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									                                                                                                                                       DCBA FEATURED EVENTS
                                                                                                                               (For more information go to www.dadecountybar.org)

                                                                                                                             05/06 11:30 a.m. YLS 22nd Annual Recognition Luncheon
                                                                                                                                    Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel

                                                                                                                             05/13 6:00 p.m. Spring Bar Party – The Stage Miami

   DADE COUNTY                                                                                                               06/03 7:00 p.m. 95th Annual Installation Dinner
  BAR ASSOCIATION                                 “A Century of Service to Miami-Dade”                                              Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel
                              123 N.W. First Avenue Miami, Florida 33128 / www.dadecountybar.org / May 2011

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                                                                                                     DADE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
                                                                                                            95th Annual Installation Celebration
                                                                                                                                Installations of
                                                                                                             ANDREA S. HARTLEY AS PRESIDENT
                                           B. Past Presidents
          Steven W. DaviS                                                                                        SORRAYA M. SOLAGES AS PRESIDENT
                                           I wanted to take advantage of the                                         YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION
““Nothing great was ever achieved          many talented attorneys and judges
             without enthusiasm.           who were former DCBA Presidents.                                        AND THE OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
                                           After a successful Past Presidents Din-                                  DADE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
                - Ralph Waldo Emerson      ner last June hosted by Sabadell
                                                                                                                     AND YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION
                                           United Bank (attended by Presidents
While uncertain as to what would hap-      from five different decades), we
pen this year, I knew that my enthusi-     sought to take advantage of their tal-                                                Presentations
asm for the wonderful organization         ents. We also held a working lunch                                 DAVID W. DYER PROFESSIONALISM AWARD
would lead to a great year. The simple     meeting in which Past Presidents were                                               And
fact is the DCBA offers much to work       specifically solicited for their input and                              COMMUNITY SERIVCE AWARDS
with thanks to 93 prior presidents and     thoughts about ways to continue to
boards that established a century of       improve the Association. As you saw                                         Friday, June 3, 2011 – 7:00 p.m.
service to the lawyers of this county.     we had many Past Presidents take an
                                           active part in DCBA programs but they
                                                                                                                       Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami
As I prepare to leave office, I am very
grateful and humble for having the         also helped the DCBA with sponsor-                                            400 S.E 2nd Ave Miami, FL
chance to lead the DCBA this past year.    ships, membership growth and great
                                           support for our programs. I benefitted
Four Goals (and one secret goal)           from this resource in many private
                                           conversations and meetings with the
                                                                                                                                 SOCIAL MedIA
                                                                                                                                   Ethan Wall
A. Establish the Lawyer Referral Serv-     Past Presidents and I am very grateful
ice (LRS)                                  for the welcoming, helpful and invalu-
                                           able insights they gave me.
                                                                                        Lack of time is one of the primary reasons at-      media does not require much time once you
Last July, the DCBA board approved                                                      torneys avoid social media marketing.               have made the initial investment in setting
establishing a Lawyer Referral Service     C. Legal Aid
                                                                                        Nearly every time I survey an audience dur-         up a profile. First time social media users
(LRS) on October 1, 2010. The LRS,
which is modeled after the Orange          he greatest legacy of the DCBA is the        ing a presentation on social media and the          may need to set aside a couple hours to fa-
County Bar Association’s LRS, has          outstanding work of our Lega Aid So-         law, an attorney will declare that they are         miliarize themselves with the big three so-
been successful for the DCBA and suc-      ciety. This year we focused on produc-       "too busy" to spend time on social network-         cial media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and
cessful for our members. With six          ing programs that raised        money        ing sites. To that I say: it’s a legitimate con-    LinkedIn, to determine which sites are best
months of results in, I am pleased to      and awareness of the great work Legal        cern.                                               suited for them. After determining which
report the results have exceeded our       Aid provides. The economic chal-
                                                                                        Attorneys always struggle with time man-            site(s) best fit his or her needs, a newcomer
projections. We have 198 panel mem-        lenges of the past three years have hit
                                           Legal Aid very hard so this year we the      agement. We are constantly buried under a           to social media may only need an hour or
bers who accepted 984 referrals gen-
erating revenue for the DCBA. This         DCBA celebrated the 60th Birthday            myriad of deadlines, e-mails, and research          two to create their own online profile. More
program generated business for our         Party for Legal Aid in which we hon-         assignments concerning the applicability of         experienced Internet users can set up a pro-
DCBA members and also helped pro-          ored ABA President, Stephen Zack.            the rule against perpetuities. How can an at-       file within minutes. This is because social
vide affordable representation to          The event was attended by nearly 300         torney add Twitter to their to-do list when         media sites are designed to be user friendly
many residents of this County. The         people including Florida Bar President       they are already bogged down with their             and accessible to anyone.
LRS director is a Florida lawyer with      Mayanne Downs along with Chief
                                                                                        billable hour requirement, preparing for mo-
Legal Aid experience enabling her to       Judges Federico Moreno and Joel
                                           Brown. This office, led by Sharon            tion calendar, and if they are lucky, squeez-
efficiently screen prospective clients
                                           Langer, provided the following serv-         ing some time in for their family?
and refer them to our members, other
legal services agencies. LRS was part of   ices in 2010 and assisted 6,106 clients      According to Social Media for Lawyers: The                                          Cont. on Page 7
our goal to deliver business opportu-      using varied delivery methods includ-        Next Frontier, the answer is that social
nities to our members. We presented        ing direct representation, pro bono at-
many programs directed toward help-        torneys, pro se clinics and community
                                           education. The attorneys who work in
ing members build their practices in-
cluding many great programs that           Legal Aid speak multiple languages to                  Dade County Bar Association
DCBA committees presented (over
150 programs were presented).
                                           help the poor from all cultures.
                                                                                          Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for
                                                                    Cont. on Page 2                     Women Lawyers
                                                                                                 Cuban American Bar Association
                                                                                                                          DIVERSITY SUMMIT
                                                                                                                              May 20, 2011
                                                                                        The goal of the Summit is to identify the unique challenges facing diverse lawyers in our
                                                                                        legal community, as well as establish goals and objectives for the stakeholders in our com-
                                                                                        munity to increase the number of diverse lawyers in law firms and other areas of private
                                                                                        practice. In addition, we want to create a mechanism for a cooperative effort to improve
                                                                                        diversity by creating a consortium of local bar leaders to develop an action plan to address
                                                                                        these issues.

