As a proud long-time supporter of the
Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and the
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA), Kelley/Uustal was the presenting sponsor of the annual fundraising event
For the Public Good, which was held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Pier
Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. Now in its 15th year, this event honors members of the community who have gone above and
beyond in their efforts to change lives and secure justice for the underserved
and underprivileged in Broward County. It is widely recognized throughout
Broward County as the premier pro-bono recognition event of the year.
This year, Kelley/Uustal made a donation to the Tracey McPharlin Pro Bono
Dependency Project. Ms. McPharlin, the sister of Kelley/Uustal partner
Todd McPharlin, was a Broward County children’s rights attorney who passed away
in 2010. The Pro Bono Dependency Project was founded in 2011 by Ms. McPharlin’s
former law partner, Mr. Howard Talenfeld, Esq.
“In a career lasting only 10 years, Ms. McPharlin did a lifetime
of work to improve the lives of thousands of foster children,” said
Mr. Talenfeld of Ms. McPharlin. “We do our best to carry on her
The goal of the Project is to recruit, train and support attorneys who
will carry on Tracey's work by representing at-risk children at all
proceedings affecting their safety, permanency, health and well-being.
Since 2011, over 100 attorneys have been trained in Broward County and
have volunteered their time as pro bono attorneys ad litem to represent
the interests of children in the foster care system.
“I am pleased that Kelley/Uustal has made this commitment to the
children of our community and is supporting Legal Aid and the Tracey McPharlin
Pro Bono Dependency Project,” says Mr. McPharlin. “By joining
together and doing what we can to protect our children we are able to
build stronger futures for them and in turn for all of us.”
The proceeds from this event benefit legal aid programs in Broward County,
allowing them to serve greater numbers of families and children in need.
These organizations provide invaluable services to groups, including:
- The homeless
- Victims of domestic violence
- Families losing their homes to foreclosure
- Abused children in foster care
- Seniors and veterans in need of benefits
- Children in need of special education
Click here to learn more about
Tracey K. McPharlin, Esq.