13th Annual

Barrister’s
Bash

Join us on Thursday evening, May 4, 2023, at the Hilton Hotel in Naples for the 13th Annual Barrister’s Bash event.

BARRISTER’S BASH – LEGAL AID SERVICE OF COLLIER COUNTY’s ANNUAL GALA

The Barrister’s Bash event honors those who have made significant contributions to the success of our Legal Aid organization and its mission and to the cause of equal justice in our local community.  This Gala has become the signature annual social event for the local legal community and highlights the life changing free legal services Legal Aid provides to those in need and how our organization positively impacts the entire community.

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. To learn more check out our event FAQ section.

ALL NET PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE PROJECTS OPERATED BY LEGAL AID TO PROMOTE RELIEF AND RECOVERY FOR COLLIER COUNTY RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY HURRICANE IAN

Let your friends and followers know you are attending the ‘Bash’ on May 4th!

Sponsorship levels for the 2023 Barrister’s Bash are as follows – click to securely pay online:

To review each sponsor level benefit, click here.

Tickets include the following for all guests:

  • Cocktail hour: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 3-course dinner*
  • Complimentary wine at each table
  • Community Awards Ceremony*

*Dinner and Community Awards Ceremony: 7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Valet parking included.

Purchase your tickets securely here.

2023 Honorees:

Recognizing all the pro bono attorneys who have volunteered with Legal Aid and our Collier Lawyers Care Pro Bono Program to assist our local neighbors in need after Hurricane Ian.

Click here to download our full Sponsor Form.

Frequently Asked Questions

where do the proceeds go?

Proceeds will support the projects in Legal Aid serving clients with legal needs related to Hurricane Ian to promote relief and recovery.

what does legal aid service of collier county do for the community?

 

Legal Aid Service of Collier County provides free civil legal services to more than 2,300 clients and residents of Collier County annually on vital civil legal matters. Legal Aid does not do any work involving criminal law. Legal Aid levels the playing field for those with a serious legal issues who cannot afford an attorney. In many cases, the opposing party is represented by an attorney, including abusive spouses, lenders, landlords, government agencies, schools and corporations. Legal Aid protects the rights, safety and economic security of abused children, victims of domestic violence, families facing eviction or foreclosure, struggling working families in debt, Veterans, seniors and the disabled, low income taxpayers who need help dealing with the IRS, children with special educational needs, and members of other vulnerable populations.

who should attend this event? is it only for lawyers?

 

All members of the public are cordially invited to attend. We welcome the support of all who believe in our work and mission, attorneys and non-attorneys alike. Typically, more than 1/3 of all attendees of the Barrister’s Bash are not attorneys.

what is the format of the event?

 

The Barrister’s Bash begins with cocktail hour, followed by a three course meal, which includes a complimentary wine at each table (2 bottles per table). The event includes a community awards ceremony during dinner, a celebration of highlights over the last year, and a live appeal. The community awards are presented to those individuals or firms who have performed outstanding pro bono service through Legal Aid and/or have made significant contributions to the success of our mission to serve those in need. The dress code for the event is Business Formal.

 

i am interested in sponsoring the event. what are the details and who do i contact?

 

Sponsorship levels for the 2023 Barrister’s Bash are as follows:

Title Sponsor ($5,000): Includes 2 full table at the event (20 tickets) with company name and  logo on table (8” x 10” display); Choice of table location; Full page ad on back cover of written event program and logo on the front cover; Full size banner or display in the ballroom at the event; Remarks from the podium as Title Sponsor;Invitation to an exclusive pre-event VIP reception; Complimentary drink tickets for all guests at the title sponsor’s table; Top listing on event sponsor board; Recognition in all pre-event promotional materials and on Legal Aid’s website and social media sites; Exclusive online advertising co-branding opportunities utilizing Legal Aid’s Google AdWords grant; Recognition as Title Sponsor will remain on Legal Aid’s main website and event page throughout 2023.

Visionary Level ($3,500): Includes 1 full table at the event (10 tickets) with company name and  logo on table (8” x 10” display); Table location priority; Full page ad on inside back cover of written event program; Invitation to an exclusive pre-event VIP reception; Complimentary drink tickets for all guests at the title sponsor’s table; Listing on event sponsor board; Logo included in multimedia display at the event; Recognition in all pre-event promotional materials and on Legal Aid’s website and social media sites.

Ambassador Level ($2,500): Includes 1 full table at the event (10 tickets) with company name and  logo on table (8” x 10” display); Table location priority; Full page ad in written event program; Invitation to an exclusive pre-event VIP reception; Complimentary drink tickets for all guests at the title sponsor’s table; Listing on event sponsor board; Logo included in multimedia display at the event; Recognition in all pre-event promotional materials and on Legal Aid’s website and social media sites.

Leadership Level ($1,500): Includes 1 full table at the event (10 tickets) with company name and  logo on table (8” x 10” display); Full page ad in written event program; Invitation to an exclusive pre-event VIP reception; Logo included in multimedia display at the event; Listing on event sponsor board; Recognition in all pre-event promotional materials and on Legal Aid’s website and social media sites;

Partner Level ($1,000): Includes Six (6) tickets to the event; Half (1/2) page ad in written event program; Invitation to an exclusive pre-event VIP reception; Listing on event sponsor board; Logo included in multimedia display at the event; Recognition in all pre-event promotional materials and on Legal Aid’s website and social media sites;

Advocate Level ($500): Includes Two (2) tickets to the event; Logo included in written event program; Invitation to an exclusive pre-event VIP reception; Listing on event sponsor board; Logo included in multimedia display at the event; Recognition in all pre-event promotional materials and on Legal Aid’s website and social media sites;

For more information call (239) 298-8138 or email us.

for those who cannot attend the event, are there other ways to support legal aid?

are there volunteer opportunities available pertaining to the event?

Yes! Legal Aid is looking for volunteers willing to join the 2023 Barrister’s Bash Steering Committee or provide other efforts directed toward the event. We need volunteers to assist with securing silent auction items, assisting with day of event logistics, packaging and creating displays for silent auction items, contacting prospective sponsors, decorating and setting up the ballroom and cocktail hour reception room, promoting the event through social media, and much more. For more information call (239) 298-8138 or email us.

how can i learn more about legal aid?

Our Mission Statement and Vision and Values statements are contained on our website, as is an overview about the work we perform. We would love to give you a tour of our Legal Aid facility, and meet with you in person. For more information about our program for those interested in making a gift, serving on a Board or Committee, or becoming a formal Ambassador for Legal Aid call (239) 298-8130 or email us.