Raising the bar: Florida’s legal community service day

Published: February 22nd, 2010

Category: Events, Students

On Feb. 27, local lawyers, law students, and law firms, together with their employees, families and friends will volunteer to clean up the Midtown area during the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (LSD) “Raising the Bar” community service event. Throughout Florida, these individuals will give back to their communities through service. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center parking lot at 1 p.m., and walk to the Midtown area shortly after.

For the community service event, the University of Florida chapter of the Law Student Division has formed a partnership with Keep Alachua County Beautiful to help clean up Gainesville. Keep Alachua County Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, and seeks to prevent litter, clean the litter that has already accumulated, and educate the community to better deal with waste. The Midtown area of Gainesville is a highly visible area of town, as well as highly trafficked. Not only will this area benefit greatly from the efforts of these volunteers, but the results will be noticeable to a large part of the Gainesville community.

Law students and the local legal community have shown time and again that they care about the people of Alachua County, and will now have the opportunity to demonstrate how much they care about the county’s aesthetics.

The event will engage law students in their local communities and instill a community service ethic in Florida’s future lawyers, and strengthen citizens’ faith in the pursuits of lawyers within their communities.

This event is sponsored by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Law Student Division, Lexis Nexis, and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Young Lawyers Division in partner with the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

For more information on the event or to register as a volunteer, please contact Troy Hillier at troyhillier@ufl.edu or 727-967-0104.