Events

Chapter Awards & Installation Dinner

At the annual Chapter Awards and Installation Dinner we honor the recipient of the Edward B. Davis Award for Service to the Federal Bench & Bar, which is given to a judge or lawyer who has exemplified the Chapter’s values of excellence and service to the community, the federal bench, and the federal bar. It is our Chapter’s highest honor. We also recognize our install our incoming President and Executive Board. We welcome and enjoy the presence of many of our federal judges and local practitioners.

Federal Judicial Reception

This event it’s our most casual evening, no speeches and no sit-down dinner, just meeting and talking with our federal bench and bar over food and drinks. In recent years we have had over 700 attendees, including many members of our federal and state judiciary. The evening always generates an electric atmosphere, and each year continues to grow in its popularity.

Monthly Fall and Spring Luncheons

Our monthly Luncheons invite a distinguished guest or panel to discuss timely issues, and are an opportunity for members of the local bar to network and mingle. We consistently have engaging speakers who discuss and field questions on current hot-button legal issues.

Young Lawyers/Law Students

We work incorporate recent law school graduates and law students into the South Florida Chapter’s mission and events. We recognize that younger members of the bar are the future of the Chapter, and we work to ensure they are engaged and made to feel welcome as they progress in their careers. We have placed particular emphasis on getting our local area law students involved with our Chapter. We also host events for law clerks to give them an opportunity to network with each other.

CLEs

Our Chapter strives to hold CLE seminars, where attendees hear from members of the federal judiciary as well as leaders in the community as to the most pressing legal issues of the time, including issues in civil, criminal, and appellate disciplines. We ensure that the Florida Bar approves its seminars for credit in advance, thus ensuring ease for the members to obtain their credit. Our Chapter also acts as a liaison for its members to the National FBA and its many CLE offerings throughout the year.

Boardroom Series Luncheons

Our Boardroom Lunches are one of the many great FBA events designed to meet that objective. Because we limit attendance to twenty members, these lunches give our members the unique opportunity to dine in an intimate, casual setting with some of our sharpest and most engaging local figures.

Women's Initiative Events

The goal of the Women Lawyers Initiative is to encourage dialogue in our legal community on the unique challenges facing women lawyers. We also hope to foster networking and business generation opportunities for women lawyers in South Florida.

