What a year 2016 has been for the Broward County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section! Through the strong support and volunteerism of our members, we’ve been able to help more people throughout our community. Our 2016 Boot Camp helped young lawyers develop skills they will have forever. Our 1st Annual Charity Poker Tournament helped raise almost $12,000 for local charities. We were able to staff the Legal Aid Hotline again for March and helped support Legal Aid’s summer fellow. We helped foster children through Holiday in February and National Adoption Day, where 41 children found their forever homes.
Our Judicial Reception had almost 250 guests to honor Broward’s Judiciary. We had our 29th Annual Charity Golf Tournament for 4Kids of South Florida, and most successful event ever, where we raised $38,000 to help develop more than 10 foster families that will help 100s of foster children in the years to come. We collected 300 toys to distribute to local charities so kids in need can have the holiday they deserve. I am so proud of the hard work our members, sponsors and Board have done throughout 2016 and I hope they are prepared to make 2017 an even better year!