NEW YORK and WEST PALM BEACH – Sept. 21, 2020 – Good in Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s podcast focused on pro bono, released episode 21 titled “All Children Deserve a Home That’s Safe.” Good in Practice is hosted by Shareholder Caroline J. Heller, chair of the global law firm’s Global Pro Bono Program and commercial litigator in the New York office.
In this episode, Heller speaks to Matthew Ladika, CEO of The Children's Place at HomeSafe, David M. Layman, a shareholder in the firm’s West Palm Beach office and its Real Estate Practice, and Elliot H. Scherker, a shareholder in the firm’s Miami office and co-chair of its National Appellate Practice. They discuss HomeSafe’s origins and how it developed into an organization that helps young victims of abuse and domestic violence through prevention and intervention programs. Layman discusses his provision of pro bono transactional services to HomeSafe for over 20 years and the legal services he recently provided to help HomeSafe expand their reach in Palm Beach County. Scherker discusses his involvement defending legal challenges to HomeSafe’s expansion. All three share what brought them to Team HomeSafe and tell some their favorite experiences.
HomeSafe is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting victims of child abuse and domestic violence in Palm Beach County and South Florida. Their mission is to create safer, more productive lives for infants, children, young adults, and families using a results-driven approach. HomeSafe operates therapeutic group homes and preventative care systems for abused and abandoned children as well as continued housing for young men and women who age out of the foster care system and wish to continue their education.
Listen to previous episodes:
- “A Different Type of Trauma”: Legal Service for Women Veterans
- Obtaining Benefits for Veterans who are Survivors of Sexual Assault During Service: Part 1
- “You Can’t Put a Price on It”: An Unaccompanied Minor’s Path to Citizenship
- This is Always Who I’ve Been: The Importance of Pro Bono Name Changes in the Trans Community, Part 2
- More Than Just a Name: The Importance of Pro Bono Name Changes in the Trans Community, Part 1
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: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,300 attorneys in 40 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. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 4.0 Plus Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com