Upcoming Events
Previous Events
June 22, 2017
FBA Boardroom Series Luncheon – Judge Ungaro
  On June 22, 2017, the FBA was honored to host United States District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro at the f …
May 4, 2017
Law Day 2017
On May 4, 2017, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association kicked off its annual Law Day activit …
May 2, 2017
Hyatt Luncheon – Judge Jordan!
  On Wednesday, May 2, 2017, a packed audience joined the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Associ …
April 7, 2017
Palermo Project Civics Lesson
On April 7, 2017, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association teamed up with St. Thomas Universit …
March 8, 2017
Hyatt Luncheon – Hon. Beth Bloom & Hon. …
On March 8, 2017, we were honored to welcome the Honorable Beth Bloom, United States District Judge, and the H …
36th Annual Federal Judicial Reception
On Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., we held the 36th Annual Federal Judicial Reception honoring the …
November 30, 2016
Art Law & Litigation Conference
On November 30, 2016, the South Florida Chapter hosted the Federal Bar Association’s First Annual Art Law &a …
November 17, 2016
Hyatt Luncheon – Amy Howe SCOTUSblog
On Thursday, November 17, 2016, we graciously welcomed back Amy Howe, Esq., reporter and former editor of SCOT …
November 3, 2016
CLE – The Nuts & Bolts of International …
On Thursday, November 3rd, at the offices of Bilzin Sumberg a comprehensive CLE panel discussion was held …
October 5, 2016
Hyatt Luncheon – Hon. Robin L. Rosenberg
On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, a packed house braved the incoming Hurricane Matthew to hear District Court Ju …
September 8, 2016
Chapter’s Annual Awards and Installation Din …
On September 8, 2016, The FBA South Florida Chapter’s Annual Awards and Installation Dinner was held at the …
Law Clerk Meet and Greet
On June 8, 2016, the Law Clerks Committee of the FBA South Florida Chapter gathered for a meet-and-greet featu …
June 24, 2016
2016 Federal Court Observer Program
The 2016 Federal Court Observer Program was held on June 24, 2016. The program provides summer associates and …
Hon. Albert G. Lauber, U.S. Tax Court
The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation’s new Miami sub-chapter, in conjunction with the Federal Bar …
May 25, 2016
CLE: Privilege-What Every Litigator Needs to Know
On May 25, 2016, the Women Lawyers Initiative hosted a dynamic CLE discussing what every litigator needs to kn …
April 13, 2016
FBA Hyatt Luncheon-The Courts and Election Year Po …
On April 13, 2016, we were honored to welcome Bruce Moyer, Counsel for Government Relations to the Federal Bar …
March 17, 2016
Networking Reception – International Law Sec …
On Thursday, March 17, 2016, a networking reception for the International Law Section of the FBA was held at G …
March 9, 2016
Hyatt Luncheon – HON. REGGIE B. WALTON
On Wednesday, March, 9, 2016, we were proud to host The Honorable Reggie B. Walton, Senior U.S. District Judge …
February 18, 2016
35th Annual Federal Judicial Reception
Once again, our Annual Federal Judicial Reception honoring the Federal Judiciary for the United States Court o …
February 3, 2016
Law Clerk and Federal Judge Luncheon & Law Cl …
The Chapter’s Law Clerk Committee recently hosted two events. On February 3rd, we partnered with U.S. Se …
January 13, 2016
Hyatt Luncheon, Jan 13th – Judges Seitz  …
On January 13, 2016, we had a provoking presentation and discussion regarding the CARE Reentry Court and the C …
November 18, 2015
Hyatt Luncheon: Amy Howe – SCOTUSblog
On Wednesday, November 18th, for the fourth time, we were thrilled and honored to have Amy Howe, Esq., Editor …
November 5, 2015
CLE – Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civ …
On Thursday, November 5, 2015, the South Florida Chapter of the FBA along with the Miami-Dade Chapter of the F …
October 20, 2015
LAW STUDENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM KICKOFF EVENT
On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, the South Florida Chapter of the FBA held its Kickoff Event for its Third Annual …
October 14, 2015
FBA Luncheon at the Hyatt – Hon. Laurel M. I …
On Wednesday October 14, 2015, in conjunction with Pro Bono week, we were honored to welcome the Honorable Lau …
September 25, 2015
Chapter Award and Installation Dinner
On Friday, September 25, 2015, at the JW Marriott Marquis, we had the privilege and honor of bestowing our mos …
September 11, 2015
Boardroom Luncheon – The Honorable Robin S. …
On September 11, 2015, the FBA was honored to host United States Circuit Court Judge Robin Rosenbaum at the fo …
August 12, 2015
Boardroom Lunch with Captain James D. Carlson, Sta …
The South Florida Chapter held its third Boardroom Luncheon of the summer on August 12, 2015. The event featur …
July 8, 2015
Boardroom Luncheon – Hon. Judge Gayles
The South Florida Chapter held its second Boardroom Luncheon of the summer on July 8, 2015. The event featured …
June 11, 2015
Summer Boardroom Luncheon Series – Judge Blo …
On June 11, 2015, the FBA was honored to host United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom at the first “Bo …
June 4, 2015
Current and Former Law Clerk Networking
On June 4, 2015, the Chapter’s Law Clerk / Young Lawyers Division hosted a meet-up for current and former fe …
May 14, 2015
CLE – Federal Court Practice for the State C …
On May 14, 2015, the Federal Bar Association presented a CLE panel entitled “Federal Court Practice for the …
May 1, 2015
Law Day 2015
On Friday May 1st, the FBA, in conjunction with the United States District Court, and the Florida Bar Standing …
April 1, 2015
FBA Luncheon at the Hyatt – FBI SAC George L …