                                                                                        Judges are complimentary!

                                                                                                             This event is funded by a grant provided by The Florida Bar.
DCBA BULLETIN • May • Page 2
                                     Dade County Bar Association
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                                                                        Legal Aid’s most significant achievements last year were:                initiatives of the ABA as well as a wonderful introduction of the
                                                                                                                                                 Justice. Most rewarding for me was to watch from the head table
                                                                        1.         Family Law: Staff attorneys represented hundreds of           as Justice Breyer engaged the audience with his riveting and stir-
                                    DADE COUNTY BAR
                                       ASSOCIATION                      clients in complex divorce, paternity and custody matters. Legal         ring message. It was a special day for the DCBA. Our March
                                Board of Directors 2010-2011            Aid continued to represent foster children transitioning out of          luncheon saw another sellout crowd hear the inspiring message
                                                                        the system with both general civil and administrative appeals            of 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Rosemary Barkett. At-
                                              OFFICERS                  and dependency issues.                                                   tended by over seventy judges this event was a wonderful way
                                                                                                                                                 to honor our judges.
                                   STEVEN W. DAVIS, President*
                                ANDREA S. HARTLEY, President-Elect*     2.        Guardianship: Staff represented hundreds of families
                                GARRETT J. BIONDO, Vice President*      serving as Guardians of their incapacitated loved ones. Legal Aid        DCBA Programming
                                  MARY LESLIE SMITH, Secretary*
                                                                        continues to be the only provider of legal services in Miami-Dade
                               HERMAN RUSSOMANNO, III, Treasurer*
                               MATTHEW J. RIDGELY, Executive Director   to families willing to serve as guardian for their elderly, physically   Over the course of the year we presented over 150 programs cov-
                               JOHNNIE M. RIDGELY, Executive Director   and mentally incapacitated family members. In 2010, Legal Aid            ering many practice areas. Our 34 committees are always busy
                                                                        expanded its Guardianship services to foster youth aging out of          providing programs in virtually every area of law. These pro-
                                                                        the foster care system.                                                  grams were attended by many lawyers providing valuable in-
                                          GROUP ONE                                                                                              sight into key areas of law.
                                     CHRISTOPHER M. MALEK
                                     MATTHEW S. MAZZARELA               3.        Domestic Violence: Staff represented over 1300 victims
                                      JORDAN A. DRESNICK                of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services included ad-           We also partnered with many other voluntary bar associations
                                        AMY J. SANTIAGO                 vice, direct representation and enforcement of restraining or-           and this year we presented a number of programs and partner-
                                           JANE MUIR
                                      ANDREW B. THOMSON                 ders. Client intake is done at four different sites to allow clients     ships with our friends at the Cuban American Bar Association,
                                                                        easy access to safety and protection.                                    The Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women
                                           GROUP TWO
                                                                                                                                                 Lawyers, the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women’s Lawyer Associa-
                                        STEPHANIE CARMAN
                                         DAMIAN THOMAS                  4.         Pro Bono Activities: Put Something Back (“PSB”)               tion, and the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association.
                                        BARBARA VINIEGRA                listed had pro bono attorneys representing 3,434 clients .PSB co-
                                       SORRAYA M. SOLAGES
                                         JOSHUA J. HERTZ
                                                                        ordinator Karen Ladis works hard to assure that all pro bono op-         Many Thanks For the Privilege
                                       CHRISTINA McKINNON               portunities are filled.. PSB also conducted 19 CLE seminars and
                                                                        48 self help clinics with emphasis on the bankruptcy and foreclo-        I thank all of you for your great support for me during my presi-
                                         GROUP THREE
                                       JAMES A. HANNON                  sure crisis.                                                             dency. Probably the single greatest thing about being president
                                       MICHAEL S. POPOK                                                                                          of the Dade County Bar Association is that I get to see so many
                                       BENJAMIN L. REISS                5.        Housing/Benefits: A staff attorney represented 245             outstanding Judges and lawyers who care deeply about the pro-
                                   THOMAS A. TUCKER RONZETTI
                                        DAVID BONHAM                    clients with representation in the areas of housing, benefits in-        fession and the improvement of the justice system, delivering
                                      MANUEL L. CRESPO, Jr.             cluding protecting clients from unlawful eviction during a fore-         legal services to the poor or the way the Court system is man-
                                                                        closure action.                                                          aged. The common denominator is that there are many talented
                                          GROUP FOUR
                                        THOMAS W. LOGUE                                                                                          and dedicated lawyers and judges willing to serve the DCBA and
                                        MARK F. RAYMOND                 Our office of Legal Aid has 22 lawyers which, when combined              the community. I received great support from the bench and
                                        CARLA M. BARROW
                                                                        with the volunteer attorneys in PSB allows the DCBA to offer a           thank all the judges who were always willing to help the DCBA.
                                          JOSEPH RAIA
                                        CAROL C. LUMPKIN                great resource to the poor of Miami-Dade County to help them
                                       THOMAS M. SANTORO                meet their legal needs. The financial circumstances of the Florida       My law firm, Boies, Schiller and Flexner, offered me great support
                                            GROUP FIVE                  Bar Foundation and other funding sources will mean this will al-         and I particularly thank Stephen Zack for his encouragement,
                                         MICHAEL R. BAND                ways be an important goal for the DCBA and I am happy to say             friendship, support, and involvement throughout the year even
                                           PAUL MORRIS                  that plans are already under way to create substantial additional        though his ABA duties kept him fully occupied. I also thank DCBA
                                         JEFFREY RYNOR
                                          NEIL FLAXMAN                  financial support from the DCBA to the office of Legal Aid that          Executive Director Matthew Ridgely whose long hours, hard
                                      JACQUELYN NEEDELMAN               will be implemented at the beginning of Andrea Hartley’s term.           work, and insights made my work very rewarding. Matthew has
                                         LEONARD ELIAS                                                                                           assembled a talented professional staff of Alice Sims, Jose Chico,
                                 JUDITH M. KORCHIN, ABA Delegate                                                                                 Kim Machado and Indra Rodriguez, as well as our new lawyer re-
                                            2008-2010                   D. Issue Advocacy.                                                       ferral services staff attorney Amy Melia. Each of you help make
                                                                                                                                                 my job that much easier during the course of the year. I also con-
                                 DADE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION            Advocacy for the justice system is always important to the DCBA,         gratulate and thank Stephanie Carmen on her service and hard
                                   YOUNG LAYWERS SECTION                particularly on issues of supporting our local judiciary and the         work leading the Young Lawyers Section (YLS). YLS programs in
                                 BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2010-2011
