise for a lecture about modern legal research methods and a luncheon sponsored by Miami-Dade FAWL. Lunch and CLE will be at Shook Hardy & Bacon, at 11:30 a.m. registration. For more information or to register, contact Miami-Dade Director Carrie Feit at [email protected]  
01 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its Annual Holiday Party from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.. Location TBA. Members should RSVP to Wendy Byndloss at [email protected]  

November 2009

21 The F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association will host their Foreclosure Prevention Seminar, from 12:30 - 4 p.m., at the West Palm Beach Public Library (3rd Floor) and will include a panel of attorneys, a presentation from Judge Sasser (Circuit Civil Judge of the Foreclosure Division in Palm Beach County), and housing counselors. For more information, contact Pam Guerrier at (561) 355-2558.  
19 The Dade County Bar Association will host BIDS FOR KIDS Annual Fundraiser and Casino Night at BNY Mellon. For additional information, www.dadecountybar.org.  
19 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) and the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association will present their first diversity luncheon featuring Paula Black, marketing and diversity expert, at the Banker's Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ms. Black will teach participants about marketing their diverse practices. The $60 event cost includes the seminar, luncheon and a signed copy of Ms. Black's latest book on lawyer marketing. For more information or to register, please contact Miami-Dade FAWL director and diversity chair Tara Elfering of Shook, Hardy & Bacon at [email protected]  
19 The Miami Dade Justice Association will host a cocktail reception honoring Justice Ricky Polston, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove. For more information, contact Yara Garcia at [email protected] or (305) 458-1298.  
18 The Florida Association for Women Lawyers recently began its webinar series. Session Two of the webinar series, Money is Good, will teach women attorneys that their natural qualities make them more suited to marketing than men and to discuss these qualities and how they can be used to their advantage: to know where to go for further information. This series is being offered at no charge to FAWL members and at a low cost of $50 for nonmembers (per webinar). For more information or to sign-up, visit www.fawl.org.  
18 The Puerto Rican Bar Association will hold its monthly call-in meeting at 5:30 p.m. The Dial-in Number: (605) 475-4333; Access Code: 414812. For more information, contact Nydia Menendez at (954) 963-7220 or [email protected]  
14 The Broward County Bar Association's Young Lawyers' Section will host its Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Jacaranda Golf Club. Check-in will be at 6:30 a.m., range opens at 7 a.m. Shotgun starts at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $100 per player. For additional information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Meghan M. Clary at (954) 525-6566 or via e-mail at [email protected]  
14 Mark your Calendars!! 6th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic at Amelia Earhart Park. Registration and information: www.kttlaw.com/mmp/.  
14 The Puerto Rican Bar Association will host its Seventh Annual Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables, from 7-11 p.m. The theme will be, "Education: Educating Tomorrow's Leaders Today. The Puerto Rican Bar Association will also launch the Puerto Rican Bar Foundation's Scholarship program. Keynote speaker will be Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis. Tickets are $125. Proceeds will benefit ASPIRA of Florida. Sponsorship opportunities are available and volunteers are needed. For more information or to RSVP, contact Nydia Menendez at (954) 963-7220 or [email protected], or Marisol Gomez at (305) 448-4010.  
13-14 The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association will host its 2nd Quarterly Meeting in Miami (in conjunction with the Minority Mentoring Picnic) at the Westin Colonnade Coral Gables. On Friday, November 13 at 7 p.m., there will be a Welcome to Miami Reception. On Saturday, November 14 at 8:15 a.m., there will be a CLE Presentation & 10 a.m. Business Meeting. For more information, visit www.vhfcnba.org.  
13 Identify Connect Activate Black Accomplished (ICABA) will host its premier recognition & networking event featuring the 100 Most Accomplished Black in Healthcare and Law. The event will be held at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, from 6 to 9 p.m.  
13 The YLD of the Volusia County Bar Association will host a Lunch & Learn, "Tips for the Young Lawyer: Things I wish I knew back then," with VCBA President, Philip Bonamo. The lunch will begin at 11:45 a.m. Visit www.volusiabar.org for location and more information.  
13 The Broward County Bar Association and the North Broward Bar Association will host a joint meeting at Galuppi's (at the Pompano Municipal Golf Course) at noon. The speaker will be Broward County Bar Association President, Carlos Llorente. The cost of the meeting will be $17. RSVP to Thomas Oates, Event Chairperson at (954) 942-6500.  
12 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) will host it 2009 Anti Defamation League Jurisprudence Awards Luncheon, 12 noon at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami. The cost for tickets is $250 per person. For more information, contact Stacey Koch at [email protected]  
11 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) will host its monthly membership luncheon at the River Club from noon to 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Barbara Bost McGriff, founding member of the JWLA. RSVP by Nov. 6 to Stephanie Harriett at [email protected]  
10 The National LGBT Bar Association is proud to host the Out and Proud In-House Counsel Reception in partnership with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). The reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Time Square in New York. This is a ticketed event. Corporate counsel are welcome to attend as guests of the National LGBT Bar Association. For more information and tickets, contact Kelly Simon at (202) 637-7661 or [email protected]  
09 The Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) will kick-off Minority Mentoring Week with its Annual Fall Mentor Reception, as CABA announces its 2009 Scholarship Recipients. The reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at La Loggia Restaurant in Miami. For more information, e-mail [email protected]  
09 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Board will meet at 6 p.m. at Shook Hardy and Bacon, 24th Floor Conference Room.  
09 The Broward County Bar Association will host a free CLE seminar (2.5 hours) titled, The Motivator A Section 162 Plan. The seminar will be held at the Broward County Bar Association at 4 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call (561) 961-9311.  
05 The Cuban American Bar Association along with CACPA will host a Pre-Holiday Cocktail Reception, sponsored by TotalBank. The reception will be held from 5:30 -8:30 p.m. in the Building Courtyard at 800 Brickell Avenue. For more information or to RSVP, contact Maria Delgado at (305) 982-3133.  
05 The Hispanic Student Bar Association of Stetson University in partnership with the Puerto Rican Bar Association will host a panel entitled, "A Judge's Perspective," from 5-7 p.m. at Stetson Law School - Mann Hall. For additional information or to RSVP, please contact Myriam Irizarry, Regional Vice President, at [email protected] or (727) 464-3341.  
05 The Sarasota County Bar Association and Clerk of the Circuit Court will present an E-Filing/ClerkNet Workshop in the Clerk of Circuit Court Main Office, 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail [email protected]  
04 Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys and Certified Public Accountants: 6-8 p.m. at TD Bank, 2401 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134. Attendance is limited to 100 attendees. Mandatory RSVP by October 23 to Melinda or Tina at (305) 444-7662 or on-line at www.aristalaw.com.  

October 2009

30 The Broward County Bar Association will host a "MASK"ERADE Ball Benefiting Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. The event will be held on the Pier Top of the Hyatt Pier Sixty-Six Resort and Spa. Tickets are $75 ($100 at the door). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.crewftlpbch.org/calendar.html.  
30 The St. Petersburg & Clearwater Bar Associations will present the 2009 Bench & Bar Conference, from High Noon to 6:30 p.m. at Stetson University College of Law. For more information, contact the Clearwater Bar Association at (727) 461-4869 or www.clearwaterbar.org.  
29 The Sarasota County Bar Association will host its General Membership Meeting, 12 noon at Michael's on East. The guest speaker will be Kenneth H.P. Bryk, Esq. Assistant Discipline Counsel, The Florida Bar. He will speak on the topic of "Advertising Regulation."  
28-30 The Orange County Bar Association will host a three-day Bench Bar Conference at the Orange County Bar Association Bar Center. For more information, For more information, contact Peggy Storch, Communications Manager, at [email protected]  
28 It's time for the Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL'S October Table for 8 (Exclusively for FAWL members). Miami-Dade FAWL Director Sherril Colombo and 7 fellow FAWL members will dine at Senora Martinez in the Desogn District. Cocktail are at 7:00 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Sherril Colombo at [email protected]  
26 The Florida Association for Women Lawyers will be hosting their 2009 FAWL Legislative Webinar, "How Can We Become Effective Women Who Cause Change"?. The webinar will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit www.fawl.org.  
23 The Cuban American Bar Association will host an Intimate Members' Only Luncheon with honored guest Shelley Freeman, Regional President, Florida Community Bank, Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company. The event will be held at the Bankers Club in Miami from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact [email protected]  
22 The Miami Dade Justice Association will host " A View from the State Bench," a Panel Discussion and Open Q & A at its September Luncheon Meeting. The luncheon will be held at the J.W. Marriott in Miami from 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. (11:30 a.m. registration). For more information, contact Yara Garcia at [email protected] or (305) 458-1298.  
22 The Puerto Rican Bar Association will host a Networking and Organizational Meeting to discuss how the Puerto Rican Bar can best organize and grow in the Orlando and Central Florida area. Location TBD. To RSVP, contact Nydia Menendez at (954) 963-7220 or [email protected]  
22 The Tallahassee Barristers Association will host its General Body Meeting at 6 p.m. Location TBA. For more information, contact [email protected]  
21 The Puerto Rican Bar Association will hold its monthly call-in meeting at 5:30 p.m. The Dial-in Number: (605) 475-4333; Access Code: 414812. For more information, contact Nydia Menendez at (954) 963-7220 or [email protected]  
20 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers invites you to partner with a second or third-year female law student from one of four Miami area law schools (Florida International University, the University of Miami, Nova Southeastern University and St. Thomas University) to offer insight, guidance and tips on how to navigate the challenges of the legal profession. The kickoff event, "Speed Mentoring", will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Epic Hotel. For more information, contact Carly Hammond at [email protected] or Maria Enriquez at [email protected]  
20 The Tallahassee Women Lawyers will host a Judicial Reception from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Florida's Historic Capitol.  
19 The Broward County Bar Association will host a free 2 hour CLE titled, Taxation of Life Insurance and Annuities. The CLE will be held in the Broward County Bar Association conference room. For more information or to RSVP, call (561) 961-9311.  
17 The Cuban American Bar Association will be hosting a fun-filled evening of dancing, picaditos and art at their Art In The Tropics Auction and Restaurant Tasting, held at Ling Financial in Coral Gables, from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. The cost to attend is $75 per person. For more information or to attend, please call Diana Powell at (305) 358-2800 or [email protected]  
16 The Broward County Bar Association will host its Bench and Bar Convention at the Broward County Convention Center. The guest speakers are Jesse Diner, President of The Florida Bar and Adele Stone, President of The Florida Bar Foundation. There are 7 CLE hours available, more than 20 exhibitors, and a great opportunity to mingle with collegues and judges. Formore information or to register online, visit www.browardbar.org/benchandbar/.  
15 The Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), its president and its board of directors, along with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP will host the Third Annual Mentor Program Kickoff Reception from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP in Miami. For more information, contact Javier A. Lopez. Phone (305) 577-7031 or e-mail [email protected]  
14 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host a luncheon from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at The River Club. The special guest speaker will be Harold Tool, Tournament Chair for The Players. For more information on this event, contact [email protected]  
12-13 The Florida Bar will hold it's 20th Annual Reporters' Workshop at the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Capitol. For more information, contact Dorohn Frazier by e-mail at [email protected]  
10 The St. Petersburg Bar Association will host Octoberfest on the waterfront at the beautiful campus of the University of South Florida. For more information, contact Event Chair, Shawna Mucario at (727) 895-5529 or by e-mail at [email protected]  
08 The Volusia County Bar Association and Volusia County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host, "Managing Your Law Office in an Economic Turndown," a luncheon and CLE seminar. The seminar will be held at the Halifax River Yacht Club at 11:45 a.m. For more information, visit www.volusiabar.org.  
08 The YLD of the Sarasota County Bar Association will host its Annual General Membership Luncheon, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., in the Tropics Room at the Hyatt Sarasota. For more information, go to www.sarasotabar.com.  

September 2009

25 The Technology Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association will host Tweet, Meet & Eat, from the Committee's Laptop and Learn Series. The seminar will be held at the Palm Beach County Bar Association Office from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.palmbeachbar.org.  
25 The Cuban American Bar Association and Cuban-American CPA Association will host the 8th Annual Golf Classic at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa. proceeds will benefit the Associations' Scholarships. For more information, e-mail Diana Powell at [email protected]  
25 The Real Estate Section of the Collier County Bar Association will host its Annual Seminar from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the Club at the Strand in Naples. CLE credit has been applied for this special event. For more information, contact Lisa Mead at (239) 252-8711 or [email protected]  
24 The Miami Dade Justice Association will host a cocktail reception honoring Justice Jorge Labarga, from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove. For more information, please contact Yara Garcia at [email protected] or (305) 458-1298.  
24 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Inaugural Diversity Summit at the Marriott West Palm Beach. Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Peggy Quince will be the keynote speaker. A membership luncheon will be hosted from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., there will be a panel and roundtable discussion comprised of representatives from the bench, bar and possibly business community. A reception with Chief Justice Quince for summit attendees will follow. For more information, contact the Palm Beach County Bar Association at (561) 687-2800 or [email protected]  
24 The Volusia County Bar Association will host its Pro Bono Awards Program at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m. The dinner and program will start at 6:30 p.m. For more information and to register, visit www.volusiabar.org.  
24 The Tallahassee Barristers Association will be holding its September General Body Meeting at 6 p.m. Location TBD. For more information, contact the TBA by e-mail at [email protected]  
24 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its 2009 Opening Reception & Membership Drive at the Epping Forest Yacht Club from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kate Mesic at [email protected]  
22 The Cuban American Bar Association presents "Alternative Careers for Lawyers" during a luncheon at the Banker's Club In Miami. For more information or to RSVP, contact Diana Powell at [email protected]  
18 The Lee County Bar Association will hold it September Membership Meeting at 11:45 a.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club in Ft. Myers. Chief Judge G. Keith Cary of the Division A, Twentieth Judicial Circuit Court will speak on "Professionalism and Court Rules." Prior to the luncheon, Attorney Mark Boyle will present "An Overview of Insurance Coverage for Defective Construction," a free Continuing Legal Education program at 10:30 a.m. at the same location. Reservations required. E-mail [email protected] or call (239) 334-0047. Members $20 and visitors $25.  
18 The Dade County Bar Association will host its September Membership Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Miami. The Guest Speaker will be 11th Circuit Chief Judge Joel Brown. Visit the Dade County Bar Association's web site at www.dadecountybar.org.  
18-19 The Virgil Hawkins Chapter National BAr Association will host its First Quarterly Meeting in Jacksonville. For more information, visit www.vhfcnba.org.  
17 The Sarasota County Bar Association will host its Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony at Michael's on East Ballroom. Social and cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner and awards program will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Keynote Speaker will be Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp. For more information, visit www.sarasotabar.com.  
17 The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will present the View from the Bench. Attendees will enjoy lunch with a panel of judges from the United States District Court Middle District of Florida. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at The University Club in Tampa.  
17 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of FAWL will hold its Membership Reception at BNY Mellon in Boca Raton, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The cost for attendance is FREE to all paid SPBC FAWL members and $25.00 for all non-members. For more information, contact Leorah Greenman at (561) 886-5570 or e-mail [email protected]  
16 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Texas Hold 'Em Tournament from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. For more information, visit the Bar's web site at www.palmbeachbar.org.  
10 The Miami Dade Justice Association will host " A View from the State Bench," a Panel Discussion and Open Q & A at its September Luncheon Meeting. Guest Speakers will be the Honorable Barbara Areces, the Honorable Pedro P. Echarte, Jr. and the Honorable William Thomas. The luncheon will be held at the J.W. Marriott in Miami from 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. (11:30 a.m. registration). For more information, contact Yara Garcia at [email protected] or (305) 458-1298.  

