Past Events


Installation Luncheon


U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom (left) administers the oath of office to the Broward Chapter’s 2017-18 officers (from left to right, Anne Reilly, National Delegate, Jennifer Bullock, Immediate Past President, Phil Rothschild, President-Elect, Brian Koch, Vice President, and Gavin Gaukroger, Secretary)

Tenth Annual Summer Associates Day

On June 16, 2017, the Broward County Chapter hosted its Tenth Annual Summer Associates Day at the Federal Courthouse. Law students heard presentations from members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Federal Public Defender’s Office, as well as private practitioners and observed a civil hearing, criminal hearings and a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony.


(l to r) Speakers Daniel Rashbaum and Stefanie Moon with Past President Mark Levy.


(l to r) Past President Mark Levy, United States Magistrate Judge Seltzer and President Jennifer Bullock. The Broward County Chapter presented Judge Seltzer an award of appreciation for hosting the Summer Associate’s Day for the tenth year.


Attendees of the Summer Associate’s Day program in a group picture after the U.S. Naturalization Ceremony presided by U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom (center).
“Cybercrimes: Prevention and Prosecution” Luncheon

On June 7, 2017, the Broward County Chapter hosted a luncheon with Assistant United States Attorney Jared Strauss as the featured speaker on the topic of cybercrimes.


(l to r) Judicial Liaison Phil Rothschild, Board Member Megan Janes, Board Member Anne Reilly, President Jennifer Bullock, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Strauss, Board Member Scott Strauss and President-Elect Brian Lerner.


Assistant United States Attorney Jared Strauss presented on the topic of cybercrimes.
Broward County Chapter Receives Award of Appreciation for Pro Bono Efforts


Broward County Circuit Judge Jose Izquierdo presents Broward County Chapter President-Elect Brian Lerner an award of appreciation from Legal Aid in appreciation of the Chapter’s pro bono efforts.
April Luncheon with U.S. District Judge Robert Scola

On April 26, 2017, the Broward County Chapter hosted a luncheon with U.S. District Judge Robert Scola as the featured speaker.


(l to r) Broward County Chapter Jennifer Bullock, U.S. District Judge Robert Scola and President-Elect Brian Lerner
Law Clerk Recruiting Reception

On April 20, 2017, the Broward County Chapter hosted its first Law Clerk Recruiting Reception, connecting law firms and government employers with law clerks who are seeking employment.


The group networked before the law clerks listened to a brief presentation by each employer.


Board Member Constantine Economides introduced the program and the employer presentations.


Treasurer Gavin Gaukroger and a Partner at Berger Singerman spoke to law clerks about the hiring needs of his firm.


Past President Matt Mandel and a Member at Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman spoke to law clerks about the unique opportunities his firm provides to associates.
Federal Bar Association Capitol Hill Day

On April 20, 2017, President-Elect Brian Lerner joined other Federal Bar Association representatives from throughout Florida at Capitol Hill Day.


Florida FBA representatives in the Senate Caucus Room (L to R: Scott N. Wagner, Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section; Michael S. Vitale, 11th Circuit Vice President; David A. Greene, Vice Chair-Programs, Corporate and Association Counsel Division; Brian L. Lerner, President-Elect, Broward Chapter; Michael McLeod, Vice Chair, Admiralty Law Section; Téa Sisic, President-Elect, Orlando Chapter; and Richard J. Cole, III, Chair, State and Local Government Relations Section)
Brown Bag Lunch with U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia Valle

The Broward County Chapter hosted a brown bag lunch with Judge Alicia Valle on April 19, 2017.


(l to r) Judicial Intern Caitlin O’Leary, Law Clerks Namrata Joshi and Silvia Duarte and U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia Valle at a brown bag lunch hosted by the Broward County Chapter on April 19, 2017
U.S. Naturalization Ceremony

Broward County Chapter President Jennifer Bullock and South Florida Chapter President Benjamin Brodsky welcomed new citizens at a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony at the U.S. District Courthouse in Miami on April 14, 2017. The Ceremony was presided over by U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom.


