Join us on Thursday evening, May 4, 2023, at the Hilton Hotel in Naples for the 13th Annual Barrister’s Bash event. The Barrister’s Bash event honors those who have made significant contributions to the success and mission of Legal Aid and to the cause of equal justice in our local community. This fundraiser event features cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, and a community awards ceremony. Tickets information coming soon. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available. To learn more check out our event FAQ section.
Legal Aid’s 2019 Award Winners:
Law Firm of the Year – Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A.
Attorney of the Year – Otto Immel, Esq.
Leadership Award – Tina Nash
Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award – Charles Hayes, Esq.
Volunteers of the Year – Frank Wyman
Champions of Justice Award – ART AID event contributing Artists of Naples
Legal Aid’s 2016-2017 Attorneys of The Month:
Attorney of the Month, September 2018 – William Pearson, Esq.
Attorney of the Month, October 2018 – Matthew Devisse, Esq.
Attorney of the Month, November 2018 – Anthony Cetrangelo, Esq.
- Children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned
- Victims of Domestic Violence
- Families facing eviction or foreclosure
- Veterans, Seniors and the Disabled
- At risk populations including Immigrant victims of crime or exploitation, human trafficking victims and asylum seekers whose lives are threatened
- Children with Special Educational Needs
- Struggling working families facing legal issues involving debt or tax obligations
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Barrister's Bash Event?
where do the proceeds go?
what does legal aid service of collier county do for the community?
who should attend this event? is it only for lawyers?
what is the format of the event?
i am interested in sponsoring the event. what are the details and who do i contact?
Sponsorship levels for the 2019 Barrister’s Bash are as follows:
Visionary Sponsorship ($3,500): 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; listing on event sponsor board; recognition in pre-event promotional materials and on Legal Aid’s website and social media sites; table location priority; and 10 free drinks tickets.
Ambassador Sponsorship ($2,500): 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; listing on event sponsor board; recognition in pre-event promotional materials and on Legal Aid’s website and social media sites; and table location priority.
Leadership Sponsorship ($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; listing on event sponsor board; recognition in pre-event promotional materials and on Legal Aid’s website and social media sites.
Partner Sponsorship ($1,000): Includes 4 tickets to the event, a ½ page ad in the written event program; listing on the event sponsor board; and recognition on Legal Aid’s website and social media sites.
Advocate Sponsorship ($500): Includes 2 tickets to the event, a listing on the event sponsor board; and recognition 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?
Yes! There are many ways to support Legal Aid if you are unable to attend the Barrister’s Bash, including:
- Make a donation
- Earmark a donation to assist particular categories of clients in need
- Like us on Facebook and post about the event and Legal Aid
- Follow us on Twitter and tweet about the event and Legal Aid
- Explore ways to volunteer through Legal Aid – You do not need to be an attorney!
- Join Legal Aid’s Circle of Justice
are there volunteer opportunities available pertaining to the event?
Yes! Legal Aid is looking for volunteers willing to join the 2019 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.
Learn why our prior honorees support Legal Aid and the importance of civil legal aid to secure fairness, equality and equal justice for all:
Rebecca Vaccariello 2017 Attorney of the Year
Bond, Schoeneck & King 2017 Law Firm of the Year
Jennifer Nackley 2017 Outstanding Leadership Award
MaryGrace Menner 2017 Volunteer of the Year
Colette Kellerhouse 2017 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
Sister Ines Gizzarelli 2016 Volunteer of the Year
Sharon Hanlon 2016 Outstanding Leadership Award
Greg Champeau 2016 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
Curtis Cassner 2016 Attorney of the Year
Law Offices of Donald P. Day 2016 Law Firm of the Year
Shelley Perry 2015 Outstanding Leadership Award
Robins Kaplan LLP 2015 Law Firm of the Year
Enita Kushi 2015 Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award
Blake Kirkpatrick 2015 Attorney of the Year
Mayor Bill Barnett 2015 Champion of Justice Award
Timothy Hains 2014 Attorney of the Year
Commissioner Penny Taylor 2014 Volunteer of the Year
J. Dudley Goodlette 2014 Champion of Justice Award
Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP 2014 Law Firm of the Year
Maggie McMorrow 2014 Hon. Janeice T. Martin Equal Justice Award