August 2009

06-09 Mark your calendars for the 2009 Florida Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting at Doral Golf Resort & Spa. More information TBA.  

June 2009

27 Mark your calendars for the legacy gala in Orlando unveiling Florida's First Black Lawyers. For more information, visit http://www.vhfcnba.org/legacygala.html.  
19 Save the Date!! The Federal Bar Association is hosting a reception to honor Stephan P. Mickle as incoming Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida at 4 p.m. Additional details about the event will be released in the coming weeks.  
19 Join the Cuban American Bar Association at a cocktail reception honoring our past, present and future appellate court representatives, from 6-8 p.m. at the Banker's Club in Miami. For more information or to attend, please contact Diana Powell via e-mail by June 12 at [email protected]  
16 The Miami-Dade Justice Association will host its Annual Judicial & Legislative Reception honoring the Miami-Dade County Delegation to the Florida Legislature. Dinner and hors d'oeurves will be served from 6 - 9 p.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail.  
06 The Broward County Hispanic Bar Association will host its 20th Anniversary in a gala featuring newly appointed Justice Jorge Labarga, the second Hispanic justice to serve in the Supreme Court of Florida.  
05 The Manatee County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division will be hosting a Basic Foreclosure CLE Seminar from 1-5 p.m. at the Manatee County Judicial Center Jury Assembly Room. CLE credit has been applied for . The seminar is free to all Manatee COunty Bar Association members, and $20 for non-members. All participants must register no later than June 1, by calling (941) 741-4091 or by e-mail at [email protected]  
04 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its Annual Judicial Reception at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Further information TBA.  

May 2009

29 Miami-Dade FAWL invites all members, law firms, governmental agencies and corporate legal departments in Miami-Dade to learn more about its challenge to promote women's leadership in the legal profession. The Guest speaker will be Lauren Stiller Rikleen, author of the acclaimed book Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women's Success in the Law. All attendees will receive a copy of her book. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Tampa. The cost to attend the event is $75 in advance or $100 at the door. A continental breakfast and working lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Kristy Johnson at (305) 539-7208.  
26 It's time for Miami-Dade FAWL's final Table for 8! Join Miami-Dade FAWL Directors Alex Bach Lagos and Tara Elfering at Rosa Mexicano. Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m., Dinner starts at 7 p.m.  
21 The Cuban American Bar Association will host a monthly Members' Only Monthly CLE Series from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Westin Colonnade. RSVP to [email protected] by May 18.  
21 The Clearwater Bar Association, Clearwater bar Foundation and Gulfcoast Legal Services in cooperation with Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will be sponsoring a free legal clinic to the public. Volunteer attorneys will be on hand to answer specific legal questions for individuals, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Topics include traffic, divorce, custody, family, child support, tenant rights/evictions, wills, living wills, probate, estate planning, bankruptcy and creditor law, small claims and consumer issues, personal injury, workers comp, income tax information, and foreclosure/property ownership. For more information, contact Jane Helms at (727) 443-0657 or Karen France at (727) 461-4869.  
20 The Federal Bar Association will host a Brown Bag Lunch, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room at the U.S. Courthouse in Gainesville, with the United States Probation Office, Court Security and the United States Marshals Service for the Gainesville Division of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. Officer Ed Emery and U.S. Marshal John Hallman will discuss such topics as supervision on pretrial release, preparation of the pre-sentence investigation report,post incarceration supervision of clients, courtroom security, pretrial detainment of clients in remote jail facilities and fugitive apprehension. The cost to attend is $10, which will cover a box lunch provided to each attendee by the Federal Bar Association. For more information and to RSVP to Jamie Shideler at [email protected]  
17 Save the Date!! Legal Services of North Florida, Inc. will host Jazz for Justice 2009 to benefit the family law programs of Legal Services of North Florida, Inc. Jazz for Justice 2009 will be held on Sunday, May 17th from 4-7 p.m. at Chez Pierre Restaurant. Contact Mary Dekle for additional information at (850) 701-3313 or [email protected]  
15 The Dade County Bar Association and the Cuban American Bar Association will host a CLE seminar titled, "Prosecution & Defense of a Complex Commercial Case." The seminar will be held at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Registration deadline is May 12. For more information and to register, visit www.dadecountybar.org.  
13 Save the Date "Law for All" at the Leon County Courthouse. Volunteer attorneys needed! Contact Paige Palmer, LAF Volunteer Coordinator [email protected] or (850) 222-9468.  
13 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will be hosting its May Luncheon at the River City Brewing Company at 12 noon. Guest speaker, Travis Hollifield, founder of the Hollifield Legal Centre for Women. To RSVP by May 8 or for more information, contact Stephanie Harriett at [email protected]  
12 The Cuban American Bar Association & Cuban-American Certified Public Accountants Association along with the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL and the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host a cocktail reception in support of the community. The event will provide an excellent networking opportunity and raise awareness of the emerging needs in Miami-Dade and how the United Way is responding to meet those needs. Complimentary wine and hors d' oeuvres will be served. The event will be held from 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the United Way Center in Miami, 3250 SW 3rd Ave. Please RSVP to Cynthia Vazquez at (305) 646-7045.  
11 The Miami Beach Bar Association will host its Annual Law Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at The Alexander Hotel. For more information and to RSVP, contact Jessica Giraldo at [email protected] or by phone at (305) 858-0220.  
08 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host "Educate Tomorrow's 6th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction," honoring Wine News Magazine fro its 25 years of support for local and national children's charities. The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. at the Coco Plum Women's Club in Coral Gables. For more information or to RSVP, call (305) 374-3751 or visit www.educatetomorrow.org.  
05 The Tallahassee Bar Association will host its 2009 Law Day Banquet at the University Center Club honoring Judge Charles Francis as the 2009 Richard W. Ervin Equal Justice Award Recipient. For more information, contact the Tallahassee Bar Association at (850) 222-3292.  
02 Save the Date!! 4th Annual Service Juris Day: A day of volunteer service by Miami's legal community. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Juvenile Justice Center & Miami Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Registration is $20/ person. Register in advance at www.handsonmiami.org. Event sponsorships are available.. Please contact Mia Battle at (305) 646-7209 or [email protected]  
01-15 Law Day 2009 - A Legacy of Liberty - Celebrating Lincoln's Bicentennial.  
01 The Lee County Bar Association is asking its members, other area attorneys and the public to participate in its annual Law Day Blood Drive to be held on May 1 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes and Holt, P.A. is sponsoring a challenge to area law firms to donate blood to the community on Law Day. For more information, contact Nanci DuBois at (239) 334-0047 or [email protected]  
01 Law Day 2009... More details to come.  

April 2009

30 The Volusia County Bar Association will host its Bench & Bar Professionalism Symposium. The keynote speaker will be Justice Peggy Quince.  
27 The George Edgecomb Bar Association will host its 26th Annual Law Week Scholarship Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Tampa. The keynote speaker will be Judge Miles LaGrange, Chief U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Kimberly J. Madison at (813) 314-6709, [email protected] or Erica K. White at (813) 281-1900, [email protected]  
23 The International Law Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Christian Legal Society Immigration Law Student Section and the Hispanic Bar Association of Stetson University College of Law invites you to attend a Networking Dinner and Project for Project Child. The dinner will take place on Stetson's Gulfport campus in the Mann Lounge from 5-6:30 p.m. For more information about Project Child, visit their web site at http://www.projectchild.org/, or contact Frank Valladares at [email protected]  
23 Legal Aid Services of Collier County will host its 1st Annual Barrister's Bash to benefit Legal Aid Services of Collier County's mission of providing free, high quality civil legal service to the poor in Collier County. The event includes dinner, cocktail hour, silent auction and a community awards ceremony, from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Hilton Hotel in Naples.  
23 The Broward County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host a luncheon from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The guest speaker will be District Court Judge Kenneth Marra. To RSVP, e-mail [email protected] For more information, see http://www.fedbar.org/browardcounty.html or contact Rene Harrod at [email protected]  
23 It's time for Miami-Dade FAWL's Table for 8. Miami-Dade FAWL President-Elect Julie Kane and 7 other FAWL members will enjoy dinner at Senora Martinez. Cocktails will be at 7 p.m. and Dinner at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.fawl.org.  
23 The Miami Beach Bar Association will host it's Sixth Annual Judicial Cocktail Hour from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Meat Market in Miami Beach. For more information, contact Jamie Segal Davis at (305) 858-0220.  
23 Identity Theft & Closing Ceremonies - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
21 The Miami Beach Bar Association will host its April Meeting at 12 noon at the Miami Beach Golf Club. The guest speaker will be Michael Cohen, Executive Director of Florida Lawyers Assistance, speaking on Impairment in the Legal Profession. 1 hour CLE credit will be offered. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jessica Giraldo T (305) 858-0220.  
18 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host its Annual Scholarship Gala in the Gardens at the Miami Seaquarium. The keynote speaker and Career Achievement Award Recipient will be Judge Daryl Trawick. The cost to attend is $125/$100 for government and special interest attorneys. For more information and to RSVP, contact Jennifer Ellis at [email protected]  
17 The Broward County Hispanic Bar Association will host a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. The speaker will be Florida Bar President-Elect Jesse Diner, as he discusses his priorities and the future of The Florida Bar.  
16 The YWCA's Fifth Annual Court Care Cocktail Party and Silent Auction will be held from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by BNY Mellon and Co-Sponsored by the Dade County Bar Association. FAWL, CABA, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and other bar associations. For sponsorship information or to RSVP contact Gerald Kornreich at [email protected]  
16 Contracts & Business Law - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
16 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will hold a networking membership luncheon from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Mariposa Restaurant located on the second floor of Neiman Marcus in the Town Center Mall. The cost to attend $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVP to Diana Hileman at (561) 241-1600 or [email protected]  
09 Bankruptcy - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
08 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host their April Luncheon at the River City Brewing Company at 12 noon. Guest speaker will be Bethany Crawley, retired attorney and founder of Lotus Yoga. To RSVP by April 3 or for more information, contact Stephanie Harriett at [email protected]  
06 The FSU Chapter of BLSA will be hosting their Annual Banquet. Judge Nikki Clark will be the guest speaker. More information TBA.  
04 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and KidSide invite you to a Fundraiser benefiting Family Court Services. The cocktail reception will be held from 6 - 9 p.m. in the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Patricia Kuendig by e-mail at [email protected]  
02 Family Law - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  

March 2009

26 The Miami Beach Bar Association is sponsoring a reception hosted by the Caribbean Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida in celebration of Women's History Month, at the lobby of City National Bank, from 6-8:30 p.m.  
26 Immigration Law - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
26 The Minority Lawyers and the founding partners of Epstein Becker Green, "A firm with a lifetime commitment to diversity," cordially invites you to the First Annual Reception in Celebration of Minority Corporate Counsel from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The guest of honor will be Bill Hawthorne, VP-Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy General Counsel, Macy's Group, Inc.  
25 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will be hosting a Happy Hour for Your Health from 6 - 8 p.m. in Area 31 at the EPIC Hotel. To RSVP, contact Amy Rosenberg at [email protected]  
24 Save the Date!! The Miami-Date Chapter of FAWL will be hosting an event to join women attorneys and women in business for a fun event of networking and philanthropy. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL); LexisNexis; Shutts & Bowen, LLP. The event will be from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami.  
24 Join the National Association for Women Lawyers (NAWL), Miami-Dade FAWL and other co-sponsors for a Night of Giving to benefit Casa Valentina, an organization which helps young women transition successfully from foster care to independent living. The event will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami. For more information, contact Stacey Koch at [email protected]  
20 The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association's CLE/Professional Development Committee will host a CLE entitled, "Road to the Bench" on March 20 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Palm Beach County Courthouse 5th Floor Executive Conference Room. Lunch will be served. The CLE is free to FMCBA members. For more information, contact [email protected]  
19 Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
17 The Miami Beach Bar Association will host its March 2009 Meeting from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Miami Beach Golf Club. There will be a 1 hour CLE presentation with Administrative Law Judge Jennifer D. Bailey of the 11th Judicial Circuit. Judge Bailey will outline how the surge of foreclosure cases has affected the court, what lawyers can do to help the programs that the court is implementing to deal with this problem. For more information or to RSVP, call Jessica Giraldo at (305) 858-0220.  
12-14 The 2009 Bar Leadership Institute, sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and the Division for Bar Services, will be held March 12-14, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. For more information, contact Karyn Linn at (312) 988-5350 or [email protected]  
12 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will hold a membership luncheon from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Bogarts Restaurant located in Muvico, 3200 Airport Rd. in Boca Raton. The speaker will be Angelina Namia on the topic of Identity Theft. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Please RSVP to Diana Hileman at (561) 241-1600 or [email protected]  
11 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will celebrate Women Making History by presentation of the Miami-Dade Women Making History Award. Generously hosted and sponsored by Gibraltar Bank. Detail to follow.  
11 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its March Luncheon at the River City Brewing Company at 12 noon. The featured panelist will be attorneys Jean C. Coker, Mary Bland Love and Dee Reiter. To RSVP or for more information, contact Stephanie Harriett at [email protected]  
10 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host a free CLE series for its members entitled, Hot Topics in Ethics and the Practice of Law. The event will be held from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at Podhurst Orseck in the City National Bank Building. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kathy Ezell at (305) 358-2800.  
05 State of our Circuit & Automobile Insurance - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
03 The Tallahassee Bar Association will hold its monthly dinner meeting at the Silver Slipper at 7 p.m. For more information, please call the TBA office at (850) 222-8472 or e-mail [email protected]  

