Past Events

  • August Boardroom Lunch with Judge Gayles
    Wed, Aug 10
    The Miami Foundation
    Aug 10, 12:00 PM
    The Miami Foundation, 40 NW 3rd Street, Suite 305, Miami, FL 33128.
    For the next Boardroom Series luncheon, the Federal Bar Association is honored to host as our featured guest the Honorable Darrin P. Gayles, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. Be one of the first 20 members to RSVP! Email federalbar.southflorida@gmail.com to join us.
  • Federal Pro Bono Opportunities
    Apr 14, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    This program will include district and bankruptcy judges from the Southern and Middle Districts discussing the various pro bono programs and opportunities available to practitioners. The Judges will also provide an overview and tips on how to undertake and proceed with pro bono representation.
  • Law Student Mentoring/Networking Happy Hour
    Thu, Apr 07
    Bay 13 Brewery & Kitchen
    Apr 07, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Bay 13 Brewery & Kitchen, 65 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA
    The South Florida Chapter of the FBA invites you to a Networking Happy Hour for its Law Student Mentorship Program! This event is open to all local law students, judicial law clerks and practitioners.
  • FBA Happy Hour for Law Clerks and Young Lawyers
    Mar 24, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Dr, Miami, FL 33130, USA
    FBA South Florida Chapter is hosting a happy hour for federal law clerks, current and former, as well as FBA young lawyer members. We hope that you are able to join!
  • A Conversation About the Shadow Docket
    Mar 18, 12:00 PM
    Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131, USA
    On Friday, March 18 we will host a conversation between Judge Trevor N. McFadden and Judge Rodolfo “Rudy” Ruiz about the Supreme Court’s so-called “Shadow Docket.” Many of us have heard about the Shadow Docket but know little about what it is or how it operates.
  • How the U.S. Legal Education System Can Better Serve Black Students and Lawyers
    Feb 23, 12:00 PM
    This is a FREE event. Please RSVP to attend.
  • Demystifying Receiverships
    Wed, Jan 26
    Jan 26, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    A receivership is a legal tool available to a secured party and to certain government agencies. The use of receiverships is on the rise because it can offer the fastest and most cost-effective method of gaining control over a borrower’s collateral upon default or another party’s property in the case
  • Meet Our  Recently  Appointed  Magistrate  Judges
    Thu, Jan 20
    JW Marriott Marquis Miami
    Jan 20, 12:00 PM
    JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131, USA
    JANUARY 20, 2022, 12:00 PM | IN-PERSON Join us for a candid conversation moderated by outgoing Chief Magistrate Judge John J. O'Sullivan featuring the Southern District of Florida's most recently appointed magistrate judges, including: The Honorable Bruce E. Reinhart
  • The Words That Made US - America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840
    Jan 12, 4:00 PM
    Miami, 400 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33132, USA
    JANUARY 12, 2022, 4:00 PM | IN-PERSON The Judges of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, cordially invite you to a conversation with Professor Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, followed by a reception...
  • Cryptocurrency: A Revolution in Legal Tender?
    Dec 13, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
    Organized by: The FBA Washington State Chapter and the FBA South Florida Chapter Presenters: Dsu-Wei Yuen, moderator Tal Lifshitz, Kozyak Tropin and Throckmorton Robert Lamb, Harris Bricken There is no pre-registration for this event. Please click on the button below to join the MS Teams Meet-up
  • Judicial Perspectives on the Advancement of Women in Federal Practice
    Dec 09, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
  • Hyatt Luncheon with Amy Howe
    Wed, Nov 17
    Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami
    Nov 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Hyatt Regency Hotel, Miami, 400 S, SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131, USA
    As the Court considers some of the most important issues in modern United States history, don’t miss your opportunity to hear Amy Howe provide keen insights and timely analysis on the SCOTUS and its future.
  • Navigating Covid-Era Litigation
    Thu, Nov 04
    Online, Webinar
    Nov 04, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Online, Webinar
    PLEASE RSVP to: fbabroward@gmail.com || The FBA Broward Chapter and the South Florida Chapter invite you to join us for a virtual program with U.S. District Court Judges Kathleen M. Williams and James I. Cohn, Assistant United States Attorney Adam Hapner, and attorney Brody Shulman discuss...
  • Cultural Competence:  Developmental Necessity in a Complex  Society
    Oct 28, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Organized by Federal Public Defender and the U.S. Attorney for the SD of Florida. This webinar will explore the four pillars of cultural competence – (1) Awareness; (2) Attitude; (3) Knowledge; and (4) Skills – as a necessary competence in today’s multi-cultural and diverse society and encourage ...
  • The State of the District & Installation Luncheon
    Wed, Oct 20
    JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Miami
    Oct 20, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131, USA
    Join us as we swear in the new South Florida FBA officers and board members and hear from Chief Judge Altonaga as she provides her views on the State of Southern District of Florida.
  • Diversity & Inclusion  Federal  Clerkship  Panel: What You Need to Know about Clerkships and How to Apply
    Oct 15, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
    What is a federal judicial clerkship? What do federal judicial clerks do? How do you apply for a federal judicial clerkship and what materials are needed? Our esteemed panelists aim to answer these and other related questions for you virtually. Please register to join us for the conversation.
  • FBA South Florida Chapter's Reception at PAMM
    Sep 24, 2021, 6:00 PM – 9:20 PM
    Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
    A evening reception at the Perez Art Museum Miami hosted by the FBA South Florida Chapter. All attendees of the 2021 FBA Annual Meeting and Conference - September 23-25 - are invited. For more information and sponsorship opportunities see links below...


