We are very honored to have both the firm and Bridget receive this recognition among so many outstanding award recipients who give their valuable time to help others in our community
West Palm Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) May 09, 2011
International law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. received the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society’s Firm Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service. The award recognizes the firm’s Palm Beach County offices for their Independent Living Review (ILR) Project. Through the project, Greenberg Traurig provides pro bono legal representation to children who are "aging out" of the foster care program and will soon be on their own.
In addition to the firm award, Bridget A. Berry, a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Practice in Palm Beach County received the Juvenile Justice Award from the organization. Berry has been an active member of the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Advocacy Project since 1993. She initiated the firm’s involvement in the ILR Project.
Susan Fleischner Kornspan, administrative shareholder for Greenberg Traurig’s Palm Beach County offices, accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the Legal Aid Society’s 23rd Annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening. The event, held on May 7th, recognized various law firms, attorneys and other professionals who provided exceptional pro bono services in 2010.
“We are very honored to have both the firm and Bridget receive this recognition among so many outstanding award recipients who give their valuable time to help others in our community,” said Howard Bregman, managing shareholder of the firm’s Palm Beach County offices. “The success of the Independent Living Review Project would not be possible without every team member’s contribution.”
Almost 20 Greenberg Traurig attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants in Palm Beach County represent and advocate for foster care youth clients in their transition into adulthood. Greenberg Traurig participants in the ILR Project in addition to Berry and Kornspan, include: Shareholders Shannon Bothwell, Rebecca G. DiStefano, Tracy L. Gerber, Jeffrey S. Kahn, and Alfred Malefatto; Of Counsel Jonathan C. Chane and Daniel B. Rosenthal; Associates Travis R. Chapin, Jason L. Margolin, and Jason H. Okleshen; Law Clerk Emily I. Cann and Paralegal Terri Lahner; and Administrative Assistants Bernadette R. Franco and Sharilyn L. Harris.
The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County was founded in 1949. At its inception, the organization employed one attorney whose purpose was to give free legal advice to the economically disadvantaged. Today, Legal Aid Society employs a staff of 85 and its services extend beyond the dispensing of free legal advice and includes the administering of diverse programs.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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