February 2009

28 The Paul C. Perkins Bar Association will host the 2008-10 Oath of Office Ceremony for Representative Geraldine F. Thompson, the First African American Woman to represent Orange County in the Legislature. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Orlando. The Oath of Office will be administered by Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Ann Quince. Please RSVP to (407) 245-1511.  
28 The Central Florida Diversity Picnic will be held at Stetson's Tampa Campus.  
28 Mark Your Calendars for the Central Florida Diversity Picnic!! The Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, George Edgecomb Bar Association, Sarasota County Bar Association's Diversity Committee, Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, and many law firms and other bar associations from around the state will host the 2nd Annual Central Florida Diversity Picnic from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Stetson University College of Law's Tampa Campus. For more information, Luis A. “Tony” Cabassa at [email protected], chair of the Central Florida Diversity Picnic.  
27-01 The North American South Asian Law Students Association (NASALSA) will be hosting their 11th Annual Conference, titled "The New Global Frontier: Finding Our Role In A Changing World," at the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami. For more information and to register, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.nasalsa.org  
26 Construction Contracts & Mechanic's Liens - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
26 Miami-Dade FAWL will present "Women in Power Positions: Getting and Keeping Your Seat at the Table and Why It's Important, a CLE featuring and impressive panel of successful women attorneys of diverse backgrounds and practice areas who are leaders in their respective fields.The event will be from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at the Bankers Club in Miami. For more information, contact Stacey Koch at [email protected]  
24 The Volusia County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will host a Meet & Greet Social at 6 p.m. at the Daytona Ale House. To attend, RSVP to [email protected]  
19 Leading up to a Trial - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
18 The Sarasota County Bar Association YLD's Practice Management Committee is proud to announce its first "Financial Advocacy Seminar" from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fleming's Restaurant. For more information, contact the SCBA at (941) 366-6703.  
18 The Sarasota County Bar Association (SCBA) Young Lawyers Division together with its Practice Management Group will present its first Financial Advocacy Seminar and Dinner Meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fleming's Restaurant . There will be several guest speakers presenting on a variety of topics. For more information, contact the SCBA at (941) 366-6703.  
14 Broward County Hispanic Bar Association's 20th Anniversary Reception aboard the ship Grand Floridian, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Grand Floridian departs from the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida. For more information visit, www.BrowardCountyBar.com  
12 The Young Lawyers Section of the St.Petersburg Bar Association wil present the 2009 Judicial Reception at the Arts Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information e-mail [email protected]  
12 Purchase Real Estate & Mortgage - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
11 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its February Luncheon at the River City Brewing Company at 12:00 p.m. Diann Catlin, Editor of Jacksonville Lawyer Magazine, will speak on Business Etiquette. To RSVP by Feb. 6 or for more information, contact Stephanie Harriett at [email protected]  
10-14 2009 NABE, NCBP and NCBF Midyear Meeting will be held in Boston, MA. Register online at www.abanet.org/midyear/2009 or download a faxable registration form at the same site. For mroe information, contact the [email protected]  
07 The Haitian Lawyers Association will host its 9th Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala "A Night of Creole Elegence" at 6:30 p.m. at the J.W. Marriott Hotel. For more information, contact Kertch Conze at (305) 455-2040, ext. 251 or [email protected]  
05 Condominium Law & Landlord/Tenant Law - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
05 The Sarasota County Bar Association and 12th Circuit Court Administration Technology Services will present an Evidence Presentation on Cart Training & Video-Conferencing Services from 3 - 5 p.m. in Courtroom 5B of the Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center. THe workshop is free, but reservations are required. Register via e-mail to: [email protected] For more information on how to schedule a presentation cart or a video conference, please visit the 12th Circuit web site at: www.jud12.flcourts.org.  
04 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and KidSide will host Miami-Dade FAWL's 25th Annual Fundraiser Cocktail Reception, from 6 - 9 p.m. at Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. For more information, contact Stacey Koch at [email protected]  

January 2009

30 The Sarasota County Bar Association YLD will be hosting An Afternoon at the Courthouse for its members. The event will take place from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Judge Lynn N. Silvertooth Judicial Center in Courtroom 8B. For more information, contact the SCBA at [email protected]  
29 The Broward County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host a luncheon from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. The guest speaker will be District Court Judge Cecilia Altonaga. To RSVP e-mail [email protected] For more information, Rene Harrod at [email protected] or at (954) 627-9916.  
29 Federal Judge Rosemary Barkett will deliver the keynote address at the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society's 2009 Annual DInnerat the University Center Club in Tallahassee. For more information, e-mail [email protected]  
29 The Sarasota County Bar Association and Clerk of the Circuit Court will host an E-Filing and ClerkNet Workshop at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Main Office in the Sarasota County Courthouse from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  
29 The Volusia County Bar Association will host a Judicial Reception at the Athens Theater from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. The xost to attend is $25.00. Spouses and guests are welcome to attend as well. For more information, email [email protected]  
29 The Business and ADR Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association will host a CLE Luncheon entitled, "Negotiate Like a Business Leader: Communication Skills for Mediation and Negotiation." For more information, contact the Sarasota County Bar Association at [email protected]  
29 The Sarasota County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and its Practice Management Committee will host members of the Manatee County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division at a "Networking and Quick Chat Event," from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Urban Flats. For more information. contact the Sarasota County Bar Association at [email protected]  
29 Independent Court System - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
29 The Tallahassee Barrister's will host its General Body Meeting. Location TBD.  
28 The Tallahassee Bar Association and the Legal Aid Foundation presents the 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off (sponsored by Lexis Nexis) 7 p.m. at the Carriage House at Goodwood Museum. For more information, contact Kathy Arrant at (850) 222-3292 or e-mail [email protected]  
27 The Family Law Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association will host a luncheon meeting at 12:00 p.m. at Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse. The featured speakers will be Arthur S. Hardy and John W. Bowen discussing "Academic Decisions When Parents Fail to Agree." For information or to RSVP, e-mail [email protected]  
24 The Miami-Dade Justice Association will be holding its Presidential Ball at the Ritz Carlton, Coconut Grove.  
23 David W. Henry will present a CLE seminar to the Volusia County Bar Association entitled, Big Bombs Need a Long Fuse: Effective Mediation Strategies. The seminar will be from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the 2nd floor meeting room of the Daytona Beach Airport Meeting Room. CLE credit has been applied for. For more information, email [email protected]  
22 Criminal Law - Clearwater Bar Association presents People’s Law School weekly, on Thursdays, at the St. Petersburg College, Drew Street Campus through April. Everyone is welcome. Participants may attend as few of as many sessions as they wish free of charge and no registration is required. Pinellas County teachers receive component points for trade days. Visit http://www.clearwaterbar.org/ for a complete class schedule and room assignments. Reasonable accommodations can be requested for individuals with disabilities by calling (727) 791-2628 V/TTY.  
22-23 The Hillsborough County Bar Association is offering a Library Series free to the general public to help answer basic legal questions on rotating subjects. The remaining session will be on Sat., Jan. 22, 2009 at Jim B. Keel Branch Library (2902 W. Bearss Ave.). For more information on the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Lawyers Referral service, or the Library Series, please call (813) 221-7780.  
22 At the invitation of the Sarasota County Bar Association Diversity Committee, Benjamin L. Crump, founding partner of Parks & Crump, LLC, will speak at the Jan. 22 General Membership Meeting at Michael's on East at 12 noon. For more information, contact the SCBA at (941) 366-6703.  
16 The Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its Midyear Meeting at the Downtown Miami Marriott Courtyard. For more information, contact [email protected]  
16 The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association will host its next general body meeting at noon at the Palm Beach County Courthouse Library on the first floor. Lunch will be served.  
14 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host their January Luncheon themed Speed Networking at the River City Brewing Company at 12 noon. To RSVP by Jan. 9 or for more information, contact Stephanie Harriett at [email protected]  
14 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its January Luncheon, themed Speed Networking. The luncheon will be held at the River City Brewing Company. For more information or to RSVP, contact Stephanie Harriett at [email protected]  
08 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will hold a membership luncheon at Bogarts Restaurant located at Muvico, 3200 Airport Road in Boca Raton. The Speaker will be Margaret Grisdela on the topic of law firm marketing. One hour of CLE credit will be offered for attendees. The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information and to RSVP, contact Diana Hileman at (561) 241-1600 or [email protected]  
08 Miami-Dade FAWL will present a second CLE in its inaugural "Lunch & Learn Series." Miami-Dade FAWL will host 20 of its members who will enjoy lunch together and earn 1 hour of CLE credit absolutely free. The seminar will be held at Shook, Hardy & Bacon from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. For more information contact Tara Elfering at (305) 358-5171.  
04 The Tallahassee Bar Association will meet at 7 p.m. The networking hour will begin at 6 p.m. RSVP by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 2 to (850) 222-8472 or [email protected]  

December 2008

18 The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association will host its Annual Holiday Partyat 6 p.m. at the Law Office of Isaac Williams, P.A. For more information, contact [email protected]  
17 The Brevard County Bar Association will host its Annual Holiday Party from 6 - 9 p.m. at Tuscany Grill in Melbourne. The event is free to BCBA members and one guest. Participants are asked to bring a toy or donation for the YLD Toy Drive. RSVP by Monday, December 15th to (321) 254-8801 or e-mail: [email protected]  
11 The Miami Beach Bar Association will host its Installation Luncheon 12 noon at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call jamie Segal Davis at (305) 858-0220.  
04 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL will host their Annual Judicial Reception and Scholarship Presentation from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton, Coconut Grove. Details to follow.  
02 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will hold their Annual Holiday Party from 5:30-7:00 p.m.at the Bungalow on Park in Riverside. To RSVP or for more information, contact Elizabeth Oakes at [email protected]  

November 2008

24 The Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association will host its Second Annual Champagne & Chocolate Reception to host the EJCBA's Holiday Project for Duval Elementary from 5:15-7:00 p.m. at The Resolution Center. For more information contact The Resolution Center at (352) 381-9991.  
21 The First Biennial Southern District of Florida Bench and Bar Conference will be held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood. The conference will be hosted by The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and South Florida Federal Bar Associations. For required registration and more information visit www.sfcfba.org.  
21 The First Biennial Southern District of Florida Bench and Bar Conference, hosted by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the South Florida, Broward and Palm Beach Federal Bar Associations, will be held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood. For registration and more information, visit www.sfcfba.org.  
14 The Sarasota County Bar Association will hold their Bench Bar Conference at the Manatee County Courthouse. Visit www.sarasotabar.com for more information.  
12 The Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. will host a Breakfast fundraiser to raise monies for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. For more information, contact Donna Anne Graf at (407) 841-8310 or [email protected]  
12 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its November Luncheon at the River City Brewing Company. The guest speakers will be Travis Cox and Kevin Baldwin of T & K Personal Protection Equipment as they present The Legal Use of Tasers. The cost to attend is $25. For more information or to RSVP, contact Stephanie Harriett at [email protected]  
07 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Annual Bench Bar Conference from 8 -5 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. For more information, contact the bar association at (561) 687-2800 or visit www.palmbeachbar.org.  
07 The Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Associations will host its Wild, Wild West Bench and Bar-B-Que from noon to 6 p.m. at Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg Campus. The Bench & Bar Conference is an opportunity to interact with the judges & lawyers of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact the St. Petersburg Bar Association Executive Director, Jennifer Lake at (727) 823-7474 or [email protected]  
06 The Dade County Bar Association Business Outreach Committee in collaboration with other groups and associations, will be coordinating a Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys and Certified Public Accountants from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Miami Science Museum. Admittance is limited, so you must RSVP. For more information, contact Stephanie or Christina at (305) 444-7662 or online at www.AristaLaw.com.  
01 5th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic will be held at the Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah from noon to 5:00 p.m. For more information contact www.kttlaw.com/mmp/.  

October 2008

31-01 The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association will host its Second Quarterly Meeting in conjunction with the 5th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic. On Friday, Oct. 31, there will be a joint Picnic Kickoff Reception from 5:30 p.m. until at Akerman Senterfitt. On Saturday, Nov 1, the General Membership Meeting will be held from 9 - 11 a.m. at Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A.  
31 Joint Voluntary Bar Minority Mentoring Picnic Kickoff Party for the 5th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic sponsored by Akerman Senterfitt and Coconut Grove Bank. The party will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Akerman Senterfitt in Downtown Miami.  
30 Friends of the Miami-Dade County Law Library will host "Keep the Doors Open" the 2nd Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Law Library. For more information, contact Lyle Shapiro, Esq. at (305) 373-4030.  
25 The Puerto Rican Bar Association will host its Sixth Annual Gala at 7:00 p.m. for a one hour cocktail reception followed immediately by a dinner and dance reception at the Hyatt Regency, Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. The keynote speaker will be Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead and the guest speaker will be Major General Orlando Llenza. For more information, contact Nydia Menendez at (954) 963-7220.  
24 The Palm Beach County Bar Association will host a Bankruptcy Seminar titled "What Every Non Bankruptcy Lawyer Needs to Know About Bankruptcy Law." The seminar will begin at 8:45 a.m. and end at 2:45 p.m. The cost of the seminar (including lunch) is $160 for PBCBA members/paralegals and $200 for non-members. For more information visit www.palmbeachbar.org or call (561) 687-2800.  
23 The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will host their monthly Judicial Luncheon Series from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Biscayne Bay Marriott. Judges Bertila Soto and Reemberto Diaz will join the FACDL for a roundtable discussion. For more information, contact Rick Freedman at [email protected]  
23 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will present a Black Judicial Forum at noon at The Bankers Club in Miami. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail [email protected]  
22 The Broward County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host "GTMO - A View from Inside", from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the River Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. To RSVP or for more information, contact Rene Harrod at [email protected] or at (954) 627-9916.  
22 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host its second "Table for 8" dinner. Miami-Dade FAWL Director Laura Wendell will host the 7 p.m. dinner for herself and 7 other Miami-Dade FAWL members at Coconut Grove's newest restaurant, Cita's Italian Chop House. For more information contact Stacey Koch at [email protected] or (305) 960-6941.  
22 Mixer in the Museum: A Voluntary Bar Speed-Networking Event celebrating the diversity of South Florida's legal community will be sponsored by various diverse voluntary bar associations in South Florida. The event will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami-Dade Cultural Center. The cost is $20 per person and you must RSVP by Oct. 16.  
21 The Miami Beach Bar Association will host a 1 hour CLE Luncheon titled Effectively handling High Profile Guardianship Cases. The speaker will be Richard Milstein, Esq. The CLE Luncheon will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Miami Beach Golf Club. For more information or to RSVP call Margarita Aguilar at (305) 262-4433.  
18 The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) - Miami Chapter will have an evening at the New Theatre in Coral Gables as it presents The Rant by Andrew Case. Tickets are $15 for FACDL members. After the presentation of the play, FACDL will host a wine and cheese affair with the actors of the play. For more information or the RSVP, contact Rick Freedman at [email protected]  
17 The Florida Bar Equal Opportunties Law Section will present "Out in Court: Thirty Years of Gays and Lesbians in the Legal Profession" from 12:30 -4 p.m. at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables. For more information, visit www.floridabar.org/CLE.  
16 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL and the Miami-Dade County Women's Chamber of Commerce will host a Wine Tasting & Networking Event at Canvas Wine Tasting Room on Brickell Key from 6-8 p.m. For more information contact Hannah Bradley at (305) 371-3960 or [email protected]  
16 The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (FACDL) - Miami will host its second free lunchtime seminar, Electronic Data, Discovery & Duties: "What Every Attorney Should Know About Computer Technology" and is sponsored by Solution Business Consulting. The seminar will be held at noon at the Dade County Public Defender's Office in the Brummer Building. The seminar will include lunch (sandwich, side dish and a drink), CLE credit and course materials. For more information, contact Rick Freedman at [email protected]  
07 Miami-Dade FAWL will present its new "Lunch & Learn Series." Each month, Miami-Dade FAWL will host 20 of its members who will enjoy lunch together and earn 1 hour of CLE credit absolutely free. The event will be held at Colson Hicks and Eidson, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Julie at (305) 476-7400 by Wed., Oct. 1, 2008.  
07 The Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) invites you to a cocktail reception to celebrate CABA's partnership with "Take Stock in Children Miami-Dade" and raise awareness of its mission. The reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lobby of the Wachovia Financial Centre in Miami. For more information, contact [email protected] by October 3rd.  
06-07 The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida in conjunction with other local groups will be hosting a Central Florida election debates to promote voter education. The next general election debate will be held on Oct. 6 and 7 from 6-9 p.m. at UCF's downtown Orlando campus.  
04 The St. Petersburg Bar Association Young Lawyers Section will host Oktoberfest on the waterfront on the campus of the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg Bayboro Campus. Tickets are $25 er person. Sponsorship opportunities are available . For more information, contact Event Chair Shawna Mucario at (727) 895-5529 or by e-mail at [email protected]  
04 The Caribbean Bar Association will host its 12th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet. A cocktail reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 7:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are $100 per person. TO RSVP and for sponsorship information please call Sherylle Gordon at 954-958-1584 or e-mail [email protected]  
01 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will hold its October Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. at the River City Brewing Company. The guest speaker will be Doug Wilder of "Wilder Success" and will give a presentation on Marketing for Lawyers.  