August 13, 2020
FBA Virtual Lunchtime Presentation: The Importance …
On August 13 at 12:00 p.m., the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association was pleased to present a …

August 6, 2020
A Conversation about Implicit Bias in the Justice …
On August 6, 2020 at noon eastern, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association hosted a conversa …

July 30, 2020
FBA July Virtual Board Room Luncheon With SEC Atto …
On July 31, 2020, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association was pleased to host the final event …

June 25, 2020
FBA June Virtual Boardroom Lunch with Magistrate J …
On June 25, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association was pleased to host the first summer 2020 …

May 4, 2020
The Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee P …
On Monday, May 4, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., the Florida Bar Federal Court Practice Committee, with su …

February 24, 2020
Southern District of Florida Annual Black History …
On Monday, February 24, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., the judges of the United States District Court, Southern District …

February 6, 2020
FBA’s 39th Annual Federal Judicial Reception
The South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association hosted its 39th Annual Federal Judicial Reception to …


December 4, 2019
Cyber Security and Data Breaches: Prevention, Dete …
On December 4, 2019, at 5:00 P.M., the CACD, together with Greenspoon Marder and our colleagues from the Browa …

November 20, 2019
FBA Hyatt Luncheon With Amy Howe
On November 20, 2019, we were pleased to welcome back Amy Howe, Esq., reporter and former editor of SCOTUSblog …

October 23, 2019
FBA Award and Installation Dinner
On October 23, 2019, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association hosted its annual Award and Inst …

October 15, 2019
FBA Hyatt Luncheon – CARE Court Pro Bono Pre …
On October 15, 2019, at 11:45 a.m., the FBA’s South Florida Chapter was pleased to present Senior United Sta …

September 26, 2019
Law Student Mentorship Program Kickoff Event
The South Florida Chapter of the FBA hosted its Seventh Annual Law Student Mentorship Program at Batch Gastrop …

September 11, 2019
FBA Hyatt Luncheon – Hon. Rodolfo A. Ruiz II
On September 11, 2019, at the FBA South Florida Chapter’s inaugural 2019-20 Hyatt Luncheon, the FBA was hono …

August 22, 2019
FBA Boardroom Luncheon – Hon. Robert N. Scol …
On August 22, 2019, for the final Boardroom Luncheon of the summer, the FBA was honored to host United States …

