Miami, FL - Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP announced that the firm was honored as a recipient of Lawyers for Children America's (LFCA) John Edward Smith Outstanding Law Firm Award. Bilzin Sumberg was recognized for its exceptional pro bono service in providing high-quality legal assistance to abused, abandoned and neglected children at LFCA's recent 15th Anniversary Advocacy Awards Luncheon.
In addition, Litigation attorney Jeremy C. Sahn received a John Edward Smith Outstanding Attorney Award for his ongoing dedication to protecting the legal rights of dependent children. Over the past seven years, Mr. Sahn has served as a volunteer attorney ad litem for a number of LFCA child clients. Currently, he is representing two young brothers who were removed from their mother for physical abuse, and advocating to ensure the boys receive all needed services.
"LFCA and Bilzin Sumberg were both established in Miami 15 years ago, and Bilzin Sumberg has been with LFCA every step of the way," said Carolyn Salisbury, Director of LFCA Florida. "I know that Bilzin Sumberg's motto is: 'Be judged by the company you keep.' LFCA is proud to be in the company of Bilzin Sumberg for the firm's extraordinary pro bono service to our child clients and the firm's commitment to the highest ethical standards of our legal profession."
Bilzin Sumberg previously received the Volunteer Firm of the Decade Award as the firm with the highest number of LFCA volunteers over a ten-year period. Through the firm's community giving program, Bilzin Sumberg Cares, many Bilzin Sumberg attorneys provide pro bono legal assistance to LFCA child clients. Partner Adam F. Haimo is a member of the LFCA National Board of Directors.
LFCA is a non-profit child advocacy organization that provides pro bono legal representation to children who are victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect. LFCA recruits, trains and supports volunteer lawyers who serve as attorneys for dependent children and protect their legal rights.
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