The Palm Beach County Offices of Greenberg Traurig provide pro bono legal representation to children and young adults who are "aging out" of the foster care program in Palm Beach County, Florida and will soon be on their own. Greenberg Traurig's Independent Living Review (ILR) Project is an extraordinary collaboration between the firm, the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County and former Greenberg Traurig Equal Justice Works fellows. GT helps 16-to-20 year old foster care youths navigate the road to legal and financial independence, and secure opportunities that will lead to productive, successful futures. Almost 20 GT attorneys and paralegals in Palm Beach County advocate on behalf of ILR clients to support them in their transition into adulthood and place them on a path to success.
For more information on Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Project, please call Kimberly Rommel-Enright, Supervising Attorney, at (561) 655-8944 Ext. 265.
|Greenberg Traurig shareholder Bridget Berry provides insight into the Independent Living Review Project (ILR) and discusses how Greenberg Traurig's culture, commitment to community and network intersect to benefit the firm's ILR clients, and, in turn, Greenberg Traurig's professionals. To view video, click here.|
|Greenberg Traurig former fellow Shahar Pasch discusses her fellowship with the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, how the Juvenile Advocacy Project was born, and provides insight on how the collaboration between the project and Greenberg Traurig helps foster children and young adults make a seamless transition into adulthood. To view video, click here.|
|Howard Bregman, Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Palm Beach County offices details the successes that the offices have had in their pro bono efforts, most notably with the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society. To view video, click here.|
|Greenberg Traurig Litigation Associate Jason Okleshen shares what inspired him to get involved in pro bono, and discusses his first pro bono case and how he was able to free his client from prison and arrange his timely placement back into a foster care facility. To view video, click here.|
|Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Shareholder Shannon Bothwell discusses her involvement in the Independent Living Review project and details the steps she took to ensure that her client received everything she was entitled to before "aging out" of foster care. Shannon also discusses other pro bono projects that Greenberg Traurig's Palm Beach County offices are undertaking, including a renovation project on a group foster care home. To view video, click here.|
To read more about how Greenberg Traurig attorneys help Palm Beach County teens, click here.