August 1, 2019
City of Miami Black Police Precinct Courthouse and …
On Thursday, August 1, 2019, the Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Committee of the South Florida Chapter of …

July 22, 2019
FBA Boardroom Lunch at Miami International Airport
The South Florida Chapter hosted its second Summer Boardroom Luncheon at the Miami International Airport on Ju …

June 6, 2019
Social Media in Federal Litigation
On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the Haitian Lawyers Association, in partnership with the Federal Bar Association, S …

June 5, 2019
FBA Boardroom Lunch with the U.S. Attorney for the …
On June 5, the South Florida Chapter kicked off its 2019 Summer Boardroom Luncheon series with the Honorable A …

May 2, 2019
FBA Luncheon at the Hyatt: U.S. District Judge Fe …
On May 2 2019, the FBA South Florida Chapter welcomed District Judge Federico Moreno to present, “Believe it …

March 13, 2019
Hyatt Luncheon – US Magistrate Judge Lauren …
On March 13, 2019, the FBA South Florida Chapter welcomed Magistrate Judge Lauren Louis to present, “Playing …

January 31, 2019
FBA’s 38th Annual Federal Judicial Reception
The South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association hosted its 38th Annual Federal Judicial Recept …


December 14, 2018
The Bill of Rights’ Birthday!
On Friday, December 14, 2018, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, in conjunction with th …

November 14, 2018
FBA Hyatt Lunch With Amy Howe
On November 14, 2018, we welcomed back (for the seventh time!) Amy Howe, Esq., reporter and former editor of …

November 6, 2018
FBA Tax Section Networking Dinner and Reception
The Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation and the South Florida Tax Litigation Association held a networ …

October 24, 2018
 The South Florida Chapter of the FBA invites you to the Kickoff Event for its Sixth Annual Law Student …

October 17, 2018
FBA Hyatt Lunch – Professor Wasserman, FIU L …
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 we welcomed FIU Professor Howard Wasserman for our first Hyatt Luncheon of the …

October 16, 2018
As part of the South Florida Chapter’s law student outreach program, the Federal Bar Association coordin …

October 11, 2018
FBA 2018 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner
On Thursday, October 11, 2018, we hosted our Annual Awards and Installation Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel …

September 18, 2018
FBA September Boardroom Luncheon with Howard Srebn …
On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the South Florida Chapter held its final summer Boardroom Series luncheon of …

August 30, 2018
Pro-Bono at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
On Thursday, August 30, 2018, multiple members of our chapter volunteered their time at Legal Services of Gre …

August 15, 2018
FBA Boardroom Lunch with U.S. Attorney Benjamin Gr …
On August 15, 2018, the South Florida Chapter held its second summer Boardroom Luncheon Series of 2018, featur …

July 12, 2018
FBA Boardroom Lunch
On July 12, 2018, the South Florida Chapter held its first summer Boardroom Luncheon Series of 2018, featuri …

May 17, 2018
CLE Sexual Harassment Symposium
On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Women’s Initiative Committee of the FBA, South Florida Chapter, hosted a …

May 11, 2018
Law Day 2018
On May 11, 2018, approximately 40 students from North Miami Senior High attended the Court’s annual Law Day …

April 13, 2018
On Friday, April 13, 2018, the Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter, in conjunction with the U.S. Di …

April 13, 2018
Student brown bag lunch with Judge Bloom
On April 13th, 2018, the St. Thomas University School of Law’s Honorable Peter R. Palermo FBA Student Divisi …

April 11, 2018
Hyatt Luncheon – Images With Impact
On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in conjunction with the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapt …

March 14, 2018
Hyatt Luncheon – U.S. Magistrate Judge Panel …
On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, our Hyatt luncheon featured a panel discussion with the Honorable John J. O’ …

February 15, 2018
37th Annual FBA Judicial Reception
On February 15, 2018, the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association  hosted its 37th Annual Federa …

February 1, 2018
CLE: The Cyber Threat – What Lawyers and Cli …
In conjunction with the Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee, on Thursday, February 1, 2018, …