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Annual Patently Impossible Project 2014

Patently Impossible Project Every November, lawyers descend upon the Miami Science Museum for what is quite possibly the most delightful fundraiser of the year. The Patently Impossible Project, a benefit for Dade Legal Aid, features a unique challenge for the participants: teams are given a bag of parts and must race to assemble the invention with only the patent application to guide them. Before the Read More

Miami Herald Business Makeover

MoonAmie Productions – Business Makeover On October 9, Jane Muir, Yuliya LaRoe and Luis Zuniga, visited MoonAmie, a dance and fine arts school recently founded by Tara Allen and Monica Rosell to coach the young entrepreneurs for a Miami Herald “Business Makeover,” a feature in the newspaper’s “Business Monday” section. The three coaches are counselors certified by SCORE, a non-profit entity that is associated with Read More

2014 Minority Mentoring Picnic

Jane Muir Serves as Ambassador for 2014 Minority Mentoring Picnic  On November 1, 2014, the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation hosted its annual Minority Mentoring Picnic at Amelia Earhart Park. The Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation’s mission is to provide assistance and support to minorities interested in pursuing legal careers, mentoring programs, networking opportunities and limited financial aid. The Read More

Muir & Associates Supports Moving Day

Sunday, October 5, 2014 Bayfront Park, Miami, FL- Thousands of supporters spent a beautiful morning in Bayfront Park to support the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day, including partner Jane Muir. 83 teams surpassed the event goal of $500,000 and raised $566,304. Muir walked in memory of her maternal grandfather, Ira William “Bill” Hardee, Jr. who had Parkinson’s Disease, and passed at only fifty-one years 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

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

Florida Bar News Covers 1st Annual Legal Eagle

Florida Bar News Covers 1st Annual Legal Eagle Zinn wins closing argument competition Warren Zinn took home the Bilzin Sumberg Trophy for the First Annual Legal Eagle Closing Argument Competition. The competition was spearheaded by David Gersten and Jane Muir and benefitted Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. The competition included 32 attorneys who had been practicing for less than seven years in Read More

Military Training in the Middle of Miami Jolts Residents out of Bed

No, there was no smell of napalm in the morning. But there was the thunderous whump whump of low-flying helicopters, and even the jarring blast of explosions at the abandoned Grand Bay Hotel in Coconut Grove early Tuesday during a military training exercise that jolted many unsuspecting residents from their beds. “It was quite a shocking experience,” said Jane Muir, who was awakened around 1:45 a.m. by the Read More