September 2008

30 The Delores Poindexter Auzenne Chapter of the Black Law Students Association will hold its Annual Induction Ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Silver Slipper Restaurant. For more information and to RSVP, email [email protected]  
26 The Volusia County Bar Association will host a CLE Seminar Electronic Discovery at the 747 Office Suites in Daytona Beach. Breakfast and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the seminar will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (386) 253-9471.  
25 The Volusia County Bar Association will host their 2008 Pro Bono Awards Ceremony at The Palmetto Club. A cocktail reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. and dinner and the program 6:45 p.m. For more information e-mail [email protected]  
24 The Sarasota County Bar Association will host their Estate Planning & Probate Section Meeting at noon at the University Club. Call (941) 366-6703 for more information.  
18 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will hold their Annual membership reception on from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at Northern Trust Bank, 3100 Military Trail, Bca Raton, FL. This event is free to members and offers the opportunity to socialize with members and guests while enjoying drinks and hors d'oeuvres. The cost to attend for non-FAWL members is $25.00. Please RSVP to L. Diana Hileman, (561) 241-1600 or [email protected]  
18 The Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association will join The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors for a reception at the Hotel Gansevoort in Miami Beach beginning at 6 p.m. For more information and directions, call (305) 604-1000.  
18 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will celebrate the beginning of the 2008-09 year at the 2008 JWLA Opening Reception. The reception will be held at the River City Brewing Company from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. The cost is $15 per person, but free to those who join JWLA as a regular member on or before Sept. 18. To attend you must RSVP by Friday, Sept. 12 to Nicole Habl at [email protected]  
13 The Tallahassee Barristers will be hosting their Annual Crab Boil from 12:30 -4:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Piney Z. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail [email protected]  
12 The Honorable Robert J. Morris of the Sixth Judicial Circuit will be the featured speaker at the St. Petersburg Bar Association September Membership Meeting. The meeting is free for St. Petersburg Bar members, but reservations are required. The cost for reciprocal members, associate members, law office staff, judges and non-attorney guests is $20. The cost for non-member attorneys is $30. The cost for law students is $20. For more information, contact the St. Petersburg Bar Association at (727) 823-7474.  
12 The Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association will host its September 2008 Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. at Savannah Grande, 301 N. Main St. The speaker will be Pat Dooley - Sports Writer for the Gainesville Sun. The cost to attend is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. For more information, contact Judy Padgett at [email protected] or call (352) 380-0333.  
11 The Miami-Dade Justice Association will host its September 2008 Luncheon Meeting at the J.W. Marriott in Miami (1109 Brickell Avenue), from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Guest speakers will be the Hon. Kevin M. Emas, the Hon. Michael Genden and the Hon. Sarah I. Zabel. The price to attend is $40.00 for MDJA members and $50.00 for non-members. Judges are welcome to attend at no cost. For more information, contact Clara Garcia at (305) 350-5100 or www.miamidadejustice.org.  
10 The Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division invites all young lawyers to its Annual Membership Luncheon Meeting from 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. at the Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, 35 S. Lemon Ave. The luncheon is complimentary to the first 45 people. The cost is $25.00 thereafter. E-mail reservation to [email protected]un.com by September 5.  
03 Berger Singerman is hosting the 3rd Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic Reception for Nova Southeastern's Black Law Students Association. This is a cocktail reception for law students, lawyers and judges. Teh event will be held from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Ft. Lauderdale office of Berger Singerman. RSVP to Lauren Gutierrez by August 27 to [email protected] or (305) 714-4349.  

August 2008

28 The Young Lawyers Section of the Tallahassee Bar Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. location TBA. For more information contact the Tallahassee Bar Association at (850) 222-3292.  
22-23 The Tallahassee Barristers Association will host its Annual Crab Boil on Sat., Aug. 23 from 1:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Lodge at Piney-Z. A Membership Social will be held on Fri., Aug. 22 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. as part of the Annual Crab Boil. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail [email protected]  
21 The F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association invites you to celebrate the Fall Season at the August Officer Installation of the 2008-09 Executive Board. Opening remarks will be delivered by Florida Bar President John G. White, III. The event will be held at the Marriott West Palm Beach from 6 - 8 p.m. Members attend free; non-members $25.00. To attend RSVP to [email protected]  
14 The Clearwater Bar and League of Women Voters will host a Judicial Candidates Forum and luncheon for the candidates in contested elections for the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida. The event will take place 12 noon at the Harborview Center. The public is invited to attend the luncheon and forum. Advance reservations are required by calling 727-461-4869. The cost is $22.00 in advance.  
13 The Asian Pacific Bar Association will host a "Meet the Candidates," forum on August 13, 2008 from 7-9 p.m. at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne. For more information call 305-539-3336 or e-mail [email protected]  

July 2008

18-19 2008 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, Saddlebrook Resort & Spa, Tampa, Florida.  

June 2008

12 The Tallahassee Barristers Annual Banquet will be held from 6-10 p.m. at the University Center Club. RSVP by June 6, 2008, by e-mailing [email protected] or by contacting President Holman at [email protected]  
11 The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will be hosting their Annual Installation of Officers and Directors Luncheon and the presentation of the 2008 Mattie Belle Davis Award. The reception will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
11 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers will hold its membership luncheon at 12 noon at McCormick & Schmick's, 1400 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL. Elections will be held for board of Directors. $25.00 for members to attend. RSVP to Holly O'Neill at [email protected] or (561) 353-3880.  
07 The Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association will hold its half-day retreat to advance the skills of South Florida's young lawyers within the first few years of practice.Topics include: Litigation and Trial Practice, Intro to Firm Politics, Public Service and Bar Associations. The retreat will be held at Carlton Fields in Miami. The cost to attend will be $40.00 for members; $50.00 for non-members and will offer 4.0 hours CLE credit. For more information and to attend, contact Jennifer Ellis at [email protected] or at (305) 536-2732.  
07 Broward County Hispanic Bar Association's 19th Annual Installation & Scholarship Gala titled " Two Decades Celebrating Diversity," 7 p.m. - midnight; Ft. Lauderdale Grande Hotel & Yacht Club. Keynote Speaker is Chief Justice Fred Lewis, Florida Supreme Court. For more information visit, www.BrowardCountyHispanic Bar.com.  

May 2008

30 There will be an Ethics Seminar hosted by the Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Courts. The guest speaker will be Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero , III. Contact Katherine Birnbaum, Esq. at (954) 468-7356 for seminar and sponsorship opportunity information.  
29 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will be hosting "Winning Strategies for a Developing Practice" at its May General Membership Meeting at 12 noon at Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP. Topics include: Organizational Development, Financial Planning and Marketing. 1.5 hours CLE credit will be offered. The cost to attend is $15.00 for members and judges and $20.00 for non-members. RSVP to Jennifer Ellis at (305) 536-2732 or [email protected]  
22 The League of Prosecutors is hosting a Judicial Candidate Cocktail Reception at 5:00 p.m. at the Mellon Bank Building located at 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th Floor in Miami.  
18 Legal Services of orth Florida (LSNF) will host its annual Jazz for Justice Event from 4-7 p.m. at Chez Pierre (1215 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee). Entertainment will be provided by local bands and attendees will be able to participate in a silent auction. General admission is $10. Visit www.jazzforjustice.org or contact mary Dekle at [email protected] for more information.  
17 Hands on Miami will host its Service Juris Day - a day of volunteer service by Miami's legal community to beautify the Juvenile Justice Building. Registration and breakfast will begin 8:30 a.m. and the project will be from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.handsonmiami.org.  
16 The South Palm Beach County chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers will hold their monthly membership luncheon from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Mariposa Restaurant in Neiman Marcus at Town Center Mall. Training for the Domestic Violence Project will begin after lunch and conclude at 3:00 p.m. The cost of lunch for non-volunteers is $25.00. RSVP by May 12 to Holly O'Neill: [email protected] or (561) 353-3880.  
15 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association will host a Networking Event & Silent Auction Reception, "Networking with a Purpose: Plugging in the South Florida's Entertainment, Business and Legal Communities." The event will take place from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at BNY Mellon Financial Center, 1111 Brickell Ave., 30th Fl. For more information, contact Kisha'sha Sharp at (305) 493-0644 or [email protected]  
08 The Historical Museum of Florida and several South Florida minority bars present a symposium entitled 'Equality Under the Law,' a retrospective on the struggles and achievements of South Florida's Attorneys & Judges of African descent. The symposium will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida.  
08 Miami Dade FAWL and the Hatian Lawyers Association are joining Forces to Spread Awareness About Domestic Violence in the Hatian Community and the Workplace. The evetn is sponsored by BNY Mellon and will ben held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the BNY Mellon Building. For more information and to RSVP, contat Stacey Koch, Miami-Dade FAWL President adn Event Chair at [email protected]  
08 The Tallahassee Bar Association and LexisNexis are extending an invitation to visit the LexisNexis mobile training center, also known as the "Traveling Lexpo" for refreshments, relaxation and insight on tools and technology that will assist in law practice. The mobile training center will be at The Florida Bar Anex Building parking lot from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For any questions, contact Kathy Arrant at [email protected] and Trish Monaco at [email protected]  
01 In honor of Law Day, the Volusia County Bar Association and the 7th Circuit Court Professionalism Committee will host the Bench and Bar Professionalism Committee at the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Campus in Daytona Beach. Attorneys, judges and students of Volusia County will convene to discuss viewpoints on professionalism. Breakout sessions include Criminal, Appellate, Civil and Family Law. Frank Angones and Justice Raoul Cantero will participate in the Plenary Sessions and then meet with students to discuss professionalism as well as career choices in the legal community. For more information, please contact [email protected]  
01 Law Day, "The Rule of Law: Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity."  

April 2008

28 The George Edgecomb Bar Association is holding its 25th Annual Law Week Scholarship Banquet at the Hyatt Hotel Downtown in Tampa. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Professor Theodore Shaw, Professor of Law at Columbia University College of Law and former President of the NAACP Legal Defense and education Fund, Inc. For more information or tickets, contact Monica Williams ([email protected]) or Stacey Harris ([email protected]).  
25 The Palm Beach County bar Association is launching its first "Leadership Academy" with the goal being to awaken and educate the leader inside us all. The scheduled speakers include Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero; former ABA President, former Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and former mayor of Detroit Dennis Archer.; Florida Bar President-elect Jay White; a practice advisor for Atticus, Nora Bergman and moderated by Michael Napoleone. For more information, go to the Bar's web site at www.palmbeachbar.org/register.php.  
18 The 12th Judicial Circuit Family Court Professional Collaborative will hold its 3rd Annual Family Law Conference from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1605 Main Street, Sarasota. For more information contact Vicki Wilson, [email protected]  
18 The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association and The F. Malcolm Cunningham , Sr. Bar Association will host a joint luncheon to hear Florida Bar President Frank Angones speak to their members about diversity in The Florida Bar. The luncheon will be held at the Governor's Club from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  
16 The Tallahassee Women Lawyers will hold its monthly meeting and feature a panel discussion on diversity in the legal profession. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Blairstone Road from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  
10 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers will hold its membership luncheon at Cucina D'Angelo at Boca Center from noon to 1:30 p.m. Kim Sailor of Bard Marketing will discuss law firm marketing strategies. On hour of CLE credit will be offered. The cost to attend is $25.00. RSVP to Holly O'Neill at (561) 353-3880 ([email protected]).  
09 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association cordially invites you to attend their April Luncheon whenre they will be hosting a Judicial Candidates Panel at 12:00 p.m. at the River City brewing Company. The cost to attend is $25 for non-members. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 2nd to mary Scott at [email protected]  
05 The Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association is holding its 1st Inter-Bar Domino Tournament from 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in the Main Ballroom of the Coral Gables Country Club. RSVP to [email protected], providing the names of your team members as soon as possible.  

