Attorney Sarah Kay Recognized for 2017 Pro Bono Service

Attorney Sarah E. Kay was recently recognized by the Florida Supreme Court for her pro bono legal services in 2017.  Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Labarga wrote Sarah on behalf of the Court saying “We thank you for giving freely and unselfishly of your time and legal talent to represent the poor, the powerless, the defenseless, and the oppressed among us.  Your work helps to fulfill the promise of equal justice to all.”  Click on the link below to read the letter to Sarah from Justice Labarga.  Congratulations, Sarah!

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App Available to Assist pro se litigants in Florida Family Law Cases

Navigating Florida’s court system without the guidance of a qualified Florida Family Law Attorney can be daunting.  The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice has created a Florida Courts Help App for pro se litigants which, among other things, allows users to complete Florida Supreme Court-approved family law forms, provides links and contact information to help centers for pro se litigants throughout Florida, and has user-friendly instructions on family law procedures in Florida courts.  The App is available at the Apple Store, Google Play, and Amazon App store.  Click on the link below to read an article from The Florida Bar News about the App.  The attorneys of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta pride themselves on providing superior, personal service to assist their clients in helping them reach their goals by providing high quality legal services.

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Attorney Sarah E. Kay recognized for her Pro Bono Work

At the 13th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Awards Ceremony on April 20, 2017, Attorney Sarah E. Kay was recognized with other attorneys who donated 100+ hours of pro bono legal service in 2016.   As part of the recognition, Sarah was presented with a gold lapel pin as well as a letter from the Supreme Court of Florida which thanked her for “giving freely and unselfishly of [her] time and legal talent to represent the poor, the powerless, the defenseless, and the oppressed among us.”  In the letter, Justice Labarga commented “Your work helps to fulfill the promise of equal justice for all.” Click on the link below to read the letter.  Congratulations, Sarah!

Read the Letter

Pro Bono and Reduced-Fee Legal Resources and Opportunities

Financial circumstances can limit an individual’s ability to secure private legal assistance.  Numerous pro bono (free) or reduced-fee legal organizations and opportunities exist throughout the Tampa Bay Area to help members of the local community with various legal issues.  Click here for a list.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is proud to support and promote programs and projects that assist to the poor and disadvantaged of Tampa Bay.

 

Announcement – HCBA 5k River Run Promotion

On January 16, 2014, Attorney Sarah E. Kay dressed as a pig to promote the 2014 HCBA 5k Pro Bono River Run taking place on March 22, 2014.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is proud to sponsor the Hillsborough County Bar Association and its efforts to enhance the local community. Click on Picture 1, Picture 2, and Picture 3 to see pictures of Sarah as the 5k pig.  Click here to read more about the race and for on-line registration.

Save the Date – HCBA 6th Annual 5k Pro Bono River Run on March 22, 2014

Hillsborough County Bar Association is gearing up for its 6th Annual 5k Pro Bono River Run on March 22, 2014.  This is a family-friendly event benefiting Bay Area Legal Services and encouraging attorney pledges of pro bono legal services.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is proud to sponsor the Hillsborough County Bar Association and its efforts to enhance the local community. 

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Announcement – MBC at Metropolitan Ministries

During the afternoon of November 21, 2013, Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA volunteered at a Metropolitan Ministries holiday tent to help struggling and homeless families during the holidays.  Click on the following links to see pictures:  Picture 1 & Picture 2.

Announcement – 2013 Breast Cancer Walk

On October 19, 2013, Attorney Sarah Kay and Advanced Certified Paralegal Carol Dunlap participated in the 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Tampa as members of the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers team.  Click here to see a picture of the team.  Click here to see a picture of the MB&C shirt.

Announcement – Sarah E. Kay Recognized at 13th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Service Awards

On April 25, 2013, Attorney Sarah E. Kay was presented with a lapel pin at the Sixth Annual 13th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Service Awards Ceremony in recognition of her exceptional pro bono service in 2012.  Congratulations, Sarah!

Announcement – Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA volunteers at Metropolitan Ministries’ big tent

On November 16, 2012, members of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA volunteered at the Metropolitan Ministries’ big tent, a center for processing holiday donations.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA believes that success as attorneys includes, among other things, public service.

Mothers’ Day Luncheon and Fashion Show

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA is pleased to be a Red Rose Patron Sponsor for the Mothers’ Day Luncheon and Fashion Show on May 12, 2012 to benefit Brighter Tomorrows. Brighter Tomorrows is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote awareness of domestic violence, sponsor educational programs, support organizations directly addressing victims’ needs, and work to eliminate conditions fostering the continued existence of domestic violence.

Spreading Holiday Cheer at the Alpha House

On December 2, 2011, Office Manager Mimi Young and Paralegals Carol Dunlap, Kathy Mull, and Michele Tawzer spread some holiday cheer to Alpha House of Tampa by delivering two Christmas trees and other decorations donated by the attorneys and staff of Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA.  Alpha House is an organization that serves to empower pregnant and parenting women in crisis.

Alpha House of Tampa

2011 Cup of Hope Tea Party

On November 5, 2011, Office Administrator Mimi S. Young, as Secretary of the Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, volunteered at the 2011 Cup of Hope Tea Party to benefit Bay Area Legal Services and victims of domestic violence.  Bay Area Legal Services is a nonprofit, public interest law firm that provides civil legal assistance to low-income residents in the Tampa Bay region.

Cup of Hope Brochure

Association of Legal Administrators

Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers Food Drive

On November 9, 2011, Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA will be participating in the Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers food drive to benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA believes that excellence as attorneys is achieved through not only one’s education and legal experience but also through one’s positive contributions to the community.

Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers

Feeding America Tampa Bay