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Legal Services of Greater Miami elects new officers

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Monica Vigues-Pitan, Manuel Dobrinsky, Porpoise Evans

Legal Services of Greater Miami Executive Director Monica Vigues-Pitan with outgoing board President Manuel Dobrinsky as he passes the gavel to D. Porpoise Evans.

Legal Services of Greater Miami recently announced the election of new board of director officers, including President D. Porpoise Evans.

Evans succeeds Manuel Dobrinsky and joined the board more than 10 years ago.

“I’m honored to serve as board president and to continue to support its mission of pursuing equal access to justice for all residents of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties,” said Evans, a partner at Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman.

Joining Evans as officers are Karen Lapekas, Lapekas Law, who will serve as first vice president; Izegbe Onyango, representing Catalyst Miami, who will serve as second vice president; Stephen Rosenthal, Podhurst Orseck, who will serve as treasurer; and Arya Attari Li, Ver Ploeg & Marino, who will serve as secretary. Collectively, these board officers have served in Legal Services’ leadership roles for decades.

“Legal Services has always had the benefit of exceptional leadership at the board level, and this slate of officers is no exception,” said Executive Director Monica Vigues-Pitan. “I look forward to working alongside them to further the mission of providing access to justice for all and to continue making a profound impact on the low-income community.”

The new board officers and members were officially installed on September 20 by U.S. District Court Judge Jacqueline Becerra.

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