Evan Rosen Challenges Fellow Attorneys to
Give Back on #GivingTuesday
November 29, 2016
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
As lawyers, with our unique skill and knowledge, we can serve others in a profound way. Evan Rosen, of the Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen, P.A., understands this and makes service to others the focus of his law practice. In 2015 alone, he spent over 100 hours serving clients who could not afford a lawyer. Over the past few years, the total expended in that regard is just under 500 hours. But he is not stopping there. Rosen has recently donated a substantial sum of money to help fund critical legal aid programs. He also provides free admission to legal aid lawyers who want to attend his NITA-style, foreclosure defense trial workshops.
Why does Evan do it? Mostly, because it feels great. Anyone can talk about the injustices in our society and the issues our country faces, but taking action to help others in need fixes problems and in the process, fills all involved with hope. There are few more satisfying experiences than using your years of hard work, training and experience to serve others in their pursuit of happiness!
Now, more than ever, legal aid programs are being stretched beyond capacity. Even with tremendous budgetary constraints, Broward legal aid programs are providing free civil legal assistance to more than 10,000 people annually. This includes the homeless, the elderly, veterans, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and children in foster care or in need of special education. More than 120 local non-profit organizations refer people in need to Broward legal aid. As valiant as the effort to maximize service and cut costs has been, the demand for those in need of legal representation is not being met. We need your help!
The solution is simple. There are more than 10,000 attorneys in Broward County. Currently, there is only 1 legal aid attorney for every 5,000 people living in poverty. If even a fraction of Broward’s lawyers would follow the lead that Evan Rosen and so many others have set, justice for all would be more than just a lofty ideal. It would be reality.
The average #GivingTuesday donation across charities nationwide last year was $140. While no gift is too small, Evan Rosen is calling on members of the Broward legal community to get a jump on the competition and “raise the bar” by encouraging a minimum donation of $150 to legal aid programs in Broward this #GivingTuesday.
Make the gift that will transform your life, as well as the lives of so many others.
Join the movement. Be inspired. Raise the Bar.
Make a contribution today