MIAMI – Oct. 25, 2019 – In recognition of Greenberg Traurig, P.A.'s sustained efforts to provide and support pro bono legal services for the underserved, the global law firm received the Equal Justice Pro Bono Award in the large firm category from Legal Services of Greater Miami on Oct. 24.
Legal Services of Greater Miami provides free civil legal services for the low-income communities of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The non-profit handles a variety of civil legal matters benefiting more than 20,000 individuals and families annually, recovering almost $2.6 million for clients in disability, unemployment, child support, and government benefits, according to the organization.
“We are honored to receive this award from Legal Services of Greater Miami and to support their efforts to make a difference in the lives of members of our underserved community,” said Brigid F. Cech Samole, chair of the Miami Appellate Department and a member of the firm’s national Appellate Practice. “Giving back to our community and providing a voice to those in need has always been a core value of our firm.”
Samole accepted the award for the firm in her capacity as Pro Bono Chair of the firm’s Miami office. In addition to Samole's contributions, the recognition also honors the work of a team of Greenberg Traurig attorneys: Miami Associates Rosemarie Aleman, Sandy Chiu, Necky Deneus, Eric Fisher, Phillip T. George Jr., Stephanie Jimenez, Claudia Ojeda, Vanessa Palacio, Stephanie Peral, Zachary P. Rosenthal, Andrew C. Sharpe, and Nicole Wolfe; and Fort Lauderdale Associates Shane Taylor and Travis M. Walker.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program: Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, children’s rights, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law.