The first year associates after they took their Oath of Attorney and became members of the Florida Bar!

We’ve wrapped up the 2018 Academy for Professional Development and we hope it was an experience that will resonate with the first year associates!  They were exposed to substantive areas of practice and professional skills, community needs and clients.  We were able to cap off an amazing Academy program with a motivational speech by Alonzo Mourning of the Mourning Family Foundation.  He spent time talking to our lawyers about the Power of One and how each of them has the ability to make a positive change in our community.

While Zo was a powerful speaker and so gracious with his time, the highlight of the day was a private swearing in ceremony for our first year associates and their loved ones, presided over by Judge Michael Hanzman, with a celebratory lunch following.  It was a nice opportunity to reflect on all that we accomplished during the program and celebrate our first year associates’ matriculation into practicing attorneys at the firm.  We hope we’ve equipped them in a way that will make their transition easier!  We are excited to see what they do as lawyers and members of this community.

 

The Dodge Squad

Last night, the Bilzin Sumberg Dodge Squad squared off against three other South Florida law firms in a dodgeball tournament to raise funds and awareness for United Way of Miami Dade

We risked life and limb (both as players and spectators), but our awesome coaches Al Dotson & Bryan Hawks made sure everyone brought their A game and team spirit.  We also had some very special guests (including Zo!!) on our team – Kyle Morabito from last summer and Adam Fischer, an incoming 2013 summer associate. 

While we weren’t able to bring home the championship, the evening benefited a great charity and we all came together with the common goal of pounding other law firms with foam balls.  The proceeds from the event were significant, so our community was the real winner.  Besides, we always have next year!

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The Dodge Squad

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Our secret weapon, Zo, with John Sumberg and Al Dotson

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Zo gives Wendy Polit a lift

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Zo high fives the Dodge Squad

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Jennyva Almira and our secret weapon

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Harve Mogul of United Way makes sure the team captains agree to a fair fight

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Mitch Widom gets serious

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Al Dotson, Jessica Buchsbaum & Jackie Fleites cheer the team

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Ali Lehson & Nadia Kruler show serious team spirit

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MVP Kathryn DeMarco in action

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The Dodge Squad Cheerleaders

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Teammates Helene Brown & MVP Kathryn DeMarco

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David Trench & Michelle Weber showing serious team spirit

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Al Dotson & John Sumberg ready for the games to begin

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Adam Fischer & Kyle Morabito are warming up

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Bryan Hawks giving the team a motiviation speech

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Team Strategy Meeting

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The Marketing Department shows their love!

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I am serious about my team spirit!

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Wendy Polit showing team spirit at the pep rally

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Making signs at the pep rally