                                                                        courts as well as supporting the delivery of legal services to the       addition to the number of educational, networking and social
                                              OFFICERS                  poor. This year we also advocated to the Florida Supreme Court           events, helped children in foster care, families of the people serv-
                                   Stephanie L. Carman, President       to stop the unfair practice by some counties to prohibit non-local       ing in the armed services, the homeless and in mentoring teens.
                                  Sorraya M. Solages, President-Elect
                                  Suzette L. Russomanno, Secretary      mediators from hearing foreclosure cases. We are happy to re-
                                      Lisa M. Pisciotta, Treasurer      port the Florida Supreme Court extended a policy that permitts           Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters. There are many
                                       2009-2011 DIRECTORS              mediators to practice throughout the State. Of course the cur-           law firms, banks, and other companies who willingly donated
                                            Geri Fischman
                                            Bradley Kaplan              rent issues regarding Court funding, judicial salaries and the at-       money to support our programming. All of us at the DCBA very
                                         Jacqueline C. Ledon            tacks on the judiciary appear to be something that the DCBA will         much appreciate your efforts and contributions that allow us to
                                           Amy J. Santiago
                                                                        have to be prepared to address for every session. I am sure the          serve the lawyers and community.
                                         Andrew B. Thomson
                                           Michael Trauben              DCBA will remain vigilant and keep our members informed as to
                                              Ethan Wall                all important issues affecting the practice of law and the justice       The heart and soul of the DCBA remains our Officers, Board mem-
                                       2010-2012 DIRECTORS
                                                                        system.                                                                  bers, committee chairs and members. To each of you I owe my
                                            Darlene Corey                                                                                        deep gratitude and appreciation. I am eternally grateful for your
                                          Rene J. Garcia Jr                                                                                      close friendship, service and support.
                                       Adilia Quintana-Hedges
                                          Monica Rossbach               E. The Secret Goal- A Supreme Court Justice.
                                            Adam Shapiro                                                                                         So, finally as I started this column with a quote about enthusiasm,
                                          Joanna Thomson                This year we have a different format with multiple speakers cov-         I wish to maintain that enthusiasm for our next president Andrea
                                        Barbara A. Zambrano
                                                                        ering interesting areas, we had that from our October luncheon           Hartley who will be building upon a lot of the great things that
                                       BULLETIN COMMITTEE               on, where we not only had a featured speaker but additional              have been started from before my time and will continue on
                                         Oliver A. Ruiz, Chair          speakers as well. Of course this leads to my one secret but very         through future DCBA presidents. . The year has gone fast and it
                                       Jane W. Muir, Vice-Chair
                                      123 NW First Avenue #214          real goal I had to bring a United States Supreme Court Justice           has been a true honor for me to have this position. So I’ll end
                                         Miami, Florida 33128           down here. Certainly the Justice Stephen Breyer luncheon was             with a very enthusiastic –THANK YOU!!!
                                                                        a highlight for the year and something that we are all very proud
                                           EX – OFFICIO                 of. With a sellout audience of nearly 500 members, we had over
                                           Sookie Williams              40 Judges as well as the Chief Judges from the Southern District
                                                                        of Florida, Federico Moreno, the Third District Court of Appeal,
                                                                        Juan Ramirez, Jr., the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Joel Brown and
                                                                        our U.S. Attorney Willy Ferrer.
                                                                        ABA President Stephen Zack presented a short speech of current
                                                                                                                                                                             DCBA BULLETIN • May • Page 3
                                              For any new President, the start of the bar year
                                              brings excitement, energy and apprehension. You
                                              plan for the year and you hope for the opportu-             YLS PreSIdent’S MeSSAge
                                              nity to make a lasting mark on an already highly
                                              successful organization. It is my belief that I,
                                              along with the help of my fellow officers, the Di-
                                              rectors and the DCBA staff have humbly been able
                                              to do so. I decided to use this month’s article to   tively sought and been awarded various grants.
                                              briefly recap our year and highlight a few events.
                                                                                                   On behalf of the Board, I want to thank all the volunteers who fiscally
                        The YLS has served our members through monthly                             and physically donated their time to provide mentoring opportunities
                        programs including Lunches with Judges, net-                               and support to our programs. THANK YOU. Without you, the YLS would
                        working happy hours, and educational programs.                             not be able to continue to positively touch so many lives.
       Stephanie Carman We have also continued our tradition of making a
                        difference in the community and exploring new                              The Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Division’s rich tradition of phil-
                        sections of the community that needed our help.                            anthropic involvement through its various community activities will
  With the Board behind me, we launched three new committees: Hori-                                continue this year with the following programs slated for the upcoming
  zons Boys Committee, Homeless Outreach Committee, and the Veterans                               months:
  Committee. Through dedication, determination, organization, and
  large time commitments these three new programs were a success and                               The Veterans Committee will be taking a group of veterans and their
  will continue next year.                                                                         families to the Marlins/Tampa Bay Rays baseball game on May 22nd
                                                                                                   2011, at 1:10 PM. The program is being called Game Day in Honor of
  The Horizon for Boys Committee hosted monthly events designed to                                 Our Veterans and the game is intended to remember and commemo-
  provide encouragement and support to adolescent men while they                                   rate our Nation’s fallen heroes. For more information - please call the
  make important life changing decisions. This year, events and activities                         committee Chair René García, Jr. at (305) 860-1008.
  included a resume workshop, speakers, and visits to the Dade County
  courthouse and local universities. The Homeless Outreach Community                               The Homeless Outreach Committee will host on May 7, 2011 a Spring
  hosted monthly events at the Chapman Center including arts events, a                             Fling, featuring a carnival, food, ring tosses, and strawberry tosses.
  holiday party (providing over a hundred gifts to children at the Center),
  a zoo day with a petting zoo and Ron Magil and an un-birthday party.                             Our next Lunch with the Judges will occur on May 19 and include Judge
  The Veterans Committee has served mainly as a platform to demon-                                 Norma S. Lindsey, Judge Gladys Perez and Judge Robin Faber.
  strate our appreciation for veterans and their families and to learn more
  about the needs of veterans in our community. The Committee organ-                               Our annual Super Lawyer’s event will occur on June 10. This is an op-
  ized a successful holiday food drive and is planning a baseball event.                           portunity to learn from and mingle with top attorneys in our commu-
                                                                                                   nity while earning CLE credit.
  The YLS has co-hosted events with other organizations including the
  ABA, Legal Aid, law schools and other programs benefiting the commu-                             And, please do not forget to attend our Law Week programming that
  nity. We also worked with Legal Aid to start a Duke Internship Program                           will start on May 3.
  in memory of Ellen Hausler. To support our programming, we have ac-

