Attend the Annual Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic on November 12, 2011

The Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic is an annual event which is currently in its 8th year. The picnic has grown exponentially each year and is well attended by many judges, established lawyers and law students from every school inFlorida. The picnic is sponsored by many businesses, multiple voluntary bar associations, a bank and numerous law firms. Many sponsors rent tents where it is easy for students to meet lawyers, judges and potential employees. The “Leaders and Legends” tent has some of the very best lawyers in the country who share their experiences. For example, former Attorney General Janet Reno, ABA President Stephen Zack and Florida Court Supreme Justice Peggy Quince and Barbara Pariente have led discussions.  Please check out the photos, videos and articles to get a better feel for the picnic.  It is an unusual, fantastic and fun networking event.

The picnic is a family friendly event. There is an entire section dedicated to children with rock climbing walls, ring toss, games, face painting and much more. There is also an annual dominoes tournament, a volleyball tournament and last year added a dunk tank.

There is an extensive assortment of food, including Cuban paella and arroz con pollo, roasted pigs cooked at the picnic by Ray Abadin, former Cuban American Bar President, and his friends, barbeque ribs, Jamaican jerk chicken, Haitian curry goat, burgers, dogs, sausages and lamb with pita. There is also a beer stand, an ice cream booth, and a big chili station. On the stage, there is a DJ spinning tunes and introducing lawyers and judges.

The picnic is held at  AmeliaEarhart Park located in Miami at 401 East 65 Street, Hialeah, FL 33013. The 8th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic will be held Saturday, November 12, 2011 starting at noon. Although the picnic is free, there is a small $6 fee for parking and donations and sponsorships are welcome to offset the costs.

Every student, lawyer and judge who attends the picnic will have an opportunity to get a mentor or mentee. “NeedMentor” and “Need Mentee” badges are handed out and introductions are made.

RSVP  soon and join in the event!