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 (Phillips & Muir), 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

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 Read More

UM Law Alumni Spirit of Achievement Award

All that bustling around on campus this week can be ascribed to a single big deal — homecoming. With all the fanfare it can muster, the University of Miami's Homecoming 2011 is set to launch across campus, with most events taking place later in the week. As usual, there will be receptions, dinners, sports events and other activities to mark the occasion. The law school will kick off its own homecoming Read More

The Florida Bar News: Facebooking Judges

Florida’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee recently issued an opinion regarding judges’ online social networking activities. When asked whether a judge may add lawyers who may appear before the judge as “friends” on a social networking site, and permit such lawyers to add the judge as a “friend,” the JEAC answered, “No.” (You can be fans of judges you appear before, you just can’t be their friends, January Read More