                                       Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
                                                         LAW WEEK: RAISING THE BAR
                                                               May 2-7, 2011

Business Clothing Drive with the Horizons Committee
Monday, May 2 – Friday, May 6, 2011
DCBA Office, 123 NW First Avenue, Suite 214, Miami, FL 33128

Social Media Law & Order CLE Luncheon
Monday, May 2, 2011, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Richman Greer, Miami Center, 201 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1000, Miami, FL 33131

DCBA YLS Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
DCBA Office, 123 NW First Avenue, Suite 214, Miami, FL 33128

Celebration of Giving Social
Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Sabadell Bank, 1111 Brickell Avenue, 30th Floor, Miami, FL 33131

Community Law Day
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Room 110, Miami, FL 33142

DCBA 22nd Annual Recognition Luncheon
Friday, May 6, 2011, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency, 400 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33131

Spring Fling with Homeless Outreach Committee
Saturday, May 7, 2011, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The Chapman Center, 1550 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33136
DCBA BULLETIN • May • Page 4
                                                                                                                AttOrneY At LAW MAgAZIne

                                                                          On February 23, 2011 the DCBA, Sabadell United Bank and Attorney At Law Magazine hosted a launch party for the new publication.
                                                                          John Kozyak was the special guest and featured cover for the inaugural issues.

                                                                              Judge Stanford Blake, Corali              Joel Goren, Vice President – Sabadell     Sissy De Maria, Cindi Perantoni, Jenna    Steve Leiberman, Steven Grossbard and
                                                                           Lopez-Castro, Charles Throckmorton             United Bank; Francis Goren and             Gale Galardi and Kristy Johnson,
                                   Attorney at Law Magazine                                                                                                                                                            Andy LaBarbera
                                                                                  and Judge Paul Huck                            Andrew Zablotsky                      President Miami-Dade FAWL

                                                                         Dean Hopkins, John Kozyak, Terron Clark,                                                                                          Judge John W. Thornton, Jr. and Terrance
                                 John Kozyak adn Marta Cristobol                                                        Judge Paul Huck, Steven W. Davis and     Raul Valdes-Fauli, Sandra Hernandez and
                                                                                Judge Jerald Bagley and                                                                                                        Biddulph, Senior Vice President –
                                                                                                                                    Paula Black                              David Restainck
                                                                            Steven W. Davis President DCBA                                                                                                          Sabadell United Bank

                                  Sorraya M. Solages President-Elect
                               DCBA/YLS; Ethan Wall, Director DCBA/YLS     Karen Richardson and Frank Wagner          Anisley Tarragona, Michele Formaggio and        Jennifer Ruz and Ricardo Ruz           Stanley Tate, Jacqueline Arango and
                                  and Stephanie Carman, President                                                                   Kristie Estevez                                                                      John Kozyak

                               Gene Singletary and Isabel Singletary     Gilbert P. Squires, President Miami Beach         Jaime Costigan and Jill Jenkins          Steven W. Davis and John Kozyak         Steven W. Davis, T. Tucker Ronzetti and
                                                                         Bar Association; Olivia S. Benson, Jason                                                                                             William Aaron, Past President DCBA
                                                                                  Carter and Glaister Brown