(l to r) Law Clerks Ana Kauffmann, Marta Elfenbein and Keoki Baron, U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom, Broward County Chapter President Jennifer Bullock, South Florida Chapter President Benjamin Brodsky, South Florida Chapter Secretary Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz and Courtroom Deputy ToniAnn Jacoby after the U.S. Naturalization Ceremony on April 14, 2017.


(l to r) South Florida Chapter President Benjamin Brodsky, U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom and Broward County Chapter President Jennifer Bullock after welcoming new citizens at the U.S. Naturalization Ceremony on April 14, 2017
Federal Court Technology and Practice CLE

On March 30, 2017, the Broward County Chapter hosted a Federal Court Technology and Practice CLE featuring two U.S. District Court Judges, two U.S. Magistrate Judges and a panel of law clerks to discuss effective use of technology in court. The program also offered practice tips and featured a demonstration of technology in the courtroom. U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom conducted a ceremonial swearing-in of attendees who are admitted to practice in the Southern District of Florida.


(l to r) U.S. Magistrate Judges Patrick Hunt and Lurana Snow participated in a panel presentation on courtroom technology moderated by Judicial Liaison Phil Rothschild.


(l to r) Law Clerks David Coulter, Naomi Seligman and Patricia Burton participated in a panel presentation on practicing in federal court moderated by Board Member Anne Reilly.


U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom with newly admitted Southern District of Florida member David Archer after the swearing-in ceremony.
Luncheon with The Honorable Jonathan Goodman

On March 22, 2017, the Broward County Chapter hosted a luncheon featuring keynote speaker United States Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman.


(l to r) Board Member Constantine Economides, Judge Goodman, President Jennifer Bullock, Judicial Liaison Phil Rothschild, President-Elect Brian Lerner.
Panel Discussion on Federal Practice & Professionalism

On March 16, 2017, the Nova Southeastern University Law Student Division of the Broward County Chapter held a panel discussion on Federal Practice & Professionalism in the Courtroom led by United States Magistrate Judge Patrick M. Hunt, Assistant Federal Public Defender Timothy Day, and Former AUSA Stefanie Moon.


(l to r) Board Members and Law School Division Committee Co-Chairs Louis Reinstein and Trevor Jones, Panelists Stefanie Moon, Timothy Day, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick M. Hunt, Nova Law Student Division President Lilian Guzman and President-Elect Stephanie Viel


U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick M. Hunt speaks to Nova Law Student Division President Lilian Guzman at the Federal Practice & Professionalism in the Courtroom Panel at Nova Southeastern University Law School
February Luncheon with U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra

On February 23, 2017, the Broward County Chapter hosted a luncheon with U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra who spoke about highlights from his career as a district judge, including several interesting cases he presided over.


(l to r) Board Member Gina Cadogan, President Jennifer Saltz Bullock, U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra, Past President Kimberly Gilmour, Board Member Monique Brochu




U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra
Law School Division Event

On February 17, 2017, U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom hosted 15 law students in her courtroom in conjunction with the FBA Broward Chapter and the newly established Law School Division at the Nova Southeastern University Law School. Judge Bloom and her law clerks spoke to students about federal court practice, clerkships, internships and tips for practicing in federal court. The students also observed two hearings and a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony presided by Judge Bloom.

Law students from NSU Shepard Broad College of Law School attended a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony at the U.S. Federal Courthouse on March 17, 2017 presided by U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom. Pictured are Judge Bloom’s law clerks and interns, NSU Law School Division President Lilian Guzman, NSU law students, Broward Chapter President Jennifer Saltz Bullock, Judge Bloom’s Courtroom Deputy ToniAnn Jacoby and U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom.




U.S. District Court Judge Beth Bloom invited law students from NSU Shepard Broad College of Law School to her courtroom to observe hearings and participate in a Q&A about federal court practice. The program was sponsored by the Broward Chapter in conjunction with the NSU Law School Division.
January Luncheon with the Hon. Cecilia M. Altonaga

On January 19, 2017, the FBA Broward Chapter hosted a luncheon with featured speaker U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga, who spoke on the topic of case management.


