Back Row: Mariano Garcia, Michelle Suskauer, Avery Chapman, Miriam Acosta-Castriz,
Alan Burger, Jeffrey Liggio, Karen Benrubi, Jerry Beer, Margaret Bichler, Mitchell Kitroser,
Alison Brown, William Cavanaugh, Bob Bertisch
Front Row: Jack Scarola, Matthew Thibaut, Amy Devore, Katie Beer,
Linda Spector, Jason Lazarus
Magical Pro Bono Celebration
On Saturday evening, May 9, 2015, over 750 members of the legal community together with friends and supporters of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County gathered at the Palm Beach County Convention Center to honor 9 attorneys, 1 law firm and a community volunteer at the 27th Annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening. The 11 award recipients were recognized for their extraordinary pro bono contributions in 2015. The theme of this year’s gala was “Cirque.” Three artists entertained the capacity crowd with both aerial performances and a ground act that mixed Brazilian capoeira and hand balancing.
The attorneys honored at this year’s celebration included:
Margaret Bichler-Appellate Law Award
Alan Burger-Real Property Law Award
William Cavanaugh-Immigration Law Award
Avery Chapman-Elder Law Award
Mitchell Kitroser-Guardianship/Probate Law Award
Jason Lazarus-Civil Litigation Award
Jack Scarola-Community Service Award
Linda Spector-Juvenile Law Award
Matthew Thibaut-Employment Law Award
The Firm Award was presented to Holland & Knight. The annual Suzanne Foley “Serving Justice”
Award given in memory of Legal Aid’s Associate Director of Development was presented to Amy Cohen Devore.
Emcees for the evening were Michelle Suskauer and Mariano Garcia.
To view photos from this year’s Pro Bono Night, click here.Photos by Tracey Benson Photography