International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to share that it has been honored with the Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.’s (LSGMI) Equal Justice Collaborative Partnership Award. The recognition highlights the Firm’s innovative pro bono collaboration in launching the Transactional Equal Justice Clinic alongside Legal Services of Greater Miami.
As a strong proponent for pro bono legal services, McDermott partner Michael Bruno founded and chairs the Transactional Equal Justice Clinic. The clinic provides free legal advice to nonprofits and low- to moderate-income small business owners, helping them to launch a business. Organizing pro bono clinics suited for attorneys specializing in tax, corporate law, estate planning and intellectual property, the clinic offers opportunities for transactional attorneys who desire additional pro bono options within the realm of their legal skillset.
“McDermott’s involvement in launching the Transactional Equal Justice Clinic has made a tremendous impact in our community that will touch the lives of families and their neighborhoods for decades to come,” said Jayme Cassidy, Chief Diversity Officer & Pro Bono Advocacy Director at LSGMI. “I would like to thank McDermott for being part of the Legal Services of Greater Miami family and for being a pebble that creates a dynamic ripple effect across our communities.”
The team members recognized by LSGMI include the following layers: Michael Bruno, Sarah Bro, Jennifer Mikulina, Michael Silva, Michael Hacker, Shawn Helms, Craig Rasile, Gregory Weigand, Arianne Plasencia, Alexander Clavero, Timothy Swearingen, Brian Long, Andrea Zazulia, Elle Hayes, Rodrigo Castello Branco and Samuel Goodman.
View the below video to learn more about McDermott’s relationship with LSGMI.
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