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Liebe Gadinsky is a dedicated volunteer, advocate, ally and community builder, giving of both her time and expertise. She has distinguished herself as a strong supporter and advocate for LGBTQ rights for over two decades. Through her volunteer work for SAVE she worked tirelessly to help pass and defend the Miami Dade Human Rights Ordinance. She served as Vice Chair of the Board of The Miami Foundation, and currently serves on its GLBT Community Projects Fund Advisory Board. Liebe is a board member of the National LGBTQ Task Force, serving for two years as Board Co-Chair as well as Co-Chair of the annual Miami Recognition Dinner. Liebe also devoted several years to leadership at Ransom Everglades School, where she chaired the Annual Fund, the school’s gala, and the Parents Association. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition for her advocacy and volunteer efforts. Liebe is a graduate of Tufts University and received an MBA from the University of Michigan. She and her husband of thirty years, Seth Gadinsky, are the proud parents of two daughters, Naomi and Natasha.
Judge Sarah I. Zabel first took the Bench in 2003. She has served in the Juvenile, Criminal and Civil divisions. She is currently sitting in the Family Division.
Judge Zabel graduated from Miami Dade College with an AA. She graduated with a degree in communications from Florida State University. She worked for several years as an investment banker in Miami before attending Law School.
After graduation from Nova Law School, Judge Zabel went to work for the State Attorney’s Office, Child Support Enforcement Division where she was Assistant Division Chief. After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Judge Zabel went into private practice in the areas of Family and Civil law. She was also a Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator.
Judge Zabel has served as Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect, and President of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Judge Zabel also served as the representative for FAWL for the Dade County Bar Association. Judge Zabel served on the Commission on the Status for Women in North Miami Beach. Judge Zabel served on a Florida Bar Grievance Committee for 3 years. Judge Zabel served on the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Greater Miami and Lawyers and Advocates for Special Education Advocacy. Judge Zabel also served on the Family Law Rules Committee of the Florida Bar.
Judge Zabel while working for the State Attorney’s Office initiated a project with the Worker’s Compensation Judges in Miami-Dade County to create a program where past child support could be collected through Worker’s Compensation. She worked to pass a statute making it mandatory for child support arrears to be considered through Worker’s Compensation. Since being on the Bench, Judge Zabel helped to establish Miami Shine which is now a statewide youth advocacy group for youth who are transitioning out of the Foster Care System.
Judge Zabel is also a mentor for the Women of Tomorrow, an organization which mentors at risk high school girls. Judge Zabel is also a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Judge Zabel is on the Leadership Committee for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Judge Zabel is a member of the Florida Bar Committee on Professionalism. Judge Zabel is certified to teach at Judicial Conferences. Judge Zabel has judged over Mock Trial Competitions for the last several years; both Undergraduate and Law School.