On Wednesday, April 1, George L. Piro, FBI Special Agent in Charge, Miami Field Office, was our guest of honor …
March 27, 2015
Women Lawyers Initiative – Securities Law CL …
On Friday, March 27, 2015, the Women Lawyers Initiative hosted a continuing legal education seminar on the lat …
March 11, 2015
FBA Luncheon at the Hyatt – The Honorable K. …
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, we were honored to have Chief Judge K. Michael Moore speak at our Luncheon, whic …
February 27, 2015
Women’s Power Lunch
The Federal Bar Association’s Women Lawyer’s Initiative (WLI) hosted a “Power Lunch” at Carlton Fields …
February 5, 2015
Annual Judicial Reception
On Thursday, February 5, 2015, we hosted our annual Judicial Reception. A fabulous time was had by all! This e …
January 7, 2015
FBA Luncheon at the Hyatt – The Honorable Da …
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, the Honorable Darrin P. Gayles was our guest of honor. Judge Gayles introduced …
November 19, 2014
FBA Luncheon at the Hyatt- Amy Howe SCOTUSblog
We were pleased to have Amy Howe of SCOTUSBlog return as a guest speaker for the third year in a row. As she h …
November 6, 2014
Women Lawyers Initiative Kickoff Event Featuring J …
On Thursday November 6, 2014, the Women Lawyers Initiative hosted its kickoff event at the new offices of Coff …
October 24, 2014
Chapter Award and Installation Dinner at JW Marrio …
On Friday, October 24, 2014, we were honored to bestow the annual Edward B. Davis Award for Service to the Fed …
October 21, 2014
Mentorship Program Kickoff Event
On Tuesday, October 21st, the South Florida Chapter of the FBA hosted a Kickoff Event for its Second Annual La …
October 15, 2014
FBA Luncheon at the Hyatt – Judges Jordan an …
Our first FBA luncheon of the season, and our first at the Hyatt Regency was a smashing success.  We were pr …
September 29, 2014
UM Public Interest Luncheon
On September 29, 2014, the Miami Law Student Division of the Federal Bar Association held a Public Interest Lu …
September 16, 2014
Boardroom Lunch with George Piro, FBI Special Agen …
On Wednesday, September 16th, for the final installment of this season’s Boardroom Lunch series, the South F …
August 20, 2014
Boardroom Luncheon – FPD Michael Caruso
On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association was joined by Michael …
July 15, 2014
Boardroom Luncheon with the Honorable Robert N. Sc …
On July 15, 2014, the Honorable Robert N. Scola, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Flo …
June 12, 2014
Boardroom Luncheon with Eric Bustillo, SEC Regiona …
On June 12, 2014, we welcomed Eric Bustillo, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regional Director here …
June 10, 2014
Networking Happy Hour
On Tuesday evening, June 10, 2014, the Federal Bar Association Young Lawyers/Law Students Committee hosted a h …
June 2, 2014
Boardroom Series Luncheons
The South Florida Chapter of the FBA is always striving to improve the quality of practice and interaction amo …
May 14, 2014
Bankers Club Luncheons with Honorable Magistrate J …
On May 14, 2014, we were honored to have the “two Alicias” speak — the Honorable Magistrate …
April 16, 2014
Historical Flagler Tour & Happy Hour
On Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014, the Federal Bar Association Law Clerks Committee hosted a social network …
April 9, 2014
Bankers Club Luncheon
The Federal Grand Jury was the topic of a panel discussion at the South Florida Chapter Bankers Club Luncheon …
March 28, 2014
“Meet the Law Clerks” Luncheon
On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Federal Bar Association Law Clerks Committee partnered with the FBA Student Cha …
March 24, 2014
Effective use of visuals and graphics in trial wit …
On March 24, 2014, Kerri Ruttenberg, a partner at Jones Day in Washington D.C. gave her two hour presentation …
March 20, 2014
Pathway to a Clerkship at the FIU College of Law
On March 20, 2014, the FIU Law student chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s South Florida Chapter hosted …
March 16, 2014
Law students and lawyers with hearts
A group of “law students and lawyers with hearts” spent their early afternoon riding for a cause …
March 12, 2014
Bankers Club Luncheons with Honorable Kenneth A. M …
On March 12, 2014, the Honorable Kenneth A. Marra, United States District Judge, was our guest of honor. Judge …
February 27, 2014
Federal Judicial Reception
The 33rd Annual Judicial Reception on February 27, 2014 was fantastic!  We had a tremendous turnout, includin …
February 6, 2014
Raising the Bar: A Mindful and Ethical Start for t …
The DCBA/FBA South Florida Chapter’s Mindfulness in the Law Joint Task Force, The University of Miami Mindfu …
January 31, 2014
Second Annual Federal Court Orientation
The Chapter’s Young Lawyers / Law Clerks Division hosted the second annual Federal Court Orientation program …
January 15, 2014
Bankers Club Luncheons with Robert E. O’Neill
On January 15, 2014, Robert E. O’Neill was our guest of honor. Mr. O’Neill served as the United States Att …
November 7, 2013
CLE Seminar, Social Media and the Courtroom
On Thursday, November 7, 2013, as part of its new Women Lawyers Initiative, the South Florida Chapter of the F …
October 25, 2013
Chapter Awards & Installation Dinner 2013
This year’s FBA Awards & Installation Dinner took place on October 25, 2013, at the JW Marriot Marquis. …
June 1, 2013
When Aggressive Crosses the Line to Obnoxious: Tri …
On June, the Women’s Lawyer’s Initiative held its second CLE “When Aggressive Crosses the Line t …
February 1, 2013
Having it All
In February, we hosted a panel of five outstanding women – District Judge Cecilia Altonaga, Magistrate Judge …