Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 22, 2014) — Broward Lawyers Care, the pro bono project of Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA), has selected Holland & Knight to receive their 2014 Law Firm of the Year award. The Law Firm of the Year award honors firms that have used their resources to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of the community.
During the past few years, Holland & Knight has been at the forefront of two different pro bono projects in Broward County. The firm’s Mickey Rooney Elder Financial Abuse Pro Bono Project team, led by associate Joshua Levenson, works in conjunction with the CCLA Senior Law Unit to protect senior citizens from becoming victims of financial abuse and to help them reclaim money they have lost.
Holland & Knight, through the efforts of partner Stephen Moss and associate Amber Goethel, also has been integral to the launch and implementation of the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Legal Project. Working closely with the LAS Mission United Legal Team, they have led the way for volunteer attorneys to assist veterans in our community with civil legal issues. More than 700 veterans have been served since the project launched in January 2013.
“Holland & Knight is proud of its longtime partnerships with Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and is honored to be chosen as Law Firm of the Year,” said Anthony Alfonso, Public & Charitable Service chair of Holland & Knight’s Fort Lauderdale office. “Our lawyers share a strong sense of community purpose and our recent projects to help local veterans and protect the elderly are just some of the ways we try to give back. Legal Aid and Coast to Coast have been essential to our efforts and we look forward to many more successes together.”
The award will be presented at the 13th Annual For the Public Good gala, held on October 17, 2014 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. For the Public Good is an annual fundraiser for Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. Proceeds benefit families and individuals in gaining access to equal justice.
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