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  • Friday, October 20, 2017 12:39 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:12 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017 9:22 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Collaborative Family Law Institute will present an introduction to interdisciplinary collaborative training and advanced collaborative training October 20 - 22, 2017 in Coral Gables. CLE, CPE and CEU credits are available.  Please contact Yvette Diaz at for registration or click here

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:24 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Florida Bar YLD, ABA Young Lawyers Section, FEMA, and other legal aid organizations, are soliciting volunteers to help provide basic legal services for low-income individuals affected by the storm. Attorney volunteers assist by returning calls placed to a toll-free hotline providing legal and non-legal assistance to callers. The most pressing need is for volunteers to return calls. Please click on the link to the Florida Bar YLD Disaster Relief – FEMA Hotline to sign up and for more information about the program.

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:49 AM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the In the Company of Women awards by nominating an outstanding woman leader, now through October 20th. The In the Company of Women award recognizes Miami-Dade's women leaders and commemorates Women's History Month. Do you know an amazing woman? If so, her name may be added to the list of trailblazers who started a movement to better this community through their volunteer service, profession or leadership roles. Women like Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Yvonne Santa Maria, Athalie Range, Elizabeth Virrick and Alice Wainwright who helped pave new paths for women; or women like Ann Bishop, Cheryl Brownstein-Santiago, Gloria Estefan, Gill Freeman, Carrie Meek, Queen Chiku N’gozi, Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, Maria Elvira Salazar and Pam Saulsby for their contributions to women's progress. Please consider nominating a friend or a colleague. Nominations may be made online or by mail using the pdf form. 

  • Friday, September 15, 2017 2:05 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    TJ Reddick Bar Association, BCBA Young Lawyers Section, The Caribbean Bar Association, and The Haitian Lawyers Association are hosting a Hurricane Irma Relief Effort on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the BCBA boardroom. Please click here for more information.

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:07 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Caribbean Bar Association and The Jamaican Women of Florida are hosting an important conversation about the opioid epidemic, a national crisis with far reaching effects in South Florida on September 30, 2017 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Moderated by Winston Barnes, Vice Mayor of Miramar. Confirmed Panelists and Special Guests Include:

    • Paul Jaquith, LCSW, CAP, Pres. & CEO, Mental Health Assoc. of SE Florida

    • Gordon Weekes, Assistant Public Defender

    • Michael Satz, State Attorney

    • Hazelle Rogers, Mayor of Lauderdale Lakes

    • Melba Pearson, Esq. Deputy Director ACLU of Florida

    • Captain Andrew Dunbar, Chief of BSO’s Lauderdale Lakes District

    Please register here.
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1:41 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Dade County Bar Association Board of Directors will select members to serve on the Board of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. There are three seats with three year terms and one seat with a two year term..  Applicants must be Regular, Government or Life Members of the Dade County Bar Association with an interest in, and knowledge of, the delivery of quality legal services to the poor.  

    DCBA members interested in serving must submit a resume via email or U.S. Mail to: 

    Alice Ramirez, Assistant Director

    Dade County Bar Association

    123 NW First Avenue, Suite 214

    Miami, Florida  33128

    Deadline for submitting a resume is September 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 10:42 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    The Broward County Bar Association and the Caribbean Bar Association are hosting "A Taste of the Caribbean" on September 7, 2017. It is an Immigration and Technology CLE followed by a Rum Tasting featuring different rums that represent the essence of the various islands. Savor tasty Caribbean appetizers while you network and move to the rhythm of the Caribbean jams. Speakers: Lorna E. Brown-Burton, Esq., Dahlia Walker-Huntington, Esq., and Michael Goldstein, President & CEO Lan Infotech.

  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:46 PM | Nakia Ruffin (Administrator)

    MDEAT is seeking legal professionals like you to serve as volunteer judges for Miami-Dade County Teen Court. For more information check out Teen Court Brochure.pdf.

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