(l to r) Past President Matt Mandel, President-Elect Brian Lerner, President Jennifer Saltz Bullock, U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga, Judicial Liaison Phil Rothschild and Past President Valorie Chavin.
Luncheon Meeting with George Piro, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, Miami Division

On November 17, 2016, the Broward County Chapter hosted George Piro, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, Miami Division. Mr. Piro spoke to the group his role as the lead interrogator of Saddam Hussein and the FBI’s counterterrorism efforts.

George Piro, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, Miami Division




(l to r) Broward County Chapter President-Elect Brian Lerner, Secretary Brian Koch, Judicial Liaison Phil Rothschild and President Jennifer Saltz Bullock with featured speaker George Piro, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, Miami Division
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center’s Upperclassmen Moot Court Competition

On October 15, 2016, Broward County Chapter Board Members judged the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center’s Upperclassmen Moot Court Competition that addressed the interplay between the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial and Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b), which prohibits a party from offering a juror’s statements made during deliberations when such statements are introduced to challenge the validity of a verdict. The Broward County Chapter recently established a Law School Division at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center.

Law School Division Co-Chair Trevor Jones and Judicial Liaison Phil Rothschild



Board Member Constantine Economides and Law School Division Co-Chair Trevor Jones



Law School Division Co-Chair Trevor Jones and Younger Lawyers Chair Anne Reilly
Board Lunch with U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom

Broward Chapter Board Members participated in a lunch in chambers with United States District Judge Beth Bloom on October 21, 2016.


L to R: United States District Judge Beth Bloom, Law Clerk Ana Kauffmann, Board Member Megan Janes, President Jennifer Saltz Bullock, Board Member Adam Chotiner, Board Member Anne Reilly, Law Clerk Kevin Gregg, Board Member Scott Strauss, Board Member Trevor Jones, Board Member Louis Reinstein, Secretary Brian Koch, President-Elect Brian Lerner, Past President Mark Levy, Law Clerk Keoki Baron
Naturalization Ceremony

On October 21, 2016, Broward Chapter Board Members observed a Naturalization Ceremony at the US Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale presided by United States District Judge Beth Bloom. Chapter President Jennifer Saltz Bullock welcomed the newly sworn in citizens.



L to R: Board Member Anne Reilly, Board Member Trevor Jones, Board Member Louis Reinstein, United States District Judge William Dimitrouleas, United States District Judge Beth Bloom, Board Member Adam Chotiner, President Jennifer Saltz Bullock, Past President Mark Levy, Board Member Megan Janes, Secretary Brian Koch
Pro Bono Luncheon

On October 20, 2016, the Broward Chapter hosted a luncheon at the Tower Club featuring Senior United States District Judge Patricia Seitz and United States Chief Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Isicoff who spoke about pro bono programs in the Southern District of Florida.



L to R: Senior United States District Judge Patricia Seitz, Broward Chapter President Jennifer Saltz Bullock and Broward Chapter President-Elect Brian Lerner




L to R: Broward Chapter Vice President Jason Slatkin, Pro Bono Client Jose Palencia and United States Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer
Habitat for Humanity Team Build Day

On October 1, 2016, Broward County Chapter Board Member Trevor Jones led a group from the Law Clerk Division in a Habitat for Humanity Team Build Day.

FBA Installation Luncheon Broward County Chapter

The 2016-2017 Broward County Chapter officers were installed at a luncheon on September 14, 2016 featuring United States District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas.


Pictured (L to R): Judicial Liaison Phil Rothschild, President Jennifer Bullock, United States District Judge William P. Dimitrouleas, Vice President Jason Slatkin, Secretary Brian Koch, Immediate Past President Valorie Chavin. (Not Pictured: President-Elect Brian Lerner and Treasurer Gavin Gaukroger).

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