WEST PALM BEACH and BOCA RATON – May 29, 2018 – In recognition of sustained efforts to provide and support pro bono legal services for the underserved, Greenberg Traurig was presented the Firm Pro Bono Legacy Award during the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s 30th Annual Pro Bono Recognition Gala on May 12, 2018 in West Palm Beach.
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County is committed to providing high quality, civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged of Palm Beach County to protect their personal safety, enhance their opportunities and living conditions, and promote self-sufficiency.
The award was accepted on behalf of the firm’s West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices by Shareholders Bridget A. Berry and Laurie L. Gildan, as well as former Equal Justice Works (EJW) Fellows Alex St. Pierre and Shahar Pasch, who participated in two-year fellowships funded by Greenberg Traurig and the Florida Bar Foundation.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from the Legal Aid Society, which changes lives for the better every day,” said Mark F. Bideau, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s West Palm Beach office. “We are very grateful to be a part of this essential ongoing effort to protect the most vulnerable in our community.”
“Our involvement in the Palm Beach Legal Aid Society over the years has been a very meaningful experience for our attorneys,” said Tracy L. Gerber, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s West Palm Beach office. “Providing service to our community is a strongly held value of our firm and we look forward to many more years of working with Legal Aid in Palm Beach County.”
Anthony P. Vernace serves as pro bono coordinator for Greenberg Traurig's Palm Beach County offices. The newest initiatives supported by the firm through the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County include:
- No Place Like Home Project – assists in clearing title issues and resolving other legal issues to keep families in their homes and allows them to obtain assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other sources following natural disasters
- Guardian Advocacy Project – helps family members caring for individuals with delayed development from 18 years old through adulthood establish the legal authority to act on their behalf and help with medical, financial and educational decisions
Greenberg Traurig provides volunteer legal services to the underserved and to the numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. Complementing these efforts of individual attorneys, the firm serves as the largest sponsor of Equal Justice Works through Greenberg Traurig’s Holly Skolnick Fellowship Foundation.
Click here to learn more about legal services provided to disadvantaged children, families and individuals through Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County on the Legal Aid Society Website.
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