March 2008

29 Clearwater Bar Association 62nd Annual Oyster Roast; 5 - 9 p.m.; Florin Roebig, P.A. (grounds), Palm Harbor. Must be 21 or older. For more in formation (727) 461-4869.  
27 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will host "ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Determining When It's Your Best Option," during its general membership meeting at 12:00 noon at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Avenue; Bldg. 2, Room 2106. Guest Panelist will be George F. Knox, Esq., of Knox Seaton, LLP. For more information contact Jennifer Ellis at [email protected] or (305) 536-2732.  
27 The South Palm County and Paml Beach County Chapters of FAWL will hold a joint Spring Networking Reception and Wine Tasting at McCormick & Schmicks in Boca Raton (1400 Glades Road) from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The reception is free to FAWL Chapter Members and $50.00 for non-members. You must RSVP to [email protected] or (561)353-3880.  
26 Miami-Dade FAWL presents the 2008 "Women Making History" honoring Ms. Patricia Ireland and Ms. Sookie Williams. Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails; Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, Coral Gables. Mandatory RSVP by March 24 to Marisol Gomez @ [email protected]  
25 Hands on Miami is hosting a 6:00 p.m. reception to help the DCBA/YLS organize judges & lawyers to ensure a large number of volunteers help clean up and revitalize the Juvenile Justice Center on Saturday, May 13th as part of the 3rd Annual "Service Juris" Day.  
22 Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Society Presents: EXPERIENCE THE INDUSTRY, 2008 Entertainment & Sports Law Symposium from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Florida A & M University College of Law from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The symposium will offer 6 hours of CLE credit. For more information, contact Casinova Henderson at [email protected]  
20 The Delores Poindexter Auzenne Chapter of the Florida State University Black Law Student Association will host its End of the Year Banquet. The distinguished guest speaker for the event will be Civil Rights Attorney, Mr. Fred M. Gray. The event will be held in the D'Alemberte Rotunda of the Florida State University College of Law at 6:00 p.m.  
19 The Tallahassee Women Lawyers will host Part III of its Women's Professional Empowerment Series. The special guest will be former Congresswoman and current Florida Democratic Party Chair, Karen Thurman. The event will held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Blairstone Road from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  
17 The FAMU Student Government Association, its Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International and the Hatchett Pre-Law Society are hosting a "Lunch and the Law" event. The event will take place from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 pm. in the Grand Ballroom at FAMU. The students request the attendance of judges, attorneys and law professors to attend and share their experiences in the law with undergraduates.For more information and to RSVP, contact Magalie Yacinthe at [email protected] or (305) 720-6384.  
14 Miami-Dade FAWL and the Cuban American Bar Association Joint Newtworker at the Mandarin Oriental Brickell Key, 400 Brickell Key Drive. Cost: FREE.  
13-15 ABA Bar Leadership Institute; Chicago, Ill. For more information visit www.abanet.org/barserv/bli.html.  
13 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers will host a membership luncheon. The guest speaker will be Judith Equels from The Florida Bar speaking on law office management issues. The presentation will offer one hour of CLE credit. Thecost for the luncheon will be held from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Cucina D' Angelo. You must RSVP by March 11 to Holly O'Neill: [email protected] or call (561) 353-3880.  
13 The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association will present a teleconference entitled, Behavior Interviewing 101: The New Tool of Candidate Evaluation. The teleconference will be free and will begin at 12:05 p.m. To attend you must RSVP by Friday March 7 to [email protected]  
12 Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) will host its next membership luncheon at 12:00 p.m. at River City Brewing Company. The guest speaker will be Attorney/Author Rene Fix. Please RSVP by Wednesday, MArch 5th to Mary Scott at [email protected] The cost is $25 for non-members.  
11 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association will host its March Luncheon at noon at the River City Brewing House. To RSVP by March 6 or for more information, contact Stephanie Harriett at [email protected]  
10 The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Christian Legal Society will celebrate its new chapter on Monday, March 10, 2008 at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Gregory Hall, 1314 South Dixie Highway. West Palm Beach. The special guest will be The Honorable Kenneth B. Bell of the Florida Supreme Court. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and is $30.00 per person. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.  
07 St. Petersburg Bar Association Membership Meeting, Mirror Lake Lyceum; 11:45 Registration - buffet opens at 12 p.m. For more information visit www.stpetebar.com  
05 Palm Beach County Bar Association & South County Bar Association Joint Luncheon; Delray Beach Club, 12 p.m. Guest speaker Florida Bar President Frank Angones. For more information visit www.palmbecahbar.org  

February 2008

28 Cuban American Bar Association along with the Caribbean Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Gwen S. Cherry Women's Lawyers Association, Haitian Bar Association, League of Prosecutors, Miami-Dade Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida and the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association invite you to join them for complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at: LAWYERS FOR CHILDREN: RAISING THE BAR; Coconut Grove Bank, 2701 South Bayshore Drive, Miami. RSVP to: [email protected] by Feb. 25, 2008  
28 Tallahassee Barristers General Body Meeting, Capital City Country Club. Cost: $12-$15 per person.  
27 St. Petersburg Bar Open House, 4701 Central Ave. Suite B.; 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.  
27 Hillsborough County Bar Association will hold its Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the Chester H. Ferguson Law Center; 5 - 8 p.m.; 1610 N. Tampa Street (next to Stetson Tampa Campus) RSVP: (813) 221-7777 or [email protected]  
26 South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers Judicial Reception honoring the South Palm Beach County Judiciary. Old Calypso Restaurant, Delray Beach. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. $35 for members; $45 for non-members. RSVP before February 15 to Holly O’Neill at 561-353-3880 ([email protected])  
23 Stetson College of Law will be host the First Annual Central Florida Diversity Picnic at its Tampa Campus from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by various voluntary bar associations, including the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the George Edgecomb Bar Association, the Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, the Sarasota County Bar Association, and The Florida Bar Young Lawyer Division. All minority law students in Florida are encouraged attend the event so they can begin to establish professional relationships with lawyers and judges from Central Florida. I have Questions about the event, please, Luis A. "Tony" Cabassa, (813) 273-0050 (phone) or e-mail, [email protected]  
23 Central Florida Diversity Picnic, Stetson University College of Law. For more information contact Tony Cabassa at (813) 273-0050  
23 The Cuba Legal Forum, in conjunction with the Florida International University College of Law is presenting a seminar, titled, "Cuban Population and Capital Flows: Immigration, Investments, and Expectations," on Feb. 23, 2008 on the campus of FIU College of Law. This seminar addresses the current and future state of immigration and real property issues with respect to Cuba and how they relate to participating attorneys in the Unites States. For more information contact Jose Gabilondo, professor , FIU College of Law, at [email protected] or 305/348-5943.  
21 Miami-Dade FAWL presents The CSI Effect. The Bankers Club, 2 South Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 1400. Cost: $35 members; $40 non-members. RSVP by Feb. 18, 2008 to Kathleen M. O'Connor at [email protected] or by check payable to Miami-Dade FAWL mailed to Kathleen O'Connor, 7445 S.W. 147 St., Palmetto Bay, FL 33158.  
16 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Foundation's 2007-2008 Scholarship Banquet & Gala-- "Commemorating 30 Years of Excellence." The Scholarship Banquet will be held at the Marriott Biscayne Bay Miami, 1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132 at 6 p.m. RSVP to: Michele Samaroo at [email protected] or call (305) 381-6073 ext.16. Include your entree selection in your response (Churrasco, Honey Chicken or Salmon. Tickets: $125.00 per person; $100.00 (Government/Public Interest Attorneys). Attire: Black-tie (Optional).  
15 Lee County Bar Association Membership Luncheon & Meeting. For more information contact the LCBA at (239) 334-0047 or visit www.leebar.org.  
15 F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association Annual William Holland Scholarship Luncheon, West Palm Beach, FL. SOLD OUT  
14 South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers Membership Luncheon. Speaker – Sherri Johnson, President of FAWL. Noon – 1:30 PM. Cucina D’Angelo at Boca Center. $25.00. RSVP before February 7 to Holly O’Neill at 561-353-3880 ([email protected])  
13 The Young Lawyers Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association presents the 2008 Judicial Reception. Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Location: The Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Cost: FREE to SPBA members; $35 for non-members and guests. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 11, 2008. For more information email - info @stpetebr.com  
09 The Haitian Lawyers Association 8th Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala, Hollywood, FL.  
07 Dade County Bar Association General Membership Luncheon. Special Guest Speaker Miami Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez. Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel; 11:30 a.m. Advance Registration $40 members; $45 non-members, Late registration: $50. For more information visit, www.dadecountybar.org.  
07 Tallahassee Women Lawyers - TWL Mentoring Program Mixer. It will be a great opportunity for the students to socialize with their mentors and the local legal community. Paradigm, 115 College Ave.(downtown) from 5:30 - 7 p.m. For additional information, please contact Michelle Buckalew at [email protected]  
07 North County Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association will host its Annual BBQ & Casino Night at the Bonnette Hunt Club in Palm Beach Gardens. Events includes BBQ Buffet, drinks, live music and casino play. Cost: $40 section members; $50 non section members and guests. Judges are complimentary. Visit www.palmbeachbar.org for more information.  
02 The Miami-Dade Justice Association cordially invites you its 19th Annual Judicial and Presidential Ball honoring its Past Presidents and the Dade County Judiciary; Ritz Carlton, Coconut Grove, Grand Ballroom; 7 p.m. - dinner, dancing, entertainment. MDJA members and guests - $200 per person; Judiciary Complimentary - Black Tie optional.  

January 2008

31 Florida Supreme Court Historical Society will hold its 2008 Annual Dinner; Tom & Ginny Futch Ballroom, University Center Club, Tallahassee. Reception - 6 p.m. ; Dinner - 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person (or $125 with a copy of Vol.II, Florida Supreme Court history.) For more information, 850/222-3703 or e-mail [email protected]  
31 Clearwater Bar Association presents its Annual People Law School titled "Independent Court Systems." St. Pete College, Fine Arts Auditorium; 7 - 9 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule of classes visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.  
30 Tallahassee Bar Association/LAF Chili Cook-off; Bradley's Retreat on the Pond. Firework provided by Ashley Productions. For more information contact TBA at (850) 222-3292.  
26 St. Petersburg Bar Foundation presents "2008 Heroes Among Us." St. Petersburg Yacht Club Ballroom; Cocktails & Dancing at 6 p.m.; Dinner and program at 7 p.m. Black tie optional. For more information contact the SPBA at 727/823-7474.  
25 Lee County Bar Association Membership Luncheon & Swearing-in of 2008 LCBA Executive Council. Florida Bar President Francisco Angones.  
24 Clearwater Bar Association presents its Annual People Law School titled "Criminal Law." St. Pete College, Fine Arts Auditorium; 7 - 9 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule of classes visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.  
17 Clearwater Bar Association presents its Annual People Law School titled "How a Trial Jury Really Works." St. Pete College, Fine Arts Auditorium; 7 - 9 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule of classes visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.  
16 Tallahassee Women Lawyers kicks off its Annual Women's Professional Empowerment Series - Part I, titled, " Women and Leadership: How to Earn Respect While Being Influential and Effective." Hilton Garden Inn, Tallahassee; 6 - 7:30 p.m. Part I will have a panel presentation addressing " Perspectives from the Executive Branch, Private Practice and the Bench." Cost: $20. Dinner is included in price of admission. RSVP is required for the event. RSVP to Joy Tootle at [email protected] Attendee will receive one (1) hour general CLE credit.  
16-21 2008 Florida Defense Lawyers Association Winter Seminar; Lion Square Lodge, Vail, CO. Contact Nell McInnish for lodging information at 800/365-1224. For more information contact www.fdla.org.  
15 Volusia County Bar Association Judicial Reception; 5:30 p.m.; Halifax River Yacht Club, Daytona Beach. $20 per person (spouses & guests welcome). For more information visit www.volusisbar.org or e-mail [email protected]  
11 Collier County Membership Luncheon, Carraba's 12 p.m.; $20 members, $25 non-members  
10 Clearwater Bar Association presents the first session of its Annual People Law School titled "The Judicial System from the Judge's Prospective." St. Pete College, Fine Arts Auditorium; 7 - 9 p.m. For more information and a complete schedule of classes visit www.clearwaterbar.org/law.html.  
10 Volusia FAWL Meeting; Halifax River Yacht Club. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. For reservations or more information contact Joan Briggs by email at [email protected] or fax 386/258-5019.  
09 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association cordially invites you to its January luncheon featuring a presentation on the rich history of the city of Jacksonville by special guest speaker: DOUGLAS J. MILNE, ESQ. of Milne, McCorvey and Myers. 12 p.m. at River City Brewing Company$25 for non-members. RSVP by Friday, January 4 to Mary Scott at [email protected]  
01-15 Deadline to submit onlline committee preference forms. Visit www.floridabar.org for more information.  

December 2007

17 South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers Holiday Party. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Bank of New York Mellon, 1801 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres. Free for members and their significant others. RSVP before December 7 to Holly O’Neill at 561-353-3880. ([email protected])  
14 Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Monthly Luncheon; Steve's Courtyard Cafe' on University Ave.; 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
13 You are cordially invited to attend the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive. 6:30 p.m. Location: Bond's Restaurant 319 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. Cost: $5.00 for members with a toy; $10.00 for members without a toy; $15.00 non-members without a toy. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child. All toys collected will be donated to students at Lincoln Elementary School in Riviera Beach. RSVP to Tracy Mitchell at [email protected] poliakoff.com by Monday, Dec. 10, 2007.  
13 South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers Networking Lunch. Noon – 1:30 PM. Cucina D’Angelo. $25.00. RSVP before December 6 to Holly O’Neill at 561-353-3880. ([email protected])  
07 The Miami-Dade Chapter of FAWL, 25th Annual Judicial Luncheon and Scholarship Luncheon. Reception - 11:30 a.m.; Luncheon - 12 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. Cost of Attendance - $75. Judges are complimentary. Advance reservations are required by De. 3, 2007. For more information contact Stacey Koch, president-elect at [email protected]  
06 St. Petersburg Bar Association Holiday Party; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Mirror Lake Lyceum. Free to all members plus one guest. For more information contact SPBA at 727/823-7474.  
05 Book Reading Event - Saira Rao, author of The Chambermaid on behalf of the South Asian Bar Association of Florida; 6 p.m.; SolAmbit Law Group, 700 South Andrews Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served. RSVP to: [email protected]  
04 Book Reading Event - Saira Rao, author of The Chambermaid on behalf of the South Asian Bar Association of Florida; 6:30 p.m.; Harris, Harris, Bauerle & Sharma, P.A., 1201 East Robinson Street, Orlando, Florida. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be served. RSVP to: [email protected]  
04 Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association cordially invites its ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY, 5:30-7:00 p.m. "Tastings," will be held at 1515 Prudential Drive. No cost for members. RSVP by Friday, November 30 to Mary Scott at [email protected]  

