Maria Gonzalez

Maria Gonzalez

Maria C. Gonzalez, PA

Profile

Education

Nova Southeastern University, 1990, J.D.

Admitted to Practice

Florida 1990

Legal Organizations

  • Appointed to the Board of Directors of The Florida Bar Foundation (2018-2026)
  • Appointed to the Florida Bar’s Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism (2014-2018)
  • 2020- Appointed President-Elect of the FLAFCC
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (FLAFCC) (2017-2020)
  • Past-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar (2015-2016),  Executive Council member (2007 to present)
  • Legislation Committee (Co-Chair 2010-2012)
  • Marital and Family Law Certification Committee, The Florida Bar (Chair 2010-2011
  • Vice Chair 2009-2010). Appointed to the Board of Legal Specialization and Education-Council of Committees-as representative of the Marital and Family Law Certification Committee (2011-2012)
  •  Ad Hoc Finance Committee (Chair 2013-2014)
  •  Ad Hoc Bylaws Committee (Member 2011-present)
  •  Children’s Issues Committee (Co-Chair 2008-2010
  • Ad Hoc GAL Committee (Vice-Chair 2009-2010
  •  Ad Hoc Temporary Automatic Orders Committee (Secretary 2008-2010)
  •  Appointed President of The First Family Law American Inn of Court, (2005-2006)
  •  Member Miami-Dade County and Broward County Bar Associations, Member Broward County Matrimonial Lawyers

CLE Presentations

  • 2021- Case Law Update- 37th Annual View From the Bench-11th Judicial Circuit
  • Panelist and co-presenter on -How to Recognize Professional Ethical Boundaries and ‘Stay In Your Lane’ ” and -Ethical Dilemmas: Can a Professional ‘Stay in Their Lane and Work as a Team” related to the interplay and roles of the judge, therapists, parenting coordinators, guardian ad lite and mediators at the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts’ (FLAFCC) Winter Webinar Series, March 2021
  • -2020 Professionalism Program Panel Discussion,” – panel speaker, Nova Southeastern University, August 2020
  • -Relocation,” Presenter, 2020 Marital and Family Law Review Course, The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar/AAML, February 2020
  • -Diversity and Inclusion – Helping Children with Special Needs in a Distance-Learning World” – The Family Law Section-FAMSEG, 2020
  • “Ethics and Professionalism” panelist at the Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Workshop, The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Tampa, July 2019
  • “2019 Legislative Update at The 34th Annual View From the Bench, 11th Judicial Circuit, May 2019
  • “2019 Tax Update”- moderator. The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Feb. 2019
  • “2018 Legislative Update” First American Family Law Inns of Court, May 2018 and 33rd Annual View From the Bench, 11th Judicial Circuit
  • “Legislative Update
  • Broward County Bar Association, 2015
  • Attorney’s Fees” at the Florida Bar Marital  Certification Review Seminar 2015, Orlando
  • Speaker on “Opening Statements”, The Florida Bar Family Law Section’s 2013 Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Workshop ,St. Petersberg
  •  Speaker/Faculty on “Alimony” at the 20th Annual Nuts & Bolts”-11th Judicial Circuit Family Division, presented by Dade County Bar Association, Family Courts & Dade Legal Aid, January 2012
  • Speaker at the “Mechanics of Matrimonial Certification Seminar,” the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, November 2011
  • Co-presenter on mediation-Fall Section Retreat in Boston, the Family Law Section, The Florida Bar, October 2011
  • Speaker on “2011 Family Law Legislative Update”, the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, August 2011
  • Speaker on “Preserving Error on Appeal” and “Final Judgment Checklist” at the Family Law Section’s Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Workshop, 2011
  • Workshop Leader at the Family Law Section’s Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Workshops, 2009, 2011, 2013
  •   Presenter/Faculty, at the “26th View From the Bench”-on “- on “2011 Legislative Update”-11th Judicial Circuit Family Division, May 2011
  • Speaker on “Preserving Error on Appeal” and “Final Judgments” at the Family Law Section’s Matrimonial Trial Advocacy Workshop, Naples, 2009.

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