Back Row: Jeff Devore, Amy Devore, Steven Brannock, Philip Burlington, Pamela Balaguera, Frank Pilotte, Garry Glickman, Julia Wyda, Anne Hinds, Heather Lazarus, Lou Reidenberg
Front Row: Gary Lesser, Jennifer Lesser, Bob Bertisch, Katie Beer, Jerry Beer
Pro Bono is Forever
On Saturday evening, May 10, 2014, the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County honored seven attorneys, one law firm, a psychiatrist and the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association for their outstanding pro bono contributions in 2013. Over 700 members of the legal community, together with friends and supporters of Legal Aid, gathered at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to celebrate the 26th Annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening. The theme of this year’s event was "Shaken, Not Stirred...A Bond Affair" and featured 50 years of Bond movie theme’s sung by the Second Stage Players under the direction of Kimberly Rommel-Enright accompanied by pianist/attorney Carl Spagnuolo. Numerous guests participated by dressing as Bond himself, Bond girls or Bond villains. All proceeds from the annual gala are used to support Legal Aid's 17 projects and to ensure equal access to our judicial system to all residents of Palm Beach County.
The attorneys honored at this year’s celebration included:
Pamela Balaguera - Family Law Award
Steven Brannock - Real Property Law Award
Garry M. Glickman - Elder Law Award
Anne Hinds - Juvenile Law Award
Frank T. Pilotte - Non Profit Law Award
Lou Reidenberg - Emeritus Award
Lloyd Schwed - Civil Litigation Award
The Firm Award was presented to Burlington & Rockenbach, P.A. The Voluntary Bar Association Award recipient was the Young Lawyer’s Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. The Special Services Award was given to Dr. Karen Severson. The Annual Suzanne Foley "Serving Justice" Award, given in memory of Legal Aid’s Director of Development, was presented to Heather Lazarus.
Emcees for the evening were Michelle Suskauer and Mariano Garcia.
Photos by Tracey Benson
To view the 2014 Pro Bono Awards Video by Legal Graphic Works, click here.