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Award Presented to Jane Muir

President’s Award Salutes Jane Muir’s Tenacity On September 27, 2014, Kayla Riera-Gomez, outgoing president of the Coral Gables Bar Association, presented Jane Muir with the President’s Award at the organization’s annual Installation Gala. This year’s award was unusual – a bronze statue of a bull – intended as a tongue-in-cheek illustration of the diligence, determination, and tenacity with which Muir has served the Read More

Jane Muir Co-Hosts Over the Rainbow Event

On September 18, 2014, the Dade County Bar Association hosted its first “Over the Rainbow” event at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables. The event welcomed nearly one thousand guests, who enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oevres, as well as networking opportunities, before the performance began. During the event, the Gulliver Preparatory Dance Team, the Sundancers, performed several dance routines for the audience. The Read More

Dissolution of Marriage in Cuba

The rights of married women and divorcées in Latin American countries sometimes differ greatly from those in the US. In many cases, married women benefited more from historical Latin American protections than they would benefit from the “reformed” rights that took place in North America. Cuban marriage laws, however, stand in sharp contrast even to those of other countries in Latin America. One notable difference Read More

Mock Trial “Super Stars vs. Rising Stars”

A View from the Bench: Commercial Litigation Mock Trial “Super Stars vs. Rising Stars” On July 18, 2014, the Daily Business Review sponsored a mock trial where five super stars faced off against five rising stars. The program was designed to demonstrate winning techniques for the audience of five hundred. The participants demonstrated voir dire, opening, closing, direct and cross examinations. A group of volunteers Read More

Muir Elected to Dade County Bar Association Executive Committee

For the fourth time, Jane Muir has been elected to serve on the executive committee of the Dade County Bar Association. The association is a 501(c)6 trade association, otherwise known as a voluntary bar association. Attorneys and law students are allowed to take part in the organization, and there is a special membership designation for paralegals. The association is the largest voluntary bar association in Florida. Read More

3rd Annual Legal Eagle Competition

Kristen Corpion Wins Third Annual Legal Eagle Competition On June 14, 2014, the University of Miami School of Law hosted the Third Annual Legal Eagle Competition. The competition, spearheaded by retired Judge David Gersten (Bilzin Sumberg) and Jane Muir, J.D. ‘09 (Muir & Associates), was open to all attorneys under forty practicing in the 11th Judicial Circuit and admitted to the Florida Bar for less than seven Read More

Gun Control Debate: Is Gun Violence the Target?

CABA Briefs Spring 2013 The tragic mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut has inspired a new push for gun legislation.[1] President Obama’s immediate reaction was to ask for Vice President Biden to “come up with a set of concrete proposals” to “reduce the epidemic of gun violence that plagues this country.” Yet Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R-Tex.) illuminated a viewpoint in opposition to President Obama’s: that the answer to Read More

UM Law Alumni Leadership Award

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, the University of Miami Law Alumni Association held its annual Miami-Dade County Judicial Reception. There, four graduates received awards. Judge Jonathan Goodman, JD '83, Saif Y. Ishoof, JD '00, Judge Bertila A. Soto, JD '89, each were given the Alumni Achievement Award, while attorney Jane Muir, JD '09 received the Alumni Leadership Award. The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni Read More

Bishop Leo Frade; Evangelist & Convicted Felon?

          Although they may be separate, there have been occasions in the history of the United States when church and state found one another at odds. This article profiles Leo Frade, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, who has spent his life promoting humanitarian goals. Governments in two countries have opposed his efforts, but so far, he has prevailed with the help of the legal system. Read More

Cuba Changes Exit Visa Policy

The Cuban government’s policy of permitting citizens to travel abroad without exit visas, announced in October 2012, becomes effective January 14, 2013. According to Granma, the newspaper operated by the Communist party, Cuban citizens will only have to show their passport and a visa from the country to which they are traveling after the new policy becomes effective. The measure will also extend the amount of time Read More