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Legal Services of Greater Miami receives $50,000 gift

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'This gift honors my father’s dedication to the pursuit of justice because he believed fairness matters and everyone, regardless of their financial stature, should have the opportunity to have legal representation'

Paul L.E. Helliwell

Paul L.E. Helliwell

The Helliwell Family Foundation continues to lead by example with the $50,000 multi-year pledge over five years in its continued commitment to support Legal Services of Greater Miami.

The gift is intended to fund The Helliwell Legal Fellowship in honor of Paul L.E. Helliwell, an attorney who committed his career to his country and understood the importance of service.

“This gift honors my father’s dedication to the pursuit of justice because he believed fairness matters and everyone, regardless of their financial stature, should have the opportunity to have legal representation,” said Anne Helliwell, director of The Helliwell Family Foundation.  “Additionally, it provides a wonderful opportunity for law students to engage in interesting and rewarding work.”

The fellowship will help fulfill Legal Services of Greater Miami’s mission of equal justice for all by funding law students to assist its attorneys advocate for the most vulnerable members of the community.

“We are deeply grateful to Anne and The Helliwell Family Foundation for this extraordinary gift,” said Monica Vigues-Pitan, Legal Services of Greater Miami’s executive director.  “As we celebrate 55 years of service, it is this ongoing support that ensures we expand our advocacy and continue to advance equal justice by providing low-income families facing health, housing, or financial struggles with high-quality legal representation.”

For information on the fellowship program, contact [email protected].

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