Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida hosted their 2019 Bridge to Justice Breakfast fundraiser – Protecting the Ideals of Liberty and Justice for All with Nadine Strossen. The annual breakfast serves to increase awareness and raise critical funds for Legal Aid programs in Broward County.
Author of the acclaimed 2018 book HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship, Strossen is a professor at New York Law School, immediate past President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and a leading expert on constitutional law and civil liberties. As the youngest and first female president of the ACLU, for nearly two decades she was on the frontlines in defending American ideals of equality and freedom. She continues to confront challenges to these ideals through ongoing leadership positions in the ACLU and other human rights organizations.
Twice named one of “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal, Nadine has a knack for making complex issues stimulating and accessible, offering useful strategies to promote our national aspiration of “liberty and justice for all.”
The breakfast took place at the Renaissance Hotel in Fort Lauderdale on June 7. The 100+ guests enjoyed a morning networking and coffee reception at 7:15 a.m. followed by a seated breakfast and presentation by Strossen at 8 a.m.
Both organizations work cooperatively with more than 120 area non-profits to protect and defend the legal rights of more than 20,000 children, seniors, veterans, homeless persons, domestic violence victims, unaccompanied immigrant minors, and persons living with HIV/AIDS each year.
Sponsors include: Akerman LLP; Birnbaum Lippman & Gregoire LLC; Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC, Boardroom PR; Broward County Bar Association; Daily Business Review, Fiske and Company; Florida Power & Light; Goya Foods; Gunster; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law; Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP; Jacquelyn & Bruce Rogow; Setnor Byer; Shutts & Bowen LLP; Talenfeld Law; Valley National Bank; and Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.
Annual sponsors support Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida throughout the year. The 2019 annual sponsors include Birnbaum, Lippman & Gregoire, PLLC; Broward County Bar Association; Florida Power & Light; Gunster; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Kelley Kronenberg, Attorneys at Law; Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP; Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow; Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk, Shutts & Bowen LLP; Valley National Bank; Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, PL. For more information about the work of Coast of Coast Legal Aid of South Florida or Legal Aid Service of Broward County visit www.legalaid.org.