Honoring Mr. Woodbridge: 27 Years of Dedication to COLBAR

Honoring Mr. Woodbridge: 27 Years of Dedication to COLBAR

Gathering at La Matriarca last Thursday, we came together to honor Mr. Woodbridge for his incredible 27 years as the secretary of the Colombian American Bar Association. It was a heartfelt celebration of his dedication and service to our community. Mr. Woodbridge's commitment has been the cornerstone of our association, shaping its direction and impact. [...]Read More »
Forging a Legacy of Success and Service: The Inspiring Journey of Dr. Adriana P. Santiesteban, Esq.

Forging a Legacy of Success and Service: The Inspiring Journey of Dr. Adriana P. Santiesteban, Esq.

In the dynamic legal landscape of Miami, Florida, Adriana P. Santiesteban, Esq. stands out as an accomplished litigator specializing in civil litigation. Her story, woven with resilience and the dreams of immigrants, resonates as a living testimony to the transformative power of hard work and dedication. Adriana first saw the light in the picturesque town [...]Read More »
Our Vice President, Laura Arboleda, was featured in an article by Law 360 for settling a case against U.S. immigration authorities

Our Vice President, Laura Arboleda, was featured in an article by Law 360 for settling a case against U.S. immigration authorities

Navigating the U.S. immigration system can be an intricate and often challenging process, especially for individuals seeking permanent residency. A recent case involving Colombian actor Julián Farieta shed light on the complexities immigrants face while striving to establish themselves in the United States. The actor known for his roles in international film and television, encountered [...]Read More »
Embracing Excellence: Congratulations to Sandra Clavijo as one of the top 10 most recognized immigration attorneys in the United States

Embracing Excellence: Congratulations to Sandra Clavijo as one of the top 10 most recognized immigration attorneys in the United States

Sandra Clavijo's exceptional achievement of being recognized as one of the top 10 most esteemed immigration attorneys in the United States is a testament to her unwavering dedication, profound expertise, and commitment to advocating for the rights of immigrants. With extensive experience and a profound understanding of the complexities within immigration law, she stands out [...]Read More »
Nurturing Well-being: Empowering Lawyers Through Mental Health Training

Nurturing Well-being: Empowering Lawyers Through Mental Health Training

Join us for the CLE Mental Health Training for Lawyers + Lunch on Wednesday, August 30 at the Macondo Coffee Roasters - Coral Gables as this in-person event aims to provide lawyers with valuable insights into mental health issues and equip them with the necessary tools to support their clients effectively. Guest Speaker Beatriz Martinez-Peñalver [...]Read More »
Celebrating Remarkable Achievements: The 22nd Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity Awards Luncheon & Expo

Celebrating Remarkable Achievements: The 22nd Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity Awards Luncheon & Expo

In the vibrant tapestry of South Florida's diverse and dynamic community, the 22nd Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity Awards Luncheon & Expo stands as a testament to the inspiring achievements of Latinas who have contributed profoundly to various fields. This remarkable event, set to unfold at the distinguished Signature Grand, located at 6900 State Road [...]Read More »
Free Immigration Services: Saturday, August 26

Free Immigration Services: Saturday, August 26

The Colombian-American Bar Association (COLBAR) in conjunction with the Consulate of Colombia in Miami are making a significant difference in the lives of individuals by hosting free monthly legal clinics. These clinics provide a vital service to the community, offering expert legal advice, guidance, and representation to those who may not have had access otherwise. [...]Read More »
The Broward County Hispanic Bar Association’s 34th Annual Scholarships, Awards & Installation Gala

The Broward County Hispanic Bar Association’s 34th Annual Scholarships, Awards & Installation Gala

The BCHBA is proudly launching its inaugural “Pay It Forward” Program at the 2023 Scholarships, Awards, and Installation Gala. This program will assist law students and public interest attorneys to attend our event at no cost. This program will be supported through the generous donations of individuals that at the time of ticket purchase wish […]

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COLBAR & The Consulate of Colombia are Hosting Free Legal Clinics

COLBAR & The Consulate of Colombia are Hosting Free Legal Clinics

Legal issues can often be overwhelming and expensive, preventing individuals from accessing the justice they deserve. Recognizing this need, the Colombian-American Bar Association (COLBAR) has partnered with the Consulate of Colombia in Miami to host free monthly legal clinics. These clinics offer valuable assistance to individuals seeking legal advice or representation. Legal clinics play a […]

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An evening with author Alexander Lian, Esq.

An evening with author Alexander Lian, Esq.

The Colombian American Bar Association invites you to a book-signing reception celebrating the release of the paperback edition of STEREOSCOPIC LAW: OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES AND LEGAL EDUCATION by COLBAR's immediate past president, Alexander Lian, Esq. Refreshments will be served. RSVP below. MONDAY, AUGUST 8th @ 6:30 PM RSVP NOW BOOKS & BOOKS 265 Aragon Avenue [...]Read More »
The Colombian American Bar Association Proudly Announces Its New Officers for 2022.

The Colombian American Bar Association Proudly Announces Its New Officers for 2022.

The Colombian American Bar Association Proudly Announces its New Officers for 2022: President Adriana P. Santiesteban Adriana P. Santiesteban, P.A. Vice President Juan C. Diaz Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart, & Shipley, P.A. Secretary Frederick Woodbridge, Jr. Frederick Woodbridge, Jr., P.A. Treasurer Maria del Pilar Rubio Rubio International Law PLLCRead More »
Professional Bank’s Janet Henfield-Green Presents — Highlights From COLBAR’s September 10, 2021 Meeting.

Professional Bank’s Janet Henfield-Green Presents — Highlights From COLBAR’s September 10, 2021 Meeting.

VALUES Entrepreneurial Mindset. Professional Bank was built in 2008 by a group of Florida-based entrepreneurs with a vision to create a bank that appealed to professionals like themselves. Responsiveness.  Our size allows us to be nimble  and responsive with access to decision makers we can be swift in taking action. Shared Values. Professional Bank’s greatest [...]Read More »
New Members of ColBar

New Members of ColBar

Congratulations to our newly elected COLBAR Board Members and Committee Chairs! We look forward to a productive and exciting year at COLBAR. 2019-2020 BOARD MEMBER & COMMITTEE CHAIR ELECTION RESULTS President: Martha L. Arias Vice President: Alexander Lian Secretary: Frederick Woodbridge, Jr. Treasurer: Maria del Pilar Rubio Events Chair: Maria Teresa Sallato Communications Chair: Adriana […]

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New Board

New Board

Thank you to Shutts & Bowen LLP for hosting our meeting today. We are happy to announce that we have a newly elected board: President: Martha Arias Vice President: Alex Lian Treasurer: Pilar Rubio Board Members: Maria Teresa Sallato Walter Reynoso Fred Woodbridge Michael Currea Edmar Amaya Patrick Vilar Adriana Santiesteban Justin DiBiasio Karamat Qayum

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