November 2007

29 The Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, is sponsoring a one day Florida Bar approved CLE for Florida Bar members. There is no cost for attending and lunch will be provided. RSVP required. Location: F.S.U. University Club. The course is divided into two main issue areas of disability law, each approved for 3 CLE credits: "Mental Illness Awareness for Lawyers." 9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.; "Representing Individuals with Developmental Disabilities before the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings." 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.  
28 Tallahassee Barristers Association presents Professionalism & Ethics 101: Basic Guidelines and Principles (Course No. 69967. Time: 6 - 8 p.m.; Location: FSU Law School Rm R-107; Free to Barristers Members; $15/Nonmembers. To register email [email protected]  
27 The Young Lawyers' Section of the Tallahassee Bar Association has teamed up with the 2nd Circuit Committee on Professionalism to offer the Second Annual "Morning in the Courthouse" from 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m. . It will be a morning in the Leon County Courthouse where lawyers can take a behind the scenes tour of the courthouse (guided by Chief Judge Frances), observe proceedings in the courtrooms, learn about the "players" in the courthouse ( i.e., clerk, judicial assistants, private attorneys), and take part in a professionalism panel discussion. The program will conclude with a lunch attended by local judges and members of the professionalism committee. Lunch will be provided and attendees may receive CLE credits (accreditation pending). There is no cost to attend for TBA members or current students and the cost for nonmembers is only $10. Everyone is welcome, but space is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected]  
20 Jacksonville Bar Association Young Lawyer Section presents its annual Afternoon at the Courthouse seminar (Duval County Courthouse). 4.5 Florida Bar CLE credits pending. Seating is limited - please register as soon as possible by emailing Kim Law at [email protected]  
17 Lee County Bar Association and Florida Rural Legal Services presents the Pro Bono Clinic, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Quality Life Center of SW Florida, 3210 Dr. martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Fort Myers. For more information contact Ethel Wells, Florida Rural Legal Services at (239) 334-4554, ext. 119. Volunteers are needed.  
17 The VHFCNBA Reception will take immediately after the Walt Disney World Florida Classic - Game at 3:15 p.m. - (2983 Vineland Rd., Kissimmee- 561-2564-2890); VHFCNBA Affiliate Chapter President’s Meeting & Long Range Planning 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., FAMU School of Law (Orlando, FL)  
16 F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association's General Body Meeting; 12:00 p.m. Palm Beach County Courthouse Library. Lunch will be served to first come, first serve. For more information, email: [email protected] or visit http://www.cunninghambar.org.  
15 Tallahassee Barristers meeting will be held next Thursday, November 15, 2007, at the Capital City Country Club located at 1601 Golf Terrace Drive. The meeting will begin at noon. A lunch buffet will be available for $15.50 per person. Fore more information email [email protected]  
15 Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association will hold its November General Membership Meeting featuring Hon. Laurel M. Isicoff, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, and Sabrina Chassagne, Esq., Bankruptcy Practitioner at the Bankruptcy Law Seminar. $15 for members; $18 for non-members. Location: Unites Sates Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, 51 SW First Ave. Rm. 1411, Miami. RSVP to Jennifer Ellis at [email protected] 1.0 hour of CLE credit  
15 Jacksonville Bar Association November Luncheon. Guest Speaker Paul Vance, General Counsel of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hyatt Hotel. RSVP by noon, November 13, 2007 to [email protected] or by fax, 904/399-4854  
15 The Young Lawyers Section of the Dade County Bar Association invites you to join them for their 5th Annual Bids for Kids benefitting the DCBA/YLS Children's Charitable Programs at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami at 6 p.m. Tickets in advance are $50 per person, $30 for law students and $40 for government attorneys. The cost will be $60 at the door and members of the judiciary may attend as a guest of the organization. You may purchase tickets by calling (305) 371-2220 or by mailing a check to: DCBA/YLS, 123 NW First Avenue, Suite 214, Miami, FL 33128.  
14 Tallahassee Women Lawyers NOVEMBER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn (Seminole Banquet Room), located on Blair Stone Road near KMart. The cost of dinner is $20. Guest Speaker: Frank Angones, Florida Bar President. RSVP IS REQUIRED! Please RSVP to Joy Tootle, TWL Secretary, at [email protected]  
14 Brevard County Bar Association's "Fall CLE Afternoon Series" 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Space Coast Convention Center, Holiday Inn Express (off I-95, exit 201/SR 520), Cocoa, Florida. $40 for BCBA members; $175 for nonmembers. For more information contact the BCBA at 321/254-8801  
13 Miami Dade Justice association announces its November 2007 luncheon meeting, J.W. Marriott, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami, Florida 33131  
13 Miami Dade Justice Association cordially invite you to the November 2007 Luncheon Meeting; J.W. Marriott, Brickell Ave.; 12 p.m., - 2 p.m.; $40. For more visit, www.miamidadejustice.org  
13 Miami Dade Justice Association November 2007 Luncheon Meeting; 12 - 2 p.m. (11:30 a.m. - Registration); J.W. Marriott, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami; $40 - All attendees. For more information contact Arthur Garcia, 954/862-1483  
09 Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Monthly Luncheon; Steve's Courtyard Cafe' on University Ave.; 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
09 Collier County Bar Association Membership Luncheon, Carrabba's, 12 p.m., $20 members, $25 nonmembers  
09 Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association November 2007 Luncheon; The Courtyard at Steve's Cafe - 12 West University Ave., 11:45 a.m. Members $12, Non-members, $14. Register on or before Nov. 7, 2007. For more information contact Judy Padgett at [email protected] or call 352/380-0333.  
08 Miami-Dade FAWL presents "The Business of Law: How to Create, Promote, Brand and Build Your Law Practice. Time: 11:30 a.m., The Banker's Club, 2 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1400. $35 FAWL members; $40 nonmembers. RSVP by November 1, 2007 to [email protected]  
08 South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers membership luncheon. Speaker Nancy Weingard of Raymond James & Associates, Inc. on Financial Planning for Women. 12 – 1:30 p.m. Cucina D’Angelo. $25.00. RSVP before November 1 to Holly O’Neill at 561-353-3880.  
07 A diverse group of University of Miami and local organizations has collaborated to launch the inaugural Racial Justice Lecture Series panel discussion entitled Race, Rights & Real Justice: Examining the Case for Black Reparations in America. The inaugural panel discussion will be from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the The University of Miami, Whitten University Center Lower Lounge, 1306 Standford Drive, Coral Gables. For more information about this event, Contact Aziza Naa-Kaa Botchway, Esq., Director, Joint Program on Law, Public Policy & Ethics at (305) 284-3870 or via email at [email protected]  

October 2007

27 Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association. CLE: “Earning Your Keep”: Understanding the Ethical and Financial Dynamics of Law FirmsPresented by: Judge Michael Chavies, Eugene Pettis, Esq., Yolanda Cash-Jackson, Esq., and Robert Vaughn, Esq.; 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.; Doubletree- Grand Biscayne Bay, Miami.  
27 4th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic, Amelia Earhart Park, Hialeah, Florida. To register or for additional information, log on to http://kttlaw.com/picnic.  
26 Volusia County Bar Association Family Law CLE Seminar (8:30 a.m.) followed by 12 p.m. Membership Meeting with Board of Governors Rep. Chobee Ebbets and Florida Bar YLD President Scott Atwood. For more information visit www.volusiabar.org.  
26-27 Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association First Quarterly Meeting; Doubletree, Grand Biscayne Bay-Miami. Doubletree- Grand Biscayne Bay, Miami1717 N. Bayshore Drive $149.99 per night. Rate Valid Until: October 3, 2007.  
26 Joint Voluntary Bar Minority Mentoring Kick-Off Reception Welcoming Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association. Time - 5:30 p.m.; One Southeast Third Ave., 25th Floor, Miami Florida. RSVP: [email protected]  
26 VHFCNBA President’s Reception; 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sponsored by: Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors Doubletree- Grand Biscayne Bay, Miami.  
26 Wild, Wild West Bench & Bar-B-Que: 207 Bench & Bar Conference of the Clearwater & St. Petersburg Bar Associations; 12p.m. - 6 p.m.; Stetson University College of Law. For more information contact the Clearwater Bar Association at 727/461-4869.  
25 Tallahassee Barristers October meeting will take place at Cafe Cabernet; 6 p.m.  
24 You are invited to attend the Tallahassee Women Lawyers 25th Annual Judicial Reception. Join us in honoring the Judiciary for their dedication, hard work and leadership; The Challenger Learning Center Downtown Tallahassee in Kleman Plaza; 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, and DessertTicket prices:All members of the Judiciary are complimentaryTWL members: $25 in advance/ $30 at the doorNon-TWL members: $30 in advance/ $35 at the doorStudents/ Government lawyers: $25 in advance/ $30 at the door  
24 Tallahassee Women Lawyers will be hosting its 25th Judicial reception to honor members of the local Judiciary for their dedication and civic duty. The 25th Judicial Reception will be held at the Challenger Learning Center, located in downtown Tallahassee, 6 - 8 p.m. Drinks, hor d'oeuvres and desserts will be served. Tickets are TWL $25 (with advanced purchase)/$30; Non-TWL members - $30 (with advance purchase)/$35; Students/Government Lawyers - $24 (with advance purchase/$30); Judiciary - complimentary.  
21 Theodore R. Gibson Memorial Fund's 25th Anniversary Fund Dinner. The cost of tickets are $60 per person. The dinner will be at the Parrot Jungle, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida, starting at 6 p.m. For more information, please contact (305) 442-9613 or (305) 446-1543.  
19 Florida Defense Lawyers Association Regional Meeting; Omni Jacksonville Hotel. For more information visit, www.fdla.org.  
18 The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association invites you a seminar titled: Her Place at the Table: Negotiating Conditions for Career Success. Attend this dynamic seminar on Thursday, October 18, 2007 and learn how to negotiate for your career success! Carol Frohlinger, Esq., co-founder of Negotiating Women, Inc. and co-author of Her Place at the Table: A Woman's Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success, will share practical advice guaranteed to change the way you think about negotiation. Carol, an expert on how negotiation can help women advance in business, will also offer a framework you can use in even the most difficult situations. Hosted by the UM Women MBAs Association and Miami Law Women and sponsored by the School of Business and School of Law career centers, the seminar will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on October 18, 2007, at the University of Miami School of Business Storer Auditorium. A networking reception will kick off the event at 5:30 p.m. Seats are limited; please RSVP by October 10, 2007, to [email protected] in the School of Law Career Planning Center. See the flyer attached for more information.  
17 Join PR Colleagues, the Cunningham Bar Association and Various Members of the Media at the First Fun Event Co-Sponsored by Gold Coast PR Council & PRSA - Palm Beach Chapter at PR in the RA, 6-8 p.m. RA Sushi11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. Enjoy a delicious array of sushi and other tasty appetizers. Plus receive one drink ticket good for a bottle of hot sake, beer or a glass of wine; $15 per person. Please RSVP by Oct. 14 to Gary Schweikhart at [email protected]  
17 Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association invites you a reception for the Fellows of The Florida Bar Foundation featuring Bar Scheck of the Innocence Project; 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m; Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, 1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami.  
12 Volusia County Bar Association invites you to the Kim C. Hammond Justice Center, Bunnell; 4- 7 p.m. For more information, contact the VCBA at 386/253-9471.  
12 Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Monthly Luncheon; Steve's Courtyard Cafe' on University Ave.; 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
12 The Dade County Bar Association Real Property Committee, the DCBA Young Lawyers Section and Put Something Back are pleased to announce the seminar "The Nuts & Bolts of Real Property Law". For more information, contact visit, www.dadecountybar.org  
11 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association presents a three hour seminar on the subject of “Examining and Cross-Examining Witnesses at Trial.” 9 a.m to 12 p.m. Join us and learn from two of the most prominent South Florida trial lawyers of this generation! The WDFJBA presents an interactive session designed to give young lawyers the tools needed to successfully examine and cross-examine witnesses at trial. Approximately an hour of the seminar will be devoted to ethics issues involving the examination of witnesses. Admission: 25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members; free admission if you become a new member of the WDFJBA (practiced less than 5 years $50 / $38 for public interest attorneys; practiced 5 years or more $100 / $75 for public interest attorneys). H.T. SMITH, ESQ. Past President of The National Bar Association, WDFJBA Founding President & Current Director of Trial Advocacy at FIU School of Law ERVIN GONZALEZ, ESQ. Partner at Colson Hicks Eidson, Past President of The Dade County Bar & The FL. Bar Board of Governors Location: Dade County Courthouse , 73 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33131, Courtroom 4-2 RSVP to: Eric A. Hernandez at [email protected]; The Florida Bar has approved three (3) hours of CLE credit for this seminar.  
11 The Tallahassee Barrister's Mentoring Committee will host a Business Etiquette Workshop at the law firm of Flowers & White (1501 E. Park Avenue, just after you pass Magnolia Drive heading east). The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be taught/facilitated by Justice Peggy Quince. While this event is aimed at FAMU Hatchett Pre-Law and FSU BLSA mentees, attorneys who have practiced for 5 years or less may also attend.  
11 South Palm Beach County Florida Association of Women Lawyers Membership Lunch. Guest Speakers: Bob Bertisch, Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc., and Pam O'Brian from Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence. Cucina D’Angelo, 12 Noon. Please RSVP to Holly O’Neill at (561) 353-3880.  
11 Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association October Membership Meeting--Examining & Cross-Examining Witnesses at Trial Seminar; 12 p.m., Dade County Courthouse, 73 W, Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33131, Courtroom 4-2; $25 for members; $35 for non-members.  
11 Oct. 11 Legal Clinic Cancelled--Clearwater Bar Association: The October 11 Legal Clinic scheduled for Mt. Carmel Baptist Church has been cancelled and will be rescheduled due to emergency repairs being made to the church. A new date will be announced in the next 30 days.We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. For legal assistance contact the Lawyer Referral Service at (727) 461-4880; the new Self Help Legal Clinic at the Clearwater Law Library at (727) 464-3267, or Gulfcoast Legal Services at (727) 443-0657.  
10 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) cordially invites you to its upcoming membership luncheon, to be held from 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at River City Brewing Company. Guest speakers are County Court Judge Angela M. Cox and Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth A. Senterfitt. Cost for nonmembers is $25. Please RSVP by Friday, October 5 to Mary Scott at [email protected] For further information, please visit www.jwla.org.  
06 St. Petersburg Bar Association Octoberfest hosted by the SPBA Young Lawyers Section; University of South Florida, St. Pete Bayboro Campus, 140 7th Avenue South - south of Davis Hall. Tickets $25 per person. Opportunities for sponsorship and booths still available. For more information contact YLS Chair Shawna Mucario at 727/895-5529 or e-mail [email protected]  
05 Cuban American Bar Association Third Annual Pro Bono Fundraiser; Fairchild Botanic Tropical Garden. More information to follow.  
05 Cuban American Bar Association presents an Art Auction and Latin Cuisine Tasting: A Taste of Cuba, Art in the Tropics; Fairchild Tropical Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL. Keynote Speaker, Gov. Charlie Crist. Open bar and food; $75 per person. 7:30 p.m. - until. For more information call (305) 373-9426.  

