Bilzin Sumberg Honored With 2008 John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award

Press Release
April 18, 2008

Miami, Florida, April 18, 2008 The law firm of Bilzin Sumberg announces today that it won the John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award, which is presented to law firms that demonstrate a strong commitment to providing pro bono services to Lawyers for Children America ("LFCA").

Due to Bilzin Sumberg's continuous commitment to community service through various initiatives, including pro bono representation of children in the Greater Miami area as well as hosting training sessions for volunteers of LFCA, the firm has been selected for the second time since 1995, when LFCA was established in Miami.

"Bilzin Sumberg has been a longtime partner with Lawyers for Children America. We appreciate the firm's commitment by hosting advocacy trainings for new volunteers and the hundreds of hours of free legal services for children by their lawyers," said Christopher Norwood, Regional Director of Lawyers for Children America.

More than ten percent of our attorneys are involved with Lawyers for Children America, one of the numerous organizations the firm provides pro bono services to. These attorneys provide legal representation for children in the juvenile justice and family law courts, most of which are dependents of the state. In addition, attorneys represent the children's interests to ensure that they receive the needed services to encourage school attendance, graduation and job placement.

Bilzin Sumberg provides pro bono services to a facet of organizations in the South Florida community, including LFCA, Habitat for Humanity, Drug Free Youth America, and Goodwill Industries of South Florida.

About Bilzin Sumberg Cares
Bilzin Sumberg Cares provides the Bilzin Sumberg community with volunteer opportunities to work together to benefit charitable organizations in South Florida and beyond. A strong commitment to community has been the cornerstone of Bilzin Sumberg’s corporate philosophy. Since its inception in 2007, Bilzin Sumberg Cares has partnered with numerous nonprofit organizations including the United Way of Miami-Dade, Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Voices for Children Foundation, and Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America.

About Bilzin Sumberg 
Bilzin Sumberg is a commercial law firm based in Florida. The Firm’s core practices include Business Finance & Restructuring, Corporate, Environmental, International, Land Development & Government Relations, Litigation, Real Estate, and Tax. For more information, please visit bilzin.com.

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