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Shutts & Bowen takes the lead for Project H.E.L.P.

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Shutts & Bowen takes the lead for Project H.E.L.P.

Shutts & Bowen began its new role as the Tampa program coordinator for Project H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) June 1.

Project H.E.L.P. offers free legal clinics staffed by local attorneys every Tuesday night, from 6-7:30 p.m., at Metropolitan Ministries on N. Florida Ave. in Tampa. Firms, bar sections, or inns of court often commit to staffing a full month. So far this year, Project H.E.L.P. clinics have been staffed by attorneys from the Reece Smith Inn of Court, Burr Forman, Shutts & Bowen, the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Hillsborough Bar, and Hill Ward Henderson. Each clinic requires four or five attorneys, and two or three non-attorneys (such as paralegals, assistants, or law students).

“Our firm has recently adopted a full month of Project H.E.L.P. clinics, and it has been a very rewarding experience for everyone involved,” said Ella Shenhav, a member of the business litigation practice group and the pro bono committee at Shutts & Bowen. “Sometimes that little bit of help can get a homeless individual or family back on the road to self-sufficiency.”

For more information about Project H.E.L.P. contact Shenhav at [email protected].

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