Wednesday, September 23, 2009

FBA "Boardroom lunch"

From incoming Federal Bar president Bill Roppolo:

Dear Federal Bar Members,

The South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar is launching a new small group luncheon series. The Boardroom Lunches will be hosted by local law firms and feature two federal judges. Attendance will be limited to 20 Federal Bar members and the cost will be $50.00 per person. The lunches are intended to provide a relaxed atmosphere where Federal Bar members can interact with our Judges in a small group. We will rotate the location of the lunches therefore if your firm would like to host an upcoming luncheon, please contact me.

The first Boardroom Lunch will take place at 12 noon on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Greenberg Traurig, 1221 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida. District Judge Paul Huck and Magistrate Judge John O'Sullivan will attend.

If you would like to be one of the 20 people to have lunch with Judge Huck and Magistrate O'Sullivan, please respond to this email. The first 20 affirmative email responses that I receive will have a seat at the boardroom table.

Thank you and best regards,

(Incoming President)

From what I understand there are six seats left. If you are intersted contact Bill at


Anonymous said...

$50 per person

Memo to the FBA - the economy is bad.

Anonymous said...

Memo to the D.O. Markus: this is for civil lawyers who never see the inside of a courtroom. Us criminal guys actually get to interact with the judges (and they actually KNOW our names).

Anonymous said...

Great Idea. Sounds just like what FACDL-MIAMI started doing last year with the State Court Judges once a month. Of course, their lunch is only $20.

Anonymous said...

FIU - low bar pass rate. UM - still good. FSU top in the state.


Rumpole said...

Fifty Bucks??? For Lunch? I'd rather go to Joes and hope I run into Moreno. (its his favourite spot)

Anonymous said...

This arrangement sounds like the FBA is selling access to federal judges. If Sloman is serious about weeding outcorruption he should immediately start investigating the FBA.

Anonymous said...

I'll put up $10 to reserve a seat for Jack Thompson