Save the Date:: 2008 Convention will be January 25–27 at Barry University

[Regine Monestime]

Regine Monestime, Esq.
Ms. Monestime heads up her own law firm which focuses on civil, criminal, and immigration state and federal appeals. She has recently added foreclosure defense and bankruptcy to her area of practice. Ms. Monestime began her legal career as a judicial law clerk at the Third District Court of Appeals, subsequently practicing as an Assistant Attorney General in the criminal appeals division representing the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office in its state and federal appeals. She then joined the City of Miami Attorney’s Office where she was the sole appellate counsel in the litigation division, primarily responsible for handling the firm’s general civil, municipal and land use appeals as well as advising her colleagues and the City of Miami Commission on a range of legal issues.

She has also been actively involved in several legal community associations, such as being the past president of the Haitian Lawyers Association, a member of the National Bar Association, Wilkie D. Ferguson Bar Association, and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Among other non-legal affiliations, she is a distinguished alumnus of the Dade Community Foundation Miami Fellows Class III and a Board Member of Casa Valentina, a program that supports the needs of young women transitioning out of the foster care system. She was recently added as a Commissioner to the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust.

Finally, Ms. Monestime is a dedicated advocate for the Haitian-American community and routinely participates in community discussions, educational radio programs, and other forums that educate this underserved community in a wide variety of subjects from voting and legal rights to immigration concerns.

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