                               UndergOIng A dUI InVeStIgAtIOn
                                                                                                                                                                               suspended for six months. Whether refusing to blow or
                                                                                                                                                                               submitting two samples at or above the legal limit, the
                               By: Marcia Giordano Hansen, Esq.                                                                                                                driver is then arrested for DUI. In Florida, a person under
                                                                                                                                                                               arrest for DUI will not be released from jail unless eight
                                                                                                                                                                               hours has passed, the driver’s blood-alcohol level is less
                                 Visions of red flashing lights in a rear view mirror, accom-               asked to perform a series of standardized field sobriety
                                                                                                                                                                               than .05 or the driver’s normal faculties are no longer im-
                                 panied by the sounds of a police siren invoke fear and                     tests, more commonly known as “roadsides”. These
                                 loathing in many Miami drivers. A frustrating experience                   roadsides are certified by the National Highway Traffic
                                 for those issued a ticket, but, life altering for those inves-             Safety Administration (NHTSA) and are referred to as the
                                                                                                                                                                               The immediate penalties of losing one’s license and
                                 tigated and arrested for DUI. This article is a brief glimpse              Walk and Turn, HGN and the One Leg Stand. Under the
                                                                                                                                                                               spending eight hours in jail, coupled with undergoing the
                                 into a DUI investigation and the immediate penalties as-                   watchful eyes of the officer who, if not certified has called
                                                                                                                                                                               experience of a DUI investigation can be truly life altering.
                                 sociated with a DUI arrest.                                                out another officer to the scene, the driver is expected to
                                                                                                                                                                               The road ahead of a DUI arrestee brings its own set of chal-
                                                                                                            perform these three roadsides to perfection. The driver is
                                                                                                                                                                               lenges as well. However, a qualified attorney can attack
                                 The tap of a flashlight on a window and its bright beam in                 not taken to another location to facilitate better perform-
                                                                                                                                                                               any DUI brought before him or her by analyzing the legal-
                                 a driver’s eyes is the usual, initial encounter associated                 ance. Rather, the roadsides are generally done on the side
                                                                                                                                                                               ity of the stop, enlightening a jury to the unfairness of the
                                 with the beginning of a DUI investigation. Under pressure                  of the road and in the spotlight of not only flashlights but
                                                                                                                                                                               roadsides and analyzing the inaccuracies of the breatha-
                                 to provide the driver’s license, insurance card and regis-                 also headlights, red flashing patrol lights and the eyes of
                                                                                                                                                                               lyzer machines. If you or anyone you know has been ar-
                                 tration, awkwardly fumbling through a wallet seems a nat-                  almost every rubber necker on the road. Despite the nerve
                                                                                                                                                                               rested for DUI, do not despair, your defense has just
                                 ural reaction to a stressful situation. Yet, as this article               wracking situation, points are deducted for raising one’s
                                 reveals, drivers under suspicion to be DUI are not given                   arms for balance in the One Leg Stand or for not touching
                                                                                                                                                                               • Marcia Giordano Hansen’s practice focuses on State
                                 the benefit of the doubt and any such fumbling is noted                    heel to toe in the Walk and Turn. The driver’s bad leg,
                                                                                                                                                                               and Federal criminal defense matters, as well as, civil liti-
                                 by the officer as one of the first signs of impairment. Once               the three inch heels the driver might be wearing or the un-
                                                                                                                                                                               gation. Marcia can be contacted at The Hansen Law Firm
                                 provided with the requested documents, the officer may                     even surface are not taken into consideration as the cause
                                                                                                                                                                               at (305)-510-5565 or via e-mail at marcia@thehansen-
                                 ask his subject if he or she has been drinking and regard-                 for mistakes. For an officer, any mistakes made during
                                 less of the response, the officer, 99% of the time, will note              these roadsides means that the driver’s normal faculties
                                 in the arrest affidavit that the subject responded with                    are impaired and that he or she is DUI.
                                                                                                                                                                               You may also visit her website:
                                 “slurred speech” and a “strong odor of an alcoholic
                                 beverage”. The fumble, the odor and the slurred speech                     After the roadsides, the driver is requested to give two
                                                                                                                                                                               www.thehansenlawfirm.com. She is available 24/7 for
                                 inevitably requires an exit of the vehicle for further inves-              blood alcohol level samples by blowing into a breatha-
                                                                                                                                                                               any emergent matters and can accommodate Spanish
                                 tigation.                                                                  lyzer. If the driver refuses to give a sample, his or her li-
                                                                                                                                                                               and French speakers.
                                                                                                            cense is administratively suspended for one year. If the
                                 Once out of the safe confines of the vehicle, the driver is                driver blows a .08 or higher, the license is administratively
                                                                                                                                                                                                     DCBA BULLETIN • May • Page 5
                                          I nSIght I ntO t he JnC P rOCeSS                                                  BY   M ARK R OMANCE

                                                    2nd, the Dade County Bar Association co-      tion for typos. It is equally important that        5.          Be Prepared For The Interview
                                                    sponsored a panel discussion with mem-        the information you provide be accurate.
                                                    bers of the JNC and two judges who were       The JNC will call references and opposing           Interviews are usually scheduled for fif-
                                                    recently appointed to the circuit court,      counsel listed in your application. If you          teen minutes. The time goes fast. The
                                                    Honorable Beth Bloom and Honorable            provide inaccurate information, the JNC             format typically allows the applicant to
                                                    Darrin Gayles, to pass on insight as to       will quickly think that you either do not           make a brief “opening” statement, fol-
                                                    what it takes to succeed through the JNC      want us to contact those persons, or that           lowed by questions from the JNC mem-
                                                    process. For those of you who were not        you simply do not care. Take the time to            bers. As you prepare for the interview,
                                                    able to attend, here are some highlights      confirm that all names and telephone                think about your background and expe-
                                                    of the comments from the JNC members          numbers in your application are accu-               rience. What are your strengths? What
                                                    as well as the judges who have success-       rate.                                               areas of your experience are lacking? Is
                                                    fully navigated the process.                                                                      there something in your past that needs
                                                                                                  3.        Submit a Good Application                 explanation? Be ready to address all
                                                    1.         Submit a Complete Application                                                          three. At the recent panel discussion,
                                                                                                  Take the time to prepare a quality appli-           JNC member Phil Freidin said that four
                                                    Submission of a well-prepared applica-        cation. Have your friends read it and give          questions should be answered by the ap-
                                                    tion cannot be overstated. The JNC            you feedback. Your application should               plicant in the interview: (1) Who am I? (2)
              mark romanCe                          members read the applications very care-      express why you want the position, and              What have I accomplished to get to this
                                                    fully. Deciding who to interview is based     what makes you qualified to hold the of-            point in my life? (3) Why do I want to be
                                                    almost exclusively on the application.        fice. There are several questions that              a judge? and (4) Why now? Try to make
 You have to know someone on the JNC                Surprisingly, some applicants fail to pro-    give you the opportunity to express your            sure that you hit all those points during
 to get nominated. You have to be a pros-           vide all the information requested by the     strengths. For example, question 30 of              the interview. You may even consider
 ecutor. You have to be a public defender.          application. For example, if a question       the application asks you to describe your           conducting mock interviews to prepare.
 You have to have 20 years experience.              asks you to provide information about         six most significant cases. Your answer
 You have to be a Republican. You have              your last six cases that were settled, and    to this question can tell us what is impor-         Conclusion
 to be a Democrat. You have to be a cer-            you provide information for only three        tant to you, and what has shaped you as
 tain religion, race or ethnicity. False,           cases, the JNC will not look favorably on     a lawyer. Take the time to craft thought-           The JNC has been fortunate to have had
 false, false. With each set of nomina-             the application. Similarly, if the question   ful answers to this question. Think about           so many qualified people apply for va-
 tions, the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nomi-         requests your class standing from college     the writing sample you attach. What                 cant circuit and county court positions.
 nating Commission dispels myth after               and law school, and you leave it blank,       does this writing sample say about you?             We hope that by giving some insight into
 myth as to what it takes to get nomi-              the JNC will assume that you do not want      Question 51 gives you a chance to tell us           what is important to us that we will dis-
 nated by the Commission for a vacant cir-          the job enough to give the information        why we should nominate you to the Gov-              pel some of the myths and encourage
 cuit or county judicial position. If you           requested. A low class standing is not a      ernor over the other highly qualified ap-           qualified lawyers to apply so that we can
 look at the backgrounds of those nomi-             disqualifier, as we know that many peo-       plicants. Tell us why we should pick you.           continue to nominate highly qualified
 nated by the JNC, it is self-evident that all      ple who did not do well in law school                                                             lawyers to serve as judges in Miami-Dade
 the rumors are false. In the past three            have become great lawyers and judges.         4.        Have Others Contact JNC Mem-              County.
 years, the JNC has nominated public de-            If you want to be nominated, then you         bers
 fenders, prosecutors, commercial litiga-           need to do more than just submit the in-                                                          Mark A. Romance currently serves as
 tors, personal injury lawyers, criminal            formation that is easily available to you,    The JNC members are prohibited from                 chair of Florida's Eleventh Circuit Judicial
 defense lawyers, county court judges,              you need to obtain all of the information     talking to applicants about the JNC                 Nominating Commission. Mark is a share-
 magistrates, lawyers under 35 and over             requested and include it in the applica-      process when there is an existing va-               holder with the law firm of Richman
 50, some with more than 50 jury trials,            tion.                                         cancy. But, it is very important that we            Greer, where he maintains a trial and ap-
 and some with less than 5 trials, male and                                                       hear from members of the bench and                  pellate practice with the firm, concen-
 female, and candidates of every race, re-          2.         Submit an Accurate Application     bar. We are permitted to receive calls,             trating in commercial and complex
 ligion and ethnicity. The facts, therefore,                                                      emails or letters from people in the com-           litigation with significant experience in
 and not the blogs, hold the truth about            You would be surprised how many appli-        munity about applicants. We read them               real estate, real estate broker, trademark,
 what it takes to get your name sent to             cations include numerous typographical        all, and take all the calls. The more per-          trade secret and non-compete related lit-
 the Governor by this JNC.                          errors or inaccurate information. If you      suasive calls and letters, however, come            igation. Mark can be reached at (305)
                                                    want to be a judge, you should not sub-       from those who have seen you in action,             373-4048 or a mromance@richman-
 The JNC’s role is to screen and nomi-              mit an application that has dozens of         either in court, deposition, service on a           greer.com.
 nate qualified applicants to be appointed          typos. It shows the JNC that you are          committee, or some other aspect of your
 by the Governor to fill vacant circuit and         sloppy and that you do not care enough        professional life. Quality, as opposed to
 county court judicial positions. On March          to correct typographical mistakes. Have       quantity, is important.
                                                    two or three friends read your applica-

