Shook will soon be assisting Florida military members with pro bono legal services. Shook has joined other prominent law firms in Florida committed to providing pro bono services through the Governor’s Initiative on Lawyers Assisting Warriors (GI LAW). The program pairs some of Florida’s leading law firms with active duty service members in need of free legal counsel.
“Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently launched the initiative to provide active duty service members pro bono services from Florida’s largest law firms. It aligns directly with Shook’s commitment to pro bono services. We are excited to join the GI LAW program and donate our time and resources to Florida’s service members,” stated Shook Miami Partner Alex Bach Lagos, who is already active in pro bono causes in addition to her product liability practice.
Matt Bernstein, who served six years on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps prior to joining Shook and is currently a Major in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate Generals Corps, has also committed his involvement to the program. As the need grows, Miami will also utilize the services of Shook’s Tampa office.
Governor DeSantis announced the GI LAW program at the Eglin Air Force Base earlier this year. The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Florida National Guard will spearhead the initiative with the volunteer attorneys.
“Those who serve our nation are deserving of our support and should have ready access to free legal services when necessary. It is an honor to dedicate our firm’s depth of knowledge to our men and women in uniform,” stated Bach Lagos.