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Fort Lauderdale Foster Child Lawyer: Broward Legal Aid ‘Bridge to Justice’ Breakfast Raises $54,000


Attorney Howard Talenfeld with author Dave Pelzer

This month’s seventh annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast, hosted by the Executive Council of Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) raised more than $54,000 to help members of the community who need access to justice.

Dave Pelzer, a New York Times best-selling author, keynote speaker, and survivor of severe child abuse, spoke to 160 attendees about the challenges he once faced – and his decision to survive. His appearance was sponsored by children’s advocacy law firm Talenfeld Law, a children’s advocacy law firm in Broward County.

Attorney Howard Talenfeld and Troy Sorel

Pelzer’s message to attendees: take care of yourselves, smile, and enjoy life, because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

Attendance at the event, who included representatives and executives from Broward businesses and organizations, learned how the two legal aid organizations cooperate and collaborate to deliver pro bono programs and services to those in need of legal help. Adele I. Stone, Esq., co-managing shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC, Fort Lauderdale, and founder of the Executive Council and the Bridge to Justice Breakfast fundraiser, was the event’s master of ceremonies.

Aside from Talenfeld Law and Goya Foods, sponsors included Florida Power & Light, US Legal Support, Valley National Bank, Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, PC, C3 Communications, CopyScan Technologies, Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.; GrayRobinson, P.A.; Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm; JM Family Enterprises, Inc.; Kim Vaughan Lerner; Miles A. McGrane, III and Salmon & Dulberg; Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman.

For more information on how you can get involved with Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida contact Dorian T. Lange, Director of Development at dlange@legalaid.org or 954-736-2429.

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