The DCBA and several local voluntary bar associations hosted the The Search for Qualified
Candidates for the Miami-Dade Judiciary – the JNC Process, on March 2, 2011.

                Steven W. Davis, President DCBA, Victoria Mendez, President Cuban American Bar           Judge Darrin P. Gayles, John W. Kozyak, Gonzalo Dorta and Steven W. Davis
                                        Association and Olanike Adebayo
DCBA BULLETIN • May • Page 6

                                                           On 03/10/11 AMerICAn InnS Of COUrtS – UnSUng herOeS

                                   Steven W. Davis President DCBA, Leslie Lott, Fla. Bar Board of                 Jordan A. Dresnick, Director – DCBA; Sharon L. Langer, Executive                   Judge Abby Cynamon, Judge Amy Steele Donner and
                                        Governor; Judge Gladys Perez and Mark Raymond                              Director – Legal Aid Society; Judge Abby Cynamon and Juliet M.                                 Judge Mindy S. Glazer
                                                                                                                                 Roulhac, Fla. Bar Board of Governor

                                          Monica Del Sol and Erin Ackor                    Tomas F. Gamba , Phillip Friedin, Judge Milton Hirsch       Judge Milton Hirsch, Subrina Pug, Richard Hersch,     Stacie Vecchione, Brandon Arkin, Mark Brown, Judge
                                                                                                                                                                            Ira Lowey                        Victoria Platzer, Marcia Reisman and Terry Reisman