September 2007

28 Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar association, Asian Pacific Bar Association, Caribbean Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association, Haitian Lawyers Bar Association, T.J. Reddick Bar Association present Demystifying the JQC; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. @ the Tower Club, Ft. Lauderdale.  
28 Cuban American Bar Association Annual Golf Tournament, Doral Resort & Spa Golf Course. More information to follow.  
27 Tallahassee Barristers General Body Meeting. Place & Time TBA.  
27 F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association Community Law Project; Riviera Beach at the Lindsey Davis Community Center; 2:30-11:30 a.m. To volunteer or questions, contact Tequisha Myles at 561/655-8944 ext. 296.  
25 Sarasota County Bar Association invites you to attend the SCBA Annual Installation & Awards Dinner at Michael's on East. 6 p.m. social & cocktail hour; 7 p.m. dinner & awards program. Keynote Speaker - Boll McCollum, Florida Attorney General. Reservation deadline Sept 21. For more information visit www.sarasotabar.com  
25 The South Asian Bar Association cordially invites to attend a free reception for all new and returning South Asian law students attending Stetson Law school. Refreshments will be served.Law students, please come to meet local attorneys for practical advice and mentoring about surviving law school and the job hunting process.Attorneys, please join us and volunteer your time to serve as a mentor to a local law students. 6 - 8 p.m. ; Holland & Knight, 100 N. Tampa Street, Suite 4100, Tampa, FL 33602. Please RSVP to [email protected]  
21 Leadership 2007: thinking about taking on a leadership role in the community, in the bar or in the firm? Come and learn from the experts as they share practical steps o attaining goals! Speakers: Linnes Finney, Esq., Immediate Past President, NBA; Larry Hanfield, Past President of Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association; Jason Murray, Esq., Past President of WDFJBA. Location: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave., RM 2106; Cost: 15 per person; Time 12 p.m.; RSVP to: Jennifer Ellis at [email protected] or 305/536-2732.  
21 F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar association September Meeting. 12 p.m.; Palm beach County Courthouse Law Library.  
20 Brevard County Kick-off BBQ. Enjoy dinner which will include a buffet of chicken, pork, slaw, beans, garlic toast and corn bread muffins. $10 per person, 6 - 9 p.m. RSVP to the BCBA office by noon September 18. For more information contact the BCBA at 321/254-8801 or [email protected]  
19 The South Palm Beach County of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers is holding a member reception from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Northern Trust Bank, 3100 Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida. Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres will be served. Admission is free for members and $20.00 for non-members. Please RSVP on or before Sept. 12 to Holly O’Neill, (561) 353-3880.  
19 TWL September General Membership Meeting New Hilton Garden Inn Blairstone Road, Tallahassee; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Candidates Forum for State Representative Districts 8 and 9 and local judicial candidates; Dinner is $20 and RSVP is requiredto [email protected]  
18 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) cordially invites you to the JWLA Opening Reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Tastings on 1515 Prudential Drive (near the Chart House restaurant). Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be served, and members will also be able to pay for 2007-2008 membership dues at the door. The event is free to JWLA members, and guests are welcome to attend at a cost of $15 per person. Please RSVP for the Opening Reception ASAP via e-mail to Mary Scott at [email protected]  
14 Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association September 2007 Luncheon; 11:45 a.m., The Courtyard at Steve's Cafe - 12 West University Ave.; Members $12, nonmembers $14. Register on or before September 12. For more information contact the EJCBA at 352/380-0333.  
11 The Lee County Bar Association and the Cape Coral Bar Association General Membership Luncheon & CLE Program, 12 p.m., The Italian-American Club in Cape Coral; Member $15, Nonmembers $25. Reservation: 239/334-0047. RSVP by Sept. 6.  
08 Tallahassee Barristers annual Crab Boil/Membership Drive, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Brokaw-McDougall House.  
07 Miami Dade Justice Association presents "Protecting the Record" - An Appellate Lawyer's Point of View, Miami, Florida. For more information contact MDJA's executive director, Yara Garcia, [email protected]  
07 Florida Council of Bar Executive Meeting at General Meeting, 8 - 10 a.m., Citrus  
06 The Tallahassee Bar Association Young Lawyers Section will meet at Harry's Bar & Grill, 5:30 p.m.  
06 FIU, St. Thomas & UM BLSAs Mentoring Reception; 5:30, Koyzak Tropin & Throckmorton, P.A., 252 Ponce de Leon Blvd., 9th Floor, Coral Gables 33134. All are encouraged to attend. Contact Marta at [email protected] to RSVP.  
06 Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee Meeting at General Meeting; 1 -3 p.m, Hernando; Florida Council of Bar Executives Meeting at General Meeting, 3 - 5 p.m., Hernando  
06 St. Petersburg Bar Association September Membership Meeting. Featured speaker: The Honorable Robert J. Morris, Jr., Chief Judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit. Mirror Lake Lyceum, 737 Third Ave. North, 11:45 a.m. registration - buffet opens at 12 p.m. For more information contact the St. Pete Bar at [email protected]  
04 Tallahassee Bar Association September Monthly Meeting at the Silver Slipper, 6 p.m.  

August 2007

30 The Jacksonville Bar Association presents the Judicial Professionalism Symposium at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel. Symposium - 12:30 - 5 p.m.; Reception - 5 - 6:30 p.m. 5.5 CLE Credits pending. For more information contact the JBA at 904/399-4854.  
30 Nova Law School-BLSA Mentoring Reception; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Berger Singerman, 350 E. Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. All judges and attorneys are encouraged to attend and partner with a law student. To RSVP, contact Vanessa Vidal via email [email protected] or phone (954) 713-7500. If you or anyone you know is unable to attend and would like a mentee, contact John Koyzak at [email protected] or Ken Walton at [email protected]  
28 The Miami-Dade Justice Association cordially invites you the August 2007 Luncheon Meeting with guest speaker: Honorable Stanford Blake. 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. ( 11:30 a.m registration); J.W. Marriott. For more information contact Arthur Garcia at 954/862-1483.  
23 Tallahassee Barristers General Body Meeting, A&J's Blues Cafe, 6 p.m.  
17 Cuban American Bar Association Judicial Luncheon. JW Marriott, 1111 Brickell Ave, Miami, Florida. Registration 11:30 a.m.; Lunch 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. $35 CABA members, $40 non-members. For tables and other information call 786/245-8123 or contact [email protected]  
15-18 The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar will be held August 15-18 at The Breakers in Palm Beach. You are cordially invited and encouraged to attend all or any portion of the regular session.A copy of the agenda for this meeting is available on The Florida Bar website at www.floridabar.org. From the menu bar on the left side of the Bar homepage, click on Inside the Bar, Leadership, Board, click on Meeting Schedule then Meeting Agenda. Minutes of past meetings are also available from this page.  
14 Miami Dade Justice Association presents a Community Partnership of the Homeless. Dinner sponsored and served by MDJA, Miami Florida, 4 - 7 p.m.  
10 Lee County Bar Association Riverboat Cruise Honoring the Judges of the 20th Judicial Circuit. JC Cruises - Edwards Drive at Hendry Street. $45 per adult - $35 per child. Boarding 5:30 p.m; departure 6 p.m. Call for reservations: (239) 334-0047.  
09-12 Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) Annual Meeting, Diplomat Resort and Spa, Hollywood, Florida  
01-04 National Bar Association 82nd Convention and Exhibits, Atlanta, GA  

July 2007

28-31 National Bar Association 82nd Convention and Exhibits, Atlanta, GA.  
27-28 2007 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, Disney Contemporary Resort, Orlando  
26-29 FLABOTA 10th Annual Convention, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando.  
02 Miami Dade Justice Association f/k/a Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. "KIDS - Kindness in Daily Service. JMH - Teddy Bears for the Children of the Oncology & Pediatric Units, Miami, Florida, 2 - 3:30 p.m. For more information contact MDJA's executive director, Yara Garcia, [email protected]  

June 2007

28 Miami Dade Justice Association June 2007 Luncheon Meeting; 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.; The Ritz Carlton - Coconut Grove; $50 for all attendees. Make reservations fro the luncheon by mailing your check payable to MJDA to : Arthur Garcia Jr., Executive Secretary, 12555 Orange Drive - Suite 261, Davie, Florida 33330.  
28 Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee Meeting/ Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents (Joint Meeting); 2 - 4 p.m. Location: Crystal C. For more information contact Summer Hall at 850/561-5764 or [email protected]  
27-30 The Florida Bar's Annual Convention, Orlando World Center Marriott  
26 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Awards and Installation Luncheon, Doubletree Grand Hotel. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. Cost $35.  
22 The Volusia County Bar Association presents Bowling for School Supplies, Ormand Lanes - 260 N. U.S. Highway 1, Ormand Beach; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For more information contact the VBA at 386/253-9471.  
21 Miami Dade Justice Association f/k/a Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, Judicial Reception, 6 - 9 p.m., Parrot Jungle Island. For more information contact MDJA's executive director, Yara Garcia, [email protected]  
21 Jacksonville Bar Association: Installation of Officers; 12 p.m.; Omni Hotel. Reservation deadline is 12 p.m., June 19. RSVP to [email protected] or fax to 904/399-4854.  
19 Volusia County Bar Association June Membership Meeting, 6 p.m., Gene's Steakhouse.  
15 Jacksonville Bar Association 6th Annual Raymond Elrich Trial Advocacy Seminar; Wyndham Hotel - Riverplace Blvd.; 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information visit www.jaxbar.org.  
09 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Bar Association Spa Retreat. Total cost is $165, $50 deposit. For more information contact Kishasha Sharp at www.warmspirit.org.  
07 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association cordially invites you to its Annual Judicial Reception "Lifestyles of the Robed and Famous"; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. Reception includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music. Please contact Terri Hunnewell at [email protected] to purchase individual tickets ($25 in advance; $35 at the door). RSVP deadline: Friday, June 1st.  
06 Sarasota County Bar Association invites you to have "Coffee at the Court." Judge Lynn Silvertooth Judicial Center; 8 - 8:45 a.m. Event is free, reservations are required. Email SCBA at [email protected]  

May 2007

31-01 11th Annual Florida Liability Claims Conference, Disney World, Orlando.  
31 Sarasota County Bar Association Annual Membership Meeting, 12 p.m., Michael's on East. Guest Speaker - Katie Self. Deadline for reservations, May 29. For more information contact SCBA at [email protected]  
24 Jacksonville Bar Association Annual Meeting and Election of Officers; Deerwood Country Club, 6 p.m. Make reservations today at [email protected]  
18 Annual Volusia County Bar Association Barristers Scamble, LPGA International Golf Course. Questions, call 386/253-9471.  
17-19 "Opening the Doors for Minorities," Key West, Florida. For more information visit www.cabaonline.com.  
17 Join the Cunningham Bar Association for our Past President's reception to be held at the Law Offices of Richard A. Ryles, 1005 17th Street West Palm Beach, Florida 33401, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For directions please call - 561-804-9361. In the 1970's the Cunningham Bar Association was founded as the Palm Beach County Black Lawyers Association to serve the need of Black lawyers and the Black Community. Join us as we revisit our roots by celebrating our Past Presidents. Please RSVP for this event by contacting Bradley Harper at [email protected]  
16 Jacksonville Bar association invited you to attend the Law Day Luncheon featuring Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp; Omni Hotel, 12 p.m.; Seating is limited, RSVP early by e-mail. Deadline to RSVP is May 10.  
11 Brevard County Bar Association invites you to attend "Breakfast With The Judges," Perkins in Suntree, 7 a.m. The breakfast is free. RSVP by May 10 to [email protected] or 321/254-8801.  
10 South Palm Beach County Chapter of Florida Association of Women Lawyers Monthly Membership Luncheon. Guest Speaker: Boca Raton City Commissioner Susan Whelchel. Cucina D'Angelo 12 - 1p.m. For more information email [email protected]  
09 BROWARD COUNTY WOMEN LAWYERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR. Tower Club, Regions Bank Building, Fort Lauderdale. $55 for BCWLA Members; $65 for Non-Members. RSVP [email protected] 7.0 Florida Bar CLE credits pending. For information contact Priya M. Onore, PR/Media Representative at 954.346.5573.  
09-13 National Bar Association Mid-Year Conference and Gertrude Rush Dinner, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, FL.  
09 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association and the NBA Women Lawyers Division mentoring workshop; 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Westin Diplomat & Resort, 355 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida, Conference Rm #301. Cost: Free.  
08 The Tallahassee Barristers will host a Professionalism 101: Basic Principles and Guidelines CLE, FSU Law School, Rm R107. Presenter: Honorable Errol Powell, member of The Florida Bar's Standing Committee on Professionalism. 1.5 Credits pending. Cost: $20/non-members; $10/Barrister members. To register, call Renee Gordon at 850/487-5815 (CANCELLED)  
04 You're invited to the 2007 St. Petersburg Bar Association Law Day Luncheon, presented by Whitney Bank. Mirror Lake Lyceum, 737 Third Ave. North, St. Petersburg. Registration: 11:45 a.m., lunch served - 12 p.m. The event is free to St. Pete Bar members. RSVP online at www.stpetebar.com. For more information contact the St. Pete Bar.  
01 Lee County Bar Association: Law Week Blood Drive. Blood Mobile parked at SE corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Monroe from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. To make an appointment for your date with the blood Mobile, please call Krista Scott at 239/344-1100.  
01 Tallahassee Bar association: Law Day Banquet (in lieu of May membership meeting). Keynote speaker, Mallory Horne. 7 p.m., FSU University Center, Futch Ballroom, 3rd Floor. RSVP is necessary by April 26, 2007 to Kathy Arrant, 850/222-3292 or [email protected] Event price: $40 per person. Cash Bar available during banquet.  
01 Tallahassee Barrister's Annual Law Day Banquet, FSU University Center Club, Futch Ballroom. Keynote speaker: Mallory Horne. For more information contact the Tallahassee Barristers at 850/222-3292.  

