Community Corner


See what else is going on in the community.

  • 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

    aramirez@dadecountybar.org

    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.


  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    The Standing Committee on Diversity & Inclusion will be holding its 2017 Diversity Symposium on Nov. 9-10 in Orlando. As the Symposium planning is getting underway, 2017-18 American Bar Association President Hillarie Bass has agreed to be the keynote speaker.

    Break-out sessions on specific diversity topics are being scheduled and the planning team wants to make sure to consider the issues that are relevant to voluntary bar association members – if not in the 2017 Diversity Symposium, then in future events. Also, they are asking VBAs to share recommendations for diversity speakers that have been used in local diversity programming who have inspired your members.

    Please send your suggestions about topics and speakers to Susan Healy (susanrhealy@hotmail.com or call her on her cell at 239-218-0278). You may also send suggestions to Arnell Bryant-Willis at abryant-willis@floridabar.org.

    And finally, please ask your members to save the date: Nov. 9-10 in Orlando. Stay tuned for more info!


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