                                 deALIng WIth AbUSIVe tACtICS In dePOSItIOnS
                                  By Jane muir
                                                             Depositions are one of       by giving instructions at the beginning of the depo-
                                                             the most important of        sition that include the admonition that the witness
                                                             the pre-trial discovery      should answer only if he knows. Should one en-
                                                             tools. Through deposi-       counter such a tactic, an appropriate response
                                                             tion, we learn what a        would be to assure opposing counsel that your ques-
                                                             witness saw, heard, or       tions presume the witness will answer only if he
                                                             did. The lawyer’s role       knows, and refer to the opening instructions. You
                                                             in a deposition is to        can remind opposing counsel of the rules of ethics
                                                             properly make the nec-       and civil procedure and their requirements. Should
                                                             essary objections and to     the inappropriate objections continue, you can ad-
                                                             protect his witness from     journ the deposition, move for protective order and
                                                             intimidation or abuse.       move for sanctions.
                                                             With that in mind,
                                         Jane muir           lawyers      may       be    Even though lawyers sometimes forget, the purpose
                                                           tempted to decide what         of a deposition is not to determine whether evi-
                                                           questions the witness          dence is admissible at trial, but rather to ask ques-
                               should answer, or help the witness formulate an-           tions that are reasonably calculated to lead to the
                               swer. They might object or otherwise interrupt, then       discovery of admissible evidence. Objections as to
                               speak at length on the content of the question for         competency, materiality, or relevance are therefore
                               the purpose of suggesting to the witness the man-          inappropriate. In spite of this, some lawyers will em-
                               ner in which to answer. Considering the time and ex-       ploy the tactic of instructing a witness not to answer
                               pense of taking a deposition, inappropriate                a question based on substantive objections. In this
                               objections can be frustrating. Even so, abusive tac-       type of situation, it is a good idea to state for the
                               tics can be dealt with easily by knowledgeable             record that you are not seeking privileged informa-
                               lawyers.                                                   tion or harassing the witness, and that any irrelevant
                               Rule 1.130(c) of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure      information would be disallowed at trial. Should
                               and Rule 30(d)(1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Proce-     your opposing counsel continue the harassment,
                               dure both specify that objections shall be stated          again, you can adjourn the deposition, move for pro-
                               “concisely” in a “non-argumentative” and                   tective order and move for sanctions.
                               “non-suggestive” manner. Both the Florida and              A third disruptive tactic in depositions is to object
                               Federal Rules of Civil Procedure are equally clear that    frequently, for the purpose of throwing the deposi-
                               a deposition is meant to be a question-and-answer          tion off course, interrupting the flow of testimony
                               conversation between the deposing lawyer and the           and distracting the witness. This tactic is an impedi-
                               witness. The testimony should be “that of the de-          ment to productive discovery. If opposing counsel
                               ponent, not a version of the testimony which has           objects frequently and it appears that such objec-
                               been edited or glossed by the deponent’s                   tions are only used for the purpose of abuse, you
                               lawyer.” See, e.g. Quantachrome Corp. v. Mi-               should note the abuse for the record. State the num-
                               cromeritics Instrument Corp., 189 F.R.D. 697, 700          ber of objections, and note for the record that you
                               (S.D. Fla. 1999). Under both Rules, coaching and abu-      request opposing counsel stop interrupting the ex-
                               sive substantive objections are simply not permitted.      amination with frequent objections. Remind counsel
                                                                                          that objections (such as competency, relevancy, or
                               In order to curb the conduct of lawyers, the Florida       materiality) are not waived simply by failure to make
                               Bar Trial Lawyers Section, in its Guidelines for Profes-   them during the deposition, and request courtesy
                               sional Conduct, elaborates on these rules. According       from opposing counsel. Again, if counsel continues
                               to the guidelines, when objecting to the form of a         the abusive tactics, you can adjourn the deposition,
                               question, counsel simply should state: “I object to        move for protective order, and move for sanctions.
                               the form of the question.” The grounds should not          When confronted with these and other abusive dep-
                               be stated unless asked for by the examining attor-         osition tactics, the most important thing to remem-
                               ney. When the grounds are requested, they should           ber is that well-settled Florida law provides that,
                               be stated succinctly. If counsel makes an objection        aside from privilege, the only proper objection dur-
                               based on form, it may be necessary to provide a brief      ing a deposition is to the form of the question: lead-
                               explanation or clarification of the objection. Such ex-    ing, compound question, etc.. Inappropriate
                               planation or clarification should be provided only at      objections to deposition questions are prohibited
                               the request of deposing counsel and should be suc-         because they are designed to obscure or hide the
                               cinctly and directly stated without suggesting an an-      truth by influencing the testimony of a witness dur-
                               swer to the deponent. While a question is pending,         ing a deposition, and otherwise disrupt the taking of
                               counsel should not coach the deponent, nor suggest         testimony. A savvy attorney can curb abuses in dep-
                               answers through objections or otherwise.                   ositions by keeping these rules in mind and respond-
                               One abusive tactic is a coaching tactic in which a         ing immediately on the record to these tactics.
                               lawyer to instruct his witness to answer “only if he       Jane W. Muir is a civil trial attorney at Grinberg &
                               knows,” after a question has already been posed.           Muir. A member of the Dade County Bar Association
                               By giving such an instruction, the lawyer telegraphs       Board of Directors, she earned her J.D. from the Uni-
                               to the witness that he wants the witness to answer,        versity of Miami and a B.A., magna cum laude, from
                               “I don’t know.” Such a statement can be avoided            the University of Florida.a

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                       After this initial investment, the        media to a level that makes you comfortable.                      you manage social media on your schedule. Because once
                       amount of time one devotes to so-                                                                           you manage to squeeze social media into your busy sched-
                       cial media is entirely up to the indi-    2. Calendar Blocks of Time: Just like setting aside time on       ule, you will soon realize the benefits you can experience
                       vidual attorney. There is no one size     your calendar for legal research or a conference call with a      from just a few minutes of interaction each day. And for
                       fits all approach. The amount of          client, you can set aside time to address social media when       those of you who say that you are “too busy” to find a
                       time an attorney should devote to         it is convenient for you. It can be as often as a few minutes     few minutes of time each day, let me help you by telling you
                       social media is entirely dependent        a day, twenty minutes a week, or an hour a month. Create          exactly what you will hear during tomorrow morning’s
                       upon the individual attorney's goals      an e-mail folder that automatically collects notifications        newscast: someone is being bailed out by the government,
                       and ability to manage their time ef-      from social media sites (such as friend requests and invita-      someone else is very upset about it, and politicians will dis-
                       fectively. Regardless of your specific    tions to connect), and use the time you set aside to deter-       agree about who is the party at fault. There, I just saved you
                       goals, the following tips can provide     mine which invitations to accept, what information you            thirty minutes each morning. Now there is no reason not to
      ethan Wall      you with an effective and efficient use    want to share about your personal or professional life, and       start tweeting!
                      of your time on social media sites:        with which people you chose to interact. By setting aside
                                                                 time on your calendar, you have control over your social          Ethan Wall concentrates in complex commercial and intel-
1. Limit Your Engagement to One or Two Sites: Each social        media use and are networking on your schedule.                    lectual property litigation with an emphasis on trademarks,
media site offers something different: Facebook connects                                                                           trade secrets, and the Internet with Richman Greer, P.A.
you with your friends, family, colleagues, and peers in an       3. Network in the Palm of Your Hand: Recent advancements
informal interactive environment; Twitter allows you to          in mobile technology allow you to access any social media         He frequently presents on the effect of social media on the
micro-blog in short messages called tweets to update your        site in the palm of your hand. Any phone or hand held de-         law, and how lawyers and law firms use Facebook, Twitter,
friends and potential clients on what's new in your practice     vice with access to the internet enables you to access user       and LinkedIn in their practice.
or specialized area of law; and LinkedIn is less social, more    friendly social media sites and applications free of charge.      Ethan blogs about social media law at
networking, and is commonly seen as a trusted networking         Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn applications for your smart       http://socialmedialawandorder.com, tweets daily at
site for business professionals. I recommend LinkedIn if you     phones connect you with peers on the go. No time to log           http://twitter.com/ethanwall (@ethanwall), and can also
are new to online networking because it eliminates certain       onto Facebook at the office? No problem. Connect with             be reached at ewall@richmangreer.com .
risks associated with social media (such as the ability for      your law school classmates on LinkedIn while in line at the
third parties to post content on your profile), but provides     grocery store. Tweet about a great result you achieved in
a valuable benefit because it is highly populated with busi-     court while waiting for the train. The possibilities are limit-
ness leaders in almost every field. By selecting one site to     less. But whatever you do, just don't tweet and drive.
start with, you can limit your time investment in social         Your time is important, and I hope that these tips will help