April 2007

28 Lee County Bar Association: Law in the Mall, Edison Mall, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Contact Matt Belcastro for more information, 239/344-1205  
27 The Cuban American Bar Association invites you to attend the Annual Mentoring Luncheon, Featuring Judge Angel A. Cortinas and Honoring the Recipient of CABA's Passing on Leadership Award, The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida, $35 members, $45 non-member. Space is limited so please RSVP with payment by April 13. By credit card at www.cabaonline.com or send check to One Biscayne Tower, Two Biscayne Blvd., 21st Floor, Miami, Florida, 33131, Attn: Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz.  
26 Brevard County Bar Association invites you to a Judicial Liaison Meeting. Charlie & Jakes - Wickham Road, 6 p.m., Attendees will pay for their won meal. No RSVP necessary.  
25 Palm Beach County Bar Association Annual Law Week Judicial Reception, The Harriet at City Place, 5:30 p.m.  
25 Broward County Women Lawyers Association 2007 Professional Assistant Day's Luncheon, themed , "Best in Broward": An Insider's View on the Best (and Worst) Ways to Interact With the Court, 12- 1 p.m. (check-in 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.). Bring your assistant and join us for this luxurious luncheon to honor our Legal and Judicial Assistants. The luncheon will include a panel discussion, raffle prizes and tips from the court. The Tower Club, One Financial Plaza (Region's Bank Building), 28th Floor. $30 per person ($25 for judges). Space is limited! Be sure to register early. BCWLA events and membership are open to both men and women.  
25 The Miami Dade Justice Association April 2007 Luncheon Meeting. Guest Speaker: Honorable Paul Siegel. 1) p.m. - 2 p.m. (11:30 registration). The Bankers Club, Two South Biscayne Blvd., One Biscayne Tower, 14th Floor, Miami; $30 per person. For more information contact Arthur Garcia Jr., 954/862-1483.  
23 Don't Miss the Final Part of Tallahassee Women Lawyer's Spring Women's Professional Empowerment Series. Panel presentation featuring Kelly Overstreet Johnson, Linda Shelley and Monesia T. Brown. 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the new Hilton Garden Inn (Seminole Banquet Rm), $20 for dinner and attendees will recieve one (1) hour of general CLE credit.RSVP for this event to Janet Godwin at [email protected] or call 850/222-4300.  
23 Tallahassee Women Lawyers April General Meeting/Part III of Women Professional Series. Hilton Graden Inn (Seminole Banquet Room), 6 - 7:30 p.m.  
20 Clearwater Bar Association Annual Golf Classic, Belleview Biltmore Golf Club, 1501 Indian Rocks Road. $100 entry fee includes competitive 18-hole scramble, lunch, range balls, green fees, cart, proximity contests, putting contest, door raffle prize, beverage, and the 19th Hole Party. Registration and lunch, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Shotgun start, 1 p.m. The Classic open to all. For more information contact CBA at 727/461-4869.  
20 F. Malcolm Cunningham Jr. Bar Association General Body Meeting at 12 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Courthouse Law Library.  
19 Palm Beach County Bar Association Membership Luncheon with guest speaker Richard Lapchick, Human Rights Activist, Director, UCF's Devos Sport Business Management Program. Co-hosted with FAWL and Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Marriott, West Palm Beach.  
19 South Palm Beach County Chapter of Florida Association of Women Lawyers Monthly Membership Luncheon. Guest Speakers: Ellen Leibovitch and Stephen Schwarzberg. Topic: Fair Labor Standards Act. Approved for one CLE credit. Cucina D'Angelo 12 - 1p.m. For more information email [email protected]  
17 Volusia County Bar Association Joint Meeting with the Volusia County Medical Society, 6 p.m., Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences. For more information contact VCBA at 386/253-9471.  
14 2007 Hillsborough County Bar Association Pig Roast, 5 - 7 p.m., Stetson University. Sponsorships available from $250 to $1000. Plan to attend one of Tampa Bay's most exciting events. For more information contact HCBA at 813/221-7777.  
14 Jacksonville Bar Association presents Monte Carlo Night, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, 7 - 11 p.m. $100 per person, includes heavy hors de'ovoures and cocktails, desert and coffee. Casino style tables, silent auction to benefit the JBA Habijax House. Reservations are required. For more information contact JBA at 904/399-4486.  
12-13 The 2007 Annual Florida Bar Diversity Symposium will take place April 12-13 at Florida International University College in Miami. There is no registration fee for this event, but space is LIMITED! Pre-registration is required for this event and the receptions. You must register by April 6, 2007 to attend. Visit The Florida Bar home page to get the registration form or register online.  
11 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) cordially invites you to its next membership luncheon at 12 p.m. at the River City Brewing Company. The luncheon will feature the Annual Judicial Panel. The cost is $18 for members and $23 for non-members. Please RSVP by Friday, April 6th, to Terri Hunnewell at 904-633-9260 or [email protected] For more information about the JWLA, please visit www.jwla.org.  
10 The Florida State University College of Law Black Law Students Association is requesting your presence at the End of the Year Banquet of the Delores Poindexter Auzenne Chapter of the Black Law Students Association featuring guest speaker National Advisor for the National Black Law Students Association, Dean Charles Tucker, Jr. 6:30 p.m. The Florida State University College of Law D'Alemberte Rotunda 425 West Jefferson St. Tallahassee, FL 32306  
10 Gwen S. Cherry Women Lawyers Association will be sponsoring a Social Security and Disability Law training seminar, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A., 2 South Biscayne Blvd., 34th Floor, 12 p.m. The cost is $20 for members. RSVP or forward any questions via email to [email protected]  
04 Clearwater Bar Association Young Lawyer Association Annual Judicial Reception to honor the judiciary in Pinellas and Pasco counties, the Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Second District Court of Appeal. Roof Top Terrace, Clearwater Main Library, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sponsorships are available for $250. Reservations are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Judges and JAs are guests of the YLD at no cost. Call CBA at 727/461-4869 or Reception Chair Christina Green Rankin at 727/441-8813 for more information.  
01-26 The Clearwater Bar presents the People's Law School. This CBA's 17th year of bring this program to the public free of charge. Each week a different topic is covered by volunteer judges and attorneys. The program is designed to increase legal concepts that affect our everyday lives. For a complete schedule visit, www.clwbar.org/law.html.  

March 2007

31 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association Law Graduates Breakfast. Florida International University, Kovens Center, 9:30 a.m. Speakers include Judges Marcia Cooke and Juliet Roulhac. For more information or to RSVP, please email [email protected]  
30 Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Inc.presents the 2007 Professionalism Seminar, UF Levin College of Law Auditorium, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Keynote speaker - Lawrence S. Kreiger, Clinical Professor of Law, FSU College of Law. $50 (make checks payable to EJCBA). For information contact EJCBA at 352/380-0333  
30 16th Annual Professionalism Seminar, 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, West Palm Beach. For more information contact the Palm Beach County Bar, 561/687-2800.  
29 Sarasota Chapter of FAWL and the Manatee Chapter of FAWL cordially invites you to a Judicial Reception. Enjoy cocktails and hors de'ouevres with our Second District Court Appellate judges, the 12th Circuit judges and the Sarasota County and Manatee County judges. Sara Bay Country Club, 7011 Willow Street, Sarasota, Florida. $18 for members, $22 for non-members. Cash bar available.  
29 The Appellate Practice Section of The Sarasota County Bar Association is pleased to host the General Membership Meeting, 12 p.m., Michael's on East. $20 per person. Deadline for reservation Monday, March 26. For more information contact SCBA at 941/366-6703.  
28 Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association presents Taking & Defensing Depositions Seminar, Carlton Fields, 400 International Place, 100 S.E. 2nd Street, 43rd Floor, Miami. Guest Speakers: Cynthia A. Everett, Esq and Detra Shaw Wilder, Esq. Cost is $15 per person. Please be sure to RSVP to Eric C. Hernandez at [email protected]  
28 It's half way to Friday!! If you're from the Orlando area, or just passing through on business, come relax and rewind after work with fellow South Asian Bar Association, co-workers and law students. Complimentary wine and cheese provided courtesy of our host, Meenakshi Hirani. Time: 6 - 8 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, email [email protected] Please RSVP by March 26.  
28 Broward County Women Lawyers Association presents the 2006-2007 Rising Star Scholarship Award Luncheon. The Tower Club, Regions Bank, 28th Floor, Ft. Lauderdale, 12 p.m. (check-in at 11:30 a.m). $10 judiciary, %15 students, $22 BCWLA members, $27 non-members. Reservations should be made to [email protected]  
24 Clearwater Bar Association's 61st Annual Oyster Roast, 5 - 9 p.m., 777 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor. For more information contact the CBA at 727/461-4869.  
23 TGIF!! It's the end of another week. Please join us for a happy hour co-hosted by the South Asian Bar Association of Florida, Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, George Edgecomb Bar Association and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Special guest speaker will be Francisco R. Angones, president-elect of The Florida Bar. Complimentary drinks and food will be provided, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Whether you are from the Tampa/St. Pete area or just in town for business, stop by and relax. RSVP by March 21, 2007 to [email protected]  
22-24 The Hispanic National Bar association will be holding the 2007 HNBA Mid-Year Conference: Latinos Excelling in Litigation and Moot Court Competition in Minneapolis, MN at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel. The event is being co-hosted with the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association. The Moot Court Competition is being co-hosted by the Hispanic National Bar Foundation and the HNBA Judicial Council. Registration deadline for Moot Court Competition is Dec. 29, 2006. For more information contact Peter M. Reyes, Jr. at [email protected]  
22 Brevard County Bar Association "Spring CLE Afternoon Series" PROFESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM, Holiday Inn Express I-95 & SR 520, Cocoa, Florida. $35 for BCBA members, $150 for non-BCBA members. Reservations are required are REQUIRED and should be sent to the BCBA office, 7331 Office Park Place, Suite 300, Melbourne, FL 32940, by Friday, March 16, 2007. For more information email, [email protected]  
22 South Palm Beach County Chapter of Florida Association of Women Lawyers Monthly Membership Luncheon. Guest Speakers: Ellen Morris, Chair of the Elder Law Committee for the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and Marc Leibovitch - Geriatric Care ManagerApproved for one CLE credit. Cucina D'Angelo 12 p.m - 1 p.m. For more information email [email protected]  
20 Palm Beach County Bar Association Joint Membership Luncheon with South County Bar with guest speaker Florida Bar President Hank Coxe, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Delray Beach Country Club.  
20 Annual Volusia County Bar Association Family Night, 6 p.m. Kid-friendly buffet dinner will be served in the Bill France Room. Bring the kids, grandkids or just yourself and enjoy all Daytona USA has to offer including the Pit Stop Show, Acceleration Alley, Dream Laps and more! Cost is $60.00 for the whole family! Sponsorship opportunities are available - contact the VCBA office.  
17 The Lee County Bar Association presents a BAR-be-cue sponsored by Lexis Nexis. Adults $15, children $5 (12&under), 4 p.m. To make your reservation, please contact LCBA at 239/334-0047, email [email protected]  
17 The Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter National Bar Association presents "Beat the Bar," FSU College of Law, BK Roberts Hall Room 101, 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Attend this seminar to find out about helpful tips for taking the Bar, study skills and more. For more information contact Stephanie Mickle, [email protected]  
16 Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association March Women's Month Luncheon and Silent Auction, 12 p.m. at Bankers Club, One Biscayne Tower, 2 South Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33131  
16 GSCBWLA March Women's Month Luncheon and Silent Auction, Bankers Club, One Biscayne Tower, 2 South Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33131. Registration will start at11:45 am and the lunch will start at 12 noon. Silent Auction proceedswill benefit our Gwen S. Cherry Legal Internship at Legal Services ofGreater Miami. Speakers will be: Leah Simms, Mikki Canton, Hilarie Bassand Marcia Narine. Silent auction items wanted and sponsorshipopportunities are available.  
07 The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) cordially invites you to its next membership luncheon at 12 p.m., River City Brewing Company. The keynote speaker is Doris Weatherford, noted author and publisher of women's history books. The cost is $18 for members and $23 for non-members. Please RSVP by Friday, March 2nd to Patty Dodson at 904-632-2424 or [email protected] For more information about the JWLA, please visit www.jwla.org.  
06-07 2007 National Bar Association Day, Washington, D.C.  
06 Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Foundation will host its Fourth Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet, Great Hall, Stetson University College of Law. For more information contact Fred. G. Minnis Bar at [email protected] or call 727/459-5449.  
01-31 The Clearwater Bar presents the People's Law School. This CBA's 17th year of bring this program to the public free of charge. Each week a different topic is covered by volunteer judges and attorneys. The program is designed to increase legal concepts that affect our everyday lives. For a complete schedule visit, www.clwbar.org/law.html.  
01 Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL) Miami Dade Chapter cordially invites you to attend " A Night in Venice," a benefit to foster hope for Casa Valentina. Intercontinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza. Elegant four course dinner on the rooftop terrace. Business or cocktail. Cost: $100 until Feb. 23 (reservation deadline).  
01 The Hillsborough County Bar Association will hold its 21st Annual Judicial Reception and Law Follies at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center’s Ferguson Hall. The Judicial Reception sponsored by the Trial Lawyers Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association will begin at 5:30pm followed by Law Follies at 7:00pm. Scores of attorneys from Hillsborough County participate in Law Follies each year. Skits and zany musical spoofs highlight the evening featuring witty and brilliant satire. The event is designed to provide a humorous outlook on current local, state and national events, celebrities and political figures. Tickets are $30 per person for HCBA members, and $35 per person for HCBA non-members. For more information or to register to attend, call the Hillsborough County Bar Association at (813) 221-7777, by e-mail at [email protected] or the web at www.hillsbar.com. Media representatives are welcome to attend. Please call Lisa at 813-221-7779.  

February 2007

27 The South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers will hold a Judicial Reception to honor the South County judges at Old Calypso Restaurant, 900 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cost of the event is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. For reservations call Holly O'Neill at Miller & O'Neill, 2300 Glades Road # 400E, Boca Raton, FL 33431, (561) 353-3880.  
24 Tallahassee Barrister's Black History Brain Bowl, Jack Gaither Community Center For more information, contact Sherrie Barnes at 671-3880. The event, which starts at 10:30am, is a contest for primarily middle-school children that tests their knowledge of Black History facts.  
24 The Barristers' Black History Brain Bowl, Jake Gaither Community Center, 801 Tanner Dr. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Sherri Barnes at 850/671-3880.  
22 Tallahassee Barristers General Body Meeting, A&J Blues Cafe, 2809 Sharer Road, 6-7 p.m.  
22 The Brevard County Bar Association presents "Fiesta Night," 6 - 8:30 p.m., Home Builders & Contractors Building. Florida Bar President Hank Coxe will be one of the judges for the Chili/Salsa Cook-off. Tacos and margarita while tasting the chili and salsa. $15 per person for fun, food & nonalcoholic drinks, $2.00 beer tickets, $4.00 margarita tickets. Reservations required by Feb. 20. For more information call 321/254-8801.  
17 The Entertainment & Sports Law Society at the University of Miami School of Law is having its 10th Annual Spring Symposium, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. The event will consist of several panels and lunch will be provided. Application pending for 8 hours CLE (2.0 ethics). Attorneys are welcome to attend for CLE credit for $75 in advance or $85 on-site. Please contact Tiffany Finger at [email protected] if you have any questions or are interested in attending.  
17 The Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Foundation cordially invites you to attend its Annual Scholarship Banquet Extravaganza, JW Marriott, 1109 Brickell Ave., Miami. Cocktails, 6 p.m., Dinner, 8 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person, $950 for a table of 10. RSVP by Feb. 12. For more in