By J. Albert Diaz
Legal Services of Greater Miami has received a $1 million gift from commercial real estate broker Edie Laquer to endow the nonprofit organization’s first attorney chair focused on women and children’s rights.
The donation established the Edie Laquer Foundation women and children’s rights endowed attorney chair. Rebecca Schram of the legal services group has been named to the post. The gift will ensure “our most vulnerable neighbors — women and children — will always have an attorney dedicated to providing them with representation in our civil justice system,” the nonprofit said in a news release.
“We are so very grateful to Edie for being a trailblazer and establishing the first endowed attorney chair at Legal Services,” said Executive Director Marcia Cypen. “Her vision and philanthropic leadership will make a lasting impact on women and children in our community for generations to come.”
Legal Services of Greater Miami provides free civil legal representation for vulnerable members of the community in a range of issues including tenants’ rights, homeownership, and tax and consumer rights, among others.