(or if you can’t get a reasonable trial date)                                        By Retired Circuit Judge Paul Siegel

The Daily Business Review, on Friday              olution Judge, following the Florida Evi-       has limited applicability in family cases be-
March 4, 2011, reported:                          dence Code and, presumably, the Florida         cause by statute it cannot be used when
                                                  Rules of Civil Procedure. At the conclusion     the divorcing couple has minor children.
“Florida state courts could be forced to          of the trial the Trial Resolution Judge (or     However, for very wealthy or prominent
shut down April 1 and furlough staff and          the jury if the parties so elect) renders a     childless couples, it can provide the benefit
judges if a budget shortfall caused by a          written decision. That decision is then de-     of a private trial so their finances and pec-
drop in foreclosure filing fee revenue            livered to the Circuit Judge in whose divi-     cadilloes are not spread on the public
isn’t addressed by the Legislature,               sion the case falls; without modification,      record.                                                           paul Siegel
Miami-Dade Circuit Chief Judge Joel               the Circuit Judge enters a final, enforce-      Some of the benefits of a private trial in
Brown said Thursday.”                             able judgment on the private judge’s de-        addition to privacy include the ability to
                                                                                                                                                   Voluntary Trial Resolution LLC.
                                                  cision. The final judgment can then be          choose the trial judge (sometimes referred
                                                                                                                                                   Paul Siegel, Managing Member
A solution for some cases is a private trial      appealed to one of the District Courts of       to as forum shopping), obtaining a far
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under section 44.104 of the Florida               Appeal. The Trial Resolution Judge’s fac-       faster conclusion to the litigation, not hav-
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Statutes. The provisions were inserted            tual findings are not subject to review. The    ing to wait three months for a summary
                                                                                                                                                   Home: 305-534-5836
into the statutes effective October 1, 1999       parties share the charges of the judge,         judgment hearing, and the potential for
                                                                                                                                                   Cell: 305-310-4043
and have been used very little since. A pri-      those of a privately retained jury and, if      saving considerable amounts of money for
                                                                                                                                                   Office: 305-532-9140
vate trial is referred to as a “Voluntary         needed, a hotel conference room which           litigants who are charged for repeated
                                                                                                                                                   Office e-mail: privatejudgesiegel@me.com
Trial Resolution” and a private judge as a        can function as a courtroom.                    and cumulative trial preparation as the
“Trial Resolution Judge.”                                                                         case moves from one trial calendar to an-
                                                   The private trial system is likeliest to be    other. The fastest way to access the statute
The private trial system is invoked when          employed by commercial litigants who will       and the limited case law decided under it
consenting civil litigants stipulate to use it.   benefit by knowing the outcome of their         is by visiting the web site voluntarytrialres-
Their case is then tried before the Trial Res-    lawsuit for business planning purposes. It      olution.com.

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                               The Appellate Court Committee hosted a luncheon with Judge              C OMPLETE EVENT DETAILS AVAILABLE AT WWW. DADECOUNTYBAR . ORG
                                Kevin Emas on March 3, 2011. A special thanks to Astigarraga   May 2011
                                 Davis and Kula & Samson LLP for sponsoring the luncheon.      05/02       12:00-2:00 p.m. YLS Pro Bono Committee CLE Seminar – DCBA

                                                                                               05/02       YLS Clothing Drive Kickoff

                                                                                               05/03       6:30 p.m. YLS Board Meeting – Hogan Lovells US LLP

                                                                                               05/05       YLS Law Week Social

                                                                                               05/06       11:30 a.m. 22nd Annual Recognition Luncheon – Hyatt Regency Miami

                                                                                               05/09       4:00 p.m. Marlins CLE and Game vs. the Phillies – Sun Life Stadium

                                                                                               05/10       12:00-1:00 p.m. Professionalism Committee Meeting – Dade County Bar Association

                                                                                               05/11       4:00 p.m. DCBA Board Meeting

                                                                                               05/12       12:00 noon Probate & Guardianship Committee Meeting
                                                                                                           Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center

                                                                                               05/13       8:30-12:30 p.m. Legal Aid Family Law View from the Bench - Dade County Courthouse

                                                                                               05/13       6:00 p.m. DCBA Spring Bar Party - The Stage Miami

                                                                                               05/14       8:30-4:00 p.m. FRP Legal Seminar – Hyatt Regency Miami

                               Daniel M. Samson, Elliot B. Kula, Judge Kevin Emas, Edward M.   05/18       8:30 a.m. Solo & Small Firm Committee Seminar with Paula Black - DCBA
                               Mullins, Appellate Court Committee Co-Chairs Jack Reiter and
                                                                                               05/19       12:00 noon YLS Lunch with the Judges – Banker’s Club
                                                     Kimberly J. Kanoff
                                                                                               05/19       6:00-9:00 p.m. Membership Mixer – Grove Isle Hotel & Spa

                                                                                               05/20       10:00 am Law Day “The Legacy of John Adams,
                                                                                                           From Boston to Guantanamo” North Dade Justice Center

                                                                                               05/20       12:00 noon-5:00 Diversity Seminar – Banker’s Club

                                                                                               05/20       12:00 noon Children’s Courthouse and Juvenile Justice Center Wall of Honor Event

                                                                                               05/21       6:00 p.m. The 11th Judicial Circuit Court Centennial Gala – JW Marriott Marquis Miami

                                                                                               05/26       YLS Social

                                                                                               05/30       DCBA Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

                                                                                               June 2011

                                                                                               06/01       6:30 p.m. YLS Board Meeting – Gordon Biersch

                                                                                               6/03        95th Annual Installation Dinner – Hyatt Regency Miami

                                                                                               06/08       12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Intellectual Property Committee Seminar – Bankers Club

                                                                                               06/09       12:00 noon – 1:00 Probate & Guardianship Committee Meeting –
                                                                                                           Lawson Thomas Courthouse Center

                                                                                               06/10       YLS CLE Committee Super Lawyers

                                                                                               06/14       12:00 – 1:00 Professionalism Committee Meeting – DCBA

                                                                                               06/16       12:00 noon – 1:15 p.m. YLS Lunch with the Judges – Bankers Club

                                                                                               06/22-25 Florida Bar Annual Meeting – Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando

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