2017 Pro Bono Celebration
Passing of the Gavel and Pro Bono Reception Sponsored by TOTALBANK
More than 100 members of the legal, civic and business community joined Legal Services of Greater Miami (Legal Services) Thursday evening, October 26th as outgoing Board President Jeffrey Crockett (Coffey Burlington) passed the gavel to incoming Board President Jordi Guso (Berger Singerman) at a reception sponsored by TOTALBANK. Congratulations to our new Board Officers and Board members who were installed by Judge Monica Gordo, and to Special Award Recipients Julie Azuaje, Executive Director Search Committee Chair, and Kevin Jacobs, President of the Legal Services Foundation.
“We are privileged to have exceptional representation from the legal community and from the community of those we serve,” said Executive Director Monica Vigues-Pitan. “We look forward to working together with our entire board as we continue to build the cornerstone of fairness in our community.”
The reception also celebrated National Pro Bono Week as Legal Services honored the many Pro Bono Attorneys and Law Firms who volunteered their time to provide legal assistance to members of the low income community. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PRO BONO HONOR ROLL “Legal Services staff alone cannot meet the demand for representation of vulnerable individuals and families facing critical legal problems,” said Director of Operations Vivian Chavez. “We are grateful to the many attorneys and law firms who have worked with us during the past year to bring equal justice to those in need.”
Please contact VChavez@legalservicesmiami.org for more information about volunteering to do pro bono with Legal Services. Volunteers are especially needed to help Hurricane Irma Disaster victims.