(J. Albert Diaz)
Holland & Knight is being recognized by Broward Lawyers Care, the pro bono arm of Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida.
The law firm will be given the 2014 Law Firm of the Year award for its work on two pro bono projects in Broward County.
The firm’s Mickey Rooney Elder Financial Abuse Pro Bono Project team, led by Fort Lauderdale associate Joshua Levenson, works in conjunction with the Coast to Coast senior law unit to protect seniors from becoming victims of financial abuse and help them reclaim lost money. The firm’s Los Angeles office represented the late actor in his efforts to reclaim money from family members and obtain a temporary restraining order.
Fort Lauderdale partner Stephen Moss and associate Amber Goethel also were instrumental in the launch and implementation of the Mission United Veterans Pro Bono Legal Project. Working closely with Legal Aid, the lawyers have led the way for volunteer attorneys to assist veterans with civil legal issues.
The award will be presented at the 13th annual For the Public Good gala Oct. 17 at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.
Holland & Knight has more than 1,000 lawyers in 18 offices in the U.S., Abu Dhabi, Bogota and Mexico City.