YLD AOC grant 2014Bradenton, FL (March 11, 2014) – Blalock Walters’ litigation associate Amanda C. Smith, Esq. submitted a grant benefitting “Project Light” on behalf of the Manatee Young Lawyers Division (Manatee YLD) for presentation to the Florida Young Lawyers Affiliate Outreach Conference in Tampa, Florida. The Florida Young Lawyers voted to fund the project in full.  The money will be used in a service project benefitting Project Light, a Bradenton literacy center for migrant workers.

Manatee YLD is planning to present $1,500.00 for Project Light to purchase new textbooks for use in teaching English to migrant workers. They will also be distributing food, clothing, and diapers at Project Light’s sister charity, Stillpoint House of Prayer, a Bradenton food pantry. Additionally, Gulfcoast Legal Services has agreed to partner with Manatee YLD’s “Lawyers for Literacy” project by providing pro bono immigration services to the migrant workers helped at Project Light and Stillpoint.

Blalock Walters, P.A. is a multi-practice, regional law firm built on a foundation of integrity and hard work. As one of the largest law firms in Manatee and Sarasota Counties with 22 attorneys, it serves a wide range of clients in diverse industries. Throughout its more than 90-year history, the firm has been a trusted advisor in resolving the legal issues of individuals, leading businesses and other institutions throughout Southwest Florida and beyond.   Please visit www.blalockwalters.com.

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