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Annual Bench and Bar 2020

PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. If you would still like to attend this event, please stop by the registration desk to sign-up at the door.

When: Friday, March 6, 2020
8:30 am
Where: Donna E. Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Dr
Miami, Florida  33146
United States
Contact: Events Director

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Driving & Parking Directions

  • Parking: Pavia Garage- 5615 Pavia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (map attached)
  • You may use the Pay by Phone app using code 330012 or
  • Pay at the machine located in the garage
  • $8 a day or $1.50 per hour
  • Shuttle service: There will be shuttle service to drop off attendees from the parking garage starting at 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., and will resume at the end of the event from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p m.
  • Click Here to view driving and walking directions


08:15 AM - 08:45 AM Registration

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM Welcome

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Session 1
  • The Future of Probate and Guardianship Administration and Litigation
  • Working Women Lawyers: Can You Have It All, All at Once?- Panel presented by MDFAWL
  • Anatomy of a Mediation
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Session 2
  • Civil Justice Innovation: Transforming to a User-Friendly Court (Coming changes you need to understand)
  • The Art of Legal Storytelling
  • Happiness as a Young Lawyer
  • Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent- Panel presented by Gwen S. Cherry and Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association
12:15 PM - 01:35 PM Luncheon

01:45 PM - 03:15 PM Session 3
  • Perspectives from the Bar
  • The Effective Use of Technology in Mediation, Hearings and Trial
  • Fashionably Legal: Intellectual Property Law in the Fashion Industry
  • Practicing Before the 3rd DCA
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM Break

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Session 4
  • Perspective from the Bench
  • Opportunity Zones and How They're Shaping the Real Estate Market
  • Zealous Advocacy with High Ethics: A Perspective from the Bench, the Bar and Defense
  • The Impact of a Diverse Judiciary on the Legal Profession and Community- Panel presented by CABA
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM Reception

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